Lovely Day…

She said;

To heck with the old, 

In with the new!

Then the dark was lifted, 

The skies were beautifully blue!

The weight was lifted, 

The love in her heart grew!

Don’t forget to stop and hear the music

Every Little Step I Take…

Every step counts!

Lately I’ve been a little off my game. I really want this blog to flourish and in due season it will, this I know. I have so many ideas that I want to get under way but each idea takes time and individual steps in order for the whole thing to work. Man has that become tedious. Patience is yet to be one of my strengths when it comes to certain things and bringing ideas to life is one of those things I wish could just happen over night. However, it doesn’t work like that.

So, I have been focusing on one step at a time. Whether it be writing something one day, promoting via twitter and social media the next, working on pieces to my journal, or meeting with professionals to get my ideas off the ground safely. I have to keep reminding myself that all the little things will add up. I’ve already completed the task of merging all my blogs, reorganizing the site and changing the theme/design. So, at some point you have to pat yourself on the back for the little things you’ve done.

If you (the readers in reader land) are pressing towards goals in your life I hope you take the time to congratulate yourself as well on the little steps! Have a wonderful prosperous day even if you only get passed the small steps.

(Oh, and do take the time to enjoy the song. Yes I am watching the New Edition Story on BET & Centric and so far it is great!)

Don’t Forget to stop and hear the music

Paradise Is In Your Mind…

Me: “Where do you think you are?!”

My Son: “Paradise”….

This conversation was about marshmallows that my son took the liberty of grabbing out  of my dad’s refrigerator and began munching on. I was heated that he would do such a thing without asking. Yet his response after I spoke to him about why at that moment it wasn’t quite appropriate to do so, made me think. He felt he was in paradise.

Given the current circumstances here in the great US of A I felt that response is something we all could learn from. If not us all, I certainly took it as a learning moment for myself. It made me think back a bit to Matthew 6 in the Bible when Jesus talks about God providing for His children. The key thing about that last portion of the chapter, for me anyway, was to not worry and know that all that I (we) have need of will be provided.

And perhaps I’m reading too deep but perhaps my child has a better/more innocent view on paradise than I do. Despite what goes on with this country and in our individual lives paradise really does start in the mind. If you believe that you can do then you will do and no one can stop you but you. A little faith goes a long way and it’s all about how you choose to look at your own circumstance. My son believes that being at granddaddy’s house is being in paradise so he can have whatever he likes (lol) and he acted on that. Now, I’m not saying to just do things lawlessly. I’m saying don’t let the fear of man hold you back in your mind from believing that you can still accomplish your goals in life no matter who is “in charge” of this country.

Hopefully my Sunday night ramble reaches someone somewhere but if it doesn’t I got something from it and I guess that’s all that matters. 🙂

Don’t forget to stop and hear the music

Who Am I Living For…

Good day all!

So, as some of you may know and others may not know, I am a licensed real estate agent here in North Carolina. I have been licensed now since December 2008 and before then I spent a lot of time shadowing my mom who got her license when I was in high school. Initially I got my license at her adamant request. I was pregnant with my first child at the time and I figured why not. At 21 I got my license on the first shot (yes I am proud of myself and thank God for that accomplishment).

What does this have to do with the title? Well since then I’ve let some things fall by the wayside from lack of motivation or feeling pressured to make choices simply because of what others desire for me. So, tonight I had to remind myself who I’m doing this for. Some people use vision boards (I too am working on one) and some people are like me. I need it to be a little more tangible. Pictures on a board aren’t always enough.

So what did I do? I took a look at some houses up for sale in my area in the prices range I feel comfortable with for a first home/investment property. Seeing what’s available now and knowing that I need to keep pushing so that I don’t have to just look at these and think “man I wish I had the funds to get that now…”.  I reminded myself to keep lowering my expenses (stop blowing unnecessary $$$) and work towards building assets. Like Robert Kiyosaki said: WEALTH = ASSETS  ≥ EXPENSES.

I CAN DO THIS!!!

By the way if you haven’t read Rich Dad Poor Dad I encourage you to do so! It’s only $7.11 through the link above to the book depository and it’s well worth it!

 

Don’t forget to stop and hear the music.

Excuse Me

Baby let me whisper in your ear,
Darling you are not perfect but you are the best thing I know,
Sweet heart they’ll never love you like me,
Because honey they just don’t know you like me,
You don’t have a perfect body,
But you sure do have it going on in my eyes,
That smile of yours lights up my eyes,
You might not always be the sweetest,
But you’re sweet enough for me,
Yes you’ve got things to work on,
But I’m in love with your mind,
Your heart may be tarnished,
But it’s value is still priceless,
So when others come and try to rock your world,
You just remember how much I love you,
Don’t let them get too close,
I’m the one for you,
Yes you, you there in the mirror

🙂

Sincerely,

Ms. Me

Jazmine Sullivan – Excuse Me (Audio): http://youtu.be/OVyB-ai9z3I

(Written May 12, 2014)

Truth Hurts

I’m laden with hidden insecurities,
Built up over time from breakdowns in self confidence over the years and or the lack of experiences to establish it.
Constantly measuring my self worth through relationship failures and the eyes of others.
I think that if I’m not interesting at all times to the one I partner/want to partner with that I’ll lose them.
I feel like I don’t always have a lot to bring to the table to out weigh all the baggage I do bring to the table.
My body isn’t what it once was before my dumb decisions.
I need to talk about my problems but I don’t want to be a debbie downer.
I feel like my parenting skills suck sometimes and I missed opportunities to correct behaviors to establish a norm to eliminate problems I now have with my children.
It’s hard doing this alone but how will I ever attract anyone if I don’t have a good enough handle on this already.
Will anyone want to give me more children?

I fear that trusting people results in my most intimate thoughts/feelings being left exposed and exploited.

 

(Written February 15, 2016)