Monday, 14 June 2010

Ten reasons to get up in the morning

Sometimes life can be malicious; constantly throwing obstacles and demons into our pathway. The road we follow on our journey through life will be complex and windy, but the destination is something that only you can choose.

It can often feel like there is no reason to get up in the morning, no reason to leave your home, perhaps no reason to even wake up. Bad things will come to an end... you may have to suffer the pain to live through it, but you will come through stronger. I know how hard it can be to get out of bed when you feel like there is nothing to live for anymore, so I've compiled a list of some of my reasons.

I would like everybody reading this to think of ten reasons why they, or other people should get up in the mornings. You can just think about it, write it in your journal or post it as a blog, it's up to you.

Here are mine for today:

1. To go out in the sunshine
2. To eat
3. To feed my cats
4. To talk to some amazing people both IRL and online
5. To gain experiences that I will remember in the future
6. To help others that may be in need of support
7. To be sure that I don’t miss any opportunities
8. To learn
9. To earn a living
10. To let myself dream about things that are perhaps out of reach

A new day is awaiting you each time you wake up in the morning. It is a fresh start, a brand new leaf. Grasp this new start with both hands, fight for it, and never let it go.

Nobody can change the past, but you can choose your future.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Let's grow old together?

There's nothing quite like feeling like you've known a person longer than you have.

Rather than introducing myself through words, I thoguht I'd give you a glimpse of me over the years.

After all, pictures paint an image clearer than words could ever portray...

This is the youngest picture of me that I have on my laptop - I think I was about eight. I really miss my hair being that length!

I have a feeling that this was my twelfth birthday... I look pretty bad, it's got to be said.

When I moved up to high school, I turned a bit gothic!

Then I had all my hair cut off :(

And dyed it red :)

And this is me now... well, in February anyway. My hair is brown again, and nearly as long as it was before. And I look a little less scary (although it's still there, don't worry)!

Quickest journey through my life ever? Yes.

It's funny how we change... I look back and envy some of the pictures of me, wondering why I changed and mostly, wondering why I thought so little of myself.

I wish that when these were taken I had more confidence in myself. I often wonder how different my life would be now if I had just grasped opportunities with both hands instead of being shy. However, the past cannot be changed, but the future can be.

Take opportunities; you never know if you'll ever get them again.

Believe in yourself; you never know when you might need to.

You are beautiful, I promise.

Worthless first post...

I have nothing worthy of writing currently to be honest. It's a beautiful day; it's hot, but it's raining and the smell... well, it smells of England. I really want it to thunder but it seems that there's no point in getting my hopes up! Anyway, I better go and finish making my profile and getting used to this confusing website!

P.S. It did thunder :)