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What Are Your Emotions Really Telling You? | Brighter Path Counseling

This is profound:

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts. 
— Read on www.brighterpathcounseling.com/what-are-your-emotions-really-telling-you/

Monday Greetings

I hear the word is, our harvesters website is temporarily disabled. That’s wonderful. I am proud of all of us. Though change can take place with a single voice, ALL EFFORTS should be recognized and praised. Change happens on a personal level; and, collaboratively, on a much greater level.

Well Done My Fellow Bloggers!!

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè


I tag:

John

Paula

Kristian

Sunday’s Gratitude Journal

What I’m Grateful for today?

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06/30/19

  • TV
  • Ice cream
  • Shower
  • My vehicle
  • Clothes

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Gratitude Journal

I’m going to create a Gratitude Journal so I intentionally and consistently focus on the good in my life. Please feel free to add your contributions in a comment below.

06/21/19

  • Sunshine
  • Coffee
  • Fridays
  • Tampons
  • Pamprin
  • Incense

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

Trapped – Human Performance Psychology

Fabulous blog post & excellent therapeutic blog site 🌅🧡

When people come to therapy, they’re often consumed by an almost-visible string of old injuries – a hypercritical parent, a missed opportunity, a horrible breakup. And, when I point out to them that they’ve got some past pain stuck on their shoe, their reaction is almost universally the same: “I’ve been trying to understand why…
— Read on humanperformancepsychology.com/2019/04/13/trapped/

Tuesday Thoughts

This is powerful huh?!

Good Morning ~ Happy Tuesday! I’m sipping my coffee ( Seattle’s Best Port Blend is my favorite!!)

This image really caught my attention! My fears are just as aggressive and dangerously inhibiting as these alligators! I’m sure you can relate.

Thankfully, when we recognize the alligators in the swamp, we can hold on to faith and hope to keep us. I personally believe I would literally lose my mind if not for my faith.

What are these ideas anyway?

Hope is believing in what can’t be seen.

Faith is believing the unseen to come to being!

They’re might might ideas… and they’re for everyone. Spiritual, religious, atheist or whatever.

If we all practiced putting hope in situations and faith into ourselves, I know we’d build self confidence and overcome. I know we’d be victorious and feel proud.

Maybe it’s worth a try? Maybe the possibility is worth another chance? I know you’re worth having faith. I know you’re worth keeping hope!

~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! ~ Week #2 ~ May 10, 2019 💚

Please reblog this 💚💚 It’s important that we all have the mental health support when we need it!! These bloggers, myself included, are avenues to hope… Phone numbers, therapy strategies, positive affirmations, and people who will listen. If you’re a Mental Health Blogger, and would like to be added to the list, please post your Name, Blog Title, and link in a comment to this original post.

~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! ~ Week #2 ~ May 10, 2019 💚

~💚~ Welcome to Mental Mingling ~💚~ Mental Health Awareness Month Meet & Greet! ~ Week #2 ~ May 10, 2019 💚
— Read on beckiesmentalmess.blog/2019/05/11/💚-welcome-to-mental-mingling-💚-mental-health-awareness-month-meet-greet-week-2-may-10-2019-💚/

My Mental Health Journey (Dear Brooke: ….)

I can go the distance until the journey is complete 🕊

(1998)

