Geek Heaven here, Geek Heaven there and Geek Heaven everywhere!
I’ve been thinking about this for some time now and it has scared me almost to death. I’ve always been afraid of video cameras and microphones! But I’m trying to do more things that scare me now a days. So here it goes! Geek Heaven has given birth to a Soundcloud account and also has a YouTube project in the making!
As many of you know I am a huge Shots of Awe fan!
The absolute beauty and wisdom in their videos is amazing!
I’m jumping with joy every time a new Simon’s Cat is published on youtube and this time it is a Halloween special!
Whenever I need to remind myself of how bad I want to succeed at my goals I watch this video. It gives me goose bumps all over and puts me into that work mode.
“Pain is temporary! And it may take months or year but sooner or later it will subside and something else will take its place.”
Think about that when times are tough!
If you haven’t seen this amazing speech by Eric Thomas I highly recommend that you watch and enjoy!
Another official music video from Ylvis. Enjoy their somewhat special tribute to Massachusetts 😛
I asked for a poetry challenge and I got one. Several ideas were thrown at the table and I loved every single one. I’ve written them down and will be using them later one. But the one that really felt right for me was my dear Kirstis idea; to write about failure.
So this one is dedicated to you Kirsti! Love you and thank you for this inspirational idea!
In That Moment
In that moment when you wonder so
Thinking about where that next step will take you
Finding that hidden right path to go
Based on everything you’ve ever been through
In that moment you must really look
Embrace the nostalgia in every way
Understand that every mistake you ever took
Will bring you to that perfect sunny day
In that moment when a new mistake is made
Don’t ever let yourself forget
As your spirit might seem to fade
For every mistake you make, happiness is in your debt
In that moment when you truly see
That the hard times were just a trade
For you to one day be free
No longer uncertain, no longer afraid
That is the moment when you understand
That they were made, but were never wrong
Mistakes and you walked hand in hand
It weakened you so you would one day be strong
©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven
And I probably will 😛
I have written about this very same topic several times but I won’t stop doing so. Just as this wonderful, beautiful girl so bravely tells us all what we already do know but for some reason won’t accept; it is not the perception of beauty that is thrown at us that matters. It is how we carry ourselves. How we love ourselves that really matters!
I got my very first hate mail today. After 8 years in front of the camera some coward sent me an email under a false name and told me that I was a bad role model for my kid. That I was fake and that my ginger genes were bad genes that can’t be looked at as beautiful. I was so blown away by this mail that landed in my inbox without any warning.
I’m glad I’ve passed that time when I worried about what everyone thought of me. That I’ve found the confidence to love me for the unique person that I am. To love the fact that there is no one in this world who is exactly like me.
Not everyone is so lucky.
I can easily see how a mail like that could really be a blow to someones confidence. And the truth is that I probably wouldn’t take this so easy if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve been through a lot of insults about my looks earlier on in my life. It has made me stronger and I’ve taken the choice to make it a burning motivation for being even more proud of who I am. I’ve chosen to not care what they think. But in a way we shouldn’t have to take that choice. We should me motivated to love ourselves without the hatred.
It’s like a friend of mine wrote earlier today;
What if people could use all that energy it takes to put people down and use it to build each other up instead!
Just think about it!
And remember to tell yourself that you are beautiful and believe in it!
I am beautiful because I am ME!