Nova

“It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” ― Aisha Mirza

    Live your Dreams!   What dreams do I have? Have I ever really thought about this? No, I don’t think often, if much at all. Sure, I’ve made goals... but, are those dreams? They’ve been short-term. New Years resolutions is probably a more accurate description. The long-term goals, any of those? Not many of those until recently, as a matter of fact. Is this sad? I don’t know. So, I guess I don’t quite understand the feeling of “living my dream”. I do know I hadn’t been raised with such a virtue. Often times, I thought about life after “The Merryman House”... and gasped at how utterly fucked-up and irresponsibility unprepared I was going to be. There were many concepts and nightmares I know I didn’t want to continue. I knew I had a great deal of fear of failure... so much so that I simply didn’t try. Disappointing my parents, myself, and trying to breathe through the aftermath wasn’t my cup of tea... and that aura feasted on that house. So, what is it to “dream”, really? Is this the ideal life you’d want in a certain amount of time? Is it a career or position in a job you absolutely love? The perfect family? A big house with wrap-around porch, spiral staircase, country atmosphere, southern welcome, white picket fence aligned with gorgeous Hydrangea bushes, Daffodils, Azaleas, and moonlight blooms? Does one live rather than sit in hesitation, losing time, opportunities, and experiences? When you live your dreams, no one can tell you you’re wrong or right because they’re yours. As early in life as possible, you are allowed to decide what your dreams are, how you wish and/or if you wish to fulfill them. In my beliefs, the biggest importance, though, is to remain respectful of others. Our dreams are as differently beautiful as we are from one another. Who are we to ever criticize and condemn what one wishes for his/her life. Will life turn out as according to plan? Will we all stumble and fall? Will we fail and hurt our confidence? We sure will... but, aren’t we all worth a third, fourth, twenty-second try? Won’t we all be in a similar position at some point in time, if not we have been already. It’s never too early to begin dreaming, planning how you’d like your life to be. It’s never out of your reach, that life. You’re never unworthy of your heart’s desires. You’re also perfectly capable of achieving them. Along your journey, I hope to have encouraged you, to lift up another... because we simply can’t live without one another.

Hope for the Broken-hearted

Siblings found chained in backyard in 2016 celebrate adoption — Read on http://www.cleveland19.com/story/38358804/siblings-found-chained-in-backyard-in-2016-celebrate-adoption There’s many a story with gut-wrenching endings at our access. This one, however, turned quite glorious! My four siblings and I were adopted, at young ages. We grew up trying to understand and accept what we couldn’t control. I still struggle with […]

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More Than Listening

pin.it/xjenlp4kun366p Effective Communication is an art in modern day society. We hear tons of “talk” ;but, what do we hear? Do we hear anything? I have always wanted to teach a class in communication so others learned what I have , thus bettering all of us. I feel this article to be incredibly insightful! It […]

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Now

❤️ Let that sink in, for a minute. You don’t know when it’s “your time”. In fact, you started dying just moments after you were born. Every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year up till, “now”, was always “right now”… You didn’t see it as “yesterday”, because you don’t live in it. You don’t […]

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L.o.v.e

  Love: L = Listening to understand Learning to compromise Letting your guard down Loading up days with commitment And effort. O = Offering emotional, physical, and Financial support. Opening your heart to be vulnerable and real. Occupying yourself alone when boo is busy. Optimizing the strengths of one another. V = Visiting mistakes to […]

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World of Difference

💭World of Difference I believe the sequence of events in my life has lead me to right where I am. The right decisions, the poor choices, hard consequences, every small victory, broken relationship, and road block. My past, well equipped with both successful and failed moments, is how I am here today. …. No matter […]

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When the Day is Done

When the day is done, momma, and you just collapse from it all; it’s ok. You’ve just spent another 24 hours feeding, changing, chasing, teaching, loving, leading little lives down the road of May 16, 2018. God knows it takes mighty strength to do it again and again. Up early, preparing meals, arranging appointments, day […]

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Letter to My Momma💗

Dear Momma: Happy Mother’s Day Darling! It’s so incomprehensible that I am older than you were when you passed away. It’s not fair. I’ve needed you dozens upon dozens of time over the last five years… But, life isn’t fair. Though you’re not here, I feel you live through me. I am your only daughter […]

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Tumbling

His heart was racing, at least a million times per second. His entire body felt like it was covered with a six foot layer of cement. As he reached out to grab ahold of something, anything, his hands flapped wildly. There wasn’t anything to touch. There wasn’t anywhere. He struggled to breathe, anxiety and the […]

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Closer

To be self-reliant, independent, and together is utterly attractive. To enjoy children, display chivalry, and work hard is utterly attractive. To respect privacy, implement trust, and provide encouragement is utterly attractive. To be thought-provoking, strong, and vulnerable is utterly attractive. BUT To not be needed is just damn sexy!

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Live the Moments

Enjoy every moment. They go by so fast. I can’t agree with this statement. Some moments are not very “Enjoyable”! No matter what we would do, could do, should or shouldn’t do… That’s the inevitable: some moments will just plain suck! A statement I do agree with; a statement I try to always remember… Is […]

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Good Morning

Hello Everyone=} It’s Monday! How is everyone feeling? Positive? Hungover? Chipper? Whatever you are, remember that you are alive! That’s a gift. Some individuals are fighting to stay alive. I’m super excited because today will be a “First” for Zivah. I bought her a ticket to see Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure in the nearby theater. I’m […]

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End

She stares. She cries. Over, and over, and over. The endless insanity of questions is breaking her with every cycle. Her focus is repeating her memories, trying to figure out where things went wrong. Everything in such an abrupt end feels like a terrible dream. She stares but she doesn’t see what’s in front of […]

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King Lee Vibes

Check Him Out Here About King ” KingLeeVibes is all about things in life that make us human and helps us with the process of realization that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around.   • Explaining the name: Kings- We are all Kings and Queens of our own inner […]

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LGBT Community of Cleveland

Cleveland Bisexual Network Facebook Group LGBT Cleveland Community Center Facebook Page LGBT Greater Cleveland Official Page Either you are homophobic or you are a human – you cannot be both. Abhijit Naskar

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