Farewell 2015, Hello 2016

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. I hope 2015 has gone well for you all!!! If not, don’t let that effect 2016! 2016 is your chance to shine and really bring yourself up! I hear people saying this year I will live or tomorrow. OH REALLY??? I WANT TO REALLY SEE IT!!!!! Say today my friends is the day that I will change and right now! Just like Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen song, What are You Waiting For, the time is now. Don’t wait my friends and see what you can do? Its best to be your true self. On that note, I want to talk about how great 2015 was for me. I destroyed Differential Equations, passed Analysis I, I got my driver’s license, learned to forgive, and kept some great friendships going. Shout out to Sarah, Erica, Simeon, John, David, Chris, Frederick, Patrick, Kyle, and all my other friends for being there for me! You all rock and let’s hear it for a great 2016 for you all and everyone on this Earth! People tell me that they will never keep their resolutions! Well, I have some advice for you! Make them realistic and find what you like. And don’t wait for a new year to start. Start now! Whether it be 12/31, January 1st, June, I don’t care when!!!! Just start and keep at it! Make sure you really want to do it.

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Above is a collage of some great memories of 2015! I walked over 100 miles this year for fun, went to New England, North Carolina, went as far north as Acadia, finished my fourth year of college, and attacked my anxiety and better time managed. Well 2016, I strive to graduate college, really start my independent life off, move to Boston, start my career, and keep my friendships and positive attitude up! Well Happy New Year my friends and ROCK ON! Keep being you!

Cheers,

Peekay

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Thankfulness Hangs in the Fog

What’s up world? Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate! I have been thinking about all the holiday spirit and how we can really enjoy it and not have unrealistic expectations about it! All I hear about is rush and how people hate that this or that didn’t happen! I’M TIRED OF THAT FUCKIN’ BULLSHIT MAN! There is so much to be thankful for and the spirit of happiness is out there somewhere! On Tuesday, I took the Metro down to Old Town Alexandria and walked a good 10 miles! It has been almost 2 years since I’ve set foot in Old Town and it is still the same friendly place! Today was a foggy and drizzling day with high about 66, but I even had more fun. Most people think clouds and fog are gloomy and life sun. I like sun as much as the next person in wherever you read this or live, but some clouds and fog perk me up! It brings out the mysteries of life and how we can take control of our lives and turn those questions positive or negative. I hope you choose positive! I walked the Wilson Bridge today and I could not see the DC Skyline clearly, because of the fog. That made me ponder how there are so many options in life and how one step can really make a great difference. You never know when, but you will find an opportunity. I have used the Wilson Bridge as reference points into reflecting on my past and how I can better myself this future. As I’m graduating college this spring, I see so many opportunities and so many questions that I need to address! So let’s get your dreams and figure yourself out!

After the Wilson Bridge, I had lunch in town and then I went to Torpedo Art Factory! I thought about creativity and how many ways to do art! I saw a man named Craig Sterling using hybrid technology of negatives and a zoom-in to create high-definition images of the DC Area. Also thank you Craig for your time talking to me. Happy Holidays to you sir and wishing you a great 2016. Here’s a link to his work http://www.craigsterling.com/gallery.html?gallery=Washington%2c+D.C.&folio=PORTFOLIO&sortnumber=66. Also a shout out to  Kara Hammond for talking to me about the wonderful dichotomy about nature and mankind meeting. Wishing you an awesome 2016 as well Kara! Keep walking around and enjoying nature. So much great expression out there, so instead of letting your emotions build up, why don’t you turn it into creativity. You never know what you will learn about others and yourself. Shout out to everyone else!

On my way back, I felt empowered and set goals for 2016! I made some train drivers’ days on Metro by thanking them and wishing them “Merry Christmas.” Art is so important and so are words, so be positive you never know what you can do! Merry Christmas and hopefully Santa does you all great! Keep drawing and keep being you.

Cheers,

Peekay

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Let’s End on a High Note

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! Its my last final and I have been listening to some inspiring speeches by John Harbaugh and Bill Belichick, coaches of the Ravens and Patriots respectively! I’ve been thinking about how its great to end on a high note. Starting great is nice, but ending is even better and usually ends better for one. When Bill was having his press conference and a reporter asked him about Steve Jackson and the running back issues and Bill just told a joke, he said “Let’s go out on a high note.” That way, there are some positive feelings and that will carry into the next game strong and you will feel great!!!

