Talent vs Hard Work

Hey Dreamers! I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

Today, I wanted to talk about something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve always heard people saying things like, “He/she is so talented!”, or “I wish I was as talented as her/him.” But, when someone says this, do they realize what they’re saying? The dictionary definition of talent is: natural aptitude or skill. Talent is when you’re naturally good at something. Talent gets you to certain point. But if you want to get beyond that point, it takes something more. It takes practice and hard work. Without practice and hard work, talent means nothing.

All of the greatest musicians, writers, engineers, artists, had to work hard to be successful. Sure, they might’ve been talented, but that’s not what got them where they wanted to be. They weren’t experts the moment they picked up the guitar or the moment they painted their first brush stroke. It took them more than a thousand tries to become as good as they are today.

Whenever you see someone’s work and say that you’ll never be as talented as them, keep in mind all the hard work and long hours they would’ve put into it. Don’t ever brush of hard work by saying that it’s talent. Don’t ever use the excuse that you’re not talented. You can do anything, as long as you’re willing to work hard for it.

Thank you for reading, that little rant. I hope you enjoyed it. ❤

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100 Followers Q&A+Giveaway Winners!!!

Hey Dreamers! Before I start this post, I just wanted to say that I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting regularly, but things were really busy for me. So, a month ago, I saw that I had a 100 followers! I decided to do a Q&A and a giveaway, so here it is:

The Q&A

Em’s Questions

What is your favorite quote?

I have too many, but I guess I’ll pick one. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Top 3 Books?

Why would you make me pick?! Why would you do that to me?! Since I couldn’t pick three books, I picked three series ;-).

  1. Keeper of the Lost Cities
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Percy Jackson

Dogs or Cats?
Cats. Cats. And cats.

Shrika’s Question

(fun fact: Shrika is one of my IRL friends)

What is your name, Arunima?

I don’t know, why don’t you tell me?

Starling’s Questions

Dogs or Cats?

Like I said above, cats. Cats all the way.

White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?

I . . . don’t know? I think, Neither, I personally prefer milk chocolate, but if I had to pick, I’d pick white chocolate.

Enni’s Questions

How did you come up with your blog name?

Honestly, I don’t really know. I thought of the name before I created the blog. While I was still posting on my earlier blog, I thought it would be a great idea for a blog name, so I created a new blog with the new name.

Do you have any siblings?

No, I don’t, I’m an only child.

What’s your favorite thing about the world?

My favorite thing about the world, would definitely the people. They make the world what it is and everyone is different.

What’s your least favorite thing?

The violence and prejudice. I hate how unfair the world can be and how violent it is. We don’t need violence show people how we feel . And we should never treat people differently, everyone deserves to have rights and to be treated fairly.

Is Arunima your real name or your pen name? What does it mean?
Arunima is my real name, I couldn’t have come up with that name myself. Arunima means red rays of the morning sun.

That is the end of the Q&A, thank you to everyone who asked me question. And now, I will be announcing the giveaway winners. Thank you to everyone who entered, I really appreciate it. And now, it’s time to announce the winners! The winners are . . .

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Enni and Emily!

Congratulations! I will be contacting the both of you soon, to discuss your prizes. Thank you guys again for a 100 followers, you have no idea how much it means to me. I hope you have a nice day!

Voices In My Head ~ A Poem

At night as I lie in bed,

fifty thousand voices in my head,

telling me that my dreams

will never come true

Asking,

“What has happened to you?”

But the tiny voice 

in my heart

assures me

She says,

“You are strong, and you are smart.

if it goes wrong you can 

always restart.

Now, go to bed my child,

fall asleep

and let your dreams run wild.”

♥♥♥

Hey Dreamers! I hope you liked that poem. I didn’t have any ideas for what to post, so I just decided to post a poem I wrote a few weeks ago.  I was in a poetry block for a while and writing my last post really helped me come out of that. So if you’re ever in a creative block, just force yourself to sit down and create something. I promise, it helps. I hope you enjoyed this post and have a nice day!

The Change Award

Hey Dreamers! Today’s post is going to be a rare one! It’s a tag/award! I’ve been nominated a couple times for different awards and it’s not that I don’t like doing awards, I just never get around to doing them. So today, I chose to do the Change Award! I think the message of this award is really important,, so let’s begin:

This award was created by the lovely Gracie. Thank you to Emily and Mukta for nominating me.

The Rules: 

  • Link back to me, as well as whoever nominated you.
  • Include this: I, Gracie Chick of A Light In The Darkness, created this award to highlight the importance of young people taking responsibility for the future of their world. The Change Award also gives them the opportunity to share with others what they believe in.
  • Answer the questions below
  • Nominate as many people as you like.

I absolutely loved Mukta’s post where she wrote poems for her answers. So , I decided to steal her idea (with her permission of course).

Make a list of things you want to change about schools.

 

I hope someday,

I won’t be

defined by my grades

I hope someday,

everyone learns

to stop playing  

charades

I hope someday,

they’ll teach me

about what’s really

going on

in the world

I hope someday

they’ll teach everyone

that we’re

more than

“just girls”

I hope someday,

they’ll teach us

why it doesn’t matter

what we’ve worn

I hope someday,

they’ll tell everyone

why we should

want to learn

Make a list of the things you want to change about local communities.

It’s important

that we embrace

all kinds

and that we

learn from

different minds.

