Solo teeter-tottering meets juggling – ultimate multitasking.
When I was a child I used to walk across my dad’s outstretched legs and say, “Dad, when I grow up, I want to be a balancer.”
Now that I’m sort of grown up I still want to become a balancer; although not the tightrope-walking kind. I want to be a balancer of everything in my life. I want to make time for everything. I want to give everything and everyone I love an equal piece of my attention, although I know it will just become more difficult as I get older.
Family, friends, boyfriend, travel, writing, reading, a full-time job (whenever that comes around) – can I juggle it all? Will I be able to get a handle on this balancing act?
Have you mastered it? Do you have any advice?
I like to be prepared.
I was with the bf’s family last night and I learnt a very valuable life lesson:
Life is too short to be prudish.
Life is too short to edit your thoughts, feelings, or the words that come out of your mouth. You should be able to say what you’re feeling. You should never feel like your voice or your opinion doesn’t matter.
My cousin told me yesterday that she loves me now that I talk – that I say things without making them PG first. That I say what’s on my mind no matter how vulgar or unladylike. She says it makes our conversations a lot more interesting, and funny! Hear that family, I AM funny! :p
Okay so stating your feelings without having a filter at all times may get you into trouble, may get you into some embarrassing moments, but those moments create memories. Memories that you can look back on and say, Hey at least I was honest. You may even feel a little lighter once you start speaking your mind, once you say a dirty word, or a racy comment. It’s so much easier to live happily when you decide to be yourself.
‘Say what you need to say.’
I found out via Twitter and Facebook that today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! When I was a kid my parents signed me up for this “Dr. Seuss Book Club”, where each month I would receive a copy of a book by Dr. Seuss! I was absolutely obsessed with them! I loved going to the mailbox knowing that a new, crisp book was waiting for me to turn its pages, read its rhyming words, and be amazed by its pictures. Maybe that’s why I always order books online now – I LOVE getting them in the mail – I’m a weirdo and I know it
Anyways the point of this very brief post – to say thank you to Dr.Seuss for his wonderful books. They were a huge part of my childhood and come to think of it, they are one of the many reasons why I want to write a children’s book or YA novel.
So thanks Dr. Seuss for your rhyming words and colourful characters.
But most of all thank you for getting kids like me to fall in love with words, books, and reading.
P.S. Here are some of my favourite Dr. Seuss quotes! Enjoy