Saturday, July 31, 2010

If You Ain't in the City

Sittin' in the city
People lookin' pretty
Oh what a pity,
if you ain't in the city

Bright lights flashin'
Cuttin' edge fashion
You can't even imagine,
if you ain't in the city

Gettin' on the bus
A mother sayin' "Shush!"
What is all that fuss,
if you ain't in the city?

Celebrities walkin' the street
Always movin' feet
Nothin' like that beat,
if you ain't in the city

Nothin' little bitty
It's all just nitty gritty 
Oh what a pity,
if you ain't in the city!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crossing That Bridge: The Time Has Come.

How do you know?  Are you just supposed to guess?  Do you just wait and see if nature takes its course?  Do you jump right into of the middle of the action and just go with what your heart tells you?

Making the right decision is not always easy, whether it comes to friendships, relationships, or doing the right thing.  Growing up is hard to do.  I still don't know what I'm doing, and all of a sudden I'm an adult now?  It makes no sense to me, but I guess I will have to figure out as I'm going along.

Will my bridge fall down, or will I cross it with strength, grace, and wisdom?  I guess it's up to me...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Slowly But Surely.

Not Good Enough.

Yes, I'll admit it - I often have an inferiority complex.  Even when it's not my fault, I feel guilty.  I am my own worse critic.  I suppose I also have high expectations of other people sometimes, but it is only because I have high expectations of myself. 

I often keep my negative feelings to myself.  With that said, it can mean that every once in awhile I blow up.  Now, this doesn't happen very often, but it has happened several times in the past. I am not great at speaking my feelings in person or on the phone, which means I have had several text messaging volcanoes erupt.  I know that text messages are not the best way to deal with things, but sometimes it is the only way I can.  There have also been the occasional computer arguments.  If I couldn't type out what I feel instead of saying it, it more than likely would not be said. 

I am thankful for the opportunity to express myself through my writing, because sometimes writing is the only way I can vent at all.  I know some people would probably think that trait makes me weak - I rely on technology too much.  Although I am trying to make some changes, it will take time for me to do that.  It will be gradual, but hopefully the internal changes I need to make will come.  Slowly but surely...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Seven Link Challenge!

Today, I have decided to take part in a blogging challenge from Problogger posted by Darren Rowse.  The goal is to post 7 links:  your first post, a post you enjoyed writing the most, a post which had a great discussion, a post on someone else's blog that you wish you'd written, your most helpful post, a post with a title that you are proud of, and a post that you wish more people had read.  So without further adieu, here are my 7 links:

1.  *ahem* the start of my blogging on blogspot. haha :)  (My first post...the title is so sophisticated, eh? ha!)
2.  Teddy Bear.  (A post that I enjoyed writing the most -this is the one that stuck out in my head.)
3.  25 Things About ME!!!!!  (A post that had a great discussion)
4.  If You Wanna Be a Good Girl Get Yourself a Bad Boy.  (A post on someone else's blog that I wish I'd written.  This post was written by Jessi Haish!)
5.  Thank You To Write Love on Her Arms.  (My most helpful post)
6.  Fruit Loops R Us  (A post with a title I am proud of.  Catchy, dontcha think??!)
7.  Waiting it Out.  (A post I wish more people had read...but don't worry!  You still have time!)  :)

Those are my 7 links.  I hope you read and enjoy all of them!  Also, feel free to post YOUR 7 links!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Save Yourself

"You cannot save people, you can only love them." -Anaïs Nin

I saw the quote above, and it was so ME that I couldn't resist sharing it!  You see, I have this problem.  Actually, it can be both a strength and a weakness at times.  My mother likes to refer to it as my "martyr complex."  Sometimes, I overestimate myself and think that I can save people.  Well, the truth is a person can only be saved if he or she wants to be saved.  All you can do is offer yourself to a person - it is up to the individual whether or not he or she wants to be saved.  Remember this when you feel that you have a heavy burden to carry.  Be humble enough to realize that you do not hold the whole world in your hands.  Everyone has their own free will.  It is up to you, me, and every other human being, to make our own right decisions.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Belated Blogiversary to ME...Again...

Why can I never seem to remember my blogiversary???  Well, my blogiversary was July 2, and it is now July 10.  Last year, I realized on July 7th that my blogiversary was actually July 2nd.  I think there are still reasons to celebrate though - even if it is a little late to celebrate!

