Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Suicide.

I know, I know, I talk about suicide a lot. Why? Honestly I don't know really....Maybe it's the fact that some of my closest friends have died this way. I know for a fact that the thought of killing myself has never crossed my mind nor will it ever do so. Yeah..You could say I'm pretty passionate about talking about this topic. Especially this week. 

This week I lost another dear family friend to suicide. No one saw it coming because unlike most suicides, this man was never so depressed that he thought he must end his life. No, that wasn't it at all. Unfortunately he never talked to anyone about killing himself...it just kind of happened. One day here, the next day gone. As I sit here in tears writing this, I'm still shocked. It happened a few days ago, the funeral has already happened, and I'm still completely shocked. I've grown up with this guy and he was such an inspirational person. And now as sudden as a flash of lightening, his family and friends mourn his death. What else can I say? It's been a tough week.

Stay Beautiful
-Mak

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Regrets.

No regrets is definitely something I like to live by. I've made countless mistakes in my life and the one thing that always makes me feel better is the fact that I've learned something from every single of them. If I have kids someday, I don't want to be the kind of parent who scorns them all the time for the mistakes they've made. I want to encourage them in the right path so when they do make mistakes {which they will no doubt}, they will learn and grow as individuals. Am I saying to go and screw up your life to learn and grow? Nope. But I am saying that sometimes it's okay to mess up once and a while. Don't beat yourself up if something didn't go your way. If you didn't make the right decision. If you did something silly. You are only human, after all. 

Stay Beautiful
-M