Starting New.

Hi there.

I’m Zach and today I decided to start a blog. I have a lot of things that run around in my head, so I thought “why not start writing them down?” And ta-da, Through My Eyes started about 10 mins later.

I decided on the name because it had a certain ring to it; it resonated with me. I like it.

The theme that will be going throughout this blog is how I see and interact with things in the world. The corruptness, happiness, struggle, success, emotions, and thoughts that are around us.

I will go into my background in depth in a later article, but as a psychology major, the mind is my interest. So you will see that come up a lot.

Let me start with something that was on my mind earlier.

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Change is one of the most brilliant things this world has to offer us. It comes when we least expect, need it most, don’t want it at all, and can’t stand where we are. Consistent is fun, but change gives us a little bit of natural entertainment.

People hate it, dread it, even try to avoid it. The universe has it’s odd way of working that none of understand, so why try to make something work in (what you think is) your favor.

Accept it. Embrace it. Love it.

We only have so much time in this world. We can’t get caught up and lost in what could have or should have been. Accepting is sometimes the hardest obstacle to overcome. We don’t want to accept heartbreak, or a family member passing away, or any number of negative things.

But we welcome our new lover in with open arms, or our new born cousin. Why is there so much of a difference in our approach to accepting change? At an objective view, it is all the same. Change is change. We need to learn to accept all of it.

This reminds me of a quote I once heard (long ago enough that I know the wording is wrong), that goes something like this.

“React the same whether you win or lose.”

My interpretation of this is staying controlled enough to not overreact, keeping your emotions in line. Change and emotions go hand-in-hand. People react to change. There is a certain amount of control it takes to embrace that change without it showing in your emotions.

Whether it is a win or a loss, you should keep a smile on your face. Smile for the good you just gained, or the good you still have. But the fact that you can smile is enough of a reason to smile.

No matter what changes, just smile. It looks good on you 🙂