Sorry for my long absence, but I have been without a personal computer for almost a month! I know, crazy to think a teenager could stray away from technology for that long. Don't worry I still had my iPhone (and a couple funny stories coming about it later). I don't even know where to begin with my summer! So much has happened and I know I tell myself each year that "this summer is the best", but truly I think that this summer is my best. Maybe each summer experience is not necessarily better, but unique for the different travels we do and stages I am at during those times. Anyways, today I wanted to relay my past few weeks, so brace yourself and click read more!
I come up with the dumbest titles to my posts. Don't laugh. I just never know how to start out and for recipes I can't help making the name long-- I want to make sure it interests people and they know what it's all about! I think that's probably my issue: I ramble too much. But I want to make sure I am expressing my point completely so I don't leave the person confused. I wrote a lot on my English quiz today so my teacher gets my weird thought process that seems to come scattered on the page. Hopefully I'll do OK on it!
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I have to say I absolutely love Fall. I think it is a beautiful season and the crisp weather is invigorating to the soul. I love driving down my street and seeing the leaves glowing with red and yellow hues. Life has been pretty busy as usual, but I have been trying to incorporate some relax time into my days. I think it is really important to get outside, breathe in some fresh air, and just be present. Sometimes I feel best when I am sharing this with others, but some days I feel most productive and refreshed when I go on an outing all alone. I think it is really important for us to cultivate the ability to enjoy life on our own that way when we spend it with others we can enhance the atmosphere. There is a huge difference between being alone and feeling lonely: Sometimes we feel lonely when we are in a room full of people. Getting rid of this loneliness can all be boiled down to what we bring to our environment and our outlook on life...
Now that I got that technical post out of the way I can move on to better things.
Today I was out on the golf course and when I first started out I was dragging. I mean don't get me wrong the course is absolutely beautiful and quiet, more than I could ask for, but I was uncomfortable in every way. My body was fatigued and my mind kept creeping to other "things" on my agenda. I feel like my brain needs an agenda to be satisfied. Like a computer, all it wants to do is organize and program what's to come next. The problem is, I don't want to spend my days thinking about what is coming tomorrow.
I've been thinking a lot the past few days about anger. About why we get angry and how we control it or let it take over us. I think anger is one of those emotions, which once we have conquered allows us to successfully thrive in any situation.
Anger is a natural response to something unpleasant. It isn't man-made because even animals in nature get mad at their children or themselves when they don't catch a prey. But the difference between animal anger is that it is a raw reaction whereas in humans it is a ''response". This is because we have the ability to alter our behavior based on rationality. When one realizes what is inappropriate it can halt that impulse that animals can't contain.
This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but jet lag got the better of me last night and I fell asleep as soon as I got home from the fireworks. Anyways, as I was watching the fireworks last night and the atmosphere of people celebrating the fourth, I came to a few conclusions.
Firstly, I think the 4th is an abused holiday. I don't think people really appreciate and take into consideration why we are celebrating. It isn't just an event to get together with your friends and drink. It is a day to reflect on the work our founding fathers did to reach independence. To me, their act was one of complete courage. To break from a country you have always been tied to, away from the king, and establish a democratic republic in defiance. It was an act of bravery and one I have never fully experienced myself...
Let's talk well-being, travel, fitness, whatever comes to mind! And while we're at it, I'll throw in a few tidbits about my own life and philosophies. There is an infinite amount of scientific health, mind, and wellness topics to explore!