Monthly Archives: January 2016

Life Lessons

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I have hurt and I have been hurt. I have loved with all my heart and I have been loved. I have lost and I have been lost. I have laughed…I have cried…I have yelled…I have thrown things…I have made the most of each moment and I have wasted time…I have thrown myself into things that I was not ready for and I have waited too long to jump on the train of opportunity. But all in all…I have learned and still learning.

There are days when I feel impatient with the way my life is going and I feel angry or frustrated. Yes my career is not going the way I planned and my job is not satisfying, yes I have financial problems, and yes caring for others can be tiring sometimes and I can’t find time for myself. I need to learn how to be patient. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing:  to wait for events to unfold in their own time. I need to learn to relax and stop trying to force things to happen. I can’t control everything in my life, and it is this is the right time to stop trying. I don’t have to achieve all my goals in one day or even one month.

 Despite the disappointments of our complex lives, we should begin to learn how to live. I will continue to strive for progress and be satisfied to be an imperfect human. Each day is a new start for me and each moment is a new beginning.

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Six words story: Sin

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I’m participating in The Sometimes Stellar Six Word Story six words story contest; the theme this week is “Sin” you can check it here: https://nicolaauckland.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-16/

I made two entries:

  • Loving him was her only sin

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  • Bullets flying, greed is loaded gunmb101310_02-500x344

 

Why do we write?

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I’m going to share with you the words of the author Terry Tempest Williams on why does she write, I think we can all relate to her beautiful words.

I write to make peace with the things I cannot control. I write to create red in a world that often appears black and white. I write to discover. I write to uncover. I write to meet my ghosts. I write to begin a dialogue. I write to imagine things differently and in imagining things differently perhaps the world will change. I write to honor beauty. I write to correspond with my friends. I write as a daily act of improvisation. I write because it creates my composure. I write against power and for democracy. I write myself out of my nightmares and into my dreams. I write in a solitude born out of community. I write to the questions that shatter my sleep. I write to the answers that keep me complacent. I write to remember. I write to forget….

I write because I believe in words. I write because I do not believe in words. I write because it is a dance with paradox. I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in sand. I write because it belongs to the force of the moon: high tide, low tide. I write because it is the way I take long walks. I write as a bow to wilderness. I write because I believe it can create a path in darkness….

I write as ritual. I write because I am not employable. I write out of my inconsistencies. I write because then I do not have to speak. I write with the colors of memory. I write as a witness to what I have seen. I write as a witness to what I imagine….

I write because it is dangerous, a bloody risk, like love, to form the words, to say the words, to touch the source, to be touched, to reveal how vulnerable we are, how transient we are. I write as though I am whispering in the ear of the one I love.

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Terry Tempest Williams ©

The Creative Blogger Award

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A while ago, Rob (The V-Pub) has nominated me for The Creative Blogger Award. Rob is a very talented musician (you should hear him signing), with a great sense of humor please check his blog: weight2lose2013.wordpress.com

 

RULES FOR THE CREATIVE BLOGGER:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them of their nomination.
  4. Keep the rules in your post so it makes it easy for everyone to know what to do.

 

5 Facts about me:

I hate to be tied down with someone or something

I hate to be told what to do, it is my way or the highway. I love to be in control.

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I tend to be argumentative; I really like having the last word in arguments sometimes this causes stress but mostly for me.

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I had never voted before and I will never do it because I refuse to subscribe to the lame voting process. One day I will die happy knowing I didn’t elect some loser entity to dictate my life.

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I’m protective of my family and friends and I’m willing to do anything for the ones who mean the most to me.

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My nominees:

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