Dear Sweet Brooke,

Oh sweet child, there’s so much I want you to know, so much you need to hear. First and foremost, you’re the most courageous little lady I know! At ten, and thirteen, and eighteen.. When your body was changing, and your hormones were transforming you into this beautiful princess… You had adults treat you like the house maid. I know you didn’t have the self confidence to believe this; and, that breaks my heart. You deserved to feel loved. You deserved to feel wanted. You deserved to feel a sense of belonging. I know all the while growing up, you felt abandoned; although, you didn’t realize it then. You’re a beautiful young lady; and you are a blessing to this earth. Your mommy loved you so much, you and your four siblings. I’m a mommy of two precious girls… And I love them beyond what words could say. They’re amazing kids, with unique talents, lots of laughter, and feel loved. I made sure they never feel what you did, as a child. Your mommy did the best she could; but, she was so overwelmed and had no help. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t want you. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t love you. I know that doesn’t make sense to you, right now, but, trust me, you’ll understand when you’re older. Secondly, I want you to know, I’m so very proud of you! Every child needs to hear that, and I know you rarely did. I know your brain defense mechanisms have strengthen since 2005, and your memories of “good times” are very limited. You made it through middle school (without becoming a teen mom, which is thanks to Brett and Nancy… Although the issue wasn’t sexuality, as much as it was the attention that “felt good” vs the shit at home!). You were a good kid!! Sure, you made mistakes, but every kid does!! I’m sorry that your mistakes brought you shame and doubt, rather than confidence and pride. You’re capable of so much!! You’re talented and you deserved the healthy opportunities for growth and decision making. I know this ” lack there of ” costed you to much in your later years. Next, you are an incredible individual!! Your compassion isn’t like this world. Though that will break your heart, it will heal it just as much! You’re quite the irritating contradiction my dear girl! You are so curious yes, but so easily bored. You are so deep, at the same time hard to ” open”. You are so loving, and yet fiercely passionate about injustice. You hate sudden decisions but love variety. You hate small talk, but you could listen to any stranger who cares to share. You’re so impatient but give chance after chance. You’re constantly changing your mind, yet when you are solid in a decision, there’s no changing it. You’re an emotional creature, who feels everything in its greatest capacity but when you want to be petty, you do it better than the best. You are perfectly combined with every element that God specifically designed you to be. And you know what, you’re perfect just the way you are. You have to learn to accept who you are, with all the strengths and weaknesses that make you, you! And, your heart is so big, that it loves an individual for he or she is, despite the gender. AND IT’S OK 💕 You absolutely should never feel ashamed for being you! There’s not enough love in this world. If you can give yours to a man or a woman, your twice as wonderful to be with. At your age, you don’t know you’re Bisexual. Your parents won’t allow you to explore it. There’s nothing wrong with you though. Over the years, you’ll lose friends because of your truth… But, true friends don’t judge like that. Your truths about love will shine strong in your later years. There’s so much, all of this and more, you should have heard from them… I’m saying it now, because being your own biggest fan is most important in this world. Your voice matters. Your talented and worthy of Love. There’s a difference between attention from any guy and attention from the ones who deserve you. Overtime, you’ll make mistakes and get hurt… But, you’ve always kept going… Because you’re a warrior, a champion. You stumble but you’re never removed from your platform of hope, faith, and love. I love who you’ve transpired to be; and I’m ready to see where your dreams lead us.

Always your biggest fan:

Brandy (2019)

Friday Feel Goods🌻

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I’m thankful for

  1. Friends
  2. Decent health
  3. Running water (particularly hot water)
  4. Buds on trees
  5. Memories

People I’m thankful for

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian
  2. A Guy Called Bloke
  3. Andrew
    Ashley
    Holly
    Paula
    Darnell
    Kristian
    Stay Alive
    Stuart
    Lolsy
    Ilona
    Sadje
    Wendi
    The Alchemists Studio
    Steve

Songs I’m in love with

The Champion ~ Carrie Underwood Ft Ludacris

Masterpiece ~ Jessie J

Five O’clock Somewhere ~ Jimmy Buffet

Margaritaville~ Jimmy Buffet

Photograph ~ Ed Sheeran

Like I’m Gonna Lose You ~ Megan Trainor

Bleeding Love ~ Leona Lewis

Without You ~ Halsey

Flowers I am in love with

Tulips

Daffodils

Lilies

Roses

Morning Glories

My Mental Health Journey 5

“You seem happier!”

Someone just texted me that.

