Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What I know (so far)

I love it when someone puts things perfectly, just right, with the perfect words and full stops and commas. I just love it. This little blog post of inspiration just made me feel like I want to rise up and never be the same again. I want to live my life to the fullest. (Miss Walrus is a real life friend and yes, I am bragging!)

In fact, as I was driving back from work today, all I could feel was sympathy towards the workaholics...proving yourself at the workplace is good, but obsessing about your job and career and such is just...too much. Being established and such could wait, your youth would not. Your life won't wait for you, you have to enjoy it as it comes. Make the best of what you have. Take that long weekend, leave right when your workday ends. You could always finish the task tomorrow.

Also, check this video out.


I never thought I would grow up. Let alone growing up to be the person I am today. It's not that I had any expectations - or plans- I just never thought I would be the me that I am as I write this. My love for writing was exposed to me when I was, I think eleven or twelve, I wrote a composition piece about the life of a coca cola bottle, and everyone loved it. And that's still part of me. My love for reading started with Anne of Green Gables. For children when my 13 year old sister was born. My love for coffee started very early - as a child, my grandfather would take me and my other sister (who is only 18 months younger) to a coffee shop and I would order a cappuccino and her an espresso (it's still the same today). I have always been a good student, and my parents expected much from me when it came to grades, and at certain points in my life, I would not study or do my best on purpose so I would rebel against my parents (and I regret it). However, the unexpected part is that I wanted to be a genetic engineer, and I am currently studying to be a development economist, with an interest in socioeconomic history (I have a BSc in Economics). When I was younger, I wanted to get married by the time I am 20, just like my mum, I am twenty-two, and am single for the first time in so long! I am taking the time and chance to get to know myself, and you are welcome to join me. And hence, my writing this now...

I don't know who I am going to be next year, or the one after, I have no plan. I know, though, that I have so much passion and that I need to share it with the world. I know I love Egypt and that I need to do something for her, something that would make a difference. I know that I love human beings, and I would also like to do something that would matter for them, the whole race, the whole generation. We are such a blessed generation, I hope everyone realizes that.

Sharing your thoughts on who you are, who you thought you would be, and how similar/different both are - or just thoughts in general is encouraged! :P

19 comments:

Angy said...

I loved reading your thoughts. You are a very talented girl. You have a special way with words. Keep writing your thoughts and feelings. I feel that I already know you so well. In fact some of the things you wrote about express the way I feel.
Never stop writing cause it is a blessing.
Ingy Girah

Nahla said...

you're awesome :D

مى said...

Ana ba7ebbek awi.

Indie.Tea said...

:) My love for reading started with LM Montgomery too...but I loved 'Emily of New Moon' best.

Taylor said...

I would love to read your composition on the life of a Coca Cola bottle! :) Your post is very inspiring, you really know yourself - such a good thing! I try to know myself in this way, too...it can never really be a bad thing...it is so interesting to compare our lives to what we expected they would become! Life certainly throws twists and turns our way, which are good things in the scheme of things, I think! I love what you say about not being obsessed with making it at your job. It is excellent advice...I feel as though growing up on the East Coast USA there is a rush to compete, win, and be successful (money-wise) that everyone thinks is a part of life. It is taught in schools, and it is how we are raised! I love the way you think, about how we should BREATHE and enjoy the life we have...take steps toward progress...but baby steps! Thank you Sara for another perfect post...i love them!

UnKown said...

First i never imagined someone would actually cover bad romance by lady gaga.. but thats a good one..

second.. concerning being a workaholic.. cause i am one of them.. see i have a hug energy all the time.. and i grew up and was raised up in a way that if you need something you have to work for it.. so basically since 2005 summer i started doing internships (4 in 2 summers to be exact), then i graduated in 2008 and since then i didnt have a decent vacation ive been working continuously for 14 hours a day weekends included since 15th of january 2009.. work for me is a place where i can get all the energy out.. and since i became single.. its the only thing that makes me busy.. i am hoping to take a decent vacation soon but the question that worry me is what the hell would i do in vacation what do people do when they dont have something to worry about.. i need professional help.. LOL

aya.shoman said...

first time to check ur blog...first post to ready i loved it :) eh da it is inspirational thumbs up! :)

Farah said...

i ♥ u

Ratz said...

Hey lovely Sara.... i loved this piece of yours... it is beautiful and i could see myself in some bits of life... There is just so much for me to tell but i guess i have ignored my life happenings to a huge extent that i dont remember much from it... it sucks... but i wish to be known as the person that i am today... because this is what i am... the way i dress, the way i act to a situation, my anger, my happiness... lucky for you, your talents were appreciated girl... fortunately or unfortunately for me that wasnt the case.. but i feel better to find my talents for myself.. it feel better to be of acquaintance to myself rather than someone else discovering me... well i am thankful for so many of the things... and you are so so right... we are a blessed generation... we have so much at our fingertips... we just need to make the best out of it..... Great post prettiness...

Ailish said...

If she were my friend, I'd brag too!

greystrawberrys said...

I've missed your blog so much, it really makes me happy and is inspirational <3

xoxox

陳佑發 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。............................................................

prinsesamusang said...

agree with everything you said. in fact, it is actually so timely for me since i have overworked myself this week. i know my relationship has suffered because of the swamp i got myself in to. but everything you said is right - life won't wait! that is a very good motto in life i think.

chicknamedhermia said...

I think I'd prefer to be a workaholic than be the way I am now, stuck in a job I hate and can't get out of, because at least I'd be happy with what I was working at!

Lol, sorry for that downer! It's good to see you in a positive mood!

ibhog said...

"Take that long weekend, leave right when your workday ends. You could always finish the task tomorrow."

I root for that.

Ruxandra said...

Hello Sara!
It is definetly part of life to grow up.I don't think I've ever expected to be the almost 17 year-old I am now.And now, seeing me and how time goes by, I am scared of the future.Afraid of doing what I want because of the job possibilities on the market, afraid of failing and having regrets for the rest of my life.And then I tell myself: hey, you're 16, you're young and will never have these years back.Stop worrying.
But, oh well, it is hard.I think I've turned out being who I was supposed to be.I think God has a plan for me, so I'll just take a step at a time.
And that cover of Lady Gaga's, oh, how I love it.
Have a happy weekend!

Winnie said...

Goodness, what a post. I am so glad you're happy where you are in life.

When I was younger, I thought at age 23, I would be in London with a secure job already. Instead, I'm still studying my masters and living at home! London is still calling though!

信豪信豪 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~...........................................................

Lucia ♥ said...

"When I was younger, I wanted to get married by the time I am 20, just like my mum, I am twenty-two, and am single for the first time in so long! I am taking the time and chance to get to know myself..."

This part right here, is what I wrote to my private blog on the exactly same day! omg! coincidence??? or? <3

Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me the other day :) Made me smile *hugs*