GET OUT THERE

Everyday, I feel like I have an inner battle within myself. I have a wide range of diverse interests and I believe in living this life fulfilling each and every one of them. The battle always begins with “Which one shall I do today?” Though busy with a few personal projects, I’ve never taken time off doodling. (Except yesterday when I fell asleep the ENTIRE afternoon, guess my body was too exhausted.)

Anyway, I posted this on Facebook last night:

“Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.”

There were only three likes, (normally I get quite a bit) which made me think… It’s either my friends were too busy to notice or they don’t get this whole idea, hence no likes. Seriously, only three out of 2,196 people liked that?

What I’ve come to realise – about three years ago – is that some people aren’t as satisfied as they think they are. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be contented with the little things in life, I just feel that there are many MORE things out there waiting to be explored, experimented and experienced. (Those 3 ‘E’s are my motto in life, by the way.) GET OUT THERE.

I can’t believe some people live their life in their own little bubble, whether they’re married or not. Life has so much to offer, I always wonder why some of these people are NOT out there to grab it! Of course, there are sacrifices. Honestly, I suffer from the lack of sleep, spend lesser time with friends, etc, but I’m doing these not to keep myself occupied (trust me, before embarking on some of these projects, my life has been occupied) but because I enjoy them and I’m on a trip to seize opportunities which life offers. I’M PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE.

People ought to strive for more. I know individuals who do nothing but the same darn thing everyday. Life has become a routine for them. They go to work, come home, watch TV, and sleep. Some come home from work, play with their children, entertain their husbands, and go to sleep. I mean seriously? Don’t they go out for movies, or jog, read books, paint, bake, do some gardening, anything? I feel sad for these people. Why are they easily satisfied? There’s more to life than living a routined one, and worst – in your own little bubble. Get a new hobby, develop a new interest, explore places, JUST GET OUT THERE.

So… One of the personal projects I have undertaken is daily doodling. I don’t know when it will end, I’m still in the journey. My previous posts which showcase illustrations are bits and pieces of bigger stuff. I’ll share with you when I’m done! I truly enjoy illustrating; it’s liberating, really. Be it a sketch, doodle, paint or collage, my fingers can’t stop. I do it anywhere, and everywhere. Here are some of my doodles:

Done in 2005, when I was in class. Doodling is the only thing that keeps me awake!

Done in 2005, when I was in class. Doodling is the only thing that keeps me awake!

This was done in 2009. I doodle anywhere and everywhere, remember?

This was done in 2009. I doodle anywhere and everywhere, remember?

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Something I enjoy doing - a lady's face.

Something I enjoy doing – a lady’s face.

My kitty. Did this during a meeting. I think some meeting sessions are really unnecessary. To hell with formality. If we don't need meetings, then don't find shit to make us stay.

My kitty Tuffy. Did this during a meeting. I think some meeting sessions are really unnecessary. To hell with formality and routine. If we don’t need meetings, then don’t find shit to talk about or for us to do just to make us stay.

A guest speaker. I'm not good with caricature but I did well. Colleagues could recognise him, that means a pat on the back for me!

A guest speaker. I’m not good with caricature but I did well. Colleagues could recognise him (even after a few months), that means a pat on the back for me!

This is me trying to stay awake during a dreadful meeting.

This is me trying to stay awake during a dreadful meeting.

I needed imaginary friends.

I needed imaginary friends.

I'm sick of the plain book.

I’m sick of the plain book.

I needed to do something before I die of sleepiness.

I needed to do something before I die of sleepiness.

I’m not worried about you people. The fact that you’re reading this, means you look forward to something in life. You want to know something more. It is those who are stuck in their own bubble…I’m concerned about. If you know those people, get them to do something, subtly. We can all make this world a better place. If all else fails, in their faces, scream: GET OUT THERE!

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