It’s crazy how fast words hit my eyes, then my heart, head, and soul at the same time.

Inspiration is so refreshing.

Anyway, what these three words said to me is

” You’re validated.”

” You’re hard work is paying off.”

” You are improving, what you’re doing is working.”

It’s encouraging to hear from another that they see what I’ve been working so hard to achieve.

It’s not about acceptance from anyone else, but that my efforts are evident and I can proudly smile in self validation.

….

I am happier. It’s true.

In my writing, I’m able to expose my ugliness and feel heard.

That, alone, is freeing.

You’re my therapy sessions lol, except I’m not paying a fortune, and limited to two hours.

….

I’m happier because of this job opportunity.

There’s more to that than what’s on the surface.

Ten years ago, I was a married closeted Bisexual, living in low income and ghetto housing, miserable, lost, and unhappy.

I had little confidence & very little pride in myself.

That year, I graduated with a 4.0 and a teaching license.

It was the being of my self discovery.

This job opportunity is the first one that I’m excited to start.

This is the first one that I feel confident to do, and to do well.

This is the most motivated and eager I’ve felt about a job ” EVER”!

MAYBE it’s because this job is career material, incredible in so many ways.

…..

I’m happier because I’m working on my emotions.

Being INFJ & HSP, AND EMPATH is exhausting.

There’s only a few of you who can possibly understand what I’m saying.

But, what I’m doing, and I just went through this process this morning, is being mindful and intentional about what I feel.

I was feeling so down this morning. I felt a certain way about an individual, and I didn’t like it.

Instead of sorting through why I felt as I did, I slipped insecurity through my fingers via text.

Then, I remembered I didn’t have to feel yucky. I realized I could identify what I do feel, remove the foggy lense, and feel ok.

…..

I’m happier because I feel some sense of purpose.

Making time to care for these free little libraries has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I’m able to demonstrate kindness to my daughter’s.

I’m able to use my time for a greater good.

I able to get outside, and invest into the future of generations to come.

This allows me to give to the community and not have to deal with coworkers and deadlines lol.

This also provides a place where I can place necessities for those who may need it.

…..

It feels good to feel this sense of self acceptance and identity.

It really does!

My Recommendation: Twitter Account 🌟

Over on Twitter, I’ve been blessed to meet so many fellow bloggers. It’s been a really cool expierence. I want to encourage you to

#1 Create an account of you don’t have one.

Why?

  • It’s the social media platform that’s the most instantaneous communication with others.
  • The tweets are simple to create.
  • Using popular blog hashtags brings visitors to your blog, and other social media accounts,
  • I would love to chat with you and
  • it’s fun!

” If it’s not your favorite, remember growth isn’t in a comfort zone.”

Once you’ve created an account

#2. Find me HERE: @ NovaNamaste19

#3. Follow accounts that “share” and/or “retweet” links.

Here are a few I suggest:

  1. AllThoseBlogs
  2. BloggerLoveShare
  3. LovingBlogs
  4. TheBloggersPost
  5. FemaleBloggerRT
  6. BloggersTribe

Finally,

#4. Find the tweets that appear similar to this & join ” the party”!

These treads are overflowing with links to support fellow bloggers and your opportunity to chat with them. You post your blog link and watch your numbers bloom.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to comment below or inbox me @ mynamaste365online@yahoo.com

The Basics

The elemental foundation is a necessity for all else to suceed. It’s the brick that all else depends; and it’s that which builds strength and endurance. Without it, the holes will weaken the sustenance of the goal, and it’ll crumble.

Why is it that so many major corporations don’t understand this concept? Every right hand should understand the basics. Every left hand should, too. Everyone should be working towards the same goal. Every employee should be trained in the process. Every individual should be aware of how their position affects the rest of the process.

You’d think this was rocket science.

