Why Growing Up Is So Hard (for adolescents)!

The problem with growing up is that up until our last years of high school (or longer), we’ve categorized people into three types: adults (20+) teenagers (13-19) kids (<13) By the time we’re teenagers, we have outgrown “kids” and quite honestly, try the best to ignore them. It’s the adult world that we still haven’t…

Nocturnal.

I’m mad. Right now, I want to be with whole new people, interesting people who make anything a very intellectual but fun conversation. I want to laugh my head off, and still gain something from the experience. I want to walk around in the brisk autumn night and LIVE. I just came back from my…

Give Me Sunlight!

When preoccupied or far too busy to have time for anything but what needs to be done, I feel really hidden from the metaphorical sunlight that makes a mood go from happy to ridiculously euphoric. It’s like a horse with blinders. I’m so determined to get things done, I spend no time looking up. I’m constantly looking forward, but…

I think I’m too nostalgic for my own good.

Sometimes it holds me back, but tonight I’m just thinking about how I used to be, think, and feel. It went from really great to really bad and now it’s mediocre, my life. I just want to get it back to really good. And how does one do that? Feel the way a child feels?…

Before We Turn to Stone

Coming across Ingrid Michaelson’s song Turn to Stone, the lyrics, “and learn our souls are all we own,” I started thinking… The song is about living before death (turning to stone). It’s about living open-minded and atoning and moving forward, or at least that’s what my interpretation is. But the fact that owning our souls is all…

Breathe

I think it’s very important to sometimes slow down, be lazy, even get sad. It’s important to see things from a different perspective. Not always can we see the world through sunny lenses. The world is full of paintings, sculptures, books, people with stories, trees to climb, parks to walk through, benches to sit on,…

A Religious Post

I’m starting to learn that although the church is great and for me, fundamental in my life, it is not the only place to find God. God does not hide away, waiting for people to find Him. He’s in everything and waiting for someone to notice Him. In everything there is beauty. One can appreciate…

“Reminds us tha…

“Reminds us that greatness lies even in the smallest of moments, in the humblest of hearts, and we shall, each of us, be called to greatness. Whether we shall rise to meet it or let it slip away is the challenge put before us all.” Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Freedom

Sometimes, to get over someone who’s bringing you down, trying to hold you back, or just isn’t the most pleasant person, you have to look at them more. You have to find what it is that makes them likable. You have to find the beauty in the beast. So the girl I was concerned about,…

Moving Forward

So after a brutally embarrassing failure of a grade nine activity yesterday at lunch (no one showed up – those who did left), I felt very discouraged and didn’t feel like I could ‘live up’ to the title of Deputy of my school. No one had my back. The girl I won the election over…

There’s more to life than:

losing weight food school work your lover money Learn about the world, learn about yourself, learn about the past, learn about the person in front of you that you just met. Learn, grow, discover.

Success

Often we find ourselves wandering through life. We find ourselves at a certain place, with a certain state of mind, and have no idea what to do with it all. We have dreams and we have an idea of a person we want to be like. Something inside is pulling us towards these goals. After…