-Question submitted by Anonymous
(1) “You can’t be successful when you’re trying to make money” - My dad. He’s said this (or some form of this) quite a number of times. Usually when I’m feeling down and I don’t know what to do with my life and I have to get a job I hate, etc. He’s an advocate of following your dreams. Hard work, tenacity, and passion can AND WILL get you to where you wanna be.
(2) “Great people talk about ideas, people talk about events, and small people talk about people” - My dad. I don’t even know if this is the right quote, but it was something like that… So many people waste their time gossiping, spreading rumors, talking trash about people they call their ‘friends’ and ragging on celebrities for no reason. I don’t really understand why.. What do you get from it? How does it make you a better person? Why does it make you feel good to hurt people? I always think about time in terms of ‘moments,’ we have all these moments to share, to create, to love. Why would you waste those moments talking about people?? Do something.
(3) I’ve spent a lot of time focused on things going wrong. Did that make me happy? No. Did it make anything better? No. Did it make life easier? No. SO WHAT DID I DO?! I changed my way of thinking. Rather, I changed my way of THANKing LOLOLOL, omg. Anyway. I’m serious. There came a point in my life where I said ‘why am i focused on everything terrible’ and I just stopped. I started being grateful for the good in my life and if I couldn’t find good in my life, I was thankful for the good in the world. I started to work hard and recognize the the positive outcomes. I started to learn from my mistakes, instead of thinking I was an idiot. I started forgiving the people who had hurt me. I started doing sweet things for my friends. I started eating better, exercising, laughing more, cleaning my room, cooking, writing, taking risks. I did everything I wanted to do, but never felt like I could. I changed the course of my life and I’m so happy I did.
(1) “Never compare.” - my grandma. I actually never met my dad’s mom, but he constantly conveyed this, her favorite saying, to my sister and I when we were kids. It’s as simple as it sounds. Look at yourself and measure your happiness on what you have and what you hold dear - not on how those things measure up to those around you. You will always, always be able to find someone who has “more” than you and “less” than you… but we are all our own people, and we make our measurements for happiness.
(2) “Time heals.” - someone smart, probably. I honestly think that the biggest thing I have learned in my four hundred and seventy-two years on this planet (approximate age) is that time can truly heal. I have hit some spots in my life that were so low I believed I would never, EVER feel like myself again. I have cried on trains and had anxiety attacks in churches and lost people and things that I’ve held dear… but time, like a fucking magician, has always helped me heal, gain perspective, and grow. Now when I hit a low point, I trust in the fact that around the bend is always something different and unexpected.
(3) “Laugh.” - Everyone Is Gay. I have always lived a life that included laughter - but it wasn’t until I started working with Dannielle on Everyone Is Gay that I realized how incredibly powerful that laughter can be. Our work has allowed people to laugh, and through that laughter, people have been able to listen in a different way than they had known existed before. We didn’t know the power of laughing before you all shared your experiences with us… and now I will never lead a life without laughing at least fourteen times a day. Keeps you young, keeps you healthy, keeps you wonderful.
Just before I go to bed, even when he’s sicker than a dog and sounds like shit.. Still makes my day. Even before we started dating, the idea of him being the last voice I heard at night was always enough to make me smile. Call me a hopeless romantic, a mushy sap, what have you. But I do love my man with everything I’ve got, I never feel bored with him. Even just his presence is enough to satisfy me, whether he makes a word or a single sound, or not. I don’t care. Just being around him is all I need. But hearing his voice just before I finally close my eyes at the day’s end… It’s a wonderful thing, something I can’t even put into words properly. I can’t wait to see him tomorrow, cook him dinner and spoil him rotten before I kick his ass at yahtzee, uno, life, monopoly, some sort of game! Bring it, babe. XD
Okay, shutting up now and going to bed. Yeap. ¡Adiós para la noche, tumblr!