This has been formulated for the Word of the Day Challenge 😀 You can read more about it HERE 😀

Sometimes, I suck like a bad blow job

My name is Brandy, and I’m an ugly son of a bitch when I’m at ” that point”. Today was horrible and I currently hate myself for how today went. How easy it is to say ” love yourself, be graceful and forgiving.” Actually feeling that right now, I’m not capable of.

I overreact with my boyfriend. I probably messed up his birthday 😦 Yeah, see I really suck sometimes. I didn’t take the realization of a misunderstanding very well. The blow hurt, not that it was the intention. It wasn’t. On to the next blow, and the snowball just tumbled.

From there, I didn’t eat today. I didn’t take my antidepressants, and it’s woman time!!! GUUUHHHH, all of it is stacked against me.

Tonight, it’s a sick and overtly tired 3 year old and spicy banana pepper pizza, watching the blind auditions of The Voice and keeping to myself.

I can’t STAND the person I am at this moment. I think it’s best if I just try to keep to myself. In this mindset, my mind immediately went to ” I have no one who loves me.”” Everyone who’s ever met me isn’t any longer a friend,”” I must be a real bitch.” On and on.

Surely none of those are truth. Pain lied to me… It builds on the situation until the whole small issue, the initial issue seems like all of my existence sucks.

That said, take my example and learn 🌸

#CoffeeShare

I’m sitting here, thinking about another blogger who wrote a “sit in” post. {That which is written while at the place the post takes place}.

I’m here @ McDonald’s (🥴); there’s only so much my girls would eat right now.

We are the only individuals in the seating area and playground.

Our store location is on the corner, from a Shell gas station ($2.29/gallon), Happy’s Pizza (which is disgusting to me!), and this other business I can’t see out the window.

The weather isn’t too cold, just enough to tease us of how Spring feels.

The customers are accumulating, a very odd set of three came in… Two of three in hoodies. I would say they’re high school age.

I’m sitting here drinking a large Dr Pepper. The staff is talking loud enough for everyone to hear. When I worked in fast food, we didn’t talk like that.

Today’s been an emotional day, most defiantly when my mind created problems that I don’t believe existed. I couldn’t get loose from the anxiety. I guess I should be gentle on myself for trying.

Anyway, this momma is utterly drained. Seven thirty can’t come soon enough.

A Few Didactic Cinquains

Inspired by Light Motifs II’s Didactic Cinquain

Written for Abigail’s Challenge

Idea originated here: Tao Talk

What:

5-Line Poem Challenge

How:

Line 1 = one single word = NOUN
Line 2 = two words that describe that noun = ADJECTIVES
Line 3 = three words that express action and end in -ing= VERBS
Line 4 = a four-word phrase about the way the noun makes you feel = PHRASE
Line 5 = a synonym of the initial noun = NOUN

Continue reading “A Few Didactic Cinquains”

Won the Battle

Written for Go Dog Go Cafè’s: Tuesday’s Writing Prompt 02/12/2019

Today’s prompt:  

Today I challenge you to write a poem called an “elfchen.”  I was introduced to these little poems by poets on Instagram.  I find them challenging yet fun to write. An elfchen is an 11 word poem written in 5 lines— Line 1=1word,  Line 2=2words,  Line 3=3words, Line 4=4 words,  Line 5 =1 word.  Lines 1 and 5 should not be the same word.  

The fun in this challenge on Instagram is when you are tagged by someone, you must start your poem using that person’s LAST word as your FIRST.  Today I give you 3 elfchens written my me.  You may use the last word of any of the poems to start yours.

Stronger,

Resilient, Wise.

She has won.

The battle: her mind.

Warrior.

I challenge these 3 individuals to write an “ elfchen”. You can use the last word of mine OR begin one of your own. Please create a Pingback to this post.

