the linear life

How to stay Positive 🐝

1. Be yourself. Live authentically. To quote Dr. Suess, “There is no one alive that is you’er than you.” Don’t try to be someone you’re not to impress people. You will always be happiest when you are being your true self.

2. Contribute to the world in any way that you can. Maybe for you that’s picking up garbage on your way home from work, or giving money to a homeless person on the street, but you will become a more positive person if you are giving back.

3. Be grateful. Acknowledge how fortunate you are and be thankful that you have simple things like heating, food, and shelter. If you are grateful you will always be able to think more positively.

4. Be optimistic. So maybe you missed your 10:30 showing of Beauty And The Beast, are there later showings? Can you plan a rain check? Wouldn’t coffee be nice instead?

5. Surround yourself with positive people. Odds are, if you spend your time with negative people you’ll become more negative. When we are around positive people we become more positive ourselves.

6. Don’t be discouraged. You will never fail until you stop trying!

7. Be a realist. Everyone has their bad days, everyone. Lest,  I remind you that Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, and Steven Spielberg, were all rejected before they ever succeeded.

8. Be like Elsa and let it go. Okay so Elsa may not have been the most positive person at first, but by the end of the movie she learned to make a positive out of what was once a negative situation! Don’t hold on to anger, fear, or hurt. Keep moving forward and forgive others and yourself.

9. Help someone else. It’s so easy to make someone’s entire day. Compliment someone’s new clothes or hair cut, hold doors open for people, smile at strangers and share inspirational quotes with friends. You will feel so much happier and positive if you make someone else feel that way.

10. Kick fear to the curb. Stop letting “what if’s” control your life. Be brave and trying something new, or do something that might scare you. Doing something is always better than doing nothing; you might just surprise yourself!

11. Stop and smell the roses. Appreciate everything around you: sights, smells, music. When we don’t take time to breathe we become stressed.

12. Put down those chips. Junk food might make you feel good for a moment but it will only make you feel unhappy down the road. Swap a milkshake for a smoothie, Soda for a glass of water or a cup of green tea, ice cream for a fruit bowl and so on. We can actually eat a lot more raw foods than processed foods without gaining weight or feeling bloated.

13. Get out there. Make plans! Stop scrolling through instagram and snap stories feeling bad about yourself because it’s a Friday night and you’re at home. It’s always nice to stay in every now and then but it’s also enjoyable to get out into the world and socialize.

14. Get your beauty sleep. 7 hours minimum to function and 8 ideally. It’s impossible to be positive when you’re cranky from not getting enough z’s.

15. Exercise. Find the exercise for you. Maybe it’s swimming, hiking, cycling, yoga, dance, or basketball. Working out will make you feel powerful, happy, and accomplished.

16. Don’t compare yourself to others. Other people’s beauty does not take away from your own. Yes, Sarah from math class has a really nice smile…but have you seen yours? Wow.

17. Accept yourself.  Change what you can change and love what you can’t.

18. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take yourself out of the situation. Is this really a big deal? Will it affect you tomorrow? What about next week? Next month?

19. Be empathetic. Your friend just cancelled your plans for the evening because he is feeling too anxious. What can you say to show him that you’re accepting of his situation? Can you offer up an alternative plan? People want to spend time with people who are kind and accepting of them.

20. Accept that life isn’t linear. There are always going to be ups and downs and that is absolutely normal! You just have to ride the wave  instead of letting yourself drown.

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Time again for the me and @jeremyjohnirons AU hour: we’ve have been discussing a Raven’s Cycle AU inspired by the movie The World’s End (which we love a lot).

The idea being that the trail for Glendower went cold when they were teens, they grow up and drift apart, and then 20 years later, Ronan convinces them all to go back to Henrietta whereupon everything promptly goes to hell.
Mostly a really good excuse to draw these kids all growed up and redraw a bunch of fitting lines from the film WHAT CAN I SAY. 

The culture of college education in this country is so frustrating to me, because it ends up feeling like life and death when it really really shouldn’t. Failing an exam or dropping a class or taking more than four years or even dropping out of school shouldn’t feel like the end of the world, and we all know this, rationally, at yet they do. 

(And people who went to college when you could basically always get into your first choice school and pay for the entire year with your summer job busing tables, perpetuate this by making everything about arbitrary metrics of ~success~ rather than happiness/general life satisfaction).

And yeah, there are a lot of cultural and societal factors at play, not least of which is the way that our education system treats college like the goal, something that must be harnessed to guarantee the highest possible earning potential, a necessity for future success and happiness. 

But expecting to know what you want to do for the rest of your life when you’re what? 17/18/19? is ridiculous. Hell, I’m in my twenties and in grad school and I still don’t know what I want to do with my life most days. Basically no one I graduated from college with is doing what they ultimately want to do (if they even know what they want to do). 

