Random Sunday: Finding Someone to Love

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For the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with unrequited love. After realizing that this guy is a loser (per my parents and best friend) and that I need to stop being attracted to these types of men, I’m SLOWLY getting over him. I can’t settle for someone like him. (Plus, he likes someone else).

My mom told me this last night:
“One day you’re gonna meet a guy who likes you for you. You’re such a good person and someone is gonna see that.”

Of course, I responded with, “When is that gonna happen?” but I KNOW it’s gonna happen. I think I typed about this before, but after every false start and rejection, deep down I’ve never lost hope that I would find someone. To this day I still haven’t lost that positive affirmation. Sure, if the guy I like is interested in someone else I wonder why, but I don’t beat myself up over it. It’s reality, and I can’t control how other people feel and act. All I can control is myself and how I react to this situation. And I’m turning this into a positive. And working on myself.

How do you deal with rejection? Let me know in the comments!

Hard Work and Sushi

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(Doesn’t that picture look so good??)

I just finished watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary about revered sushi chef Jiro Ono. The film is beautiful, showing the different sushi and the dedication that goes into making them at Ono’s Michelin three-star restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. It also highlights the work ethic of a man who is constantly improving his craft.

I’s inspiring.

Ono gives little nuggets of wisdom that made me think about my own work habits. I consider myself to be a good worker (hard worker when it’s called for haha). I can be lazy. I make excuses. But eventually something in my brain clicks and makes me work, and usually that something isn’t a good thing: I remember my senior year of high school I hated PE and peer education, but only after receiving D’s in my third quarter did I shape up. Funny, because Ono talks about his school days and how he was a bad kid. Well, he changed his life around completely. Live and learn, I say.

One quote that really struck me is the following:

“Once you decide on your occupation, you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success and is the key to being regarded honorably.” – Jiro Ono

While complaining is normal, Ono is right about finding something that you’re passionate about and working at it every day. If you’re not in love with your work, you’re not going to immerse yourself in it. His passion shows. It’s cute when he says that he loves making sushi. It’s even cuter when he says that he dreams of it! If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

My work ethic is crap compared to Ono’s, and his sons, one of which opened his own sushi restaurant.

What’s your passion in life? What makes you excited to get out of bed every morning? Let me know below!