March 19, 2013

At the edge of the cliff

… was where I was last week.

People say that your aim in life shouldn’t solely be reciprocity and for most people (including me), it isn’t. Note that the operative word is solely. So I dare say that reciprocity really isn’t the boon of my existence.

Up until last week, I thought everything was okay with the way I was handling things. But then, I was reminded by someone who has turned to be one of my bestest friends and critic, my husband, that it is time I chose my battles.

And much as I admit to hate how right he is, he is… right.

There’s something about giving your all which takes your all away from you. I’ve got to learn to keep some of me for me. Because a jaded me is of no use to anyone.

So, anyway. I’ve stepped off the edge but not where I originally planned on going, which is off the cliff.

I’m going to keep my head up high because no one knows what the future holds.

And when we get tired of trying, we can always move on and try again… and try differently the next time.


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March 12, 2013

macro.

These days, I’m mostly on Pinterest or FifteenSpatulas or Decor8blog. Either looking for DIY ideas, recipes or simply escaping reality.

Yes. Escaping reality.

I never thought I’m the type who fleas, but come to think of it, I do think I’ve been way too hard on myself. It’s okay to flea. It really is, especially when it doesn’t involve me going “anywhere”. At least not physically.

By “hanging out” on Pinterest and FifteenSpatulas and Decor8blog, I realise how hung up I’ve become on perfection; the perfect photos, the perfect food, the perfect DIYs, the perfect lighting, the perfect set-up.

Yes, set-up.

I realised that it was all a set-up – it has all been orchestrated to look like perfect because of the intentional focus given on the perfect elements of a particular situation, scenery or thing.

And though seemingly fraudulent, the macro focus magnifying the perfection of the otherwise imperfect is still perfectly fine by me.

We all need an escape route sometimes.

I guess this is part of mine.


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March 11, 2013

staccato.

At present, my head is made of a million little quotes; and they all depict and reflect moments in my life so very precisely.

I’ve tried writing them down to mark those happenings in my life, for keepsakes, I say, but to date, I have failed miserably.

My silence is not for lack of things to say, but rather, due to its abundance. Its overflowing abundance.

Have you ever been in a situation where your thoughts literally render you speechless?


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