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I hear the music, close my eyes I am rhythm…

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“I am what I am and I do what I do”

I LOVE that.

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It’s none of my business what people say or think about me, and it’s none of their business what I say or do. This is today’s lesson for myself. I am learning today to think for myself, to listen to my inner voice, to decide for myself what is right and what is wrong for me.

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I expect nothing

And accept Everything.

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And no matter what, remember: You are never as stuck as you think you are. We all have free choice, you just need to learn how to use it. Find ways to make yourself happy, and it’ll soon come as naturally to you as breathing.

And now, just for fun, some more pictures of summer.

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Yum.

Stacey

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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”

-Edgar Allan Poe

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Unexpected Surprises

From babies (not mine) to out-of-the-blue-totally-unexpected-uplifting-comments to sudden (good) changes in career and beneficial decisions (as opposed to the O-M-G-My-Life-Sucks-Even-Worse-Now decisions) to- yeah I could keep going. Sometimes, life is good.

Today I had somebody compliment me out of the blue. A person I would probably never have expected a genuine compliment from. And it wasn’t a “Oh you look nice today” type compliment, it was a genuinely uplifting “You’re really good at what you can do and I have faith in you” type compliment. Wow.

On the decision of my career change (from roast beef slicer to server to healthcare geriatric care [again] to deciding to go to real college and becoming a Massage Therapist!) I’ve gotten mixed reviews. “You can do its” and “Good jobs” and “Keep the faiths” when I’m questioning it, and some “You shouldn’t do it you should go back to slicing roast beefs” and “You’re not going to make its” and “You’re not going to graduates”. It’s been a roller coaster.

But I think this one unexpected compliment is something I’m going to cherish forever. Because the person who made it really does know what I’m capable of, and she trusts that I can do it as a career, support myself through it, enjoy it, and most of all… SUCCEED.

And, mind you, I do make a lot of comments regarding “making a living” and “career” etc. But I do know that success is not measured in denominations, but how hard you work toward your personal goals. And to have somebody who I really care about, yet only doles out probably one or two compliments a year, to compliment me in such a way- means the world to me.

So remember this: What you say (or write) can make a world of difference to somebody, and you may not know it. Either in kind, or in negativity, your words can have a bigger impact on somebody (or more than one somebody) than you could possibly imagine. So make your words good ones.

And know that for every person who doesn’t think you can succeed, there are twice as many people who think you can, and it truly boils down to one thing- do YOU believe you can succeed? Commit yourself, work hard, and that answer will be… HELL YEAH!

Stacey

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The healing power of music

I’m aware the title of this blog SEEMS as though it has nothing to do with writing but that is very untrue.

I use music as a tool, one of my most important, for my writing. It sets mood, whether it be happy, sad, sexy, fearless, even the purposeful effects of apathy can be achieved through listening to music. Something dull, preferably. The others vary a wide array of songs that some people may think I’m a little off my rocker to listen to. But they’re there.

My inspiration could be the sound of the music, the lyrics, a single word- a single note. Anything that gets me into that character’s head and out of my own. Hey, sometimes that is how I develop characters- based on how a certain song makes me feel. Once, I finished a story plot that way!

I make note of this because I am feeling very musical today, and because of this, I am at peak performance as far as writing goes for my week. I’m feeling more willing to put forth effort to get my word out there, and I’m still looking into getting a domain to actually allow my readers to, well, read my work.

So as I write, and I discover new ways to tell my story, I’ll be cranking that music up to ten (with headphones on- other people are sleeping! Though it works much better without the headphones…) and losing myself in my writing which is what breeds the very best of stories.

Have a good night, my friends

-Stacey

As an afterthought: According to recent studies and ongoing medical research, good music (the music the individual perceives as something that makes them feel good) lights up the areas of the brain that light up when one is on a cocaine high. Interesting, huh?

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Follow my novel at:

http://sangueseries.wordpress.com/

My vlog channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/StaceyKatheryn

My author page:

http://www.facebook.com/staceykatheryn

My blog page:

http://www.staceykatheryn.wordpress.com

 

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