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Red Flags!!!

So, you don’t text back—call back—message back, yet expect things to be the same?
Are we not always around our phone?
What about having a social media app on your phone?
Most of us are connected to these things in some way. Is it really that hard to respond to a text message or social media message?
Excuses I’ve heard:
Busy
Forgot
I didn’t see it, and some people won’t even mention it.

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Ok, it may not be an excuse. Surely, something will jog your memory, right? I don’t think I’m being overly sensitive, angry, sad, etc. I just find it downright RUDE. I had a long conversation with a “friend” and he is overall a genuinely nice person, but he admitted to not responding to messages. So, I asked him how he thinks a person feels after being ignored. He stated, “I guess I never really thought about it.” So, is that it? Do we just walk around not thinking about how other people may feel? What does that say about you? I understand that we all have our own pet peeves and things, but this is a deal breaker for me. That and leaving the cap off the tooth paste or touching me with wet hands…oh, the list goes on. I don’t want to be persnickety, but I can be at times.
I called someone December of 2012, and I heard from the person 6 months later! What?! How do you expect me to respond? Open arms? No way!
I sent a message asking someone one simple question. I got no response. It was just an invitation. It required a yes, no, or maybe. Do you think I receive anyhing? Nada, Zip, Zero…
I can accept a NO from you, but being ignored hurts worse. They are both rejections, and who wants to be rejected? No one. I’ll still love you, but now you have a title with a red flag. Would you want to be left hanging for 6 month or ignored? Just tell me, NO. I’ll live.

Truth of the matter, you may not be all of the negative things my mind may go to, but your actions are suspicious. Actions speak much louder than words. Whatever your reason, if you don’t want it being done to you, please don’t do it to others. Not responding to other people is very inconsiderate, and it’s a bad look. Don’t worry, I’ll get the picture, and I’ll be just fine! This may not have been the picture you wanted to paint, but it’s the picture I see.

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Keep on Walking

p>It has been 5 years since my high school graduation. I never expected to be where I am; however, I am here.  I graduated December of 2012, and I am still driving around with my Associate’s degree and certificate in my car. I picked it up late, and I haven’t really told anyone that I’ve graduated. Am I ashamed that it took me this long to graduate?

Well, there was a time in which I just felt humiliated with my actions. But, why did I choose to feel this way. After all, life is about choosing. So, I made the choice to feel embarrassed. I did everything right, so why was I so late in graduating. I never turned in late assignments, I studied really hard, I went to class faithfully, I passed my classes, but it still took me a MILLION YEARS. No one told me that sometimes even when you work really hard, you still may not get the desired outcome. In the midst of my humiliation people were always asking my questions that I did not have the answer to. After a while, I decided enough is enough. I can cry about it, but at this point all I can do is go back to step one and re-evaluate.

In 2008, I started college. I was ecstatic, but I had no idea what I was in for while there. My roommates were not like the people I was used to, but I may have a heart attack talking about them, so I’ll move on. We are in a recession, what if I can’t find a job? I better do Nursing. Just like that, I dropped my first plan of becoming a Social Worker. Out of fear I gave it up. I chose fear the same way I chose humiliation.

“When you’re lost in the doubt, and you can’t see what’s behind the bend, just hold on and don’t turn around”

Finally, I have decided that I’ll do exactly what I’ve always wanted to do. I am choosing contentment even while I desire to better myself. Working hard may not give you exactly what you want, but it is always worth it–ALWAYS. I’m never going to be able to see what is around the bend. I just have to trust God’s plan. I’m going to hold on to HIS hand and let HIM lead the way. Here’s to my future.
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Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to THEM that LOVE GOD, to them who are the called according to HIS purpose.

 

Inspired by Francesca Battistelli- Blue Sky

Every situation has a song…music is something else! Take Care

Bust your stress

Great point!

Life of 24 Hours

I read this piece of writing a while ago and thought of sharing it with you all.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to the audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She…

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Yes, Man

Have you ever seen the movie, “Yes, Man” with Jim Carrey?
It’s a pretty funny movie. Can you imagine not being able to say “no” at all? In the movie Jim Carrey says “Yes” to everything. Yes, I can go with you to the game that I know nothing about. Yes, we can go out tomorrow night. Yes, this. Yes, that.
So, I was complaining to a friend about how bored I was. I was pretty much dared to say, YES to everything. Usually people don’t ask me off the wall things, so I accepted the challenge. This brought about a change. I did things that I thought would be uncomfortable. Trust me there were moments of awkwardness. But, the awkward moments didn’t kill me. I met new people and did new things. I stepped out of my comfort zone! A really hard thing to do.
Parties—I hate parties. I don’t care who is in attendance. I just feel too awkward at parties. So, I don’t go.
Well, I was invited to a party. Yes, Man! I’ll be at your party.
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Concerts—It’s too loud.
My favorite band *Royal Tailor* was in my area! They asked if anyone wanted to work the merchandise table for the band. I emailed them, and they sent everything I needed to know. I was partly excited and partly nervous. Say: Yes, Man.
The last thing I ever sold was a box of doughnuts for a fundraiser back in 2005. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get the doughnuts to the customer (my aunt) on time. I went, and it was fun. I sold tons of merchandise, and I did have help, but I was a working woman that night.
LOOK!!! I met the band!
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Met a cool person
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Also, I was a pilot for a day. Me! It was sooooo awesome!
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Suggestions for new adventures???