Quotes of the Day!

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer,” said Joseph Campbell. Interesting, and thought provoking, isn’t it? I’ve been soul searching and confused and maybe it’s just the full moon, but something in my head (and heart) seems not quite right. I’m agitated and anxious. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew and I kind of just want to go hide somewhere under a rock. Or not get out of bed. But I do, every day. This is just a random feeling that’s come yesterday or day before. I feel like sometimes not only do people take me for granted, but they also take advantage of my kindness and the nice things I do and then have expectations of me. So when I’m just being nice because I feel like, they expect me to go one step further and expect me to be NICER than that and do even more.

I sometimes feel like I’m losing myself, the essence of who I am, or was. I didn’t stand up for who I was, or the things I wanted or didn’t want. I let people I cared for trample all over my dreams and wants. Now they’re happy, and I pretend to be, till suddenly, the curtain lifts sometimes, and I see that maybe I’m not. When things fall apart, and I remember all the ways I’ve been wronged. Or have wronged myself. How I let other people dictate my life. How I gave in for stupid reasons. It makes me hate myself. Hoping this is just the moon talking and that once I land in the US (30 days away!!) all this unnecessary stress and anxiety will melt away. Rawr.

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” And that quote is reason enough for me to want to change and stop being such a stressball all the time. No one will love me, I’ll drive everyone away, and I’ll be left to fend for myself.

Enjoy the quotes, and happy Wednesday! :)

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Last Quotes of the Year!

So here’s the last for 2014. Another year gone and probably not too much achieved. It has been a rollercoaster of experiences and feelings; but I don’t think anything super great happened. Sure, my career went up a notch – I’m now heading a department, I visited a host of places I’d never been to before, and I got to know people a little better. Still, most of my time feels wasted. So much I could have accomplished in 365 days that I didn’t. I could have been half way through a much coveted MBA… Oh well. Hopefully I’ll live to see another year. I guess I also learnt a lot about myself. I learnt things that make me tick, what affects me, how living with another person really is so different from the fantasy, how love is not the answer to everything and definitely not enough to make a relationship work, how pets can change your life, how work is so important, and many more things I’m sure.

I jotted down some resolutions for myself a while ago, here they are. Let me know what you think!

  • Feed the happy wolf
  • Journal about my feelings daily
  • Call home twice a week minus weekends
  • save $100/month for travel fund
  • Keep a gratitude section in journal
  • Exercise 3 times per week min
  • Excel at work & get a raise
  • Be more aloof and unbothered about other people
  • Plan a vacation & save for it
  • Drink more water
  • Read one book per month
  • Start a side business
  • Be more positive: approach life’s unpleasantness in a more positive and productive manner. Think the best is going to happen rather than the worst.
  • Make more salads for lunch
  • Don’t let things out of my control overwhelm me. “Certain obstacles are there to challenge us – never defeat us.”
  • Spend money to create memories
  • Let go more often
  • Involve myself in somehow giving back to society and increasing education – if even with just sponsoring one child

Let’s try and look at the brighter side in 2015!

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and if you haven’t gotten enough, check this out: http://www.hellogiggles.com/20-inspiring-quotes-hilarious-women :) Have a great year ahead xx

My wish for all of you

My wish for all of you