Sorry to leave you hanging!!

Happy New Year everyone,

I apologize for leaving you all hanging. The recent deadline of a graduate school application kept me extremely busy. I spent most nights up late trying to perfect my personal statement. The battle has weighed me down but I submitted it yesterday. I have a few months to wait for a response. No matter what happens I am optimistic for what this year will bring. Also, I am applying to a few more schools as well. This is something that I feared for many years. I doubted myself and my ability to be respected as a writer. Someday soon, I will enter graduate school , work hard and make a name for myself. I never gave myself the chance to be known or even allow something that I wrote to be published. One of my professor’s published my work for me when I was still in college. It was an awesome surprise but in the same respect it scared me. However, I am ready for something amazing to happen. I am opening myself up to receive all of the blessings that are coming my way.

Anyways everyone, I will keep you posted.

Later,

Violet

Dear Recent College Grads..

Dear Recent College Graduates,

When I was eighteen years old, I had a plan.

I would graduate college, get a job, finish my novel, move out, pay down my loans and attend graduate school by the time I was 25.

There was even a clause for marriage by 29 and a bundle of joy by 31.

My 29th birthday is less than two months away and I did not complete a single goal.

The reason is because it took me a decade to figure out that life does not always go as planned.

Sometimes a monkey wrench flies straight through your plans when you least expect it.

I am two months from my 29th birthday,

right now I do not have any children,

nor am I planning on tying the knot any time soon.

I am working with a career counselor to find employment.

My student loans are in deferment.

I live at home with my mother and four cats.

I will attend graduate school in the fall of 2014.

My novel is 85 percent finished.

Things happen for a reason.

I was once a recent college grad, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

The gifts and congratulations poured in nonstop once I graduated.

A year later when I was unable to find employment at first, then came the negative nellies.

Looking back, I wonder why I allowed them to get under my skin.

I achieved something awesome yet, I did not feel good enough.

Trust me when I say, that there is nothing wrong with cutting negative people out of your life.

It is okay to dream.

Not every college grad falls right into their careers.

Not everyone succeeds at the same time.

You will succeed and become something fantastic.

Things will not always be bad in your life.

A college education is not a waste of time in any way.

You are never too old for anything in life.

Your time will come.

You have your whole life ahead of you.

A truce between Millenials , Generation X and Baby Boomers…

According to the American Student Assistance website, there are 37 million people with outstanding student loan debt.

Of that 37 million, fourteen are people under the age of 30 otherwise known as millennial generation (my generation).

Soon, the debt will hit the one trillion-dollar mark.

Time and time again, I find myself skimming through Yahoo articles regarding this issue.

So many people have an opinion about this current state of affairs.

The responses are 75 percent negative but, 25 percent positive.

Some people feel as though the debt should be forgiven.

The blame does not rest on the youth but, on the government.

A number of people feel like this problem should rest solely upon the borrower.

Most people choose to completely separate themselves from this issue citing that “they” made the right choice by joining the military , taking up a trade or attending a cheaper college (2 year or otherwise).

In the past six years, I learned that there is no right or wrong answer in this situation.

I graduated from college six years ago.

This was a year before the economic collapse of 2008.

My dream was to work in media.

I wanted to start from the bottom and work my way up.

Returning home after graduation was only temporary.

I mapped everything out when I was 17.

I planned on working for four years after college, moving out, saving up my money and obtaining my Master’s degree by 25.

Things did not work out as I planned.

Yet, I still hold on tightly to the hope that one day I will achieve my goal.

This is why I am empathetic towards those who are in peril regarding this crisis.

I can not judge anyone for their debt when I am a piece of that pie.

My mother paid for my education out-of-pocket but, Sallie Mae paid for room and board.

I had no other choice.

On Yahoo, there is so much hostility against my generation because of this debt.

So many people feel that this crisis is of our own making.

It was not.

Rather than the battle between Baby Boomers and Generation X vs. the Millenials, I wish that people would declare a truce.

