The Strategy of New Experiences

Who doesn’t get bored of our daily routine? I’ve been always stuck in the routine and as any student life, it’s really hard to get out of this routine cycle. However, I kind of developed this idea of trying new stuff and I actually loved it!

I started from simple way of changes to kind of major ones. From physical changes up to actually internal changes.  For example, I started tasting new food that I’ve always said that I’ll never try and that I hate. I told myself that how can I hate something, at least when someone asks my for the reason I would have an answer. Therefore, I decided to taste food I’ve never even bothered to try before, to actually find out that I was completely wrong to ignore it and hate some of it. Even my way of living, I started to try being healthier and try going to the gym and try sports. Believe me! If you asked anyone about me last year, especially my mum, they would say that I was so lazy! Especially at holidays and weekends. I was like hold on a minute, if I am actually lazy to fetch the remote control from the coffee table in front of me, then what am I going to do when I am an adult with dozens of responsibilities? How can I even get to move to get these responsibilities and my life on track? I even decided to change my hair style that I’ve been having for as long as I remember and even ended up dying my hair. Well at least now when someone asks about dying their hair I would have an experience to share and know from it.

Those were the simple stuff. Let’s get really to the part of me changing? I started to laugh more, talk more, socialize more. I am no longer shy or get angry and upset easily as I used to be 2 years ago I guess. I realized that I want to survive and success this life I should have both the white and black side and control which part is shown for who, when and where. I understood that if I feared strangers and people in general from now, I won’t achieve my dream of at least a successful career life later on life. I won’t simply enjoy my life the way I dream of. I started reading more, learning more. I started to focus more on my targets and aims. And learning can’t come without trying, making mistakes and learning from them. That’s why trying new stuff has became a main target in my life. I started to care more about leaning new languages and cultures. I want to feel engaged in every way that is useful and not harming myself in a stupid way or a kind of a selfish, irresponsible one.  It’s only one life to live, laugh and enjoy.

Therefore, when you have the chance to try something new which is actually harmless. GO ON! Think of your CV and your next time when you speak with your friends or scrolling your photo album. Think of what you might add up to those! 😀

What new experiences you wish to have?

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

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You can go places

I’ve read a quote one day that meant that as long as you think then you exist. It doesn’t matter who you are as long as you have a good aim in this life that can make this world a better place or even you a better person. It doesn’t matter how simple this idea as long as you have it, believe in it and go on! Do it!

Don’t let anyone stop you from reaching your goal. I mean can we live without a goal to run after? Imagine if you don’t, what will you think of doing when you wake up in the morning? Believe me, if you actually reached to the limit that you have nothing to achieve or think of you will find this life so boring that doesn’t deserve to be lived. Always find yourself what makes you reach the next step, next level.

As long as you are breathing, have faith that you still can do something, anything. Who knows? Maybe that thing is that star that we put on top of the Christmas Tree to make it complete and shiny. It doesn’t matter how old are you, if you are living in a castle or a small room somewhere. Are you breathing? Awesome! Now let’s do something to make me live happier and better.

To get to motion and do something you need to actually believe in yourself that you can do it. Because if you lost hope then nothing will happen, you will actually achieve nothing, because you will also have no hope in anything in life if you lost of your existence already. So, what do you think? Lose hope or give it a shot? Giving up isn’t a word to be said, it’s a feeling of failing and the strong feeling of actually doing nothing. Because if you say you gave up but you still go to work, eat, drink and want to survive then you obviously didn’t give up living. SO! Don’t give up already! 😀

Now, Part 3. Now, you have faith, ready to be happy and successful more than ever, because you deserve it, Let’s have a deal of some rules and words to keep in mind. Never ever listen to haters or jealous people who all they care for is letting everyone sad, upset and all the time behind them. You know you can do it and you will do it! Tried 100 times and failed? So what! Numbers are infinite! 😀 Try for the 101 time 102.. Tried too much and a professional person said that you actually can’t or you found out that this isn’t convenient for you and just a waste of time. Okay then, why giving up? Why getting upset? Maybe there is something else you are better at! Keep searching until you find it 😀

At the end of the day, believe that you can do it! You can go places. High ones, maybe even until you reach the stars 🙂

Have you ever regretted giving up? How?

