The funny thing about life is that people spend half their lives trying to fit in and the other half trying to stand out. I mean, how could you spend half of your life trying to be like everyone else only to end up spending the rest of your life trying to be different? It’s just one of the mysteries of life I am determined to figure out.
In this day and age, the beauty of heartfelt handwritten letters is slowly becoming obsolete. Call me old-fashioned but since when did Facebook, Viber, or Telegram replace the sentiment of a lovely little note. I’m sure it’s way easier to just type something up and post it or print it out but is that really what this world has come to? What is happening to the romantic world? Even the intimacy of relationships is lost in all the public displays of affection on the world wide web. I, for one, am still so intrigued when I receive little cards in sealed envelopes. I still get excited when I get little packages overflowing with personalized effort. If this makes me a hopeless romantic then so be it. So imagine my surprise when I came across a brand that is all about the art of paper—Notera.
People spend the first half of their lives trying to fit in and the second half trying to stand out. You may not realize it right now but our lives somehow end up this way, one way or another. We grow up trying to be one thing then one day we just go in the completely opposite direction. There’s no explanation for it, it just happens naturally. By now, you’re probably wondering where I’m getting all this. It’s just one of those things that have been in the corner of my mind that slowly worked its way up to the surface. One day, I just felt a bit of a shift in the way I saw things which spiralled into something unexpectedly life changing.
Acceptance is one of the hardest things for people to do but it is also one of the things that people ultimately need. People need to accept themselves for who they are and accept others for who they are. It’s so easy to say that you accept someone or something but to actually fully accept something entails understanding. In order to accept, you need to understand. That was the goal of the Center for Possibilities Foundation when they produced the “Yakap” film. They released the film to provide a medium in which people can understand what it’s like to be a person with special needs and what the people around them go through every single day.
Traveling is something everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime. You get to explore new places, discover new things and get a new perspective on all sorts of things. You end up learning so much more about the world and, of course, yourself. There’s nothing like taking yourself out of the everyday hustle to simply do whatever you want, wherever you want, and however you want it done.
Sometimes, I wonder If dressing like a man will give me the authority that all men seem to acquire with no effort whatsoever on their part. By simply being men, they automatically get this dominance, like a superpower. No, I am not a feminist on a rampage. I’m just contemplating on the age-old question, “does the suit make the man?”
Have you ever heard of the term “The Gray Area”? I first came across it when my friends were talking about a strange situation wherein there’s this guy and this girl who like each other, act like they like each other, but never admit to any of it. They’re apparently considered to be in the gray area. I even Googled the term, It’s actually a real thing—I checked. It made me wonder about what it’s like to be in this gray area situation. I mean, is it nice there? Do people even know they’re actually in the gray area? When people figure out that they’re in this limbo like space, do they try to get themselves out of it?
There’s nothing like cozying it up in your favorite sweater in this unpredictable weather. Summer is really over and I, for one, am having a hard time coping. I just love basking in the sun and taking in all the chill vibes the world has to offer. I am definitely already missing the Summer season. You know what they say, all good things come to an end, but there’s always something better around the corner.
For quite some time now, I’ve been thinking about the direction of my blog. I’ve been blogging for a while but I’ve never really stopped to think of what I wanted it to be. Up until today, it’s just been a hodgepodge of the random things I went through in life. I actually started out reblogging posts I like on Tumblr then I eventually started creating original posts. The more posts I created, the more empowered I felt to just keep on writing. I didn’t even care if anyone read it or not, I just wanted to post stuff I was interested in.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb Mount Everest, swim with sharks or experience anything you can possibly imagine without leaving the comfort of your home or even spending a dime? What if I told you, all you need is your mobile phone and a special cardboard to be transported to another world? Would you believe me?