My childhood was not a very happy place to be in. I suffered from verbal and physical abuse from someone who let's say did not accomplish his roles properly as a role model. Good thing I've found the perfect escape - books! I would wallow myself with reading books in the library during spare times and it was the happiest place on earth for me. Sometimes I also escape through the movies and tv shows back then (good thing we had cable) My favorite shows were Lizzie McGuire, Rugrats, Little Lulu Show, Powerpuff girls, HBO movies like Beethoven, Harry Potter and others which I've forgotten the titles but the pictures are still etched deep down in my memory. I really loved girly movies back then like Hot Chick, Mean Girls, White Chicks, anything with girly themes on it - it was my cup of tea. My greatest escape from sad and boring childhood which left a lasting impact on my life that I would carry for the years to come with matching excitement for the great blue yonder and it's endless possibilities.
Graduating from college doesn't mean that it's over. It's just the beginning. Brace yourself for crazy roller coaster rides are up ahead.
"I don't love studying, I hate studying! I like learning, Learning is beautiful." -Natalie Portman
I remember during the summer of my sophomore years when I prayed for the gift of friendship, laughter, love and joy. Guess what. These are the answers to my prayers! Prayer truly is powerful.
I’ve found that very thing that takes me to a happy place – it was art and to others it could be writing, video games, music. Whatever it is finding that special thing will help you move forward. Just like a lotus flower finding sunlight under muddy waters. When all odds are against it, it will still rise up to – bloom. We all have a story to tell and we are all part of something beautiful. To the world, you may be one person but to one person you may be the world. Every great thing begins with a dreamer and every dreamer has a story so don’t settle for a happy ending because to be continued is way more fun. – excerpts from Michelle Phan
Things are different now, my life today bears no semblance of my life back then. Let's just say that I don't need to escape anymore because life just got better when I met my God. He made my life brand new and changed me inside-out. Though there are troubles and the turmoil and labor of life gets to me sometimes and just find myself weeping because of weariness. Then He always comes to my rescue when things gets too tough for me. He rescues me, and arrives just in time to comfort me when I'm left hanging and when I need rest. Flying solo into the face of trouble is not a good idea. When we're facing pressure, mistreatment, hardship or grief. Jesus offers a better way out. He invites us to flee to Him.
He said. "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.. and you fill find rest for your soul." Matthew 11-28-29.
Escape cannot give us rest but Jesus can.