Last week’s post was titled “Disparities of the Past” for a reason: things are very different from how Johanan remembers them. Continue reading “#8Sunday 06/25/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Sparks of Determination””
Last week we had Johanan get into his “first” of many skirmishes. Continue reading “#8Sunday 06/18/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Disparities of the Past””
Yeah, it’s been like a month since my last snippet. In my defense, I had no idea how busy the last month of high school can be. And of course, after graduation I assumed that it was all finally over- I was gravely mistaken. Continue reading “#8Sunday 06/11/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Intruders””
Look, I’m all for being passionate, for working hard, being ambitious. But I’m also a big believer in having a plan. Having a dream is one thing. Knowing exactly what you want, and how you’re going to get it- that is how success is attained.
You can have as much wind behind your sails as you want, but if you don’t bring a compass, you’ll be sailing in a circle on open waters your whole life with no land in sight.
It’s one thing to be confident- to be poised and self-assured in everything you do. It’s another thing to be overconfident- to be smug and cocky. One will send you down the path to success, to honest, fulfilling relationships, to a life you’ve envisioned; the other down a path to disappointment, to flaky, hollow relationships, to a life of everlasting dissatisfaction.
Be confident, but try adding a touch of humility to your confidence. You’ll have a recipe for success.
Pirates. There’s something about these swindling sea dogs that’s infinitely fascinating. Though they weren’t law-abiding citizens by any stretch of the imagination, there’s still something admirable about their carefree (or should I say reckless) and self-governing lifestyles that sometimes makes me wish I’d sailed the 17th century seas with them. But I’ll try to digress. Continue reading “#8Sunday 05/7/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Port””
Why do we tirelessly pursue that which we have a passion for? Because we have to. In a world of so much disorder, so much confusion, they are often the only things that make sense of it all. They provide us with a sliver of sanity in an insane world. A moment of calm amidst a raging storm.
Yeah, I know, it’s been like two weeks since my last snippet. If I could sum up senior year of high school in one sentence, it would be “I wish I had the time”. But I digress. If you happened to miss my last snippet, here it is: “Inhabitance”. And if you think these weekly snippets seem pretty interesting and you’d like to participate, all you have to do is hop over to Weekend Writing Warriors for all the information you need on their writing events! This week, we find that Johanan has exited the clearing and has raced back to the road in hope of any clue as to where the men have disappeared to. Unfortunately for Johanan, things aren’t starting to look up (if you’ve come for a heart-warming, super uplifting story, you might be lost). Continue reading “#8Sunday 04/23/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Dread””
We’re invincible, untouchable, on top of the world, until something or someone comes along to take us down from our pedestal, remind us that we’re not so invincible after all. Thus, we gain an appreciation of the fact that there are situations that will challenge us, people who will best us. That we’re not as perfect as we thought we were.
Such are often the necessary building blocks of humility.
Another Sunday, another snippet! Picking up where last week’s entry, “Dusk”, left off, we’ll find Johanan waking up to a scene quite different from the lively campsite from the night prior. Continue reading “#8Sunday 04/09/17 WeWriWa Entry: “Inhabitance””