Sunday, 31 January 2016

Easy and Happy

When we’re faced with a decision or a problem, we look ahead of us and we might see more than one path to take. The options appear in front of our eyes. And the same thing happens when we want to achieve something. We see the easy path, with barely even stones, full of beautiful flowers and, usually, shorter. And then we see the difficult path, with rocks and bushes, and it seems to go on forever. Maybe the longest one will take us closer to the final destination, but… why would that be worth it if we can choose the easy path?

And then, we decide to take the easy option instead of the harder one. Because, in our heads, we link easiness and happiness.

We couldn’t be more wrong.

Now, think about the times that you’ve been the happiest in your life. It usually happens when we’ve achieved something that has been really hard and that we’ve had to work our butts off (sorry for the language) to achieve. And that’s it, that’s when we’re happy, not when something has been really easy. If it has been easy… it’s okay, it’s fine. But it’s not as epic and, in the end, not as happy.

That’s what society and the media try to make us think. Buy this! It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s quick, it’s happy! And we believe it. It’s hard not to. I believed it until someone told me to think about it for a while, and I realised they were right. I’ve been really, really happy when something has been difficult. And sometimes it’s hard to see it while you’re in it, but you see it so clearly when it’s done.

So from that moment I decided I would take more chances. In the end… it’s worth it! Working and trying to live life based on my own values and principles gets really hard sometimes. But we have to keep remembering this: just because it could be easier doesn’t mean that it would be happier. Even though it gets tough, we have to keep going. That’s the reason we’re here.

What do you think? What have been the happiest moments in your life?

Thank you so much for your amazing comments on my first post, I hope you’ve liked this one as well! Make sure to check the blogs of everyone who commented, they’re all amazing ^^ I’ll follow a schedule so you know when a new post comes up! I've been posting every day because these two posts had already been posted on my last blog, but I'm afraid I won't be able to do this from now on hahaha On Mondays I will post the “Quote of the week”, and I’m SO excited to let you know my favourite quote ever tomorrow ^^ And on Fridays, regular posts, a little bit about everything.

Thank you again and I hope this post will be useful! Make sure you’re always happy! ^^

A big big hug


Saturday, 30 January 2016

Blank Pages

I like blank pages. I like everything they have to offer. I like knowing they're going to be filled in, but having no clue about when or how. I love how blank pages mean an opportunity. They can turn out to be anything you choose. Maybe that's the reason they're so hard to fill in sometimes.

This blog is another blank page that I've started to fill in, and I'm as excited about it as I'm nervous. Will anyone read these words? Will anyone like them? Will anyone care? Why am I writing this blog, in the end?

But let's not get carried away. If you got here... hi there! You might be wondering who I am. I'm a 20-year-old girl who gets overly obsessed with anything she likes. Books, musical theatre (especially Les Misérables), Doctor Who... My native language isn't English, so forgive me if I don't make sense in some moments! (Although to be fair, sometimes I don't make sense even in my own language.) I'm a mess and I'm a mixture of things that maybe shouldn't go together. I love the scent of new books. Sometimes I'm really (and I mean REALLY) shy, and sometimes I'm the most talkative person you've ever met. Sometimes I'm too much, sometimes you don't see me. Sometimes I think I have a "CONTRADICTION" sign on my head, along with green lights and everything.

Still... that's not the point. The point is that I have another very important thing.

I have a story.

Sure, it isn't an epic story in which I'm the shining hero. But I've been through some things and I've learned some others. And I still have a lot to learn. But I've seen that sharing my thoughts has helped other people before. And, of course, writing has always helped me. Words are my filter to understand everything. To understand myself. So that's why I'm here.
Finally, I want to talk about the title of my blog. Although it wasn't easy to choose I'm quite happy about it now! During most of my life, I've felt like I don't really belong anywhere. Sure, I have friends here and there, but always individual friends with their own groups of friends with whom they go out while I stay home. And sometimes I've just felt stuck and stopped really living. And then one day I realised... the world wouldn't stop for me. The world keeps going round and round so fast that, if we don't watch out, we can end up being left behind. And I don't want to. So I've started a path without knowing where it leads. But I'm going to make the most of it while I'm on my way.

A big big hug!


 PS: Hey hey hey! Acqua here! I had another blog (, but a lot of people told me how they had a lot of problems to get to it, so given that I only had two posts I decided to move it before the problem got worse. This was also the first post I posted there, but I wanted to post it again so there would be an actual beginning to this blog. Thank you so much to everyone who read and commented on the other blog! I'm sorry for the inconvenience of bringing it here, but wasn't working. And if you're new, hi there! I hope you liked it, let me know what you thought! xx