Inspiration 20

8 11 2007

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. ~ Helen Keller

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one’s chosen form. ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life , if you survive them. ~ Brittany Murphy

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed. ~ Sydney Smith

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Inspiration 19

23 10 2007

So you see, imagination needs moodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering.  ~Brenda Ueland

In love, one and one are one. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

To find fulfillment, don’t exist with life — embrace it. ~Jim Beggs

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. ~Mason Cooley





Inspiration 18

21 09 2007

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplisment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson





Reprioritizing

11 09 2007

And my blogging has fallen by the wayside. Shame on me!

No, really.

I turned 25 — and what did I have to show for it? A huge pile of RESPONSIBILITY staring me in the face. I haven’t decided how much it sucks yet — or if it sucks at all. There’s my personal life to consider, and how it interferes (or compliments!) my blossoming professional life. There’s the demands of a new, yet exciting, job — and how it infringes on my personal and romantic life. There’s the romantic life — juggling the trials of sharing my life with a guy I consider as important as myself and the rest of my family.  The celebrations that come along in any life — whether it’s to celebrate another wonderful summer day — in the middle of September, the celebration of knowing you’ve survived another year, celebrating the win of a favored athlete, or even another month to tuck into your belt.

All that stuff above, was just another way to say that I’ve been busy. My life has moved so fast in such a short period of time (as of today, I’ve been 25 for a whole month)… that I just haven’t had the presence of mind to log it in the blog.

It’s not that blogging isn’t important to me — it is. Blogging even makes its way into my job (what company DOESN’T have a blog anymore? Really.). Sharing my thoughts and musings with what little part of the world cares, is also important to me. My relationship with my boyfriend is important. My family is important. My job is important. My private time is also important. I think the main struggle of being in this quarter life is to know what is important when. During the 9 to 5 (9 to 6 in my case), my job is the most important thing. Secondary would be everything else that doesn’t directly relate to my job. Before and after work, that’s the time for myself, my boyfriend, my family, my friends. Time like now, is meant for myself. To take care of me, so that I have the health to deal with all the aforementioned stuff.

I haven’t been doing a very good job of that lately, either. Just last week, I pulled my calf muscle. Ow. Time to put the gym aside and take care of that. While I have that extra time to myself, I should devote myself to my job. Concentrate on being the best I can be … which, also includes taking my work home with me, which I’ve also done earlier tonight. Also find time to invest in my boyfriend, who is also going through a similar re-prioritization in his life.

Taking the time to explain the intricacies of everything’s relationship to one another, especially in the context of MY life — would take forever. Every day, the priorities change. Every day something happens that will shift the way we decide how much things are worth. They fluctuate more often than the stock exchange.

Part of dealing with the QLC is the ability to be flexible and realize the necessity of being flexible.

Life’s just a game of juggling. If you can’t do it, you just keep trying and practicing till you do. Sure, I’ve managed to figure out this tiny piece, but I’m just taking it one day at a time.

Sleep is becoming a priority like… rightnow. 🙂





Inspiration 17

18 06 2007

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. -Edgar Cayce

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. -Pearl S. Buck

Wit is educated insolence. -Aristotle





Inspiration 16

11 06 2007

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The journey is the reward. -Chinese proverb

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -Elizabeth Kubler Ross





Inspiration 15

21 05 2007

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing. – Winifred Holtby

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be. – Anton Chekhov

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. – Iris Murdoch