Sunday, November 9, 2014

My published Short Story

Ok friends and strangers, my short story is now free on Smashwords, please go on and read! Check it out, send it on https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/414733

Saturday, November 8, 2014

food!!!

So along with my posts about writing, poetry, or life, I also want to start writing about recipes I have been trying lately :)

This is the one for today: Pumpkin Cake Cheesecake. Here is the URL: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/09/23/pumpkin-cake-cheesecake/

So this took a long time to make, especially between preparing separately the cake and then the cheesecake, and I ended up having the wrong cake pan so I had to split it into two cakes, but worth it. We were too excited to have the cake though, so we didn't wait quite 6 hours to dig in, but I would indeed suggest waiting :D

Here are some pictures:

I hope you get to try some! I'll save you a slice ;) 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Business Cards!

So I haven't talked about it since my first post in here, but I am actually an editor as well as a writer, and recently graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree! Just this week I actually received my business cards!

Here they are! If you ever need an editor or writing consultant or anything, please feel free to send me mail or email me or anything.


Monday, October 27, 2014

In response to my last post...

http://www.upworthy.com/they-packed-more-pissed-off-celebrities-than-i-could-count-into-a-1-minute-video-for-everyone-to-see?c=ufb2

This video is worth the watch, and I agree 100% though I don't know what the plan would be.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Think twice... save a life.

So today I am writing a heavy post, but one I hope people get ahold of. I know I don't have a ton of followers, but for those of you that do follow my writing, or are just here for today, please know how serious this is.

http://news.yahoo.com/social-media-posts-reveal-washington-school-shooters-personal-struggles-220952462.html

    Seriously people... this has got to stop...  and I hope we can start making a point to help the people that we know that may need help... the people that need love and guidance. This can't keep happening... 10 years ago, hearing about a school shooting reminded everyone about the Columbine shootings... now? There have been so many school shootings, and teenager shootings, or college shootings, that there is no longer a comparison... there is just a severe problem. 
    My heart breaks seeing this and knowing I will soon send my daughter out into this world... knowing that she will be going to school, and me no longer feeling at all safe letting her.
    Also in the past few years, bullying in school and via technology has grown rapidly. Our lives are all over the internet, and because of this more cruelty has formed as well as a need to always stay updated on everyone's juicy gossip. 
  When I was in high school, I did not have a cell phone. I was one of those students that passed notes sometimes when I HAD to talk to my friend about something juicy, and at all other times I paid attention to my teacher's lecture. Why doesn't this happen anymore? Why don't we focus on what is happening now? Though people constantly post that things you learn in high school you won't use in the real world, well though some of that is true, that knowledge you acquire when you are young is knowledge that feeds your mind positively.
   Teens, please know that things do get better. Your teen years are only a small part of a possibly amazing life. YOU decide what life you have, so make good choices... decide to do the hard things.. to forgive instead of get even, to be encouraging instead of degrading. It can seem hard at first, but when you change your attitude, the world is your oyster  But the only person who can transform you is you and God in you 
Think twice before harming yourself or anyone else.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unanswered

There are so many things I question nowadays. When I was young I used to have questions too, but it pertained to where I was going to be in 5 years or 10 years; who I would marry; what my kids would look like; where would I live...

Now that those 5 and 10 years have come around, or drawing nearer, my questions are more precise... why did this happen? Who would do that? Why do I still care?

When I was a kid, people told me those things I pictured were the important things, and they weren't wrong, but making those things your only focus is not important. No matter what crap you are put through, who takes you down, who you are in love with, or who is in love with you or not, the important thing is to find joy in all things.

I have been through the ringer this last year, but even though I was hurt, I try to remember the good things. I remind myself that with him, there had been happy times. It helped with my sanity, and it helped me remain myself. When you are given hard situations, it is too easy to be cruel, or bitter, or heartless, but it's how you decide to handle those situations that really defines you. I've had so many opportunities to hurt others because I was hurt... but instead I have taken myself as far from these situations so I don't affect them and they don't affect me as much.

I'm not sure why I felt like this needed to be said tonight, but I just got the feeling that other people are going through similar things to what I have gone through... and I just want you to know that there is light at the other end of the tunnel. I live in one of the most beautiful areas I could imagine, in a real house for the first time since I was a kid, and I have the greatest daughter anyone could ask for. There is not just a silver lining that reminds you to be happy... it is actively remembering that there are usually more happy things than sad things if you pay attention.

So while you are asking your questions, trying to discover the answer to all the hurt... ask yourself something: is the answer going to help me? If your answer is yes, then by all means, search out the truth... but if it won't help anything, if it could just stir up more pain, consider that not knowing is better. Sometimes ignorance isn't ignorance... it's just bliss.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Diamond in the Rough

Here I am,
   Awaiting the Truth;
But await I shouldn't,
   for the man I need is you.

You are nearest
    when I am the farthest;
You are the need,
     that I don't realize is so dear.

You are the love
    I could not believe;
In all you wisdom and perfection,
    it was you I was afraid would leave.

You who is far beyond me,
    he who remarks in beauty;
You who reminds me to see beyond,
    to see the sweetness in reality:

That you created me as something pretty,
    something you are proud of,
Despite all my mistakes or misfortune,
    I am the diamond not the rough.