Tag Archives: Life

Superb Meteor

7 Apr

“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.”

      –Jack London

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Don’t Do Anything By Half

4 Apr

words to live by

Sometimes I Wish I Was A Robot

1 Apr

Sometimes I wish I was a robot.

I could turn on and off with the simple flip of a switch

I would live in a world of numbers and probability.

I would have my sturdy armour of metal

My insatiable heart would be replaced by a swichboard with it’s tiny array of blinking lights.

Sometimes I wish I was a robot.

I would have no worries of the future

I would not wake in the night fighting off whatever strange and terrible things my brain has conjured up.

I wouldn’t feel torn between two countries

I wouldn’t be swallowed up by melancholy when I think about my family.

Sometimes I wish I was a robot.

Paradox

12 Mar

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. 

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. 

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. 

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. 

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.” –George Carlin

Dare To:

11 Mar

Dare to:
get out of your comfort zone
go out and chase your dreams
be wrong
put yourself out there
be silly in front others
tell the truth even when you’re scared
stand up for what you believe to be right
to put yourself in someone else’s shoes
live every day as though it’s your last
be the friend you expect other’s to be for you
the person you want to be
change the things that make you unhappy
forgive other’s who’ve wronged you
take accountability for your mistakes
be content with what you have been given

Adaptation

28 Feb

Once again my life was turned upside down. All the plans and everything I’ve been working hard, (the past two years) to achieve changed completely. So back to square one I go. I Don’t even really get upset anymore because if there’s one trait I have in spades it’s the ability to adapt.

Everyone more or less has the ability to adapt I mean it’s Darwin’s theory of, “Only the fittest will survive” only in a modern context. We don’t have to worry about being the strongest anymore but rather how we can adapt to an ever changing world. How can you sell yourself in order to get a job in high demand or how can you make ends meet every month etc.

I’m not going to go in hibernation mode because I’ve been dealt one of life’s nasty curveballs. Instead, I’m going to try and find the damn silver-lining and keep moving forward.

We may not have control over things that happen in life, but we do have control over how we react to them.

I create my future.

Home Is A Feeling

25 Feb

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I miss my Grandparents. I miss the smell of the wood stove burning, that smoky smell that reminds me of my childhood. Days spent exploring the outdoors in southern Missouri. The freshly baked Bread that my Grandmother would make. How my sisters and I would go for long walks to the lake. Soaking in the rays of a relentless summer sun. Everything was quiet. All the old books and the collectables my Grandmother had neatly arranged in the glass cabinets.

Living in a different country has opened my eyes to many things. It also has given me a appreciation for where I come from. I am a small town girl trying to make a  life in the big city. I sometimes long to see the wide open spaces of where I once considered home to be. The city hasn’t become home for me. In fact, it isn’t even a place to me anymore. It is a feeling. It is a state of mind in which I feel at ease. It is the laughter of my nieces ringing in my ears, the peaceful sound of waves crashing against the shore while I’m away on vacation, it is seeing a stranger on the street smile at me, it is the unconditional love of my sisters, it is the company of my friends on a friday night drinking a glass of wine together, it is when I’m dreaming at night and I see the people I miss most, it is remembering how far I have come and looking towards the future with a heart full of hope.