Making My Way To You

It’s crazy sometimes when you stop and think about your life. If someone would have asked me, “Where do you see yourself in a year?”, this time last year. I would not know the answer to that question and I definitely can say that I wouldn’t even think that it would be where it is today. It’s funny though. The way life works. When you think you are going in one direction, you end up going in the complete opposite.

I’ve written a lot about my relationships and I’ve written a lot about my life. To be quite honest with you, this past month with my new lady love have been better than any relationship that I have ever been in. And it feels like to me that every failed relationship was worth every single minute and every single heartbreak if it meant meeting her at the time that I met her. People tell me all the time that God always had a plan and the right girl will come into your life when it’s right. My parents always told me that you will know when you meet the one cause there won’t be any drama and as soon as you meet the girl. Something inside of you just clicks.

I can honestly say for the first time in my life, I feel like I met the woman of my dreams and the answer to my prayers. Darcy is the most incredible woman that I have ever had the privilege of being with. I realize now, looking back at all of my other relationships that there was something missing and it’s the feeling I get when I am with Darcy. There is no word to describe it other than being on cloud 9 all the time. I am not afraid like I was in previous relationships. This one just feels so natural and right. And because I’ve never felt it before, makes me think that this relationship is going to be something that I’ve never had before. I know people could say, it’s only been around a month. You know when you know. Nicole Reed said, “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”.

I feel incredibly lucky to have met her and I am incredibly lucky as well to have her as my girlfriend. She leaves me with a big grin on my face that makes me look like a fool. She’s beautiful inside and outside. And not a day goes by that I don’t have to take a second just to look at her and in my mind I say, “Thank you God.”.

And I can honestly say that when I met her, I had just recently gotten out of a rough on and off again relationship. It was rough cause it was on and off. I ended it, she ended it, got back together, and etc etc. Just was emotionally hurt. And I kind of felt like I was never meant to be in a relationship. And I was not looking for love. Love found me though. And I know this is going to sound cheesy, but I remember seeing a quote similar to this on pinterest. “I guess that’s why they call it falling in love. You don’t force yourself to fall, you just fall.” When someone makes you feel more alive than you have ever felt before, it’s worth taking a chance.

I wish I had a map, cause I always get lost in her eyes. Being with her gives me butterflies in my stomach and quite frankly I don’t know how I don’t fly away. Seeing her smile makes my heart skip a beat. And I know those were all cheesy and corny, but I know that she’s reading this blushing and grinning like crazy. And that makes it all worth it to me. I hope I can always make her blush and smile because she deserves it.

The moral of this is don’t ever give up on love. You may have just gotten out of a relationship. You may feel lost and broken and empty. However, believe me when I say, you’ll meet the person of your dreams and that is the answer to your prayers when you least expect it. I feel like I have to say thank you to April as well. For pressuring Darcy into adding me on Facebook. Cause without that I wouldn’t have met my best friend and my girlfriend. Love to each and everyone of you reading this.

Love and Life

Poetry

So I wanted to mix up my post some instead of doing things about my life and fitness. One thing that I enjoy doing is writing (as you can tell by the blog).

I am not the best person at expressing myself. I have been hurt a few times. So I have gotten in the habit of bottling my emotions up. Even from my close friends and family. One of the hardest things for me is expressing how I feel sometimes. I’ve always been good at writing (from what people have told me). Whether it’s writing on here or writing poetry. I call it poetry, whether or not that’s what it is I am not exactly sure.

I feel like when I’m able to write that it is an escape/outlet and a way to get what I’m feeling off my chest. I had a laptop full of probably over 100 things that I had written. However, it was stolen a few years back. Normally, as I go about my day I will hear a song or when I get lost in my thoughts, something will come to me. I usually write it on the notes on my phone. Then transfer it to my laptop. I write about love, heartache, pain, life, the beach, and etc etc. Pretty much anything and everything.

I figure that I would share a few things that I wrote with all of you so you can get a better idea of what I am talking about. I wrote these 3 that I’m sharing with you all within the past few weeks. All 3 hold signficant meaning to me. Each are dedicated to someone. That’s for me to know and for y’all to wonder. I hope everyone enjoys them!

