17 Lessons I Learned in 2017: On the Universe and How it Works

I will have to start this by bombarding you with The Desiderata:

16. You have a right to be here!

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

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17 Lessons I Learned in 2017: On Relationships

A very good morning to you.

I am really enjoying this series, I hope you pick up something.Before I get into today’s topic, I want to point something out. One of the reasons I decided to blog is because I believe so much in the power of new media, popularly know to you as ‘the internet’. I believe that brands can grow, with consistency by just using the internet. So many talents have been discovered on YouTube, so many people have gone from being regular to mainstream.The real reason is because you never know who is watching. If you are a musician you could land a Continue reading “17 Lessons I Learned in 2017: On Relationships”

17 Lessons I Learned in 2017: On Self

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I hope you had a merry little Christmas. Happy boxing day! If you are new to my blog then let me reintroduce myself. My name is Natalie and I am a 23 year old girl living in Nairobi ,Kenya.I am ambitious, voluble and sometimes bold. One of the boldest decisions I ever made this year was to pursue my passion. It’s not acting, presenting or anything fancy, just blogging, something I stumbled upon by accident in 2014. Despite being trained as a medical researcher for four years in Continue reading “17 Lessons I Learned in 2017: On Self”