Of Death, Infinities and Stars

Infinity

Picture Credit: Urban Dinosaur

I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the book “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green but I, of course, put off reading it. Lately I tell myself there are always better work related things to do than spend the weekend snorting into tissues and being emotionally overwhelmed by other people’s love stories. So I did what other normal people would. I caught the movie instead. Man.

IT GAVE ME SO MANY FEELS.

Wow. This movie/book is not just about love. It’s about death and life. I mean it in that order because these protagonists receive their death sentences first then commit to live their lives while they can. How many of us take these things for granted?

I loved it to the point that I couldn’t sleep.

We all have our epic love stories but in the end, they’re only relevant between the lovers themselves. I have my infinity too. Like how Hazel and Gus have their limited time, I have my long winding road with multiple hurdles. No matter what, even if everyone tells you “What’s the POINT?”, you’ll just have to continue to love. Love like there’s no tomorrow. Love like there’s no one around.

Love like this was God’s last and best gift to you.

And Gus’ idea about leaving an impact, a name when you die. I’ve always thought about that too. How unaccomplished I am, how much more I can actually do and how people will actually remember me as. But I guess if I can change the life of even just one person or even one cat, that would be enough. Because someone knows my value. Something knows my capability to love and to do good. That is enough. In the end, it’s not people who keep score.

God has His own way of keeping tabs on things.

There were just too many great take home messages in the movie. I think I’ll curl up with the book during the Eid holidays. If you haven’t watched or read it, you should. If you have, let me know your favourite parts and perhaps we can share a box of tissues. :’)

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Another Beginning

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Poster by Studio Muti

We’ve arrived at 2013. My God, how time flies. Judging from my previous post, it whizzed by at breakneck speed. :)

As I’ve mentioned, I have learnt a lot in between this post and the last. Applying what I’ve learnt though has been an arduous task. Business leaped as soon as we left the seminar which resulted in me having less time to actually sit down and review what needs to be done. I know, this sounds like another excuse but life just finds a way to get to you.

Nevertheless, I’ll have to consciously make a decision to review what I’ve learnt and actually take the baby steps needed to start my journey to wealth. Wish me Luck!

On a side note, I’ve written down some mini goals inspired by Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess fame. Last November, she laid down four simple goals to achieve for that month. Considering I’ve got the motivation and attention span of a fish, I’ve decided to focus my goals one month at a time just like Emma.

Here are mine for January 2013:

1. Write for 20 minutes, 3 times a week. (Yes, this was inspired by her as well) A blog post, a couple of tips, a fictional story. Anything. As long as I WRITE.

2. Read the Quran, at least 3 times a week. I find that this brings the most peace and clarity than anything else I usually do. Even a few sentences make all the difference.

3. Drink between 3 to 3.5 Liters of water a day. Water, the cure for most illnesses and yet, the hardest thing for people to be consistent in taking. Apparently you need to take 7% of your body weight to get to your optimum body water level. If you’re quick you will roughly know my weight now. ;)

Well, you’ll probably be seeing me more often here now since I’ve committed myself to writing a little more than I usually do.

Do you have any goals or resolutions? Have you broken any of them yet?

Dreaming of a Dream Job

 

I found this while perusing the internet and I now unfortunately don’t remember where I got it from. If you know the creator, let me know so I can credit them properly. :)

I just came back from a seminar on being an industry millionaire. The speaker said he could identify between 3-5 businesses that a person could delve in just by knowing their interests. I thought ‘wow. imagine being able to do ALL that at the same time!’ and you know what, the speaker is doing that exact thing now. He’s got about 15 companies under his belt and they are all based on his passions or interests.

Therefore, it would be easy to say that yes, you CAN form your dream job just by indulging in the different facets of your life while making money out of it.

You can open an online boutique while sharing your recipes at the same time. You can also publish a book about meeting new people while being a fitness instructor. The possibilities are endless! There’s no box to insert yourself into and claim, ‘I found it! My dream job!’. There are so many boxes that you can collect and tape them up to form an amazing shelf that is sturdy enough to hold all your belongings. And look at it this way, if one box crumbles, you’ll still have the others to support your things. Or just add another one!

The seminar got me really pumped up and motivated so my biz partner and I are going to do some heavy thinking and planning today for Simply Sandwiches. :D Wish us luck!