So Lost, So Faded

You were the light to my shadows

Was it all one big fantasy?

Dreaming about a future

Just you and me

Our aim was untrue

Where are you now?

I’m going under

I’m drowning

So lost, so faded

Don’t know what to do now

Like a burning desire

You set my heart on fire

Now these monsters run wild

I got nowhere to hide

Another broken dream

Where are you now?

I’m going under

I’m drowning

So lost, so faded

Don’t know what to do now

You were the shallow waters

That kept me afloat

But never met my shores

So lost, so faded

So lost, so faded

So lost, so faded

Where are you now?

I’m going under

I’m drowning

So lost, so faded

Don’t know what to do now

Now you’re the shadows to my light

It was all just imaginary

So lost, so faded

Easy To Fall For You

I know it’s only friendship

But I think you’re amazing

Your smile and your laugh

It’s so contagious

You make it so easy

Easy to fall for you

And God know it’s true

Every time we hang out

There is no doubt

It’s easy to fall for you

Dance up and down the aisle

Your personality has style

I’ll do a little dance too

Ooh, just look at you

You make it so easy

Easy to fall for you

And God knows it’s true

Every time we hang out

There is no doubt

It’s easy to fall for you

I don’t know how you feel

Would you want to take that step

A leap of faith with me

Cause I’m falling for you

You make it so easy

Easy to fall for you

And God knows it’s true

Every time we hang out

There is no doubt

It’s easy to fall for you

It’s easy, so easy to fall

I hope you feel it too

Let’s make the call

Into my arms is where you’ll fall

Take Me Back

Sipping on some Moscato

Wine was always your thing

Damn this head of mine

Replaying you in my mind

Like my favorite movie

Why does everything keep taking me back

To laying in my bed, tracing your tattoos

The days you cut my hair

The nights you stayed over

The memories, love, laughs we shared

Damn this DJ, he knows just what to play

To make me hurt like Hell

Every red car I see, I think I see you

Why does everything keep taking me back

To laying in my bed, tracing your tattoos

The days you cut my hair

The nights you stayed over

The memories, love, laughs we shared

Your lips pressed against mine

Your eyes giving me the green light

Being with you felt just right

I wish I could go back in time

Make all my wrongs all my rights

But there ain’t no way

To take me back

To laying in my bed, tracing your tattoos

The days you cut my hair

The nights you stayed over

The memories, love, laughs we shared

Damn these photographs

Damn these love notes

For taking me back

When she won’t take me

Won’t take me back

Again, thank you for taking the time to read this! I hope everyone enjoyed reading what I wrote and if anyone is able to connect with it then I’m glad and happy to share. If I get enough positive feedback, perhaps I will make this a regular thing. Sharing what I wrote. Let me know what you think! Thank you!

“I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become.”

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Life

I started this blog almost a year ago. I’ve been slack recently with posting on it. And I’ve said it before that I’m going to start posting more on it. But I mean it this time. This past year itself has been one of the best and worst at the same times. It was one of the best because I got really into fitness and working out. And I smashed so many of my goals at the start. It’s all about sticking with it and being true to yourself. One of the hardest things is starting out. It’s so easy to start something and not finish it. Trust me, I’ve done it plenty of times. Once you get into the mindset and you fall in love with it, once you don’t do it. Your life feels weird. When I started my fitness journey this past year, I weighed exactly 167 lbs. One year later, I weigh 184 lbs. Once you see the progress, it gets really addictive.

I met one of the most amazing people, I think I ever met in my life this past year. It was amazing falling in love with her. It was a instant connection from the moment we met. Literally, my heart would skip a beat when she was around. And it was only natural that friendship was going to lead to something so much more than that. Unfourtantely, things didn’t go as planned. And one of the worst things was losing her… And every day, it’s tough cause it was like losing my girlfriend and my best friend. I saw her recently out and about and it literally hurt me so much seeing her. Even when you think you are doing good. One of the worst things, could just be seeing her or whoever it is. And I’m hoping one day, we can be friends…I really do. Cause I miss her. I know it’s not healthy for me right now. I didn’t deal with things the best way either. I shut down. I shut people out. I locked myself away. I drank. I blamed myself at first. Cause it may not have seemed like it but I was 110% willing to do whatever it took to make her happy. And it seemed like nothing I did was ever good enough… I have yet to work up courage to read a letter she wrote me. I do know that everybody has that somebody out there who will make all the pain and heartache you’ve been through worth it all. I may not have met her yet. I may have and we both don’t realize it though. You never know with life, cause it could always throw you a curve ball.