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Similarly in life, when I ended on a high note, it reflected better on me and I felt empowered. In PSYC 101, I started off on a rough note, but I ended strong and even got exempt from the final exam with a 96.3% A. Instead of getting hurt and dreading things, I marched off into the sunset and carried that momentum into PSYC 333 and for an awesome academic year the next year! Also, when my Ravens had a rough stretch in December 2012 and barely made the playoffs, they converted that into Ray Lewis’s magical run and won the Super Bowl!!! Also in Week 4, my Ravens started off the second half with a fumble, which Pittsburgh converted into a TD. However, Baltimore stormed back to force overtime and stole their first win from Pittsburgh with a game-winner. My friend Patrick and I had a bet, if the Ravens won, he would wear my Ravens Santa Hat. If Pittsburgh win, I would have to wear his Steelers flag the next day. Patrick trash-talked me, but the joke was on him, as Baltimore nipped Pittsburgh with an overtime field goal. If you end strong, all the bullshit that happened during the day, battle, or game doesn’t matter anymore.

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Another friend and I were discussing how would one prefer, a good day that ends shitty or a fucked up day ending on a fuckin’ awesome note!! I prefer the latter, because I have something to carry into the next day and that is the most recent memory and the strongest. One Thursday, I had a rough start with a flat tire and I was a little late and was not myself in my first class. The day turned when, I found out I aced my midterm with a 98% and I watched a great Thursday Night game with Terry calling an awesome game!!! Then, I had a great Friday and the next week ended great for me and my friend Erica visited me. One moment can really turn things around. So let’s end strong so we can have the holidays on a great start! Happy Holidays everyone and before I go, I’ll leave on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YaaZZN9VYs.

Let’s end on a high note.

Cheers,

Peekay

 

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Thankfulness Is In the Air

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving, as we are on the south side of it now, as it’s Black Friday. I want to talk about my Thanksgiving and then some thoughts about Black Friday. I got to tell you that Thanksgiving 2015 was one of the best ones ever. First, I got to have family and friends together and we could joke and talk about many positives. Additionally, I realized how great I have it living in freedom, living a life where I can chase my dreams, have a roof over my head, great family and friends I can count on, and I have all the necessities I need and more. We joked, played video games, and watched football. Last, but not least my man Ed Hochuli was officiating today. Ed great job and I am thankful that with all the officiating issues today, you keep your optimum officiating up! All my favorite things all in one day!!!! Also we shared what we were thankful for and how great we have it. When you focus on the positives, the atmosphere becomes more positive and tension is diffused. So instead of stress about the negatives, we put that aside and enjoyed our company with great food cooked by my folks.

After Thanksgiving, chaos resumes with Black Friday and Holiday pressure. I know lots of people shop and that’s cool, but isn’t it a little too soon to shop after being thankful for everything you have. I’m not saying don’t shop, because we deserve great things, but I’m saying don’t act all crazy when you don’t get the deal. Instead of shopping and mixing in with the masses, I suggest that you go out and enjoy nature. Today, I did my homework to chase my dreams and then hiked 5 miles today at Lake Needwood and ran into an old high school buddy, Paul. Best of luck to ya man! In my hike, I could feel Thanksgiving continue and think about how I am going to successfully navigate the end of semester craze that awaits me when I return to St. Mary’s Sunday. Also I thought about the holidays and the unnecessary hatred and animosity that I see. Enjoy yourself and spread your responsibilities out and allow yourself some free time so you can recharge.

 

Good luck on your projects and finals, before the holidays and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Cheers,

Peekay

 

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North Side of Thanksgiving

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Thanksgiving is in about 10 days and I have been thinking about how many great things are out there and how we can’t let things happening around us kick us down. On the North Side of Thanksgiving, there is too much ungratefulness and I want this or gossips instead of thankful for the great things in my life or I am happy to be alive. Many people complain that this small inconvenience happened or some celebrity/NFL just ruined their day, because the Ravens lost. I love me some NFL just as much or hell even more than the next man or woman or person, but it has no impact on my life, because I have goals and a life to live. Many people ask me “Peekay how don’t you let shit surrounding you impact you?” Well I’m so glad you asked.

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I don’t get why people listen to the negatives or want to obsess over people’s problems. They don’t affect you and you are distracting yourself from what really matters and you are spreading stress and negatives trying to bring others down. You create this vicious cycle of negatives and you distract yourself from the great things in life. Instead, why don’t you not let the flood in, but instead feed off your positive energy and swim away from this negative energy and focus on bettering yourself and having it spread to others. The holidays shouldn’t be about gossip, but rather about being thankful for the positives and trying to empower others through positive thoughts. I donate to Red Cross or I give gifts to my teachers/professors who work so hard. And I tell my friends that I am thankful for them and I cheer them on! Furthermore, I randomly hold the door or give out cookies to people and cheerful energy empowers me!!! So I enter Thanksgiving with a strong start and speed so that I can spread the cheer around. So after the holiday is over, the feeling still sticks around and I don’t get swept up in the stress of holidays and instead enjoy it.