That we see

different people

as unique

and not freaks.

That we listen

to what people have to say,

And that we stick together

come what may.

Make a list of the things you want to change about the world, your world.

I hope

that history never fades

and we express emotions

with words and not blades

I hope

that giving

becomes the way of living

for everyone under the sun

I hope

that we learn to care

for every single creature,

and appreciate every tiny feature

of this world

I hope

that nobody’s scared

of showing their emotions

And that  we get rid of

the selfish notions

I hope

that we learn

to embrace

one and all

through every

rise and fall

My Nominees:

Dhiyanah@VibrantConfetti

Bella@Totally Random

Enni@OnTheWingsOfADream

Saanvi@OneNotebookOnePenAndMe

Ivy&Em@TwoGirlsTwoMountains

Starling@Starling

Aqsa@AqsaSaysWhat

Rutvi@Capturing&Creating

Rachel@NancyDrew

Clara@Clara&Co

Saanika@HeartOfADreamer

If I didn’t nominate you, but you want to do this, be my guest. I would love to read all of your posts. I hope you liked this post, and I’ll see you later!

(p.s. if you didn’t know I’m having a giveaway and I’m doing a Q&A , I’d love it if you could enter the giveaway and ask me questions ❤ )

Stages of Being a Bookworm

Hey Dreamers! Today, I have a fun little post for you guys. I was going to do a ‘Sketchbook Tour’, but I had this idea and I thought it would be fun.

One day, I was just watching art videos and I came across this video called The Stages of Being an Artist. I realized that being a bookworm has stages as well. So, I decided to write a post about that, so here I am. Some of the thing I say, may not apply to you, or maybe all of them won’t apply to you, but I hope you enjoy!

  • The first stage is probably when you’re about 2-4 years old. You haven’t learnt how to read, but your parents read to you. You absolutely love listening to your parents when they read to you and always want them to. And when, your parents don’t have the time to read to you, you flip through the pictures and look at each one.
  • The next stage, is when you’re about 4-6 years old. You’re learning how to read in school and it excites you. At home, you try to read all the books you have. Even the ones your parents have already read to you. You enjoy flipping the pages and figuring out each word and imagining the story in your head. You enjoy it a lot more than your classmates and you always want to read more.
  • The stage after that, is when you’re in Elementary school. You start realizing, that you would rather stay inside and read, rather than play in recess. You thrive in your Language Arts class, and it makes you happy when your teacher gives you silent reading time. You wait eagerly for the day your class gets to go to the library to look at books. You talk to the librarian and you always look for a good book.
  • The last stage, is Middle School. It’s the stage where I’m at. I can’t go ahead because I’m not there yet. This is the stage where you’ve developed a huge love for books. You know that you’re a bookworm and all your friends do too. You go to the school library whenever you get the chance and it’s your happy place. This is most likely the time where you start getting book projects, like book reports and things like that. Most likely, you enjoy doing those, because it gives you a chance to read. While your classmates, just read because they have to, but while you read books for school, you also read more books just for yourself and to make yourself happy. Reading is something that makes you happy and calm.

To end this post, I just wanted to say to all my bookworms out there. Keep being bookworms, reading is a beautiful thing and never stop reading.

 

Why It’s Okay to Feel Upset Sometimes

Hey Dreamers! It feels good to be back! I know that it doesn’t seem like I was gone, but the last two posts were scheduled, because I was busy with this year’s Spelling Bee. I didn’t win, but it wasn’t a disaster like last time. And one of my good friends won! So, I’m really happy for her. Now, on to today’s post. This post might contradict my last rant which was about Optimism + Being Positive .

Today, I wanted to talk about why it’s okay to feel sad or angry sometimes. I see a lot of quotes on the internet that say “Keep Smiling” , and “Be Happy”, and stuff like that. But, the thing is, that it’s not mentally or physically possible to be happy al the time. While it is important to be positive and be optimistic, it is also important to be upset sometimes.

Sometimes, you need to shout or cry, to get what you’re feeling out. People will tell you to soak up your tears and they’ll tell you that crying won’t change anything. And it won’t, crying won’t change anything. But it will help. If someone tells you not to cry, or you tell yourself not to cry, remember that you are a human being. If you need to have a meltdown, it’s okay. Your life will not always be the best, and sometimes you just need a meltdown.

The last reason, I wanted to talk about was that, if you don’t show your emotions, you will bottle them up. You’ll dwell on it. And you’ll do it every. single. time. that you get hurt. And one day, that bottle will crack and your emotions will burst out. You might ending up saying things that you’ll regret and it will be a lot more painful. Maybe, if you let yourself cry or shout, it will hurt less. And once you’re done crying, you will feel better and you won’t dwell on it.

While it’s okay to be sad, don’t dwell on things. Bad things will always pass away. Cry, cry all you want. But never give up.

 

 

Nikon DSLR Photography ~ Part 2

Hey Dreamers! Today, I have the second part of the Nikon DSLR Photography posts. Some of these are just random, but most of them are of a tree in our neighbors backyard. It hangs a little over our backyard, and during December, it has fall leaves. I decided to call it “Fall too late.” I hope you like the pictures!

I hope you liked the photographs, and isn’t the stuffed polar bear adorable? Some of my favorite pictures were the last two. I think those came out really good. Which photograph was your favorite? Tell me in the comments. Bye!