The past 2 or 3 years have been filled with so many things. Love, heartbreak, accomplishments, failures, and so many other things. As I sit here and type this out, I can’t help but be thankful. Cause I’m able to experience all those things. That’s life, you know? And I’m living it. Nobody said it was going to be easy. Nobody said it would be so hard sometimes. I may not always be living it the best way possible. I may not always make the best or the smartest decisions. I got people to tell me how dumb of a mistake that was, and how I should have done things differently. I’m extremely lucky to be able to call my brothers (Clayton and Justin) my best friends cause without them, I don’t know what I would do. I know they always have my back and whenever I need it, advice to help me through the troubled times.

I felt like this was the best way to get back into writing in my blog. My love and relationship ones always seemed to be the most popular. I feel like being candid and honest is the best way to draw people in and to help someone through something similar to what you went through. I’m busy with work (5 days a week) and working out (6 days a week), but I am going to make a effort to post more on my blog. Seriously anyone and everyone, message me with things you want to know about and I will do a post about it. I got a vacation coming up and you can bet that I will be posting about it. I’m excited to see what the future holds and excited to see where my life goes. Love to each and every one of my readers out there.

“Look inside my soul and you’ll see someone who has been through hard times. But you’ll also see someone who is stronger than ever before.”

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Love and Life Part 4

So it’s been awhile since I posted a post. I been pretty busy recently with work and just life in general. Mostly work. I got 2 jobs we are wrapping up, as well as a few starting up. I finally have some time to just chill out and figure some things out. I feel like the last post I made about Life and Love that I just was posting what I wrote out off the top of my head was a lot more successful than the other one. So here goes Love and Life Part 4. Hope everyone enjoys it.

Start off with. My most recent girlfriend and I split. I am not going to really talk about that. I’m not going to use this as an outlet to bash or complain about the relationship. She’s honestly one of the sweetest, nicest, and down to earth people that I’ve ever met. And I am incredibly grateful to have spent the time I did with her. However, I am surviving and doing as good as I can be. Easiest way to say it… Anyways, to begin with I’ve learned a lot about love and life in recent years. I feel like there are some key points about being in a relationship and being in love.

  1. Love is about finding the person who makes your heart complete.
  2. Love is about finding the person who makes you want to be a better person.
  3. Love is about finding someone who inspires and helps you to reach your dreams.
  4. No relationship is perfect.
  5. It’s not about finding someone who won’t fight with you, make you sad, or piss you off. It’s about finding that someone who will still be standing there through it all.

There’s more that I’ve learned which I will tell. Also, perhaps I am rehashing other things from my other Love and Life posts. If I am, I apologize. However, I feel like those are some good key points. Too many times have I seen someone in a relationship, where they’ve put what they wanted on hold for the other person. Which is acceptable in certain circumstances. Life isn’t easy, love isn’t easy. It’s not meant to be hard by all means but there’s always going to be hardships. If you can’t find a way to stand next to each other at the end of the day and have a game plan to fix it then what’s the point of being together? Yeah, you love each other but it shows that you don’t depend on each other. No relationship is perfect, life isn’t perfect. I don’t know how many times, life has been going good for me and then BOOM!!!!!! A brick wall out of nowhere and I got a broken nose (figuratively not literally). You just never know what to expect. Which is why I try to keep my hopes down to Earth now, so I am not as disappointed.

