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Can you feel the beat?

* This photograph was taken in…Lebanon! That shouldn’t be a surprise anymore. Obviously I played around with the picture to give it that cool effect (isn’t this post quite a contrast from the previous one!?)

– The weekend is near and I’ve got some events to attend! I will come back and visit all my blogger friends soon 🙂

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– This photograph was taken on a winter vacation somewhere in the country or mountains. I love the crisp, fresh air of the country/mountains and it has been months since I’ve spent time in such an open space, as you would have read here will read about soon.

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I’ve been tagged! The fiery miss Jaded Vixen tagged me to re-post my very first blog entry. “To see how things are different now, if you write differently, if you write about the same topic, if you did a “hi this is why I’m blogging” sort of post or if you just got straight into it. Then you tag five people to do the same.”

I am tagging Steph- TheRealSydney, Ratz- What Can I Say!, Laura – Perceive Me, Gig – Gigdiary, and Slaveboi – Waiting for the light to change.

My first blog was at the start of the year, when I kick started my wish to write and blog.

What do you think of my first post? I am pleased to be reminded of that poem by Nancye Sims.

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Skipping Stones

January 3, 2010 by skippingstonesHello Everyone,

Happy New Years to everyone across the globe!

So far, ‘everyone’ consists of people who I have so kindly informed of this fledging little blog, and myself. It has been an increasing desire of mine to begin a blog and so I have decided it would be my way of beginning the year by acting on a dream that has been growing throughout 2009.

What do I hope to achieve out of this blog? So far I don’t have the answer to this question…perhaps it will come with time. For now I would love to share some funny, meaningful, whacky and heartfelt thoughts and stories that no doubt will fill 2010 and the years to come.

To begin my endeavour into the blogosphere I have some inspirational words from writer Nancye Sims, whose poems have reached me through forwarded emails and then my happening upon her website: http://nancyesims.com/

Here are a few lines from her poem ‘Some Definitions of Success’ (1996):

When you live for today, rather than in the past or for the future.

When you stop looking for happiness, and start giving it to others.

When you want less of what you can see and more of what you can’t see.

When you know the value of love and value it above all else.

When you need something to stand on, and your standards speak for themselves.

When you are touched by the beauty around you, and the world is touched by the beauty in you…

 I am looking forward to this new and exciting endeavour and where it will take us. Enjoy!

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This also made me think about Steph’s post today on TRS, “What is your blog about?”

I am starting to get a better direction with my blog, but there are plenty of new things to come!!

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– I took this photograph of my cousin. She is an aspiring musician with an angelic voice.

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Remember those rosy days when you were carefree, happy and your heart was brimming with love for the world? Ok, so maybe you don’t remember or you’ve never had those days, but my point is – we tend to romanticise the past.

Reminiscing about the good old days… with friends, family and in our wishful thinking. There is a good chance that it WAS much simpler back then. But I have another theory – It is partly due to the fact that we already got through the moment that we see it as ‘easier back then’.

When we were in high school, for instance, studying for the HSC government exams was a massive pressure that took up a lot of our head space, energy and time. But if you moved into the workforce or university (or both) after this period, then the realisation hits you that it was really just a baby step before being flung into the wide world.

Maybe now it seems easier…but at that moment it was big. It was hard. It was something.

It can be lovely to day dream about the good past, and remember little events, transient moments and previous treasures. If we went back, of course it would be easier, because of who we have become. But that doesn’t help us now!

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

So until it’s done (whatever it may be) this quote + picture combo is going to make me smile.

Just watch me 🙂

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Hide-away

This cafe, that I once happened upon, is so adorable! It had little nick-nacks that gave it an eclectic vibe and I loved how it was tucked away from the crowd. I hope to go back there one day.

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Are you embarrassed by your younger self?

Think back to a few years ago. Even yourself a few days ago.

Most of us tend to reflect on moments that happened recently, a year ago and even longer, that got us red in the face and perhaps left an emotional scar that keeps in our memory.

But this post isn’t about those moments. It is about the things we’ve done that have been left forgotten, and more specifically those words and pictures we’ve produced in one form or another. Things such as a letter written to a friend many years back, a birthday card we forgot to send, a secret diary we kept to ourselves, a musical score we composed when we first discovered how to play an instrument, the artwork we painted in primary school, the essay we wrote in grade 12 and the photograph we took that we thought was so arty and different.

Although it can be embarrassing to encounter our ‘old-self’ in these trinkets and treasures, I mainly feel sentimental while re-living the memories that brought these objects into being.

Above is one of my favourite childhood drawings. Tigger was my favourite character from ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and I had quite a few different soft toys from the Disney store (before it shut down- I used to love that place!).

I wonder what I’ll be thinking about myself now in ten to fifteen years.

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