Golden Years

This morning as I  ran the song Kids by One Republic played and made me think about age. I thought about when I was child, if I ever wanted to grow old. I didn’t have a desire to ever learn how to drive a car. I didn’t want to own my own place and leave my brothers and mother. I did however, want to go to college. I did want to become a lawyer (I still do). In the song it says “… I swear we’ll never change…. I refuse to look back thinking days were better just because they’re younger days….” I do remember saying that I’d never change. Now, look at me. I learned the constantly morphing into a better human is essential.

I watched a video over the summer it’s called Timeless: 50 People 1 Question by the Jubillee Project. The video demonstrates that most kids want to be older because they receive more freedom’s and the age is glorified through media and family. While, adults wanted to be younger because they had no responsibilities and being a child wasn’t bad. Personally, I wouldn’t want to change my age because being a child had its great moments but there were also some rough patches too. Such as me being a complete tomboy versus being educated on how appearance effects the way the world perceives you. These moments we have now are the golden years.

Advice from the Julibee Project:

  • Embrace everything you can about your life as it is right now.
  • You aren’t really missing out on anything.
  • Don’t rush through life because at some point they could become a blur. We don’t want to go through life with regrets so exist in every moment.
  • Being and elder is considered the autumn years of your life. Always remember how beautiful autumn is.

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The Land Called Elsewhere

Beneath the surface of words
trees speak wisdom.

Inside the meaning of existence
flowers blossom.

Over the land of tears
the ocean breathes.

On the horizon of time
giant tortoises rest.

After the rain of memories
elephants rejoice.

Amongst the cloudless sky
winds whisper.

Found in the dream of harmony,
the land called Elsewhere.

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Romance

Nerves on edge,
he gazes at her
While her eyes,
wander the room.

She tells her story
with a graceful smile.
He watches her every
move in slow motion.

The candles disappear
as they talk for hours.
She laughs at him
he smiles back.

As he walks her home
he holds her hand
then kisses her check
a goodnight.

The next day he calls
Asking to see her again.
Of course slipped
through the phone.

Lunar

I hold one thumb to earth,
covering it — poof the earth
is gone, just as I did on earth,
with the moon.

Here I stand on an
Estranged uninhabited rock.
Silence never felt so quite;
loneliness now a new high.

There I saw the earth,
in all her beauty.
My life is there but,
I’m 238,900 miles away.

I’ve never traveled so far,
I see a black abyss.
Here I stand wondering
what the world is doing.

Oh what I’d give to hear noise,
To see people, smell food.
Drive through traffic,
Smell the earth’s atmosphere once more.

My time to depart this terrestrial place,
return home.
How lucky am I to be one,
of a few to walk on the moon.

He said it best,
One small step for man
One Giant leap for mankind.

I didn’t just go to the moon,
We as the human race,
We went to the moon,
and haven’t been back since.

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Who knew

Him and I had 16 cheese sticks
before shopping.
Four days before Christmas.

He bought his fiancé diamond earrings,
his son a remote control car,
he was never this excited.

We got back home
unloaded the gifts
and opened a puzzle.

He left to see his fiancé,
the house stood quite
time ticked by.

The phone rang
panic was in mothers voice
there was an accident.

The car went air born,
landed in a ditch,
his leg pinned by the door.

Family rushed home
picked me and his fiancé up
off we were to the ER.

Hours passed in the waiting room,
the news came back,
he broke his leg.

He had surgery the next morning,
put in ICU for two days,
due to fluid on his lungs.

Fluid subsided, he awoke
I lived in the ICU,
Christmas wasn’t the same.

The rescue crew said,
he’s lucky to be alive.
That night he had,
a guardian angel
on his side.

This happened in 2015. My brother was in an awful car accident, the photo that is the feature image is the car. He walked away with a broken leg…Actually, he walked away with a titanium rod in his leg, so he is now a cyborg, haha.

Time the resource

This week I learned something important about time. We all have the same 24 hours within a day. No one gets a minute or even second more (if you’re on Earth). Our lifetimes may not be the same amount of time but each day is 24 hours long. Time is a precious resource, more than money because it can never be regenerated.

Time is a nonrenewable resource.

We’ve got to be careful as to how we spend our time. I spent a significant amount of time in my office working hard and a small amount of time with my friends this week. Time does slip through my fingers way too often. I ran into an old friend and each time we reunite it is as if there was no time had passed between us but I can tell that we’ve both gained more wisdom since our previous encounter.  

My advice, start becoming a better time manager for yourself. Multi-task for example if you are going someplace listen to a pod cast, book you’ve wanted to read, or video. Don’t wait until you’re at the end and regret not reading that book you bought ten years ago.

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Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
~Coco Chanel

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How to become a blogging Champ

I cannot say that I am a professional blogger. I can say that I am still a rookie, however, I’ve noticed various things more successful bloggers do. I’d like to share with my followers some good rules to follow as they continue to climb the many stairs of the blogging world.

*Note the examples I use will be regarding my experiences and some tips I’ve researched*

  1. Don’t just like posts you haven’t read yet. I’ve noticed some people will go on a binge and like say five posts within a minute. Sometimes posts aren’t that long and quicker to get through than others, so will I know these likes are sincere? Probably not, but I do like to know if people truly like my writing. So far, I believe I have a great audience.
  2. Comment when you want. This is a huge one for me. I love giving out feedback on people’s work, I also love receiving feedback on my work. How else is a writer supposed to improve? I look back at the first poem I ever wrote (which was about ten years ago) and I realize how awful it was compared to what I write now. I won’t change the poem because its where I started. Plus, if you give feedback it encourages the writers to keep writing.
  3. Writers, thank your readers. I know life gets busy but if you are wanting to become more successful set aside perhaps 10 minutes a day to reply to your comments and thank the reader. They took out time to write you a comment so why not thank them?
  4. Experiment! If you start out writing long tangents about your fish, you probably won’t gain many followers. If you start expanding to other animals, different topics, try different writing styles, etc… the more likely you will grow and eventually find out what works for you.
  5. Give credit when it is due! If another blog post inspired you to write a piece for your blog, give them a mention. You can say Inspired from writing natural (have the post hyperlinked to whomever the inspiration was from) so they can also grow their audience. The daily post prompt is one that encourages you to hyperlink the prompt in your work.

Hope this has helped you in some way shape or form as you continue your way to become a blogging champ.

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Silence

Black and white
are his colors.

His lips sealed shut,
eyes blacked out.

Quirky moves with
awkward stares.

Popping balloons,
Hand mitten love affairs.

Silence just never
was this funny.

His different ways deem him weird
yet his silent acts still storm
the comedy house.


If you haven’t seen any of Tape Face’s acts feel free to YouTube his acts.

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I never thought…

I’d live past the age eighteen,
Due to an irrational fear of driving.
I now drive every day,
I’m 22 years young.

I’d love to read again
I stopped reading in third grade
Now I read one book every month.

I’d find a new home,
because I love my family.
I now live two hours away and,
visit home once a month.

I’d be able to run,
because I couldn’t run far as a kid.
I love to run early in the morning,
I’ve ran 7 miles before.

I’d be a successful blogger,
because who would want to read my words?
Now, I have 100 followers
Thank you!

Don’t let the negative thoughts keep you from succeeding in life. Push yourself to your breaking point and keep on going. Every time I think I wouldn’t or couldn’t do something I proved myself wrong. In order to be successful you need to keep trying. No one is successful on the first attempt, if they were then there would be no satisfaction in succeeding. Image source.

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