People always think the most painful thing in life is losing the one you love or value. I think the most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving and valuing someone too much that you end up forgetting that you’re special too. If that makes sense. I’ve been in. I’ve seen people, close family and friends, that have been in relationships that have been so one-sided that you get blinded by your infatuation with the person that you lose sight of yourself. I’ll admit it’s a horrible feeling losing someone you love or value. God knows I’ve lost so many people that I’ve felt like I loved. Did I really love them? I just put value on them. In my lifetime, I can honestly say that I’ve truly loved 3 of the girls that I’ve dated. No offense to any of the others, you were all quite nice and lovely. With all the relationships I’ve been in, however long or short they were, I’ve learned something each time through all of them. What I want, what I’m looking for, what I’m not looking for, as well as what I need to work on. I am not perfect by all means, I know I am a tough person to be with. I feel like I’m learning ways to try to fix those each time.

I have some things that I am absolutely terrified of, 2 of those things are spiders and snakes. I hate them. I despise them with a passion. However, one of my greatest fears is I will die without finding the soul who matches the fire in these eyes. I’m terrified that I’m going to never meet the one. Everyone says, “Hey you’re 23, you’re young. You got plenty of time. God has got someone out there for everyone.”. That may be true, but it doesn’t make it any more comforting to me, you know? I believe that God has a plan for you. I don’t understand the plan he has for me.

The other day, I have a friend, who is a girl. She has a boyfriend. The girl is just really awesome, fun, beautiful, easy to talk too, and so many other things. I value her. She’s one of my best friends in my opinion. I decided to tell her that I enjoy talking to her, that she was all the things I listed above, and that talking to her on a rough day made my day better. Just so she would know how much I value her friendship you know? She responded with we probably shouldn’t talk as much because she feels guilty. Which is perfectly fine by me you know? I understand she has a boyfriend. Was I try to do anything? Absolutely not. I’m not that kind of guy. I’ve just been going through some things recently and I just felt like sharing. I don’t think I was wrong to tell her that. However, if anyone wants to tell me I was and why I was. I would be happy to hear it. So don’t hesitate to message me. I feel like life is too short to hide how you feel and it’s too short to not tell someone you care about that you care about them. It’s that simple.

Sometimes in life and love, it’s not about finding the old spark but igniting a new one. And if you are in a bad relationship or just got out of a relationship, if you can love the wrong person that much…just imagine how much you can love the right one. It doesn’t matter who hurt you, broke you, beat you down, but what matters is who made you smile and love again. It might take a day, a week, a month, a year, but what’s meant to be will always find its way. So do not lose hope or faith. Love to each and every one of my readers. Always here for anyone who needs to talk and anyone who needs helps.

In conclusion, if I made anyone mad with this post, I apologize. I feel like I may have said some things that might turn some heads and be like, “whaaaaaat?”. Lol. So, if I did I am sorry.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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DC Comics!

I am a huge fan of all things DC Comics. I’m talking about the DCEU (live-action movies), TV Shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow), Animated TV Shows/Movies (Batman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, etc etc), and Comics (too many to name). I figured I would change things up from my normal fitness and life posts to something that means a lot to me.

I didn’t really get into comics until a few years ago. I was always a DC fan from the start with the movies and TV shows. As we speak, I’m actually re-watching the last few episodes of the last season of all the CW shows because the new season premieres this week! Arrow is by far my favorite. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Green Arrow (Oliver Queen). Of course, everyone loves Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Not a lot of people know about some of the lesser known ones. I think that when Arrow first premiered that a lot of people who weren’t comic book fans or fans of superhero movies and TV shows found it very interesting and figured, “Hey, I want to more about this guy.”. At least that’s the way it was for me. I got the comic book series that was based on the TV Show. My brother, Clayton, was into comics for a little bit and once he found new hobbies, he gave me all of his books. I was so excited to go through them. I ended up selling all of the Marvel ones, just because, I am not a huge Marvel fan. I’m not one of those DC Fanboys that talk crap about Marvel. I just think that DC is more for adults at times based on some of the comic books (which I will discuss later). Marvel makes good movies. I will admit that. I think that DC has them beat on the comics. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve loved every single one of the movies DC has released. Man of Steel and Batman V Superman were cinematic masterpieces to me. The Nolan movie trilogy was really good.

