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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get Your Life: What have you done?

It's a week since I asked what do you do when you are dissatisfied with your life? When things are not going the way you want them to...? It was a discussion to get not just you moving towards your goals dear readers, but me as well!

Did you do the "homework" I gave you?  What homework?  Well, go back to the article and read the last sentence.  ~Crickets~ ~Birds chirping~.......are you back yet?  Great! So, tell me, what have you done towards getting your life to where you want it to be this week?

Let me tell you what I've been up to.  Remember I keep talking about changing the look of my blogs, getting to where I want it to be?  I've begun doing that!  Finally, right?!  Yep. I'm enjoying myself creating the look I want and I can't wait to show it to you. It's going to be a while longer for the big reveal.  It is a three-fold goal which also involves some of the other things I've always wanted to!

I've also done some research and looked into other offers that I've been putting on the back burner.  I've even put myself out there for an opportunity of which I will share at some point on my blogs!  

I have been really motivating myself to keep my body moving and not stop working out. There are times when I cannot get out to workout, however, as long as I do something at least 3 times for the week...that keeps me on track to the goal I've set for myself.

Are you thinking to yourself as you read this, "Man she's been busy", yes I have.  But while I'm busy working towards some of the goals I have, it hasn't been problem free at all.  I'm faced with so much at times I can't tell you how difficult it can be to keep myself motivated.

Some of us experience difficulties that keeps us questioning and doubting ourselves.  At times like this we will be less motivated.  You have to decide to keep going, in spite of it all; because if you don't, you will get sucked into the mindless circle that ensues....that same circle that we have been in one time too many!

I have been saying out loud "I have to let go of the life I plan so that God can take me where I am supposed to be" to remind myself that everything will be alright.  Because I often worry about a problem after praying about it, not giving God a chance to do what he knows how to do. A reminder for me to let go, and let God.  

Hey, God does factor a lot in my life, and so I always come right back to him!  You can use your own Deity, whatever it is you use to keep your spirituality going.  In my opinion, he is everything, he is all beings.  

So moving on, now that I've shared what I have been up to. How about you?  Even if you don't share with me, I do hope that you will use this as motivation to work towards that goal of yours.  It does help to stay focus though doesn't it, when you share some of your goals, and/or fears, with someone?  There are definitely some things you should keep close to yourself until it is time to let others in.   Now that you have begun, don't stop!  Continue moving forward, take that class you've always wanted to take, you have to choose a subject right?  Or decide which school/learning source you will use; get that hair cut, empty out that garage, organize your closet....?  It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it is something you have been meaning to do, or have always wanted to do, and you take one step towards getting it done! Now you know the drill, let's meet up again next week, and share.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beginner's Prose: Aha Moment
A re-post from my poetry blog: I hope you will re-discover your aha moments my dear readers. I'm having fun re-discovering mine! 

Beginner's Prose: Aha Moment: I smile with the awareness of love I smile with the knowledge of my "aha" moment I smile at the awakening of my soul open to t...

Monday, July 21, 2014

FabulouslyCurvy Nominated for Award ~ Fabulously Curvy

I had to share this across my blogs! FabulouslyCurvy-aka-Donna ForeverSerenity-aka-D-Foreverserenity-aka-SerenityBeginner'sProse, has been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!!!

How cool is that dear readers?!  Please follow the link to read my acceptance "speech", and to see who I nominated to receive this award as well! Some great bloggers out there! Keep on blogging! Thank you for reading with me!

FabulouslyCurvy Nominated for Award ~ Fabulously Curvy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get Your Life

 Find the Road to YOU -
It's Hump Day dear readers. The day when some of us can't wait to get to Friday, or we are just dragging ourselves over the hump, figuratively and literally!  I have a question to ask,


1)When things are just not going in the direction you want no matter how many chances you give it? 

2)When the people around you just don’t give a shit? 

3)When the people you trust just don’t care enough?

It’s going to be hard, but you’ve got to do it…..GET YOUR LIFE!

Consider this your friendly reminder from your motivator......ME!  (yep, a reminder to me've got my back...Muaah xoxoxo)

Now go do it....let's meet up in a week to share what you've done towards this goal!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Blog Update

It has been a while since I posted any music articles.   I promise you I will get it together. Baby steps are turning into toddler size steps, to adult ones! It would be great to just have myself to focus on, but I don't. And even focusing on me alone is a tall order because of all the stuff that has been going's been quite a bumpy ride! I am forcing myself to make time for my writing, not because it is a chore, but because I love doing this.  This is what I want to keep on doing, and I'm going to give it my full attention to make it a reality.

I shared some time ago that I plan on changing the look of my blogs. I have 3 blogs..three!  That's a lot to keep up.  I wanted to get rid of one or two, then I realize that I would like to keep them all.  Each blog serves a different purpose, and I have plans that will include all, so that's it for now.  Until then my dear readers, I hope you will forgive the links that do not open and the haphazard looks that occurs at times.  I like being a I'll probably stay w/Blogger, though I'm swaying in other directions...we'll see!

