"I am on a journey... With my work, my explorations, and a few sad stories. I travel with a suitcase full of outrageous blessings. I am on a quest for truth, beauty, and quiet joy. I am an artist, a writer, an explorer."

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Holding On

This place has become awfully silent lately... Most of us have already left while the few of us who still remain are (idly) preparing for their last exams. Who are we kidding, after all...

The brisk sound of rolling suitcases on the path beneath my window late at night, early in the morning; people leaving. That will be me in three days, finally going home. 

Hold on, keep strong.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Special Date

And just a little something I forgot to mention in my earlier post.
I'm sure you've all noticed today's date! 

*~ 11/12/13 ~*

It's the 11th day of the 12th month of the 13th year of the millennium. 
And it's a once in a life-time date... 

Also, the sum of 11, 12, and 13 is 9. 
The number 9 is considered to be ‘lucky’ 
in the Chinese culture as it means 'long lasting'.

I hope that today brings good luck to all of you!
Keep positive, awesome things are always on their way :)

One Down

And yes! My first exam is over with; only one to go. The paper was decent. A lot better than I'd expected. Surprisingly enough, I hadn't even stressed over it. I was surprised at myself, that was pretty unlike me. Those who know me can definitely confirm that!!

I was scared a while back, yes; but then, nothing! Absolutely nothing. You know those times when you start getting worried just because you're not worried and you're wondering what's wrong with yourself? Well, not even that! I was completely chill. And I'm very proud of myself for that. No sleepless nights whatsoever this time round. 

I think that's what happens when you know you've done everything you could've done; you know that it's not up to you anymore because you've tried so hard. You know that if there's some form of justice then you're bound to get something out of it. Although I don't know if that's the only case because it's not as if I don't do this every time before an exam. I always try my best.

Maybe it's just the realisation that you never gain anything from stressing. It's just an exam; it's important but it's not a matter of life and death. You've tried and you'll definitely be trying your best. The day will come, you'll take the exam and yes, you'll have gained your freedom once again!

I don't know why we stress so much. I mean, it's not as if I'm completely over stressing, I was worried about how to fit things into my suitcase last night. Such an irony! But I really need to get this word out of my dictionary. Well, I definitely feel closer to doing that :)

Oh, and I woke up to this today:
Photo by Alice Karayiannis

Life is good!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Funkadelic Night

It's late and I'm in a psychedelic mood tonight :) I've been listening to this instrumental song on repeat all night, loving the atmosphere it's creating. It's deep and soulful. Low volume, low lighting; feels pretty good. I'm all for these kinds of nights; if only I could also open the window, but I figured that wouldn't be too wise of me in December(?). But it does kind of remind me of the long, carefree, summer nights in Cyprus...

Well, here it is; enjoy!

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Hello December

December already!

Time passes quite slowly when having to study for exams while you'd rather be at home; but, I must admit that the first semester of my second year at uni has flown by! I remember feeling a little overwhelmed at the beginning; another year, having to re-adapt after a long, long summer... I remember September as if it was yesterday, but at the same time some things seem so far away... Oh, how time flies!

So, happy December everyone! May it be a wonderful month for all of us, with the cosiest of memories :)

(and make my wishes come true!)