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Never regret searching for the fun

Having a busy life in anyways doesn’t mean that you should be engrossed in this life all the time. You deserve that sweet little moments to restore yourself and energy.

How many times have we arranged plans and never happened? How many time we had that deal on the group chat of hanging out and ended up the whole group watching TV, saying ” Sorry guys! But new plans came up!. Whatever plans came up wouldn’t be better than enjoying yourself in anyway, even if it meant meeting your friends at the next door ice cream shop or park, because you are too lazy to enjoy the night somewhere else that needs a ride and wearing something else rather than your sweatpants or pajamas.

You might be having all the work or study to do and you are actually squeezed between all your assignments until you nearly forget that you are human being who needs to laugh , feel and enjoy. I am planning to get into the business world. Most of you off course know what that means! Studying 24/7, going to night classes and majoring in many stuff and all of that is the start yet, I didn’t completely start working yet. In working life as a business lady means that all the time online working, planning ready for any crises to happen. However, that will never make from me a robot as I’ve always been. I am finishing my IGCSE these two years with 11 subjects to study for my last 2 years in secondary education and preparing for my AS and Uni. In addition to other courses and sometimes working. And I still try my best come online here, write what I want and feel. I go out frequently and have big plans to travel the world when I start working and planning my own life ( I might write about my plans in achieving dreams that might benefit you sometime). When I say that to some people who are in the same way as me or already in the industry, they say it’s insane and that I am gonna fail. Let’s say I simply have faith and whatever the outcome was and I enjoyed it or learnt from it, I’ll never regret it, but I will actually praise it and tell the story to other generations later :D.

What I am trying to say is that doing whatever you want that makes you happy and smiling, is never a crime and never say ” I could’ve done that instead of wasting time out” because simply you didn’t waste time at all. Instead of blaming yourself, search for a way to fix things and pay for your moments of joy. If I’ve ever learnt anything in this life, is that everything has a cost to be paid. And remember, if your mind made you pick that choice, then know that it needed it so did your body. Enjoy the moment and search for what makes it the best moment ever all the time. It’s that simple! It’s destiny!

Have you ever regretted a moment of joy that was the best thing you have ever had and didn’t ruin anything? 😀

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Do we actually search for troubles?

It doesn’t matter who we are or how our life goes. It doesn’t matter if we are really rich or poor, hard workers or lazy, have such an awesome life and people we love or alone broken and sad. Even if we have no troubles, we will still search for the trouble.

That’s actually what keeps our life and minds healthy, worry. I’ve had some friends and relatives who told me ones that if they don’t have an enemy or troubles, they can’t enjoy living. I actually agree to the concept that we should have at least have one thing to keep us sad or a goal to stress over to reach. That way we can balance our emotions, because if we reached to the max limit or satisfactory in our lives, we will have no reason to wake up the next morning.

However, as I mentioned above the reason for this to keep us running after a goal in our lives, to balance our emotions not to live the drama life or the life of celebration 24/7. Because both ways of maximum happiness or sadness will lead to an end which might be going crazy or even death.

Therefore, I don’t agree with people who just keeps on putting pressure on themselves just to keep their mind busy and eyes red of less sleep or crying. I am a person who admires the smile, which I guess that’s a gift from god. I don’t like bring sad or angry for more than it needs. I don’t keep running the movie of what incident that happened today in front of my eyes for the next week so every time I remember I get more angry or sad. Off course I don’t forget the lesson I learnt that day, but still I don’t make a list of enemies who I plan for getting rid of them day and night. I believe that we all deserve a balanced satisfying life. Neither by the laughing or crying all the time. Honestly, I get better use of that time I cry at by finding solution to make me less cry 😉

Like I remember the last time I’ve shed a tear was 2 years ago. I don’t even remember the reason as much as I learnt the lesson. I learnt that at this point it’s either I can take responsibility of my decision and learn to depend on myself more than anything or anyone in this life or I will always stay helpless and cry. I still up till now remember that lesson as many others, and since that time instead or cursing my luck and crying I remember that one time I promised myself to take responsibility and that in every bad thing there’s a hidden good thing in the future. Because at the end of the day, our choice and paths are what drive us to where we are. As the famous quote says ” Instead of cursing darkness, light a candle” 🙂

Remember that as much as you cry you have to laugh. We all want that life of no black hearts and hate, but we won’t find this one until we stop worrying more than living. Let’s start by ourselves and make our lives easier than it ever was. 😉

What’s the most important lesson you’ve ever learnt in life?

