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Happy New Year, everyone!

I usually write this before the next year begins, but I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t taken the time to sit down and come up with them. I’ll try to keep them succinct this time around.

  1. Be honest, and don’t sugarcoat your words and thoughts. Honesty may hurt someone, but in the end, people appreciate it when you’re up front about how you feel.
  2. People will dislike and hate you for no apparent reason other than the fact that they don’t like what you say, do, or how you look.
  3. If you never take risks, then you’ll never get rewarded. Your life begins the moment you step out of your comfort zone.
  4. Don’t be in a relationship only because you need to be validated by the appreciation of someone else to be happy with yourself.
  5. End a relationship when you both realize it’s not working and/or the moment you find out the other person is being unfaithful. Don’t give second and third chances to someone who breaks his/her promises again and again and doesn’t value you as the special person you are. Just because the sex is good doesn’t mean you should remain with that person. Respect yourself enough to let go of someone who manipulates and plays with your heart and emotions.
  6. Just because someone believes in something that you might not does not make them a bad person. People like and follow different things.
  7. When you dread going into work, that means it’s time to start planning to find another one. If your job makes you physically ill, mentally exhausted, and extremely stressed, then you don’t need to work there. Don’t be a slave to the system for crappy pay.
  8. Do what makes you burn with passion, brightness, and pride inside your soul. That’s what feeds your spirit.
  9. Holding onto grudges from the past does nothing except chain you to the ground and prevent you from moving forward to the future. As difficult as it may be, letting go is the only way that you will be free.
  10. For every ridiculous comment or action made by an ignorant person, there is an equal and opposite instance from someone good that will help restore your faith in humanity.
  11. Never stop doing what you love, and never give up on your goals and dreams. The harder you work with your goal in mind, the closer you come to actually accomplishing it. It does pay off in the end.
  12. As easy as it is to react to what people may say or do to you, take some time to evaluate if it’s worth it to explode. It usually isn’t worth it. People will say things that infuriate and hurt you, but the only one responsible for how you respond to them is you.
  13. The sky isn’t the limit. The infinity of the universe is. So keep going beyond your wildest fantasies. The possibilities are endless.

 

May 2014 bring you plenty of new blessings!

Much love to you!

62206796❤ Me

 

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Hi everyone!

I’m sorry that I’ve disappeared for a while. Life has taken a very busy turn with a lot of different emotions rushing through me. I had to say goodbye to my dog Daisy last month. It was one of the hardest times for me. She was really suffering, but now she’s in a better place. Sixteen years is a good long life for a dog, and she was definitely a welcome member of our family. I still need to write a poem about her… In better news, I now have a job! I work the front desk of a hotel. It definitely keeps me busy! Tonight I’m going in for an overnight shift. And best of all, there is finally someone special in my life that’s here to stay. He is a wonderful support that I’m blessed to have in my life! You’ll hear more about him soon too.

Last night I was missing Daisy and feeling down on life. It was getting the best of me, so at 2:15am I decided to call my special someone. He answered! We talked for a while, and I was so grateful for his upbeat and positive attitude. I’ve never felt such love and care from any relationship in the past. To help dispel the negative thought processes in my head, he gave me an assignment to write down 100 things that make me feel happy and thankful in life. I thought I would share it with all of you.

  1. Sharing kisses with my special someone
  2. A full-body massage
  3. Playing with and petting Duke
  4. Being around cute, playful animals
  5. Bunnies
  6. Reading a book that I can’t put down
  7. Roses
  8. Chocolate (all kinds!)
  9. Experiencing the Lord of the Rings (through books, extended edition films, and music)
  10. Enya
  11. Remembering Daisy memories
  12. Collecting a paycheck
  13. Listening to The Fountain soundtrack
  14. The smell of the air after a rainstorm
  15. Cuddling in my special someone’s embrace
  16. Playing the flute
  17. Singing and improvising what just comes out of me
  18. Reading journal entries that I wrote when I was younger
  19. Getting positive feedback on my work (things I share)
  20. Dressing up and looking especially impressive and beautiful
  21. My boobs
  22. Holding a baby
  23. Harry Potter
  24. All of my supportive and wonderful online, Facebook, and long-distance friends
  25. Writing a poem, essay, or story
  26. Newly fallen snow
  27. Cheesecake
  28. Speaking, reading, and writing French
  29. Exploring and interacting with people from different cultures
  30. Performing onstage (acting and singing)
  31. Watching my friends go through pregnancy and children
  32. The sight, smell, and sound of autumn leaves
  33. General Tso’s Chicken from China Star
  34. Learning about horoscopes
  35. Reading tarot and runes
  36. Guilty Pleasure TV Shows (Bachelor/Bachelorette, America’s Next Top Model, The Voice)
  37. Knee-high boots with 5-inch stiletto heels
  38. An endless supply of books to read
  39. Sleeping and cuddling with stuffed animals
  40. Cookies and brownies freshly baked and cooling
  41. Lounging around in my bathrobe
  42. Cantoring at Mass
  43. Being in a library or bookstore
  44. Going out for a girls’ night
  45. Dancing and clubbing
  46. Getting flirty and tipsy
  47. Watching a hummingbird fly
  48. Giving and receiving hugs
  49. Marching band
  50. Exploring and walking (downtown, nature trails)
  51. Learning languages
  52. Wearing pretty dresses
  53. Dreaming up my wedding
  54. Making a picnic to enjoy outside
  55. Having a poem/song written for me
  56. Attending midnight movie releases
  57. Going to performances at Webster University
  58. Eating all types of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  59. My Grandma and Grandpa Thomas
  60. Family reunions
  61. Christmas
  62. Birthdays
  63. Strawberry Daiquiris
  64. Long Island Iced Tea
  65. Doctor Who
  66. Movie soundtracks
  67. Reading a book aloud as a script
  68. Sleeping deeply
  69. Piano
  70. Taking a nap bundled in a blanket
  71. Making videos
  72. Sharing poetry I’ve dedicated to someone
  73. Wearing sexy lingerie
  74. Listening to the thoughts and ideas of a child
  75. My mom
  76. Going on family vacations
  77. Traveling the world
  78. Dinner and Movie Dates
  79. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
  80. Free days with no commitments
  81. Helping someone smile and be happy
  82. Trivia Nights
  83. Playing “Challenge” with Dad and my brother
  84. Going to the lake
  85. TV Show/Netflix marathons
  86. Falling asleep and waking up in the arms of my special someone
  87. Bagels with peanut butter or butter
  88. Movie nights with my mom
  89. The smell of chlorine at a pool
  90. Learning about my genealogy
  91. Monarch butterflies
  92. Singing in a prestigious choir
  93. Meditating and praying with the Holy Trinity and Mary
  94. Having meaningful tattoos
  95. Good times with my dad
  96. Ice Cream
  97. Making love with my special someone
  98. Someone telling me that they love me
  99. The idea that life will grow inside me
  100. Being alive

