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What color is Google?

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A friend came to me the other day with a few trivia questions for me to test how much I pay attention to the world that surrounds me. One really stuck in my head, because I see it every day, many times per day, and I still couldn’t answer it…

What colors belong to which letters of the Google logo?

I can pretty much bet you $10 that you can’t answer it without going to the Google homepage. I know I couldn’t. I tried and tried, and just couldn’t get the order right. But it also made me thing; how strange it is that I see this logo every single day, but I can’t really remember what it actually consists of. Let’s bring this to a more philosophical context…

Because of how awful I felt that I couldn’t guess that question correctly, I made it a point today to really pay attention to something in great detail that I see on a daily basis. I tried to focus on what I really see on the drive to work, what’s on my desk at work…through it all, I couldn’t really believe how much I discovered that I normally didn’t pay attention to. It was actually eye opening, and it made me wonder if I’ve missed some incredible things in my life just because I wasn’t paying attention.

In a book I have called The Writer’s Idea Book, by Jack Heffron, he talks about focusing on in-depth detail, especially with writing about a specific place or person. I also think it helps on a daily level of really SEEING life and understanding it. Seeing a person walking down the street and really being able to see their emotions or to see the way the rain falls to the ground…it seems like stuff we all should know, but maybe don’t notice.

I suppose there isn’t really any reason for any of this…what does seeing a stranger’s emotions have to do with you? What does it matter how to rain falls? I guess I’m different in that way. I feel like being able to read people is a great tool in life, for so many different situations, and I feel like seeing nature and all it has is great for the artistic mind, or anyone seeking peace. When I need relaxation or time to regather my thoughts, I look outside, go to the beach (like my Ocean Shores trip with mom), or I put on some earthy music. I really feel the wind, or watch the grass, or look at the clouds in the sky. It brings me a sense of belonging to the world.

I know this was a very random post, but it’s nice to stray away from normal topics. I’ll post again soon!

xoxo

Elysia

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I’m convinced everything is going to be better than I ever imagined.

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I’m in my bedroom right now, with the blinds and window open, and the sound of the rain is filling the room. It’s like music; a soft, ever changing melody that somehow unleashes the harmony of nature with every drop. HA. Somehow that seemed more poetic in my head. Sometimes I think I try too hard…

Regardless, it is a stunningly beautiful day, in my book. The rain is a welcome change from the sunny days we’ve been having. It’s been the most relaxing day I have had in a very, very long time. I’m finally done with Payless, so I’m about to enjoy two wonderful weeks off before starting my new job; my very first non-retail, Monday through Friday job. I’m turning into an adult, while sometimes still feeling like a stupid teenage kid, just wanting to goof off. It’s a strange and awkward feeling. But, I’m eager to grow up a little. It just feels like the right time.

I’m making a goal of reading at least two books during my bit of vacation. I’m already part way through one of them (“Calculating God” by Robert Sawyer) but I haven’t decided what the next one will be. I’ve read most of the books that I have, but maybe there’s one or two I’ve missed, or it’s been so long since I’ve read them that I can’t remember what happens. I’m hoping to maybe find a new book to get into. I love getting lost in new stories. Which reminds me…I have three different writing projects started that I never got back to. Maybe I can get one of those going again in the next two weeks.

The reason I decided to write a blog today was to acknowledge some interesting feelings I’ve come across lately. I’ve been feeling like something big is going to happen; something really exciting. Well, I can’t tell if it’s exciting, or something anxious. In any case, I’m not sure what it could be. Whatever it is, it just seems big, and the feeling is comforting. I wish I knew what it was or when it’ll happen. Always unpredictable.

Today, I just felt overwhelmed with these feelings, and the feeling of relief. That may or may not be from knowing I don’t have to work at Payless anymore. I’m not sure though. I just like feeling this way, though now I have a lot of time to ponder why I’m feeling this way. It *almost* feels like I am going to meet someone that is going to mean a lot to me or my family. Is that weird? Maybe I’m just completely crazy, but it was the first thing that popped into my head that could be a reason for this feelings. Hmm.

Anyways, I just thought I’d write a bit of an update of what’s been going on. Not a whole lot at the moment, as you can see. If I ever figure out what it is that is going to happen, I’ll write a post for it. Until then, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.

A beautiful, rainy Maple Valley day