Do you actually search for troubles? Think of this one deeply 😉 😀

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

You can’t be the hero all the time

I’ve loved my whole life believing in heroes and sometimes wished I could be one of them. However, heroes can’t be heroes all the time.

When I say heroes, I don’t mean the ability of flying or doing weird stuff as in stories and cartoons. The definition of hero in real life is being the best you can be, let’s say 99% perfect.  100% is obviously IMPOSSIBLE, so does the 99% but let’s say in some cases it might happen. Some people misunderstand that word so much. You don’t have to be all the time sacrifice and straight to be a hero. You don’t also have to be strong or smart to be one. It’s enough to be understandable most of the time, rational and having a kind, well-controlled heart to be one. That state also can’t be afforded by most human n=beings. So if you are that state at least for one time, Then, congratulations! you are a hero!

I’ve been taught that definition wrongly too since my childhood. I thought being a hero is putting others first all the time, being that perfect person that makes no mistakes. Well, that definition can be true but is it real?! In fairy tales, that can be real. However, we are humans. Since our creation we are made to make mistakes and learn from them. We are made so we can’t be perfect. Especially in the life and time we live at now. Being the worst can be so easier than being the best, that even being the best is hard now. I’ve read before a quote that I actually liked so much, which said that being bad is the easiest but being good is the hardest, If you can stay good in the middle of that world and still can live then you are doing the impossible.

What I want to say that putting others before you is good but what if that lead you to a great loss that you can’t afford? What if you expected the best and all you had was the worse? What if you scarified everything and found yourself bare with no one to sacrify for you to at least live?

Don’t be so perfect to be the unreal hero so you don’t fall, and don’t be the devil is controlled by what make you step on people’s necks to get what you want and make you happy.

SO! What are your definitions of hero? 😀

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx

Watching – Action= Failing

There’s a quote that says that watching successful people teach us success. That’s a true quote in my opinion but some people only watch and don’t apply what they see.

We are always surrounded by successful stories everywhere, either in real life or TV. However, only small number of us take action of what they see. In that case, I can say that this quote can cause failing not success and learning. How many of us watch TV shows or movies of successful stories in many types and ways and wish they were instead of the actor or actress so they can have the same life. Let’s make this clear, Wishing won’t make you have that life you want. It’s doing!

Sometimes I think of watching it without learning or at least enjoying, if it’s a TV show or movie, as a waste of time. I know you might be saying now that I am a weirdo and boring.Don’t worry, I actually say that sometime too 😀 But Let me tell you what I think of and then you decide if I am a weirdo or practical :D. It’s only one life that we are gonna live and we have to make that one life enough for everything.

I think of life as 2  jars. One for reality, where our home, family, friends, relations, career or school, like everything we live and pass by in real life. The other jar is where our hopes, dreams and wishes are available.  Both jars have so many charms and beads, I always try to take from my hopes and dreams jar to my reality jar. As to make my dreams come true and I take from my reality jar most of my broken beads and charms to the trash, so I can have a better life that I wish for. However, doing this is not that easy because there are a huge distance between jars and the trash. This distance is the distance of working hard, believing and getting rid of all the bad memories or things that might break me and take a space that might a charm of the dreams jar can occupy. When I said waste of time, I meant the time where I stop in the middle of my way. That way can be so long if I stopped more than I walked or even ran. The reasons that might stop us are known. They might be fear, anger, sadness or wasting time. So if achieving your goal or becoming that person you’ve always wished for while watching others can be done as fast as you can so why stopping. Off course you will stop, that’s obvious but what is not obvious is stopping more than usual.

That’s why watching without action will lead you to stop a lot and might make you stop forever if you didn’t continue. And always know that whoever successful person you are watching, they are not better than you. You might be better actually 😉

What does you jar of hope and dreams contain by the way :D?

Always welcomed to the corner,

Menna Xx