August Highs and Lows

I don’t want to dwell on this too much because I’ve covered a lot in this months posts. There’s always going to be highs and lows to every month…but in comparison this has been an average month. I have nothing to complain about or preach about, that I haven’t already. So Instead I shall leave this month with a quote…

“There is no black-and-white situation. It’s all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.” –¬†Van Morrison

A Desperate Heart…

“A desperate heart will seduce the mind” – Mitch Albom

I know I’m going back to Mitch Albom once again, but I honestly love his work. I think he is so smart, and speaks so much truth. For me Mitch Albom is my Morrie Schwartz.

When reading ‘The Time Keeper’ this quote in particular hit me the hardest. I haven’t always been the best version of myself, neither have people around me. But in times of need we lead ourselves to believe we deserve the love we get. When in reality that love could be fake or even doing more harm than good. I know all advice in life starts with the saying ‘follow your heart’ but to be honest your heart isn’t always right. Especially when its fragile or even being manipulated.

In the start of a relationship sometimes you can see it as an escape from bad stuff in other areas of your life…but at some point it can change. Maybe to the extent of the relationship having the opposite effect, and can even do more emotional damage rather than be emotional support. And this can of course be due to a number of reasons. I mean no situation is exactly the same. This ties into a different quote… “We accept the love that we think we deserve.” 

For some reason at some point in life, our minds may tell ourselves that we aren’t good enough. Whether it’s a physical thing or a mental thing. It can happen, and it may not even give you any warning (which of course sucks). You might just not have any self-confidence in yourself, leading you to choose to stay in that situation because of fear. I know you may think choice doesn’t come into it when it’s up against a fear. Fear you won’t find better, fear you aren’t good enough for anyone or anything but you are. If you spoke to friends or family they would tell you exactly that. You are good enough, you are better, and you should never, ever allow anyone to make you feel like your not.

The main point of this post is you have to realise. That’s the first step. Realise you’re in a bad situation and be brave enough to get yourself out of it and get back on the road to recovery. It could be a case that it isn’t even that bad of a situation, and there could be a solution to make the situation better… but If you think you can relate to this post in any way, listen to me when I say this you deserve better. So don’t let your desperate heart seduce your mind, it might be hard at first but you aren’t alone at all. There will be a whole support system you just haven’t uncovered yet.

That’s just my take on the quote anyway, everyone’s view will be different…maybe I thought too much into it *blushes*. Ohh well ūüôā

Bah Humbug?

So November has hit, and even before bonfire night has left our rearview mirror, people are already beginning to decorate for Christmas. Now I know what you may be thinking…Jeez what a Grinch! Who doesn’t love Christmas? What’s wrong with starting early? And I understand these views…but what’s the rush?

It’s seems like people start earlier and earlier as the years go on, and I honestly don’t think this is how it should be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the Christmas scented candles and the annual routine of Christmas films. But If you pull the Christmas season forward then you lose the spirit and atmosphere of Autumn. The crunchy leaves that mark your path home, the beauty of the baring branches against the sky as the sun is setting, and even the chill that allows you to see your own breath.

You may think that if you start early then you don’t have to rush around at the last minute…but I think that’s also what Christmas is about. Marching down the high street in December trying to weave between all the bodies to try to find that perfect gift for a loved one. I think too many of us try to rush through the year. I know time doesn’t wait, but maybe we could do a bit more to embrace each of the months and then we would also enjoy them a bit more. Instead of feeling like time just slips through our hands.

“When you are measuring life, you are not living it” – Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper.

It can’t just be me…can it?

In life we get into bad moods (no that’s not really what this post is about, of course that’s not just me). Whether its due to people annoying you, things not going right in general, or even just getting out of bed on the wrong side. When this happens people tend to just tell you to cheer up or deal with it, which is fair enough if they want to show they don’t really care or they have more important stuff to deal with themselves. But no matter what the situation or problem, there is always someone I can rely on. That person is Ivan.

Ivan…my dear Ivan, is my beloved Ipod. Now I know what you must be thinking your Ipod has a name? And the truth is no, not until this blog post was written…but needs must. You also might be thinking how can you rely on a Ipod. If this thought crossed your mind, you have clearly¬†underestimated the power of¬†an Ipod.

There are many glorious powers an Ipod holds. Firstly the ability of teleportation. No matter where you are, all you have to do is pop in your headphones, crank up the volume and you can be somewhere else in a matter of seconds. A nice warm beach, the moon, a quaint cafe or for me…sitting on the sea front in Reykjavik, Iceland. Now im going to let you into a little secret. To the people¬†around you it will appear that you are being ignorant, but that just an illusion and no ever has to know the truth.

The second ability, and some of you wont be able to believe this, but it can give you the ability to succeed in your chosen career path…just¬†so long as its one of the following careers. Professional DJ, dancer, singer, or any type of musician (for example master of air guitar). However one song I wouldn’t recommend testing the professional singing career out with would be ¬†‘We all stand together’ by Paul McCartney. As for me personally the frog sections just didn’t work out…especially in public.

And on that note I shall leave you to ponder over what you can do with the power of your Ipod, as the possibilities are endless.

“Take one story, viewed from two different angles. It is the same day, the same moment, but one angle ends happily… and the other ends badly.‚ÄĚ – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven.