Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you; and you can change it; you can influence it; you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again."
This song always makes an impact on me. I just love the message of the song.
I recently graduated high school a month ago; 2 years later than I should have. I was so happy and proud, which I still am and will always be. I graduate with an almost perfect 4.0 GPA. Gosh, I was so close! I never thought I’d get such a high GPA, but that’s because I never actually cared until I got a little older. Despite the fact that I was behind everyone else, I’m glad because that allowed me to seriously improve on all my grades, which were all A+, A’s, and a couple of B’s. It was bitter sweet having to say good bye to all the teachers.
I graduated on a Friday and started my first college semester 2 days later on a Monday. I honestly really do like it a lot. I love that the teachers treat their students like adults rather than kids, like the teachers in high school do. I am taking 20 units right now, which, from what I keep hearing, is a lot. My classes are: Futures Studies, Cultural Anthropology, basic black and white film photography, Physical Geography (not exciting), Math, and Psychology, which starts in October (so excited!).
I think I have the perfect schedule. All of my classes are on the same day, while everyone else is going to school every day. What a drag. lol
My goal from now on is to get all A’s in all of my classes; I want the highest GPA. I know it’s not impossible. Since I want to transfer to a university, I have to get good ass grades. My Futures Studies teacher recommended that I go to a private university instead of a UC school, because there is a larger chance of getting my education payed for in a private university. My goal was to transfer to a UC school, then to Stanford or a better European private school to earn my Ph.D. in Psychology. Maybe I’ll just skip the UC school and go straight to Stanford. That sounds even better; and with my grades, I’m sure I can make it.
Currently, my social life is restricted. I would really love to go out with my girlfriends, but I’d rather focus in school. I’m not saying that I won’t go out from time to time, though. I actually just went to the club recently, and it was so much fun! I really enjoy dancing. I cannot wait for the next chance that I get.
I’m looking forward to October. A lengthy horoscope description that I read in February said that a lot of good changes would happen in October. It made sense to me right away because I knew that that would be around the time that I graduate high school and start college. I can already feel the change happening, and it’s definitely good. I’m finally going to get my driver’s license in October; I’m really excited about it. I won’t have a car, and I don’t want or need one. I know my license will come in handy from time to time, though. I’ll probably be driving my partner’s car now that I just moved in with him. It’ll also be my birthday in October. So excited to grow older!
Every year comes with new challenges and more improvements. I’m really looking forward to my 30s and 40s. I’ll have a much more stable life, which will allow me to be even happier than I already am. With a stable career, a home in Europe, money, and my family, what will I not be able to do then? Can I just be older already? lol I have to remember, though, that it’s not so much about the destination as it is about my journey there.
This week I’m going to school, taking a couple of exams, and writing a bunch of essays. I never look forward to writing essays, especially not as many as I’m having to write this week, but I know that I always end up writing really good essays. Also, my partner is building a fence in the back yard for my dog Rosie (you can see her by clicking here). I miss her so much; I want her here with me already. At the end of the week, on Friday, my partner and I will be getting new iPhones. Good-bye iPhone 4, hello iPhone 5!
How is your college experience? (let me know)
Have a great week! Thanks for reading my long ass post! lol :)
Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs. Called The Universe Cascade, it has 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending down, visitors are moving through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The steps finally disappear into the dark water below, which represents the mystery of the origin of the universe.
Find out who has succeeded in doing what you want to do, and figure out how they did it.
There are so many resources out there nowadays, that our generation has it much easier than past generations. There are millions of books on any subject you are interested in, lots and lots of articles to read in magazines, newspapers, and on the internet that reveal the steps people took to achieve your desire, and there are many movies, documentaries, interviews, and informative videos both in physical and digital media.
There’s so much out there now that it makes it even more possible to attain anything you desire. There’s no excuse not to succeed, whether it’s succeeding a humble goal or a grand ambition.
Think and Grow Rich in a nutshell.
“Desire is the beginning of all achievement.”
Desire fuels faith, faith fuels action, and action fuels desire. It’s a never ending circle that can help you succeed.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005 (via thelifeofmica)