What is a hobby? Well, it is an activity that you enjoy engaging into during your past time.
Now, I have already established that, besides blogging, I also write creative literature. I have also established that I love to read and watch movies. Sometime during the Blogtober challenge, I made a point to say that music is an important factor in my life.
I am a self-proclaimed artist. I can draw, paint, build, and create. Basically, any handy job will make me happy.
I will not discuss that. It is a blog feature so it will be redundant of me to talk about a hobby that I know will show up here eventually.
So, I am discussing a hobby of mine that will not be featured here anymore or as frequent as it should.
Forgive me for sounding redundant. The next challenge for Blogtober is that I share some things that I should have known five years ago.
I was 18 years old five years ago. Looking back, I realized that the girl from five years ago does not exist anymore.
I have learned and experienced so much during the course of five years that it evolved me into the person that I am today.
Those are things that if my 18-year-old knew and experienced during that time then she would be distraught beyond her mind.
So, no. As with the future, I have no to foresee or in this case to undo my past. There is nothing that I would wish to inform my younger self.
There is a reason why and when things happen. I believe that whatever achievement or trial that we experience in whatever point of our life is timed at that moment for a reason.
Sure, I could easily tell my younger self all the preparations and solutions that she should take in the future. I could easily tell her the mistakes that I made and how she should avoid such.
But, I won’t.
I told you. I do not like to know what is about to happen. Where is the fun in that? That is like playing an RPG game while reading it’s complete guide and following it to the last letter. You may achieve happily ever after but the experience would not be as fulfilling as if you figured things out for yourself.
Call it spoiler-phobia if you will.
How about you? What are your thoughts on what to say to your younger self?
Welcome to the second day of my Blogtober challenge! I am not only welcoming you but I am also welcoming myself! I have yet to stick to a commitment and hopefully this will be the first.
I was tasked to share my favorite quotes. Well, I have so many so if I stated them all here then this post might even be twice as long as my first Blogtober entry.
I do 90% of my blogging on my tablet. I use a USB keyboard case to get the job done. From the outside, you can only see purple synthetic leather. Once opened, it reveals the keyboard and a list of quotes that I have written at the inner side of the case. These quotes are reminders of who I was, who I am, and who I aim to be. Some are just so fun to write down along with the others. They have no order of importance as to how I will write them below.
Fun Fact: Each quote can be traced back to a specific fandom, character, or celebrity. Yes, I am a fangirl. Deal with it. I will write below each quote and a shorty as to how it is relevant to me (or not.). Let us play a game. Let us see if you can guess from which are the quotes taken from. Ehehehe
It is said by the greatest of people that…
-You can stand out from the crowd
-You can be the red in all the white
-You can choose to ride against the current
…and my personal favorite…
-You can swim upstream.
Why? Beating the odds, changing the status quo, shaking common belief, and being unique is the key to a fulfilled life. It is the key to having the change that you desire. It is the key to have your dreams come true.
There is one catch. I have been swimming upstream for so long that I feel foolish for realizing it just now.
There is only one single task in this entire world that you will fail at no matter how hard you try.
That is to try to please people.
Don’t. Just don’t. Don’t even attempt it.
You will just get tired and worn out.
You will just end up in digging a grave for yourself.
Be who you are.
Be your faulty, silly, quirky, and beautiful self.
At the end, people will judge you no matter what you do.
Be judged for who you are.
Then any form of judgment thrown at you becomes acceptable.
That judgement is irrelevant.
No opinion is important enough for you to change who you are.