Goodbye WordPress. Hello Tumblr.
Goodbye WordPress. Hello Tumblr.
“It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little ‘Dartmouth’ t-shirt you look so good in, the one with the hole in the back of the neck. You’d just washed your hair and you smelled like some kind of… flower. I was running late for surgery. You said you were going to see me later, and you leaned to me, you put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we’d do it everyday for the rest of our lives. And you went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed.”
(Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2, Episode 17)
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2, Episode 5, Bring the Pain – Favourite episode so far
Dr. Meredith Grey: “Pain. You just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers. You just breathe deep and wait for it subside. Most of the time pain can be managed, but sometimes the pain gets you when you least expect it, hits way below the belt and doesn’t let up. Pain. You just have to fight through, because the truth is you can’t outrun it… And life always makes more.”
I had an interesting conversation with my manager at work yesterday. She shared some personal information about her family with me that I could totally relate to and it brought me back to a very sad and painful place. Although I’ve gotten past that part of my life, it still makes me really sad to hear about other people struggling with the same thing. That conversation reminded me a lot about this song/dance from So You Think You Can Dance that I’ve blogged before and just had to blog again. There are so many different ways of interpreting it and relating it to yourself, and it changes for me every time I watch it. After that conversation, this video now also reminds me of how vulnerable and alone people can be; how they try to find ways to cope with pain only to become a prisoner of it. Most often it’s a cry for help with the hope that someone cares enough to notice and listen. This is for all those people who have been there and are there. Keep fighting… you’re not alone ❤
“To live your life to the fullest, start taking more risks and doing the things you fear. Get good at being uncomfortable and stop walking the path of least resistance. Sure, there is a greater chance you will stub your toes when you walk the road less travelled, but that is the only way you can get anywhere… The real secret to a life of abundance is to stop spending your days searching for security and to start spending your time pursuing opportunity. Sure, you will meet with your share of failures if you start living more deliberately and passionately. But failure is nothing more than learning how to win.”
From Who Will Cry When You Die?: Life Lessons
from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma
I haven’t had the time to sit down and actually read this book yet (I swear I will!), but today I decided to just open it up to a random page and read whatever chapter it landed on. I found myself struck by this particular quote, not just because it’s very relevant to me and the person I usually am, but it’s also just a really good quote for anyone to live by. Taking risks and going outside of your comfort zone can be such a scary and intimidating thing. However, knowing you took a risk and failed is better than the regret of wondering what if you had taken that leap. Although it may not always feel that way, and it’s easier said than done, I feel like it’s something we all need to struggle with to really understand the beauty and reward of it. I know, this is such a random rant but I just thought I’d share… that is what a blog is all about, right? 😛