lesson from past

♔ Nosebleed Club ♕
  • Squad of One: Favorite solitary activities?
  • Rose Garden: Creative prompts for young writers?
  • Kerouac: Travels you will embark on this year?
  • Super 8: Most poignant childhood memory?
  • Cosmology: Fields of study that interest you most?
  • Baroque: Favorite style of architecture?
  • Sequoia: Most beautiful names in your family tree?
  • No. 5: Most nostalgic scents?
  • High School Football Season: Description of your youth?
  • Pieta: Are you spiritual?
  • Peloponnesian War: Historical moments that intrigue you?
  • Fahrenheit 451: Books you would throw into a fire?
  • Kubrick: Most engaging movies?
  • Lana Del Rey: Three lessons you've learned from your past?
  • Soundtrack: Current playlist?
  • French Laundry: Ideal breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
  • Plath: Title of this chapter in your life (if your life were a book)?
  • Liguria: Locations that inspire your creativity?
  • Ari & Dante: Your most courageous moment?
  • Mimosa: Ways to treat yourself after a long day?
  • Pausanias: Description of your surrounding town / city?
  • East of Eden: Top 10 novels?
  • Basquiat: Social commentaries in your creative work?
  • Alexandria: Things / moments in your life that are gone forever?
  • Fire From Heaven: Things you'd take with you if your house were burning down?

anonymous asked:

Can we get a little bit of appreciation for blaze?

Flame cat? Sure thing!

I think one of my favorite aspects about Blaze is that while she is the equivalent of Sonic in the Sol dimension she is still unique. While I love that Sonic is a positive hog, and he has an easy time making friends wherever he goes, I am still really glad that we have a character like Blaze who does not have an easy time making friends. 

It is great that in Sonic Rush the lesson that Blaze learnt was friendship. Trust and opening up to others is definitely not an easy thing, especially when you (in this case, Blaze) have been bullied growing up, but if you can give people a chance you just might make a true friend who will always be there for you and help you see the best in yourself. 

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You are free the moment that you forgive yourself for not knowing better. The past has gone, learn from it and move on.“

—    Leon Brown

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I always put everyone’s feelings before mine. It can be taxing emotionally and drain the shit out of me. I’ve learned how to balance that out and be a loving partner but also nourish myself. A lot of people forget about the whole self-love thing when they’re in love, and both are imperative.
—  Ariana Grande on her life-changing lessons from past relationships for Cosmopolitan.
Sometimes I will deliberately tell a lie to my “friends” just to see who will spill the beans, sort out the fake from the real, the gossipers from the genuine…manipulative? maybe so…but it’s better than confiding in someone who is not loyal or honourable.

(These are not my actual words they have been said to me by someone who was a part of my life for a very long time.)

To the one who loves her next,

She’s the type of girl we meet when we’re too young and we mess it up then spend our lives wondering what if we had been better to her.

When she met me she was full of life but somewhere along the line within all my mistakes she forgot how to smile. Now a smile have become a rare thing for her.

She’s an introvert. She will wander off for hours and get lost in books or music and you’ll think she’s ignoring you but she is not. She’s just comfortable in her own bubble but eventually she will find herself back to you.

She isn’t easily angered. I was a part of this girl’s life for three years and there were times when I would blow my top off and yell at her for things that were not her fault yet she stood by me. In all our years together she’s only lost her temper at me once.

When she loves you, she really loves you and she will love you for a long time. Be gentle with her heart. Heaven knows this is a lesson I wish I had learnt when we were younger.

This girl wears her heart on her sleeve. She will see things that will make her sad and she tries to fix all the things wrong with the world. When she does, just let her be it’s who she is but when she comes running to you and oh she will, just hug her.

I spent years hurting her so I can tell you this: Don’t do it she doesn’t deserve that. I’ve done things to her that I am not proud of. I spent heard making her cry but she never uttered a word for me. She spent months missing me yet she never let me know it.

She is trusting, perhaps too trusting. I am begging you not to take advantage of this like I did. I wish I could do back in time and undo everything I did to her.

She will always try to put you first, remind her to put herself first sometimes.

If she tells you she loves you, you better believe she does. She will be good to you and she is faithful. It’s easy to take this for granted but don’t. Losing her will be one of the biggest loses of my life. Trust me it’s been almost four years later and I still regret it.

Sincerely,
The guy who made all the mistakes because he was too young.