Weekend Writing Prompt #93

Check out Sammi Cox’ Weekend Writing Prompts by clicking on the image above.
Her truth preyed on her existence. Despite all efforts, her life has become monotonous monotones and irritating interactions. Nothing felt “normal”. Nothing felt fulfilling. She was “elsewhere” in her soul. Today, she felt the blanket lift. There’s a greater sense of ease with each rise and fall of her lungs. Her grief loosened it’s grip, as she retreated to a park bench. Details have become more defined, and a hopeful horizon echoed around her.

#FPQ #12

Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question

His question is this:

“How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when writing fiction, permissible?”

My thoughts:

People who exaggerate are individuals who seek acceptance from others. These are insecure individuals who need to be ” important ” in the eyes of others. These are individuals who need to feel “useful” and “valuable” to others. These are individuals who stretch the truth simply to spice up their life because they feel their own is insufficient/boring.

I don’t feel this is a means of lying, just as deception isn’t a form of lying. It has a life of it’s own: exaggeration. That’s stating the truth but on a larger scale.

I’m not sure, aside from story telling, why one would do such a thing. The only scenario that I feel would hold this acceptable is in the event of a surprise. For example, if a child senses a surprise party, a parent may exaggerate the truth to keep the surprise.

The Best is Yet to Come

Her biggest heartache isn’t that she doesn’t have a great life;

Her biggest heartache is the life she keeps within her mind as if her “now” shows nothing in her favor.

Her biggest heartache is this image she’s holding onto, instead of embracing what she has.

Time has transformed so much, and that’s what time does best.

Trust your journey sweet moonchild;

It’s changing you for the better;

And the best is yet to come ❤️

©️2019mynamastè365online

The Great Buck

In a far far off land, GreenBryer, two huntsman were deep in the forest. The year had taken them through Summer, and hints of Autumn blanketed the area. Cool breezes were wrestling the tree branches. The leaves were only just beginning to alter color. The morning dew laid glistening the ground.

As the huntsman stabbed the grown with their walking sticks, birds chirped and squirrels sat nibbling on their latest meal. The grass shifted and rabbits came dashing past their feet.

Greenbryer was established on an old Native American farm land. From generation to generation since, families continued farming, thus producing rich fertilizer for the soil. The harvest tastes better than anything store bought. The flavor is like a party is the mouth, and the sight of such makes the towns people salivate.

The huntsmen head out to these woods once a week for catching deer. The wives create many meals with very little. Upon this particular excursion, as the men approached Devil’s Drop, a stunning sight abruptly stopped them in their tracks.

The Great Buck stood at the edge, noble and proud as ever. Legend has it Chief Chippewa and Haritow were the leaders of the Cherokee Native Americans in the area. They were inseparable; the best of companions. When the buffalo stamped threatened the settlement, Chief and his right hand buck chased them out. When the October rain flooded the watering system, the two assured everyone kept safe and the water rerouted. When a child was born, Haritow laid with him/her the evening of birth… establishing a trust between the two.

The men stood warned. His ghostly figure had only been seen the eve of a great disaster. They bowed their heads in gratitude and hurried back to ground.

Written for The Eclectic Contrarian ” Tell The Story Challenge

Warmest Welcome

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Welcome my newest followers =]

Thank you for deciding to follow my blog. I hope not to disappoint your expectations, and to provide a positive expierence as you pass through. My writing is a combination of realistic and fantasy, fiction and nonfiction, the subcategories and reflections of my life.

I began writing as a young girl. As an INFJ, I felt entirely too much that no one understood. Realistically speaking, I didn’t understand much either. The endless pages of diaries became my sacred world of unspoken truths, unforgivable thoughts, and endless confusion. I was thankful to have found an escape, somewhere that my voice mattered.

In addition to my diaries, I often wrote letters to friends, while in school. I wrote letters to penpals, whom I had met on vacations. I wrote mail to boys my parents didn’t approve of, and to future students, warning them about awful teachers. I tucked letters in my previously used text books (that really didn’t go over well with my mother!).

