Understand your motives, Reassess your aim.
I love every moment of this spoken word. Because I can relate to his words, this definitely spoke out to me. However, after reading the YouTube comments on his video, I’ve noticed some people just don’t get it (ugh! bitches) - what he talks about isn’t supposed to be right or wrong. It’s higher education from his point of view, yet commentators on his Youtube video insist that his facts are wrong. Focus on what he does say, instead of what he doesn’t. If every topic was that black and white (like how some commentators make life feel), YouTube wouldn’t exist, right?
Someone asked me today what I wanted for my birthday and Christmas, and I was stumped. The fact that the holidays have finally arrived hadn’t phase me yet. Until today, I never really gave much thought to it and frankly I thought I had more time.
I think now more than ever, the holidays have reminded me of how my priorities have changed. No longer am I rushing to submit Christmas wishlists to my aunts and uncles nor am I even mildly excited about opening presents.
I haven’t even decided if I will be hosting my 4th Annual Birthday Bash this year yet and it’s fast approaching - with about 15+ days left to decide, plan and finalize. Gasp!
To be honest, without sounding cliche or insincere- I think this holiday season may be the first where I can say I’m not looking for the typical, tangible part of Christmas. I’m not looking forward to unwrapping the next expensive tech toy. I’m not looking forward to the insta-savings immediately following Christmas day.
Maybe it’s all the community work I did this year or all the amazing people I’ve gotten so close with - regardless I’ve definitely gotten the opportunity to remind myself what really matters to me and how much there is to be thankful for. I can not wait to just kick off my shoes and relax this holiday season - no gifts, no wrapping paper, no distractions. I want to spend time with myself, my family, and of course - all you amazing people out there.
Let’s plan something - I’m pretty sure it’d be the best gift I can get this Christmas.
I really can’t get enough of it.
Reblogged from joeycab
FLOWER SCULPTURES PARADE IN ZUNDERT, NETHERLANDS
Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds. [via thisiscolossal]
Truth be told, I miss campaign season. Although it was short lived, getting the opportunity to manage Steve’s campaign and meeting a bunch of amazing people was truly the highlight of my year. I can’t wait to get back out there to help our city (and country) move forward.
Is it even about the politics anymore or are y’all just plain racist? It’s comments like this that really concern me about the sustainability of our country and culture.