Life is always taking such unexpected twists and turns. Its kind of funny to see how many things have changed now from years or even a couple of months ago. Not only do the people in your life change, but your directions change, your perspectives change and you change as an individual. Some of us turn into the people we hate, while the rest of us hate the people we turn into. It’s strange. But it happens. I’ve left behind some people who I thought would be with me for a long time, I mean they still are here, but they don’t mean much to me anymore. Our times have happened and have been some of the best, but they’re over now and its okay to move forward, In fact its better, because trying to hold on to things that are fading can ultimately lead to destruction. Experience, realize and release. I used to always believe that I would never let myself trust anyone, which is still partially true. Partially because I am careful, but I’ve found the ones I can trust. I’ve learned to open up and let myself free. I changed, people change, and life does too. It’s strange, but somehow so true.
Your presence completes me
Your voice softens my own
When you’re not here I feel so alone
It’s the way you speak to me
How very evident is your love
Like a secure gift sent from above
It’s so clear in the way
You tell me you’re going to stay
A shield from the pits
A trail towards the top
With intentions so pure
You’re so content
That in my worst days
You become my best cure
You see right through me
Right through me you see
You know me inside out
Inside out you know me
Yet you listen to every beat
I wonder, everyday
When will we finally meet?
2014. 12 months. A year loaded with happiness, laughter, sorrow, depression, hard work, no work, friends, ex-friends, meeting new people, reuniting with old ones, spending time with people, spending time alone & much more.
I’ve learned SO much this year, & I am extremely grateful for every second of the past 365 days. I have regrets, many actually, but it’s a way of learning. Learning from mistakes that I’ve made & trying to move forward. I blame no one, not even myself. It’s all a part of life. You make mistakes, regret, forgive, maybe not forget, but eventually move forward. Without all this, life would be rather bland.
I have moved away from holding grudges and playing the little games we did as kids. I despise and stay away from drama. It is a waste of time. I’d rather be doing stuff that is beneficial for me and for others around me. If I don’t like you, I’ll simply stay away from you. We are not meant to like everyone, its human nature. Everyone is different and sometimes those differences seem to clash. It is natural. But there is a way of dealing with things, by dealing I don’t mean making them worse. We all need to survive, not just you and me, but everyone. Make decisions in life that won’t end up harming the people around you. You can’t ignore the fact that we are all in this world, and we all are trying to live.
I have moved away from many people in 2014, and have distanced myself from them. It has brought me more happiness away from them than near them. The people that have stuck by me the entire year are the ones that I know will stay with me for a very long time. These people are my parents, sisters, best friend and other close friends.
People usually start off the year by saying ‘new year, new me’. But quite frankly, this is going to be a new year, with new experiences, & new changes, but it’s still going to be the old me. Maybe a bit improved but for the most part, still the same. I hope this New Year is full of surprises, goals, ambitions, success, prosperity, love and loads of happiness for everyone. Stay blessed.
“No man is a failure who is enjoying life” -William Feather
Bullying.. Bring back any harsh memories? Or remind you of someone? Or even remind you of yourself?
This third week of the beautiful month of November is bullying awareness week. It is a time to reflect, & raise awareness on one of the most tragic things a person can experience or go through in their life.
Bullying can occur in many different forms, but that doesn’t lessen the quantity or depth of the scars that it leaves. It’s unfortunate to say that every single person has experienced bullying at least once in their lives. And it’s even more unfortunate to think that despite all this awareness, people are still being bullied to this day.
What I don’t understand is WHY? Why does someone feel the need to put another person down? Is it to make yourself feel better, or to try & heal any previous scars you’ve had from being bullied? No reason can EVER justify bullying. If you’re bullying someone as a joke.. It’s NOT a joke. You have no idea how much you can hurt someone with your words. And after you’ve said those cruel words, no matter how many times you apologize it’s already affected the person. In that very moment you’ve brought down their confidence, self-assurance & sense of worth that they’ve tried building up for years. All the courage and confidence they have tried to mount in themselves is now gone, & the reason behind that is YOU. Think before you speak, don’t speak and then reflect on what you’ve said. Stop being a bully, stand up to bullying, tell someone (you’re not being a ‘snitch’; you’re simply preventing yourself or someone else from breaking down).
Each & every one of you is beautiful, & each and every one of you has a very unique place in our world. You are all important & worth it, and don’t EVER let anyone tell you otherwise!
“Love for All, Hatred for None”
One day you’re talking, some texts here and there
The next you’re great friends, you’ve got so much to share
The talks get longer and meaning shines through
All seems bright again; look the sun is out too
As days go by, the connection gets stronger
The phone calls come frequently & this time they’re longer
You think about your convo’s and burst out in laughter
It’s a wonderful feeling; you save the texts to read after
Then one day you wake up & things become blurry
The texts get shorter and they’re always in a hurry
You don’t see them anymore, the clouds so grey
& then you realize that they’re drifting away
Leaving you behind & all the memories so stale
No care, no love, no heart – exhale
All you hear is thunder, all you see is lightning
Everything changed so fast; it’s scary, it’s frightening
But things don’t change darling, it’s the people who do
They walk away, break the bond & slowly forget you
You need to realize darling, no one’s here forever
These are temporary ties; they’re just like the weather
Look outside right now, do you see the rain fall?
Like those drops, don’t hold back & just let it all out..
Let it all out & start fresh but remember
People change fast, just like the weather