Books and real life

Fictional books are very different from real life. As an avid reader, I would love to have a life of the average heroine.

You know, slaying dragons and saving the world all by myself.

However, that isn’t real life. Books are just one perspective on something that didn’t actually happen. Fictional books take out the boring parts of life and usually have a perfectly happy ending.

I think that while my life is not like a book in the slaying dragons way or in the there-aren’t-any-boring-moments-in-my-life way, there are parts of my life that are like a book.

Consider this: every day we get up and do something. We go to work or school or stay home. But we get up. Some people achieve things. Some people fall in love. Some people conquer fears.

We might not slay any dragons as part of our daily routine. But…maybe we overcome our fear of spiders by killing the one lurking in our bathroom.

Maybe we try a little harder or do something more. Maybe we learn and change and overcome hardships. Maybe we exaggerate a wee bit so that our lives seem more like a book.

Maybe our lives really are just a little bit like a book, simply on a smaller scale. Maybe, just maybe, it’s all about how we look at it.

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Why do we take pictures?

In our culture, it seems that the reason behind taking pictures is changing.

“If there isn’t a pic, it didn’t happen.”

“Lets go take pictures so I have a new cover photo.”

“That’s a profile pic right there!”

“Yeah it was totally cool, I’ll pull up the picture!”

Heard any of those recently? I have. I feel like pictures are just for Facebook or to prove something about ourselves. If there isn’t picture proof, no one will believe us. If we don’t have enough pictures on Facebook, our lives are certainly not as cool as the person with a million iPhone pics they upload every few minutes.

I am certainly not exempt from the above mentality. I totally take pictures for Facebook.

But I want to take less pictures for Facebook and proof of the perfect life. I want to take pictures to utilize my creativity. I want to take pictures because something or someone is worth a picture. I want to take pictures because I feel like it.

I want to go against this cultural picture-proven-life.

What about you?

 

Un-Inspired

Usually, my blog posts have a theme or moral. Sometimes they are funny (at least, that’s what I’d like to think).

Lately, I really haven’t had any themes in my life. Nothing is really all that hilarious.

It’s not that my life has been dull. My summer has been really nice! I’ve been reading and working and getting to hang out with the people that matter to me, time uses that I don’t always get to at college. I’ve also been writing.

Truly, though, I’ve just been searching. Searching for the meaning of life, the answers to my questions, blah blah blah. I’ve always been a curious girl, but sometimes it sort of takes over…I just have all these questions that NEED to be answered. It can be really interesting.

It is also a bit scary to people who don’t know me that well.

So while I haven’t really blogged because I am un-inspired, it isn’t that I am bored with life or that I am sick of my blog. I’ve been searching for answers. I’ve been writing. I’ve been unpacking my school things.

What does this all have to do with anything?

Well, nothing really.

I am just searching for answers and I thought you should know that I haven’t found all the answers (or inspiration, for that matter).