The Key

12/28/2020

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I can’t believe that they give college students a whole Month off for winter break. It’s been nice; I’m not complaining by any standard at all. However, I still continue to encounter the struggle of what to do with all my time.

I want to talk about consistency. Now, I feel like I’ve touched upon this topic in some of my other posts but I feel as if consitency deserves a post of its own.

No matter what you do or what your goals are, consistenly working at it will bring you closer and closer to sucees and mastery. How should one expect to succeed if they just sit on an idea all day? It won’t happen unless they take the progressive steps of forming the idea into a project, buisness plan, etc.

Just because our efforts require calculated steps of progress doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t provide ourselves with the luxury of realxation. We’re only doing a diservice to ourselves if we just keep going and going aimlessley. Our minds need the time to reflect on the daily exepreinces we go through in order to prepare ourselves for the next day and ultimatelt next step towards greatness.

If you commit to setting your mind on an idea or project, consitent actions must be taken in order to reach that goal; no matter what it is. Just don’t forget to let yourself recharge or that goal truly will never happen.

Should I or Should I Not?

12/21/20

Winter Break has been really nice. I went back to working in retail and I know that a lot of you won’t see that as a reason to enjoy my time but it gives me something else to do throughout the day and I can make a litte cash while doing it.

I want to talk about impulses; we all have them and some of us may respond to them more often than others. Impulses can either lead to really good decsions or really bad decsions. I saw a friend late at night when I had a 7 am shift the next day. Long story short I didn’t get to bed until around 3 and woke up at 6. However, instead of beating mysef up over the decsion, I lived and went on with the following day.

My point is that I’ve been learning to live by a “shoulda woulda coulda attitude.” There’s no point in stressing about the past because it’s just that; the past. Events that already happened can’t be changed or altered no matter how hard we try.

We all make choices and should live in the moment of those choices. The best thing we can do would be to adjust and adapt our thinking and behavior for how we carry ourselves in the future. Self evlauation can be gained from making certain choices. Instead of spening time thinking about what could’ve happened, we should learn from the choices we made in the past. Thinking constanlty about what could have happened won’t bring us to the next stage in our development as people; action will.

No Laughing Matter

12/14/2020

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Happy holiday season everybody. I have offiically finished my first semester and what a joy ride that was.

Today’s post might give off a much different tone and moon than the rest but that’s only because the topic I’ll be discussing should be relevant and important to everybody.

To start with some context: a content creator of mine that I enjoyed very much posted over the weekend that he plans to stop making videos. He wrote a whole passage about it and I won’t go into those details because it’s not my place to share.

The main point he made was that he had his own personal barriers and experiences that prevented further video creation. Something he expereinced or has been expereincing made him loose his touch for providing content for his audience.

The point I’ll make is this: mental health is no joke. Take a look around you next time you find yourselves in public. Think about the amount of people surrounding you that seem okay but really may not be. Check in on those you carea about, I don’t think some people really understand the impact they can have on someone’s life just by experssing their concern.

Such a Simple Task… or Is It?

12/9/2020

Huh, so it’s been exactly a week since I last posted… neat.

In life, things can get confusing to say the least, there’s always so much going on around a person that their world may literally seem like it’s spinning. With so much to worry about, one wonders how somebody can expect another to go through this treacherous journey all alone.

There’s this concept of being ashamed to ask for help and if you ask me, I think it’s the most crazy thing I have ever heard. I’m sorry, just who was it that told you “you’re all alone so you might as well learn everything by yourself?” Nobody can get through everything alone.

While I do beleive that everybody should be taking a certain amount of initative for themselves; this doesn’t mean I beleive that we need to feel helpless in certain situations. College so far has taught me the importance of connections; the abillity to maintian a strong relationship with others.

Beleive it or not everybody, there are good people in the world who do want the best for you. However, they won’t know what’s going on if you aren’t able to reach out and communicate what you might be feeling. I strongly beleive this lesson can be applied to any situation, no matter the scale of the outcomes. So, I’ll leave you all with this: never push your concerns to the background; you are worth the help and your concerns are valid. All you need to do is speak up.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Self-Isolation

A more professional take on what I’m going through I think.

Discover

Friday, May 1, is National Space Day in the US, a day dedicated to extraordinary achievements in the exploration of space. To mark the day, we’re sharing isolation advice from three-time space explorer and astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space — a big leap from growing up on a corn farm in Ontario. Enrolling in the air cadets, he worked his way up through the Royal Canadian Air Force, becoming an experimental test pilot and flying over 70 types of aircraft. In 1995, he rode his first rocket. He flew again in 2001, installing Canadarm2, a 17-meter robotic arm attached to the International Space Station. He served as NASA’s Chief of Robotics in Houston, and Director of Operations for NASA’s operation in Russia, before eventually going on to pilot a Russian Soyuz and become the first Canadian commander of the Space Station.

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An Update

12/2/2020

This one’s a little more on the personal side but here we go.

So I’ve made it to December; The first semester is coming to a close and my head has never spun this fast before. I’ve learned a lot about myself these last couple of months and I’ve realized that I’m going through some major changes (yes pun intended).

I’ve been thinking about what I’m into and what I’m good at and I’ve been engaging in activites that will promote these interests. This blog serves as the primairy example of that. I’ve also been trying to learn more about video editing; I did it for fun a lot in highschool but only really learned the basics of whatever software I was using (Imovie but shhh). I currently only have Davinci Resolve, because it’s free but there’s still a lot more to learn in the advanced settings that I’m excited to check out and play around with.

I’ ve also been wrestling with the thought of my academic future and beyond. I think I’m going to change my major for the first and hopefully only time; another topic to add to my already huge mental list of what’s keeping me busy. There’s a lot to cosnider: the pre-reqs I need, how my credit hours will lignn up, all that fun stuff. I’m proud of myself for getting this far though and beginning to acknowlege and puruse what I love to do on my own time.

It can be rough when life catches up to you. It really took me back and made me re-evalute a lot about myself and how I want to carry myself going forward. I know that time is on my side however, and there’s only one direction to go from here: forward.

To College and Beyond

the truth

11/30/2020

You know how we’re alwyas told: “you’re stronger than you think”, “you’re smarter than you think”? I’ve never fully realized that fact growing up but as of recent that mindset has been setting in for me. We go through highschool and we think “oh, school is so hard” and so on; but, yet we get through it. Your first job, no training, no exerpeince, nothing; it seems like the most daunting thing ever but once you work a couple of days you start to get a general feel of how the operation works.

I know that I’ve gotten to where I am now because I was able to ultimately grit it out. The same thing goes for life beyond highschool I’ve realized. There should be no real reason we should ever hold ourselves back. Progress comes with determination and effort regardless of who or where you are.

I’ve learned that in college one is able to look into different routes and interests that they find intersting or worthy of their effort. I think that understanding what works and what doesn’t work for yourself will be a major factor towards peace and success.

It can be challenging though, growing up we’re used to being told what to do and what to like. However, now I feel like I’m beginning to open up and I’m preparing to become the person I know I was always meant to be. The road will be long and yes, diffulcult, but it wouldn’t be worth doing if it didn’t take effort.

G2: how to heal

If you ever need some light.

rarasaur

Your body is not small.

The total surface area of the human lung could be spread to the height of a brachiosaurus.

If you want to heal,
you must first
find every bruised place.

Your body is not obvious.
It sheds forty thousand cells
every minute,
and who knows how many of those
were the last to remember
the bruising?

Just in case,
count their ancestors
in your census
of pain.
Even a cell can inherit a wound.

Next,
you must tell somebody
where it hurts.

You have to be specific,
and this may take some time.

The human heart beats 100,000 times per day.

If you want to speak to someone about the beat that was broken,

they will want to see it. They will have to search for it.

They will sift through everything you keep in the pockets of those rhythms.

Together, you may find some old…

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Productivity I Guess

yeah…

Howdy everybody, I’ve made it back to the wonderful city that is downton Atlanta… right, anyway I hope everyone had a great turkey day celebration. Times like those should be filled with good energy, people, and of course, food.

Recently I’ve been dealing with the idea of prodcuctivity. I recently had a new change in my perspective and while I know that first semester hasn’t even ended yet, I’ve begun to wonder how I want to fill my time and what I want to make of myself… isn’t that what we go to college for?

I think right now is a crucial time for having these thoughts, it serves as motivation to get more invovled with where I go to school and explore what’s offered. This time should be about finding the things that will eventually lead to that ultimate goal that you may or may not have.

I’ve been trying to keep my mind going, fill it with things that I deem to be “productive”. That way, I’m set on a decent track to whatever it may be later on. It all goes back to that balance I seek: of living in the present and thinking about the future. I’ve got a couple of opportunities coming up that I’m very excited to explore as I continue on the path to finding myself.

Progression To Excellence

11/24/2020

Hello all, it’s me; still needing to check my phone to make sure that the date I input for these posts accurate. There’s a lot going on all the time and everywhere you turn, the expereince has been very intimidating at first. I’m getting used to the concept that life doesn’t remain static and I’ve been taking personal steps to maintain a leveled head on this joy ride.

That brings me to the point: I’ve learned that progression means everything. The idea that goals or outcomes require multipule steps, trials and, most imporantl of all: patience.

The current times are rough for everybody. But trust in yourself, and keep in mind that the ventures we want to pursue will take time to reach and obtain. Don’t get caught up in figuring everything out in one go because no matter how you try, trust me, it just won’t work.

Find something to entertain and occupy yourself. I’ve found that with higher education beginning mostly virtual, there has been a lot of free time spared. Don’t just sit on your hands if you know what I mean. Pick up a book, go for a walk, call a friend, buy a stock; whatever it may be, just try to make it productive. It’s the little things that matter and the steps we take now to better oursevles for what’s to come will pay off.

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