COMING BACK, MEMORIES

After all the cleaning up I had to do at home before our cargo comes, I found so many things that I was like, “Damn, I need to blog this”.

First of all, I had a little reunion with my favorite teddy of all times. It’s probably one of the biggest I’ve ever owned and sleeping with it, it’s almost like sleeping with another human being. And it’s so soft. As you can see, it’s pink so when I was small, I thought that directly made it a female. I never named it, which is weird. Maybe, it’s not too late to name it now?

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Then, I found this picture of me that looks like a painting, but it’s just an edited picture to make it look like a sketch and then, we framed it.  I got that done when I was 6 or 7 at my school. Does it look like me at all?

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And I found the most valuable things I could’ve asked for.
First, I found a diary that my grandma gave me a couple of years ago, which I never started. It’s the green one in the gallery below. I’m thinking I should really start it. Fill those pages in. I love writing and it’s great to look back at what I’ve done. Plus, it’s a diary that has meaning and value to it not just a notebook I bought so I could write in it, you know? My grandma gave it to me as a birthday present if I remember correctly.

What else did I find? If I told you, you wouldn’t believe it. I found three diaries of mine. I used to keep a diary when I was little. I started when I was 6 about to turn 7 and kept it till I was 9. Then, I stopped keeping one. And I started out again when I was 12, and I wrote my last diary entry last summer. I should really get back on track, shouldn’t I?

And my favorite thing ever. I actually knew they were here and I couldn’t wait to get here just to find them. When I was small, I wrote stories. Of course, they weren’t very well-written. But the ideas behind them surprise me now that I look back at them. When I was 6, I wrote a story about two girls who found out what geometrical figures were for when they saw a cat. And then, on the side I drew a cat. The face was a circle. The ears triangles. The body was an oval. And the legs, rectangles. I think it’s kind of smart of me to write that. But I have my favorites out of the collection. There are 17 stories in total. One of the stories I like the most is one of a butterfly who was stuck to its cocoon but then she got other animals to help her out and with their help, she flew. I wrote this one when I was 6. Another story I really enjoy was one of a bear who was white with black spots, but all of the bears he knew were black with white spots. This bear was invited to a party and he was scared because he was different. He didn’t have any presents to give so he took a dried flower hoping for the best. On his way, it started to rain and so, his spots and fur reversed color and the flower became really beautiful. He went in the party looking like the rest and with a beautiful flower. It’s all about taking risks. I wrote this one when I was 7. There’s so much to think about these stories. They’re unintentionally or intentionally (I don’t know, I was so small I can’t remember) meaningful and beautiful.

 

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It makes me proud to know that this little thing I have for writing started when I was really young. I started keeping a diary and now I’m here, with the desire to share my thoughts out to the world.

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Popular songs

The Harlem Shake, Gangnam Style, The Macarena dance… they date back to god knows when. All of these hits are known by thousands of people. If you’re reading this, you have danced to one of them for sure. But, what is it that makes them so great? What is it that makes them so popular in such a short time? I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve drawn some conclusions which I thought I’d share with you. This is the journey of my thoughts after all 😉

The first thing I noticed is that they are songs. Not books or movies, you don’t have to put any effort to enjoy it and they are short. So short you don’t even have time to get bored.

They have a catchy tune, a tune which isn’t similar to any other song’s, and a tune that’s different compared to the one of other songs.

Also, they come with a dance, a dance which isn’t mainstream at all but it’s rather easy at the same time. Who would’ve thought of ‘horse dancing’ to Gangnam style? or a song to get completely crazy to like the Harlem shake? Innovative thinking, people.

I think quite weirdly, so these thoughts took a completely different form in a matter of seconds. I found myself thinking about how to be successful in the future based on these observations. And… it’s gotta be new, fresh, but with a common principle, keeping people in mind and how lazy they tend to be, multi-use!

Anyway, today… as weird as this might sound… why don’t you dance to one of these songs and enjoy it? Enjoy the work of people, their success, the product…or you know what? Just gather your family and dance.

Quote of the day- 13.1.13

“Some of the best things in life come in paper”- Me.

By this, I don’t mean in wrapping paper. (even though, that’s nice too, hehe) I mean paper literally. A note, a letter, a diary entry, an airplane ticket, a drawing made by a friend, etc because all of these will give you memories and feelings that we wish were unforgettable, but unfortunately our minds cannot remember and remind themselves of so many things. So, even if that piece of paper seems useless. Keep it because it’ll draw a smile on your face someday. 🙂

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Memories are amazing, so I am going to create memories. 🙂

2013.

