Despicable Me was a good watch, but it wasn’t what I expected. Because of the cast, the minions, and the cute scenes of Agnes, I thought it was going to be no less than amazing. Well, it wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I’m gonna buy it the second it comes out on DVD. However, let’s just say my expectations were way too high on account of all the attention it got. My first instinct when it comes to “the hype” is to become skeptical and then uninterested. And I do believe it was hyped. Which is why I’m becoming more skeptical about seeing Inception because, again, I hear so much positive feedback and sometimes exaggerations of how “amazing” it is. Just so you know, I’ve never been the type to go along with whatever the majority says. ‘Cause quite frankly, the majority is not always right. So, I should have went with my gut on this.
But that was not my initial intention for this.
There was one part in Despicable Me that hit home, though: when Gru was becoming a father. One of the things he did as a father? Read bedtime stories. And that’s one of the things I loved about my dad. Sometimes it gets harder to recall a lot of memories, but that’s definitely one that sticks. And I couldn’t help but picture him while watching it.
about a particular thing that was brought to my attention the other night.
It really bugs me when you see someone who’s obviously not okay, and people either stare or just walk the other way because it’s not within their comfort level. Especially when that person is in tears.
I’ve been that person before and it isn’t the greatest feeling in the world. Yes, there are times when I do need my space. ‘Cause one of the biggest misconceptions about me is that I have such a “hard exterior”. And that couldn’t be more wrong. I cry more than people know. I just don’t always put it out there for everyone to gawk at. But the thing that bothers me the most is that I’ve had “close” friends and a few family members pass me by while mere acquaintances would help try to pick up the pieces.
How sad is that? So, in return, I try not to make anyone else feel that way. In the first couple years I attended high school, I noticed it a lot. And I would try to help in any way I could. Even if it was just listening. ‘Cause most times, that’s all that’s needed. I just wish more people took the time to do that.
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.
The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.
Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.
The seriousness of your love:
Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates.
Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.
The right job for you:
You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don’t focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.
How do you view success:
You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don’t succeed. Don’t give up when you haven’t yet even started! Be courageous.
What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don’t ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.
Who is your true self:
You like privacy very much because you enjoy spending time with your own thoughts. You like to disappear when you cannot find solutions to your own problems, but you would feel better if you learned to share your thoughts with a person you trust.
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Thank you so much, it does help to know that I am not alone and that everything I am feeling and going through is, in some ways, normal.
I know it’s not saying much, especially coming from a stranger, but to some extent, not trying to claim that I know exactly what you’re going through, but I do empathize. I mean, ten years later, I’m still crying about it. But it seems like you’re going through things well, just from what I can read. Just remember, one day at a time, like you said.
Emma Isabella Gonzales Bracomontes - Born June 29, 2010 Maya Lynn Maldonado - Born July 13, 2010
For the past two weeks that Emma has been born, she has slobbered on me, pissed on my fingers, and kicked my face. But she has also laid in my arms, slept next to me and has me smiling everytime I see her. I instantly fell in love with Emma. A couple days ago she was non stop crying, but when I heard that my older sister wasn’t gonna bring her to the house today, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad about that.
I just visited Vincent and Paulina again earlier today where I finally got to meet Maya. It’s been rough for the past few days but it was worth it to see her. She has Vincent’s nose. But she kind of looks like Emma, haha. And I can’t wait for her to come over. I can’t wait to fall in love all over again.
I’m happy to have new additions to the family. I’m more happier for the fact that my older sister finally has what she’s always wanted. And that my “sister-in-law” has gotten so much closer to my family and has done really well with coping with everything. I don’t doubt that they’ll make great mothers.
So, lately I’ve been distancing myself from people. Again. I’d like to add that I’ve been much better about this because some odd years ago it became a bad habit. Instead of pulling myself away from certain people, I’d avoid emotional attachment from almost anyone and everyone. Whether that meant aquaintances, friends, or family.
But I do say that I’ve gotten better about it ‘cause I’m trying to cut off ties with those that ultimately grow a negative effect on me. ‘Cause, really, why surround yourself with people that have you question whether or not you can say they’re really there for you? Whatever that reason may be, there is a time to call it quits. Waiting around for people to change, I found to be exhausting and just plain stupid. You have only three choices regarding people: you can either accept them, cut them loose, or stay mad at them. And everytime I do give others a chance, I’m always left with the third option. And I don’t fancy accepting people that don’t give a shit or unable to take consideration of how I feel. That only leaves me with one choice. And I’m gonna take it.
I’m not blaming anyone for anything, though; I’m the one who’s responsible for the way I feel. And I know I’m flawed, as well. I fully understand that no matter how much I can be there for someone else, it does not mean that I’m guaranteed that same treatment back. It just means I’m having trouble finding the right people to surround myself with. Don’t we all.