This New Years, many people will make long-term commitments to change who they are. Many people will set their resolutions and pursue their goals and dreams. Many people, for that small glimpse of time while the ball counts down minute by minute, will look back at the year of 2012 and remember the good times and the bad times. There is an indescribable feeling of hope, love, and a voice inside our head that will say, ‘we did it, we made it through the year stronger than ever’. For a moment in time, the world is united by one thought, a new year. How amazing it is to think that for one moment, something so simple as a new year can make the world forget what is happening within the world. We throw away our fear, our troubles, and war is not thought of. We open up to the idea of love and peace, and we smile at those who are around us. It is a bond between human beings that is impenetrable. We…for one small portion of time…are equal.
If there is one thing that I want you all to consider while writing out your resolutions, it’s that you are all beautiful already. You are beautiful in your faults and in your abilities. You mistakes are beautiful, and your character is beautiful. Be who you are this new year. 2013 is the year for change, and you will lead the way.
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars (cover by The Piano Guys)
Hope you enjoy
I know I haven’t posted anything in quite some time. I decided to take a break from life and travel to the northern part of the U.S. as well as Canada. I will definitely be uploading pictures of my exciting adventure. As for the music, I’ve been thinking of good songs to share with you, and I think I have the perfect song for today. I have spent most of my day thinking about our society today. What has happened? Why do we see so much hatred, so much violence, so much bigotry?
This song may be older, but it carries a strong message, make sure you pay attention to the words.
Love one another. Life is too short to be living in constant anger and fear. One simple act of kindness, one caring gesture, one word of inspiration is all it takes to help change the world. Where is the love?
I’ve grown fond of several bands lately, particularly Imagine Dragons. There’s just a certain style that they have with their chilling lyrics, and calm yet powerful sound, that has me listening to them almost constantly. So, the song that I’m requesting to you guys tonight is called Round and Round, by Imagine Dragons.
I hope you all like it, and definitely go check out some of their other music, it’s equally awesome.
I also hope you all have a fantastic weekend, you deserve the break!
Jellyfish are probably the most interesting of the sea creatures in my opinion. I’ve always been extremely fascinated by their mystic shape, their odd abilities, and their beautiful presence. It is amazing to me that something so deadly can be so amazing at the same time. They truly are mysterious.
Due to my fondness of them, I’ve been meaning to incorporate them into my art somehow. Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to illustration. I viewed several other people’s illustrations and decided to give it a try. This is the first time I’ve ever tried this style so it certainly can’t be compared with some of the greatest, but hopefully I’ll have the time to keep practicing this style because it is actually really fun to do. I love how creative and free it allows me to be.
Let me know what you guys think, and if I should continue with the abstract(ish)/illustration(ish) style!
And on one more note, if you’re into humor, check out this jellyfish video that is quite informative.
Wednesday…. Wednesday is always that awkward day in the middle of the week where you’re half excited that the week is almost over and half depressed because it’s not almost over. Did you know that on December 5th in 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola? Or, on this day in 1792, George Washington was re-elected US President? Orrrrr, that on this day in 1776, the first Fraternity was created? So, I do believe today should be some special holiday. We should not have to go to school/work today, but that’s just my opinion.
Anyways, today is always an energetic/productive day for me so that I can prepare myself for the weekend. So here’s a really cool upbeat song that I think you will all enjoy.
Have a great day!
I’ve always wondered what life would be like if I could read someone else’s mind. I could solve all of the unanswered questions, I could figure out the real them. It’d be interesting to see what people think, because I can almost 100% guarantee you the way they’re acting on the outside isn’t how they act on the inside.
Kind of like how the despicable high school bully, who picks on everyone and everything that is different, ends up being gay.
Or how the extremely successful business man, with all the fame and fortune he could imagine, hates his life.
It kills me how fake people make themselves out to be, trying to conform to a nonexistent society of people who are all the same. When in reality, everyone just wants to be themselves. So why don’t we all give it a try?
I’m going to save you the hassle of trying to possess a power that we will never be able to possess, and allow you into my mind just for a few minutes.
I’m the type of person that grew up scared to death to be myself. I tried so hard, every day, to fit in with every group of kids. I would act like a big buff jock and date all of the prettiest girls, I would go home and lie about how amazing my day was, then I would lay in my bed thinking about how life would be if I just let go of the act.
Honestly, I was terrified. I thought, if I show my parents what kind of person I really am, they will disown me. My friends will think I’m a weirdo, and I’ll be all alone. Man, if only I could go back in time and tell myself to be yourself! I would have been able to accept life so much easier.
Today, I just don’t even care what people think about me. I’m weird as hell, and that’s perfectly fine with me. I cry during romantic movies, I cry when someone kills bugs, heck…. I just cry. I’m sensitive, I’m emotional, and I’m fun. I dance with my friends around campus and I say crazy things. Most of all, I’m open-minded towards literally everything. In high school, I used to have to act like I hated anything that wasn’t popular. Now, if you’re gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, anti-religious, cross-gender, or whatever way you want to categorize yourself, I think that’s great. Be diverse, because the world could certainly use diversity.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed being able to read minds. I just want people to know that staying locked up inside your own mind will eventually come back to haunt you. Voice your opinions, stand up for those around you who are being bullied, and love everyone for who they are. We’re all human beings after all, spinning around on an odd circular rock in a sea of blackness full of other circular rocks. Why do we allow the popular people around us to dictate the way we live our lives? Can they really be that important? Life’s too short for that.
From the great lyrics of Audioslave, “Being yourself is all that you can do.”
I find this to be completely true these days.
Be yourself, and watch how many great opportunities open up in your life.