Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Letter To The Last Person You Kissed

I took a shot, and it paid off. That seems to be a a recurring theme between us. I could probably name a couple other times when I would just take a chance, and it all worked out, in some sense or another.

Although, back then, I would say I hated how the times when things did not work out, in hindsight, I would say there is some benefit. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for that.

Now things are working out again, and I hope it stays that way. Cause you're an amazing girl who is making me happy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Letter To Someone You Want To Give A Second Chance To

You seriously messed up. Why else would you be in need of a second chance?

So in some way, you hurt me with whatever it is you did. Why should I open myself up to the possibility of letting it happen again?

That's the thing, I tend to be a trusting guy. Therefore I'm gonna give you a second chance. I'm gonna let you in, and all I ask is that I you don't hurt me. Is that too much to ask?

Well truth is, if I give you a second chance, and you mess it up, I'll probably give you one after another. Maybe I'm a sucker for punishment, but no matter how much those emotional bruises might hurt, I'm gonna keep going. My life will go on, and I'll come out if just a little more stronger, and one day I will get tired of you taking advantage of kindness. And then, that is when you'll run out of second chances.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Letter To Someone You Judged By Their First Impression

While introducing myself I offer my hand to you to shake. That initial moment is when I start to figure out whether I like you or not. One's handshake offers little into what type of person you are. Maybe it might say that your strong grip relates to you having a dominating personality, but it could easily mean that you were raised to shake hands when meeting someone. 

From then on, your mannerisms, how you convey what you choose to say, or lack of what you say builds my first impression of you. Whenever our first encounter, I come out with an initial judgement of whether or not I like you.

But the thing is, just because I judged you by my first impression, doesn't mean that it remains permanent. Unless, you entirely rub me the wrong way, I would be more than willing to have more encounters with you. Rather that first impression will slightly dictate how I might act around you initially  it would still be possible for me to be a welcoming individual.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Letter To The One That Broke Your Heart The Hardest

What haven't I already told you about what you did? About how when you make a promise, it isn't supposed to be something you have any right to disregard when it is easier for you that way.

It could have been so easy for me to close myself off after that. To just shrink into my shell, and put on a mask. But no, that is not who I am. Giving up is not something I do. I'm gonna keep living life and put myself out there.

Cause thing is, that girl who is meant for me, is gonna be worth the risk of putting myself out there. Sometimes we have to take some bruises and scratches as price for what we truly deserve.

What you did hurt, but I'm stronger for it. And I'm not gonna let myself be afraid. Just gonna stand back up and dust myself off.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Letter To Someone That Pesters Your Mind—Good Or Bad

Sometimes the day calls for a silly debate. One that has no purpose but rather to make us smile and sharpen our wits. Every time we meet, on our so called battlefield, I always leave in a good mood.

And that is why, in a good way you pester my mind. Each time requiring me to rack my head for a clever response, to top yours.

So that is why you are a good boss, and why I look forward to working during my breaks from school. And why I love my job.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Letter To The Person That You Wish You Could Be

You give it all you've got in everything you do. You stand by the phrase, "Work Hard, Play Hard." That is what makes you the great person you are.

You workout consistently, each session, pushing yourself to your limits. You do your best academically, each assignment, each test, done so well, every grade is earned. Whenever you play a sport, you try harder than you could think possible. Any debate, you stand by your beliefs.

You are an inspiration. You are a model of pure effort. You are what I want to be.

But truth is, I am happy with who I am right now. Yes, there is nothing wrong with improvement, but if I were to stay this way, I would still be happy with myself. 


Friday, February 22, 2013

A Letter To Someone From Your Childhood

You were my first real best friend. That was quite a while ago. You were always the person that I would play with at recess. And at the time, I suppose that was why you were my best friend.

I don't really know how it all happened. All I can remember is that we were part of the same speech therapy group, on top of being in the same class. Maybe that was where it started. We had something in common, something only a few others were present for. But no matter what it was a good friendship.

Also, you introduced me to peanut butter and cheese sandwiches. I don't know where you got that idea, but it was a good one, and I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Letter To Someone Who Is Not In Your State/Country

You live across the country and that is alright. It might not be the best situation, but only temporary.

We have lived our lives with little control over the people that come and go. But this time you have the ability to not have to deal with making new friends all over again. I know how that much that sucks, and I don't want you to have to do that on my behalf. No matter how much I want you here, I don't think I have the right to ask.

