No Time to Waste

No Time to Waste.

There’s not enough time on this earth to waste it on conforming to society’s “norms.”

I once heard that “what others say and think of you is none of your business.”

This is one of the quotes that has recently changed my perspective on life.

Why is it that so much that we do is based on what society thinks we should do or how we should be?

Why do we have to follow this predetermined path in life that is based on society’s expectations of how life should be?

Why don’t we ever question why we call life LIFE if we’re not really living?

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Something hit me recently, and I noticed that if I decide to conform to society and I get a 9-5 job that doesn’t make me want to wake up and jump out of bed because I’m so passionate about what the company or organization does (hopefully my own, soon), I’m not living life the way I dreamt of it years ago and still do today.

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Living to me means being positive, making yourself and others happy, helping others (in the smallest or biggest of ways), traveling and getting to know people from all walks of life, dancing, wearing whatever the heck you want, learning and inventing new things, exploring your own city, challenging yourself to be better inside and outside, and connecting with this marvelous world through other creative ways.

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This, of course, is not an exhaustive list, but it’s some of the things that make me happy. And a lot of these are in progress, too. I’m hoping to be able to live the life I want without caring about what society expects of me (I mean, I can also be a good citizen of the world without having to spend 90% of my time in a place I don’t love – and I have the right to!).

And don’t get me wrong…I’m not “hating” on 9-5 jobs…I’m not talking about the 9-5 schedule, but about those jobs that you do but you hate. AND the fact that after you’re at this job all day, you go back home, make dinner, do your chores, and go sleep – dreading the next morning of course. What…where’s the fun and happiness in that? What part of your day is enjoyable in this scenario?

Remember…everything in this life is possible and we only have a certain amount of time on this earth. Why would you ever waste your precious time doing something that doesn’t fulfill you?

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What makes you happy? What kind of life do YOU want to live? I’m interested to hear what you all have to say.

I just want to remind you all that we only live once (WOLO!) and ALL of us have the potential to do what we want with our own life. For some it may require a bit more time than for others, I mean, I’m still figuring it out! But remember…NO TIME TO WASTE.

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À la prochaine, mes amis!

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Disneyland Paris…

Disney! The Happiest Place on Earth, right?!

Well…not everywhere I guess.

Disneyland Paris and I have a love/hate relationship. I mean, what’s not to love about Disneyland? The characters, the magic, the music, the adrenaline-filled rides, the attractions that remind you of your childhood, the restaurants that are so in-character that you forget that you’re not in a Disney movie or in the Wild, Wild, West. I could go on and on and on…

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But mix this magical formula with Paris, and something’s just a little off.

Don’t get me wrong..I had an AMAZING time, but would I recommend going to someone who has been to other Disneyland or Disney World parks? Probably not.

How can I explain it? It’s like walking into a beautiful magical land and realizing that everyone who lives in this land is miserable for no reason – and those two just don’t add up. On top of this, everyone just seems a little too tense when standing in line. It’s as if everyone’s waiting for one little chance to just skip the line right in front of you. Whyyy just whyyy? You’re in the happiest place on earth! Just be nice for once!

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But I’m not gonna lie, I had the time of my life on some of these rides. Who doesn’t love Space Mountain (ok I was scared out of my mind before getting on it, but it was awesome)? Go with the right people and ignore the negative peeps, and you’re all good.

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OH and don’t miss the light show at the Disney castle! I’d recommend getting a good spot an hour or at least half an hour in advance (especially if you’re short like me!). Check some pictures out!

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All in all, a nice experience when you’re going with the right people. Awesome rides (with long waits, but that’s the norm!), fun gift shops, and cool restaurants. Just expect a little culture shock from the Parisian way of doing things (I mean imagine Disneyland NYC…it wouldn’t be as magical, or would it?).

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À la prochaine, mes amis!