Thursday, May 16, 2013

Countdown, Day 5: Ice Cream and Face Punching

Half-way there!  Woo hoo!  

Instead of a long introduction, I'll just show you my hideous page for today:

"If someone breaks your heart, punch them in the face.  Seriously.  Punch them in the face, then go get ice cream."  -Frank Ocean
I saw this quote on Pinterest and thought it was a good one...deserving of a page in one of the journals for sure.  I REALLY dislike how this page looks...I feel like I ruined ice cream, which should be impossible, due to the greatness of ice cream, but clearly isn't impossible, because I did.  I don't think it's the ice cream itself, it's the rest of's just blah.  I can do better than this!  There will probably be some version of a re-do on this one...  So, I don't like how the page turned out at all...but I do still like the quote!

This silly page is to remind me to let go of the stinky things that other people say.  

I have the fantastic ability to remember every single negative thing that was ever said to me over the course of my life so far.  Ok, maybe not every single thing, but A LOT of them.  I'm like a savant when it comes to remembering mean, hurtful, spiteful, angry words...usually in vivid detail.  Which is odd, because otherwise I have a terrible bad I sometimes think I've got early onset Alzheimer's.  (Mental disorders are the one thing I get a little hypochondriac-ish about.)  All these negative words stick to my brain and float around in there.  

When I saw this quote, it made me think about my collection of little nasty words.  Despite the silliness of the image this quote called to mind (stick figure with bloody knuckles eating an ice cream cone, with another stick figure knocked out in the background...yes, that's really how I think...I know, I'm a weirdo...), these words are actually pretty wise.  In my case, they seemed to tell me that people can be jerks.  Punch them in the face by ignoring their ridiculousness.  Go get ice cream means don't let it bother you, just let it go and move on.  And the reason you can let it go and move on, is because IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER!!!

I don't know why, at some earlier point in my life, I have not realized it, but so what?  So what if someone says something mean spirited to me?  Sure, it's bound to hurt, especially if it comes from someone you love.  But why hold onto it?  What use is it to hang onto those things?

I saw another quote that says "What other people think of you is NOT your business."  In other words, all those dumb things that I think about so much...they just don't really matter.  It's not on me, it's on them.  

I guess this kind of goes along with my rambling post about my opinion being the one that should be the most important.  I just didn't connect the two things the other day.  If I like who I am or the way I do things, and it's not hurting anyone, then it doesn't matter two flips what someone else has to say about it.  

It's even more silly to keep someone else's opinion on repeat for all your life, especially when the situations those mean words applied to have been over and done with for years!  How in the world has it taken me so long to recognize this fact, when it's so obvious now?  

So, here's the deal: I'm hitting the delete button on all the negative stuff and I'm not going to let my brain record it anymore.  Starting today, I'm punching those heartbreaking words in the face!  And right now...I'm off to get some celebratory ice cream...


  1. I really like your ice-cream. It has made me want to eat an ice-cream, in a cone, just like this one. I like the criss-crossy patterns around it too. And if this makes sense, I think that the fact this quote relates to negativity is brought out by the fact that you've coloured the lettering in dark blue.

    And yes, those people with negativity about you can just stuff off! The way I think about it is this... if they have a problem, let them be the one to stew in it. While they are sitting in their car or laying in their bed or whatever pit of doom they spend their time in forming their bad opinions of you (or anyone else), you'll be drawing a picture, singing along to some music, with a nice clear mind with lots of room in it for dreaming up new works of art and creativey things! x

    1. Thank you...I still have my doubts about it, but if I made you crave ice cream, my job here is done! :)

      I am going to start saying people can just stuff off...that's hilarious!

      I like what you said, that people can just think their negative opinion and I'll be off doing fun things! I am going to remember that! <3

  2. Forget all the bad things you have ever heard and ALWAYS remember this... You, my dear Sweets, are absolutely fabulous.

    I will be borrowing Amanda's saying too. Tell the Naysayers to "Stuff Off" LOL
    Hugs, Pam

    1. I love you, my Pammy-kins! You always make me feel special! <3

  3. You are gloriously wise for one so gloriously young. I wish I had got to the point in my life about telling nastiness to 'stuff off' so many more moons ago *sigh*, but I am there (wellll, almost), and I do feel better about it/them/myself more and more with each sweep of the brush, or stroke of the pastel :D Yaaay, us! :D Mo

    1. Thanks! ...I don't always feel so's easy to say these things, not so easy to put them into practice. I feel the same way as you though, the more I can do art wise, the more I feel myself letting go of the bad stuff. I wish I would have known sooner in life that making art would have this effect on me...I would have started a lot sooner!


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