Ignite Your Creativity

The world is like a blank canvas. It’s up to you to use your heart as a paint brush to paint your life.

We use colours to reflect our moods; we associate blue with sadness, green with envious, yellow with happiness and red can represent anger or love. Find your colours and embrace it!

We are all creative people we just need to spend more time with our emotions to wholly express our feelings. There is no reason to be fearful of being your true self. For there is no wrong or right way to decorate your environment.

Stay true to you and never be afraid to show your true colours. When in doubt, add more glitter. Never let anyone dim your sparkle.

Like Pocahontas sang; “Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?”

Seeing A Friendly Smile

I was at work and then I saw one of my friends smiling. I was so happy to see her. She is such a wonderful friend. She is by far the generous person I’ve ever met.

I was grateful that she showed up whilst I was at work. I’m glad our paths crossed. Here’s too many more memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oprah Winfrey

I love this girl.

A few weeks ago I was standing in line at a local grocery store and I saw this magazine. I was like; “Ooh! I gotta buy that!” It was the 15th Anniversary of O Magazine!

I’ve never bought one of her magazines before.

It was a really good read.

The last page is what really hit my heart (in a good way).

Oprah was talking about the future and she said…

“Look Ahead in A New Direction

Every farewell offers a new hello. When one road ends it’s time to look ahead in a new direction. And know that as far as you can see, the universe can see farther. That is where we’re headed.”

-Oprah โค

I’m dealing with a friendship that “died” a few months so this offers me a lot of hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stuck.

I often feel that no matter how many times I try to not think of something or a person, my thoughts become consumed by them.

I allow myself to feel caught in all of their chaos. Even if this person is no longer part of my life. I try to escape but something always draws me back to them.

I cut my ties with them and learn to let go for that it is when I can truly learn to grow.

Be The Change

I was walking to the bank and I read my bank teller’s bracelet and I was inspired what I read which was “Be the Change”.

I told him that his bracelet was inspiring and deep. He smiled and said; “Yeah it is.”

So simple but yet so profound.

21 Wishes

In honour of my 11th post and that June 3rd – MY BIRTHDAY! is approaching at a rapid rate I dedicate this post to my goals that I have set for myself in my upcoming year.

I’ll be entering my third regeneration. I read in a book that it takes the human body seven years for it to renew all of our cells in our body. Every seven years it’s almost like you’re a new you.

I’m accepting gifts, by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Blog more frequently. I have been extremely busy in the past few weeks so my blog may not be as up-to-date as I would like it to be.

2. Exercise more. I enjoy exercising. It helps me stay centred and focused.

3. To travel to a new place. This will be a joyous adventure. It will allow me to expand my adventurous side.

4. To cook a new recipe everyday. This is a good one. I love cooking. I have so many recipes in my recipe box. I will also reorganize and keep you posted with what I try. Maybe I’ll make a separate blog… I will keep you informed.

5. To brush up on my French. Learning a language helps your brain stay in shape and also improves your memory. I’ve been inspired by my coworkers who can speak another language other than English.

6. To not let perfection be the enemy of the good. From as long as I could remember I thought that in order to be “good enough” EVERYTHING had to be perfect. But I’ve been learning and feeling that being “perfect” is exhausting. “Flawed is more perfect than perfection.”

7. To overcome a fear. I have too many fears that I need to overcome to help me grow. They range from heights to trains/train tracks and many more.

8. Drink more water and less sugar. I was inspired when I went to a friend’s place and all we drank was tea and water. I feel healthy about myself. I love adding cucumbers and lemons to my water. It’s quite scrumptious!

9. Meditate. I need to work on this because it will help me stay present. I feel more relaxed when I find ten minutes or so a day clearing my thoughts. When I focus on the present I can truly let go of the past and stop obsessing about the future.

10. To learn something new everyday. I would love to learn something new everyday. I would be able to gain 366 titbits of wisdom that I can use to help others.

11. Save more money. I need to start saving money for my future. I know I said earlier that I wouldn’t worry about my future, but it is never too early to start saving. You never know what the future holds so it is best to be safe and prepared.

12. To declutter. I am beginning to fall in love with having less stuff. It’s more relaxing. It adds more value to things that I own. I know that I should only buy things that I need and these items would give me joy. And whenever I don’t use something I pass that on to another person who sees that value.

13. To continue being an inspiration to others. I will continue to inspire others to be the best they can. I recently inspired one of my friends to run in the morning. I’ve inspired others to be more positive but spreading my optimism with them. I told friends that my passwords are quotes. I feel proud of myself to inspire others.

14. To attend community events. This will help me socialize with others more and to get support that is available.

15. To spend more time on myself. I used to view this act as selfish. But I learned to look at life through an airplane analogy. If there’s an emergency and when the oxygen masks come down you are told to place the mask on you first not your child, not your spouse not anyone else but yourself first. So in order to help others you must learn to help yourself first.

