You’re A Fighter

Yes, you read that right. You’re a fighter, and don’t you ever forget it. Life may be tough right now but you’ll get there. You’ll make it, I promise. I believe you can do it. You have what it takes. I see it in you – you have the power to do whatever you imagine. You’re smart enough, pretty enough, tough enough to make it through.

God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. Hang in there. Don’t give up now. Not quite yet. Just a little bit longer. Just a little bit harder. You’re getting there. You’re on your way to victory. You don’t always need a clear-cut plan, a laid out map to tell you exactly which way to go. Sometimes you need to just trust your instincts and keep going – see what happens. You might even surprise yourself.

Create a vision for your life. Do something you love. Do something that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning. This fight is worth it, and so are you. These battle scars are only making you stronger. Do whatever it takes to see your dreams through.

The walls that you see that separate you from your dreams are meant to see how badly you want to achieve this. They’re not meant for you. They’re meant for the other people who don’t want it badly enough.

It’s a revolution – the time has come for you to win. Don’t give up now when victory’s so close. You can beat this. I see the fighter in you, dying to break out. Breathe, take a break. Get back at it. Don’t lose sight of the finish line, you’re so close.

Don’t let it get you down, if you don’t make it the first time. You have your whole life ahead of you to prove yourself, so stop beating yourself up. Promise me you’ll smile today. Promise?

Stay strong,

Deliya x 🙂

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From Paris, With Love

Paris. The City of Lights and Love. Romantic, untainted artistic beauty.

I’ve gone there twice in my 17 years, for 10 days each. And I was blown away. The city takes my breath away and no matter how many times I go there, it’s buzzing life and unforgettable aura will make me feel like coming back.

My family used to travel a lot when I was younger. The first time I visited it, I was just 10. When our plane landed in Paris, it was, quite coincidentally, the 14th of July, France’s Independence Day. It was already 7 in the evening by the time we got to our hotel but I remember dragging my poor parents to the Eiffel Tower anyway, regardless of how tired they were after our flight.

And it was beautiful. It was getting dark by the time we reached it and the it was all lit up like a Christmas Tree and fireworks were going off all around it in patriotic fervor but at the time, I didn’t know any better. All I knew in that moment was that the skyline back home had never been quite this…dazzling.

We climbed up to the 2nd floor and looked down at the city lights. The moon was high above me, and the streets were far below and the wind was blowing in my hair and it was like magic. It felt like it was where I belonged. It felt like it all fit in somewhere in me.

Of course, I went again when I was 15 years old because I just couldn’t get enough of the city. (And because I’d read The Da Vinci Code and needed to see the Louvre with a fresh mindset). Its little stone-paved streets and its bookstores and little cafes just make you fall in love all over again. There is no moment quite as beautiful as resting your tired legs, pulling out a cane chair and having a nice latte in a Parisian cafe.

Coming to Paris in the winter was inspirational. Creative was not a word intense enough to describe what I felt the day I saw snow fall in Paris. If you are a writer looking for a that slow black and white mood to get your ideas, come to the City of Love in the Season of Snow. 

Of course the food, the fashion, the language and the people were a huge part of the charm and the architecture and history of the city was mind-blowing. And let’s not forget Disneyland. Paris is never more pretty than it is at night. The city pretty much comes alive under its starry covers. There is no limit to the artistic inspiration you can derive out of the night life of Paris.

That’s all for now guys, I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I loved recalling it, and I hope this makes you want to fly to Paris on your next holiday! Tell me what you think!

Yours always,

Deliya x 🙂

P.S. No, none of these pictures are mine because, neither am I good at photography and neither do I have any pictures that do not include my family in it, so there.

You Live and You Learn : Part 1

As you grow up and pass life by, you learn a lot from your experiences (and others’!) that help you not to make the same mistakes in the future. It hurts, but everything – the good, bad and the ugly – all teach you things that are essential for your life experience.

Being a 17 year old nowadays teaches you possibly more than one would imagine at first glance (without standing in our shoes) but we’re still so young with so much to learn. Mistakes shape who we are and here is what I’ve lived and learnt these past years.

1. Katherine Hepburn

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2. Aristotle

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3. Nike

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4.  Anonymous

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5. Charles Bukowski

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6. Joseph Joubert

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7. Anonymous

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8. Anonymous

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9. Freidrich Nietzsche

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10. Oscar Wilde

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That’s all for now! Hope you all loved these as much as I did. I’ve got work to do tomorrow so this is it for now!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Music This Week : Katy Perry

So this week, I;ve been obssessed with Katy Perry’s new single ‘Roar’ and I doubt there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard it. Its the lead single for her upcoming fourth studio album, Prism. The song made its radio debut on the 10th of August and was released to iTunes and YouTube two days after that. I believe she herself co-wrote the song along with Dr.Luke, Max Martin and others. ‘Roar’ peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the charts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Many compared her 8th hit single to her 2010 single ‘Firework’.

I found the song not only catchy and totally power pop, but also inspirational. It talks about standing up for yourself and having courage and strength. Katy says that the song is about ‘discovering the power within yourself’. Its sort of a a fierce, fun song with a personal and powerful touch. All in all, its an amazing song, one of her best for sure.

Pre order ‘Prism’ on iTunes!

Keep your head up,

Deliya x 🙂

 

Random Thought of the Week : Greenpeace

So this month, my school’s been having this crazy environment theme thing (notice how eloquently I’ve put it) and I recently found about this voluntary oragnisation called Greenpeace. I felt like I should blog about this because I’ve been under this eco-craze because of school (thanks a lot by the way *sarcasm*) and well, I just felt like spreading the word.

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Now Greenpeace is  non governmental environment organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam and the Netherlands (according to Wikipedia). It campaigns worlwide on many different environmental issues like global warming, deforestation and stuff. Apparantly, it doesn’t accept governmental funding of any kind but relies on its individual supporters and foundation grants.  It runs many campaigns at a time, I believe, but stopping a Texan Oil Company, Anadarko, from high risk deep sea oil drilling is its most recent take-on. You can take action on this website and sign up to help Greenpeace.

I hope this inspires you guys to take action and help save the environment, whether its in your small way of turning of lights and planting a tree every year or by signing up and campaigning against unjust environmental harm.

See you next week!

Deliya x 🙂