Humanity. Where are we?

What do these words mean to you?

Freedom
Peace
Health
Justice
War
Police
Resource
Corruption
Privacy
Lie

Humanity. Where are we?

anonymous-275868_1280Where are we right now? That’s a scary question. Looking at all the advances, technologies, leaps and bounds we have made, we should be proud… right? We should be safe. We should see hope for the future.

How do you feel?

These words tell a story. A story of how we came to be at this very moment. This moment when our food is being tainted and our water is being wasted. Places that are drying up into a clump of dust where there should be water. People who are dying at a young age with a rifle strapped to their back and all the while the small percentage of all the richest people in the world become even richer in a single swoop and then a family dies of starvation. Then another, and another.

Justice? What is justice?

When people who are meant to keep us safe start killing the innocent when he clearly told everyone that he could not breathe. How can we feel safe? When secret police are knocking at our doors because we love the environment and do not support pipelines that destroy our lands. There is no such thing as fresh clean air and chem-trails line our skies all the while the drug lines pile high as the rippers rage.

Is there a way for us to save ourselves from this?

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When the words that are meant to keep us content are the words that scare us most.

So what that we have exceeded expectations. How many consequences will we all have to face when it all goes down? Riots fill streets and the activists speak up and finally more people are reached.

But is it enough? We still need support.

So stand up and let it be real. Be proud of that sign and hold it up high for we are NOT going down without a fight. Together we are united and if a letter or a vote or a high pitched note reaches just one more ear let us all cheer.

Take any action you can whether it be a post, a conversation, a scream or a simple recommendation to your fellow man. Let freedom and peace mean what they mean and then maybe we can please ask for our sacred vocabulary back!

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The weather is changing and the earth is crying out her cries that we are all taking too much and we all know what that means for us. Volcanos exploding and snow covered mountains that kill because the ground begins to shake. Will this island survive the big quake?

These are all questions I ask myself when I think about the definitions we live by. By and by the rivers rise and cars are swept away and our human rights lie in the hands of a madman.

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Can you please help me stop this nonsense today? Share. Unite. Stand together.

I want those words to make sense again and be able to share the wonderful stories with my family and friends and even someday; my children. I want to tell them of the battles we won when we rose together and fought for each other as if we were one.

The lies and corruption and the police and the wars will unravel into nothingness and we will be healthy and whole once more.

Stop Harper. Stop Monsanto. Stop BIG PHARMA. Stop the pipelines. Stop the pollution. Stop the chemicals. Stop the killing. Stop the wars. Stop them all.

We live here and I for one am sick of this sh*@T!!

How Do You Overcome Self Doubt?

~There’s always that little voice inside. The voice that whispers, “You can’t” or “You won’t”. It’s like the little devil on your left shoulder telling you to do the opposite thing the little angel on your right shoulder is telling you to do.

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So how do you snap out of it and release that negative voice? How do you overcome self-doubt?

Maybe it’s from a parent or a loved one telling you to never to put all of your eggs into one basket. I know from my personal experience my dad was always doubtful of my ventures and questioned what I was doing with my life. So now when I want to try new and exciting things, I hear him say: “Are you sure?”

And well… yes I am sure.

Even though my mother and my incredibly supportive friends tell me how proud they are and that they support me in whatever I do, sometimes that little voice says, “They doubt you.”

Well I have learned over the years that it’s my own self doubt telling me to be cautious or leading me to repeat the same habits I have coiled myself into when looking for my true path. So I have finally come up with a solution:

You must kill the little voice.abstract-315911_1280

First, you must find that little voice when its at it’s loudest. When it’s yelling at you so clearly that you have to cover your ears and bury your head in a pillow.

Then you must sneak your metaphorical knife from under that pillow where you had it hiding the day before when you planned the kill.

Then finally when that voice presents itself in its loudest truest form you slash and slash until you cannot hear that stupid negative, little, squeaky, annoying voice. Don’t stop until it is completely silent.

Then bury it.

Bury that self-doubt so far underground that no one will ever find it again. Finally dispose of the metaphorical knife so no one knows you have killed your self-doubt. All anyone will ever know is that you have finally overcome your restraints. You no longer doubt yourself and you walk around with a newly found confidence inside you that shines brighter than ever before.

You have nothing holding you back.

You can finally look into the mirror and repeat these 3 things:

I can do anything I put my mind to!

