Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Playlist

Yes I am aware it is not Monday. I kinda forgot yesterday was Monday . . . I know we all don't really like Monday's so the question is; how could you forget such a horrible day? I don't know I guess I had a good Monday. *gasps 

Anyways since the playlist I posted last Monday is literally still on repeat I thought I would do a different kind of playlist. A playlist of quotes. Would that make it a reading list? *wonders A quote for each day to get you through the week. These quotes will be coming from my journal. Either quotes I write or quotes I write down from other places that I like to keep with me. Quotes that help me, inspire me, and take care of me. 


Tuesday
This is the first quote I have in my current poetry journal. I had an online class once and through it I met Gary. He is quite aged but that didn't stop him from giving school another chance as well as giving life another chance. After getting to know Gary a little more and him getting to know me we never met. But he did leave me with these last words for our online class came to an end. I never met him, probably never will but he impacted my life greatly with these words. Still they help me.

"All great music, poetry, and art come from a place of pain, hurt, or abundant love. These are the things people experience in life. To touch people with your gift you need to touch their souls. Hang in there, take each event, good or bad, as a lesson. the growing is in the passing through these periods. One day you will wake up and know who you are, until then hang on for the ride."
- Gary Martin
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Wednesday
Who would I be if I didn't put one of Morrie's quotes in here. Tuesday's With Morrie by Mitch Albom is one of my favorite books. A true story, such a raw story. I feel like that book has helped me and made me a better me. I have tons of quotes by Morrie in my journal. Without him I don't know where I'd be. Anyways this one of the ones I have memorized. Simply because it is relevant to every day life. It helps me understand. This quote is also one of my inspirations for all the emotions I write about.

"But by drowning yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, all right, I have experienced that emotion. Now I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment."
- Morrie Schwartz
~
Thursday
This is something I wrote.

"I woke up today and told myself - Live up to your words. And make yourself better.
Not for anyone else but yourself."
-Rosa
~
Friday
This is also something I wrote.

"I don't want to give up on myself. Out of all my struggles I think that's the one I'm having most trouble with. Why? I ask myself the same question. But then again not all battles end. Why should this one? Maybe this one is meant to go on for a life time. My lifetime. I think it will. And I think I'm strong enough for it. That is what baffles me most of all."
-Rosa
~
Saturday
I'm a huge Grey's Anatomy fan. If you haven't watched that show I highly recommend it, it's not just about doctor stuff it's about life. I am more than sure one if not all the episodes will make you cry.

"Whatever it is you are feeling, it is okay."
-Meredith
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Sunday

"On a whim of inspiration one must just go. One must just do. In a world where you are applauded and ridiculed for being you all at the same time; what is it you are suppose to do? Be you, be you."
-Rosa

Well my sweet reader I hope that helped in more ways than none. Enjoy these little bits and pieces that help me along with my days.

See you Later.
  




Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Troublesome Book


Well it certainly has been awhile since the last book review. To think I would have done a billion by now, but nope. There is no excuse for not reading, well there is one. Laziness. Other than that I had been doing a lot of traveling and reading a book during that time was a hard thing to do. Being home now I can go back to my little reading routine.

This week I finished the book Matched by Ally Condie. I was so unsure whether I was going to be able to finish it or not. Why? It has a very slow start, I almost felt like the book didn't start till it was about to end. That slow start is very important though, it's where you pretty much get all the basic info yet critical info you need to understand the rest of the book. Nonetheless I'm glad I stuck with it and finished it till the end. Keep in mind this book is the first in its trilogy. Oh yes, trilogy. Something inside me gets very happy and joyous when I find out there are several books more continuing the story. That and I always think there is a cliffhanger at the end of the book so that gets me sorta pumped to keep reading and find out what it is. The thing about this book it doesn't really have a cliffhanger, but it does make you want to keep reading it. *magical book dun dun dun. One thing I really loved about this book was the uniqueness of all the characters names. Cassia, Ky, Xander, Em, Bram, and the list goes on. (Those are just some of the characters)  Pretty badass if you ask me. 

Anyways now you may be asking what exactly is this book about? I might get eaten alive for this but  . . . this book reminded me a lot of Divergent. Now just hear me out . . . it is not at all exactly like Divergent, they just share one huge aspect. The whole the government is in control sorta thing and you have no choice but to follow what the government says sorta thing. Well it's sorta like that. Keeping that in mind, this society has everything very well thought out and researched, they have eliminated cancer, the adequate age to die is at 80, the age to stop having children is at age 31, the age to be matched is after 17 years of age. Matched? Yes, the society matches you with your ideal partner. The book tells the story of Cassia, starting with her match banquet. Finding out she got matched with her best friend Xander should be something to celebrate. Given that most get matched with complete strangers. After the banquet you get a micro card with all of your partners info, Cassia in the comfort of her home goes through the micro card and surely enough there is Xanders face . . . but at the very last second another face pops up on the screen. Ky. And so the story takes of from there. . . 

