Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events

I've had a very intense week and am feeling emotionally exhausted. When I start feeling afraid I remind myself of a quote from one of my favorite movies...
"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey."

It helps me feel optimistic and excited for what will happen next. Hopefully it'll help out anyone here that's also having a tough week =)

80 comments:

Sarah said...

Aw that's a great movie/book! It was an intense week, wasn't it?

Here's hoping next week will be easy peasy! <3

Dana said...

Yes, great movie indeed. I'm also having a hard week so your post came at the right moment. Thank you!

Griffin and Gretchen said...

Great quote. Great movie.

abby | ybba said...

i was juts recently looking at your blog and i JUST THOUGHT of you and it was such a coincidence cus you just blogged! i recommended her your site because you're so jolly! and i love the vibe that you give people ! {:

but on some days... we can be emotionally drained as well... but i like how you put it into a positive kinda way! they are definitely just steps to our first journey {:

Patricia said...

Great movie! :) I hope the next will be mpre easy for you! <3' And congratulations 9032 FOLLWERS! WOW!

Zika said...

I feel the same at the moment. You're not alone :)
And I like the quote :)
Chin up :)

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

oh darling you,
it's my favourite movie as well - and my comfort movie. Tie that black ribbon into your hair - there's always SOMETHING.
There has to be.
From someone who's trying to remember the same thing!

♥ MT blog.afiori.com

colormekatie said...

Yes! There is always something =)

Brandon said...

Sending you a great big hug through the internet. Arlene and I always say that when things are at their absolute worst, the only direction to go is UP :)

CurlyKateMcGee said...

I like it I will try to use it!

Lívia said...

I love how optimistic you always are! hope next week is better, and the journey is wonderful.
never seen this movie, i'm gonna rent it right now, tks for the tip!

jdavissquared said...

I had a bad week last week. Hope yours gets better!

Karina said...
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Gia said...

Hi Katie,

You inspire me in so many ways! Thank you, thank you. :)

<3

Skraeling said...

stay strong

Nina said...

I haven't seen taht movie but will now due to your rec and that great quote. life has been hard lately and I'm a bit tired of it, plus the gray gray days of jan and february are especially wearying...here's wishing for brighter days and feelings for all of us...

Amanda said...

Also having a rough week, and yeah, that helps.

Natalie said...

thanks for posting. I needed to read this today. I'm about to start a long journey that hopefully will end up better than my current path.

SJ said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4mGRuaEuQo

This silly video will cheer you up!

❤Cate❤ said...

How very true, you've given me a mood bost already xoxo

colormekatie said...

@Nina- Definitely see it! It's very inspiring.

Elan said...

... And it's only Tuesday! It's been tough for me too

wonderchris said...

We need SPRING!!! That will help! :D

Celestine said...

Thank you. That quote is written here on the wright day! I'm a very patient person and I always want to do good, but I got a little bit mad because of a rude busdriver.

I'm studying to be a nurse and this was the second time during my education that I thought "Ha, you should be my patient... you would regret being unfriendly." Not that I'm angry person and I would never treat patients different because of their behaviour, but at that moment I always ask myself why people are unpolite.

And today I came up with the idea of Sweet Revenge: giving every "acidified" person 30 kilos sugar through infusion. Haha, acidified isn't the correct word of course, but in dutch we say people are "soured" when they are grumpy and pessimistic about life and society.

So thanks for the optimistic quote and your colorful inspiration. So as a nurse-to-be I say: rest enough and give yourself some attention. :-)

chelsea said...

Thank you. That quote does help me.

Francisca said...

I'm feeling exhausted too, emotionally and physically. Thanks for the quote :)

xxxF.

jenn said...

Here's a big hug and a virtual cup of tea. If a big hug from a total stranger isn't too weird!

You give so much cheerfulness out to the world I wish I could give a little back to you.

Ashley Serena said...

I really needed that reminder. <3 Thanks so much. And I hope you feel perked up by it, and are able to carry on smiling. Your creative posts always lighten my day. :)

mandyface said...

how are you so adorbs even when you're down?? I hope that very soon you feel as bright and happy as you make all of us feel!

Amanda said...

