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If you Could

If you could change things in the world, what would they be? No War? No  sickness? No unemployment? In what way, would you change things?

Often times, I look at things and wonder, if I had the power to change certain things, what would I change. But, then sometimes we need to examine ourselves just as closely.

One Sunday, the Preacher was talking about being Thankful. Her sermon was about the Ten Lepers. Speaking about how Ten Lepers called out to Jesus, begging him to heal them. When he gave them instruction, they all got heal and one returned, to give Jesus thanks. There are many times that we all will pray and ask for things, however, do we ever  start our prayers, with “Thank You”?

Even though we all want things, it’s important that we show our gratitude to him. We need to always show just how grateful we are. Sometimes, we are always looking at what needs to be changed in the world and there a lot of things that need to change. However, sometimes our habits and frame of mind, is what we need to focus on changing.

The United States will be changing leaders soon. There are many people debating, as to whom should be President. There are some that feel we don’t need another Democrat and some feel that we don’t need a Woman. However, there isn’t a person anywhere that wants to go back to where we came from, being scared for our economy. Many people are still trying to figure out what they want and there are many that feel that they don’t want what we’ve got or another just like him.

Our country has been through a lot and we are extremely tough. But, the way that this election has been going, has been unreal. I am looking forward to voting this year. However, there’s something nutty that always come up and it’s getting a little bit old to me.

I am tired of hearing all of these bashing each other, let’s just vote and get it over with it. There are some people whom have made some interesting jokes about Presidential campaigns. “Can’t we just date a President?” A joke meaning can’t we just try getting to know a President before committing to one?

I mean, there’s an idea. But, I think that’s what the process of the two years is for. I’ve been watching news networks more now, than I’ve been watching for sometime. I just don’t know what to say about all of this. But, what I do know, is that I am praying! And I’m praying hard.

HELP!!!! I’m in a Blogging Rut!!!

It’s been crazy since the last time I blogged.

Before I’d been busy training as a Pharmacy Technician and I was terminated from my previous job. But, as everyone tells me, ‘God has a lot in store for me’! And I’ve been getting some great opportunities and I’m hoping that I get them. Okay, so back to the title.

I’ve been trying to figure out my blogging pattern and the place that my blog has in this crazy blogging atmosphere that we exist in. There are so many blogs out there, each with their own unique points of view, just like their creators. And I’ve been reading excellent blog posts on this problem that so many bloggers face at least once (or more than that), in the life of their blog. Each one discusses how their families are busy and how they all have children whom are exceptionally busy and people that live together, barely see each other.

Well, I’ve had time to think and time to re-arrange my ideals on my blog and where I want to take it. I’ve blogged about my blogger inspiration, (Ree Drummond) and they that she’s turned her blog in a career. And of course, I would do that. But, my blogging niche isn’t food blogging. So, then what?
Well, I’ve learned one of the most important things to do, is not to try and force it to be something that it’s not. As I always say, Blogs are a reflection of us. Who we are as writers, but most importantly as people.

Getting back into the blogging habits, when you haven’t been as active is scary! I mean, I know that I am scared! Because I’ve made some great friends here and even though I know that they will understand, I feel that I should’ve been doing more with my blog and I should have. But, there’s no way to go back, just forward.

The issue that I have is, I get into a rut on what to blog about. There’s a lot going on in the world and so much that we need to do, to correct. But, certain subjects are trickier to blog about, than others. Like Politics, (Which is a REAL Hot button issue), and many other things that our planet is facing. And I want everyone who visits my blog, to feel comfortable and free to comment on how they feel, no judgments.

That’s exactly how I want my blog to feel to people. Hopefully, I’m doing that and I will continue to make it better. With each post that I publish.

NaBloPoMo November 2016

Destiny

Trying to figure out what you want and what direction to go into, can be extremely hard. Currently, I am in training as  a Pharmacy Technician. And I’m really enjoying it. However, there’s an opportunity for me to become a Pharmacist!

Sounds like a great opportunity, right? So, why is it I’m just not that passionate about becoming a Pharmacist? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love being a Pharmacy Technician and I love the training and everyone that I work with. But, my passion for becoming a Pharmacist is just not there. I feel like that it’s because I like to be more mobile and I like to be able to go throughout the hospital and interact with people in a way that I couldn’t necessarily do as a Pharmacist.

I know that it’s a great chance and seems like I should be more automatically excited. But, it’s just not there for me. See, I’ve been studying, (or at least I should be studying!) to become a Social Worker. This was a suggestion that my Mom made to me because I love to help people. So, tonight I was looking online and I really feel that I need to pursue a Career in Social Work.

There are so many people that don’t have anyone to fight for them on their behalf and I hate when people have a voice, but it’s silenced by others or society. Could be because of Socioeconomic status, race, gender, etc. So, I feel that every one that wants to be heard, should be.

