happiness

OOOOH WEEE! It’s Almost Super Bowl Time!!…oh, and other things

First of all, Happy Lunar New Year ladies and gentleman. It’s the year of the horse, making it “my” year. FINALLY, (according to Chinese Horoscopes lol) things are going to start happening for me. 

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sweet ass snow sculpture from Ice on Whyte

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I don’t really believe that the year I was born in has anything to do with who I am, or what is going to happen (ok, I do a little bit), but I will admit that today was pretty good. A couple of days ago, my “long” struggle with unemployment was ended when I got a call from a Christian elderly care facility offering me a position as a food service attendant (basically I’m a server at an “old folks home”). Today was my first day, and so far I’m loving it. 

I’ve always believed that our friends that are categorized as “Golden” at the movie theatre, have been largely neglected in society. I’ve seen my grandma struggle at various facilities and heard stories from friends and in the news, and its just something that REALLY upsets me. People are people, are people, and I’ve just never gotten why when someone gets old, they are no longer taken seriously and not always afforded the dignity they deserve. Please note: I’m not preaching. It’s not like I’m saying that I’ve never been guilty of this too. It’s just that it makes me really happy to have the chance to give some of favorite people the best service that I can, and to hopefully brighten their day at least a little bit.

So thank you Year of the Horse. Even though it’s only one day in, I feel secure in saying I may have found a job that actually has some meaning to me (other than the pay check).

But anyways, moving on to the stuff you people REALLY care about 😉 . My pick for Super Bowl XLVIII. As always I made a little video up here, so if you want to go and check that out feel free. 

I’ve decided to go against (almost) everything that I’ve read, and say that the Denver Broncos are going to win it all. Some may see this as the obvious choice, because of the historic season that Peyton Manning has had, but it’s not all about him.

Yes, Manning is the better quarterback when compared to Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, but it’s hard to deny just how great Seattle’s defence is. A lot of my (more well known) contemporaries, believe that the “Legion of Boom” is going to stuff Manning, and that without his ability to throw big plays, Denver will be done.

Well my friends, this is my theory. Seattle isn’t the only team with unbelievable defence. If you’ve been watching Denver play in this post season, you would have seen that their defensive line is getting steadily better and better (i.e. not allowing the Patriots to get ANYTHING going, in championship week). Because of this, I believe that both teams are going to have to get creative and go against the norm, to get some points on the board. Denver will have to try and run the ball, and Seattle will have to try and throw it. And that’s what is going to get them. Seattle’s WHOLE offensive strategy is based around Wilson running out of the pocket to make plays and Marshawn Lynch’s workhorse-like running game. 

Based on some of the passes that I’ve seen Russell Wilson throw under pressure, things aren’t looking so bright. Although I said that this game isn’t all about Manning, who can deny that he has the ability to adapt better than anyone, and switch things around to help lead his team to victory? Regardless of who wins though, this is going to be one of those games for the ages, and I’m excited to watch!! (although now I’ll be working, so I’m not sure how much I’ll get to see).

So has your Year of the Horse started off well? Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? Which Super Bowl commercials are you most excited for? Or, do you just not care? Whatever the case, leave a comment!!

Thanks for reading, and I hope all your weekends are off to a good start!! I’ll be seeing you Sunday 😀 

PEACE!!

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Ps I’ll close you out with another rad sculpture from Ice on Whyte

 

Hay, it’s Christmas…Already

I’m a wayward blogger. I know it, you know it, my cats know it. 

“Will she ever finish anything?” people ask. And I can’t blame them; It’s a question that I ask myself all the time. I know that I am perfectly capable of finishing things (you’ll actually get to see something I finished by this time friday), I just don’t. The worst thing is, I’m always trying to justify why I don’t, which takes up the time that I could have spent accomplishing something.

If I’m being perfectly honest with myself (and with you), I’ve put myself into a self-made pit of despair, and self pity; comparing myself to everyone I see, from people in my everyday life to celebrities, and that unrealistic goal of wealth and “happiness”. I’ve become a by-product of a generation that expects instant gratification. I know that I feel that if I haven’t found success, and am doing something that I love by next year, then I’m a failure. When in reality, people of my parent’s generation often didn’t find true success until they were older than me. I still have at least a good sixty years in me, but I expect everything to fall into place now. Put in minimal work, and then sit back and watch everything come to me.

Well Tara, that just doesn’t happen. It take a couple (or twenty, or a thousand, or even a million) tries before something is bound to work out. That’s something I can’t deny; that everyone who I am so jealous of, has pushed and struggled to get to where they are today. But then, this is probably all stuff that most of you know. Life is hard, and to do well, you have to work hard. When you’re busy living your life in your head, and imagining how great it would be if someone read your blog and thought “This girl should have a book deal”, (based off the MAYBE five posts that I’ve written that I truly like), you become apathetic to actually trying to make things happen. So what if I still don’t know what I’m doing with the rest of my life? I have goals that I want to reach by next year, so maybe I should just suck it up and find a job that works for me RIGHT NOW, not five or even twenty years from now. Because let’s be honest, thinking that far into the future can be overwhelming, and makes it even easier to let that apathy get the best of you. 

I need to start writing this stuff down and putting it up on my wall or something, because again if I’m being honest with myself, within a week I will have already forgotten all of this, having moved on to the next flight of fancy (this is a subject that I’ve talked about a million times with a million different people). 

I know this hasn’t exactly been a “Christmas” post, seeing as its kind of depressing, and really just the thoughts of a twenty three year old unemployed girl (key word girl) who acts as though her life is SO bad – when in reality I have a home, a boyfriend who loves me and puts himself out so that my bills can be paid, a family who cares, and great friends- but why pretend? I’d rather be honest than shove some fake holiday cheer up your asses. Losing sight of things seems to be a common theme on this blog, so maybe that should be my new years resolution for 2014, to live life one day at a time and enjoy it for what it is, not for what it should be (seems so obvious doesn’t it?). 

Anyways, I hope you all are having a great holiday season and I can’t wait to unveil what Russ and I have been working on for you all this Friday. PEACE!!