Writing, along with the amazing story of Anne of Green Gables, sparked my desire to write my own book. I was grounded for some unbeknownst reason and had lots of time on my hands.

I am HSP and an introvert, neither of which do well in an environment with several cats, multiple dogs, tons of overhead lighting, musical noise, chatter, TVs on, and a Brady Bunch sized family. I wanted to escape to my sanctuary, where I felt safe. My mom didn’t allow me to retreat upstairs, to my room…so I mentally went elsewhere.

Writing means something different to all of us. It’s a gift we, individually, embrace and share with the world. It’s intimate dances with words and characters, our favorites, and our creations. To allow anyone to read our work is nothing short of courageous. I hope, if nothing else, you leave here, believing within yourself, are marvelous stories, waiting to be told.

Here’s to a creative writing adventure in 2019

Nova©️2018

Blog Spotlight 💚 Saturday

What caught my eye about this particular blog is the post about Self – Care when we’re not sure how we feel. I find myself in this case often, and I try to be graceful with myself.

The blog title is Sarah Steckler’s Mindful Productivity Blog.

Her Self -Care suggestions when we don’t know what we feel are the following:

  1. Give yourself permission to feel whatever you need to feel
  2. Let go of trying to analyze it and just be with it
  3. Get physically comfy – put on something that makes your body feel at ease
  4. Learn to build self-compassion by speaking to yourself as you would a friend
  5. Close your eyes and think of your favorite place
  6. Ask a friend to remind you of something ridiculously funny
  7. Make some tea
  8. Drink extra water and visualize yourself flushing out negative feelings and energy you don’t need – the water will help give you extra energy, too!
  9. Put on your headphones and listen to music that makes you feel good
  10. Go for a walk in nature without your phone and soak in the atmosphere
  11. Revel in the joys of escapism. Give yourself permission to dive into your favorite shows on Netflix that make you smile
  12. Settle in with a good book
  13. Ask for family or friends to help you out. If you have roommates or a partner, ask them if they can make you dinner or take care of something for you.
  14. Tell your coworkers you’re feeling off and allow yourself to be vulnerable, chances are if you have a bomb work crew, that they will do something to make you feel better, even if it’s just listening
  15. Make a list of any of the following things to give yourself a healthy distraction:: Things that make you smile :: Movies you want to watch again :: Places you’d love to drive to if you had an entire day on the open road :: What you’re grateful for :: Nice things that people have said to you :: Memories that warm your heart
  16. Wrap yourself in a giant blanket and curl up under the covers in a dark room. Don’t worry if it sounds melodramatic if it makes you feel comforted and safe, it’s worth it!
  17. Spend some time coloring!
  18. Jump on Pinterest and create a board of things that make you feel comforted and at peace
  19. Watch cute animal videos
  20. If you have pent up energy, take yourself to the gym, pool, or walk it out
  21. Take some time for self-care. Paint your nails, take a long bath, do what makes you feel pampered.
  22. Light candles and cuddle up with a pet
  23. Invite your friends over for a board game night
  24. Bake something or make yourself dinner. If you’re not someone who’s into cooking, order your favorite take-out and watch an awesome movie.
  25. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself today. It’s okay to put things aside. Taking time to invest in you is important

#NDRW- #8

Today’s random word: Fire

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing. 

Have fun

Trip to Walmart… B4 9am

Standing in Walmart’s Pick Up, before 9:

* Almost everyone has a phone in hand (including me).

* Lady in the next isle over is talking loud enough that the British can understand her.

* Every associate is secretly thinking “WTF are you doin here before a decent hour” with their most cheery attitude.

* Most people back here look like a bad case of death by Friday Night Hangover.

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I can’t wait to try this coffee. Does Crème Brulèe taste like vanilla?

* Are grandma elephants as lovely as most human grandmas?

*Somebody’s having a private rap concert close by.

* The associate who just walked past looked like Fiona from Shameless. Her real name is Diana.