That's the beauty of things like video phone calls. So, we can get the next best thing to actually talking face to face.

And we'll make due, cause you know what, you're amazing, and totally worth the wait.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Letter To The Person You Miss The Most

You were a total dork. I suppose that would explain why I liked you so much. You had your weird tendencies. What kind of dog would run away at the possibility of a walk. You even tore some of my favorite shirts when we first met. But that was alright with me. You were just so cute.

Whenever I'd stop petting you, you would look at me with a sad face and place your paw on my hand. You were too big for a lap dog, but that wouldn't keep you from trying to sit in my lap whenever I was on the computer. I would have to fight you for the ball so we could play catch. And that blanket. You always liked that blanket, wouldn't go to sleep without it.

Rocky, I miss you. You were such a great dog, I was lucky to have you in my life.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Letter To Someone You’ve Drifted Away From

Distance has a way of making friendships fade. Yeah, in this modern world it is easy enough to constantly talk through electronic means, but it still isn't the same. Real life can get in the way, and people start to change, and friends start to drift. That is just the way of the world.

That's not to say the friendship is gone, but rather that the dynamic has changed. If we were to ever run into each other, I'm sure we'd be able to start a conversation as easy as ever, but truth is, we both would know, things would be entirely different. Cause hey, we have our own lives now.

So just know this, I look forward to the next time we run into each other. It really is always nice to catch up.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Letter To Someone You Wish Could Forgive You

I can't stand the idea of hurting someone who doesn't deserve it. I try to be a good guy, one who does the right thing, all the while trying to make other people happy, especially those who mean a lot to me.

I might not remember what I did wrong, but I want to make it right. Just tell me what it is, and maybe even what I could do to fix it. I don't want any bad blood between us.

Is that too much to ask? To make amends for my past transgressions? I hope not.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Letter To The Person You Hate Most/Caused You A Lot Of Pain

You aren't a person. Rather you are a concept. Having a parent in the military is never an easy fact to deal with. When they get deployed, life just sometimes get hard.

But that's not why you cause me pain.

Having to live in several different places is what hurts. Having to change schools, and not really feeling like you have a true home. Well that hurts sometimes, a lot.

But I don't hate you, but I'd rather like to thank you. I never would have the chance to experience what I have in my life if it wasn't for you, nor would I have met the people that I have met. I am who I am today because of what you have done for me. So for that, thank you "moving."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Letter To A Deceased Person You Wish You Could Talk To

Vibrant speakers. I just can't get enough of that. There are people out there that once I start listening to them, I don't want them to stop.

But I never really have the chance to talk to these people. I feel that if given the chance, a conversation would be great. Maybe one day I will have the opportunity, but sadly, not everyone gets to stay around long enough. 

I've heard your Carnegie Mellon Last Lecture several times over the years. It was an exception to the standard. You weren't retiring from a full career of education. You were gonna die of pancreatic cancer.

This upbeat lecture, on achieving one's childhood dreams. That's the lecture you gave. Just, wow. I don't know how you could do that. But you did. And if I could, I would like to talk to you, Randy Pausch.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Letter To Someone You Don’t Talk To As Much As You’d Like To

In this day and age, it is easier than ever to get in contact with whoever you might want to talk to. Whether by text, email, IM, or video messaging, few people you know could truly be out of reach.

So if I really wanted to talk to you more, I wouldn't have any excuse. Which is why you don't exist, for those that I allow to stay in my life, are those that I want there. Cause if not, I won't waste any more time than I have to.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Letter To Someone You Wish You Could Meet

I have decided that rather than just meet one of you two, that I would much rather meet both of you. Either together or separately, meeting both of you would be an awesome encounter.

I have heard both of you talk about matters that are important to you. You're both famous on YouTube, even creating a community of people that represent and build upon what you two believed at its inception.

Ever since I picked up your first book, I have read every one you have written, and look forward to every future piece you create. And the fact that some of your work has been optioned for movies, I also look forward to watching your work come to life on the big screen.

And your music, so clever. You are what it means to become a musician on YouTube. To create your own original music and put it out there. You do it because you love to do it, and it shows on every song.

Right now, I am an outsider looking in. And I like what I see. One day I'm gonna brave the deep blue and make my way inside your community, and I know its gonna be a great day.

DFTBA John and Hank Green, see you, well hopefully someday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Letter To Your Favorite Internet Friend

I first started blogging almost three years ago. And since then I've had the occasional interaction with fellow bloggers. Therefore it is pretty obvious why my favorite internet friends would be in fact, bloggers.

