Monday, November 2, 2009

FAIL Better

I've been gone for another while. My apologies, life kind of got in the way. Academic life, I mean. The last week of my sem was a seemingly endless downpour of papers, papers, and some more papers. Luckily, I got through it, and now I have more or less a week and a half before I have to go back to the toxic, mind bending UPM life.

I miss it already, actually. I'm not exactly a workaholic, but I could manage a week of staring at a computer screen, reading, shit-talking my way through papers, and gulping down bottle after bottle of Lipovitan. But I can't quite deal with hours and hours of nothing to do, no one to go out with, and everything to think about. Movies, every TV series I could think of, endless games—I'm just so tired of it. I've been meaning to write, but I've been putting it off, since my brain felt literally exhausted. I felt like I ran out of words for a while.

And then there's this other thing. I've been thinking about me, my relationships. Well, one in particular. Lately, I've been putting such a strain on the person I value most, and it's because of this irrationally insecure side of me that I can't ditch. I've been so busy comparing myself to others—and thinking about how I don't even come close—that I've quit trying.

That's part of the reason why I haven't blogged for so long too. I felt like I didn't have anything good enough to say, so I didn't even start. I don't know why I'm like this with the people—and things—that I love most. I want so much to be the best that it feels like an all or nothing deal. I keep on waiting for the right time, for when it's all perfect and proceeding according to plan.

Who am I kidding? That's never going to happen.

Let's face it. Life is unfair. I'm never going to get that edge. I'm going to have to earn it. I'll just have to keep trying—and die trying if I need to. So, I'm still a failure. I'm not great; hell I'm not even good.

But I think, that nobody is perfect, really. And the few people who seem have it all good are bastards who managed to grab all the luck. Haha. But really,  I don't take it against them. For us normal people, failure is a fact of life. So if you're not failing, you're probably not even trying enough. Live a little. Try and fail some more.

  Just keep swimming. Or something like it.

And besides, there are just some things (and, say, a certain person who happens to be YOU), that I love too much to quit on. So I'm back. Yeah, you know what I mean.


peenkfrik said...

I remember my boss telling me that it's frightening if someone has never tried failing.

So I agree when you're not quitting after failing so many times.

Manech said...

It's always a good feeling to go back to something you really like. :D

citybuoy said...

failing is never fun but it's part of life. hope u feel better soon and i'm glad you're back to blogging again. :D

"That's part of the reason why I haven't blogged for so long too. I felt like I didn't have anything good enough to say, so I didn't even start. "

go lang! the point of it is to let it out just like in this post. another good read! :D

ps. nagleak na yung new record ni john mayer. you're the only other mayer fan i know in the blogging world. im excited to hear the whole thing when it comes out. i refuse to download it. haha

rz fortajada said...

@Peenfrik: thanks for dropping by. :D
Cool boss. Haha. I think that's a good way of motivating people.

rz fortajada said...

@Manech: yup, sure is. :)

rz fortajada said...

@citybuoy: thanks. :D Ayan, I was lost for some time and now I'm back again again. :))

John Mayeeeeer. :D Haven't downloaded anything either. :P But I heard Who Says somewhere.


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