So last night was the premiere of the X Factor and I was so excited to watch it because one of my idol’s and greatest inspirations is a judge Demi Lovato. Last nights show was amazing. It was funny, entertaining and sad. For the first night I saw some incredible talent take the stage and also some not so talented take the stage. OMG those two blonde girls from Texas lol they were just talking up a storm about everyone last night lol. I forgot what the girl who sang said her voice was a mix of lol but when she finally sang her own “rendition” of Katy Perry- Firework it was a “NO-NO.” Quatrelle (the guy in the wedding dress and pink lipstick) surprised all the judges he had some vocals on him and he had that stage presence and he knew how to entertain a crowd. In the end i loved his performance. Jannel Garcia another favorite of mine. She’s a tiny girl but she has some killer pipes on her and she even knew how to move the crowd. Overall I loved a lot of the auditions last night. The girl that really moved me was Jillian. She sang Jessie J-Who You Are. She was a victim of bullying and when she sang that song man you felt that pain, you felt that heartache, you felt like ever emotion she had while she sang that song. If you’ve heard the song you know what it’s about “staying true to who you are no matter.” I loved that even though that all she went through she still got on that stage and sang her big heart out. The bullies they continuously put her down but she got back up and kept true to herself and pursued all that wanted to do. I hope she makes it through to the end. She deserves this so much. Overall the XFactor was amazing last night. I will be watching the season. Check it out on Fox this fall 🙂
In life we tend to just look at what we have in front of us and not look beyond. I believe we are dreamers but we tend to only just dream and not act. We look at what other people are doing in their lives and how they are fulfilling their dream but instead of us going out and pursing our dream and/or looking beyond our obstacles we sit at home just imagining what if. I love the chorus in the song Nothing ever happens by Rachel Platten. It’s so simple yet you get the point you need to look beyond everything.
But nothing ever happens if you stay in your room
Nothing ever happens if you leave the party too soon
Never be a winner if you’re not in the game
And nothing ever happens if you always play it safe
Make a little space and get out of your own way.
In life even if you are unsure of your future or you want to do something but you are afraid because you can’t see the outcome. Don’t worry God has your back. If it is something that is dear to your heart and this is your passion, go for it only you can stop you. Don’t believe that lie that what you see is what you get because it is not so. It’s the unforeseen and unplanned things that shock you the most Even if you might not have all the resources to fulfill your dreams still go after it. A small start goes a long way. We are all destined for greatness. God has placed each and everyone on of us for a reason. Don’t feel down and out when something you want to do doesn’t work out instead get back up and start all over again. God is a god of multiple chances.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”- 2 Corinthians 2:18
I am such a night owl. I can stay up all night once I don’t have anything going on early the next day and just browse the internet, listen to music, watch a movie or my favorite television show or bake. So last night I decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies. My mom always buys the little cute Betty Crocker packs of Chocolate Chip Cookies which I love because it’s bakes very fast (20 mins) and also you can add what ever you want to the mix to kinda spice it up. So last night I decided to just add the coffee creamer to the mix instead of water and also put a bit more of liquid than the required amount just to make more cookies. I then decided to use the cupcake holders and put the cookie dough in it to bake.
This was so much fun I was jamming out to tunes from the iHeart Radio App (I love how I can get my local radio station on there and also listen to Ryan Seacrest America Top 40 or simply just make your own radio station. I will list my radio stations in a later post but my music taste is wild. Tonight I was listening to Lifehouse and then some Frank + Derol. Other nights I just love to listen to some Carrie Underwood or some Christian Music. Okay back to the baking post. So I was unsure of how they would come out since I used a lot of liquid and the cookie batter was almost like a cake batter. After the 20 mins were up I took them out of the oven and OMGSH they were amazing. I probably should have left them in the oven a little longer to get color but I enjoyed it regardless. So here is my cupcake style chocolate chip cookies with some sprinkles on the top
As the new season approaches I think back on last season and just remember all the things that I have learned,overcame and also started to pursue. It’s crazy how things and people around you can inspire you to be a better person or just pursue the things you want to do. So over the summer vacation I started back doing something that I gave up years ago. I started back writing songs. Whenever I was inspired or I heard a song I would automatically come up with the idea for a new song. I have never been in love or experience heartbreak so I’m the type of person who writes songs about what I think love is like or how I think someone feels when they are in love. I also write songs that have to connect with the emotional side of my life. A side that I don’t really let other people see. I just love how this fresh passion is just building back up in me. Even though sometimes I write a song and it’s only like a hook or maybe just the first verse and the chorus I’m just happy that I am doing this again. My ultimate goal for the ending of this year is to write a song that is dear to my heart or just finish like two of my songs and then submit the lyrics to various recording companies. That is the one thing I would like to get out of this entire experience have someone sing one of my songs and have that song inspire someone.
I decided to write this on my wrist because yesterday was the day to raise awareness for the prevention of suicide. I wrote on my wrist because this particular place is the one part of the body that many girls cut. In today’s society it is hard with all the images and all the expectations of who we are suppose to be and look as young girls and women. We just have to remember that we are all loved if not by a bunch of people we are loved my at least one person and to me that is enough. We as young girls and women have to be advocates for broken young girls and women who feel like they aren’t good enough. We have to remind them that they are important. We have to do this everyday not just one day a year. So just remember “To Write Love on Her Arms” and show her that you care and love her.