Idk idk. Life isn’t linear and it’s a lot longer than it seems when you’re 19 (which I realize is rich coming from me, the 23 year old), and they way we treat college is kind of (very) fucked up. 

spoilers and speculation

( i love @deadcatwithaflamethrower and OaLC but I’m extremely worried due to [SPOILER] and some authorial tags.  Hence speculative poetry.)

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let me just say something; i’ve failed almost a whole year of school, had to change my major last minute a year ago, delayed my graduation by 2 years, have almost gotten kicked out of my house, dealt with so much shit from my mental illness, have loved and lost, but let me tell you friends keep fucking fighting. no one may understand that the process of life isn’t linear and you have to do it your own way. failure doesn’t mean shit, it’s the way you pick yourself up afterwards. you live and you learn. let your life be full of crazy stories that you can one day remember when your mind has gone to mush. be an inspiration. go out into the world and make it count. i swear life is worth it, even if somedays you want to end it all. keep pushing forward my friends.

Life in circles

I try to live a linear or rather vertical , life but I see others living life in circles. I really get sick to my stomache thinking of being stuck in a circle. The life Toby and I have built together has always been vertical, climbing upwards, always building , always working. If I feel like we are spinning, I will make sure to try to make changes for the better or try to break a pattern we might be stuck in.

Tonight I received news that an old friend is in some trouble and needs help. We have not seen her in over eight years. She is in the exact situation that caused our falling out at the time. Spinning. It frightens me. I want to help her because I love her. I also want to protect myself from her storm. A storm that’s spinning can suck others into it.

Non-Linear Life Story

Sewaktu kecil punya cita cita jadi dokter. Semakin besar punya cita - cita jadi Intelijen. Lalu kuliah di teknik fisika, banyak belajar tentang Oil and Gas, energy, dan elektronika. Tapi karena sangat mengaggumi B.J Habibie, punya cita cita kerja di Airbus.

Selama kuliah kerja hanya ngurus BEM dan 3 tahun di kementrian sosial politik, jadi rajin demo, kuliah seadanya aja. Tahun terakhir, dapet project dari YLI on Behalf YLI and McKinsey untuk jadi Pro Bono Consultant ngurus supply chain jagung untuk Cargill.

Entah darimana dapat tawaran S2 dan beasiswa ke Perancis, dijalani. Lamar internship ke Airbus, ditolak (kalo diterima ga balik ke Indo). Dan diterima internship oleh EDF Perancis untuk riset paten baru instrument nuklir uni Eropa di Polandia. Ngurusin per-nukliran dan instrumentnya.

Lulus S2, di minta profesor disana untuk stay lanjut S3 dan tinggal di Perancis, dan saya menolak.  Sekarang lagi berusaha submit jurnal internasional untuk hasil riset internship di Polandia.

Pulang ke Indo, ngurus pesantren, bisnis kecil kecilan dan diajak start up-an. Lanjut, masuk perusahaan telco di Indo yang sedang metamorfosis ke digital sambil jadi dosen di Perguruan Tinggi swasta, start up dan usaha socioprenuer yang lagi dirancang. Lanjut sambil kerja invest - invest kecil sambil belajar. Makin kesini sering sharing dengan tokoh, pengen jadi pebisnis.

Jalan hidup ga linear sama sekali, tapi Allah selalu tau yang terbaik dan sebaik baik pembuat rencana. Bismillah untuk langkah - langkah selanjutnya :)

Is this cheesy? YES. Is it true? I’d like to think so.

It’s so easy to compare your own life with the peers around you.
Someone just got a promotion, another bought a new car, others getting engaged to the love of their life… The FOMO is SO real!

Life isn’t linear, you can have kids and go back to college. Get married in your late 20’s/early 30’s (cue inside joke about expiry dates). Or maybe you’re trying to get employed but it’s taking you much longer than everyone else…
Whatever your own aspirations in life, this clock is merely illustrating that time hasn’t run out just yet, even though it feels like it has.

The only thing in the way between you and what you want in life is persistence and determination. If you give up, how will you get there? But if you keep going you’ll slowly, but surely, push the clock hands towards your goal and your time will come. Eventually.

Please, feel free to comment your own views on this topic. We could all use some words of encouragement and philosophy 🙌🏽 

P.s. I’m not talking as someone who has my life together. On the contrary, I’m just as stuck and dealing with FOMO as much as everybody else.

anonymous asked:

could you tell or show us the full color schemes for the aspects that aren't the "original twelve" (the ones that were present since patch 1.0.0) and also maybe their associated symbols? the ones that would show up on the god tier pajamas of players of those aspects, I mean.

Alright, I owe Gaze a huge favor for this, so you better appreciate it.

Rhyme (I think it is supposed to be an iceberg?)

