Steve Job Quotes

Steve Jobs was a insanely creative and innovative guy. He was also a guy who faced a lot of failure in his life. He was a college drop out who was at rock bottom but who found a way to get back to the top and take classes that he was genuinely interested in. Then once he had that company, he ended up getting fired from the company that he helped create. Then his work began with Pixar and he found his way back to Apple. He had a complicated journey to the top and even though he died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, he still was a success story. Years before his death, he gave a commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University. I’m going to list several important Steve Jobs quotes and most of them come from that speech.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.”
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
“Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.”  
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”

End Of The Month & Introducing March

The month has been all about love and the different types that we find. I didn’t get too personal here but I hope that my recommendations are helpful to you! I’ll talk more about March and what all to expect tomorrow. But I just wanted to share some of my ideas here now. March has a whole week of spring break which I’ll talk about a lot in my posts. The main theme is just going to be education. Some important things to learn, guides, lists, all that sort of stuff. There will also be a lot of recommendations that I find helpful and hopefully you will enjoy.

Best Modern Love Columns

The New York Time’s Modern Love Column is one of my absolute favorites. It tells a variety of different stories depending on the column that particular day. Some of them are sad stories about married and single life. Some are happy stories that feel you with some type of joy. These are my personal favorite ones that are a mixture of the two.

1. Sometimes, It’s Not You

This is an interesting piece about being a 30-year-old unmarried woman who really wants to be married. She confesses that she’s not denying marriage for any particular reason. Instead, she craves this and dreams of it really happening. “What’s wrong with me? Plenty. But that was never the point.” This ending statement is really beautiful and charming.  I love this so much.

2. The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap 

An endearing tale about finding love later on in life. It’s neither of their first marriages but they find comfort and love with one another which is all that you can hope for.

3. How I Got to Here

This story is so beautifully written that you can’t help but fall in love with it. You can feel how honest and raw the story is. It’s about a divorced woman who has kids and her adventures in dating one particular lifelong bachelor. It has a few twists which make it unique and keep you holding on until the last word.

4. Age Is No Obstacle to Love, or Adventure

Another tale about being older and finding love. I like this one as well because of how personal it is. It’s a new personal experience told from their own point of view. I really enjoy this one.

5. Good Enough? That’s Great 

This is a more unique one since it’s not one personal love story as usual. Instead, it’s from the point of view of Modern Love’s editor Daniel Jones. He talks about how the two questions asked by all the readers that submit a story into Modern Love is either “How do I find love?” or “How do I get it back?” He explores these two and also reveals more about the particular stories told and the answers received by them.

6. A Life Plan For Two, Followed By One

This story is such a charming look at the crushes that we have. I love her writing style and just the general way she tells this story. This was the first Modern Love article I ever read and it’s safe to say it got me hooked!

Call For Submissions

Hey lovely people!
Thank you for reading my blog. Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, I hope you enjoy what I have to say here. My mission is simply to share my love and passion for pop culture, movies, music, and books with anyone who will read it. I’m looking for submissions for the month of March. The theme is going to be loss including: loss of loved one, pet, friends, self, and whatever else you can come up with! I decided to make this my theme because recently, my grandpa passed away. He was the nicest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to have in my life at all. I’m going to continue missing him and I felt like I should write about this experience and share books, movies, and TV shows I love that explores the different kinds of loss. I want to hear your stories about loss because I’m just one person and so it’ll become repetitive if I keep sharing my own wrestle with loss. It would mean the world to me if you emailed your stories about loss. If you’d rather not send anything personal that’s okay, I’ll take any pop culture recommendations on the topic or whatever else you can come up with! There’s no particular guidelines or word count, just send me anything and everything. Send ideas or completed stories to geigergirl96@gmail.com
Thank you so much!
Rachel

Do I Have The Power to Change The World?

From an early age, many of us are told from an early age that we have the power to change the world. The encouragement and support is nice to hear that someone believes in us. But it’s also a lot of pressure. I mean, what does it even mean to change the world? What does it involve? Is there a limit to age or anything else?

