Hi guys! I present to you: my first weekly update.
I’ve decided to challenge myself this year and do “Project 365”. My goal is to take a picture of me, things I’m doing or other stuff… every day. Up till now I managed to take more than one daily, but that’s going to change soon enough now the holidays are over.
I’ll be posting a short summary of these pics weekly. Just to keep you guys up to date.
So here’s my first week:
After spending New Year’s Eve at my mom’s, we had a rather quiet day. I started on my blog, we had some family over and stuffed ourselves again with delicious food (of course…) and that’s that really…
One of the “resolutions” we’ve made this year is to start eating healthier. We’re not giving up fast food entirely though! But we’re going to try our best to eat less of it. And drink more water. Definitely.
I’m not a great chef, because I don’t cook much… But I’ve promised myself to try some new things out and improve my skills. Because I really love it when I make something good.
Something else we’re working on is the place we call home. We’re currently painting the bedroom and are actually making it all up as we go. I’ve got an idea of what I want it to look like… But it remains a question whether it’s going to work out just fine (the colour is a bit darker in the pic than it’s supposed to be).
And as my last picture, another collage, just because it’s the end of the holidays. We spend our last day gaming, watching Doctor Who and reading. We also went to see “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and I really think I need to read the book now… I’m actually ashamed I haven’t already! But it’s definitely on my “to-read-list”.
Anyway.. I hope you all had a great time during the holidays! In my opinion it’s over way to soon. But I’m gonna try to stay positive!
Whenever you feel unmotivated, down and even insecure, you can always count on the internet to provide you with some motivational quotes. Just to give you a little push in the right direction, which of course is the one where you get up, go out and just do your thing.
People always care too much about what other people think, even worse: they want to be like those other people. But if we all thought alike and looked the same, life would be really boring and there would be nothing left to say to each other.
So basically what we need is an intervention.
Step one is admitting that being different is something amazing. And that everyone can be beautiful in his/her own way. Everyone has an interesting story to tell, and there will always be people who will hear you out and admire you. Of course let’s not forget those that might not find your story worth their time. That’s ok, keep thinking positive and look at your supporters.
Step two is actually believing that you have something to share with those around you. This is where I got stuck. When you hold yourself in, eager to please others, you forget to be you. You start reflecting them, the way they act, you become interested in the things they’re interested in. That’s not necesarily a bad thing, but we lose ourselves along the way until we don’t know ourselves anymore. We’ve become them. And when those people slowly fade from your life, you’re left with an empty feeling. Suddenly the new you is just not you anymore.
I’ve always wanted everyone to like me, not desperately though. If someone doesn’t like me I’ll wonder why, but I won’t spend my time trying to change something I can’t control.
I just like being around people and having fun. But often enough I find that those people don’t really know the real me. And suddenly people are judging you, based on things that aren’t even you.
Is this getting complicated?
Step three: just start being yourself and you’ll find the people who really like you for who you are. People who will support you. Of course others will still judge you. Everyone has faults, and not everyone will be able to see past yours. But that’s their loss. Because there’s something beautiful about people who do what they love and pursue their dreams. Happiness can be shared. Happy people make you happy.
So go out, be yourself, do your thing and spread the happiness!