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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FOREVERSERENITY: Earthstrong aka Birthday

Google - you just rock!!!

Yep, it is MY BIRTHDAY today.  Another year to celebrate and I am grateful for being alive and well, thank you Lord!  And yep, again Google has a "Happy Birthday Donna" when I "hover" over the Google birthday and cupcake of its moniker.  


It is also EARTH DAY and I'm so proud to share my birthday with Earth Day!!!!! Hey Mother Earth, Happy Earth Strong to you on this our special day!!!!

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I am sharing a re-post from my last write up about my birthday, and scroll further down to see information about Earth Day.  Have a great day my dear readers!!


FOREVERSERENITY: Earthstrong aka Birthday: Thank you Google!!!! I'm grinning from ear to ear because I was going to write this awesome article about it being Earth Day, a...

Friday, April 18, 2014

20 ways to get out of your comfort zone

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One of the most boldest things I've done recently
How comfortable are you with doing anything new? Would you go all the way out to do something different to shake up your life?

On thoughtcatalog.com, Christopher Hudspeth talked about 20 Ways to get out of your comfort zone.  It is scary as heck to put yourself "out there" and be vulnerable to anyone. I don't even want to be seen as vulnerable to anyone outside of my home, or at my office, or anywhere else for that matter.   Do you? 
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Colored my hair a very bright RED

However, sometimes we have to be. Why? Because we are human (a cliche'd expression) but we are. It makes us who we are, we make mistakes, we cry, we move on, hopefully having learned from our experience.  It's never easy, but this is how we learn and grow.

What are some of Christopher's suggestion?  Putting your personal stuff, namely your work out there to the world so you can have their feedback, good or bad....this is what I do everyday writing my blogs!lol! (fellow bloggers you agree?)
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He also wants you to make a fool of yourself. Wait, maybe he hasn't seen my writing lately?  All vulnerable, and revealing and whining....is that making a fool of myself?  Probably not, I'm just too honest for my own good. But he wants us to more like, embarrass ourselves....!

He also wants you to set the bar high on something that seems so out of your reach....hmmmm, I'm doing that right now. In fact,  this entire 2014 Reinvention of Me plan is like, you know....really not going my way right now.....but I'm learning and having fun, and living and....you get it, your turn to just do it already!

Christopher (as if I know him personally...I think he knows me more w/that article of his...) wants me to make new friends....I've been working on that. Online, offline...more online than offline...seriously, I do have friends offline...yes, I do have a life..no, I'm not protesting too much!

OK, so I won't give away anymore of his suggestions or else this writing will be ever so long. He really has some great suggestions.  Take a walk over to this link and read more.  If you do try any of his suggestions, do share! And hey, will you be my new friend? We can hang out on the blogs, talk fashion, motivate each other, read each others stuff...follow each other on social media...just don't stalk me! I'm just saying...


My musings from the fantastic article linked above, and here:
http://thoughtcatalog.com/christopher-hudspeth/2013/01/20-ways-to-get-out-of-your-comfort-zone/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Temptation

Today I am so tempted to eat meat.  Dinner tonight is baked chicken, a whole one and it looks and smells so good I' m seriously talking myself out of copping a bite!!!!

More than ever throughout this journey of 40 Days & 40 Nights without meat, I have never felt the need so strongly to sink my teeth into meat??!!

I do realize that my journey is almost complete.  I have learned so much more about myself. I feel really good and I am happy I took this journey.  So no way am I going to give in to temptation.

Take that meat!!!


Below are some of the meals I have been eating: a meal of mixed steam vegetables; Whiting Fish with cucumber, mixed greens (a variety of lettuce); Bagle bits, egg and coffee (breakfast); Brussel sprout, carrots rice and gravy; Wheat chips and spicy guacomole; and last, fried dumplins (a Jamaican food similar to buscuit) and sardines. (It was yummy!)

Fashion Post on Fabulously Curvy

Photos of my style from my fashion blog, this week I am featuring a week of Mix 'n Match Prints!  Come on over and read with me there as well. Let me know if you like my outfit!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beginner's Prose: Life Cycles

Hello  my dear readers....as life moves on dealing with everything that comes my way, my writing goes by the wayside....I remind myself to keep moving on. Glancing back on some of my poetry, I wanted to share this one with you, Life Cycles...if you are one of those going through the ups and the downs of what life dishes.....I hope this will hit a "chord" and have you moving on! Follow the link below...Til next time~

http://serenitybeginnersprose.blogspot.com/2013/07/life-cycles.html?spref=bl


Beginner's Prose: Life Cycles: I tried to recall the last time I felt the urge to write my urge seem to have fallen  by the wayside of life's indomitable cycles th...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Musical Obsession Series: Old School Reggae Mix

It's been a while since I posted my musical obsession series.  It's not even as if I don't listen to music anymore, as if!!! I live for music. It gets me through my day. Lately I've been listening to rock, heavy metal rock.  I'll share my thoughts on that genre  at another write up.

Today I'm feeling nostalgic, I remember the days of my youth. I'm missing my parents a lot too, may they both continue to rest in peace.  I felt like listening to some reggae music from my birth land, Jamaica, not just reggae, Old School Dancehall Reggae.  Dancehall music is the "badboy" of reggae music, the lyrics can be pretty raunchy at times, however, it's all in good fun and a way of musical expression.  This one is not really as bad though, there are some really X-rated lyrics in dancehall this isn't that.  I did a search on You Tube and found this listing. I liked it and hope you will too.

Aren't you glad it is Friday? Me too!!!!! It's been a tremendously roller coaster day for me and I'm glad it's almost over. Here's to a great weekend my dear readers.  Have you ever listened to reggae? I have shared reggae music here with you before.  If you do listen to reggae, who do you listen to and do you have a favorite song? Have you ever listened to dancehall reggae? Do tell!  You can click on the link below to listen to this selection, or go to Youtube.com and listen to it there. 

Get up and dance!!!!  See you next time.



Or follow this link: The Sickest Old School DanceHall Mix Pt 2




The music uploaded from youtube.com is use only for comparison.   I do not own the song, lyrics or rights to this video.  The music is being used to showcase musicality and love of music. You can watch the video directly at youtube.com, and also go to Google Play from your phone, or online.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Best Advice Ever!

This is a re-post, and a reminder to me, and to you my dear readers, "Do not be afraid of failure"...."Just do it..." , those two advice and more from the reading below.....

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FOREVERSERENITY: The Best Advice Ever!: I was reading about the Oscar nominations on Huffington Post and saw another article that caught my eye. It was written by Bianca Bosker...