P!nk - Try (http://youtu.be/yTCDVfMz15M)
“Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesnt mean you’re gonna die
You gotta get up and try, try, try…”
I’m pretty sure you are familiar with this tune. I think it’s bound to be a hit, an anthem for underdogs like me. That is why I will always love music, till death do us part as they say (and beyond). Your life seems dull and then there is this one song that comes along and turns it upside down. You listen to it and you discover that you relate to it on so many levels that before you know it your eyes are filled with tears. Of hopelessness, of feeling that you’re not good enough, not up to the task. But then you get this adrenaline rush (or at least I do) where such songs stimulate you to become a better self. They help you get up from the dirt and back in that saddle. I have this feeling that I can take on the world. It’s really encouraging and it fills my heart with hope and brings a smile to my face.
I was skimming over my Facebook feed just earlier before I was headed to bed and I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a status update from a friend. One with whom I’ve barely talked at all… Ever. Although we go to the same uni, and possibly even have classes on the same level, maybe even the same labs. It went something like this: “When I get back to London time to act like a man. Focus on myself the way I planned to do and get my crap together, job, look and uni. A mistake coming home, but it has put things into perspective. LONDON WATCH YOURSELF.”
I’m not gonna name names. They are irrelevant to anybody other than me and said person… What matters is the message. It rang so many bells, straight away. I couldn’t help but wonder what is going on in my friend’s mind… I worked up the courage and asked him to enlighten me. We chatted for a bit. And I was surprised to find that he seemed dead set to bring this plan to fruition. I even told him this and I described it as “you make it sound apocalyptical, haha”. I ended it saying that I’m going to go to bed, I’ll take on the world the following day. To which he replied bluntly: “take it Dan. Take it all ;)”. I was left dumbstruck in front of the screen, nothing more and nothing less. To me this sounds like another kick in the ass and a step forward, a much needed impulse. Anyway, I will not sound all eager now, for fear that this excitement will fade away. But I know for sure that tomorrow when I wake up I will be going out in town all day to shot images for a project. Some almost long overdue things that I should’ve taken care of.
Take on the world, take it all my dear reader… ;)
This is it, 2013 is here. So am I. This is really something: I turned 20 this past year, and then in December I survived a so called apocalypse. I am in my second year of university in an amazing city. It’s more than I could have ever asked for. Never would’ve I thought just three years ago - going in my last year of high school - that it would come to this. It’s been a long journey, and it still is. With goods and bads of course - cos what is life if not a roller coaster ride? But somehow I survived them… And I find myself here typing this. I dont know what it is, ifI not a testament to the fact that I am a fighter… To a certain extent. God knows I have wimpy moments too. :)
As the year started I sat down, put pen to paper (or rather finger to iPad) and I laid out some resolutions with hopes that I will actually stick to them. People usually do this before the year ends, oh well. I need, I feel and I hope that this boss-ing thing will actually keep me on track for once. I’ll be honest, I’ve been kind of arsing about in general, and I need something to give me purpose. I hope this list I made is enough, now I’m just going to have to find the will power to stick to it, haha. :) I’m pleased to report that one of the things I jotted down on that list was to “read more”. And I kind of got into this crazy urge to read about halfway into December. I loaded up my iPad with books, and I’ve read four so far. Sleepless nights and catching the sunrise reading and all.
My latest was Asimov’s “I, Robot”, I finished it just yesterday, and that’s when I decided that reading has to be one of my resolutions for this year. It was a nice read, geeky and all (boys and their toys haha) but nothing at all like the movie. I’ll have to say I was a tad disappointed, I’d expected it to be much more detailed than the movie, but it’s entirely different altogether. Oh well. It is going to be a useful pastime - reading, that is - I feel my English is a bit rusty. :) I’ll leave you with an image taken on NYE in Waterloo, London - http://instagr.am/p/T8VlErC_En/ People are probably going to kill me for saying this but to me it has an NY-ish air to it, the sign and the policeman. Sleep tight world!