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Additionally, I surround myself with people who are positive and don’t spread gossip or complain. But I want to make something clear that venting to your friends is fine or yelling at the TV is fine. But don’t turn that crap into an excuse for something. Instead find a way to address the issue or avoid the issue if you can’t or better yet don’t make it a big deal. For example, I completely shanked DiffEq and I vented about it to a friend and in that I found a solution so I got a B+ when I retook the class with the same teacher and felt better. Instead of making an excuse and never getting better, I turned that into motivation and got that monkey off my back and kept going with my life. So let’s push forward or you stay with the negatives or hell. Keep going towards the light and you will get there if you really want it. Enjoy the rest of the north side of Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

Peekay

 

 

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Stop Negative Self-Talk and Facebook Detox

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. I have been thinking about how people say negative things to themselves and I’m saying c’mon, no wonder you aren’t getting where you want to go in life!!! It pisses me off to no fuckin’ end all the negatives people talk about. What the fuck people? No wonder you are not enjoying your life. I have a crazy idea, why don’t we discuss what’s great out there and enjoy what you have. There are whole lot worse things going on in the world than the awkward moment in history class, the lost pencil down here, the loud music downstairs, Paris Hilton’s life choices (I’m going out on a limb and say they doesn’t fuckin’ effect any of you), and the coffee spill in the Pittsburgh bench!!! People there is a whole lot worse out there, such as legitimate suffering such as starving, danger, and horrors that I don’t . Be happy you got great friends, you have what you got!!! And by all means, keep fighting for what you want. You earn what you get. So if you want that extra T-shirt, TV, start budgeting, and start working towards it!!!! Or a promotion, that diploma, or insert something positive, work for it!!! So let’s not blow what happens out of proportion. Let’s focus on that.

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So people tell me, Peekay, I really do not deserve this, so why trying? THAT IS GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKIN’ BULLSHIT!!!! You aren’t changing anything by complaining and you’re relinquishing control and a chance to be who you want to be. And people say, Peekay that’s all that happens from I hear. Well about time we switch the news and who you talk to. If people just want to bring others down and they refuse to change, its time to move on from those people. Wish them well sincerely and say look it’s time to take control of my life and move on. And with the news so negative, turn off the news channel and switch it to a more positive tone. Read some positives online, there are plenty trust me, talk to people who cheer you on, and create a plan to succeed and do the best you can and account for obstacles along the way. With positive thoughts, you will see the great and fight towards it and not let your negatives keep it down. Another way is to take a break from Facebook. We can post all these great things, but there is so much people expect to post and comment on and you are literally flooded with thoughts, which a fair amount is negatives. So every now and then, I deactivate my FB to focus on the positives and not hear about breakfast status and all these trivial mistakes of too much work. Instead, I focus on bettering myself and just not let things around me effect my goals. I believe that the best gift life has to offer is to really be your true self. Honestly, people only post negative shit. C’MON PEOPLE!

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With the news sources cut off, just focus on your goals. Just tell yourself what you did was a mistake and you will improve and you want is possible if you put your mind to it. That way we focus on a solution instead of the problem and how that sucks and we complain and let the situation eat us alive. Also you can be the best person you can be and keep things in perspectives. My car had to be repaired and I did not let that inconvenience hold me back from scoring a 98% on my Language Acquisition Exam!!! I told myself the test is what matters at the moment and wrote all my distractions away and filed them away and meditated so my mind is focus on my exam.

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Cheers,

Peekay Serendipitous Than

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Awesome and Fight in Everyone

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Well, I have been thinking about how many great things are out there and if you keep your head up and keep things positive, then great things will happen to you. Well today, I had to drop my car off at the Chrysler dealership due to the engine making weird noises. I took the bus back to campus and I made several new friends on the bus. I got insight into the culture of Lexington Park and how communities work. I learned their life stories and learned mistakes that they made, so I can avoid them in the future. Also, I realized how good I have it and how I will not complain about my life and my problems. Instead, I will solve my problems and continue to fight. The best gift that life has to offer is a chance for personal growth and really be your true self. Also being positive empowers you to overcome your situation or use it to your advantage. So keep on going and fighting!!!! If you really want something or accomplish a true goal, you will fight until the end!!!

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My Ravens have been in a rut this year, as we are only 1-4. However, what I like about my team is we have motivation and fight. You go John and keep that great coaching up!!!! There is lots of disappointment here in the Castle, however they are fighting and the environment is still fighting. I don’t care if my Ravens don’t make the playoffs, I will stick by them. The thing I like about John, he’s not afraid to do something crazy to get the team going. Just like fake punts, going for it on fourth down, and staying aggressive. I know John will turn this team around. It may not be this year, but most definitely next year!!! John has too much fight in us, for my Ravens to throw into the towel. I don’t know where we’ll finish, but we’re not going down without a fight!!! Joe keep improving, same to you offensive line, defense clamp down on the receivers and rush the quarterback. Get some sacks man!!!! I know we haven’t been playing like Ravens, let’s do that!!! Let’s get back to our running and defense and Joe play like the great QB you are!!!! Also Marc I want some success while you’re here, so you can get some awards prior to your retirement. Your story inspires me man!!!!

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Cheers,

Peekay

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