“Be yourself; e…

23 Sep

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of latest trends whether it be appearance, personality, or talent. I’ve found that by staying true to who I am, focusing on what makes me happy, and where I want my writing to ultimately go I stay grounded. It’s nice to give into the guilty pleasures of the latest celebrity gossip, what the hottest trends are in fashion and style, and what is currently selling and of interest to the public. But at the end of the day, if you are just doing what you think will be liked by others, and not what you love and know to be your true self, you will look back one day and wonder what happened to the true you. Nevermind the trends. Nevermind what’s hot. Be yourself!!


“It is better t…

16 Sep

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
― Maurice Switzer

I know this somewhat contradicts my last favorite quote posted, but I just couldn’t help it. There’s nothing wrong with having a backbone and speaking truth, but when in doubt just shut up 🙂


“Be who you are…

15 Sep

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch

Here’s to no longer holding my tongue!!! 


If you can’t ha…

8 Sep

If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~ Marilyn Monroe

I’ve learned that true friends are few and far between. My grandmother always tells me that life is full of “fair weather people”, those that are by your side when the sun is shining, but run for cover when it rains.

I remember when I got pregnant with my daughter, I had too many friends to count. I was pretty spoiled- nice car, nice clothes, partying all the time. I had money to blow and people around me ready to spend it. When I found out I was pregnant I knew if I chose to keep my daughter, I would be raising her alone- which meant I’d have to sacrifice a lot. And I did. I lost my job because I got really sick and couldn’t work, which was followed by losing my car and having to move back in with my mother. My daughter was worth it- and the experience taught me to be more appreciative. But more importantly, I learned that out of all of the people I had surrounding me who I thought were friends (at least 10), I only had about 2 who were there for me. It was a rough learning time and I can’t say it didn’t sting, but I’ve bounced back, gotten closer to God, and pretty much returned to where I once was before those hard times, but with a wiser mind 🙂 Anyone who can’t stick it out with you at your worst doesn’t deserve to celebrate with you at your best!


Do what you fee…

7 Sep

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

People are people, most of them judgmental. Everybody has an opinion, and there will always be at least one person that has something negative to say about you. You can’t please everyone, so as long as you know you’re doing what you feel is best, LIVE YOUR LIFE 🙂


In three words …

19 Aug

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost

I’ve learned through the many ups and downs I’ve had that no matter how bad, or good things are, there is no pause button you can hit to get yourself together before moving forward. Sometimes we get so focused on the mistakes in our past and the trials of our present, that we forget to simply live and enjoy what we have. This is why I try to savor the good moments in life and learn from the bad ones. Life is so short and everyday is a gift. If you don’t take time to stop and smell the roses the years will pass you by and you’ll wonder what happened. Remember that God is in control and He makes no mistakes!

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