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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...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Motivational Mondays: Calling it Quits...?

Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel?  You know, you're over everything and everyone because life is just not the way you want it to be in this moment?
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I have felt that way a number of times, especially recently. I felt drained, tired, disappointed, down, angry, frustrated, I caved and threw in the proverbial towel of loss and feeling of abandonment and failure. Yes failure. I felt a loss of faith in myself more than I've ever felt in my life.

Everything seemed to be going nowhere. Everything of what I am trying to do seemed for naught.  I was constantly batting zeroes and getting nowhere fast. I visualized all of the things that had been staring me in the face, all the complications that had ensued leading up to this moment proved to be quite challenging.

www.d-foreverserenity.comThen I got this email that had the words, "Here is the inspiration you need to never give up". What?  Rewind.... Before I saw that email, my oldest daughter who is interning at my job gave me two sprigs of a mint plant that she had gotten for me. You can use the mint leaves to make tea, cook in recipes, use it as a room scent refresher; I was telling her and my co-worker friend all about the mint. Then she apologized that she had placed it in the refrigerator and they wilted. I told her not to worry about it. I'll still use it.  As I walked back to my desk, the thought came to me to put them in water to see if they will come back to life.  I also thought, "Yeah, like everything else that's going for me, let's see if this will be my inspiration to feel better"  So I grabbed a vase that was under my desk, rinse it and put them in water.  As the morning went on, the plant slowly came back to life, opening its beautiful petals....wow!  
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Then I saw the email...and I laughed to myself thinking, "OK God, I'm listening".

As I read the email I followed the link from themuse.com. (I love those guys). I have signed up for a couple of newsletters which I receive often and they have always inspired me and boy did I need that inspiration at that moment.  Each article I read, lead me to a another one, and another one, and another one.....divine intervention?  Then I said a prayer of thank you to God for not giving up on me, and for showing me that all is not lost I will continue to hold on to my faith and keep trusting Him.  I prayed for forgiveness for feeling the way I did earlier, I had even uttered in frustration "I just don't know anymore and I don't want to talk about it..."...oh yes, God and I have that kind of conversation all of the time.  I was still in that I'm-lost-giving-up-nothing-going-my-way-I'm-sick-and-tired-mode until I received that email.

It's never easy trying to do what you want to do in your life. Like me I know that many of you out there have had these moments.....and when we have these moments we can learn from whatever we are inspired to do, I call it "divine intervention".  I had planned on giving up writing these types of motivational articles too because I don't think anyone reads them.  I am not a preacher or priest nor interventionist or psychiatrist or psychologist or anything of that nature.  However, I am living my life and I can tell you a thing or two from my life experiences.  I see and know that others are having their own experiences, going through even more than I do. That is why I began my Motivational Series, and write these types of inspirational articles; because sometimes it may be what one person needs to read, as that email inspired me.  I hope today that I inspired that "one" person. Click on the links above and read the articles from themuse.com. Please share if you want to about your own experiences.