The mistakes of the past regarding student loans contributed to the mistakes of this day and age.

We are all in this together.

I believe one day the very same people posting negatively about this issue will open their eyes and realize the truth.

One day soon.

Violet.

Regret and a second chance

Being a virgin is hard but, so is being sexually active.

No matter what decision you make or have made know that everything is going to be alright.

If you have chosen to wait until you are married to have sex…that is okay.

If your first time was uneventful or something that you want to forget….that is okay.

If you wear a promise ring,

made a pact with God

or

just wanted to wait for the right person….

that is okay.

There is always a second chance .

The beauty of life is freedom of choice and free will.

What you decide to do with your life after you face adversity is up to you.

That is the greatest gift that God could give mankind.

No matter what you believe know that whatever choice you make ,

whatever happens to you,

the morning will come and a new day will begin.

Every time you open your eyes is another reminder that God is not done with you yet.

If everyone turns their back on you, persecutes or abandons you for your choices…

know that you are never alone,

no matter how bad things get,

no matter how tough it seems.

 Violet

The loss of a pet

My kitten died Sunday evening.

He was eleven months and 16 days old.

I loved him as though he was my very own son.

I kept him warm when he was a few weeks old.

The little one suffered from diarrhea which burned up his little bottom.

It has been a hard week without him but, I know that he is in a better place.

No other animal will ever replace my kitten.

This is not the first time that I have experienced a pets death.

My cat passed away from kidney failure last February.

My kitten held a special place in my heart.

Life is so short and so delicate.

I am okay knowing that my little one is no longer in pain.

He is heaven looking down with my other animals who passed away.

More importantly, my aunt is taking care of him now.

She loved animals so much that her life was dedicated to her cats.

This love was shared with my mother who continued her legacy.

Rest in Peace

“Mini Pocket”

5/5/12-4/21/13

No matter how sick an animal or a person is nothing will prepare you for their passing.

You can sleep easier knowing that they have ascended to a better place.

Their time in the world made such an impact that they will be missed but, never forgotten.

Holding on…

It is so easy to say that there is no hope in this world.

The new year has brought sorrow and destruction to so many.

Sometimes, it is very hard to sit and watch the news without cringing.

On Monday, I sat in front of the television in silence watching the coverage of the Tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

It is so sad that there are people in the world who harbor such malice against others.

Countless individuals wandered the streets in shock and horror.

Three citizens lost their lives including an eight year old child.

I do believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Life is so short and so fragile.

Everyday is a blessing.

Every morning is truly a gift.

It seems as though the world is so bleak and empty sometimes but, there is hope.

Hold on.

Don’t let go.

There is a break through coming.

Don’t let this world get to you.

Take time to look at the beauty around you.

There is a silver lining to this dark cloud.

Violet.

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Sims 3 and me….

 

I spent the past three weeks playing The Sims 3 on my lap top. It has become my new obsession. Time flies when you are having fun. I created three separate families that are rich and successful. Thank goodness for cheat codes. My first family was a mess. The mother had cabin fever, the teenage daughter was rebellious, the youngest daughter was neglected and the husband suffered from a midlife crisis. Did I mention social services took away my cat? It took my own mother to say maybe you should go online and find something to help you play the game. She was 100% correct. Unfortunately, I had to scrap that family.

My three current families are :

The Jones Family

Jayla(wife)

Simon(husband)

Kadence (daughter)

Gideon (son)

The Ross Family

Matthew (father)

Makaela( daughter)

The Pierces

Elizabeth (wife)

Andrew (husband)

Ethan Viktor (newborn son)

The game helps to relax when things become a little hectic on my end.

Sometimes, I end up staying up really late playing the game.

Yesterday, I started the third chapter of a piece that I am working on.

I pulled myself away from the Sims for a few hours.

Now I am working on cutting down my play time to a few hours a day.

This game is so addictive and I love it.

I believe that I can do it…one day…..soon.