Hi everyone! I hope you had a pleasant Valentine’s Day, no matter if you celebrated and went out with date or stayed home together or did nothing. It’s nice just to recognize the people you love in life any way you choose to do it! I could’ve done Valentine’s quotes but instead I chose to focus on hope and some other quotes here and there, so enjoy 🙂
“I was dancing with this guy at the club. He was so hot. He went to buy me a drink and then he fell. There was such a look of shock on his face as he held his chest. He’d been shot, and the blood was running down his chest through his hands. . . He was staring at me and well, he never closed his green-green eyes. His body slid down the bar, half-slumped against a barstool. There was no more light in his eyes. . . ” One star went out.
“What happened to you?”
“Well, I was walking through my school. It was like any other day. The bell rang for fourth period, and I heard screaming and shouting. Kids were running, hiding in classrooms and hitting the floor. There were two shooters who had appeared, they were randomly shooting at anyone. But I was sure they had some targets.
“They walked up to me and asked me if I was a Christian. I wanted to lie, but in the moment I couldn’t. I said yes, and the one shooter shot me several times. I felt the bullets, the agonizing pain, the blood flowing out of me. . . Then I was here.” Two stars went out.
“Why are you here?”
“I was told it hasn’t happened yet, that I could still change the future. This guy told me I could help end many incidents of gun violence. He showed me this tiny infant girl named Tula, my great-granddaughter. My granddaughter Alison’s, future daughter. Alison was beautiful and all grown-up, walking in the mall with precious Tula in her stroller. Then, there were loud gun shots, mayhem, screaming. I watched helpless as Alison cried and wailed. Tula was shot fatally, they couldn’t help her in time; she bled out.”
“It made me think about gun control legislation. It made me think if Tula could live, and this didn’t happen to other people’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I could give up my right to bear arms. If I could stop my great-granddaughter from dying, I would give up those rights.”
A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme.
Every New Years we ask each other that inevitable questionable ‘ What’s your New Year’s Resolution?’ It’s an annoying question actually. Why, you ask yourself, should I make another goal I can’t keep? Why should I make any goal at all? And believe me I ask myself the same questions every year. The past 3 years it’s been lose and keep off 10 lbs. I actually half managed that one last year but disappointingly failed in the keeping if off as soon as I started a brand new medication and started eating Christmas treats towards the end of 2013. But I have had many New Year’s resolutions and I think everyone has, that have been hard to keep and basically unattainable.
This is why most experts advocate making small obtainable goals and not large vague goals. So instead of saying ” I’m going to get that job promotion this year,” break the goal down into steps or small goals that you can keep. For instance you might start by saying ” 1. Be extra detailed on the projects I am working on now. 2. Ask for help when I don’t understand something instead of just winging it and screwing up the project 3. Take on new projects to show that I am interested in taking on more work 4. Mention to my associates that I am interested in moving up 5. Ask my boss/associates how I might be able to get a promotion/move up at work . . .”
So instead of just making the large goals that seem impossible to keep, make small goals because these are the one’s you will be able
to keep and say in 2015, ” I kept my New Year’s Resolution,” last year, to all those people who stopped trying to complete their goals after the 2nd week of January.
What do these small obtainable goals look like for you? What do they look like for me? I will share with you some of my personal goals for the The New Year’s: My first goal is to get a B- in my Editing 110 class by 1) working on my class 3 to 4 days a week for 3 to 4 hours 2) Taking excellent notes 3) Triple checking my writing and editing for assignments 4) Memorizing test material starting 2 weeks before the test so the material is 2nd nature. That’s goal #1. Goal #2 is: Losing 7 lbs so I weigh 180 lbs which I will do by 1) Watching my diet by a.) drinking no more than 2 Pepsi a day b.) Fall the Herbal Magic Diet plan closely c.) Measuring out all portions of food d.) Making healthier eating choices when eating fast food or restaurant food d.) Allowing myself 1-2 eat whatever I want meals a month e.) Going on the elliptical 2 times a week for 20 minutes if I can manage or at least doing 20 min of Yoga 2 times a week to stay limber.
Those are my two goals and how I have broken them down in order that they might be achievable goals. Now it’s your turn. And I think you can do it!
As for other things, I will have a beauty blog coming out in a few days or so on a couple LUSH products I received for Christmas a hair mask and face mask I have used for about a year now. Both are amazing. Also, once things start up again for the semester I will have a general update about things that are going on in my life. As well, I will just have some of the usual blogs that just occur to me in the moment.I am trying to come up with some more interesting topics. I will be getting a Birchbox beauty basket each month and plan to share the interesting products I receive in my box each month. As you can see, I do love beauty. Also, I would like to write to you just some more general interest stories such as what is going on in the News, Celebrity pieces, fashion pieces. and whatever else.
Take care and good luck making your New Year’s Resolutions obtainable!