Monday, September 29, 2008

How to Move On in 4 Easy Steps

Thanks Edward Dullard!!

Let's face it. We've all had something bad happen to us. Whether it's a bad break up, the death of a loved one, or something between.

But we all need to get back on our feet, wave the crash remains goodbye, and stumble our way into bigger and better things in life. IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. It seems like it is at the time. Trust me, I've been there.

But how can you pick our self up from this seemingly life destroying bump and move on?

First, admit that it happened. You can't fix a leaky tap if it isn't leaking, right? Denying that the event happening is just going to make it even worse when it come to the crunch time.

Second, allow yourself to grieve. There is absolutely no law anywhere that states you cannot cry. Allow yourself time to cry, scream, laugh, jump around the house, run, or whatever else is it when you grieve. Allow yourself to be angry.
I find that setting a time frame to grieve helps. Don't let yourself be upset for more than, say, a week. Let all your emotions out. Drain the tank. Then move onto

step three. Acknowledge that it was just another test in your life, that it has made you stronger as a person. Learn from it. Don't look back on it as a bad thing, look back at it as a lesson. I like to think 'Well, look at that, life. You just rolled this huge-arse bowling ball down my life-lane, hoping to get a strike. Well, sucked in. I'm stronger then you think.' Pick up that boulder of a ball, and send it rolling home.

Fourth and finally, don't hate. Do not hate. Don't hate yourself or others, because hate is just going to keep reminding you of the why you hate them, and remind you of the event.

Good luck.

Remember; it isn't your fault. Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pinboard #2

Thanks to Canis Major.

Come for a looksey at the pinboard...

♥ I found this really cool site called Muxtape. Basically you upload MP3s and make little retro mix tapes for mates. Whoo!

This" is a cartoon I find funny, cause I'm barely starting to do half the things. Oh boy.

♥ Have a look at Eye Catchy Pics. There's some really good ones there. I especially like this one. The baby drink time ones are a bit bad, specially the ciggie one. Ugh.

♥ These paper sculptures are amazing. Seriously. You just have to look. Also, check out Jen Stark's range. Beautiful.

Aaand that should just about do it.

Sweeeeeet Caroline...

Turn of the season and all...

Thanks to Joe Pineapples, who has cool a cool name.

Summer is coming!! Or winter for the northern kiddies. So here's a few favourite things from summer...

♥ Staying out until ungodly hours of the night without freezing your bot bot off

♥ It's light til about 9pm!

♥ Long days at the beach without a care in the world

♥ Outdoor movie theatres (especially DIY ones with all the doonas, pillows and blankets in the house piled up on the lawn, and dragging the TV out as far as it can come before the power plug comes out)

♥ Music festivals.

♥ Summer just has this vibe about it. I mean, it's summer!

♥ The smell.

♥ Extra long holidays!

♥ Meeting new people on an otherwise lame family holiday to some random caravan park

♥ Boys.

♥ Topless boys.

♥ Walking around with a towel on is perfectly normal...

♥ are bare feet covered with sand.

♥ Walking around with a bunch of mates doing absolutely nothing and loving every moment of it.

♥ Being brown, despite health authority warnings. Whoops.

♥ 'Summer days, drifting away, but oh, those summer nights...'

♥ Sitting inside with the air con on, whilst everything outside is practically evaporating.

♥ It's summer. 'Nuff said.

But then, there's also that forgotten season, winter. (Sorry, what?)

♥ Sitting in front of the fire with a hot chocolate whilst everything else outside is frozen

♥ Rugging up with so many layers of clothing that you resemble an abominable snowman and can barely walk. But at least you're warm.

♥ Hoodies.

♥ Walking around in a close-knit group trying to steal each others body heat.

♥ Boys.

♥ Warm boys.

♥ Not having to shave your legs because they remain in hibernation for 3 months.

♥ Falling asleep on the lounge with a heap of blankets and pillows around you.

♥ Pillow pools! I used to call them nests when i was little. Basically getting every pillow, blanket, doona and anything else squashy and warm and building
a 'nest'. Then curling up with either a good book or movie.

♥ Being sick sucks. But the feeling when you're home from school/work and fall asleep in the middle of the day rocks. Especially when you hadn't had any sleep the night before.

♥ Demazin. Yummy yummy yummy.

♥ Chai lattes in front of the fire at the Lott. Yummmmmmmmy.

♥ Snowmen. When it actually snows.

♥ Snow. When it actually snows.

♥ Photo shoots in the snow. When it actually snows.

♥ Being snowed in. When it actually snows.

♥ It's soccer season!!

♥ No one cares what you look like when you're trying to stay warm.

There's always been that fight over which is better. Summer? Or winter? I can't decide. In winter I say summer, in summer I say winter.

What do you think?

B-doonk Tsch!

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's been a while...

Many thanks toRobin papa!

A week, actually.

It's been hectic with school and assignments.

I took a mechanical baby the other day-Monday and Tuesday night... Nightmare!! I ended up getting 95%, which was pretty cool.

I absolutely bucketed down today. And I had to walk to school. I walk across the oval. It was insanely wet! I was tempted to get a body board, I tell you.

Here's a poem I wrote the other night. Our cat's been missing 3 weeks today :(

Its called SAM, as that's our cats name.

Silent night, starry night,
Full, round, beaming moon.
Show, tell, reveal,
your secrets to me soon.

Show a black streak,
racing across the night,
Quick, fast agile,
racing to the light.

Show me a planet,
circling the sky,
Round, bright,perfect,
it doesn't even try

And show me your heart,
beating openly,
pure, clean, even,
hidden deeply

But do not show the pain,
the suffering of most.
Pain, hate, anguish,
haunts like a ghost

Silent night, starry night,
full, round, beaming moon.
Show, tell, reveal,
your secrets to me soon.

Not one of my best, but it's alright I 'spose.

Hope its all going swimmingly in your river.