Here is to hope

rainbow in the horizon
Made in Canva

Maybe I’m being unrealistic but there is always hope no matter how bad things get. If I didn’t have it I would probably not be here today. You need hope to get through with life. If you give up too easily when things get tough, hope will be pointless. I have experienced loss and grief but having hope to move on has helped me get through them. Having too much hope can also make you feel blue when things don’t go the way you want to.

Having so many disappointments can make you bitter but it can also make you look at things differently. I’ve expected too much about the educations I’ve had. I thought I would have at least more work experience but no luck. Educations don’t seem to help anything. Finding a job is the only thing I’ve lost hope for. Only young people seem to get internships. On one workplace they had these young interns and they get to work with real projects. People like that will always get a better chance that I ever will because I lack experience. I feel like a loser because I’m not wanted anywhere. It seems that you’re too old even when you’re under 50. I don’t know what job I’ve good for. Even now when I study graphic design it feels like I’m an amateur. Some people seem to get all these great experiences and I’m still running in circles. Nothing much as changed in 10 years. I don’t even want to look what’s on offer because I know in advance I won’t have a chance. You need 3 or more years of job experience and skills I don’t have. I’ve been stupid for believing education would help to get a job. Internships don’t mean anything. But that’s better than nothing. Some don’t even have that. Still, having studied hasn’t totally been in vain. I’ve learned things I didn’t know about before. Learning new things is good for your mental health.

I hope to find some solution to these dilemmas in life. I don’t want to be someone who gives up hope because of someone else. You should enjoy the small things of hope. For me, music is one form of hope. If I feel down I listen to songs that cheer me up. It’s incredible how effective music is. It takes all the worries away. Here is to hope, cheers. 🍸

May the hope be with you

SWFORCEToday it’s Star Wars Day. But it’s also a day of hope. There are forces out there you can’t control but you should never turn into the dark side. A side where all the hope is gone and you fall into despair. You think there is no way out of your misery and that nobody cares. But that’s where you are wrong. You just have to stay strong and not give up no matter what.

I’ve never suffered from depression so I don’t know how that really feels like. But I have lost hope and felt nothing good will never come to me. That’s what life is about. Everything can’t be like in Sound of music (never seen it but I can imagine it) where everything is happy. You have ups and downs. Some have more than others. If everybody lost hope, there would be nobody left in this world. There are days when it feels like everything is trembling down but everyone has a bad day. Even the rich and famous. That what makes us human. We get hope, we lose it but that’s not the end of the world. If aliens invaded, then maybe it could but that’s far-fetched. This is the real world and there’s always hope. You need patience and positive thinking. It’s the negativity that makes us lose hope.

We always see bad things on the news so we think the world is bad. If there were more positive news, maybe we wouldn’t be so paranoid about the intentions of others. There are too many concerns in the world. No wonder there are so many depressed people out there. We’re too busy complaining about things we don’t have. How about things we do have? We should all take examples from kids and animals. Or even disabled people. They see the world in a totally different way. Enjoy the smallest things instead of thinking about big things. Music, reading a good book, watch movies or just a walk in the park. Anything you fancy.

We also compare ourselves with each other. There will always be someone who got a better job, a better relationship or better looking but that doesn’t mean they’re better than anyone else. There have always been negative people who think badly about others and always will be. They’re the one’s loosing hope. They’re the one bringing you down. Life’s too short to have those kind of people around you so cut them out of your life. Believe me, nothing is better than live without negative people around you.

Never give up hope. There’s always a new day and maybe that day will finally give you more positive thoughts. Without hope there’s no life so never give up.