— 

12/29/2014

10:46 am

~Excerpts from the book I’ll never write #99

anonymous asked:

Why must you be so snarky with people who are complimenting you?

Maybe my English lessons from the past 24 years are failing me at the moment, but in my books ‘snarky’ is considered something rude, critical… negative.

My intention was not to come off as ‘snarky’. If you see it that way and don’t like my kind of humor, then I apologize.

justhilarrieous  asked:

Ok, so this ask is inspired by your post about Harry's song writing influences. A lot of people seem to want a duet album of Harry and Louis. Do you think they would make a good team, considering their choice of topics, their approach to song writing and their musical taste?

Hi!

This post took me quite a long time to think about and write, and it is LONG ASS. I have to apologize if the answer isn’t exactly what you had in mind, but there are so many ways to answer the questions. I have to mention how much I want to thank you for this ask, because the questions are integral to the primary questions in my blog. The following answers are from my tiny brain.

In answering this question, I am considering my previous posts about Harry’s writing style, Louis’s writing style, their influences, their performance styles, their vocal abilities, and the evolution of One Direction albums. I’m dubious that a duet album between Harry and Louis will be forthcoming soon. I believe in their partnership, professionally and personally. But I also feel a bit like Penelope from The Odyssey, weaving and unweaving every day, waiting for them. You know? I’m not complaining– just getting old.

And, if I’m honest, I am thinking about the evolution of their moral and ethical development as well, throughout their touring years. Specifically, because Harry and Louis have made explicit statements about social justice, I don’t think we can ignore that aspect of their songwriting. I think songs like Home and End of the Day can be viewed as LGBQTA+ anthems. Both Harry and Louis have been explicit in their support of LGBQTA+ issues. I’m not going to provide links, but here, for the sake of representation, are two photos. If you know my blog, you know my stance on this issue.

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anonymous asked:

Hiya, I was wondering how you review/revise what you have studied in Korean and if you have any tips ? I feel like that is the place i'm struggling the most with my Korean learning. Sorry if you have been asked this question before ! p.s I love your blog xx

ah sadly i don’t do anything v interesting - i just read through past lessons from start to finish and keep reading it until i memorise how to apply certain grammatical concepts/the vocab! hope that helps ✨  + thank you!!

Same Old Fight

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Pairing: Theo x Reader

Prompt: I don’t care, because nothing you say to me is going to change a single thing.

Summary: The same old, fighting with Theo.

Side Note: I honestly don’t know about this one, started writing and this is the end result.


Your messy relationship with Theo was like flower petals, delicate and easy to tear. You were the type of person who believed everyone deserved a second chance, you truly did foolishly believe that someone could change their spots. But when it came to Theo you just couldn’t do it anymore.

Every single rule, every lesson you learned from past experiences were all thrown out the window the moment Theo uttered the first “hello babygirl” to you. He had this irresistible charm that really left any girl flustered and wanting more.

You swore that you wouldn’t be like that, but here you were….here you were catching Theo in another lie after another, and then accepting his broken apology that it wouldn’t happen again.

Another night of endless fighting was what it came too. And the worst of thing about it, this felt like the new normal in the relationship…which was extremely dangerous territory to be in.

“What do you want me to say Y/N?” Theo asked fed up with the same routine, just like you were.

“I don’t know Theo how about the truth! Why won’t you tell me what’s going on? You sure seem to confine in Tracy a lot” you said.

He took off his leather jacket and threw it god knows where, it felt like a stand off and the question now was who was going to be quicker in delivering that final, fatal blow.

“I’ve told you nothing is going on with her. She is apart of my pack that is all” he paced a little, Theo become agitated very easily.

“So I’m just suppose to believe that when you’re out with her following Dread Doctors leads, or coming up with a plan to gain more power nothing more is happening? Because don’t stand there and patronize me, when anyone can see Tracy always has to be the first one to please you!” shouting at him for what felt like the hundredth time this week.

Theo walked over to the fridge, grabbed a bottle of water and took a sip. “She’s a Kanima babe, they like to serve a master it’s in their nature”.

Crossing your arms, “So your her master. I’m sure she loves that” rolling your eyes at the prospect. He walked over to you with a stupid cocky grin on his face, “Babygirl really?”

“Don’t give me that look, we both know that when it comes to your plans regarding anything you don’t trust me with them” taking a few steps back for some breathing room.

“That’s ridiculous! Where the hell did you come up with that?”

