Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#np Shayne Ward - No Promises

The power of a smile
My weapon of choice? The smile. There are thousands of different languages spoken in the world, but a smile speaks all of them in one expression. Not only does it show so much emotion but it also hides a lot of it too. Anything from a broken heart, a shattered dream, a longing desire, to a thousand tears, a smile can show the world that you’re okay. The smile is infectious; I think it’s pretty much impossible to not smile when someone smiles at you. Besides hiding emotions, it also can show confidence; even a shy person can fool the world. It’s a little curve that can set a lot of things straight.

Rush rush, hush hush
I’ve always been one to rush into life. I swear I was born without a willing-to-wait gene because I’m one of the most impatient people you’ll ever know. When I was 13 years old I couldn’t wait til I turned 21 to drink, so I took my first shot and started partying. When I was 15 I couldn’t wait to turn 18 to start going to the casinos, so I started going. When I 16 I couldn’t wait to turn 18-21 to start clubbing/bar hopping so I found myself an id and started going. When I was 18 I couldn’t wait til I finished college to start working full-time so I took on 40 hours a week + school. You get the point right?

Surprisingly this is the first time ever that I haven’t felt the need to rushing into anything, and it shows: no school, no work. My job has become to just enjoy life. A lot of my friends are in such a hurry to finish to finish school and get started with their careers, but I don’t see the point in rushing to get those things done. If you asked me a year ago, I’d feel differently probably because I was in a long term relationship. But now that I’m out of it and not in one I feel like I need to slow my roll, take the time to enjoy everything around me and everything that I have. I’ll be a happy camper with finishing school by the time I’m 30. Gives me the time to travel, see new places, meet new faces because once you’re done with school and get your career started, the time you have definitely won’t allow you to do those things. All of your time will be focused on work, work, and more work.

A friend told me that I’d be in school with a lot of freshys when I’ve got a few years on ‘em and I told him that it didn’t matter to me when I finished, as long as I did and I look like a freshman anyways. (=

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