Are you going to purchase the next book? Um, yes. I need to know what happens! It may have a slow start but once you dive into this world there is no going back. Plus I do have to admit that there where some parts that got me right in the heart and made me feel the feels. *smooth, I now leave you with some little bits and pieces from the book (quotes) Enjoy! 


"My fingers smell like soil and my lips taste like sugar and I'm so awake right now I wonder if I'll be able to sleep tonight."

"My one step forward becomes many steps back." 

"I'm not anyone. I'm just one of the people who happened to fall in the majority. All my life, the odds have been on my side." 

"Do not go gentle."

See you later.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Encouragement and Discouragement

Encouragement - The action of giving of someone support, confidence, or hope. 

Discouragement - An attempt to prevent something by showing disapproval or creating difficulties; dispiritedness.



Encouragement is something we need on a daily basis, even for the smallest of things. Should I buy this top? Should I talk to this boy? Should I cut my hair this way? Should I really be this way or that? Should I really blow my nose in public? (We all know the need and embarrassment that is). Sometimes our own encouragement is enough, our own encouragement is all we need. Yeah right . . . Even the most confident and proudest person needs encouragement, encouragement from friends or even their mother. What am I kidding especially their mother.  

But how come you are talking about encouragement and discouragement in the same post? Contradicting much? 

No, not really, wherever there is encouragement sadly there is discouragement. I combine both words because I know what it's like to feel both at the same time.

Compliments, smiles, a shine in your eyes, a pat on the back, a hug, kind words, all such things are what people familiarize with encouragement. All those things provide that little push we need to just go after our dreams and have those dreams be our greatest endeavors. Dreams aren't these sort of hallucinations we have, they are these visions our heart, soul, and mind try to encourage our spirit to follow. They are little signs from within. Who we surround ourselves with, what we surround ourselves with, our environment; all those things are such great contributing factors to the encouragement we receive as well as the discouragement we receive. I guess what I'm trying to say in the jumble of all these words is; look around you, accept all positivity. I mean don't just accept it, feel it, let it travel through your body, by doing so it will radiate such a great feeling all around you. That's how encouragement works by accepting it. Cause if you're anything like me and don't really know how to take compliments and all . . . stop. Believe. That's all there is to it. Heck, this blog was created with tons of encouragement, if you're reading this, you're encouraging me.

Encouragement is a domino effect. Positively speaking of course. It effects the other and the other and the other making them feel better and better. :)

Discouragement on the other hand is the complete opposite and can just literally tare you to pieces and eat you up inside. Sometimes the excuse for such thing is simply jealousy, hatred, blindness, and all the other reasons why people discourage others and make them feel bad. I mean they're not bad people, maybe sometimes without knowing we have discouraged someone, we aren't bad people. I mean a little inconsiderate and selfish at the time . . . *raises hand . . . but we aren't bad people. That doesn't give us the excuse to crush other people's dreams. So encourage them even if their dreams sound a bit crazy or out of reach, only they can decide which ones come true. We all come to our senses at some point, well hopefully. 


I guess the most important thing I can say in this whole entire post is as simple as 1 2 3.
Don't give up.
As worn out and as cheesy as that sounds it's the truest thing when it comes to achieving something. Encourage yourself as much as you encourage others. It's a cycle we must keep alive somehow, so follow your dreams. You already have people supporting in more ways than one. As Disney as this sounds, dreams do come true. 





See you later.

Thank you. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Playlist

Laundry, laundry, and laundry. That's what this day has consisted of. Also a lot of sweat in the midst of it all. Music is the only thing that has been keeping me company today, yes I know that sounds tragic and lonesome, but it happens. But to keep it short here is this weeks playlist. 

Warning; you might have several of these on repeat . . . as I did. They were on repeat . . . a lot. 


Hug me just hug me, it's a hug me and sway with me type song.
A song for a happy moment.
A song for a sad romantic moment.
One you've probably heard, but always great to hear again.
One to make you feel better about your life when you feel it's at a stand still. 
Oh the feels . . .
Thanks to my sister, this song is one of the "replay" ones.
Oh and so is this one. 
Yes, just yes. Dace, feel it, smile, do it all. *heart flutters
Now for a little sexy Spanish tune. We need a little spice every now and then, don't deny yourself of such luxury. Shake those hips!


I hope you all enjoy this playlist as much as I am, and probably will for the rest of the week. I have a repeatsamesong problem. Shameless I am shameless. Anyways, sweet reader I hope these songs make you feel the feels as well as feel better. :)

See you Later. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hello Again!

To say I missed this little bubble will not suffice. Really, I was itching to get back to my laptop and start writing away again. Although the time away was very needed, being over there I couldn't help but feel like it was a new beginning for me. And new beginnings sometimes take time. I'm truly blessed to have had the opportunity to go and visit my family as well as have tons of fun while doing so. (I'm counting down the days till I get to go again) Being back to my little hometown of Phoenix, Arizona all I can say is; better things are coming my way, I just know it, I feel it in my guts! 

Anyways, I hope you have all been well. I will be getting back to my little routine of posting, if what I'm doing is even considered a routine. *I'm not a mess just scatter brained, tis all. 

See You Later.


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