At this point you couldn’t really remember what started this argument. You recall being mad at him for being out so late and not informing you where he was going. Beacon Hills was a dangerous place, and you were well aware that he could take care of himself. But things happened that couldn’t be explained, or out of the blue and no-one knew who would be at the receiving end of those tragic accidents or attacks. But all this Tracy business was something that came out of nowhere, sure she rubbed you up the wrong way. However nothing in you was worried that he would cheat.

Running your fingers several times through your already messy hair, “Face it Theo you don’t tell me anything, because of how close I am to Scott and the others. Can you honestly look me in the eye and say you don’t question my allegiance”.

Both of you carried sad expressions. Trust issues and the pressure of maintaining a relationship that was most likely already doomed from the start, was taking it’s toll.

“Okay, you want me to tell you the truth…I’ll do it and this time it will be different. I know I’ve lied and left out some things, but if you want to know so badly then I’ll tell you”.

Leading you to the couch, each of you sat on opposite ends. Theo rubbed his hands together and then turned to face you. “I have a plan but it all starts with Lydia, and since she’s in Echien that’s where I need to go. She’s the only one who can tell me who the beast is”.

It all sounded ridiculous and the more you went over it in your head, the more it made you angry. “You do know your quest for power is going to get you killed”. Standing up you stared at the night sky, hoping it would provide a calming affect.

“I knew it, I knew you would disapprove!” Theo said, jumping up from his seat.

“You want me to approve of you getting yourself killed, or worse approve of you hurting another one of my friends Theo?! You seriously got to be joking”. In the reflection of the window you saw him, his chest out and his jaw tightening.

“She won’t get hurt, okay. If that’s what I have to say to make this all better then fine”

Did he really just say that to you? Turning slowly it was back to the staring showdown. “Right, because that’s something you can promise. How idiotic do you think I am?” you asked him.

“Why would I lie? If I tell you she won’t get hurt then she won’t”.

“I don’t know Theo why you would lie, maybe it’s because you actually enjoy being the Dread Doctors puppet. But I don’t care, because nothing you say to me is going to change a single thing, or make you targeting Lydia okay!” you responded.

This was the crossroad that it always came down too. You and Theo were at different ends of the scale, and this fight showed that. Stiles told you being Switzerland about the whole thing, wasn’t going to last long. Eventually a choice had to be made and it was either sticking with Theo or backing Scott.

“If you can’t handle what I have to do, then leave Y/N! There is the bloody door so go, choose Scott see if I care!”

Absolutely shocked at what he just said to you, this was the situation…this was the moment you had to permanently pick a side. No more having one foot in each camp, it was time to plant your feet on one side.

“Are you kicking me out? Or is this you way of seeing just how strong my connection with you is?”.

“Stay with me or don’t, I have bigger things to deal with then to waste my time trying to convince you to pick me” the tone he used, made this that more shocking.

He was cold, distant from his emotions.

The voice inside was telling you to be that girl, hand him another chance, choose him and have him prove you wrong. But that girl was already out of second chances, he had gotten them all.

“I’m glad to see that you’ve come full circle Theo, because I’m exhausted and I can’t do this”. Walking to the door it wasn’t the way you imagined this night to end. Especially considering all the other times it ended differently, grasping the handle, twisting it and opening the door wide.

“Babygirl, I can’t let my feelings for you affect anything…just so you know”.

“Do what you gotta do, and I’ll do the same. It really does sadden me that this is where we are. Despite everything, despite this choice I still care about you. As crazy as that is, and as far fetched as it sounds it’s the truth”.

Closing the door, the emotions hit you. Looking down at your trembling hand you couldn’t help him, you couldn’t change him. Your weakness was that you cared too much, his weakness was that he didn’t care at all.

I haven’t written a big text post about the US Election because, as a European, whilst I have opinions, and this does impact me, it doesn’t concern me as much as it concerns Americans on here.

However. I can’t stay silent any longer. Because I’m too scared.

The naivety of Americans who blindly follow Trump started out as a joke, and then got scary to me. As a rule of thumb, the majority of people in Europe do not take Trump seriously, and do not want him as President. We are terrified if he does. I can explain to you quite plainly why this is.

Because Europe has gone through, experienced, understood, and taught to the next generation what happens when you get extremism in power. We have had the far right Nazi state in Germany. We have had the far left Soviet state in what was the USSR (Russia). This is why European governments tend to be fairly central on the political spectrum. We have left wing and right wing political parties - but they tend to be centre left or centre right. Because we have learnt the lessons from the past. And those lessons have been drilled into us from a very young age. 