When I started blogging two years ago, I never could have imagined how many blessings my blog would provide me along the way.  I started my blog as a way to share my creative writing with others, and to possibly get some feedback. 

I remember not too long ago when I only had 9 followers.  It seemed like I would never reach the 10 followers mark.  I am, now, very proud to say that I have 24 followers!  It pretty much shocks me that so many people care about what I have to say!  I am now getting comments frequently, and I read and appreciate each and every one of them! 

There are not only people from different cities reading my blog, but also different countries!  This excites me more than you know.

These past two years have been so wonderful.  I am glad to be starting on my third year.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me.  I love all of you!  :)  I hope this coming blog-year is even more amazing than the last one.

And who knows?  Maybe next year I will remember my blogiversary...on the right day...

Hopefully I will grow more wise this year, and less forgetful.  Ha!

Until then though, hope you all have a wonderful day, and a year full of hope and fate!  ;)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Importance of Thy Name

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet." -Shakespeare

The quote above comes from the infamous play, Romeo and Juliet.  If you do not know the story, Juliet is a Capulet, and Romeo is a Montague.  Their families do not get along, but Romeo and Juliet (obviously) fall in love.  In the particular quote above, Juliet tells Romeo that his name does not matter.  He would be the same person no matter what his name was. 

While I agree that Romeo would probably be the same guy no matter what his name was, I also beg to differ with Juliet.  A name is more than just a word - it is who you are.  It is what your mother, father, or guardian chose to name you.  It is your title.  It is what everyone from your Auntie May to your former babysitter, to Old Will from across the street and your second grade teacher, calls you. 
You see, a name means more to me than it does to some people.  When I was a freshman in high school, I was bullied.  Fortunately, I was able to switch to a different school my sophomore year.  One of the first things I remember commenting on to my mom after I switched schools was that a boy in my class had called me by my name.  He simply called me 'Molly.'  It was not that everyone at my old school had referred to me as Freak or Stupid (although some words similar to those were used behind my back).  It was just that many of them did not value me or talk to me enough to actually call me by my name.  Some of them probably didn't even know my name.

The day I noticed that this boy had called me by my name was a milestone of sorts.  It touched me, and it also meant so much to me.  It still means a lot to me to this day.  It was something so normal, yet so powerful.  I understand that it may seem petty to you, but it is something I will never forget.  That just goes to show you how one simple act of kindness can change someone's life - or at least their day. 

Thank you, Dorian, for calling me by my name.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

N. D. Pendent ;)

One of the most beautiful and envied traits of America is its independence.

I hope all of you had a fun and safe Fourth of July!  (No matter what country you are from!) ;)

As for me, I celebrated by going to a carnival with my boyfriend, and then just spending some quality time with him!

What did you do to celebrate?  I'd love to hear from YOU!  :)

With that said, have a good night, and I'm sure I will be writing soon! 
May God bless you and be with you always.  :)

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

My New Motto.

I am sorry for my lack of posting as of late. It's almost been a week, and I have honestly just not had that much inspiration. However, I did have just a spark of inspiration late yesterday night.  There has been one country song in particular lately that has really tickled my fancy. The song is called "Love Like Crazy" and is by Lee Brice. I want to share the video with you. So here it is!

One of my favorite verses out of the song is the one below in italics.

Just ask him how he did it; he'll say pull up a seat
It'll only take a minute, to tell you everything
Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin' knees get lazy
And love like crazy

You may hate country. Heck, you may despise it! But there is one thing that you have to admit whether you are a country lover or not: we can all relate to that verse up above in one way or another. I think it is a great motto. I loved this song the first time I heard it, and I love it now. I know many people do not like country music, but I, myself, find it very easy to relate to. Maybe it's because I basically spent high school in a corn field. No matter the reason, I am in love with country music. I think we all want love in some way shape or form, and one of country music's general themes is love. I can't say I like all of the truly hicky woman by my side, beer in my hand country music. However, I do enjoy a great deal of country music.

Anyway, I really hope you liked the video, and please understand that I have just been lacking inspiration - I am not planning on quitting anytime soon. I promise I will write soon, so please forgive me for the past few days of nothingness! Let me know what you think of the video, song, or just anything in general! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Credit to: for the video, and  for the lyrics