I follow the blogs that I follow for a reason. I enjoy reading all of them, and it is always a sad day when a fellow blogger starts to fall away from posting regularly. But there have been some that while may get busy with life, but find the time to at least do an occasional catch up post, which always is an enjoyable read.

But I don't have one favorite internet friend, but rather two. You've both have been the two bloggers I interact with the most, and your posts are some of my most favorite to read. And whenever either of you comment, on one of my posts, I know it is always gonna be something good.

Thanks for the time you've put into blogging, Ada and Jillian.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Letter To Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush

You hurt me. You betrayed me.  You ripped my heart out.

Know this, at the end of the day, it will be your loss.

I'm off to do some amazing things with my life. I'm going to travel the world, visiting places I have and haven't been to yet.  I know I'm gonna see things that I'll remember till the day I die, and pictures to show others. I'm on my way to an interesting journey.

But you won't be along for the ride. At one point I thought you were the right person to bring along, but you proved how wrong I was. I am glad though that I found out sooner than later.

I'm gonna bring along a gal who deserves it more, who would appreciate it more, and be willing to deal with the hardships the lifestyle will bring, because it will be worth it for the good times.

When people talk about their exes, they say the next girl is gonna be better. I can't say that, how can you measure apples to oranges. But I can say one thing, I love some fruits way more than I could of others.

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Letter To A Stranger

I don't know you. And you don't know me. That is the reason why our relationship is defined the way it is. I don't even have a clue as to what your name is. All I know about you in this brief moment that you have my focus is what you're wearing, and how you're acting.

They say don't judge a book by its cover. Why would I not come to some conclusion by how you appear to me? There wouldn't be any sort of stereotypes if they weren't based in truth. The fact that you might be wearing pajamas out in public says that you're more concerned with self comfort than presenting a good image. What other justifications could you have for being dressed that way?

What about the time you crossed the street? All by yourself. Everyone else was gonna let the car go. It was waiting there for plenty long, and more cars waiting behind it. But there was you, on your cell phone, who stepped onto the street. What if the driver didn't see you? You would have been a part of the pavement.

Moments like those are why I don't want to get to know you. Why I want our relationship to stay the way it is already.

So I just move on, nothing changes, and the world keeps turning. Who even knows if I'll see you again, and if I do, would I even remember. Cause you are a stranger, what would I remember about you?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Letter To Your Dreams

You are far and few between. Maybe you're not, but I rarely remember when you visit. And when you do, you don't really make sense.

The times when I'm confronted, I never seem to act, I freeze up, despite the fact that I feel confident in being able to fight off whatever faces me. 

The one exception though, that one scared me. Why was I in a gas station? But there were those guys who were armed, one of which had a hostage. I just had to stop them, dream or no dream, one must must not stay apathetic to the plight of others. 

I made a silly mistake, why would I try to jump over a table onto a guy who had a gun.It left me wide open. And I woke up immediately afterwards. That's something that has never happened  before. Was I shot? That is why it scares me, I've never died in a dream. Was that it? Like I said, I don't understand.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Letter To Your Sibling

You are an asshole. Yes, that is something I believe to be true about you. You never seem to care about what I want. And even when circumstances call it unfair, you will still take the unfair route. I really get sick and tired of the way you treat me whenever I am home. And whatever little excitement I might ever have of getting to go home and see you, it quickly dissipates when i re-realize that you're an asshole.

Regardless, I do find myself proud of the route you eventually took. You decided to enlist after college didn't work out, and I find myself in a reverent state in regards to the men and women in uniform. Hopefully you will live up to the good name of the uniform, and be the type of sailor I hope to lead one day.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Letter To Your Parents

Almost twenty years ago, I was born. That was all you two. And for those several years I was unable of taking care of myself,  you two kept me alive.

I want to say thank you. Thank you for putting up with me. Thank you for supporting me. There is so much to thank you for that I can't really put into words, nor truly show you my gratitude. 

The best I can do is to try to make you proud. In everything I do, I try to give my best to show you that you raised a good son who does his best. So when the naysayers try to get me down, I'm gonna keep my head up. I'm gonna barrel through this curriculum, to get my degree no matter how hard it gets. I'm not gonna quit, I'm not gonna give up. Because not only would I fail myself, I would be failing you. You didn't raise someone who would give up when it gets tough, you raised a kid who is gonna make it through.

