Beauty Blinded

Fluffy white Clouds floating in the piercing blue sky.

The very slightly visible full moon, still present with the bright rays of today’s winter sun.

Despite the presence of the sun there’s a slight breeze,

Birds of all colours and sizes gliding, or sat on branches being a harmonised choir.

 

Butterflies gracefully flying and the bees silently buzzing near the flower beds,

The occasional ant or two carrying some crumbs back to their nests.

A leaf slowly dancing as it descends from a twig,

Joining the gentle sway of those on the worn out path,

The green grass, untouched by those on a mission but enjoyed by a couple of kids running around laughing in such a lively manned,

Everything so peaceful and beautiful,

I can’t help but feel all fuzzy and alive, filled with happiness.

 

Until I realise,

No one is appreciating or seeing the beauty that surrounds them,

Heads down staring at screens, their paths mentally memorised,

A side smile from texts they’ve received, or their social media updates,

But no true happiness written on their faces.

 

The world would be a much happier place if everyone appreciated the simple beauty embedded in the natural world around us.

 

What has happened to society?

My fellow humans, when did we start blindly living?

When did we give rise to the Zombie Apocalypse?

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A Lesson Learnt

Blogging.

Whether we do it as full time writers or the occasional thought sharing, like myself, it teaches us something. Every one of us gets something out of writing posts and reading perspectives of others from all around the world.

You know when I first set up this blog, I really didn’t give any thought about the themes, the follows, or anything. If you’ve read my first post you would know that I was basically sent here by my Bae, Google ūüôā , because of how bored I had become.

Now I’m so much more dedicated. In the past month I’ve fixed my theme, posted more regularly and basically set up a time to just sit and write something to share with you guys. I don’t know what it is, but it seriously is addicting and not only is it entertaining but very life changing.

If I can share with you guys something that I’ve learnt, it’s to become a Tourist¬†in your own life. I can definitely say that’s something I’m slowly becoming, and you all should try to be one too.

Take time to notice all the small details and admire everything around you. Don’t just look at the obvious things but dig deeper and capture memories that you can cherish forever. Even the moments that don’t go quite as planned will turn out to be great stories.

This definitely made me appreciate the slightest things that surround me. I know you will too. Don’t take anything for granted and make every moment count. Even hardships can make you smile once you make your next turn.

Who needs travelling when you can turn your life into your own forever lasting adventure.

Dear Future Me…

Dear Future Me:

I’m sitting here with a blank page unsure about how or what to write. While sitting here thinking I realised I know nothing about you, but you’ll know everything about me. My thoughts, feelings, secrets and wishes.

So you’re the mystery and for once I’m the open book. I wonder are you going to remember the day I wrote this? Or what I was feeling? Or what I really wanted to say?

You know I thought writing a letter to someone was hard, but writing a letter to yourself is proving itself to be much harder. I have so much to say to you, but two words keep reappearing. So I guess I better write them down so that you know and have proof of it.

I’m sorry.

I know you know exactly why, but in case you forget I’ll give you a small record.

I’m sorry for all the trouble I’ve caused you and the pain you felt. I’m sorry for the time I wasted and the struggle you dealt. I’m sorry for giving you all these memories and making the decisions that have shaped your life.

I know I’ve made mistakes and you’re disappointed with my silliness at times, but I can promise you this. I’m changing, of course not who we are, but¬†I want to make sure you look at me and be proud of where I’ve taken you to. I want you to not be ashamed to talk about me when someone asks and I want you to love me for who I was.

I’ve pulled the plug to make sure that all the Water¬†gets drained out, and you’re fresher and more accepting to what will come. I’m working and striving to make you stronger, wiser and better because I know that’s what you would want me to do. I can never remove the memories I have saved for you but am working to upgrade how you’ll feel about them when the reminiscing starts to play.

I love you and I hope you’ll feel the same.

 

Love,

Me

The Dreaded Disease

In today’s society it seems like some, or more accurately the majority of us, are suffering with a dreaded disease. One that we have the ability to manage but always seem to forget to keep in check. We plan on curing ourselves from it but yet again we fall into the same trap that this disease sets out for us.

Procrastination-elitise: A disease in which one constantly delays things and does everything other than the task at hand. Sometimes can cause extreme stress especially when there are associated deadlines. One is aware of the disease but fails to address and treat it before it’s too late.

Ofcourse this is an issue and there are different views upon the effect of this disease. One particular one is…

Everyone has a different opinion on the statement above. Ofcourse being a sufferer of procrastination-elitise, I can definitely say it does bring on creativity. Ofcourse not when there are major deadlines, but for more flexible tasks. Let’s take blogging for example, a prompt is sent or a topic is decided, waiting may bring on a new spark of ideas you hadn’t thought of at the beginning. Keeping it in mind and going about everyday life you’ll definitely be inspired.

So what’s the whole point of this post? Don’t look at this issue in a bad light, sure sometimes it’s not the best, but everyone can be that little extra creative with some delaying. Rather than considering it to Deprive¬†you of time, think of it as extra time to create something extra special.

Everyone’s unique and should allow themselves time to bring out the best their minds can muster. Use every flaw to your advantage, it’s what makes you you and distinguishes you from the rest of society.

Jump The Fence

Once again I’m sitting here at night within the warm enclosure of my bedroom. The soft illumination from the small bedside lamp creating a relaxed and sincere mood in which I can think and write down¬†my thoughts.

Tonight I feel great, calmer in a way. I definitely feel like I’m moving in the right direction. Just the state of mind I’m in and my inner calmness proves that to me in so many ways.

Ofcourse there is still a long way to go but at least I feel a change happening. Very slight and minor but I know it’ll turn into something major. Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to change who I am, just wanting to evolve into the best version of me.

I’m no longer going to play it safe and stay in my cushioned zone. I’m going to be brave and jump the Fence in order to do great things. I have my mind set and hopefully things work out.

To anyone who is like me and fears leaving their comfort zone…

Think of everything you ever wanted to achieve and then reflect…

Can you achieve all those things when you are too afraid to try¬†something a little different, or a little harder or maybe even something completely new? Why not give it a go? At least then we ¬†won’t be stuck in the what ifs and know for sure what works and doesn’t, what’s right and what’s wrong, and, we can have a definite answer rather than an “I think”.

Don’t restrict yourself from doing all the amazing things you want and are capable of achieving. I know I’m not going to. Ofcourse like any process it’s not going to be a smooth ride, they’ll be ups and downs but we just got to take it one step at a time.

If I can leave you and myself with one thing it’s… Don’t be afraid to show the greatness you’re hiding.

A step in the right direction

If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow anymore.

Shirley Hufstedler

After hours of talking with a childhood friend, I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I opened up. Okay maybe it seemed like nothing, but those couple of words I said were a huge thing to me. I let someone see what I’ve been able to hide so well for so long.

Ofcourse because of my trust issues I started to over analyse everything once she left. Was she going to tell anyone? Was she judging me? But I’ve decided to put those thoughts aside because what’s done is done. And I realised I really hadn’t told her anything major but I don’t know it felt like a massive step.

Well anyways, we’ve both established that I’m one that plays it safe. Which ofcourse is the complete opposite of her, and she said something that had me thinking, I even found a quote that summarises what she was trying to say.

I have dreams, and goals, I have a passion and potential but I’m restricting myself from all of those things. So my next step is definitely going to be in the right direction. I’m going to strive to accomplish everything I ever dreamed of and imagined.

I’m not going to make a Prophecy but I’m going to make sure I’m remembered for all of my success.

 

A different kind of voyage.

I’m setting out on a Voyage.

Not one of those adventurous ones where you see and do amazing things.

No. I’m going on one within myself. I can’t go and admire nature when I simply can’t admire the reflection on this river.

It hurts to think about how much has changed in such a short time. Everything was different, and I’ve been too caught up to make sense of it all. That’s why I need this. I need this to remember what it’s truly like to be living.

I need to be living each day as it goes, fully invested in each little thing that happens. But lately I’ve been stuck within my head. Living within my thoughts, missing out on all the simple things that used to matter to me.

They don’t deserve my withdrawal when it’s means nothing to them. Simply forgotten, not even a glance to check if I’m okay. But that’s okay. I’m going on this voyage and I’m going to come out of it stronger than ever. I’m going to become a better version of me. I’m not going to sit there waiting for them to look, I’m going to let them miss out on my amazing jump.

They’re too busy, so they don’t deserve me.