My Companion My Friend

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My ace, the flyest one. Outgoing, brave, humble, and kind. Always around when needed and never a question of why. I call you the left hand because when the left is weak, you’re there to make sure it stays as strong as the right.

Honest, loyal, an all around go getter. The pick me up when I’m feeling down, the good conscious when I don’t make the best decisions. Heart so big and strong cupid couldn’t shoot it.

The MVM, the crime fighting duo, the irreplaceable, the immaculate, that which can never be imitated and duplicated. I call you my friend, I call you my  companion.

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Getting A Feeling So Complicated

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Ever been overcome with an emotion so great that you cant quite put into words how exactly you’re feeling? Happens to all of us from time to time but most recently to me. I was asked a question of “would you like to talk about your feelings?”  I took a second to think about the emotions I were currently feeling and in the end, found myself unable to respond because there was no one way I could express how I felt. The question becomes harder when asked by an significant other because no one word or sentence can be used to described how you feel

Of course it doesn’t have to be related to just a loved one; you may feel strongly about food, a certain activity, your favorite TV show, and your favorite game. That’s what our journals and blogs exist for right? I could tell my journal that my girlfriend and I are like peas and carrots; we just go hand in hand, we’re a perfect match. When she looks at me my heart starts pumping and I find myself stumbling over my words. I’m always being asked to repeat myself because I get so caught up admiring her beauty instead of thinking of what I’m trying to say next.

I could go on and on about the many things I feel but there’s just no one way to say it. The sensation is so great that it’d complicate things if I were to try and explain. I believe one of the best ways to express the way you feel about certain things are to write it all down with no holding back, and share your thoughts with others who may feel the same as you. Although , words aren’t the only way to get your thoughts and feelings across.

Do What You Want!

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With a lot of big changes that’s been happening as of recent, I felt it was time to reflect on how often people follow their dreams vs following other’s dreams. I hear a lot from many individuals who are young and old that their goals and aspirations are/were often dictated by the people around them, parents and friends being at the source. Of course, your parents will encourage you to go to a great college, become a doctor or lawyer, and make a lot of money! Your friends will want the best for you but even their words and advice can steer you off track.

But what if you don’t want to be a doctor or lawyer? How do you plan a future for yourself when the people around you already have one planned out for you? The simple answer is to just follow your own dreams. If you know what you want out of life and know what’s best then don’t listen to those around you who tell you otherwise. Ignore the backlash and naysayers, shoot for the things you want out of life and do it with no regrets. Prove to those who doubt you that you can be successful and do it with amazing results.

Take your life into your own hands and make history. Be the person that your friends and family will tell stories about, soar high so when you look back you can say to yourself “I did that”, but most of all never doubt yourself. Stay motivated and confident, create a clear path and don’t follow in footsteps that lead to dead ends.

Back to Writing Again!

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Finally, I’m so happy I have the free time to start writing again! After a 7 month break I’m ready to catch up on everyone’s stories and write a few of my own as well. Unfortunately my old laptop broke and I wasn’t able to buy a new one but a really special person was able to lend me a laptop so I could continue writing :).

This post will be short and sweet so without being too long winded (for now) I’ll leave off with saying it feels great to be back here and without further delay, let the writing commence!

Special shouts to:

 

 

So long Old Friend

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Alan Rickman (1946-2016) , also known for his role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” film series. 

Sad day it is for many fans of the Harry Potter series (the Sweeney Todd musical as well). I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on the news that one of our most beloved characters, as well as a notable actor Alan Rickman had passed. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I hated Snape upon first seeing him in the “Sorcerers Stone” and by the end of the movie I was ready to give him one good punch to the gut. But over the years I’ve come to love the character and everything the Professor stood for.

He’s almost like that one really mean high school teacher everyone hates but by the time you graduate you realize they were so hard on you because they cared. They are the ones who see something better in you that you didn’t see yourself and when you look back on it, you have nothing but admiration for the teacher.

With each passing movie and little by little the back story of Professor Snape revealed, he slowly became a favorite of mine with his cold but caring demeanor and found myself  growing more attached to the Slytherin side of Hogwarts (sorry Griffindor). I wont spoil anything for those who haven’t seen it but Snape’s actions did him all the justice in the last movie!

I wish we could see more of your acting for the future on big screen and whenever a Harry Potter movie is shown we will always be reminded of the flavor you brought to the franchise.   Mr. Alan Rickman, thank you for a marvelous performance and may your broom soar higher than the stars themselves. I will definitely be wearing my Slytherin gear this year.

Values

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First post of 2016 and it’s well over do. In my absence these past few weeks I was able to reflect and think about what exactly makes me a man of value. Short answer: myself! (surprise). My morals, the way I treat others, my ideas, my views, my personality. The combination of all my traits makes me someone of value. I believe what Einstein was trying to say is that success is a great thing to have but can be taken away from you at any moment, but if you’re a person who has value no one can take that away from you.

Remember, Your value doesn’t have a price tag. Surround yourself with individuals who know and appreciate your worth, as well as their own. I hope everyone is off to a good 2016 and I’ll be on the look out for all of your stories this year!

Time For A New Book

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Quote by author and minister Austin Phelps

 

I have plenty of coats to wear so I think I’ll be buying that new book after all. I decided to head over to the book store today but for the first time in a while I didn’t make any purchases. Normally I’d spend an hour scaling the store for anything of interest, then I’d spend another 30 minutes reading the first couple of pages of the books I picked out.

In the end I usually walk away with 3 new books minimum but today decided to walk out the store empty handed. I saw books that I thought may be interesting but I’d put them right back on the shelf as quick as I picked it up. I think it may be time for me to try out a new genre of books to read.

If all readers share one thing in common it’s the feeling we get from opening up a new book and the love for the smell of fresh pages being flipped. I’m starting to miss those sensations and when the new year arrives I’ll be jumping into a sea of new books that’ll hopefully open me to new thoughts and ideas.

Of course it doesn’t mean I’ll be dropping all the old kinds of books I like but I feel it’s good to try out new things with each approaching year. I encourage everyone to read a new book, try a new food, meet new people, learn a new skill, discover new activities, and all around do things that will better your lifestyle. I wish you all good luck in the new year and I’ll see you in 2016!