My New Year is…


For me, New Year’s Eve is just like any other day. In my family we spend it at home; my parents await the predictions of astrologists for what the future carries for us while eating snacks with a glass of wine. When it strikes 12 o’clock, we hug and wish each other a happy new year. If we’re tired, we go to sleep otherwise we watch TV .

As for me, I grew tired of predictions and TV and the nonsense. It means nothing to me. Predictions? Some did come true but why await the future when we are living the present? This is my motto: “Live the moment! “ As for TV, I quit my addiction a long time ago because I got bored 😛

One reason I love this holiday: Family Reunions. It’s a day we could celebrate to be together as one “whole” family in this week of vacation.

Yet, I have grown tired of giving this day too much credit. Yes, I understand. It’s a new year, a new beginning, a new start and a change. But should it always have to be on New Year? Why should it be restricted to that day? Why wait? Start today, tomorrow or any other day you wish! New Year is neither the end nor the beginning of a year; it is simply the cycle of life that continues to go on and on and on…

 

So that’s how I’m spending it tonight… blogging! 

 

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I loved this year because I created my one space on WordPress where I could write anything that comes to my mind and get it off my chest. Up to date, I have 41 followers. I never imagined having that many followers in my life. I never thought my blog was interesting at all.

I’d like to say thank you to my followers and visitors who have liked my posts and followed my blog, you motivated me to keep blogging more and more. ❤

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope 2014 gets better than the previous years with more achievements! Have a good night and stay safe 😀 

… But there’s free food.


–    Hey, would you like to come to the industry convention next Thursday? I will be holding an important speech and I’d appreciate your support.

–   I would love to but … I’ve some things. You know…

–   But, there will be free food!

–   I could reschedule. I would love to come!

Haha! It’s true. It gets to me as well.

I mean what would anyone want do at a convention filled with speeches that mean nothing to them. It’s boring. But free food … hmmm that’s interesting!

I remember once when I was at school, we had a meeting for something my friends and I participated in (can’t remember what it was… we never attended it :P). So we weren’t planning on going but once we heard that there will be “free food”, we rushed there. We decided to eat and leave. Hahaha! I remember we stored some in our bags for lunch. It’s not like we were starving or anything, we were full. But I don’t know :/

Now, I look back at that time and smile thinking how silly we were. But it remains till today: We are invited somewhere we are not interested in but if they offered free food or snacks so we go.

But why?!

I, have no idea. I can’t think of anything convincing. It’s just weird.

For a starving person, I’d understand the reason but for a full person I’d just have to ask.

Does anyone have a clue?!


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“Because if you’re lucky enough to have people in your life that make you happy, that inspire you, that move you, you need to devour each moment you have together because you never know how many of those moments you have left. These people are sacred”. -Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love

” Describe Yourself”


I am sure most of you have encountered this question at least once in your lives.

I have been asked this question on the last day of school. My teacher was asking each of us a question about ourselves and then it was my turn. He said: “Leah! You are a vague and mysterious student, and I haven’t understood who you are really. I know you’re quiet, shy and smart. But that’s all. I’d like to hear it from you; describe yourself in one sentence.”

Ok, that’s the toughest question and he chose me?! Come on!  I didn’t know where to start and in ONE SENTENCE??!! That’s impossible.

I was 15 years old at that time and I was still discovering myself. If I still didn’t know myself, how the hell do you expect me to tell you in ONE sentence?! So he realized I had difficulty answering it so he gave me the option to “pass”. And so I did.

But now seriously, if you were asked this question how would you approach it and from where do you start? It’s such a broad question. Each person has around hundreds of tiny aspects; how could you describe them in words on the spot? It’s too much pressure.

I’m 20 today and I’m still getting to know myself. But I have received some tips on how to approach it and from there I created my own way.

If I’m nervous, relax! It’s just a question; it’s not gonna kill me. Breathe. Ready? Ok.

Next, be honest. I can say how I changed, introduce myself, describe my hobbies or interests or beliefs or I could tell a story that has changed me to the person I am today.

And then … That’s it.

What I learned from the internet is too cliché and that’s not what anybody wants to hear even at the interviews. I bet if I was the interviewer I would stop you right there, ask you to take one deep breath and start over but this time be original.

Luckily, I have my blog here that describes who I am through posts, media and quotes. If I get stuck, I could just simply refer to it: “If you want to know more you could take a look at my personal blog. You will know everything you need to know!”

If you have other ways of approaching such a question or a story or anything you’d like to share, I’d appreciate your feedback. 

My Religion


I am not an atheist and I am not of any XYZ religion. I am myself, Leah. I am different and unique from others. I believe a bit from here and a bit from there. I believe in what seems right to me but I accept others’ beliefs. This is my religion. My religion is not right or wrong or invalid. It is what keeps me hanging on to life; what gives me faith in life. If it were right, wrong or invalid then there would have been proof and no longer a belief, but a fact.

My religion is to accept others, enjoy every second like it’s your last, learn as much as you can, earn your life with your own hands, money does not necessarily provide happiness, be thankful for what you have now, look at yourself and live your own life; don’t look at others’ lives, don’t change who you are unless it’s your choice, explore the world, a person is not measured by their age but by their heart and brains; so no need to lie about your age, the death of one person is as important as a 1,000,000 deaths; each life is expensive, nothing is impossible. 

My religion is not complete yet. It will be when I die, when I have lived my life to the fullest and explored each age with the lessons it has provided through those years. But for now, that is my religion.

I would like to mention something additional and it belongs to the “accept others” part of my religion. I have noticed people participating in religion wars because one’s religion is more dominant over the other (meaning more people belong to this religion than others so they are outnumbered).

This is my belief: They are using religion as an excuse because it’s “holy” and nobody should touch it mistakenly. But the truth is, in my opinion that they fail to accept each other so they end up beating each other and causing deaths. The problem lies in each person, not in religion. Everyone has the choice and they decide what will happen next.

 

I hope I have not hurt anyone’s feelings. This is a sensitive topic, I understand. I would love for you share your opinions, if you like.