I have accomplished everything I have set out to do!

I deserve everything I’ve ever wanted!

And that my friends is how you overcome self-doubt.

KILL IT!!! And bury it so no one ever finds again.

Muahahahahahahaha!!! 😛

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Thursday Thoughts: The Job Hunt

~It’s always a bit scary going back out into the working world after a break from the typical 9-5 workday for 5 days a week. And after school it feels a bit intimidating as I am now looking for a completely different kind of career. I was a Dental Assistant for so many years and I’ve never really ventured away from that particular field, even when changing to reception.

Now it’s time to promote some new skills. It is now time for The Job Hunt.

Business is everything from small start-up companies to large corporations and I am ready for something exciting and interesting. But how do you find exactly what you’re looking for when you don’t really know what exactly it is you are looking for in the first place.

I suppose I just have to test those waters and stick my hands in a few different pots.

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I’ve been looking for intriguing job postings that sound fun and lively such as small marketing firms and graphic design companies. One of most appealing postings I found is a small start-up company that specializes in creating mobile apps, online marketing and other cool techy stuff. The best part about the posting was that they want someone who likes Foosball and handing out snacks to the team. Those are two of my favorite things! I love snacks 🙂

Digital Marketing is the future of almost everything if you think about it and I want to be a part of it all. So those are the kinds of positions I will be looking for. Flexible hours, creative thinking and a fun team of people is just what I need for my future endeavors. I need to get into some serious research and find a company that has all of those things.

I would love to do something like an internship where I learn everything about the organization and follow cool people around all day learning about what they do. I definitely don’t want to settle for the same old job anymore. It’s time to branch out and gain some experience with my list of new skills and abilities.

My objective: to find employment in an establishment where I can apply both my business and writing skills.

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Wish me luck!
xo

Good Morning Friends xo

Good morning friends!

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Life is funny sometimes isn’t it? Sometimes it’s awful, hard and terrifying. Sometimes it’s lovely and wonderful. Sometimes your world has to fall apart to gain a new appreciation for life. I wonder how many of us actually know how important we are?

How many lives have we touched? What would be the response if we suddenly vanished from this life?

I bet a lot of us will never know what kind of mark we have left on this earth. How many lives we have changed just by being our true selves? I believe we are loved more than we think.

When we smile at a stranger walking down the street or hold a door for someone walking behind us. It’s the simple act of showing a friend how much they mean to you with a long embrace after not seeing them for a week. Telling a long-lost family member that you are always thinking of them through hard times. That is what keeps us moving forward.

Love.

Each time I lose a close friend I wonder if they knew how much I loved them and appreciated their friendship. I suddenly feel the urgency to tell everyone close to me how much I love them before it’s too late. The feeling that I may be running out of time haunts me. It’s a feeling I welcome. Live everyday as if it were the last day on earth.

So my message is simple and sincere: tell your loved ones what they mean to you.  Make sure they know how much they mean to you. Share a memory or a feeling. A warm hug or a short phone call.

Tell them you love them. The only time it’s too late is when we are gone from this life. Whatever lies on the other side we won’t know until we get there so spread the message of love to those who have touched your life. I know too well the heartache that accompanies a life lost.

My only regret is that I didn’t get to express to my lost friends how they changed my life for the better. That just their very presence in my world made it lovelier and more wonderful. That I loved them more than they probably knew and that my heart will always have a special place for them.

Tell them you love them as much as you can.

Love xox

May your week be full of love and gratitude and the people who you care about you the most. For that is what makes life great: the people who love us and make us feel loved.

🙂

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Another Phase of Life Completed~Now for the next step

vision-board-520757_1280~I have finally completed my 12 week business program at the University of Victoria. It’s been an incredible journey and extremely intense to say the least. With a final exam every week and homework every night, my blog posts have yet again been few and far between.

But now another phase of life is completed. Now for the next step. To make my world what I want it to be.

I’m feeling a bit nervous to go back out into the real world and everyone keeps asking me what I am going to do now that I have a certificate in business.

In all honesty, I have no idea.

I do however know exactly what I want to do. I want to write and travel the world and somehow make those two things go together. Whatever the next step is, I’m actually not quite sure where it’s going to take me. I have always ended up answering phones, greeting people and filing at a reception desk and I would like to try to do something completely different. I’ve always defaulted to working in a dental office because that’s really the only field I’m experienced in. But now I want to do something different, exciting and new! 🙂

And since nothing is written in stone, I nothing-is-written-in-stone-527756_1280need to build up the confidence to try something I’ve never tried before. I can now say I have extra abilities and skills I didn’t have before.

