Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters

Friday, 9 March 2012

New Years Resolution Reminder

Each of my 6 resolutions has immense deeper meaning. I am posting them today- 69 days after the start of the new year- to remind myself of them. I made them on January 1st on my phone so that I could have them everywhere I go. I forget to read them over, though, and I feel like I am slacking lately. I need a reminder, a boost, if you will, to get me back on track for 2012.

Take more, but nothing for granted:
Don't be so darn kind and brush everything off. Accept money, food and help, because you need it, and you need to stop being so stubborn about 'being even' and stop giving so much when you don't get nearly half back in return. But everything you get, put it to good use, as someone somewhere works very hard to only have half.

Mind toes:
Watch out for other people's toes and be careful not to step on them. Let them learn themselves what needs to be done etc. Also, don't tip toe around feelings of others too much that your own toes get tired. Be spontaneous: don’t let your mind rule your toes all the time, that is a very far distance for things to go wrong.

Fight back:
School is kicking you in the butt, so fight hard to get a good GPA and stay in the program. Also, fight for health, including exercise and eating better- these things will also help you fight of infections better. Don’t fight too hard in favour of your opinions, but stop this push-over thing you have continuously developed.

Idolize amoebas:
Remember you are small in the world, and you cannot change big problems. Slip through situations, and don't let it bother/worry you too much. You have lots of helping hands, like cilia, who are there to help you through sticky situations- you’re not one flagella, pushing life along, alone.

No more Neanderthals: 
Drink civilized and no more getting drunk off shots. Drink responsibly, and no more super parties. You are a lady, not an animal, and you have to regain your status within society again. Especially now that everyone is legal and everyone can be at the bars. Still enjoy nights out, but quality over quantity.

Interact with other members of MedLab and join other groups for projects. Fly solo and don't rely on others. Go out with old friends. Try new things with other people. Don't forget to let others fly as well, even if you are not a part of it. Let them flock together, but be there with your sheltering wings for support and encouragement- even if it is hard to stay around when the weather gets cold.
Let your dreams soar far into the sky. Let them glow there like stars and keep looking back on them. Don't reach for them yet, because they are too far right now. Wait until the time is right to fly to the stars.

Darn good and sure of it,


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