May 21, 2016
People are like old, worn, teacups. Each of us has a different set of cracks and chips from where we've fallen apart and been put back together. Some of our rims might be thicker or more delicate, some of us might be pretty or simple. Some of our cracks may run deeper than other cups. But we are all subjected to changes. We may be used for containing hot liquids or cold, or perhaps we get dropped too roughly in the sink. But all of these changes affect the very material of who we are. And, like a very loved and favorited teacup, each time we are dropped or start to crack, we are put back together by those who love us. In the end each time we are dropped we do change some, and perhaps we don't retain our original character or luster. And indeed we still carry sharp edges that may poke the ones who love us. But in the end these chips and cracks do not matter because we are a favorite teacup of someone, and they will love us regardless. Nobody enjoys being cut by a sharp piece of ceramic, but the cup contains more good qualities, memories, and personality than any of the others. It is, after all, our favorite cup for a reason.
April 10, 2016
Sometimes it's good to take a break. I know that in the rush of stress, and due dates, and responsibilities, it gets really hectic, but stopping for a moment can be so beneficial. I think that's something I've just really come to grips with lately. Sometimes I feel like there's so much to do and so much going on, and many times this is the case. But it only gets really bad when I tell myself that "it'll get better once it's over." Sometimes this is the case, like with tests and studying. Other times its not. When you have a continual steam of things to do and you just keep pushing to reach the finish line, its not going to happen. Chances are you'll reach your breaking point before you ever reach the end. So when you're so busy doing the constant stuff and you're feeling overwhelmed, stop. Stop before your body really hits the wall and you start falling apart. Stop and take a breather so you can keep running in one piece. Read a book, take a hike, go out with friends, do something crazy and fun so you can start at it again with a fresh spirit and the courage and energy to make it through. Even if you feel like you don't deserve a break because you haven't done well on a test or a homework, you do deserve it because you tried. All we can do in life is keep moving forward, but sometimes it's necessary to wander off the beaten path for a change in scenery.
April 09, 2016
P.S. Here is an updated and much higher quality video! Enjoy! :)
April 04, 2016
P.S. Thanks for the chocolate chips and the NEW WEEZER ALBUM!! :D I'm still so excited about that! And helping me re-pot my plant. And being brave in getting the dirt for her. And yeah, you are just the best! :)
March 11, 2016
Not only has it been a restorative time for my motivation, but I'm also getting things done. I've been busy, but not busy in a bad way. More like catching up with the fun things I had to put aside when the semester began. But now my to-do list is gradually shrinking and I'm happier than ever! Here's to looking forward to Easter Break, haha!
February 02, 2016
It's a funny thing, trying to remember people. It's easy to remember something they've done or said, but when it comes to remembering what they look like its a little harder. When you think of someone, even someone you've known all your life, you can remember their face and the body type. But remembering their eyes is very different. For me at least, when I try to picture someone's eyes, my mind comes up blank. I cannot imagine the eyes of those I love. I don't know why, but unless I've seen them very recently, they come up as empty spots on the face. But sadly, that is the part of the face I want to remember most. After all, eyes are very expressive and some call them the windows to the soul.
So perhaps that is the very reason why I can't remember them. Perhaps it is impossible to capture or ever retain what someone's eyes look like because they represent the person themself. It is impossible to permanently cage the essence of another soul.