Every year since I was ten years old, I have had History classes which deal with the Nazi state, that tell us about World War I and World War II. We are told the good our countries did - but also the ugly. Sure, Germany committed atrocities on the UK, but there was no skirting around in History lessons what the UK did, for example, to the Germany city of Dresden. I have studied the Holocaust more times than I can count - to the extent that by aged 18 we were all going, “Yes, we know this is important, but come on there’s other History to know surely?” 

We are taught about what extreme right and left wing leaders do when they get power. Europe has had our extreme leaders, and has made absolutely sure that this generation knows about it. We are exposed to video footage of Hitler talking when we are 12 years old. We are shown photographs of him walking hand in hand with a small child, to remind us that some of the most evil people are, at the end of the day, people - and that is what is so horrifying. 

When Trump started gaining momentum, so so many people I know in my country drew the parallels to Hitler. The violence. The blaming a group of people for a country’s problems. The decision to shut out people of certain faiths. The proclamations that this nation, this race, is the most superior race of all. The racism. The xenophobia. The speeches that yes, seem powerful, but have very little truth or depth to them.

For us in Europe, this Election season is absolutely incomprehensible. We don’t understand how you have got to this point. Because Europe has already had our Hitler. We have seen the damage an extreme government can do not just to the country, but to the world. 

I was talking with an American friend who is 20, my age; and she said she has been taught about the Holocaust for one day of her education. As a European, that is mad to me. America is isolationist, and we know that, but to know so little about the history of the world, about such important history seems obscene. Part of me almost forgives America, because you just haven’t been taught enough - but the much larger part of me, that lives on a continent that was ravaged by such a leader, is furious that so many people support Trump, and don’t see that parallel. 

Take it from a European. There’s a reason we can’t understand why Hillary has had such a battle - and it isn’t just because we can clearly see she’s the only qualified candidate for the job. 

It’s because we had our far right leader and we learnt from it - after World War 2 happened. And to us in Europe, Trump represents that same far right leader who will divide and damage - and we just don’t understand how America doesn’t seem to see this too. 

The signs as Tarot Cards pulled from my deck

*This is a Past Lives deck. All cards pulled at random*

Aries: Mother. This card indicates that your mother in this life, was also your mother in past lives. Very common

Taurus: Persecution and Inquisition. You were accused of witchcraft, be a heathen, or other ‘crimes’, in your past lives

Gemini: Scribe or Writer. This card reveals you may of been a writer in your past life

Cancer: Health. Your relationship to health and healing may be influenced by other lifetimes

Leo: Baby. This card means that you may have suffered trauma as a child in a past life, or that involved a baby of yours. It may describe parenthood in this, or a previous, life.

Virgo. Authority Figures. In your previous and current past lives, you have followed the rules set down by people like parents or teachers. This may cause a current distrust of authority in this life, or a strong need to please.

Libra: Lessons and Blessings. This card is a sign that the situation you’re experiencing is a result of a past life. You have learned important things, bringing blessings to your current life. 

Scorpio: Farm. You lived a past life on a farm. This may cause you to long for warmth, routine, and simplicity in your current life. 

Sagittarius: Trust and Faith. This card may indicate that you were betrayed by a specific person in a past life

Capricorn: Asia. A past life in Asia is affecting your current life. Lessons from your past life, need to be balanced with your current life’s culture. 

Aquarius: Biblical. You may of lived alongside famous biblical characters in your past life. You may also of been a follower of Jesus or Moses, or lived in the holy land

Pisces: Male-Female. You may have lived as the opposite gender in most, or a recent past life.  

anonymous asked:

What lessons have you learned from past relationships

That it’s not a crime to puts yourself first. You can love someone so much that wanting their happiness means more but loving yourself should outweigh that & I think I learned that. Even if it was hard.

How To Battle Life?

Crucial this life is, a fact we all must face. But there are some things you must bear in mind to keep up with it. 