You always make my day so much better. Thank you! :)

http://www.amandadores.blogspot.com/

Katie Bee said...

miss Katie...you are always able to put a smile on my face. I'm sorry to hear you had a tough week! I do so hope that something wonderful comes your way and makes you smile! Have a lovely day!

Katie Bee said...

miss Katie...you are always able to put a smile on my face. I'm sorry to hear you had a tough week! I do so hope that something wonderful comes your way and makes you smile! Have a lovely day!

Jennywenny said...

I hope things get better for you, you bring so much joy to us, I wish there was something we could all do that would cheer you up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Trang Pham said...

*YOU* help me stay positive. Since reading your blog, I've come to the realization that there are many, many good people in this world.

crazydaisy said...

And if that didn't fill you with happy happy joy joy, just try suing things in count olaf's sinister voice. You can hardly take yourself seriously!

stephanie said...

that's a great quote :)

chin up, buttercup! hope your week gets better!!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog, but I've been coming back almost every day to see what'll be next. Thanks!

http://thelushside.com/

phoebe marie said...

thank you and i hoe your week turns around soon. this was nice to see today, as i, too, am having a rather unfortunate week.
you always make me smile. sending you love and hoping your smile is back soon.
xxo.

Katie K said...

Wow. That was perfectly what I needed to hear. Thanks!

Mademoiselle Fromage said...

Thank you for this!!! I also needed it and will def watch that movie one day! :) Love and strength from France!!

Anonymous said...

Do you know about Ze Frank? This is a project from his website where he makes a song for when you feel overwhelmed:
http://www.zefrank.com/chillout/

Wynnie said...

Definitely needed a pick me up at the end of the work day and your post was what I needed. Your beautiful blog always cheers me up whenever I'm feeling blue.

elizabeth said...

I hope you feel better :)

mk. said...

dig it.
its all part of the human experience, right?! :)

Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, I totally agree with that quote! And it's been a tough week for me, too. I arrived in California (from Argentina) to to marry my fiance and settle down here. David's family have been nothing but firneldy and welcoming but being so far away from my loved ones and everything I know is so weird!

Hope you feel better by now! There's always a reason to smile and keep going! :D

Hug!

Miki.

rebecca said...

oh no! what to do when the person who makes me happy has heavy boots? :(

cheer up charlie! you are so great!

LindaW said...

You make so many people smile, so often, with your bright cheerful pictures. If only we could return the favor and give you smiles. Enjoy Matty, and Moo, and knowing your blog makes the day of people half a world away. Wishing you better days ahead.

Amy said...

Love your blog and your positive, colorful outlook on life! Thanks for the great quote...here's to the start of a journey and to a better, brighter day tomorrow. xxx

DeAnna said...

I'm sorry you had a rough week, when I have a rough day or week, I come straight to your blog! It always makes me smile! Thank you for that!

Baily Jones said...

I live by this quote too! After losing everything I own in a house-fire, the breakup of a lifetime with my best friend and boyfriend, and losing friends and a my entire lifestyle, and then deciding to drop out of college... well, life went BOO-KOO for me and even though I can look at it as a Series of Unfortunate Events.. I have found more hope, love for life, and inspiration in looking at it as the beginning of a fantastic journey! THANKS for this post! Hope your journey brings you peace&love!

pickingwildflowersblog.blogspot.com

Donna said...

great quote. hope you're feeling better! :)

The Elephant's Trunk said...

I'm sorry you had a rough week. I did too. But be happy in knowing you motivated me to get off my butt and blog again. I let myself get caught up in worthless nothingness and I hadn't taken a photo in too long. If you can post even when you're drained I can too.

VICTORIA said...

Inspirational quote, being optimistic is just like always think positive!We must believe whatever happened Good things,doings are much more than bad.Nice Movie So is the Blog.

SimoneV said...

Oh, it helped.
I also am having such a bag week surrounded by negativity.
I enjoy that perspective . . . .the open-mindedness of looking towards something new to come out of something . . . .

Your photos alone are enough to brighten my day. Thank you, again Katie!!!!

Shayla said...

I have this philosophy that not all people have the exact same emotional scale; some have a shorter one, which makes them seem pretty stable most of the time (my husband is like this), and some of us have a very wide scale where sometimes we're floating up to the moon and sometimes we're in the depths of despair.

