Quotes For the Weekend-1


The Writer’s Circle

Every weekend I am going to share my favorite quotes or the ones that speak to me with you all. I hope that can do the same for you.  Hope you all enjoy!

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Quotes that are captioned “The Writer’s Circle” can be also found on their Facebook page. They also have wonderful resources necessary for writers/bloggers to use.

Life Learned Lesson


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It was the year 2008 when I took that risk that changed my life to the point that looking back, I can truly say life is an excellent teacher.

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I didn’t want to do it, i mean, I barely knew what i was doing. I had once spent my life afraid of taking risks, allowing others to make a decision that I didn’t partake on.

I once traveled by bus to meet him, never rode on a Greyhound neither alone or with someone before. The ride was an experience but I was afraid to let my eyes drift for that seven hours ride. It was only seven anyway and I’m the type of person who will and once had stayed up nearly 30 hours. (Another story, another day)

Once I came to my designated stop, I slowly reached for my bags and turned to searched for him. I couldn’t see him at first, but he was there hiding in plain sight. Why was he hiding? I was wondering. We had only talked on the phone after meeting one another on a dating site- if I’m not mistaken, didn’t quite say “dating” on the site though. I also wasn’t too eager before the trip to meet him.

When he saw me first- I appeared the way I looked online then, so he immediately knew it was me. But, I didn’t recognized him. Who is this person? So, I tried not to frown up in front of him, didn’t want to hurt any feelings. But, the whole description of him from online was WAY off. Instead of a guy who said he was twelve years older than me was actually thirty years older! More and more of what I thought I was getting was the total opposite.

It never worked out and thinking back I’m glad. Turned out he was a crazed, deranged stalker who was married. I never been in that type of danger and it gave me a new outlook on life. “Hard to trust on the internet” and/or put trust in someone’s words. I was young then, and now that I’m older I can make better, well thought-out decisions. But, I’ve learned.

I met my child’s father in that city a few months later, which was too quick and gotten pregnant just as quick. Her father turned out to be somewhat not what I thought either. Even though I met him in person through a mutual friend, he went from one way that attracted me to him, to me making what I believed another damn mistake. (Excuse my language.) I don’t regret having my daughter though. That’s the only good thing. I’m not even going to complain of all the sacrifices and horrible stuff I endured since then. It made me who I am today, which I turned into a hardened-hearted person then to someone accepting what life thrown at me and make better use of it. You only live once.

Blogging201- Dig Deep Into Social Media


Today’s prompt was fairly okay to say the least. I have attempted to do a Facebook page for my blog. You can check it out here. It’s not going the way I would like for it to go, but it’s moving nonetheless. I’ve expanded by being on Twitter. I’m also on LinkedIn and Goodreads also, but not as active as I should.

Social Media has never been my friend. I sucks at it. No feedback or any type of interaction, so I’m not sure if what I’m doing is of any good, or what I’m not doing.

I’m still working on my brand on social media and hope to reach more audiences. Any suggestions? How do social media works for you?

When You Know You’re a Writer


  
There’s nothing else you would rather be, but be a writer.  It’s something you have always wanted to be. You live, breathe, heck you can even write and come up with characters in your sleep.

When I found that link on Facebook, I was hoping for some great information. And I was impressed. It was right on point, but only listed three signs.

3 signs that you may be a writer and 3 that you are not, describes what being a writer is all about. I can say the signs does describes me to a tee.

When I was a child and up to the age I am now, folks would have thought I was weird. I would talk about my characters as if they are real people, but they’re real to me. Or, always keeping a pen and a notebook handy to record my thoughts even I’m away from home. I love people watching. At times I can’t sleep because ideas come to me, characters are “talking”; and when you’re on a roll, nothing can stop you.

Then it’s the  signs you dread- if you’re not that is; and it’s the rejection stage. You worked hard on your writing and someone tells you it’s not good enough. I believes it helps build your character-I would sucked at this. But, you get better. I’m not there yet, the stage where I’m ready to submit my writing.

But, when I do I want to be prepare. Stay inspired and keep writing.

Check out the link below and share your thoughts on the subject. If you have your own advice you would like to share, please do. Thanks. 😀
 
http://writingtipsdaily.com/5-signs-you-may-be-a-writer-and-3-that-youre-not/

Letter To the Broken Hearted


I’m writing you this letter to tell you how I truly feel.

I have only known of you for a few months now,

But I feel like I known you forever.

When I first saw you, I thought ill of you. I was misinformed.

But, when I looked past the handsome face, sculpted body, I saw a true, down to earth person.

You want to be known for your intellect, your integrity, dedication, hard work.

But, why do you surround yourself around females who wants your money, great sex, status, and then recycle you?

Why do you always go for beautiful women that keep breaking your heart?

Nothing wrong with being beautiful, but you only seems to go for the same type- and they break your heart in return.

Can you find all the pieces to your heart to make it whole again?

You said you’re looking for the “one” whom you can give your heart to, love, cherish, build a family, an empire who wants the same.

But, all they want is a good time. Bragging rights to say, “Oh, I had sex with so and so last night. It was out of this world!”

Why won’t you think outside the box?

When are you going to stop opening a beautifully wrapped box from Tiffany’s just to find manure sitting inside?

You are ready to embark on a life with your soul mate, but you won’t find her in a club.

Yes, you work there as a bartender as a side hustle, but really?

You are a hero. You are one of the courageous, caring firefighter I know. But, being a model too, these women want a fantasy.

Why won’t you give the woman who really cares, appreciate your heroic act and be that “one” for you a chance?

The two of you are looking for each other- spent most of your lives on a roller coaster ride that won’t stop going.

But, you two doesn’t even know each other yet. For, the two of you are of a different race, different culture, are you going to let that stop you?

You two went through nearly the same downfalls in life when it came to relationships. Your spirits are on high drive, longing to find the other.

Take a step back and consider. Yes, you are afraid to give love a chance again, cause you are afraid.

Don’t say f**k love, say, yes love. She’s hurting too and she’s afraid too.

Go ahead, one of you take that step and introduce yourself, and perhaps going slow by building a friendship first.

And while you’re at it, always remember, go for a beautiful soul instead of just a beautiful face.