Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Book

I finally got out of my writer's block! My book is getting pretty good but I still have many many chapters to complete.The characters are really interesting and the story is just getting better and better. I'm on Chapter 6 now. I really want to get to Chapter 10 by the end of the week.

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Almost Summer

So Summer time is right around the bend! Awesome! Although I know at some point it's gonna get really freakin hot I just want Summer to come already. Winter time has been depressing and cold. Just staying in one place trying to keep warm. Right about now i really don't need covers at night cause it's getting kind of warm. I have to start job hunting though. Yep. Gotta get another one. It's cool though cause working keeps me precoccupied so I stop being bored and thinking about finances and other stuff.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Okay so right now things in my life are a little frustrating. But it's cool. Having God in your life just cools down the tension and worry. Things happen and things change and I just try to relax and stay calm. Music is an ultimate relaxation therapy for me. I love listening to music all the time. Christian Rap is one of my favorite genres. You wouldn't believe that rap could actually relax you but for me it does. Christian Rap really helps me focus on God and what life is really all about. While hearing the struggles that these artist have gone through in their life it makes me think and react to situations that arise rather differently. Lecrae is one of my favorites.His music seems so raw and spiritual. I feel like the songs were actually written for me. Of course I know music is a universal experience but the lyrics have become quite personal for  me. Here is one of my favorite Lecrae songs.
This song is so personal and amazing!It feels like he just lets it all out in this one! Music like this just lets you know you're not the only one struggling or fighting with life's hardships.

Here is another awesome Christian Rap video by Da T.R.U.T.H. Very raw and intense and I just love the emotional truth on this one! But the entire video just demonstrates tjhat anyone can comeback from their obstacles and bad traits and become a better person. It isn't too late.

All and all music is very helpful in my life. It consoles me and makes me focus on striving to get back up.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hmmm...Whitney Houston...My Thoughts

Whitney Elizabeth Houston

"May God Be With You"

So Whitney Houston died this week. Very saddening for many. An all too depressing Hollywood tragedy. I'm sure many of us felt a kinship to this woman because a lot of us grew up on her music. I myself was very young  when Whitney Houston sang I Will Always Love You . I thought Whitney Houston was the greatest singer. I respectably admired this woman. She was beautiful and seemed so sophisticated. She also seemed like she had it all together and a very kept together individual. We all learned in the years that have passed that everything is not always as it seems. While this woman may have given us amazing songs and great performances we all loved she was incredibly lost and broken. And she lived many years lost & broken. I think I may have confused her with her songs and movies. I somehow thought that the words she sang were hers and the movies she played in were her. But I come to see that probably was not her. It may have been some aspects of her though. She was a human and obviously capable of many faults as we all are but somewhere along the way let her faults overwhelm her. It is hard to control bad habits. They can eat you up whole. But a determined soul can overcome the most horrendous trials in their life. Addiction is quite that. Addiction controls the very being of your life. It is a sickness just as cancer or any other. It is a struggle and a fight. Many times you can can conquer it. But often times it conquers you. I will never truly understand her whole dilemma. Millions never will. But alas she was a woman just like any other. An addict but with fame attached. Many addicts are struggling as we speak. A lot of them do not have big names or amazing voices. Whitney just happened to be one with that gift. Being alive is hard. Living life isn't always easy. No one has perfected it and no one ever will. Whitney Houston was no different from anyone else. She was a human being with faults. The only difference there may be is that maybe she could not overcome them. It is up to us all to win our battles in life. Cause it is our life and our choice. The woman is now departed and free of the pain and stress of this all. But we all must go on ourselves and conquer our fears and our habits. Just because you still have a chance to do it

Turner Classic Movie Review- Splendor In The Grass(1961)

So the thing is that I pretty much love classic movies. I just love the feel of them in general. One of my favorites is Splendor In The Grass. Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood were amazing in this movie. It just felt like real life! Brilliant acting and scenes and an amazing story completely. The ending is perfect. Almost too perfect.
There was so many emotions here that we all feel genuinely in real life. The reality of a love that was lost but still there but can never be. What a great film!

I also love the tub scene! I don't know why. I think it's a very understandable position a lot of teenage girls have gone through. The embarrassment of not being like everyone else because you're a virgin. It's a complicated subject. I don't think there is anything wrong with being a virgin. It is something young girls should be applauded for not made fun of! But since society shoves sex down teenagers throats this is how a lot feel. I just love the rawness of Natalie Woods in this scene though! It's pretty darn terrific.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Book

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.  ~Ray Bradbury

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.  ~Vladimir Nabakov
I'm currently writing a book. I have a little writers block right now though. But I have tons of ideas so that should pass. I always start writing a book and stop somewhere between the fourth and fifth chapter. I'm determined to finish this one! I want to make it a series. I do have a lot of ideas but don't know where to put them all. I'm sure ill figure it out in time though. I'm determined.