Even though it sucks sometimes, it comforts me to acknowledge that my capacity to feel such intense fear and sadness is also my capacity to feel such happiness.

So hang in there! You might be at the bottom of your scale, but take comfort in the faith that you will come back up again. :)

Holly said...

I really needed to read your post. Thank you so much for the quote, I needed that :).

I hope things are better for you, I adore your photography. It makes me smile everytime I make my way to your blog.

Always Something said...

I love that movie / THOSE BOOK so much!

I have screencapped all my favourite scenes from the movie and flick through them when I'm down.

PS: My word verification for this is ratini. That should make you feel happy too!

ailicre said...

Katie I love your blog! It always cheers me up. Your photos with such bright colors make me happy.

I was also wondering, what hoodie is that?? (I'd LOOOOVE to get one!!!!)

Anonymous said...

thank you

Bianca said...

I'm having one of those weeks too... thank you for this. It put a much needed smile on my face.

Naja Luise said...

Hi Katie

Thanx for a wonderful blog. I've only just discovered it today but it makes me really happy. Your art is amazing! (or is it ours?) and it makes a dark and sinister day colourful and full of life.

If you're having a tough week, just tie a ribbon in your hair and a brilliant idea will pop up!

Best regards
Naja from Denmark

A Certain Vintage said...

you could always remember the wisdom of dirty dancing and come back fighting with 'nobody puts baby in a corner'.
hope your week gets better, i've had such fun reading through all your blog posts today :) great to find your blog!
xoxox

Aimee said...

I know how you feel. It's been an intense and terrible week here, too. Thanks for the quote. And if all else fails, find a toddler to play with!

Caitlin said...

Thanks lady, I needed that. :)

Anonymous said...

February 8th was my 31st birthday. I was having such a horrible week, everything just falling apart. Yesterday, my birthday was the bitter icing on a disappointing cake. It's been taking all my energy to keep from breaking down into little pieces and just giving up.
Katie- you helped. You help a lot of people just by making them smile. Thank you for being you, and here's to the first steps of all of our new adventures.
-all my best

fitri aisyah said...

ew! I love the movie tooo and by the way, thanks for sharing the quote :D

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

sorry to hear about your exhausting week! Ironically, I felt the same way last week and the kids and I played hooky from real life, ate dinner on the couch and watch "unfortunate events". A great movie indeed. Cheer up and know that I come to your blog when I need cheering up!!

saoirse said...

awww..cheer up dear katie!^^

Vanessa said...

I hope you cheer up soon, Katie, and that things get better! We all have our tough times but we have to keep marching on <3

Toni's Treehouse said...

I've been having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week myself. Your quote did, in fact, cheer me up even as I sit here reading with my face numb from having a tooth pulled at the dentist's office. Thank you! :)

... said...

that quote is also what helps me right now... kinda :)


im having a tough month, 3 weeks ag i lost my 5 year old dog to cancer, and 1 week ago i lost my dad to a heart attack... and im only 18 :(


<3 Nanna
http://fashionavecnanna.blogspot.com/

Stella said...

rough and pretty shitty week here as well, seems like the bad things just keeps coming.

Your quote might not have changed the way some things turned out, but it sure made me see them in a different way.
so, thanks, and thanks for such a wonderful blog! I hope you feel better soon and the weekend will bring you some time to be able to relax.

Stella

Jojopai said...

Needed these words and the ice cream boyfriend just bought. Have a lovely wend!

Jesse Lu said...

Thank you for sharing this quote. I needed to read that today.

BlackGriffin said...

Oh my god, you like Lemony Snicket! Awesome.

To be honest though, I'm not really fond of the movie version but the book is brilliant!

Holly. said...

I just bought that same pillow from Target. I've been hugging it all week. :)

Jellybeans said...

Hi Katie! :)

I really love your blog. It always never fails to make my day so happy. I found this website and I thought of you. It's really really cute. haha.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/while-the-baby-sleeps-281t

Enjoy.

X

Rachel said...

Great quote! i was having a terrible week and then when i looked at your blog, saw the beautifully taken photographs and the quote, it just made things better. Thank you! =)

Foof4e said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Claudia Nunez said...

thank you katie :)! you´ve colored my life again :)!