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Hello everyone,

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 Abby Rose from A Rose Is Still A Rose.

A new blog that I am working on.

As soon as it is up, I will post a link.

A big thank you to all of my readers.

I apologize for not updating sooner.

Here is a bit of an update:

I plan on creating a new blog for the next season of Generation Reese which I created in May of this year. There are three grandchildren who seem to be growing up fast. Once Wednesday heads off to college then I will decide which kid to narrate the story which will lead into the third generation. So far it is a toss up between Clary, Serena and Mandy. I will keep you posted.

Until then, check out…. The Nimmons Legacy which is nearing its second generation now that Olivia has found a boyfriend. I have my fingers crossed.

I want to free up this blog for more insightful posts and TV reviews.

Thank you again for checking out my blog.

Have a happy holiday and a pleasant day…

Violet..

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.

Be strong, never give up.

Someone tried their best to ruin my reputation during the first semester of my freshman year in college.
Looking back, I realize how the situation truly shaped me.
It made me realize that what others say about me is not important.
All that matters is what I think of myself.
That lie seemed as though it were ten stories high but, it was only ten centimeters tall.
I can recall my eyes opening and the rose-colored glasses sliding off of my face when it all happened.
But, it did not destroy me.
I am still here nearly ten years later.
If I learned anything from the situation, it is that God has a plan.
When evil tries to sidetrack you, know that the journey is not over.
Things will get better and people forget.
And they did.
I always knew the truth.
He tried to add on more to make himself look better.
The truth of the matter is that I had a shield of those who there for me.
People who protected me but, there are others out there who do not have that.
They are alone in their fight.
Know that God is there with you.
Understand that when you can not stand, he will carry you.
When you lose the will to fight, he will stand with you.
Please do not ever forget that.
This may sound cheese but,
for every dark cloud there is a silver lining.
Trust me, there is one.
Please don’t hurt yourself over something that will eventually fade away.
Though your struggle may seem like a mountain, it is just a molehill.
One that will be but, a stepping stone on the path that will lead you to greatness.

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”

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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.

I am walking on air…..

I will never let go of my imagination.

There are worlds in my mind that I have not yet unlocked.

I will never be too old to watch cartoons.

There will always be a spark within me that will set me apart from others.

There is nothing wrong with being an individual.

It is okay to have fun once in a while.

No matter what age you are, its okay to be you.

The world needs their individuals, creative types and those who break the mold.

People who make life interesting.

Never be afraid to stand out.

Stay true to you.