Here is a list of some of my favorite comics:

  1. Batman Death of the Family
  2. Batman Hush
  3. Batman The Long Halloween
  4. Flashpoint
  5. Injustice Gods Among Us: Year One
  6. Throne of Atlantis
  7. Identity Crisis
  8. Final Crisis
  9. Court of the Owls (Multiple story arcs)
  10. Legends of the Dark Knight (So many great story arcs in this series)
  11. Green Arrow The Longbow Hunters
  12. Batman/Flash The Button
  13. Futures End
  14. Batman Beyond Hush

Those are just a little bit of my favorite ones. Way way way too many to name at once.

At times, the comics that DC puts out seem to me to be more for adults. For example, a few years back. DC Comics released the New 52 comic series. Batman comics were done by 2 of my favorite duos of all time (Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo). Death of the Family is one of my all time favorite series of all time. The Joker is just masterfully written and just shows his true colors. He is truly terrifying in these issues. Even when he is trying to be funny, he’s just terrifying. Not going to ruin any of the plot for anyone who has not read it, however, it is incredible.

Batman Hush and The Long Halloween are both really incredibly written and illustrated in my opinion. The Long Halloween sees a ton of different villains throughout the story with a lot of plot development. Hush gives you some insight into Bruce Wayne’s past and sees a lot of different villains as well. The main villain, Hush, is behind the scenes for majority of it. Which is awesome to me because you don’t realize who is causing all of this chaos until towards the very end and it’s a huge twist involving the character Hush. A lot of stuff happens in both of these comics, which is why I highly recommend them. Both of the villains aren’t terrifying like the Joker, however, both are very methodical and plan accordingly which makes for a very interesting read.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year One is a really incredible read. The video game is also really cool. Highly recommend both of them. This is the only one that I am going to reveal some of the story arc on just because it’s so amazing. So beware everyone who has not played the game or read the comics. In the first few pages, you find out that Superman and Lois Lane are expecting a kid. The Joker ends up kidnapping Lois and killing Jimmy Olsen. Batman is on the trail of some robberies, which are all connected. The Joker uses kryptonite, Scarecrow’s fear gas, and a nuclear submarine. The Joker uses the fear gas and kryptonite to affect Superman, which causes him to hallucinate Doomsday. However, the person he’s fighting is not Doomsday, it’s actually Lois Lane. The Joker wired the nuclear bomb to her heartbeat. When she died, the Joker blew up all of Metropolis. That’s all within the first 20 pages or so of the comics. You can only imagine that as the story progresses further that things get crazier, wilder, and so much more. It’s one of the reasons why it is one of my favorite comics of all time.

Flashpoint is a incredible story about the Flash. Basically, the Flash travels back in time to change a event that was incredibly painful to him. As you know the rules of time travel are kind of specific about changing the past, changes the future. A lot, a lot, a lot of things go down. It’s perfectly illustrated in my opinion. The dialogue and story are powerful in my opinion. Geoff Johns is one of my favorite writers of all time. He’s done so many comics. Sinestro Corps War, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Superman: Brainiac, New 52 Aquaman, and many many more.

Here is a few pictures of my comic book collection!

I am so excited to see the future of DCEU. Justice League comes out in October. Aquaman, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Man of Steel 2, The Batman, and not to mention the Joker solo film. Which is going to be an origin movie. I am sooo pumped. Young Justice Season 3. Haha! So much fun stuff is happening that I just get so excited to read about all of it. Makes me really happy.

I think that everyone needs that one hobby that makes you extremely happy. Whether it’s reading comics, reading books, yo-yo’s, video games, movies, TV shows, hunting, fishing, napping, etc etc. Everyone needs that go to outlet that you can just relax and be stress free. I hope everyone enjoys this one as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thanks for letting me share with you all about some of my hobby! Hope everyone has a great week!

“Dreams save us, dreams lift us up, and transform us. And on my soul, I swear until my dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice becomes the reality we all share. I’ll never stop fighting. Ever.” – Superman – Action Comics #775

 

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Organization and Cleaning!

Hey everybody!

Today, I’m going to talk to you about my weekly cleaning of my house, monthly cleaning of my house, and some of the organizational things that I do. First off, as a kid my mom was kind of strict about cleaning and keeping things organized. As a child, I didn’t appreciate it at the time. Now as an adult, I’m thankful that both of my parents engraved that into me. I am super excited about sharing this with you guys, it’s something totally different from my normal fitness related posts.

