The Beauty of the Individual

Posted October 15, 2014 by Carlisa in Let's Talk, Random Thoughts and Confessions / 0 Comments

Lessons that I’ve learned since the start of Fall Semester:

  1. Netflix is the root of all procrastination.
  2. Also, Netflix likes to add so many new shows and seasons right before Midterm week. So. Many.
  3. I don’t know where Gilmore Girls has been all my life.
  4. No matter how many times I’ll start a blog post, I won’t actually finish it until I’m in my least favorite class (cough *British Literary History* cough). This is a lesson I’m learning right at this moment.
  5. Classes are much more interesting once you get past the GE’s and into your major/minor.
  6. Paydays are the best days. Also, Target is wonderful. (This is one lesson because they are very, very connected.)
  7. Just because the calendar says it’s fall doesn’t mean the weather will be fall-ish. I.e. 75 is way too warm for October. I want to wear my scarves.
  8. People are sometimes hard to live with. Especially girls. Especially six girls. Living in a confined space. Yeah, I think you can understand.
  9. Being an aunt is the best thing ever. I wish I could hang out with my nephew all day, every day. But he lives 2,500 miles from me. Being an aunt is the best thing ever if your nephew lives within two  hours of you.
  10. Ten is a much better number than nine. Therefore, I needed to add a tenth lesson.

I have been struggling to write a blog post. Sometimes it’s because I have other things I need to get done…Mostly, it’s because I have nothing to write about. Not that there hasn’t been anything happening in my life. I’ve started about give blog posts since my last but have yet to make it to the finish line (ie the daunting “publish” button). But, as I’m currently snapchatting my roommate about how we should drop out of college, I figured I need to accomplish something in my life.

So, since I’ve been so uninspired, let’s talk about inspiration. My favorite Pinterest board is my Inspiration board. I look at it and it makes me so, so happy. One of my favorite quotes on it is this guy:

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I love this quote. One thing that I love about this world is how different each person is. Every one has his or her own passions and I think it’s amazing. It’s how the world runs so smoothly. Though I am definitely not a science person, I think it’s wonderful when people are passionate about chemicals and gravity and whatnot. AP Calculus probably turned me off of advanced math forever, but, hey, you do your thang, mathematicians. And 90% of the time, the reaction to learning I’m an English major and that I like to write is (first, “ gonna be a teacher?” but that’s a blog post for a different time…*breathes deeply*) surprise, shock, and/or incredulity. But that’s what I love to do, that’s what I thrive on. People have such different interests, desires, passions, goals, dreams and it amazes me. To me, it’s truly a testament of our Heavenly Father. He created us individually with all these individual characteristics. We were hand-made and each person is incredibly valuable and essential to the world that we live in.

“So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can” because that’s why you’re here. To play your essential and unique part in this world. To be you.

What inspires you? What are you passionate about? How do you play your part in the world? Let me know in the comments below!