There’s my list for you! I encourage all of you to take some time out to write up a list too. It can really help you focus on the positive gifts in your life.

Have a great day!

❤ Me

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(I couldn’t resist sharing more entries today!)

July 28, 1998:

Achiever

I would like to achieve in being a Brownie Girl Scout and bridge into a Junior girl scout. I hope we will do it this year.

Did you know that I have skipped Daisys and went right into Brownies? Well I did. Don’t worry. It is not like I don’t like Brownies, I just can’t wait to be a Junior girl scout.

I would want to be an achiever in the future too. I would want to be two things when I grow up.

The first thing that I would want to be is a writer. (Probably because I love to write.) First I would want to write children’s books. Then when I’m pretty tired of them, I would start chapter books.

I totally forgot to tell you something! I will also go to college to study to be a writer.

Did you know I might write a story called “The Kids in Mr. Cognac’s Class?” I might, I just might.

Another thing is that I might want to be is a singer. I will tell you a secret. Promise you won’t tell? Because this is a super dooper secret that I have never told ever in my whole life. Ready? Set? Go!!

I am a really great singer!!! Really! I really am. Sometimes I go up to my room alone and I sing. I really don’t sing very well in public. But alone, I’m great! I hope I achieve everything I want to achieve.

(Note from the present day: This entry really made me smile. I’m still in the process of achieving all of those things! I did become a Junior girl scout, and while I didn’t go to college to be a writer, I went for music and singing instead. As you know, I still am writing. I might skip children’s books and go straight to novels and poetry anthologies, though. And I’m really glad that I came out with my secret that I can sing well! Because I can! And you know it too.)

August 10:

United States Long Ago

I think that there weren’t any cars back then. Instead, they might have used buggees or horse drawn carriages. The schools back then probably weren’t like they are now. Television was in black and white or maybe there wasn’t any television at all.

Long ago, Saint Louis wasn’t like it is now. You can also go to museums and they will tell you more about the United States long ago.

In school long ago, there probably weren’t any baskets to hold lunch boxes. I think that maybe life is better now than back 100 years ago.

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Onward

More and more I am
Overcome with success, accomplishments, and
Visions of a future
In which I am perfectly happy,
Not hopelessly pining over something that is
Gone.

Oh, the plans I’ll make and greatness I’ll achieve
Now that I’m heading toward a goal that creates the best possible me!

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❤ Me

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Wandering and Wondering

Here I am once again unable to fall asleep at a decent hour… So I will make use of this situation to write a poem after long last. (I had actually written this around 3:15am, but there was a problem with my Internet connection and I was unable to correct before I ended up falling asleep.) It’s really time for me to dust the cobwebs off this blog and get back in the habit of writing regularly. 

 

The lull of trickling water

Does not satisfy

Her thirst

For rest

Nor does the whisper of the wind

As she lies in her bed of cotton

 

Instead her mind wanders

Restlessly

Wading through the sea

Of thoughts

 

Her world is gray

But for sporadic bursts

Of colour

Brought about by

Fleeting moments

Where she can escape

Expectations

Obligations

 

Soon she must

Sleep

So that she might

Wake

And realize that this life

Needs direction

A spark

A dream

A goal

 

 

 

❤ Me

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Phoenix

February 15, 2009:

Burst of flame

In a brilliant ball of

Red

Yellow

White

And Blue

Burning

In an inferno

That kills her life

Buried

In black ashes

Glowing embers

Still envelop

The woman

With a dark

Black shroud

The air steadily

Caresses

Lovingly

Cooling the fire

Letting her breathe

Entries for slow

Deep breaths

Emulating from her bosom

Eyes closed

Exposed

Naked

She lifts up everything

And rises

Re-born into

A phoenix

Lifting up her outstretched and

Ethereal wings

To the heavens

Where she finds

Center

Completion

Freedom

Beauty

Love

❤ Me

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