31 December 2011
Hey y'all, well it's almost time to end 2011 and time to bring in the new year! I'm doing something incredibly different this year and spending mine camping! Whatever you end up doing I hope you guys have an amazing and safe time celebrating and partying it up!
And as for me I am stocking my car up with much needed vino to see me through these next few days! Wish me luck!
Take care and have a Happy New Year!
27 December 2011
How true is this! What is now a common quote floating around the internet by the late Steve Jobs has definitely made it in my top five favourite quotes of all time. I had to share this with a good friend of mine who's currently in the process of pursing a dream of his, and unfortunately, hasn't had much support or understanding from his family. He's a dreamer who's always believed he would be somebody one day and finally plucked up the courage to leave his job and focus on making it a reality. I find his perseverance so inspiring and it is what has inspired me to write this today!
Whatever it is you want to do, GO FOR IT! Never, ever hold back! Trust your intuition and if it feels right just do it. Make the most out of everyday and if you find you hit a hurdle don't stress, tomorrow is another day. Just hold on, keep believing and be happy!
If you find yourself doubting your dreams and getting discouraged, simply remember what your dream is and just imagine yourself already having achieved it. Don't take to heart what others say about you and your dreams. In most cases these people just envious or they just don't understand. At the end of the day, the choices you make are what you have to live with, so do what's right for you.
Now if your wondering about my friend, well despite a lack of funds, he has managed to secure flights to Los Angeles, a working visa and a place to crash while he's over there following his dreams! So I leave you with yet another quote that I hope will inspire you further...
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
25 December 2011
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
|Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!|
Hey all you lovlies just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Whatever you end up doing today hope it's a day full of good food, great company and lots and lots of laughter and happiness! I mean, heck, it's only once a year right, so enjoy it!
Christmas and holiday love to you all,
21 December 2011
Well with Christmas well on my heels I have finally managed to do most of my Christmas shopping both online and in store! Whooo, I'm actually kind for it to be over with it, I mean as much as I love shopping and buying fabulous gifts for my loved ones, it's a slightly stressful situation shopping this time of year, and shopping should never, ever be stressful! With all that fuss trying to get a car park at the shopping centres, practically fighting your way through the crowds at the big department stores only to find they've sold out on what you wanted or you just find empty shelves. And not to forget finding yourself once again having to fight for a spot in those giant lines at the checkouts!
Now, I realise it's the "silly season" and all but honestly, do we really all need to act so silly this time of year? You all know who I'm talking about. That one annoyingly rude shopper that huffs and puffs throughout the store and worst of all, in line, complaining about how long the line is, or how there are empty registers or how the old lady just tried to cut in line blah blah blah! And to make things worse they not only vent their frustrations to other shoppers but they proceed to take it out to those poor workers behind the registers, which in turn, ends up holding the rest of us up too! I really feel for retail workers this time last year, I started off working in retail and was working at Swarovski this time last year and I can tell you these workers are already working their butts off and are all exhausted too having to work absolutely cray-cray hours.
What ever happened to treat others how you yourself would like to be treated? I know it's annoying to have to stand in line but why make such a big deal out of it? At this time of year it is to be expected! If you dont like it then why not organise yourself and purchase gifts throughout the year? I understand we all have a freedom of speech etc, etc, but it's no excuse to vent your frustrations out on the people around you. They are all feeling as you do, we are all stressed out and running out of time too and at the end of the day what does it achieve? Absolutely nothing! All it does is make you and others around you even more annoyed! So, if you find yourself in a situation like this try to not encourage or engage them, I've witnessed people agree with these huffer's and puffer's, defend the staff and I've seen people tell them to shut the f*** up and in all counts it doesn't end pretty! I think it's just best to ignore them because in that way they wont affect your mood and ruin your day. And I guess if your one of those people who gets agitated easily, next time you feel that wave of anger come along maybe try to take a deep breath and remember to "keep calm, it's Christmas!"