Friday, February 26, 2016

Crowded Thoughts

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” 

Hello my potatoes!

 I have been thinking, uh oh Crystal, thinking? 

Yes, I have been doing that dangerous deed again, that risky things we humans are able to do, to come up with our own perspectives. 

And no, the quote isn't going to be a completely random, because I have a shred of cognitive thought available today to pour forth into this blog today, hoorah!

What I have been thinking about is that, I was recently sitting in a gathering, just sitting, there was no real direction to the conversation, it was simply floating and flowing the way conversations tend to do when there is a group of people who know each other. 

And I am just sitting there, and I suddenly see someone else sitting, and just, thinking, and me being the nosy creature that I am, think to myself, what is she thinking about?

And that was when it hit me, I don't know what they are thinking, because I am stuck inside myself, looking out of my eyes and into everyone else's, while everyone is inside themselves, these eyes I see have people looking out of them, people who dwell inside and look out with hope or fear or excitement. And I am in here, in myself, typing with these hands, thinking inside my own head.
And I realized how tiny my perspective really is.

 Many of the times we sit down inside our own heads and view ourselves as the only perspective, as the one person looking out, because we can only understand this because we are the ones trying to peer into someone else. 

But it makes you feel good about yourself as well, the knowledge that you can play a part in someone else's life and are able to realize to yourself that you are not the center of their thoughts, they are. 

They are each in their own worlds, each seeing things from their own eyes, and once you realize that, it is not as hard to smile at someone, it becomes easier because you know that although you can leave an impression on them, their job is not to ponder on your life, they all have their own lives to live and their own perspectives to shape, and that you should stop worrying about what other's perspectives are and work on sculpting your own into something you can be proud of.


How do you view other's perspectives? Have you ever had that moment when you realized that everyone is in their own heads and you in yours? Leave a comment and let me know :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Imagine the day you wake up on the right side of the bed and everything works out." - Unknown (me)

You get up and you're congratulated by your parents who repeatedly tell you that they're so proud of you and your efforts. You recall that for the past few months you've been working your butt off for a tiring, energy-draining project that you've finally completed. This was no ordinary project. It required energy, time, effort, discipline, and dedication. You recollect all the past memories of the long all-nighters and all-mornings you pulled. It seems like gumdrops and lollipops now, but you know that you felt like you were stepping on hard rocks at the edge of a cliff with a broken bridge to cross and you repeatedly got these thoughts filled with doubt. "Why am I even here? What is going to change if I even do this? Will the benefits outweigh the struggles? Will I even make it out of here alive?" Well, all those thoughts are way gone now because-congratulations- you've made it!

Back to reality... You've probably still got a long way to go like the rest of us, but DON'T WORRY! Are you worried? No? Don't lie, I can see that you're stressed but don't worry, you WILL CROSS THE BRIDGE. I promise you! And the best feeling will be that you squeezed the pulp out of your "towel of effort and energy"(i don't even know what I'm saying right now but anyways), YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS and YOU WILL SUCCEED! Don't worry about the results until they come. You can't crack an egg if you didn't even go out to get eggs yet (okay, I'm officially insane).

That's all for today! Byeeeeeee ~ Elle

Saturday, February 6, 2016

"When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

Hello, look, i'm alive!
Bottom line, school is a challenge.
I'm not going to lie and say something fluffy and soft like, oh its not that bad, high school is the best time of your life!
Well, hate to break it to you friend, but no, its not.
I can't really attest to anything that happens after high school because I have not yet been able to achieve time travel (I am on the cusp of a breakthrough!)
And as all teachers like to fondly remind me, school is not real life! You are all still little baby kiwis still!
But the way I see it, in high school people limit not only where you go and what classes you take, but try to limit how you think.
Don't ask that question, don't read that lesson, you don't need this for class.
It's not an environment that encourages growth, but to plod through what the curriculum says, and that is all.

What does the above quote have to do with this whole tirade? Absolutely nothing! But we liked it so it shall stay.

I'm going to dash now, I have some, uh, things I need to attend to (the lizards are breathing fire absolutely everywhere!)
Now that I think about it, this is actually my first post on here -Shoots fireworks-

Thanks for reading!