It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world.
So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them.
And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. We can find joy in the world if it’s joy we’re looking for, we can take joy in the act of creation.
So that is my wish for you, and for me. Bravery and joy.
Day 1: Brawl and Boondocks with awesome people. No better way to spend the first night of the year.
Remember that blog I mentioned earlier? The one I spent all of NYE messing with (and it’s still not great but y’know whatever)? Well, my resolution for this year is to complete Project 365, and that blog is were I’ll be posting my photos.
I originally intended to make this blog for 2012. It was a year of huge transitions for me: graduating, moving 1500 miles away from my friends and family in Houston, starting college in Philadelphia, that sort of thing.
But then I forgot.
So here I am in 2013, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Pennsylvania with a habit of photographing all of the amazing people in my world. This is my attempt at Project 365: take at least one photo a day, every day for a year.
That moment when, after hours of tinkering with css, you finally get that one thing that would not stop bothering you about the layout to work and you feel so accomplished only to realize that the reason the first thing you tried didn’t work is because you kept fucking up the name of a class, and then you remember that the only thing you’ve eaten in the past 24 hours was one slice of pizza because you kept getting distracted with editing this theme and proceed to devour the other 2 slices on the plate behind that you microwaved 4 hours ago under the delusion that you’d take a break in a reasonable amount of time.
… Or maybe that’s just me.
LOOK WHAT I PICKED UP TODAYYYYYYYYY~
Ignore the fact that I can’t even play it right now because my writing class is evil.
It fucking works.
ohmygod the ultimate life hack
Some awesome life hacks, that actually is useful
When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.’
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else —The small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ He continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.’
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
‘Take care of the golf balls first —
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.’
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled, ‘I’m glad you asked’, he said.
‘It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
There’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.’
Perfection. Philosophy for the win.
That… was beautiful.
Fucking reblogging this