First off, my weekly cleaning. I normally clean on Friday afternoons. I get off work, most of the time at 12:00 P.M. I really love cleaning, it’s really stress free. I feel a lot better after I clean. I kind of wind down when I clean. Just throw on some Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, or some type of music and just clean! Haha! I’ll list out my cleaning supplies as well cause I think everyone has an idea of what they like to use. Everyone has their favorite brands.

Weekly:

  1. Sweep (Every other day cause of my dog (she sheds way too much, it’s crazy how much she sheds.).)
  2. Mop (Twice a week.)
  3. Dust
  4. Bathrooms
  5. Laundry
  6. Towels
  7. Garage (Sweep or Blowout.)
  8. Back Porch (Sweep twice a week and mop once a month)
  9. Kitchen (Wipe down counter tops, table, etc etc)
  10. Office (I keep Willow in here while I’m at  work so it gets a lot of her hair in there.)
  11. Dishes
  12. Vacuum

Monthly:

  1. Closets
  2. Dresser (I pick through my clothes a lot so a lot of the time shirts get wrinkled and stuffed in there. I like to go through and straighten things up.)
  3. Drawers (In the living room, kitchen, and nightstand.)
  4. Movies (I have a bunch of video games and DVDs.)
  5. Air Filters
  6. Ceiling Fans (They are always on, so I got no clue how dust gets up there and stays up there.)
  7. Change sheets
  8. Wash Couch Covers and Blankets
  9. Clean Trashcans With Bleach

Cleaning Supplies:

  1. Bona  (For laminate and tile.)
  2. Pledge (My favorite to use to dust.)
  3. Think it’s by Method, I can’t find it at the moment. (To polish the wood. Gives it a really good natural wood smell as well.)
  4. Comet/Ajax (For my bathtubs and toilets.)
  5. Magic Leather Cleaner
  6. Method Daily Granite (Counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms.)
  7. Perfect Sink (Cleans, shines, and protects!)
  8. Cerema Bryte (The only thing that can really clean my stove top. I figured out that if you use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off, it won’t leave streaks to it. It’ll give it a nice clean finish.)

It usually takes me a few hours to do all the stuff that I do. Just because I’ll sweep and mop, then sit on the couch while the floor dries. I’ll spray the cleaning stuff in my bathtubs and toilets and leave it alone for a few minutes to let it soak in really good. In between doing all that, I also have my laundry on in hopes that once I finish cleaning that all my clothes and towels will be dry and I can fold it all up. I used to hate cleaning, however, when you live with someone and they are really messy. It kind of inspires you to be a little bit neater.

Recently, I went through my kitchen cabinets (not all of them but a few) and reorganized the glasses, plates, cups, etc etc. I got a drawer in there that’s got a lot of random stuff in it that I need to go through. Think it’s got some screws, batteries, napkins, medicine, trash, etc etc. That same day, I went through all the drawers in the living room and got all my movies, books, and games reorganized. I don’t know why it is so tough to put a DVD back into the box. I get so mad when I see someone do it then sometimes I’ll do it and just not even realize it until a few days later when I see the DVD sitting on top of my Xbox One. It’s somewhat frustrating.

I need to go through some of my clothes, my office, fitness equipment, garage, and the shelves on my back porch. There’s a lot of thing that I don’t wear anymore, no longer able to wear, things that I don’t use anymore, as well as numerous other things. While I’m thinking about it, I need to go through my comic books as well. It’s been awhile since I’ve read in them. I know I have some scattered all over the place. Speaking of comics, I have a lot of them. I may end up changing my office around and use it as my nerd room. Just cause I collect comics, statues, pins, patches, and some of the PopFunko. I may end up building a few book shelves to hold some things. When you do construction work, you get pretty handy at a wide variety of skills.

I wasn’t feeling 100% yesterday so I’m doing all my cleaning this morning. In between doing that, I’ve been writing this blog! I hope everyone has enjoyed this one. It’s a lot shorter than my normal ones. Nonetheless, I hope you all enjoy it! I’m off to fold laundry and finish my cleaning! Everyone have a great weekend!