16. Spend more time with family. Last year I dedicated a lot of my time and energy with this one friend who meant the world to me. But a lot of things happened. I realized that our friendship was quite a pernicious friendship. So now I’m striving towards to find a healthy balance between my friends and family.

17. Worry less. Everyone knows that I can worry a lot. Like A LOT. My worries can be about the smallest worries like breaking a key or deciding what to wear or what to bring with me when I pack to go out. Since I worry about what I should bring with me I overpack thinking I need this or I’ll totally use this item. But in reality I wouldn’t need any of those things. I just think I do. I need to reprogram my thoughts and direct my thinking towards something positive and inspiring.

18. Continue being more organized. I often find that I can be rushing out the door regardless of how much time I give myself to get ready. I need to focus more on better organizational skills. I’m also going to reorganize and decorate my room. “A successful morning is prepared in the evening.”

19. Write a book. I’ve heard of this challenge about writing a novel in a month. Which means you would have to write over 1,000 words every day for a month. I’m not that creative nor do I have time so I’m going to aim for a book before my 22nd birthday. I would have to write about 137 words a day everyday for the next 366 days and I would have about a 50,000 word novel.

20. Create new art projects. I enjoy being creative. I use my creativity to make people cards, presents, quote pages and I draw pictures to show people how much I care about them. Now I have to think of better crafts to showcase my artistic abilities.

21. Let go. Letting go of everything and everyone that no longer serves me. If I don’t feel joy I need to detach myself from the person, situation, event object, etc., I must accept that I cannot control everything and everyone. Even though I like things to be done in a certain way I must learn to let go. I seek perfection on all of my affairs. But it is important and necessary for me to let go and allow everything to happen.

I will try my best to complete all of these dreams that I have for myself. I will blog about my progress and my struggles from time to time.

Until next time…

โค

Everything is Only Temporary

Everything in life is only temporary. Forever is non-existent. Experiencing life and knowing that it is temporary is both a blessing and a curse.

When I was working a closing shift last night I accidentally dropped my citrine (my favourite gemstone) and it shattered into a million pieces – well maybe a million is a slight exaggeration. My best friend bought me that and it was shaped of a heart. Citrine is a yellow gemstone – my favourite colour. It was poetic that it shattered when it fell on the floor. My friend and I no longer talk anymore and our friendship died a few months ago. It’s almost like a part of me died with it.

Upon hearing all of the broken pieces hit the floor my immediate reaction was to pick up all of the pieces. But since we just turned the lights off that was merely impossible. When my friendship collapsed I wanted to pick up the pieces and tried my best to repair it. But I couldn’t.

Everything that breaks cannot be repaired to the way it was before it shattered. Somethings are best left broken. It is useless to water dead plants that cannot be saved.

It’s hard to accept that nothing lasts forever but when you do, your life will change. You will appreciate whatever emotion your feeling, you appreciate the people who are apart of your life. They are all part of your story. They helped shaped you into the person you are now.

The curse of knowing that everything is temporary is that all of the good moments and memories you share with people will not last forever. No matter how hard you try to make it last forever. It won’t. But it should motivate you to make awesome memories with them whilst they are still part of your life and to not take anything or anyone for granted because you never know when something apart of you will come to an end.

It is a blessing because just like all of the enjoyable times are short lived so are our worst feelings and hardships. They won’t last forever either. It gives us hope to never let the bad times bring us down. Your hardships allow you to grow when you accept and learn throughout your difficult times.

Living life with less is best because nothing is permanent and neither are your belongings since you will lose and break many of your prized processions throughout your life. So enjoy everything because it won’t last forever.

If everything lasted forever you wouldn’t appreciate it as much because it would always be there and you wouldn’t be able to grow from your losses.

Seize every moment life offers you. Never allow yourself to feel down because something good will happen right around the bend.

“The only things you can take with you when you leave this world are the things you’ve packed in your heart.” -Susan Gale

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the drama, take chances, and never have regrets because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted.” -Marilyn Monroe

Follow Your Heart

At times I can be a coy person because I allow myself to be stuck – stuck in fear and not able to move forward. I would hold back on different kind of things because I didn’t want to not succeed and then have people label me as a “failure” or as someone who lacks confidence.

But I allowed myself to radiate sunbeams ofย  bravery. I was socializing with a customer whom are a couple. They gave me compliments about my creativity and they told me I’m funny. Then I later wrote on a piece of paper the address to my blog.

They later told me that it’s nice and that it’s a good blog. The girl confessed that she bookmarked it on her phone.

So since she bookmarked it, shout to out to them! ๐Ÿ˜€

Simplicity

When I walked into my friend’s house I absolutely loved it.

Everything had a positive vibe to it. It may have been a little messy but it’s a reminder that not everything is perfect. “Flawed can be more perfect than perfection.”

It was simple but elegant. Everything was beautiful.

It gave me motivation to re-arrange my room and to get rid of stuff that no longer sparks joy.