Dear 2013 Elisa,
This year has given me many lessons. I would say that this year was “my year of awareness”. Sort of like the year when I took control of my life and became aware of what’s actually out there. I have to admit that it was a tough year… full of challenges, work, emotions, and new things. Since it was tough, I learnt a lot from it. So, there are a couple of things that I want to tell you. Please, please, please: stop procrastinating and work. It’s true that you have gotten pretty good grades but you went though a lot of stress, disorganization, lack of time, which you wouldn’t have had to go through if you didn’t procrastinate and worked. Also, you would have time for more things outside school and would have more of a balanced life. So, you must stop procrastinating this 2013. Quit facebook. Quit anything that will stop you from working and do take breaks, but work efficiently. Try and enjoy your assignments. You’ll work better that way. Anyway, I would also want you to spend time with your family because this year they’ve proven me how great they are. Never forget about them and care for them just as they care for you. Hmm, what else can I tell you? This is gonna be hard to ask for… but stop being insecure. Start believing in yourself, in all aspects of yourself because it’ll get you further. Pull that confidence together. I know that this year could’ve been way better if you only had a little faith in yourself. This is kind of related as well: overcome your shyness. It’s unnecessary and useless. It’s doing no good to you. Next, don’t allow yourself to get carried away by your emotions. You can avoid so many complications. So, put your feet on the ground and control yourself too. Don’t scream at people just because you’re feeling angry. Don’t let your emotions take over you. Also, I know you don’t do this but you do think of it… don’t betray anyone. Not worth it. To sum up, here’s the list of your goals:
-No procrastination and work efficiently
-Have things to look forward to and goals
-Spend time with your loved ones
-Believe in yourself, get rid of your insecurities
-Overcome your shyness
-Don’t get carried away by emotions
-Be truthful and sincere
-Read a book a month 
-Keep writing
-Start out a new hobby
-Be happy 

2013. HERE WE COME. 🙂

28.12.12- DIARY ENTRY.

Dear Diary,
Yes! It’s a diary entry because I can’t be bothered to be creative and I don’t have time, plus… I’ve got a lot of things to say at once. First of all, I wanna say I’ve finished 2012 learning a couple of new things. 
1) Sometimes, it’s not about being able to see, understand and respect others’ perspectives. But, more like… REALLY putting yourself in someone’s shoes and caring for others. Yes, you’ve got to love and care for others, actually no. That’s really easy to say and think: I love you and I care about you. No. It’s more like… you have to watch out… seek for their well-being…. make them feel loved… improve their situation if you can… make an effort. Basically, I have to help people, make their lives better and see what they need, reach out for them. 
2) There’s so much out there, people, ideas, subjects, issues… And I think of me. Hmm.. my blog is all about me. How is that thinking deeply when there’s so much out there? 
3) It’s the small things in life that make me happy and that complete our lives… that good laugh with your family, that random conversation you have at the supermarket with a random stranger, hugs, kisses, that song, that new friend you make, seeing an old friend, walking down the streets with the sun shining on you, that good grade you got after studying your butt off, those old pictures, memories, finishing up a project, doing your nails and looking at them later on, thinking.. Oh my gosh! They look so nice! This sounds shallow, doesn’t it? But, it’s true… Think about it… What really makes your day? What makes you happy? 

That’s pretty much some of the thoughts and lessons that life has given me these days. Maybe I’m completely wrong or maybe I’m just a little right! But it’s me, there’s no right or wrong. Anyway, I’m working on a letter to myself for new years, my goals that I want to achieve and also past things that I want to tell myself. Who knows? It might help you too! 🙂 

Elisa

Looking back…

Making decisions is very tough. Probably the toughest times of my life have been making decisions. Today, I had to make another one. I realized I was stuck in this process. Yup, it always happens. One of my biggest flaws: I get VERY carried away by emotions. But, I looked back at my old posts to see if there was anything that would help me make this decision. It was then that I found the life advices I’d give post. I was reading through it.. hmm.. you can change the way you act, believe in yourself, do it even if you might regret it, don’t park in the comfort zone, keep your eyes open… Well then, let’s take the risk! What’s there to lose?