“An organized space creates clarity and clarity attracts success.”

Psalm 91

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Blog Post #25!

I never would have imagined that I would enjoy something as much as this. Sometimes, it’s pretty simple to come up with post ideas. Other times, it’s kind of tough. I feel like this is a way to escape from my stress while I write and edit these. Yes, I’ll admit that sometimes I do vent on this. However, I am trying to steer away from that. To everyone who has been there from the start of this and to everyone who has hopped on here and there for a few posts. Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

This post is going to be about a little bit of everything honestly. First off, I want to send my deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by the Vegas shooting. Thank you to all of the First Responders. There is so much hate, evil, and craziness in this world today that one can’t help but feel grateful to be alive every day cause you never know what is going to happen.

I read this quote the other day that really spoke to me. Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”. Many of us, including myself in this, sabotage good things and success in our lives by wrongly telling ourselves that we don’t deserve it or that we aren’t good enough. That we aren’t worthy of the good things and the success. We live in a world that is full of change, constantly evolving, constantly moving forward. Why be afraid of the task that you’re doing? Because you are afraid of being you and being criticized by others. I am guilty of that. The truth is some people are afraid that when they become a light, they make others’ lives go dark. Some people feel guilty to the fact that they are becoming the best version of themselves that they push people away. The reality is that if you become a light, you are lighting a path for someone else to take. We grow, we achieve goals, we succeed, which empowers others to do the same thing. It’s only by being a light that we do what we are supposed to do in life. So do not be afraid. Have faith and strength in yourself.

I have been slacking recently with my working out, however, I am going to hit it hard again. It’s felt pretty good taking it easy though, work has been pretty busy recently with a lot of work coming up. Which I am thankful for the work. I’m going to start working out in the mornings then every other day in the afternoon. Cardio is going to be more important for me as well as some heavier lifting. Lots and lots of body weight exercises. Also, I’m going to focus more on doing some stretches before and after each of my workouts. If you are thinking about starting to workout or have been getting slack like me, here’s a few quotes that I find motivational that help me keep going.

  1. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
  2. The body achieves what the mind believes.
  3. Success does not happen overnight. So don’t give up, keep your eyes on the prize and don’t look back.
  4. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
  5. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

If there’s one piece of advice that I could offer, it would be not to build a wall. You want to lay it brick by brick. If you’re goal is to lose 30 lbs. That’s a great goal. Set small goals to achieve the bigger goal. It’s a confident boost in yourself when you see yourself reaching the small goals. Because that means that you are getting step by step closer to your big goals. It’s important to me that I try to help someone reach their goals.

On a different note, I am into men’s monthly subscription boxes. I’ve tried Five Four Club, Stitchfix, Birchbox, Gentleman’s Box, and few others. If you are looking for some good quality clothes, I recommend Stitchfix. You can pick and choose what clothes you want, as well as deciding how much you want to spend on each type of clothing. So you can pretty much get it to fit in your budget. I did about 4 months worth of boxes for it. I never sent any of the boxes back. It was worth every penny. The clothes always fit me. My favorite box was the Gentleman’s box. It always had a pretty cool tie/bow-tie, pocket square, cologne, lotion, lapels, etc etc. I quit using it though to try some new boxes, which, I will probably end up coming back to it before it’s all said and done. Five Four Club was pretty cool, a lot of different styles however, none of it was really my style. It was good quality clothes though, I did end up getting a few articles of clothing that I liked.

As I stated earlier, this post contains a little bit of everything. I can’t help but feel like in this day and age, people spend too much time worrying and spending time preoccupied with TV, games, and parties. There is so much more to life than drinking and partying. I finally realized that. I admit that I still drink a few every now and then, but I hardly ever overdo it. Life is so beautiful. Take time out your day to walk or go on a hike. Cut your phone off and take in the beauty that is all around you. Treat everyone like you want to be treated. Spread love not hate. Have faith and strength in yourself. I am beyond happy with my life right now. I finally feel like things are going my way and that I am not afraid of the future. In conclusion, Henry David Thoreau said, “Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads.”. Truer words have never been spoken. I hope everyone has a great night as well as a great week!

Psalm 91

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

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