Life Reminders

Many people are afraid of growing old. I’m afraid of
growing old and boring. Many people are afraid of
growing old,alone. I’m afraid of growing old, insane.
Many people are afraid of losing their looks. I’m
afraid of losing my dreams. Many people are afraid of
losing their youth. I’m afraid of losing my soul. When
you’re 15, 35 seems ancient. When you’re 35, 15 seems
juvenile. A turnaround in a split second – two decades
zoom past and before you know it, it’s only a mile to
the next millenium. Don’t’ fear age- it’s a right of
personhood. Don’t fear death- it’s God’s greatest
jest. Don’t grow old – you don’t have to.

Don’t date because you’re desperate. Don’t marry
because you’re miserable. Don’t have kids because you
think your genes are superior. Don’t separate because
you think it’s fashionable. Don’t drink because you
have troubles. Don’t gamble because you think winning
is inevitable. Don’t philander because you think
you’re irresistible. Most likely, you’re not.

Don’t associate with people you can’t trust. Don’t
cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t pretend. Don’t try to buy your
way into the kingdom of God. Don’t dictate because
you’re smarter. Don’t demand because you’re stronger.
Don’t sleep around because you think you’re old enough
and know better. Don’t hurt your kids because loving
them is harder. Don’t sell your self, your family or
your ideals. Don’t stagnate. Don’t regress. Learn a
new skill. Find a new friend. Start a new career.
Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or
anyone back. Don’t put your life on hold for possibly
Mr. Right. Don’t throw your life away on absolutely
Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking and
you can’t afford to have your eggs harvested before
the new millennium.

There’s always a mad rush to something, somewhere but
victory does not always belong to those who finish
first. Sometimes, there is no race to be won only a
price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty
decisions. You can’t always go with the throng who
could be wrong. Sometimes, you have to be alone to be
enlightened. To terminate your loneliness, reach out
to the homeless. To feed your nurturing instincts,
care for the needy. To fulfill your parenting
fantasies, get a puppy. Don’t bring another life into
this world for all the wrong reasons. To keep yourself
warm, buy a jacket. In the long-run, it will be less
complicated and less costly. To make yourself happy,
pursue your passions and be the best of what you can
be. Simplify your life. Take away the clutter. Get rid
of destructive elements – abusive friends, nasty
habits and dangerous liaisons. Don’t abandon your
responsibilities but don’t overdose on duty. Don’t
live life recklessly without thought and feeling for
your family. Be true to yourself. Don’t commit when
you’re not ready. Don’t keep others waiting
needlessly. Fall in love – it’s the greatest thing on
earth. But take care and remember, after the fall must
come the rise. Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.
Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass. Do what
you must even at society’s scorn. Write poetry. Love
deeply. Walk barefoot. Hold hands. Dance with wild
abandon. Cry at the movies. Take care of yourself.
Don’t wait for someone to take care of you. You light
up your life. You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you – except you. It is true that
life doesn’t get easier with age. It only gets more
challenging. Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose your capacity
to love. Pursue your passions. Live your dreams. Don’t
lose faith in God.

Don’t grow old. Just grow-up…

25 Random Things

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are invited to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. Publish the note. Then click on the note and “tag” up to 25 people. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. I don’t care whether you do this or not. I just randomly picked you outta my list. Do whatever. I just had fun with it 🙂

25. I’ve been in the banking industry for over 5 years now. I’d say not bad for a 25 year old!

24. I love Ferrero Rocher chocolates. They’re the simpliest gift on any occasion.

23. I’d love to own a Bugatti Veyron one day! … Hopefully soon!

22. I’m very independent.

21. I love designer brands: Louis Vutton Gucci, Seven Jeans, Rock & Republic =)

20. I hate losing friends. I’ve had friends since I was in kindergarten on my facebook! =P I also can’t stand people who are very fake and pretentious!

19. I want to move in to my own condo by next year in downtown toronto or back in Dubai after I’m done my banking & wealth management course! Or a cozy place by the beach would to too!

18. I don’t know what to do when people cry or get emotional.

17. I miss everything about dubai. It’s home to me, always will be!

16. I have zero tolerance for immaturity, stupidity & drama issues.

15. I hate being misjudged. I hate when people think they know me but they don’t have a clue of who I really am and therefore assume the worst in me.

14. I love all books by Sophie Kinsella & Cecila Ahern

13. I want to go back-packing all around Europe before I turn 30.

12. I want to learn to speak Arabic, Spanish & French more fluently then work for the U.N.

11. I can’t handle people who are very dependent on their partners. Makes me want to strangle them and show them that they are just as well worthy enough to feel complete.

10. I also can’t handle people who forget their friends when they start dating someone new. To me, it’s kind of pathetic to put all your attention on that person and forget who you are.

09. I like talking to older people because they are wiser and of the stories they tell you. I also like listening to babies laugh!

08. I like the sound of rain. But most especially, I’d have to be indoors and not out running about to go somewhere.

07. I like sitting at Starbucks with my Macbook sipping on a Caramel Macciato

06. I’m glad I came to Canada. It changed me in more ways than I can ever imagine.

05. I love my true friends more than anything. Very loyal and would do anything for them as they would for me. But once they break that trust, it’s a done deal.

04. I text a lot. I prefer texting than calling people.

03. I am very career oriented. I have so much that I want to accomplish in the future. I can’t be happy just doing so little with the mindset that I have. And I love knowing people who have future goals in life too. Not just to get married and raise a family.

02. I’d want to go and volunteer abroad

01. I still love him, more than anything in the world. Nothing or no one can ever, ever, ever change that.

It’s about friendships

As far as I’m concerned, as long as you have a friendship with someone and you trust them. That’s everything.

Who are your friends if you don’t trust them?

Which was the hardest things for me, I realized is that you don’t trust me.

What really made me upset, is that I’ve watched you for the past few months, repeatedly go back to other people and trust them but you couldn’t give me the benefit of the doubt. 

It’s not about trusting people. It’s about knowing who to trust.

And you got to believe that there’s people who want the best for you. 

If you just trusted me, I promise you I never wanted you to be sad.