  • Self-Confidence. Always believe in yourself. The very first person who will believe in you when no one else does is you. You can have an access to an unlimited power if you’ve got a self-confidence. You may also have the skills and talents but without it, it’ll be useless. But be careful, don’t be overconfident that you’ll sound cocky and arrogant. 
  • Right Attitude. There is always a right attitude and behavior in every situation. Remember that our attitude towards something has a great impact for us to be there, to the place where we really want to be. 
  • Listen. It is very essential. Most of us talk but don’t listen. Most of us hear but don’t listen. Listen to the other party who’s talking. Give him/her a chance to explain his/her side. It shouldn’t be always you who do the talking. Sometimes, what people need are listeners. 
  • Pick your Battles Wisely. Know well who you’re dealing with. Don’t mess with people who can easily drag you out of the equation. You don’t have to move forward all the time. Sometimes, you have to take a step backward, think wisely and move two steps forward.
  • Power of Words. Bear in mind that words are so powerful. Use them wisely. Sometimes, with a carefully sewn words and proper tone of voice, you’ll get what you want. 
  • Develop Network. Meet new people. Build relationships. Don’t talk to them just because you want something in return from them. Using people is very different from building a genuine relationship. 
  • Be Proactive. Always think ahead of tomorrow. If you want success to be in your hands, think always about the day after tomorrow. Be proactive, not reactive. Always think of the worst case scenario, have contingency plans, so when they come along the way, you’re well-equipped and you can deal with them easily. 
  • Be Visionary. Always have a clear vision of yourself and what you really want to be. Look at there straight. Don’t look anywhere else which will change your course towards it. 
  • Think out of the Box. If you’re just going with the flow or contented with he mainstream, nothing will happen. Have those wild ideas. Be innovative. What we see around us are products of crazy and wild imaginations. 
  • Update Yourself. Don’t be contented on what you already know. Keep on learning. Read and read. Watch news. This is a fast-pacing century and you never know when your learnings will be outdated. 
  • Adopt to Change. Don’t resist it. It’ll be harder in your part. Remember that change is the only permanent thing on earth. Embrace it especially when it’ll do you something good, or beneficial on your part. 
  • Adversity Quotient. It is a common notion that those persons who have a high IQ becomes successful but it is not. It’t not even EQ. But AQ. Life is full of path holes. So if you aren’t tough, you won’t make it. 
  • Look in the Past. Don’t dwell in it. There are lessons from the past which can really be applicable to your current situations. 
  • Keep your Conscience clean. Do things which are legally and morally accepted. 
  • Enjoy. This is the key secret. This life is stressful, difficult, crucial and hard. So if you’ll take it very seriously, you’ll be more pressured and stressed. Enjoy. Treat yourself. Take a break. You need it. 

A recommendation: ask about the past life most influencing you right now

1. Basic soul nature coming in

2. What was my mother to me?

3. What was my father to me?

4. What was my childhood to me?

5. How were my friendships?

6. How was my family situation as an adult (created family, not source family)?

7. What was my profession like?

8. How did I handle my resources?

9. What was my overall impact? How was I known?

10. How did I die?

11. Basic soul nature leaving this life

12-13: Lessons learned from this past life

14-15: How this past life affects current life

With 12-13 and 14-15 put an extra card for clarification if you like

                                                                {♔}

     W hy was this her luck? Why did Elizabeth manage to get herself caught up in these predicaments without having learnt her lesson from past experiences? Couldn’t she just simply find herself a cute, sweet boy that wanted to love her as much as she wanted to love someone, who wanted to spend the rest of his life with her? Was it too much to ask?

     T hose were the thoughts that coursed through the blondes mind as she miserably sat at the cafe table for the past three hours waiting for a date. All night her phone had been blowing up from all of her friends asking how everything was going, and she had lied to them all saying everything was going perfectly. When in reality, Elizabeth was sitting there, all dolled up in one of her prettiest dresses, her makeup having been perfect and her hair taking her all day to do, waiting for a boy who she’s quite certain would never come and show up.

     I t was pathetic, because she’d gotten pity from the staff of the cafe who had brought her out all of these treats and drinks for no charge; all of them clearly feeling bad for the girl. What made it worse was that as three and a half hours struck by, Elizabeth could feel tears beginning to well up in her eyes, lip quivering as the reality set over her that this was her destiny. To continue to be stood up and to never find her prince charming.

     T ears finally began to roll down her cheeks after a moment, hands furiously trying to wipe them away so no one would come to her. Although, to her dismay, she’d heard someone approach her. And when she looked up, mascara starting to run down her porcelain face, Elizabeth felt her heart drop just a little. Since this particular person who decided to make himself curious as to what exactly she had been doing-and one of the many people she lied to all night-was one of her closest friends.

          ‘ P-please don’t look at me like that…I know what you’re thinking…I’m sorry I lied…! ‘

@beyondxstars