Every person defines what it means to change the world differently than the next person. I think it’s pretty clear that there’s no limit to how old or young you are, you can change the world. You have the power to change the world, that’s obvious to say the least. It’s always inspiring to me whenever people who are very young, even younger than me do something incredible. Girls like Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head when she was just 15 years old. Yousafzai’s father runs the school for girls and supports his daughters passion. Even after her assassination attempt, she hasn’t stopped fighting for girls. She even became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner which is pretty impressive.

This story of one teenage girl fighting for what she believes in makes me further believe that all things are possible. Anybody can make an impact however they chose if they care about something enough. Our passions are enough to change the current state of the world. How many times have you been told that if you don’t like something, change it? That is absolutely true and it’s important to do.

Malala is just one of many smart and inspiring teens who have a dream and go after it. They don’t let anything stop them and that’s what helps them change the world. It can be a lot of pressure to put on yourself in terms of making the world a better place. You can get caught up in being so set on making a difference. On not just standing by and actually getting involved and doing something. It can be easy to get into the habit of feeling stuck, like you can’t make a difference. The point is, don’t put pressure on yourself. Use your influence and you’re voice in order to do what you’re passionate about.

High School Graduation Songs

Graduating from high school is one of the first of many big changes in any teenagers life. These songs capture the classic, cheesy, and pure sentiment of a high school graduation. This is more or less a list since no explanation is really needed for each of these.

1. Time Of Your Life by Green Day

2. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

3. Time by Pink Floyd

4. Seasons of Love from Rent

5. In My Life by The Beatles

6. I’ll Be There by Jackson 5

7. Graduation Song by Vitamin C

8. My Generation by The Who

9. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band

10. For Good from Wicked

11. This is Your Life by Switchfoot

12. We Are The Champions by Queen

13. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

14. Shake It Out by Florence and The Machine

15. I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts

Famous People Who Changed Failure Into Success

No one has it easy in life. Even these extremely successful people faced their fair share of setbacks. Being rejected and having negative things happen to them is partly what allowed them to succeed.

1. JK Rowling

Rowling faced hardship after hardship in her life. She was a single mother living in London, just scraping by to make ends meet to provide for herself and her daughter. Rowling ended up writing the first Harry Potter novel in Starbucks. After being rejected by publisher after publisher, a small London publishing company finally accepted it after his young daughter begged him to. It’s a good thing that he did considering the tremendous success Harry Potter has over the years.

2. Steve Jobs

The co-founder of Apple was fired from the company he helped create. Besides that, he was also a college dropout. The cool that happened after he dropped out was that he started taking calligraphy classes he wouldn’t have otherwise taken. What he learned from those classes came to play when he designed the calligraphy on the Macintosh computers. During him time off from Apple, he founded next which made Toy Story and later became Pixar. He then got his job back at Apple and became CEO until his death.

3. Joan Rivers

This female comedian was constantly questioned due to the fact she was a woman. She also faced serious loss after her husband committed suicide unexpectedly. Rivers was then left a single mom forced to provide for herself and her daughter. She then became one of the most innovative comedians who paved the way for other women in the comedy word.

4. Stephen King

The famous horror writer was working as a high school janitor when he was inspired to write Carrie. He then faced repeated rejection and threw the manuscript away. His wife fished it out of the trash and encouraged him not to quit.

5. Maya Angelou

Angelou had a rough childhood filled with unimaginable circumstances and was raped by her mom’s boyfriend. Writing about her childhood and where she came from benefited her work. She’s most known for the successful story of her life, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.”

Why My Love For Pop Culture Will Never Change

The books, movies, music, TV, and sports that I like has changed tremendously over the years. I like to think that my personal tastes regarding pop culture has gotten a lot better, but I’m sure I’ll be saying the same exact thing when I look back in five years on the things I like now. While what I taste has changed, the fact that I love these things is the one constant. My love for pop culture and sports will never change.

