In lieu of watching TV during downtime, I find reading to be a truly great alternative. When I don’t want read something in print, I resort to Pocket. An app which lets you save articles you find on the web or in their recommended list to read for later. In this recent volume of Internet Finds, I share with you four of my favorite articles. The first two are Pocket’s recommendation and the others are by Jamie Catt and Design Hatch. Enjoy reading!
It has been a while since I took the time to reflect on experiences and contemplate on life. Taking the time to do these things is a must when life is overwhelming. During the past couple of months, my mind was filled with so many thoughts about different aspects of my life, especially in the field of art and blogging. Of which I spent most of my time. It is either I took down notes or sketched all these thoughts before it slipped out of my mind. Some of it were I’m thankful of and some were wilted thoughts that I have to get rid of. In this phase of my life, I leave no room for negative thoughts. I already had enough. When you tend them a little bit, it starts to creep in your mind as if they are words of encouragement that you have to listen to. These are inevitable and getting rid of them is not as easy as counting 1-2-3, but it’s always necessary.
I remember the days when I thought to stop breathing,
The world feels that it would crumble and break my already broken pieces.
I try to stood still but the wind was so strong.
I try to hold on but I had no one to hold
Then I remembered someone from above who once held me still on days when I thought to stop breathing.
He made me carry on and not give up.
He is that someone who will always hold my hand.
Hi! Just wanted to share the interesting articles I’ve read and the fun and amazing video I watched lately.
- Why You Need to Stop Blogging & Regain Your Writing Soul by Jeff Goins
- Learning a Language – 10 Things You Need To Know by Holly Young
- Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are? by Alix Spiegel
- You Dog Hates Hugs by Melissa Dahl – oops!
- 6 Ways To Wake Up Early Without Feeling Tired by Lewis Humphries
- Why is Everyone Covering Up Their Laptop Cameras? by Danny Yadron
- Trying on the Will of God by Joyce Meyer
The choices we make everyday ranging from the most simple to the most risky, can lead to many possibilities that we knew nothing about. Opening doors for new opportunities, second chances and privileges that we don’t expect and jumping in and making most of these things began from the conscious decision to at least try.
Last June/July of 2015, I visited Booksale one of my go-to bookstores to just look around, unwind and if I got lucky that day to find a certain book included in my booklist, I would buy. Upon entering the store a book entitled ‘The ABCs of Hand Lettering’ caught my attention. the artsy craftsy spirit in me woke up. The next thing that happened, I bought the book. The reason: I was interest on what I could learn. Since then, I became one of Abbey’s fans, social media follower and blog reader. When she announced that she’ll be hosting a lettering challenge, I’m one of those people who highly anticipated it but after the day the first challenged was announced, I was thinking twice whether I should join or not. lol I joined the lettering challenge and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.🙂
As I counted the days that passed by, I realized that life is ever changing. It isn’t always the same and when I looked back to what my life was like before, the challenges I faced and the moments that took my breath away, I ask myself how did I overcome it, how it happened and why. No matter how I sometimes find life to be difficult, it still amazes me; how it still goes on and what makes people keep going. I came to realize that apart from maybe whatever happens, happens, destiny, fate, timing, God’s will, etc. our life is also made up of our choices, options we chose, opportunities we took, words we spoke and actions undertaken. And later, we either regret it or not.