Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Trouble with Love

The trouble with love is:

- It makes you vulnerable
- It clouds your judgement
- It can't be stopped
- It's not always rational
- It has the power to eat you up
- It can turn your whole life upside down

I feel that the list above completely encompasses how I'm feeling right now, however putting my positive hat on I know that all things happen for a reason. You can't always choose who you fall in love with, you can't put a guard around your heart forever and sometimes you have to leave yourself open to hurt as being hurt is all part of growth ( please don't go out hurting yourselves on purpose though!). 

Whilst love can be troublesome, it's ultimately what makes the world goes round. In life you have to take the positive with the negative. For now a more positive definition of love to end with:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year, New Me (Isn't that how the story goes?)

I haven't posted in a little while, procrastination and the stress of life have got the best of me. My last post was way back in June and so much has happened since then: graduated from uni, turned 22, started a Master's degree, went on holiday and so much more. It's been a an intense few months and I feel like I've been on an emotional roller-coaster for much of it. I've had lots of ups and a few downs but I guess in life you have to take the rough with the smooth (I just wish there was much more smooth than rough!). My quest to find myself took another route as I realised that as life progresses and as I change my patterns of evaluation and reflection all needed to change to.

Now it's already two weeks into 2013 and on the whole there's nothing much for me to complain about. I've never really been the one for resolutions per se but I've liked the feeling of drawing the line under a year and closing the door on some things. This year I have challenged myself to change my mindset; I want to develop an attitude of positivity and appreciation in spite of the hardship or adversity I might face. That said, this isn't always an easy task to accomplish and I've already stumbled in this goal. However, I'm not going to beat myself up when I falter, I will just try and readdress the balance and seek a positive meaning in the things I may experience. I'm a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and counting my blessings. Therefore, this year I hope that I can be appreciative and content with all the good things I have in my life (no matter how small or trivial they may seem).

A new year is not the only time for growth, refinement or fresh starts, this is something we can all achieve at any time. I don't know what 2013 holds in store for me but I hope to be the best person I can be and make the most of all the days I'm given.