* It’s only been 5 minutes, and I’m already over this waiting.

* 2lbs of Strawberries here is nearly $8! F that~

* Walmart has recently installed this ginormous not fun bulky tower thing for pick up orders.

#NovasWEGE (Novas White Elephant Gift Exchange)

I saw this done, and I wanted to do my own:D

The only catch, is to gift 3 individuals once you’ve been chosen.

  • Life Lessons

    What I was never taught, or what was tempted to be forced into my life, I learned on my own. I knew there were skills I needed for survival. I knew there was responsibility I needed, rather than burdening someone else with it.

    What I would teach my younger self about life is the following :

    1. Failure doesn’t mean unsuccessful, but rather an opportunity to try again.
    2. I am capable of so much more than I realize.
    3. Trying means I’m willing to learn.
    4. Knowing my personality type will change my life.
    5. Trust my intuition.
    6. A man knows and shows when he wants, if I’m questioning it, move on.
    7. Years become wisdom and tears become flowers.
    8. Lies can sound convincingly truthful, but they’re not.
    9. Know my worth and don’t let any man change them.
    10. Be confident in my decisions, humble in acceptance, forgiving of mistakes, and unconditional with love.
    11. Face my life as it comes, denial just delays the progress of progress.
    12. Music is free therapy.
    13. Writing things down allows me to discover patterns.
    14. Cooking is actually fun.
    15. Vertigo is treatable, and nothing of which to be afraid.
  • Daily Writing Challenge: Cosmic Mesh

    Photo Credit: The Haunted Wordsman

    Three Word Challenge: 

    • connected
    • intelligence
    • enlighten

     The spacecraft zipped through the black sparking cosmic atmosphere. It traveled over 60mph but everything appeared as if in slow motion. 

    As Monte sat at the wheel, he noticed this circular object. The craft seemed to be heading straight for it. He feared a major catastrophe, but he couldn’t manage to redirect his course. It felt almost as if this path connected perfectly with that which is around. Monte continued to panic.

    Though he lived in a molecular universe,  where it‘s evident that all objects are of vibrations and energy, his intelligence is limited regarding atmospheric gravity and earthly operations. 

    With each passing mile, the energy started to appear closer together. Nothing of space was dropping into the sky of the earthlings. 

    “How very odd!” Monte thought to himself. “What causes certain objects to move into the layers of one atmosphere, while other objects do not? How is it that objects can float to earth and not the other way around?” He continued, in his mind. 

    As if the vibration of energy created a bell to ring for service, Monte quickly refocused on the task at hand: landing this craft safety and successfully. 

    As if all creation wished to enlighten him, his vessel began to slow down as it approached earth. He had tried for such a long time to slow it down, and yet nothing worked. 

    Safe and sound, he finally reached the ground, and the spacecraft opened it‘s doors. 

    ”Now what?” Monte questioned himself.

    Love

    What love isn’t

    • Easy
    • A feeling
    • Getting your way all the time
    • Endless supply of money
    • Selfishness
    • Stagnant
    • Lusting after another
    • Emotional attention given /received from someone other than partner
    • Munipulation
    • Apathetic
    • Withholding
    • Emotionally unattached
    • Lack of willingness to understand
    • Choose not to communicate effectively
    • Found at the bottom of a bottle
    • Doing what you want over what you need to do
    • Comfortable lying
    • Incapable of working through conflict
    • Seeking attention
    • Unaccountable of self
    • Insecure
    • Envious
    • Unforgiving
    • Unmerciful
    • Lacks grace
    • Jealous
    • Untrustworthy
      Replaceable
  • I thought I knew what love was, but I didn’t. I didn’t love myself ; therefore, I couldn’t have loved anyone else. I do know, though, that I’m seeking it now. I’m seeking it deep within myself and the best version of it with another. Years and years of a marriage, two individuals had surely learned along the way. I want that.