3 am; Couldn’t sleep when I remembered my bike was still locked up outside; I briefly entertained the idea of leaving it overnight but my anxiety talked me into going for a ride instead; the wind felt cool on my skin and was able to quell some of the tightness in my chest; I have so much shit to do tomorrow; I continued to pedal while the music played Leonard Skynard and Brandi Carlile on my phone tucked away in the shelf bra of my black camisole; the more I pedaled, the less I felt the odd crawling sensation in my shoulder muscles I tend to feel when someone is thinking of me; many times I tried to go home only to be redirected with a small flick of my wrist; what does the seven of cups reversed mean in a tarot reading about a man’s feelings for me; I changed the music to that new Katy Perry song, seeking something more upbeat; I pedaled; I thought about what to do next; I thought about letting go; It’s time to move on and stop wasting your time thinking about him; I finally made my way back home and brought my bike inside; It’s time to let go; I fell asleep at 4am.
Do you believe happiness is a choice?
The best way I can explain it is this: Happiness is like that one person we have a terrible crush on but don’t think we have the bravery to approach. So we always hope that happiness will approach us and make that first move, all the while we are not making active decisions that bring us closer to happiness. It’s a little different for everyone. Some people just say “Just go up to them!” But there’s more to it than that. Some people don’t approach happiness like they don’t approach their crush because they don’t think they deserve happiness.
My own perspective on happiness shifted after watching a TED talk by a man named Dan Gilbert. His topic was about happiness and how we all can basically synthesize happiness instead of waiting for happiness to come upon us. It was fascinating. Click the link below to check it out:
What gives you butterflies in your stomach? Do you like the feeling?
What gives me butterflies?
love; performing; writing; laughing; seeing someone who means a lot to me; hearing a song that’s infiltrated my mind for the last week and can’t leave; seeing an attractive customer at my job; traveling; adventure; new experiences; finding someone who resonates with me; connecting; reconnecting; letting go; freedom; happiness in others.
Just to name a few.
And yes, I love the feeling.
In case you’re wondering, the title comes from my newest cat (a young boy named Stitch) walking on my laptop keyboard.
“I’ve had this look for about a year. I usually grow this beard out around Christmas. I like to go to malls dressed as Jesus, and I like to then walk around the mall and go, ‘No! No! This wasn’t what it was supposed to be about, people!’ Then if there’s a Santa at the mall, I walk up to him and say, ‘Listen, fat man, you’re just a clown at my birthday party.'” – Marc Maron
Happy holidays, everyone!
In the United States, the Department of Transportation is in charge of time zones. You feel a new time zone should be created. Where is it, and what would it be called?
To make this more interesting, I’ve made the central character a girl in her late teens, early twenties. Think Reese Witherspoon from “Legally Blonde.”
To Who It May Concern,
My name is Leslie Middleton and I’m a part of the Delta Sigma Delta Chi sorority at Missouri State University in St. Louis. I’m writing to you today with a proposal. I would like the United State of the USA to have one more timezone. It would be called “Party Time” and every day it would be allow more daylight, irregardless if it’s Daylight Savings Time. The time zone would be rove throughout the country around sunset. It would actually reverse the sun for a few more hours. This purpose would be solely for partying and offering the perfect light for taking selfies with friends. I think that offering this would literaly raise moral as a nation.
Think it over and text me on Kik, k?
Well hello again, it’s a been a minute.
Write a headline for the day after the world ends.
Courtesy of The Newspaper Clipping Generator
You’re launching a sound recording of life on Earth into outer space to act as a emissary for the human race. Name the five specific sounds you will record.
- A bird chirping
- A baby’s laugh
- An analog clock’s hands ticking
- The waves of the ocean
- A toilet flushing
Convey the third sound in detail. Don’t bother using words.
Tick, tick, tick, tick. (this is onomatopoeia)
Your recording may include a short inscription on it, the only text that will accompany these Earth sounds. There is space for only six words.
Our life as we know it.
Currently Listening To: Angel Haze – Back To The Woods (entire album on Soundcloud)
I’ve been an Angel Haze fan for a few years now and her music never ceases to impress me. Her newest album, Back To The Woods, is spectacular. I highly recommend it.