these were from a few days ago. the story goes like this. 2 best friends decided to go for another photoshoot because one of them will be out of town for at least half a year. gotta do some wild things while we’re still young! this time we are the forest fairy.
we are both the model and the photographer 😛 the remote shutter trigger and the tripod is definitely a loner’s best friend. hahaha! thankfully no one saw how funny and awkward it was when we were setting up the camera.
maybe I should show you all.
ever seen a tripod stretch out thissssss widely? HAHAHA.. I went all out when I was extending the tripod, only to realize it’s too long. instead of retracting it I made it into a spider with 3 legs.
after spending the entire afternoon in the sun we both suffered a minor heat stroke, but nothing in life comes free! had a sumptuous Korean dinner that night with another of my gf. (no photos of the 3 of us in my phone though)
anyway the photos I’m sharing is not the point. I suddenly have something I want to share with you guys, I thought I’d throw in some salt and pepper too. the meat is this: you can’t control what’s happening around you – your environment, your skin, and many other things in life. however, the one thing you have complete control of is your thoughts.
looking back, I used to keep telling myself “I’ll be happy once my skin is healed”. if I can travel back in time, I’ll tell myself “you idiot! why wait till then? make yourself happy now!”. it’s the thoughts that made me unhappy.
I only learnt that far along the way. I wish I realized that earlier, that would have saved me from a lot of misery. and this is why even when I have minor flares now, it can’t stop me from being happy. if I were to wait till my skin to be completely healed, does it mean I’ll be sad for another few more years!? hell no! my skin is acting up a little bit lately, on the day of the photoshoot, my mom told me “I can see the rashes on your legs”. for her to see it, it must be quite sizeable and red. am I going to cancel the shoot? am I going to let my skin stop me from enjoying myself? NO. not anymore. it used to get the better of me, but not anymore.
I’ll be happy because I choose to be happy. I actively do things to make myself feel better. It’s a conscious decision to think differently. once my mentality changed, things seemingly got better. the happy times became longer, the sad times got shorter.
so this is the little nugget that I want to share for today.
don’t be like me. I’m the best negative example out here. 😉 take control of your thinking, change the way you think, make yourself feel good.
“my skin will heal up anyway, no matter how long it takes. let me see what are the things I’ve gained.. ah, I am more grateful than I used to be! and..”