You casually check your hair in the reflection of retail store windows, as you walk swiftly with a coffee in one hand, while contemplating whether you’ll get to work on time. Multi-tasking. It’s hard. If you’re part of Gen Y, then you’ll most likely want things done efficiently in a timely manner. Whether that be your order at McDonalds when you regret that you wish you had prepared your lunch the night before rather than planning to do it in the morning, which you never really did because your alarm clock was teasing you to press snooze, and you just couldn’t resist, or you just keep making excuses for things you’ve been putting off like that long awaited catch-up brunch with a friend that never really got happened. That sentence doesn’t even make proper sense. I’m probably just really tired, as I sit her lonesome, waiting for my train at Town Hall Station. Whatever, no one really cares. These days it feels as if no one cares. It’s as if we are all just existing, rather than living the life we envisioned. Nameless faces going with the flow of the rat race, especially now that it is leading up to Christmas. When was the last time you had a nice, chill, I-wanna-be-here-and-don’t-have-plans-straight-after chat with an old friend in a relaxed environment? These days we are all busy. We stuff our food with fast food during breaks at work. Or we chump on a high calorie, high sugar ‘snack’ like a triple chocolate fudge muffin, while simultaneously gulping down expresso that burns your tongue because you tell yourself, “I just don’t have time”. Am I angry at the world that things have just gotten so out of control? Am I angry at myself for wanting to chase my ‘blurred’ dreams because I’m a success-hungry 20-something? If you’ve ever felt this way, then don’t fear you’re not alone. We just need to do one thing, and that’s to relax. Problem solved.
In a distance so close it made me feel strangely comfortable,
In a moment of nothing but bliss, I looked into your eyes,
I noticed how often they change colour in different lights,
I also noticed how bad I wanted you, but couldn’t have you.
That accidental brush against my shoulder, it stirs me inside,
All that hoping and wishing, it drives me crazy inside,
Sometimes it’s easier not to look your way, for it breaks my heart inside,
That’s how I feel, that’s exactly how I feel inside.
The imagination is indeed powerful. Be cautious. Be humble. Always have your feet on the ground.
I spotted an up and coming musician a few years ago at a prominent music festival, and within minutes of casting my eyes upon his slender frame, nerdy-chic wardrobe, and witnessing his lyrical genius, I melted into one smitten kitten. Seriously, I practically purred when he came on stage and felt like licking myself from excitement (over sharing?). He was exactly my type. I knew it was game-over for me. So I allowed myself to fall head-over-heels from across a crowded sea of intoxicated hipsters and spent the rest of my summer daydreaming of the day we’d snuggle up with a bottle of wine and Curb Your Enthusiasm DVDs. He’d be the Seth Cohen to my Summer.
As with all celebrity crushes, I enjoyed the fantasy, but the rational part of my brain understood that’s all it was. Our date nights included watching his interviews on YouTube and pretending any…
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Cara Delevingne…what can I say? She is really making her mark in the modelling industry
There are times when we find ourselves thinking constantly of all our worries and insecurities because it is our ‘default setting’ to believe that we are the centre of the everything. That everyone and every thing is against us and it is our mission to prove everybody wrong, all those that wronged us, doubted our abilities and did not believe in us. But in reality some people are in a far worse condition than us…poverty, debt, or hearing for the first time you have been diagnosed with cancer.
Sometimes you just need to get outside, soak in the sunshine and breath fresh air in and out for a while. Then remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. In the words of Phillip Yancey, “I have learnt that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”