Friday, September 10, 2010
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life"
So things have been progressing in the last few weeks. I’ve been working out and eating right and in some cases working out twice a day. Trying my best to not think negatively, though at times I do relapse, it happens. Shit happens, and it’s okay! But as Rocky Balboa says “The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.” So...I have my bad days...but thanks to friends and family, i pick myself up again and move fwd. Working out and taking care of myself has proved to work well since I fit in some GORGEOUS Indian outfits for my sister’s wedding in October. Not to mention the attention I’ve been getting lately also helps. Self reflection leads to a lot positive actions; this is my take on life.
I took the summer off originally to enjoy myself and time with my friends and boyfriend at the time...but taking time off proved to be a bad, bad idea. I’ve learned, never take time off. Work to live. Stay busy, very busy. Make time for no one and really focus on yourself. Sometimes, it is okay to be selfish if the outcome is that you are doing what you are meant to do and it is positive. Do not let others bring you down for one, or take you off a path you set for yourself. Find balance. And if you get off the path for awhile, it’s okay to take a break. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you are any less or not capable if you do. The second I stopped staying busy, I became bored; bored with my life, bored with my routine and bored in general. I wanted excitement and spontaneity which unfortunately I was not getting with my life at the time. Routine sucks. Life is too short. I’ve learned that staying busy and making time for the things in your life is what keeps a healthy balance in your everyday life. Whether that is working out, painting, reading, hanging out with friends, there is time for everything if you make time. The key is to schedule, plan and take a break when you need it. Never however, stop your life for anyone or anything.
The minute you do that, people take advantage of you and stop appreciating you. People start to lose respect for you even if they are doing nothing to help you, but instead criticize you for helping them. Remember that. I have learned over time that when you give up things you never planned on but let happen, that is the beginning of a bad transition that is about to take place. So...what did I do to change it? I’ve accepted my current life situation and have decided to welcome God’s transition in my life right now. I’m realizing God is trying to take the negative dirty dust out of my life. He is opening the doors instead for a fresh start to being happy, prosperous, successful and most importantly living healthy life style. This is a time for me to wake up, smell the roses, start painting, get back to Lia and conquer the world with my paintbrush, all the while looking my best and feeling my best!
Expect to see new art and a trail of canvases I leave behind this year expressing my life from 2010. The result will be a great art show and I hope you all can make it when I’m done because “ Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. “Pablo Picaso”