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Think BIGGER


Dear Self,

I get that your desire is to locate a second job for supplemental income. However, I need for you to think BIGGER. Maybe you’re not able to find the job you seek because it has yet to be created. Use this time to tap into your passion inorder to create a purposeful yet lucrative second income for yourself. Think bigger! Be bolder! And do NOT let money cloud your judgment. If you settle for less than you deserve, you’ll get even less than what you settled for. Hard was never easy and easy will never be hard. Hiya! So exercise your creative juices and believe that this to shall come. And so it freakin is! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. 

From,

Self 

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Fishbowl 


Hey fellow writers! I always wonder how many people actually read these posts? Then I wonder why I do I actually care? I mean my purpose for writing is for me to reflect on my truth my clarity. If my journey inspires others …. great! If not… eh… it is what it is. No shade…. wink. 

Sorry folks, today’s a funky kind of day. Heck I’m just tired and it’s myTRUTHmyCLARITY. Lol. I’ve found myself trying to keep busy in order to avoid the present matters at hand. Sigh…. I’m tired just thinking about it. I keep hearing ‘one day at a time’ but these days are wearing me out! Lol. It’s interesting because I feel this need to ‘keep swimming’ 🏊 but lately I’m feeling more compelled to simply float. I’m doing all this swimming and haven’t a clue which direction I should even be headed in. Round and round I go wondering why I’m chasing my tail. The other day it dawned on me to actually stop swimming and come up for some damn air. Like literally take my head up out of the water! Well damn! Didn’t realize I was actually swimming/exhibiting in a fishbowl of emotions which speaks to why I’ve been suffocating. 

I’m tired friends….and just feel this need to float calmly in the ripples of my emotions. As I lay on my back and look up out of the fishbowl I wonder what’s out there? How do I get myself out of this bowl of emotions. My desire to change goes beyond buying a filter and changing the water. I want more than this bowl…I want to be able to leap out of this bowl and float through the winds of possibility. I want to feel free of all the pain and sorrow. I lay here floating….. feeling to tired to swim. It’s so hard to just be still but know I must if ever I am to restore my fire 🔥 to persevere. I float freely……just being with self and having faith that one day I’ll be restored enough to take the leap of LIFE out of the bowl and into the unknown. This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. And so it is….I FLOAT. :0)

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The Power of YES

I recently moved from NYC to the Bay Area and figured it’s time to start writing again.  As I get older, it’s getting harder to remember the small details of life’s adventure. Therefore, I must write it down and quite frankly this also serves as my ‘church time.’


I’m currently working in The East Bay (San Fransisco) with a larger charter school network as a school leader. It’s been about two months since my move and thus far I can’t complain. My job is demanding which explains why I lack the energy and motivation to write. Therefore, I’ve officially given myself permission to just write small. Even if it’s just as simple as a paragraph, write anything. And if the sprit moves me to write more, then so be it! 

My cousin is here visiting from Rhode Island with his girlfriend and I hung out with them on yesterday. We all went to a few wineries in Sonoma County. It was definitely beautiful out there and lots of wine to taste. I wasn’t a fan of the red wines but liked a few of the white wines. We also had a cute little picnic at one of the wineries and the food was delicious. It was hard for me to truly immerse myself in the experience because I was the damn driver so all I could truly do was coat my tongue and sip on a bit of wine here and there. Lord knows I wanted to swim in that shit and luxuriate out on the lawn of the different wineries like everybody else. Did I mention that I didn’t enjoy any of the Reds. Bleh! Lol. 

The day also served as a mini reunion. So basically my cousin is in a relationship with someone I went to high school with. Now during high school, she and I rarely spoke. Go figure right? So she is friends with a number of young ladies that also went to high school with us that I rarely spoke to. As you can imagine, it makes for an interesting experience given the mere fact that I thought I’d never see these people again after graduating from high school and now here we are….. in a cabin, drinking, and playing cards against humanity. I mean, need I say more. But it was a pleasant exeorience and lovely to see everyone all grown up and celebrating life. 


I’m writing this post because I have truly been operating outside of my comfort zone since I arrived in the bay area. But even in saying that I am faced to determine what is my comfort zone. Sadly, it’s being alone and away from people. I know! That’s so bad. Why does it feel easier to engage with few rather than many? I used to be very sociable, and now here I am preparing myself mentally each time I’m about to engage with people. I don’t know where his anti social behavior in coming from but it’s real my friends. Needless to say, I’m determined to keep saying YES and hopefully I will break out of this new habit of wanting to always be with myself. It’s just not very healthy and I think part of the reason I’m adopting this mindset is because I live in the suburb and my partner has been away for an extending period of time. 