I'm on the road to do something amazing with my life, and I never would have made it to where I am without you. So thank you, so very much. Although I don't show it very much, I love you mom and dad.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Letter To Your Crush

I've known you for quite some time, but that is another story. This story mostly started when we began to talk constantly during the summer. We were limited to just facebook, but I at least had my phone, and we would talk for hours on end. And then when you finally got a cellphone, and the conversation pretty much never stopped.

You're honestly, very wonderful to talk to, and I was and would still be content just having you as a best friend that I could talk to anytime. Something about your attitude, your sweetness, how dorky you can be just makes talking to you some of the best part of my days. How could I not start to crush on you. 

The feeling just kept getting stronger. I would be talking to you, and you would make a clever remark, and I would be just all giddy inside. I was happy all the time, life was going well.

The letters, oh the letters. How I do enjoy the letters. I don't receive mail other than from you, and seeing that someone cares about me enough to go classical with messages, truly awesome. I wish I was better about writing back, but at least I am semi capable at drawing, and using those postcards. They are very fun to create.

We were able to swing you visiting before you headed back to school, and I was ecstatic. I was gonna see one of my best friends that I haven't seen in like four years. And things went better than I could have imagined.

See, I really like you, and I keep falling harder and harder for you. I look forward to seeing what the future entails for us, and I really hope it continues on the path that it is going. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Letter To Your Best Friend

You and I both know that are friendship has always been based on weirdness. We first met in English class sophomore year, and those pre-class talks with the teacher were always interesting. I must say, younger teachers are usually pretty interesting to talk to, since they're still in that sort of college mindset.

Then there was junior year, another English class. AP English, we were part of the first year that class was available at our school. There was no set curriculum, and its amazing what you can get away with when your teacher is not sure of what they are doing. And we really pushed the limits, and still came out of that class with decent grades, usable AP scores, and a very interesting video. But most importantly, that video, that is what made our friendship go to the next level.

Of course we would end up wanting to go to the same college. That was just a natural selection for both of us, and it totally worked out. We would hang out pretty much every weekend, and even for certain classes prepare for tests together. And considering how smart you are, you would always do better than me on those tests. But you had a simple problem. You never did your homework, you would just sit around your room wasting time. Your GPA suffered and after another semester of that, the school put you on academic probation.

Hanging out with you is fun, but we never really do much. Just chilling in your room playing video games just can not cut it anymore. This semester I am gonna try to get out more, and do more things. So next year, the dynamic will not be the same. Hopefully you will be on board with it, cause this is college and staying in on the weekends is just isn't what it is all about.

So hopefully you will at least find a job, that you aren't that picky about, and save up some money cause you might be needing it. And get your act together, at the bare minimum you need to go to class and turn in your work, cause college would be a waste if you simply fail out.

Set V

It has been a while since the last time I posted. And I did think from there that I would be able to post continuously, but I really do find it hard to come up with topics to post about. On top of all that, my academics just consume my energy to do much of what I enjoy, but if I want to do something about it, I've got to get up and go.

I have been looking into plenty of motivational videos lately, and they really make me want to do something, and stop being lazy. That little kid, that darn little kid, is motivational, very much so to me.

Challenges, now those make this whole thing easier, while still allowing me to really enjoy blogging. I searched for something that I would like to try, and the first was the Blogging from A to Z Challenge but that is not till April. But before I do that I need to prove that I can blog consistently and on a daily basis. So first I need to start somewhere. Taken from another site, Colorfulistic, I chose the set that I would most like to start off with, that I felt would allow for me to show both a silly, and a serious side of me, among others. I will try to make this daily, but for now I will at least try my best to do one every couple of days.

Now, away from all the rambling, here is the list:

Set V: A Letter to…
-Your Best Friend
-Your Crush
-Your parents
-Your sibling (or closest relative)
-Your dreams
-A stranger
-Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush
-Your favorite internet friend
-Someone you wish you could meet
-Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
-A Deceased person you wish you could talk to
-The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
-Someone you wish could forgive you
-Someone you’ve drifted away from
-The person you miss the most
-Someone that’s not in your state/country
-Someone from your childhood
-The person that you wish you could be
-Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
-The one that broke your heart the hardest
-Someone you judged by their first impression
-Someone you want to give a second chance to
-The last person you kissed
-The person that gave you your favorite memory
-The person you know that is going through the worst of times
-The last person you made a pinky promise to
-The friendliest person you knew for only one day
-Someone that changed your life
-The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to
-Your reflection in the mirror