Thursday, 19 May 2016

AARON TRIDDER: I LOVE MY HOME.

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I grew up in a small village called MOshate GA-mamabolo in Limpopo. It’s not the kind of place you would notice on a map – it’s so small I wouldn’t be surprised if some maps didn’t even mention it.

But my home has one thing going for it that can’t be argued; it’s beautiful there. Perhaps the most beautiful place in the world.

Growing up my parents were unemployed and poverty was a reality for a lot of people. Unemployment was more the rule than the exception. We depended on the ocean for fish to eat and sell, the mountains and forest offered up animals to be hunted, and we grew crops on the fertile land.

I didn’t have all the toys that I wanted, I didn’t go on overseas holidays with my family, but I had an amazing childhood.

It was when I turned 18 that I went to live in a big city. And as much as I’ve adapted the truth is, there’s still no place like home. I value my visits – the space to go home for the holidays, relax and detox from city life where the air is clean and the stars are brighter.

I wouldn’t have my roots anywhere else.

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AARON TRIDDER: FAVORITE SUBJECT

Favorite Subject plus Teacher is equals to…
Isn’t it really exciting to reach the period of the day where you favorite subject will be discussed? You just feel all bouncy and determined and happy because you’ll finally be listening to a lecture/teacher that you know you really love and interests you the most. It’s like you saved all your energy of the day for just this particular subject because you want to be attentive and active during possible group and individual activities. You want to sit on the very front row because you want to learn more about your favorite subject. You just feel that everything in this subject will be mazing, fun and perfect!!
But, as your favorite subject’s subject teacher walks inside your classroom and reaches the middle front, do you still have the same thoughts running in your mind or did your happy thoughts suddenly starts to fade away?
You start to form this equation —   Favorite Subject + Teacher = ???

AARON TRIDDER: voice of society

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Friday, 1 April 2016

life isn't a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Are dreams meant to be real? Or are they just fake? And why do we dream? Do we dream of better situations we hoped they had occurred in our past life? Do we dream about anything too spectacular? Do we even just dream? Dreams are mixtures, composed by different chemicals. No one can modify that mixture and if someone actually does that, well, then dreams won't be the same for a while. I could tell you tales about passionate couples or bewitched witches who lived alone for 300 hundred years. As this is supposed to be not a regular story, but a made up story about dreams and how to catch them. There aren't any precise tools or instruments. There aren't people specialized in catching dreams.In fact,everyone can catch a dream while they sleep,as that every time you go to bed,you dream. There are this extremely awkward instruments called dream-catchers. You stick them to the wall and they "catch" dreams. Just something made up. Because even that you think you didn't dream of anything last night,you always dream. Sometimes you just don't remember what your dream was like. I used to have dreams about witches and princesses. Now I dream of things of my own age: problems I'm dealing with, trips, friendship or even my school crush... When we're younger, dreams are even dreamier than on my age. If after this story you feel bored, go to your bedroom and sleep a bit. Who knows what kind of dream you might have? (Lool) FROM ME: AARON ŦŔĪDDƐŔ™

life isn't a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

WHY I LOVE BLOGGING

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the things that I love about blogging. I’ve finally found a good rhythm and schedule which has made me 10x easier for me to truly enjoy the things I love about blogging and not focus on the things that drive me a little crazy. So today, I thought I’d share some of the biggest reasons I truly do love blogging. I’d love to hear why you do, too! 1. It’s an outlet for me to share my inner most thoughts and my most ridiculous, wouldn’t- share-with-anything-else thoughts. 2. It’s served as a personal account of my journey at times and has given me something to look back at when I want to see where I’ve been, what I’ve done, and how I’ve gotten here. 3. It’s helped me accept myself and value who I am as I’ve processed my struggles. 4. The people I’ve met have been absolutely incredible. There are friends who I would have never known, cultures I would have never understood, and places I would have never knew existed without all of the beautiful people I’ve come to meet in my 5 years of blogging. 5. It’s given me a creative space to help ideas grow. 6. I’ve become more intentional in how I live after getting lost in blogging for the wrong reasons. I know I wouldn’t have “lost my way” if I didn’t have a blog, but I’ve come to appreciate how I live now so much that I’m actually incredibly grateful for getting a little lost along the way. 7. It’s made me a better writer. Hundreds of blog posts tend to do that. 8. I’ve more disciplined and organized now. Blogging takes a lot of discipline and organization for me so it forced me to become better at these things in order to move forward. 9. The opportunities I’ve had because I was a blogger are still crazy to me. It still never ceases to amaze me how much power this title can hold if you’re doing things right. 10. And along with that, the experience I’ve gained and the things I’ve received are even more mind-blowing to me. It can be hard work to generate that experience and these opportunities, but it’s so worth it. 11. The comments and connections that have reminded me in the most subtle of ways that I’m not alone (especially when I’m struggling) have prevented many breakdowns. 12. It gave me the confidence to start a business that has forever changed my life. 13. It’s given me new places to want to visit. 14. And created a laundry list of new foods and projects to try to create. 15. It’s one of the few things in my life that I know I will get out of it what I put in. My time and effort always pays off, even if it’s in a way I didn’t expect it to. 16. It’s something that can be done in millions of different little ways which makes it such a personal and unique way to express yourself that I can’t do elsewhere. 17. While some would argue there are plenty of rules you should follow (myself included at one point in time), I no longer agree with that and love blogging because of it. The rules are are simply guidelines or ideas, but they aren’t required which is something I’m grateful for. I’m a rule breaker down to my very core so not having any rules to break makes it so much easier. 18. It’s my own one-person show, which means I’m not taking orders from anyone else and I can work when I want to. I do not miss that aspect of a corporate job. 19. It’s allowed me to help make a difference in someone’s life at least a couple of times and I can’t imagine a greater feeling.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

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life isn't a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.