Anyway, I’m rambling. Oh wait… This is my blog…. I can do that lol. 

This is my truth folks….! 

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Costa Rican Realness

Damn…..how did I get here? Just 2 years ago I was practicing daily habits to ensure I remained present in the moment. These moments are where life happens! Yet and still I fell for it (forward and backward thinking). You know the rat race of life has a way of sucking you in and providing a sense of comfort that is undeniably addictive. Before you know it so much time has passed on by due to falling asleep behind the wheel of life. You wake up and find autopilot has been activated and you’ve been cruising at a sustainable altitude. However, due to a bit of turbulence (in the good sense) the plane plunges and dips into a new direction. You’re suddenly shaken out of your comfort zone yet curious and intrigued to know what lies ahead along this new path. The hunger and thirst for the journey is reigniting and now noticeable. It’s been there the entire time yet ignored due to life’s many distractions. You wonder how just how…. Heck when….did the rat race show itself into your life. Trust and believe…. It wasn’t invited! You take a sigh of relief and just thank GOD for waking you ON to a more present life experience. 

Costa Rica Realness is what snapped me out of life’s trance. Specifically, the culture, nature, food, drinks, and activities. They are truly maintaining my attention. I just now need to lean off of the extrinsic motivators and onto the intrinsic desire to walk confidently into the direction of the unknown. This is something I practiced everyday while living and teaching overseas. I still have yet to practice this on a regular basis in my American Life. It’s hard! It’s so hard finding a way to keep things fresh, new and exciting when your essentially following the same ole routine everyday. More importantly, after moving through the routine….being to exhausted to exude any effort towards the the idea of DOING anything else. Hence, BEING often associated with LAZINESS yet also understood as STILLNESS because it’s simply what you do when you’re not LIVING to WORK. I guess this is where and why one should ensure their job speaks to their passion. My field does, but my actual job location doesn’t. :0/ But I have a plan I’ve already set into motion. Stay tuned!

Precious moments to remember from DAY 1:

– Arrive into Costa Rica with an eye infection 

– Visit local pharmacy and have to hold complete conversation in Spanish to get appropriate antibiotic for my eyes

– My taxi friend Sergio 

– I’ve literally met 5 Sergio’s

– Rice and Beans for breakfast…Yummy!

– Hiking through the National Forest with my recovering foot and no water 

– Sloths and Monkeys! 

– Becky and her extended family 

– Parasailing in Manuel Antonio over the National Forest during sunset

– Rode the local city bus 

– Saying a prayer while traveling through the windy and hilly roads 

– Tibulia Treehouse Hotel 

– Swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean at National Park 

– Leaving the hotel in pants and returning to the hotel in swimming trunks, hat and tank top

– Cold shower 

– Invisible bird in the hotel room 

– Baby leans over bus seat attempting to grab a random mans French fries. Man gives baby a french fry and baby smiles. Mom notices French fry in babies hand and smiles. Mom and man begin chatting as if they are old friends from a past life
Sometimes it’s the small things that bring a smile to ones face. Those moments are often the ones that slip away. Write them down! 

This is mytruthmyclarity!  

 

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2016……And so it is! ;o)

Happy New year 2016, numbers hunging by rope as puppeteer on sackcloth background.

As 2016 approaches, I am filled with a burning fire to aquire new habitual behaviors into my life. This is definitely a year of anticipated changes. I must say that I am ready and very excited! ;o)

I’ve decided to approach my resolutions with a bit of a change this year. Rather than choose one for the year, each month I’m going to introduce a new habit (maybe 2) into my life. I’ll dedicate 30 days to the new behavior and my hope is that it’ll fall into my routine and become habitual as I move into the next monthly challenge. I feel vulnerable because I am advertising my monthly commitments which means I’m certainly now going to be held accountable. I guess that’s not such a bad thing.

New Habitual Behaviors by Month:

January:

  • Pursuit of New Knowledge – Take this month to expand knowledge base. Start by reading 1 book a week.
  • No Alcohol – 30 days without alcohol plain and simple.
  • Blogging – 1 Blog entry per week.

February:

  • Get More Quality Sleep – Go to bed at a decent hour (10:00pm at the latest) in order to get at least 8 hours of sleep. Listen to your positive affirmations while you sleep.
  • Journal Writing – Create a book of gratitude and list at least 5 things you are thankful for every night. If you feel the need to write more….do so!
  • Hot Yoga – Attend at least 4 sessions of hot yoga each week. 20 session’s minimum for the month!