A lot of people have been telling me to become a Pharmacist. But, that’s just not in my heart. I know that I must listen to my heart and I must follow my gut. I love the every single piece of encouragement that I’ve received. But, I am hopeful that the direction that I am working on now, will be one that I can make a career out of, and more importantly help people with it.

Here’s hoping that is a large part of my Destiny!

The Bloggers Forum

Hello Everyone!

So, a while back I started a blog called “The Bloggers Forum”. In the beginning, I had ideas on where I wanted to take it, however I wanted to make sure that I was really set. Well, as you know, we get busy and then things that you had in mind, suddenly falls to the back burner.

So, today while I was sitting here studying, I decided to go ahead put my ideas for the blog on paper (post) to get the word out about the forum. It’s purpose to bring bloggers, writers, and authors together to share information, tips and connect with each other.

When I started blogging five years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to construct a post, the importance of photography or the  necessity for social media outlets to get the word out about your blog. Not to mention the fact, that I started blogging late, as opposed to when the blogging phenomenon first started.

 

There are so many people who are starting out now and they’ve got a lot of questions. Some are uncertain or just don’t know, who to reach out and or even where to reach. So, since I’ve learned some tricks of the trade in the short period of time that I’ve been blogging, I wanted to share those with others. However, I know that there are far more experienced that I am. And these are the connections and resources that I want to provide others who have the same concerns and fears that I’ve had. I also want to help those of us, whom have been blogging for a while. We all need help from time to time, because we still face challenges as bloggers.

https://www.thebloggersforum.wordpress.com

This is the site, please feel free to share it with your blogsphere, readers, friends and fellow bloggers. I am really excited about where we can take this blog!

 

 

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Stand

Hello, Blogging World!   I am so terribly Sorry that I haven’t been here in while. But, I’m back now. I am really excited to share with some of the new things that I’ve learned! And I’m not going to bore you with excuses as explanations for absence, I just wanted to say that I am sorry and you will be hearing and seeing a lot more from me! So, let’s get to it!

But first, let me ask you a question. Has there ever been a time when you were working  so hard for something you wanted, so much so until you ran out  of things to do about it? I mean, you’ve worked hard and you’ve tried everything that you know to do? There could be more that you can do and then there might not be. But, in those moments what do you?

Do you cry?  Do you get mad? Do you continue moving forward or do just give up and move on to something else? In these moments, it’s incredibly easy to get frustrated and get caught up in the emotions of everything. However, the toughest part of this process, is the uncertainty. It is the time where you’re not technically hearing about any progress, from the work you’ve put in. And you’re just standing around waiting. However, I’ve learned that often times, it’s those moments when the most work is being done. When all of the efforts that you’ve put in are paying off, it’s just hard to see that.

The process tests you, your resolve, your focus and your mental strength. But, in these moments, the best thing to do is, Stand.

Stand is a gospel song that speaks to this very subject. It makes you think about everything that you’re going through and how when you put your all into something, that you want, there’s nothing left to do is Stand. Well, I’m going through a process. I’ve been looking for a better job, in all ways. I need one and I want one. I am indeed ready for a new job and I’ve been putting in the effort it. I want a great one that will lead me to my Dream career. But, I’ve been seeing some progress in surprising ways. I am excited and optimistic. However, I am doing like the song says, I am standing. That doesn’t mean that I am not still working on it, but I am getting myself in the mindset to be prepared for that job and ready to excel!

Stand!

 

 

 

What makes you go for what you want?

One thing that I’ve always been, and that’s a Dreamer! I am always the person that believes in dreaming and working towards the things that I want.  It doesn’t matter what it is. Whether it’s a diploma, degree or whether it’s something that Mom wants. If I can do it, I will. And if it’s far off and I have to save up for it, I will do that, too.

See, for me Dreams  are Reality in the Distance. The reason why we don’t have certain things that we want right now, is because it’s not time or we’re not ready. There are things that we must do to prepare ourselves, so that we can be ready to live in our dreams. We must have the mindset and the physical readiness.

How many of us, started blogging, hoping that our blogs would take off and help inspire others to blog and create a whole new world, all their own? The passion for what we desire and how much we’re willing to work for it, must match.

Here’s what I mean. It’s so important to have passion and to let that Passion drive us forward. But, the work that we put into must match the passion that we have. We have to make sacrifices, (and we all know how we feel about those!). But, in order to accomplish that greatness, in my mind, Passion alone, is not enough to get it done.

Some may disagree and I welcome those opinions also. If anyone has the reasons and explanations as to why Passion is enough, I would love to hear it. Because I am always looking to learn new things.

What do you think? Do you think that Passion alone, is enough to get you to what you want? Do you think that it takes more than that? Or do you think that it’s a combination of the two?