Life is like ice skating!

You know in the winter, when you are bored at home and want to do something fun and hang out with your friend? Sometimes times the best idea is to go ice skating and after go have some boiled wine in some pub and just talk for hours.

Well, it sounds great but ice skating is actually not as easy as it looks like. We`re not going to discuss that now, just to be considered that once you get a hold of it, you`ll remember it forever ( just like riding the bike).

However until you get a hold of it, you will give your friends loads to laugh about 🙂 😀 :D.  Of course you will need to follow some steps, just like any beginner would do. You have to choose the right skates, someone has to show you how to do the first steps, how to move your body and skate correctly and how to be able to stand on the skates, and most important of all how to be safe and take care how you fall.

Once you know this and can stand straight, after a few steps, you realize you can do it and it is not impossible… and then you fall and most probably you will keep on falling several times, in the funniest ways possible. But while your friend laugh at you and have fun, they are all there to help you get up if you need them.
See, I think ice skating is scary because you are afraid of falling and hurting yourself, just like in “real” life.

Everything we do today had to be learned before. Maybe we learned it when we were kids, maybe adolescents or maybe we are beginning it now, thing is that at some point we were beginners. And anything we started (that being piano lessons, riding the bike, cooking or a new business) can be compared to ice skating.

For everything we start doing, we think it`s almost impossible in the beginning. Then we get in the “proper shoes” and we see we can do it, it`s just a matter of exercise, ambition and willingness to actually do it.

After we make the first steps in that business, the first piano lessons or our firs Italian dishes, we make a mistake and fall. And the first fall is not that hard, because your spirit is still enthusiastic about the fact that you are doing it and you started it yourself.

But then you fall again and again and again and you tell yourself: what the hell am I doing here? Ice skating (cooking, biking, piano etc) is not for me, to hell with this shit, I`m gonna have a beer!

Until you argue with yourself and blame you for your stupid idea, your friend finished laughing and are there to pick you up. In that moment you see that you are not alone on the skating rink and definitely not helpless. Then you remember why you went there in the first place, why you did it and how you`ve felt when you started it. And in all these moments you can replace ice skating with your business or new skill or whatever you started doing.

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Life will kick you so many times and will let you fall. And dam sure will have a good laugh about it, in your face.

But just like ice skating, you have to know how to get up and keep doing it until it is perfect, until you master cooking or until you can go on and create a new product for your business.

Nothing in life will just happen, you have to make it work! You have to pick yourself up, stand straight and keep on skating, until you master it. It is all up to you, just a matter of wanting to do it or not, wanting to get up and keep doing it or just want to be down and miserable,  complaining that life and ice skating is hard and you can`t do it. 😛

So get up and keep on trying, cause life is slippery and tricky but you can surely master it!

 

 

 

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Life is a game!?

Today it hit me!

I realized today that what we are doing day by day is actually a game!We are playing an adventure game, the one that has it all:  “the Mario”, the princess, the mushrooms, the guardians and loads of fire everywhere that you need to avoid in order to “stay alive”!

Except the fact that in Super Mario you have about 5 lives and you can start over again, in real life you have to go along and play it the best you can until the end, n one life 😛 :). You may have the chance to start fresh, but you`ll never start from the beginning.

So, we are playing in real life  just like we would be playing a game. You can take loads of situations, even the stages of life and put them in this context, you`ll see what I mean.

checkmateLife is truly a game where we try our best to win, and my point is, that like in any game, with persistence and dedication you can reach the end and be victorious.

Take Tetris for example, you beat the computer in the moment you cleared 150 line, regardless of the level you are in.  At first you`ll not make it, you will die a few times and it will beat you up. But then you get ambitious and say, hell yeah, I can do it, I`ll show him. And you go on and play so many times until you complete the final task and you win.

We do that in real life without realizing it,  it is in our blood. We try and try, and work and find solutions and come up with ideas, and keep working on it until we do it.  Cause it is just a goal, a task to overcome just like in a game (except it involves more time and effort…). 🙂

And just like in any other game, if you are willing to put enough time and effort, and if you are dedicated and have the ambition to win it, then my dears, I can assure you that nothing can stop you.

So, if you think it is easier, just consider the task you want to do like a game, with a final target to accomplish and loads of adventures and obstacles that will be there among the road to stop you from reaching the final destination.

No obstacle or task looks so scary if you see it like a game. I know, it is hard sometimes and I am talking generally, of course, but staying to think about it, it might just be an efficient trick to solving the actual obstacle / problem.

And my question here would be:  If life is an adventure game, where you have some tasks and goals to realize, how do you stay alive & keep going when you`re our of “life mushrooms”?

A 25 years old girl

I find it funny how kids grow up, how teenagers act so stupidly as grown ups and how old people try their best to be just old.

I find it silly that society tells me i can`t be a kid anymore, I have to me normal, I have to be an adult.
I find it strange that all adults just want to escape, just want to act silly and run away from their complicated “normal” life.
I find it cute that my grandmother is making sex jokes and she is not ashamed, she just tells us some joke exactly at the right time, always full of purpose, but still she is 73, how could she talk about sex?

I find it stupid we are censuring ourselves to what we are supposed to say, because this is good or bad, right or wrong. And all of it because someone says so.

I find it brilliant that the Brits have that funny and complicated accent and all their proper behavior and language, like they are all aristocrats.

I find it amazing how cultural background can influence your thinking, however in the minute the emotions are there, you are ready for the armistice, giving up your own need for the sake of the other one.

I find it awesome how a YouTube video with a baby impressed by is mom`s singing took over the world in less than 11 ours.

I find it empowering when I take to people that made it, that accomplished their goals and are willing to share their story with you.

I find it so nice that cats are the sweetest thing on the internet and so absolutely cool that they are rocking it!

I find it so crazy that we can`t live  without Internet and Facebook nowadays, and all the technology and ALL we want for Christmas is an IPhone 5.

I find it a blessing when people are willing to help you with no expectations even if they just shake your hand and say I am sure you will have a great path in your life and this is what I am offering to you for no other reason than the pleasure of helping or relating to you.

I find it sad that creative and talented people struggle to have a “normal” life and pay bills while all the rest of us dream of being creative and pursuing our own dreams.
I find it hard to pay bills and making huge sacrifices that kill you inside because you choose to love and take care of your people but can`t do it otherwise.

I find it disappointing that we are selling our land for nothing and we are destroying our planet for gas and gold.
I find it painful that we have people with cancer that don`t get treatment because they are not worth enogh for the insurance companies.
I find it heartbreaking that most of us are lonely, tired and sad and Superman does not exit to save the day!
I find it horrible that there are people fighting because of religion, when actually no one cares in what you believe as long as you respect me.
I find it unbelievable we are still judging people by their sexual orientation or by their color, when in fact we are all people no matter what.

313129_10150352435539846_424065755_nI find that having a job that consumes your time and energy that you don`t have but you keep pushing for it, in order to have some objects that you don`t need but like, so you can communicate and be social without even talking to people; is the silliest thing of all that we are doing conscientiously through all our life.

I just find it so heavy that I have to fight everyday for what I want, for what I need, for what I love and for my planet and I have to struggle to ind moments when I am free to enjoy life without feeling guilty about it.

I now found that I am a 25 years OLD young girl.

How do you find yourself at this stage in your life? 🙂