Sunday, October 8, 2017

Aging?

Something I've been discussing in class with my kids lately has led me to think of the many possibilities that all of us have in life. Regardless of our age.
In the case of me, this 40 something, some things are still quite possible, right?
The thing is I may be in denial in some aspects because I'd still like to have the drive to be able to do things I like even if some people call me `makcik' ... (seriously hate that title and I know I don't deserve it) Sometimes I think that age is just a number so just do it. Some other days I chicken out on things and decide never to ride a roller coaster ever again. Some nights I want to stay up watching Korean dramas (and I do sometimes) and some days I just wanna sleep at 8pm.
So I suppose 'aging' does that to you. Either it makes you think of what you can no longer do, or what you still can..or simply the why-not-do-it-regardless attitude.Yet of course, growing older reminds me most of the time to be wiser and smarter. To be more careful and responsible. To remember that time is short and soon we will leave this world. One can't really stay in the same mind of a 16 year old I suppose. Things get better. We turn into better people. I was awkward, sloppy and most likely nerdy in my younger days.. now I'm confident, I can dress well and maybe I'm still nerdy minus the thick glasses haha.
Point is, we grow and mature but we can still keep on pushing ourselves to keep up with the times and stay young at heart :)  I  believe we can still let our hair down once in a while and keep that part of us who still knows how to have fun. Believe me, it's for our own sake and lets us become real people. Authentic.
Play time with my daughter means I can be a child all over again. Talking and laughing with my students makes me feel young too.. (at times).. so that's what it means to just ignore that number you have attached to you.
On my good positive days all that I've written here seems oh so possible.. So let's just enjoy it while it lasts ;)







Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Change

I'd like to say that I'm too busy to write but it would be a poor excuse since I've started writing articles for one of my favourite online shopping sites.. So, here I am going back to where it all started, my blog :D


It's the middle of semester for us teachers here and everyone is in festive mode - or should i say holiday mode so I'm feeling a little reflective.


Anyway, lately I've been rained with a few important decisions to make. Decisions that can change one person's life or even many peoples lives; ulitmately my life. Which then led me to see the truth in the saying that 'the only thing that is constant is change'.


So here's the thing - everyone must go through a change in their life and everyone gets scared of the unknown. Some even try to avoid change and are adamant in remaining the same forever. But if life was just so predictable then that would mean we would lack the opportunities to go through an adventure, to persevere and be patient during a challenging time, we might not grow and develop, we won't know the meaning of `surprise' and we won't appreciate the blessings in disguise. For with every turn of event, I believe there is a reason behind it.


All we need is to find that reason and have faith that what's in store for us has already been written.


So change can be liberating, change can be unwanted. But ultimately we all need it one day.


What's left is to be brave to make those changes and to accept it.


;)











Thursday, July 6, 2017

Clear blue skies

The weather these days remind me of hot summer days I used to experience back in England.
The sky was a bright blue, the sun shone all day and everyone's mood was as bright as the sun :)
As this is the first week of getting back into the groove (of working) and all things related, so just like the weather, mood wise, everyone is still in the raya mode which means we're as happy as a lark! Well almost.


And in times like this sometimes, one can also suddenly get a moment of clarity. Or maybe that's just me. Driving my one hour route back home gives me a lot of time alone to think (and sing out loud).
It's not that I get many decisions made or anything. The point is that I get to think. An action that sometimes you don't get to do alone when you're dealing with many other things at one time... ie. house chores, kids' attention, etc.


So, yes, I cherish my drive back home even though I absolutely hate being stuck in bad jams and getting home all tired and moody.. sorry family :(


Anyway, this is my first post in 2017 and I just thought the title was appropriate to start it even though it's already July!


Hope you're having a great clear blue sky day yourself.


Love lots.



Aging?

Something I've been discussing in class with my kids lately has led me to think of the many possibilities that all of us have in life. ...