Amanda & Me(Googler...Google-ite...I come up w/these pseudonyms - no bad intentions there Google!)  So if you read my fashion blog Fabulously Curvy, you'll see that I will be attending a special event tomorrow evening.  It's late and I'm going off to bed. My Amanda gave me a light blow out and straightened my curls...she can be such a gem when she wants to!lol! 

Somehow this write up turned into a Blog update....and not about musical obsession!lol! I've been obsessing over Jill Scott's and Megan Hilty's music, I shared that info in my last write up.  I will share my favorite of their songs soon. Til next time my dear readers. Happy TGIF!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mood Swings

d-foreverserenity.comI'm in a Megan Hilty kind of mood.  She's on repeat on my Windows Media Player today. It's Hump Day...I'm dragging my butt over it! It's also been a Jill Scott kinda of month - her "The Light of the Sun" CD is on repeat in my car's CD player....yep...mood swings.

What is it about us that gets us in these kind of moods? You don't have to answer that my dear readers.  I'm sure you've been in that space at one time or another! I've been there one time too many to count. It's life, it happens. We deal, or we bury ourselves in the you see my hand stretched out, crawling outta there?  

Sometimes life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what it brings, which type you're going to get. You have a choice. Choose to dig in deep til you find the chocolate you want. Or throw the box in the garbage and forgeddaboutit! (did you hear my NY drawl?!)

d-foreverserenity.comI like to think that I'm a fighter....actually, I am.  I'm tired of fighting though. It doesn't mean that I'm giving up on anything....there are some things I have to let go of.  It's good to do that from time to time. We tend to hold on to things we know are not good for us. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm still trying to figure it all out. I'm there in some aspects, there meaning, I know what I want. In other things, I'm trying not to listen to the throw-it-all-to-the-wind-I-don't-give-a-shit-troublemaker sitting on my shoulder.  But we must come to terms with the things we cannot control, and just let go, walk away, pull your big girl panties up (yep, I said it) and get to the next step of the journey that will take you to your dreams.

Sang it Ms. Megan, "Wiseup..., ...Get to the Heart of the Matter...., ...Dare you to move.."

So, how's your day going so far...or is it too early to say....? 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Favorite Top 10 Quotes from Oscar Wilde

Have you ever read or know about the quotes of Oscar Wilde? Who is Oscar Wilde you wonder dear readers?  He was an Irish writer and poet.  He is known for his dramatic portrayal of the human condition and has inspired so many who love his work through his poetry and other writings.

Image of Oscar Wilde shared publicly for use here

How can you not enjoy his words, one of his quotes that always makes me smile: "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken".   How awesome is that?!

Here are 10 of his best quotes, in my opinion,
1. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
I agree, don't you?  Nothing is more annoying to the people who dislike you for one reason or another than to see you be kind to them or "like" them. "Kill them with kindness"!

2. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
LOL! These days you have to live within your means. Not doing so has gotten so many folks in trouble.  But I think he is encouraging us to step outside of the gate, or box that we often limit ourselves within. Be creative, and live life! What are your thoughts on this dear readers?

3. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
This quote made me laugh out loud again!!!! So, is this why the designers change their styles so often?  A fashion for every season! I think he said this one rather "tongue in cheek".

4. I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Hmmm, I don't know where he was going with this one, but, makes me think. Is he questioning God's ability or confidence? Perhaps he thinks God has put too much into creating man?

5.  Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Agreed.  If you have a creative mind, you find pleasure in anything that you do.  You can.....visualize yourself on the beach, while you're sitting at your desk!  Visualize yourself having the most delicious meal, when all you're eating is a salad! It's not just about food, and places, it can be anything. A picture or painting can take you away from your normal way of being....create the illusion...there is good and not so good (grifting, cheating, etc) in this one. 

6. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Agreed again!  Why keep any advice at all to yourself?  Unless it is going to cost you financially, why not give a little, share a little to earn a lot more?  Sharing is caring!

7. When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
A very derisive shake of my head on this one. You can look at this quote anyway you want. Enough said! ~oh Oscar~

8. Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
I wrote an article a few months ago, where I mentioned that my new age will be 39 going forward.  This quote is exactly why.  I'm over thirty-five as it is already, so 39 years old is a good number to be!  These days, women (most women) have a choice, and the freedom to be all they can be.  Yes, there are those in our society who continue to disparage us, and treat us in ways that are uncouth, but we have come a long way baby!

9. I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar was a playwright, I don't know if he played a role in any of his plays, but he was oh so good at what he does.

10. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Well, you live and you learn from your experiences in life.  We hopefully grow and do things differently so as not to make the same mistakes twice.  That's experience!  

You can find the other quotes, 40 total, here at this link:

Tell me which quote is your favorite?