Flow (Those are roots.)

Fate (Pretty vectors.)

Law (Scales. Or underlined omega.)

Stage (Jester’s shoes. But as a spiral. Or as I call it, the Wheel o’ Kickin’)

Coin (…Coin.)

Mist (Some misty clouds, definitely NOT tentacles.)

Dream (Moon. The green colors used to be transparent. It caused troubles.)

Rain (Raindrops)

Star (Either a half concealed star or five rotated triangles)

Sand (Hourglass)

Might (Waves. Which are not fucking. Or so I’ve been explained many times.)

As you might notice, there are four primary motives - Linear (Flow, Life, Breath, Blood, Mist, and Might), Circular (Time Doom, Mind, Light, Coin, and Dream), Spiral (Space, Rhyme, Stage, Void, Rain, and Star), and Mirror (Fate, Law, Hope, Sand, Rage, and Heart).

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i literally cannot wait until winter break. I want to write so bad but finals are already eating up nearly 100% of my time. I had a final yesterday I didn’t even know I had until an hour before the exam. I have a final project worth 20% due in like two weeks that I’ve barely touched and it’s not the kind of project you can bullshit over night, or even over a week (It’s a computer aided modeling project which is very…time consuming. For example a four part project I had due a month ago took me ~ 25 hours to complete and this project requires 25 parts. I’ve made two). My calculus exam is like two days after that project is due and there’s not enough time in the world to study. 

thejonderettegirl  asked:

Warstan - The Timetraveller's Husband

Sorry this has taken me so long (prompt was received Aug 5, so at least it’s been less than a month?). Hope this is something like what you had in mind. All aboard the angst train, folks.

The waiting was always the hardest part. There was something about that phrase - had he read it somewhere, heard it in a song, maybe? Whatever It didn’t matter, because it was the truth. Waiting for Mary to come back from wherever in her personal timeline she’d been unwillinglhy flung was always the hardest part.

The second hardest part was trying to live a normal-ish kind of life, not knowing when his wife might suddenly vanish. It usually happened at night when she was sleeping, but not always. It was the reason she never held Rosie in her arms unless he was right there. She’d never actually vanished while holding their three-month-old daughter, but the fear was real. It took only one dropped platter of roast beef for her to realize just how dangerous it could be.

It was heartbreaking, but it was their reality. Whatever quirk in Mary’s biology or neurochemistry caused her to travel in time at random had come upon her after Rosie had been born, else she was adamant that she’d never have risked a pregnancy. She’d gone so far as to have a hysterectomy after her third unplanned trip - two to her own past, one to her future where John’s future self had apparently explained things to her. “No more babies, I won’t risk it, not knowing if this…affliction…might affect them.”

There had been tears in her eyes when she spoke, but her voice had been steady. And John, helpless, terrified, longing to lash out but having no target but whatever cosmic force had inflicted this on them, could do nothing but agree.

Rosie cried every time her mother vanished, until she turned five and could better understand that it wasn’t something Mary was doing on purpose. Not that it stopped her crying entirely, but she did it with less and less frequency as she grew older. It could be unnerving when a Mary from the far future appeared - silver haired, wrinkled, but her blue eyes always filled with love - and it was terrifying the few times the Mary that flashed back into existence was injured or ill, but she always came back and they always welcomed her home and filled her in on what she’d missed, at least when it was the ‘right’ Mary.

They knew she was fated to outlive her husband the first time her silver-haired edition appeared, bursting into uncharacteristic tears at the sight of John helping Rosie with her maths homework. They knew the version that escorted Rosie down the aisle on her wedding day was a Mary who’d just left her three-year-old playing ‘knock down the blocks over and over again’ game with her father. And the Mary that was there when Rosie’s first daughter was born was the one who’d just experienced her second trip into her future.

Yes, the waiting was the hardest part…but the best part was whenever she came back to him and Rosie, whether it was the Mary that had vanished for a few hours or a few days, or whether it was one of her future selves.

Because no matter how non-linear her life had become, the one thing John could count on utterly was her love for them.

anonymous asked:

can you make a post about the classification of life (apparently linear taxonomy is incorrect or something??)

I think you mean linnaean taxonomy. There’s no such thing as linear taxonomy. 

Linnaean taxonomy is outdated due to our present understanding of evolution. 

Linnaean (who it was named after) developed his classification system based off observations, and there’s a lot that’s wrong with that (subjectivity being one of them). Just because animals look similar doesn’t mean they’re related or shared a common ancestor. 

Now days we learn cladistics creating cladograms and phylogenetics. Cladistics is a classification system that is based on the evolutionary relationships between species rather then just observations. 

I hate taxonomy and I’m not amazing great at it so I’ll link to a post someone made about this which goes through it all pretty well