Looking beyond!

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

Late Night Baking

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.Image

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

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Hopes for the future

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.

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect!

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect!

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.

Forgiveness

It is such a simple word yet the action has so much profound and life changing outcomes. Forgiving someone is not as easy. It is one of the most difficult tasks that many of us (including me) can’t do. Learning to forgive someone is a daily commitment. You have to learn to just clear your mind of all the negativity and most importantly cleanse your heart of any ill feelings or doubts towards that person who has wronged you. A lot of people talk about wanting to move forward in their lives but we can’t fully move on if we don’t have a forgiving heart. We tend to dwell on a lot of things especially when someone does something to you. From personal experience I am currently dwelling on a situation in my life and I can’t seem to let go. The one thing I have seemed to do is just remain humble and not act on the situation. Thoughts run through my mind about how I can get revenge on this person or what I can say or do to this person so I can hurt them like they hurt me. The one thing that is keeping me sane and humble is that I know that God has a plan for me in my near future and I don’t want to mess it up by being vengeful because someone has done something to me. The next step in the process is to forgive and forget. A lot of people say you can forgive the person but you don’t have to forget what they have done to you. I do believe that you can’t forget but I think you can put it behind you because if you want to forgiving you have to forgive and put that particular situation behind you (forget about it but also learn from it to avoid it happening in the future.) I love that God is a merciful and forgiving God because somedays I really don’t know where I would be or how I would act if I didn’t try my best to just put a lot of stuff that go on behind me. Forgiveness is hard but it is the key to a better life. Forgiving someone is like a breath of fresh air, a new day or a new experience. In the end you feel like a new person or like a huge weight has been lifted off your chest and you can finally breathe again. Forgiveness is also the key to love. You can’t claim to love someone but not have a forgiving and merciful heart because every time that person does something wrong you will hold it against them and it will eventually wreck a relationship, family or friendship.So take the act of forgiving some one as a daily commitment. Take your time, sit down and just have a chat with the person you need to forgive. Never let a crazy situation mess up your path in life. Open your heart again learn to forgive. 

Allow God to work in your heart and never hold onto things #forgiveness