I feel compelled to add the additional months at a later date. I have to think small otherwise the thought of all these commitments might overwhelm me. ;o)

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Ten LIFE Tips…. :0)

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Here are ten LIFE tips inspired by quotes from Dr. Wayne Dyer: 
1. Change your perspective
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
2. Pursue your dreams
“Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.”
3. Hardships reveal who you are
“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”
4. A calm mind is powerful
“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. “
5. Do not judge
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
6. Make a decision to move forward
“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”
7. Control how you react to events
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
8. Do what you love
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”
9. Go the extra mile
“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”
10. Be open to miracles
“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY!

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The TREE of LIFE

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Life is like a leaf in a tree.

Moved by an invisible force.

Swaying in an undetermined direction.

Eventually resolving back to its original place of stillness.

Life is like the branch of a tree.

Supported by something greater than itself.

Waving around with the hope of being noticed.

Slowly resolving back into its original place of stillness.

Life is stillness

Stillness is peace.

Peace is life.

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This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY.

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WRITING COMMUNITY…let’s WRITE!….;0)

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I’m curious to know how my fellow followers and readers feel about LIFE. I want to know……What is your TRUTH about the meaning of LIFE? I challenge you take one minute……just one……come oooooon……..ok maybe two……and try not to just simply hit the LIKE button…….I know…..I know…LIKING is so easy…..AND COMMENTING takes just a little more effort lol………but I INVITE you to respond to the following:

How might you define L…..I…..F…….E….?

L……?

I……?

F……..?

E…….?

When pondering the acronym of LIFE….what comes to mind for me is the following:

Living on PURPOSE
Invested in the UNKNOWN
Fulfilling my DESTINY
Even when my CURIOSITY is challenged by the fear of my EGO.

Your turn!!! ………..your COMMENTARY is warranted.

Furthermore…..ENCOURAGED. :8)

Thanking you in advance for sharing your thoughts. ;0)

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY

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The FREEDOM to just write……

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As my blog continues to grow and attract a bigger audience, I’ve been a little more aware of my writing style and lack of editing skills. I know…..I know…I know….sigh….I just don’t feel like it. Lol.

But………I felt the need to talk about the freedom of writing. And what I mean by this is that I have never been much of an editor. Lol. Anyone who writes knows exactly what I’m talking about. I’ve always luxuriated in the ability to use punctuation and grammar as I see fit. It’s always been difficult for me to evoke a certain tone/voice while also obeying the rules of writing. Call it a weakness…..call it laziness…..call it freedom….call it shorthand.

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Well….today’s post is my DISCLAIMER! Lol. I’ve always written as a way for me to reflect on my thoughts and furthermore……organize them so that they are a bit more manageable. I want my readers to know that I simply write with freedom. I rarely pay close attention to the rules of writing. I put my thoughts out there and let them be what they are…..MY thoughts.

Writing with freedom and lack of judgement is liberating. I will continue to give myself permission to make mistakes and bend the rules a bit. I hope my followers will understand. If not…..you’ll be okay…..I promise. :0)

It’s interesting because as writers……..we often feel this need to correct a person when there may be a mistacke in their writing…….. Lol. I know…..I know…ugh…I spelt ‘mistake’ incorrectly…along with the world spelt (spelled). Does this really bother you? Has this mistake effected your life in some unimaginable way? Lol. If so……I’m sorry…but it is what it is….my truth. I like to call this type of writing……..’writing with freedom’. The freedom to put your thoughts out there anyway you see fit…….and the knowing that your followers are still able to receive the message.

Know this…….editing comes in time. Quite frankly, I do it when I feel like it. And if…one day…I become some popular writer who can afford an editor…EDITING will happen more often. Lol. In the interim….I invite you to continue reading through my errors and receiving my truth. If the WordPress spellcheck doesn’t catch the error…oh well!…….and most of the time I ignore the suggestions….lol……. “I’s writes with freedom!”

I give all of you the freedom to write….share your thoughts first…………knowing that you are fully capable of editing whenever the hell you feel like it.

I want to thank each and every one of you for not calling me out…on my lack of editing…….lol. It truly is just laziness. The freedom to just write/share my thoughts……..is myTRUTHmyCLARITY……and I love it. ;0)

 

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Feelings come and go…….. :0)

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People often think, if I allow myself to feel this, I’ll never stop.

The truth is, that true authentic feelings move through us in waves, and most don’t last more than a few minutes.

If you’re experiencing feelings that persist for hours or days, there is likely a different feeling underneath that is needing to be felt and expressed.

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY!

Consider these thoughts organized. :8)

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