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Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome to the Life of Me

**Our introduction assignment for Creative Writing class I am taking was to write a poem (of sorts) instead of just writing an "about me" paragraph. I don't typically write unless it rhymes, and this doesn't flow in every line, but I thought it was pretty accurate.**

Welcome to the Life of Me
Twenty-six years of life this past August
Twelve years spent in school, thought I was done
Here again, year number three, working hard towards my degree.
A daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter, too
Married before but not for too long, found out he wasn’t the one
Reconnected with a high school friend,
Weak-kneed I fell, falling in love,
Now truly happy and engaged to the man of my dreams
Excited for the promises the future brings.
A beauty consultant I am, teaching ladies to care for their skin
Books are my passion, family & friends are my life,
Four-legged critters I call my kids,
And a soon to be a step-mom to two beautiful girls.
A published author am I, with one piece of work
A writer met with years of writers block
Taking this course to open that box
Passionate for poetry and short fiction,
I hope that I find my writing addiction!
Forty-six days left til a big move
Packing my life into boxes and bags
To start a new life in a town miles away.
Fiancée starts new work on Wednesday
While classes have started for me today.
Neighbors are noisy and parking insane!
Pool is green & here comes a hurricane!
Sleep schedule a mess & no job in near sight!
Two pounds gone but sweets call to me at night!
No check in the bank but many bills to pay!
Seems the never-ending list grows longer each day.
Laundry’s  awaiting, oh, and dishes too!
Oh my, what a whirlwind, how about you?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Change of Seasons....2011

As we move into the latter part of August here in the South, we become a bit more aware of hurricane and tropical storm activity in the Atlantic. Our sunny days quickly disperse into afternoon thunderstorms but if we pay close attention, there is a hint of fall not too far away. Nights are often a bit cooler, the humidity lessens a tiny bit, and the breeze carries a fresh scent on it. Yes, fall is coming, quietly creeping in behind the summer.
Just as the seasons change so does our life. Day by day  the plans we have set into place change. Personally, I am a planner; a listmaker. Sudden or rapid changes do not sit well with me and there was a day where I would fly off the handle if that happened. Now, though, I'm learning to take it in stride instead of getting my feathers ruffled. The last eight months of my life have dramatically impacted my future.....but over the last month or so I have made plans and changed plans almost as often and as quick as the weather changes.
I am learning to enjoy the constant changes, to embrace the surprises that are around each corner. To remember what really is important instead of dwelling on those things that I have no control over. I'm learning to laugh instead of being angry, to smile instead of scorn, and to "stop and smell the roses" instead of fussing because something didn't happen the way I thought it should.
Life has a tendency to throw us for a loop. What we do in that loop is up to us. We can make the best of it or we can stress, fuss, and fume about how things didn't go our way!

"Dance like no one is watching.  Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt before. Live like it’s heaven on earth."

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I don't want to waste my life being unhappy because someone else disappointed me. I can't please everyone and I'm not going to try! I want to do things that make me happy and make my life better, no matter who comes along for the ride. ! I know that I have loved and lost and bounced back. I know that I have been deep in despair and found a way out. Dance, Sing, Live, Laugh, Love! The true friends of your life will never bail and will never leave you. Dancing in the rain can make you feel free and happy in the small things in life. And men, well, when the right one comes along you just know it deep in your heart and you know that it is supposed to be. Not all men are created equal, you just have to keep digging for that diamond in the rough (um, wrong term of rough maybe)....Keep your chin up !! There is a full life ahead of you--reach out and grasp it!!!