When I was about five or six, my mom signed me up for figure skating lessons. I thought it would be really fun so I went along with it and went to the lessons once or twice a week. I remember they would have us walk like a penguin so we wouldn’t slip and after a while they eventually showed us how to spin. It was about three or four months into my lessons, when I stopped, but it wasn’t because I didn’t like it. I stopped because the ice rink closed down and was going to open up in another city that was far.
Until now I realized that I should have gone to another ice rink that wasn’t as far instead of just stop completely because who knows I could have gotten good at it.
Most people stop doing sports because they’re no longer happy with what they’re doing or can never see themselves getting better. But in my case the stop to it wasn’t really my decision.
People who stop doing a sport they once enjoyed always have to make the decision, do I stop completely or do change how I feel about this. This is where Maya Angelou’s words come to play, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
But once you have these words when do you know to initiate the change or your change of perspective? The exact timing can be tough. So I believe, when you completely stop enjoying what you’re doing and are no longer happy with it, it’s time to initiate change. But if you’re no longer happy with what you are dealing with and want to improve, then it’s time to change your perspective.
If you aren’t happy with what you’re doing because you feel you are not good enough then I think you should change how you think about it. When you change your perspective, you also motivate yourself toward getting better and you end up improving in the end.
An hour,doesn’t seem like a very long amount of time. But if you think about it, it can be. Sixty minutes is time where a lot of things can happen. You can watch an episode of a tv show, do some type of work, or sleep. So, setting the time ahead one hour can be a big deal for some people.
Spring is slowly starting to creep up on us, thought it may not feel like it. Hopefully it will soon start to warm up in parts of the country. The sun will be shining, it won’t get dark soon, all the flowers will be blossoming, and all the animals will come out from hibernating. Yeah, there are a few bad things about spring like all the pollen driving those with allergies crazy and the one less hour of sleep, but other than that it’s a pretty good season. Spring also means summer is closer and who doesn’t want to think about summer being just around the corner.
Disney is one of those channels all kids watch when they’re younger. They have shows and movies that anyone can watch. But lately Disney has been—lacking. Today all of the shows, basically have the same plot. Kids in school with goofy parents a best friend and siblings they argue with. Bland. Just like a boring bowl of plain oatmeal, there’s nothing to it.
Winter. When you hear that word you usually associate it with ice, snow, and cold weather. Most parts in the United States experience this and have their weather below freezing. But then there’s California. Sure we have our “winter”, it rains and the temperature ranges from forty to seventy degrees. However, is it truly winter?
Thinking outside the box is overused now a days, because everyone thinks outside the box. Everyone is thinking the same way and coming up with the same thing. So to get away from being ordinary, you have to be more than just different. You have to think inside the box because the inside of the box is lonely now with new ideas waiting for someone to think of them.
Ah, a new year or as I like to call it “the time where you write the wrong year for the next three months and have to somehow make a 4 look like a 5”. How many papers have you seen dated incorrectly with 2014 or written 2014 for the date. I can say I have fallen victim to the wrong year syndrome of writing the previous year instead of the new year. ( I may have also dated a paper 2012 when the year was actually 2014, but that’s not important right now. Anyways.) The New Year isn’t just about writing the wrong year down, its also about setting new goals and starting with a new clean slate.