It can be unpredictable at times and it certainly never turns out exactly the way you expected it to. Its full of extremes and a variety of emotions, from joy to sadness, cruelty to kindness, heartache to passionate love and everything in between.
At school we are taught that if you do good, good things will happen in return and you will be rewarded with a gold star! Unfortunately in the real world there are no gold stars and no guarantees that your “good doings” will keep you safe from bad things, unpleasant things, sad things or anything difficult.
The truth is you cant go through life without a few bumps along the way BUT you do have a choice in the way you react to it. Your reaction to a situation can completely change your trajectory in life. This is something that people (including me) take years to learn and most of the time when bad things happen we have a tendency to become the victim of our situation. We avoid taking the responsibility of our own actions and therefore we avoid the responsibility of our own life. Unless your prepared to face the truth and take on the responsibility of your actions you will always be stuck in an ignorant loop of self pity. The age old saga of “why is this happening to me”, “what did i do to deserve this”, “why do bad things happen to good people”. There is no reason for the way things happen, they just do!
The only thing that is certain is your actions. You can choose to focus on the bad stuff and keep your self up at night trying to figure out the “whys” or you can choose to focus on the good things and keep choosing actions moving forward that bring you closer to your goals.
Life IS like a box of chocolates and you never know WHAT your gonna get….but whatever you get you can CHOOSE to laugh, instead of cry…and keep moving forward.
Here i am… sitting here trying to decide how to write this without sounding like an information form that you fill out when you sign up to a new rewards program. Do any of those programs actually give you back good rewards? I haven’t accumulated enough points to find out yet. That might give you a hint about my age.
If your in your 50’s you’d tell me that i was young, but if your in your 20’s like me, we would be complaining about how old were getting and how the time between ending high school to hitting 30 went faster than the Hogwarts express. I have three precious years left before im “thirty and fabulous” and i haven’t figured “IT” all out yet but im certainly more sure about things then i was when i was 19. Progress right?
I guess im starting this blog because i think i have something interesting to share with the world, to discuss with other people, to connect. I’ve always enjoyed writing but since i started my bachelor of psychology i have not written or read things just for FUN! I also enjoy photography, not that i am in any way a professional photographer, but i like taking photos of things that i find beautiful. I think its interesting how two people could be in the same place but see the world from different perspectives, photography is a way to share my perspective.
So i thought, why not share my photos and thoughts and start a blog!