I’m done looking for postings on Craigslist and I’m ready to start networking through people who are doing what I want to be doing. I would love to get into a publication where I can learn the ins and outs of the writing industry. I want to know what it’s like to work directly with an Editor.

So I’ve revamped my resumé and I’m working on making my portfolio look perfect. It’s never to late to change something and I guess that’s exactly what I did. I suppose I just need to dive right into the job search as soon as possible and put myself out there.

I refuse to give up.
I refuse to do something I don’t love thoroughly.

I vow to myself I will not stop searching until I find the perfect job. I may not be an extraordinary writer but I am willing to follow my dream as far as I can.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Whoo Graduation!! 😀 Here we go!

Good Morning Beautiful! :)

Yes I am talking to you 🙂 Good morning beautiful!!

I just want to say how beautiful you are today
And every day for that matter
So don’t you listen to that chatter

The voice inside that keeps you shy
The silly useless self doubt
Those people who always try and figure you out

It doesn’t matter what day, what they say or if you happen to be gay
You are beautiful in every way xo

I may not know you or see your face
We may never cross paths or be in the same space
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand
It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man

You are beautiful!! 😀

It doesn’t matter what you have done
You may be weathered from the bright sun
You may have already heard this today
But you are beautiful I must say

Maybe you don’t hear it enough
So here’s a hit of the really good stuff
You may not feel this way…

BUT

You are beautiful 🙂 I just wanted to say 🙂

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Love

~T

Good Morning Blogosphere! Bloggers *UNITED*

we-566327_1280~Good morning Blogosphere! It’s Monday morning and we’re all right here.~

A vast community united by an electric light
Let all of us bloggers UNITE
Friends have been deactivated
A followers lists of allies debated?

*BLOGGERS UNITED*

Can we not take a stand?
Can’t we have freedom within our hands?
Don’t we have a right to know?
Where oh where did those heroes go?

Define:

#1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.- dictionary 
Hidden in the lines I’m sure
Should we feel and be deterred?
For wise eyes minds can always be stirred
Questions unwind answers preferred
*Bloggers United*
In honor of OM xo
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~Good Morning Monday~ Breathe

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Good Morning! Let us all close our eyes and breathe…

~Our minds expand out to take in the extra knowledge
We learn

Divine consciousness and the desire to breathe in more and more
Fill the lungs with life and energy
Free the mind

Inhale and exhale slow and steady
Take in the day
Breathe

Close the eyes and look to a happy place
Peace within

We have everything and anything we want within the walls of flesh

We are all more than meets the eye

We will conquer our fears~

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~Have a beautiful week!~

Love~T xox

 

Good Morning Monday *A New Beginning*

snail-456965_1280Good Morning Monday! I’m ready for a new beginning.

It’s a fresh start to a new year and whatever the future holds, only we can make it happen. Our future is what we make it to be. As most people do, I was stuck in a rut last year for a long time. I lost a job I really wanted and had motivations lagging so far behind me that they just never caught up. A mind and soul jumbled in losses and let downs.

But why did this happen to me? Because I let it.

I let my emotions and heart ache get to me. I was dragged down by my own self doubt. But now I can look back and learn from my mistakes as everyone does as one point or another. Going through a “Lull” doesn’t make me any less of who I really am: A Go Getter!

It’s time for a new beginning. 😀

Moving into a new place was a first step. Leaving old memories behind but not forgotten, putting personal things in different places in a whole new space and starting new routines as I prepare to go back to school next week. This will be the same action in my mind: new thoughts, new ideas and brand new motivations.

2015 is a new start for everyone! So I share my woes with you and put my experiences out there so that if ever you are stuck in a place you think you cannot escape… just know you can always turn it around. There is hope for all of us that fall from time to time. No one is alone in this feeling of hardship.

We all go through it and we all have the abilities to break free and start a new.

I believe in you!!

Whatever the hardship may be, whatever tiny little “Lull” we were in… let us rise above and move on together. For that is what this world is here for. For us to change it… and to change ourselves for the better. xo

Here’s to new beginnings whether they are big or small 🙂 It is up to us to have it all!

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Have a beautiful week full of new memories!