15 4 / 2014
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."
14 4 / 2014
I’m in a bit of a spot.
Ever since I’ve started working at this new job, the work environment has taken a bit of a toll on my feet. Let me explain.
So I love shoes. Cute flip-flops, sexy heels, strappy stilettos. Once they give my feet room to breathe, I’m in. I have sweaty feet and sweaty feet = stink shoes. Now that I’m working in government sector where the fashionable ladies put likkle ol boring me to shame with my lack of fashion sense, I’ve tried stepping my shoe game up a bit, but to no avail. Why, you ask? Well, simply because I’ve realized that a triad of shoe-characteristics exist, and unfortunately every single pair of shoes on the market is woefully lacking in one of the three traits. And no, it’s not pretty, smart and hot. For the working woman the shoe-traits are: FASHIONABLE, COMFORTABLE and PROFESSIONAL.
Let’s weigh my options:
1. The Fashionable and Professional
This was my default choice. I mean, on the surface they’re the perfect choice. Alas, I was wrong. Dead wrong.
First and foremost, unlike the majority of my co-workers, I don’t drive. So having to walk to get a taxi and through the town in these^ things is nothing short of torture. Also, I don’t know how my fellow female teachers do it, but a full day in heels (even when they’re not that high) is straight up ridiculous. My feet are in agony by the end of the day. Maybe I’m just a wuss, but I’m a proud wuss. Carrying my heels around in my bag while walking in slippers got stale fast, and just seems a bit redundant. I mean, why am I wearing SHOES if I can’t WALK (at least for a whole day) in them? So after a few agonizing months, I gave up on the Fashionable and Professional.
2. The Professional and Comfortable
God I hate shoes like this. Idk. Mi jus hate dem. Dem ugly. To me. As a teacher, these kinds of shoes would be perfect. They’re just professional and comfortable enough for you to skedaddle around you with not a care in the world. But they’re just not my thing. Also, because of my smelly foot issue, I avoid shoes like this LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Which leaves us with our final type of shoe.
3. Fashionable and Comfortable
This is my go-to for shoes right now. Yes, they scream “unprofessional” (especially in my stuffy-type work place) but a so it go. The *problem* is that now my little sandal-type shoes aren’t giving me enough support and my feet often hurt especially at the heel after a long day of walking. Why can’t somebody make the perfect woman fashionable work shoes?
Sighhhhhh. The battle continues.
13 4 / 2014
Just how accurate are the memories that we know are true, that we believe in?
The brain abhors a vacuum. Under the best of observation conditions, the absolute best, we only detect, encode and store in our brains bits and pieces of the entire experience in front of us. When it’s important for us to recall what it was that we experienced, we have an incomplete [memory] store, and what happens?
Below awareness, without any kind of motivated processing, the brain fills in information that was not there, not originally stored, from inference, from speculation, from sources of information that came to you, as the observer, after the observation. But it happens without awareness such that you aren’t even cognizant of it occurring. It’s called ‘reconstructed memory.’
All our memories are reconstructed memories. They are the product of what we originally experienced and everything that’s happened afterwards. They’re dynamic. They’re malleable. They’re volatile. And as a result, we all need to remember that the accuracy of our memories is not measured in how vivid they are nor how certain you are that they’re correct."
Watch the whole talk here» (via tedx)
10 4 / 2014
after a while i became convinced that the words were mocking me
I WAS PROMISED A BATTLE
*throws down gauntlet*
Edit: Went back. This is the best thing to happen to my dashboard ever.
Reblogging again because my followers need to see this. To be clear, rebog, go to your actual blog, then click the picture.
THIS IS AMAZING
07 4 / 2014
Treat yourself the way you treat your favorite characters. Look into your back-story to understand your current plot. Sympathize with yourself. Recognize your flaws, and appreciate your strengths. Defend yourself. Cheer yourself on when you go into battle. Appreciate every relationship you make and always look for hidden potential. You’re the protagonist in your story. You’re the main character. You’re the hero.