“You’ve got one life; live it. Follow your dreams, quit your job, drop out of school, tell your boyfriend that he’s lousy, and walk out the door. This is your time. This is your life. You know what? Dream as big as you want to; it’s the cheapest thing you’ll ever do.”—Jared Leto (submitted by staraflur) (via quote-book)
“Hope is a driving factor in helping us stay on course in life. It may feel as though it comes and goes, but in reality, there is always hope. There is always a chance for something else to happen, and you need to have faith that it will.”—
gosh i feel so ridiculous right now. my mind span seriously mimics those of the children we’re learning about in my slides for my child development course. i was just thinking about this one moment in class where we watched a video about how a child does not yet have strategies for memorization at the age of 2-3 years. and when left in a room asked to answer the telephone and be a big kid with responsibility, the kid will get excited given such a special task that they’ll answer the phone, and the experimenter will give the kid a list of things to remember to tell the adult when he returns. and they’ll nod with pride and say yes and have this huge ‘ol grin…and the instant they hang up the phone, they realize that they didn’t remember a thing. and they will cover their mouths with this innocent guilt. it’s adorable lol..see i’m already getting sidetracked! i feel like that right now though. like my responsibilities have sorta been waving their flags, reminding me that they’re there and need to be dealt with, and i don’t know what the hell i’m doing haha. but i guess..isn’t that the whole point of growing and learning…to figure out those strategies along the way with curious experience?
anyway, i’ve always wanted to take one of those courses where you can openly discuss the exam and collaborate with classmates and vanquish all testing anxieties/pressure. you always hear about them…but that sort of opportunity usually arises as wishful thinking in either of my majors. now that i’m finally taking one, i find it so difficult to take the class seriously. i’ve seen a lot of the material in my other psych classes already too. the thing that makes it even more ridiculous is that the exam is multiple choice! all the answers are THERE!!! geez! it doesn’t get any easier than that!!!!
but i find myself constantly jumping from reevaluating my life with trying to reorganize myself and form some structure to sifting through the thousands of quotes invading my tumblr dashboard to wanting to go outside for a walk and enjoy the gorgeous weather of today.
i’ve been doing too much thinking lately. toooooo much. i feel like i create so much cognitive dissonance for myself with thinking i want one thing but feeling another. consequently, i create feelings that let myself be sad and confused and restless. but i realize, so much of how you approach the day really depends on your attitude. i really need to turn off my brain (well at least the part that let’s myself worry about things outside of my control..cause i still need it to study lol). i need to just be…and keep with putting one foot in front of the other, taking it a day at a time. i’ve gotten this far. i can keep on going. there’s only standing still and moving forward. but as cristal says, i can’t let myself go sideways either haha. whenever i arrive at whatever bridge that comes my way, i will cross it when the time comes and when i’m hopefully ready. but for now, i’m begging you brain of mine…let me just be and stop with this endless duel of rationalization with my heart.
you’re supposed to be a team, brain + heart….so we can come up with that emotional intelligence that, when paired with intuition, usually does a good job at pointing me in the right direction. i can’t be so rational and logical to the point where i become irrational and coldly calculating. likewise, however, i can’t be so consumed by my feelings that i become blind. so i’m begging you, brain + heart. i need you both to be MINDFUL. we’ve been a good team so far…let’s just be. JUST BE!! i know i’ll be fine…just put all my faith and trust in God’s hands and things will fall in place. we’re taken care of. so for now…enough with the exhausting trade of jabs that’s making such a mess of myself.
p.s. brain, please give me like just a few hours of devoted concentration that i so desperately need right now lol. i don’t want to be the dummy tomorrow with nothing to contribute. puh puh puh please!!
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”—
“Anyway friend : The one person in your life no matter what they say or do no matter what they’ve been through with you they love you anyway.”— Private Practice (submitted by creepintomysoul) (via quote-book)
“I’ve learned to take a step back and stop trying to understand all the “why’s” and “how come’s” that go along with this world and this life. I’ve learned that sometimes you really have to say fuck it and just live it.”—Jennifer Aniston (via littlemiss)
“The Velveteen Rabbit was about how little kids get one toy that they love more than all the others, and even when its fur has been rubbed off, and it’s gone saggy with bits missing, the little child still thinks it’s the most beautiful toy in the world, and can’t bear to be parted from it. That’s how it works, when people really love each other.”—
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones Diary (via quotewhore)
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.”—Mother Teresa (via littlemiss)