We take time for granted

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What if we happened to know the day we were to die, to know the last few moments we had left on earth, to appreciate what’s left. We’d live differently wouldn’t we, if we lived as if we were to die tomorrow. We’d hold on to our loved ones, redeem ourselves of our sins, check mark what can be check marked on our bucket list, and appreciate things we disregarded, things we took for granted.  Because life is short, investing in today and thinking about future potential is much more productive than longing for a past gone forever.

Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.

Most of us don’t realize the time we have on this earth is limited, yet we take it for granted. We don’t give enough time to ourselves, our friends, our family, and things that matter most. It is important to focus on what prepares us for the future as well, but who knows if there even is a future in store for you. As James Dean states “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow.”

 

I for one, tend to live my life spontaneously, I do things as they come at me rather than planning everything out. Sure, I may seem disorganized and messy and lack time management skills, but I choose to disregard it, some of it has to do with being lazy and some of it has to do with the fact that I just don’t care enough. I know I should care about that too and I do but not enough. I want to actually live to enjoy life while I am living it, enjoy the little things. Sometimes while I sit in class my mind tends to wander off to the things I could have been doing rather than listening to my professor lecturing. I look back to my high school years, I learned absolutely nothing. I feel like becoming educated academically throughout school and college takes away a huge chunk of time. And when we reflect back on that time we don’t really reflect on what we learned most of it is forgotten, but the moments we had, the experiences that took place those are memories, those can’t be forgotten. I have learned far more from my experiences than anything else.

Considering everything in hand. I questioned “Does one become smarter or more stupid as life passes by?”, there is no definite answer to this question. However, as I came to the conclusion, I depicted that there are four stages. One being the day you are born, when you are completely clueless, two being your childhood years when you are eager to know everything, and then three being the teenage years of when you think you know everything, and then rest of the years where you reflect on what you really did or do know. Growing older provides one with a sense of reflection, to not repeat yesterday’s mistakes, to live from experiences, and to not take time of what’s left to live for granted. The old are the wise, befriend them and enrich your soul young ones.

Live for today, with no regrets, no worries, take some risks, take advantage of every opportunity you have and most importantly don’t take the time you have today for granted 😉

Inspirational tidbits from Carrie Diaries

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I recently started watching “The Carrie Diaries”, an American teen drama television series, and I must say I am really enjoying it so far. It is about a teenage girl, a lot like myself, struggling to move on from her grief of her mother’s death, taking on life’s challenges and experiences the city of Manhattan brings as she is on her journey of becoming a writer as well as a fashionista.

The show starts off with this quote, “They say the key to being a writer is figuring out who you are… finding your own voice”

Chills ran down my spine when I first heard this quote. I knew  right then in my heart that the key to finding out who I am is right in front of me. Putting my thoughts in paper, mapping it all out, exemplifies my true nature and defies who I am as an aspiring writer, entrepreneur, and a risk-taking thrill seeker. My future is yet to be told, my voice is yet to be found. Behold….

“To tell the truth, or create a life for myself I’ve always wanted to live”

Sometimes the truth can wait… but right now it is time to explore life’s riches and future endeavors. Much like the quote by  Bob Marley “Love the life you live, live the life you love”. I have a tendency to drift into my fantasy la la world from time to time, it is what keeps me happy. Life to me is a big adventure and I like to embrace it with open arms.

Here is another quote from the TV series, this is when Carrie encounters her first heartbreak….

“Love is something we wait for, we imagine our first sex, our first kiss, our first I love you, but we never imagine our first heartbreak. Maybe because its too painful to even imagine but in a way the pain of love truly changes us its the losing of love that makes us who we are. Life gets more complicated but also filled with promise and the possibility of opening hearts to new beginnings, new dreams and new places. Things are no longer a fantasy. I’m searching for me: who I was and who I wanted to be.”

This quote is pretty self explanatory and something all of us have witnessed or are witnessing as we go about on our journey.

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“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when  you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

It makes me really happy to see the golden star in my notification bar and receiving these mini awards. I feel a sense of accomplishment.

It is truly a great feeling.

And also a great boost to continue posting……

Evoking Sweet Innocence.

Evoking Sweet Innocence

By Zahra Siddique

Failure leads to success,

Soon I will progress.

I am eager to know,

What my future has to show.

Every step I take,

A whole new world I awake.

New doors open,

Through dreams I’ve lived awoken.

Sometimes, when I look back

Retracing my steps through the track,

I can’t help to notice I’ve come a long way

And I am pacing forward everyday.

There are still times where I’d often get lost in the old days,

Lost in my old childish ways;

Still struck by my sweet innocence.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”
― 
Chuck PalahniukDiary 

I am so honored to have been nominated for this Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It has barely even been a month since I have started blogging, and I didn’t think my blog would actually have many viewers, but now I know that people out there aren’t only reading this, but are being inspired.

I received this nomination on July 30, 2012 from my fellow blogger Tapish Gupta an inspiring blogger himself. Please be sure to check out his amazing blog http://lifeof24hours.wordpress.com/. I am so incredibly thankful to him. This nomination is an inspiration itself to continue blogging and inspiring my readers.

The RULES to follow when nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them. 
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about me:

  1. I am a 17 year old muslim girl, currently working as an Account Associate at Apex Chat (paid internship for summer) and about to start my senior year at California High School.
  2. I am daring, risk taking, and a thrill seeker….I have jumped off a plane 14,000 feet in the sky. (Skydiving)
  3. I love chocolate, hanging out with my friends, drawing/painting, and listening to all kinds of music.
  4. I am bilingual, I speak Urdu/Hindi fluently and in the process of learning to speak Mandarin (been studying for 3 years now.)
  5. I created my very own online based business at the age of 12, and I have experience in social media marketing and networking. Please connect with me on my professional Linkedin Network.
  6. I am so thankful to my family for their support in my endeavors and especially my dad for grooming me and leading me on the road for success. Check out his blog Always Available.
  7. And last but not least I am thankful to all my readers, each and every one of you is an inspiration.

My nominations for the The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (in no particular order):

Bill Belew Professional Blogger

My Daily Creative by Sarah Poynter

The Tale Of My Heart  by Zahir Yusuf

Life Your Way Coaching 

Triumph in Truth by Justus Jones

Complex Simplicity by Clint Dunham

Ordinary Goodness

Life With Hiccups by Ms. Solway

Have a Dream by Michael

Congratulations to all of you.  You are all truly inspiring bloggers 🙂

And once again, Thank you to Tapish for nominating me for this award.