Overcoming Adversity, Uncategorized

Through The Hard Times, Through The Limit

Sometimes I remember. The other times. The pleasant times. The sorrowful times.

Among many life situations and memories there are always some that stay imprinted in your subconscious mind. On one hand there are some memories I like to recall when I feel down, but on the other hand there are many disturbing difficulties that I wish I didn’t have to go through.

Life makes you forget or integrate in yourself events that happened to you which you found very painful.

In my example that was one illness I was diagnosed with when I was only 19 years old and for a long time I just could not accept that it was happening to me. There were so many negative emotions included, so many tears, so many -as I thought back then- missed moments which I was unlike other people of my age, spending in hospital.

When you confront death at such a young age, it pushes you to achieve things that other would never have the strengths to think of. Overcoming serious illness at first breaks your self confidence, but in the end if you survived the deepest depths of it, you can survive anything.

That’s what I remind myself of.

Illness is something most of us will get confronted with at various points of our lives, some will get better, get resilient, others perhaps aren’t going to be that „lucky“.

I have to thank my whole family for supporting me through my dark times because without them my Sun would probably not have emerged.

Through my illness, I lost contact with many friends, quit so many things I would normally do, but I also learned to cherish the people who sticked with me and who supported me.

The funny thing and at the same time the irony of the whole situation is that you have to stay strong when you are feeling the lowest. That, my reader, not many of us could accomplish, but not you my dear….

You could.

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Social media

Twitter Is The New Black

Twitter is an online website for microblogging.

You don’t have to say much to be noticed there, since your message must be up to 140 characters long. It is great tool for people who like to write and connect with like minded individuals.

There are several groups of people who are using it- some of which are celebrities, influencers or just some average Joe’s who have a knack for writing. In the beginning it is a bit hard to start off, but soon as you catch the drift of how it functions, you suddenly  can’t stop from spending time on that platform.

The very best advice would be to set your own tone of voice, to make yourself distinguishable from other hundreds of millions of its users. I recommend you to write in English since most users communicate in that language.

Try to build an audience of people you would like to grab a coffee with, people with whom you know you could also talk in real life.

While you are attending elementary school, high school or even college, it is easy to find people you would like to hang out with, but once employed your social circle mostly becomes your colleagues. For the aforementioned reason, on Twitter, like you would do in real life, you can exchange ideas and opinions with similar adults.

Twitter can be used to advertise your business, blog or product. However, I get the most enjoyment from following like minded people and not getting bombarded with ads and other marketing techniques.

I like to use Twitter when I get inspiration from everyday experiences. The most of my tweets come from some funny events, things people told me or from pure observation of the world around me.

Most of our spare time these days is spent on social networks: be it Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter. However, the one last mentioned is best for practicing your creativity, so-

get inspiration, tweet and connect.

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Role models

Unsolicited Magical Advice

Throughout your life, you will hear a lot of useful and at times, not so useful advice.

Advices are other people´s opinions which they humbly think would apply to your life, because it served them in their´s.

People from all walks of life will hand them to you, although you never asked them in the first place.

It is up to you to decide what will you remember and what you won´t think about again.

Speaking from my experience, best piece of thought I ever heard came from my father who said that whatever was meant to happen would happen. On the other hand, the less helpful reflection came from my mother who said to me that everything will be fine with time.

These two sentences might seem similar,  but from my point of view, the pure effort to achieve that blissful happening makes them differ.

It is easier just to wait for something magically to happen, instead of taking steps to actually achieve it. But life doesn’t just happen, we create out realities everyday. We decide, we have choices, we have dreams, aspirations, habits…

The other day I saw an interesting picture posted on facebook: it showed how our success looks for the outside observer mostly like we took the painless path, like everything just clicked. In reality we made many difficult decisions, we survived many hardships, we sometimes laughed, but also cried a lot.

So the next time when you see someone who lives the life you always wanted, ask yourself what did it take him to get there. Perhaps you see only shiny moments, because you want to see the end result- happiness.

Every one of us wants to make the best our his life, but our paths on defining and accomplishing that task are not the same. We have to define our own goals, ask for guidance or believe in some Higher power to help us reveal our next step.

I realised that everything would be good in time, but only if we MAKE it happen.

Soon as you start creating your own reality, yes, everything will fall to its place.

Have fun in the meantime!

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