“The toughest sacrifices are the ones we don’t see coming, when we don’t have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when the battle chooses us and not the other way around, that’s when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear.”—Meredith Grey, Greys Anatomy (via kari-shma)
“Sometimes when I look at you, I feel as if I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist anymore. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”—
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via quotewhore)
“Stop caring what other people think. How? Understand that this is your life, not theirs, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself if things don’t work out the way you’d hoped…their opinion shouldn’t matter more than your own.”—
I’ve been thinking for days about what topic I want to write about for my literacy autobiography, but I really feel like I can’t find any topic of substance I can stretch for eight pages. It makes me laugh thinking about how much I’d rather analyze, interpret, and present someone else’s words, thoughts, ideas, and theories when you’d think that writing about yourself should be easy right? Since you’re talking from personal experience and you know yourself so well? Blah…I am an enigma (lol I almost typed out enema) even to myself @___@. I feel like I tend to reflect a lot, but at the same time, I find it so hard to truly interpret and extract meaning from my experiences and examine them in the context of my growth. If I were writing a research paper, I know I wouldn’t be so anxious even with a day’s time to crank out eight pages because I can just scour Google Scholar, Jstor, etc. for relevants articles…scan them, determine the big picture, and then organize something halfway decent. However, having to look within emerges as such a daunting task because I don’t even know where to start and often times the details of such memories escape me. My only resource and reference is myself. I sometimes wish that all the information, memories, emotions, experiences…my life were nicely archived in my brain and that I could just google my soul for all the answers. Type in my query and have all relevant mental and emotional content pop up within seconds…and simply peruse the results.
Sigh…if only it were that easy. Then there’s the issue of articulating your experiences in words that do them justice and really and genuinely communicate what you saw and thought and accurately express how you felt. Blah. In the meantime, I guess I’ll just try to get other things done so that I can just focus on my autobiography later. I’m hoping that the few ideas I’ve been juggling and have set aside for now marinade with time and that somehow things come together and grow into something worth sharing. Lol I read some of the examples in my reader, and all I could think was, “Damn. I feel boring.”
Ahh I’m doing a recording right now at work, and the combination of a warm classroom, boring literacy reading, and the professor’s number crunching on excel about Overstock’s bonds put me to sleep for a good couple minutes :X lol I took out my laptop in an attempt to stay awake and found this nifty list as I was looking up deals on campuscred….
1.Love has nothing to do with looks but everything to do with time, trust, and interest.
2.Laughing, crying, joy and anger… All are a vital. All make us human.
3.The greatest truths in life are uncovered with simple, steady awareness.
4.Greed will bury even the lucky eventually.
5.Bad things do happen to good people.
6.Paving your own road is intelligent only if nobody has gone exactly where you are going.
7.Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge. Hesitation is the product of fear.
8.Time heals all wounds… regardless of how you feel right now.
9.Most of the time what you are looking for is right in front of you.
10.Your health is your life.
11.Chanceis a gift so act on chance when given the opportunity.
12.Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.
13.People deserve a second chance but not a third.
14.Marry your best friend.
15.Take lots of pictures. Someday you’ll be really glad you did.
16.Money makes life easier only when the money is yours free and clear.
17.Carelessness is the root of failure.
18.Your actions now create memories you will reminisce and talk about in your elder years.
19.Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now.
20.Motivation comes in short bursts. Act while it’s hot.
21.Purposely ignoring the obvious is like walking backwards toward the enemy.
22.Taking ownership of failure builds the foundation for success.
23.First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.
24.Personal glory lasts forever.
25.If you never act, you will never know for sure.
“The bottom line is, life is about learning, whether you’re in school or not. We are human. We make mistakes. But your lowest moment might also be the one where you begin to rise and rise. So double back. Regroup. Brush yourself off and try again.”—