Humans adapt; so will I.

One of my favorite quotes (even if it’s from one of my not-so favorite books, Allegiant) is:

“Change, like healing, takes time.” 

While hard events are going on in your life, it is hard to imagine if things will ever be okay again, whether things changed for the better.

One of my Biology professors once told me every living thing has something it is good at, something that comes by instinct. He asked us what we thought our superpower -for lack of a better word -was. (Let’s be honest. It’s a good question. Most animals follow patterns, have a function on the environment. What do humans do on Earth? I’m sure I spent like five minutes trying to answer that question) Finally, he gave us the answer: Humans adapt to their environment, and change everything around them. (Not that it’s always a good thing!)

That’s the answer to my previous question. Things will be okay, because nothing is forever, and we can adapt to those changes. Life during this past month hasn’t been exactly easy, but we’ve been slowly adapting to this new way of life; my brother, my mom and I videochat with my dad every night, and we are cooperating way more with each other chore-wise.

Screenshot 2015-10-19 21.12.04Things have been specially hard on my mom. They have been together for 25 years… This has been a learning process for all of us. We’ve all had to learn something. We’re slowly becoming more independent, and life does go on, even if adapting to those changes is definitely not easy. I’ve decided I’ll do my best… (Especially if I want to get into graduate school close to him and my mom, in the future). I most definitely miss life as it was some months ago, but I still believe in what I wrote a year ago: Some things do not happen because of a reason in particular, but you must do your best with what you have and fight for what you want.

Wow, reading this post you might think: Whoa, Nat is going through a rough patch and there’s no positivity in her life! But that’s not exactly true. There have been some nice things in my life lately. Yesterday, for example, was a particularly good day. I had my ACS initiation and had a good time with my friends.

So, that’s how life goes: There are some good days, and some not so great. But it is like that for everyone. I’ll get used to it in time. And I’ll be here, like I always am, to tell my story. 🙂


TL;DR: I’ve been trying to get used to life after my dad had to move; it hasn’t been easy, but we’re all adapting to everything. Lately life has been nice, thanks to my friends, and hopefully I’ll still be here, blogging all about it. 🙂

PS: Yes, I got a new haircut. I did tell you about it on my last post but I didn’t show you all. 🙂

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Because these things will change…

I’m a Swiftie. I have been ever since I listened to “You Belong with Me” 5 years ago.

My favorite song from the Fearless album, however, is Change. It is one of the songs that always makes me feel better and motivated for everything, no matter what is happening.

These are my favorite lyrics from Change, even though the whole song is perfect.

It was the night things changed
Do you see it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down
It’s a revolution, throw your hands up
Cause we never gave in

We cannot give up. We cannot give in. We simply have to fight back! Everything will get better soon enough.

Change.

I’ve been thinking a lot about change. How something can turn over 180 degrees with a simple word or a phrase. How an opinion or an impression can change so easily if given the right (or wrong) push. Change is good, humans in general tend to be subject to it, as we’re rational and unpredictable. Again, a kind word can change someone’s day, a wrong word can change someone’s life… Forever.

Change is generally good. I mean, we evolve, we can adapt to certain situations and it’s healthy. I like change, I just don’t like when it’s sudden, and I hadn’t time to prepare for it.

I read Paige Rawl’s book Positive and it made me think about all the ways someone can be affected by our actions, and that’s not okay, especially if we’re not aware of them. Maybe we want to be fun, or popular, but that person’s life can change dramatically if he or she does not know how to deal with that kind of pressure. Then again, knowledge can cause change to happen spontaneously. Maybe a thought can turn into an idea, and then that idea can turn into action (or inaction, who knows?) Seriously. It’s imperative that we become aware of what we do. We can’t run in automatic all our lives. I did it for a while and when I woke up, I realized I had missed a lot in life. Waking up is also taking longer than I realized.

Change is good, but I would like to tell past me to take care of certain things, and to beware of others.