The same could be said for many others as well. As some people get older, they find that they may not listen to music as much as they once did. Pop culture becomes less of a crutch for some people. I can’t predict the future, but I highly doubt that my love for pop culture will ever go away. It’s been something that I’ve been able to turn to when I didn’t really have anything or anyone else. People have let me down in the past and pop culture hasn’t. It might sound sad that I’ve found such happiness from pop culture since it’s not a tangible thing or a physical live friend, but it’s still a comfort for me.

Maybe I won’t depend on it as much as I did during high school. I’ve already been busier than I was back then. However, I can’t see that I’ll ever fully let go of that part of my life considering what a major role it’s played for me.

In short, a lot of things change in life. Friends change, people change, what we love changes, and who we are as a person changes on a daily basis. But my love for pop culture and the happiness that it’s provided for me is one thing I know won’t go away. It’s a faithful friend that I love learning more and more about.

How to Say Goodbye

I thought I’d do something new. I haven’t written any fiction on my blog because it’s more pop culture related than creative writing. I thought I’d at least try it out in order to mix it up a little bit. I’ve been writing pretty much the same thing because I’m not sure what else to say in relation to my theme. Writing a fictional story about change seems like a good idea and I might try to do at least one a month, maybe more in the coming months! Hope you enjoy the story.

I’ve lived in the same bright blue picket fence house in the small state of Connecticut all my life. My neighbor Maddie has been my best friend since I was old enough to talk. Our moms have been best friends since my mom moved in two years after Maddie’s mom. Her mom came over to welcome my parents to the neighborhood and they became instant friends. Maddie and I went to the same school. We’ve been in the same classes all of our lives. That all changed when my parents took me aside one day when Maddie and I were working on homework in my room and told me we had to move to California.

My dad is a filmmaker. He’s been making low budget documentaries since I was a little girl. After a visit with a fellow filmmaker, my dad felt like his best chance to make quality movies was heading for California. My mom makes her own jewelry and collects vintage clothes along with some other vintage items she loves. She also visited California with my dad when the two had their sets sights on a house. My mom had never been to Los Angeles before so she hunted out some vintage stores to look at. Much to her surprise, the city and some smaller surrounding cities were vintage goldmines. They visited the local school and reported back to me that I would just love it. How can I love something that I’ve never seen before? I’m used to my high school and I have no interest in going anywhere else. I tried to talk my parents into letting me finish my last two years of high school here but they said a change of scenery would be good for me.

I’m sixteen years old. I’m old enough to know what’s good for me and what’s not. Maddie’s family offered to take me in but my parents said that part of me growing up is adjusting. I’m the one who has to say goodbye to the town I was born and raised in.

My parents gave me the news in May which left me three months before I had to move. Saying goodbye is never easy. I know now that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I didn’t have a choice in the matter and I think that’s the hardest pill to swallow. Maddie’s whole family came over the morning we officially left to say our final goodbyes. Maddie and I were both only children so it was like she was my only sister. She was having a hard time letting me go, crying incessantly and refusing to let go of me as I tried to load my stuff into the U-Haul.

“Lissie, please don’t go,” she kept crying and repeating over and over.

My real name is Annalisa but Maddie has called me that since we were babies. I was lucky to live next door to Maddie for sixteen years. Even though I no longer have it, I just have to keep in that in mind.

“We’ll always be best friends Maddie. You don’t have to worry about that,” I told her as we both hugged each other with tears streaming down our faces. We knew that things would be different with me halfway across the world but someday, if our friendship really means something, we’ll still be close friends. That was the day I learned how you say goodbye.

Quotes About Change

Here are some of my favorite quotes about change.

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” – The Catcher in the Rye

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” – Andy Warhol
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”  – Anatole France
“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.” – Joan Didion
 “A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.” – Albert Einstein
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” – Anthony Robbins
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin