Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waking Up Isn't Always Easy

I have been thinking a lot about family and such these days. It is interesting to me how father and mother figures are portrayed so often in film/media. People often blame media for women's high expectations of men, ie, Prince Charming. However, I think that we have media to blame for false images of what families should be like more so. Helpful, supportive and wise parents. Supportive and kind, older siblings. I realize now that all of these are sadly inaccurate (well in most cases).

I think that you have to be dependent upon yourself and not rely on help from your family. I keep getting tricked into looking to them for advice when the only one I should and can really look towards is myself. We are simply too different.

And while this realization might seem depressing, it is actually very refreshing and helpful. I am more qualified to help myself than anyone else. I don't feel as trapped. I have control of my own happiness and while there are some things that I really can't control right now, I shall make the best of it.

Yesterday I tried to go to some reggae show in PB,
however it was sold out. Ended up talking to some random stranger in a coffee shop for about an hour. She is a teacher at a local middle school, an art teacher. I got a lot of insight to what it must have been like for all of my teachers growing up and I have a new earned respect for teachers, well more respect.

Thank god I am no longer in a world of tattle telling and 7th grade boys.

I think next semester I shall be taking Kinesiology, Yoga, Pilates, Bilogy, cardio training, Nutrition and Spanish. And maybe a sewing and design class. It just depends on what classes are available once I sign up.

This photo was taken at the coffee shop were
I talked to the insightful teacher.

1 comment:

  1. Three things:
    1. Your school schedule for next year = <3
    2. Long meaningful conversations with strangers = <3
    3. I agree with you on the looking to yourself for advice. Although it can be helpful to hear someone else's point of view, when it comes down to it, it's what You want and what You need, and the person who knows that best can't be anyone but yourself.

    Oh, and also, I have some girly gossip I'd like to fill you in on. hehe [;