“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”
― Christopher McCandless, a.k.s Alexander Supertramp [ Into the Wild ]
Many of us have this idea that we are somehow restricted from doing what it is really want to do in life. We use the excuses of a job, monetary lack, and “responsibility” for why we must continue doing things that we don’t really want to do. Yet, in every moment we have the opportunity to let go and do what it is that is in our heart to do.
But the only thing that truly holds us back from doing what we love is our own ideas, concepts, and plans. Perhaps we plan on one day doing what we really want to do, but most often what happens is that we spend our entire lives planning for something that never comes because it never was based in reality. The future, of course, is something that by definition does not exist right now. The only way we can see our future dream come true is to begin living from that vision right now, not as though we lack something now that we hope to have later, but that we begin to live as though the dream within our heart is true now. This causes something marvelous to occur, we begin to believe that where we have our hope placed is reality.
So ask yourself, truly contemplating what it is you are, what do I truly want to be doing with my life?
Remember I did some online shopping two nights ago? Well it turns out the item I wanted most was out of stock so I get a e-mail from the store saying “We’re sorry for the inconvenience…. blah blah” I BET YOU ARE SORRY! All the other items would say out of stock before you make the purchase, not after! My first online shopping experience with my own card has gone horribly wrong. Eh, I guess I can use that money to go somewhere else or just go to the store personally since apparently there is more variety when you go to the store. Any who, I guess it’s just an excuse to go to the mall this Friday. Hopefully.. I just need my items all before Saturday. I’m sure you all know what day that is. Do you not?
I have some more bad news.. for you at least. That tutorial on the lighting effects in photoshop will is postponed to another day this week unless by some chance I finish it tonight. The title of this post comes from the theme song of Degrassi. I got caught up in all of the older episodes of Degrassi that I haven’t seen, which explains why that tutorial is unfinished. I missed like the last 3 seasons and they’ve been playing non-stop on the end. The cast is like 85% different too. When the new shows start next weekend I’m going to keep up, *crosses fingers*. If you don’t watch it, it’s pretty good. Some may say it’s over rated, but I beg to differ!
I’ve made another design too. I woke up early in the morning yesterday and found this really cool image on Stock Vault and got ‘inspired’.
Unfortunately, words written on the graphic have nothing to do with the image. The concept is all wrong and I’m angry with myself for not sticking with my original idea which was to incorporate the caption with something to do with the wings. Bah! I still would know what everyone thinks of it.
Tomorrow is school… which isn’t going too well right now. We’ll save that for another blog though. On a site note, I want to change my layout. But I’ll stay disciplined and keep it a while longer. Besides, people seem to like this so I guess it can stay up a while longer. Time to go watch some more Degrassi!
Do you have a TV show you follow like a shadow?