Believe in yourself

Hey readers, I apologize for not blogging for a bit. Most of my blogs have been my Sims stories. Thank you to everyone who has been following along with the story of The Reese generation. Right now I am currently preparing to return to college and pursue a Master’s degree. I have some of the application finished . All that I need is to write a personal statement and submit my prose. This is something that I have been brainstorming since January. Honestly, I believe that I can do this but, you know that there is always that fear. Can I do this?
Will I get in?

Yet, I spent the past five years wavering back and forth about returning to school. Right now for me, this is a goal that I will achieve. No matter what happens, I am proud of myself that I took a chance. I haven’t told anyone about this because I feel as though I will receive the same feedback that I did in ’08. Those who I discussed this with back then did their best to deter me.

‘You will never get a job with a Masters.”

” Why are you going back to accumulate more debt”.

The fact of the matter is I have to live my own life. Everyone has an opinion but ultimately I make the decision. I believe that I can do this. I do anything that I put my mind to. I believe that if you want something bad enough you have to go out and get it. You have to fight the demons and the negativity. Never give up on your dreams or yourself just because there is no one else who believes in you. My time is coming soon. I am ready for all the blessings that will come.

Take care everyone.

 

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.

Defiance one my new favorite shows

The cast of SYFY’s original series, Defiance.

One of my new favorite shows in a list that includes

Rogue (Audience) Wednesdays

Rectify (Sundance)Mondays

Top Of The Lake(Sundance)

The Americans(FX)Wednesdays @10

Bates Motel (A&E)Mondays at 10

Orphan Black (BBC America) (Saturdays @9)

The Slap (Audience) (Wednesdays)

The Following (FOX)

One show I recently fell in love with is Defiance (SYFY Mondays)

It airs on Mondays.

The commercials peaked my interest more than anything.

If you have not watched this show please do.

It is so complex but, the story line and the alien species are fantastic.

I am really interested in the fictional Irathian people…particularly a young girl named Irisa.
There is so much to be learned but, her character as well as the background of Defiance (aka St. Louis)
Definitely check it out if you have the time to.
I am also looking forward to the new season of
True Blood, Breaking Bad and Falling Skies
which will air this summer as well.

Shattering my writer’s block.

 

I started writing fan fiction six months ago just to fine tune my writing for a bit.

Everything seemed to be going pretty well.

I was receiving positive feed back and good constructive criticism.

Then all of a sudden, I was stopped in my tracks by writer’s block.

It seemed like no matter what I wrote it did not flow properly. I made the decision

to set my work aside. I started playing Sims 3.

I also started reading Under The Dome by Stephen King.

Out of the blue, a month ago my muse came back.

It took me nearly a month to finish my newest chapter but….I did it.

Here I am smiling and jumping for joy.

Thank God for music.

It always seems to kickstart my imagination every time.

If anyone is suffering from Writer’s block look for something anything that will rekindle that spark.

Don’t give up.

It happens to the best of us.

As long as you believe in what you are doing that is all that matters.

 

My Liebster Blog Nomination

What is a Liebster Blog Award?

liebster-award

A Liebster Blog Award is an award for bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I am very flattered that someone nominated me for this award. A heartfelt thank you goes out to a wonderful blogger named  Lifebeam.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
7. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

Eleven facts about me are :

  1. I love animals (cats, pigs , chincillas and iguanas).
  2. My favorite color is green.
  3. I was born and raised in NJ but, I do not have an accent.
  4. Survivor is my favorite television show.
  5. If I could trade places with a fictional character it would be Daenerys Targaryen.
  6. One guilty pleasure of mine is photography.
  7. Seven is my favorite number.
  8. I am a big King of The Hill fan.
  9. I am a writer of various forms of fan fiction.
  10. My cat believes he is my son.
  11. I was born on a Sunday

I would like to present the Liebster Blog Award to :

  1. http://lifebeam.wordpress.com/ Wonderful posts and positive feedback.
  2. http://badbooksgoodtimes.com/ This blog makes me laugh every time I read a post.
  3. http://crazy4comiccon.wordpress.com/ A very awesome account of Comic Book Conventions
  4. http://grandparentsrule1.wordpress.com/ Brave, Honest and Courageous caretaker of aging parents.
  5. http://thewalkingdeaddatabase.wordpress.com/ For The Walking Dead Lover in you.
  6. http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com/ Positive words for those who need them.
  7. http://crowdedemptyspaces.com/ An organic diva with a passion for fashion
  8. http://apatheticchipmunk.wordpress.com/ A refeshing perspective from an interesting lady
  9. http://literarylydi.wordpress.com/ A recent college grad in search of something better
  10. http://imatrustory.wordpress.com/ A young lady with a passion for television
  11. http://themaindamie.wordpress.com/ Movie reviews for the open minded set

Eleven questions for me…

1 What would be your dream job? My dream job is to become a writer for Law and Order.

2 What is your most fun childhood memory? Playing tag outside my childhood home in the summer.

3. What is your favorite color and why? Green because I love that is has so many variations and it represents spring.

4. What do you like most about blogging? I like being able to inspire and uplift people.

5. What kind of animal do you fear most? Black bears

6. Mac or PC?PC and IPOD Touch

7. What would you do if you have one million dollars?Pay off my college loans.

8. Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book? The cat in the hat.

9. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine or Ariel? Belle

10. Coffee or Tea? Tea

11. Any favorite candy? Red licorice shoe laces

My eleven questions for the nominees

1. What superpower do you wish you had?

2. Favorite television show?

3. Cats or Dogs?

4. What was your favorite subject in elementary school?

5. Zombies or Vampires?

6. What is one book you can not live without?

7. Are you a morning or a night person?

8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

9. Superman or Batman

10. Android or Itunes

11. Who is your hero ??

I am at a loss for words. Thank you and good luck to all the nominees.

People are in your life for seasons.

” People are in your life for seasons”

Kanye West : Heard them say.

That is a song lyric that I reflect upon from time to time.

It puts me in a state of mind that releases all regret.

I spent far too long regretting what was out of my control.

Seven years ago, I felt like I was on top of the world.

 My part time job was fantastic.

I started my first relationship with someone who I clicked with.

I was apart of a circle of friends that shared a common interest with.

The sky was the limit for me.

One day, everything fell apart.

My eyes opened so wide that I began to see everything for what it really was.

My relationship had no meaning to my significant other.

At the time, I was not ready to  take things to another level with someone whom I barely knew.

I learned from MySpace that there were other women in the picture as well.

I broke up with him on Valentine’s Day .

I was laid off from my job after working for a year and four months.

My circle of friends was not what it appeared.

Being unemployed made me feel a little down and they only seemed to drag me even further into the darkness.

My closest friend relished the fact that things were falling apart for me. She started to hang with my other friends and ditch me.

There was another who succeeded in her plot to tear us apart.

It was hard to climb out of the darkness but, I did.

I spent almost three years all alone and broke.

God helped me through it all.

He never gave up on me and I believe he never will.

After all that I endured in the past seven years, God led me down a path of self discovery.

When I felt like I was a failure, he convinced me to continue.

My mother stayed by me trying her hardest to help me cope.

Even when others tried their best to make me feel inferior, she came to my defense.

At this moment, I am not taking this time for granted.

I believe that there is always a silver lining to every cloud.

Mine is showing itself little by little.

For those who read this and are dealing with a situation, know that it will get better.

The opinions of others do not matter so long as you believe in you.

There is no timeline in life.

No one knows what the set path is.

All that a person can do is keep on going

If you feel like you want to end it consider what you will miss.

Believe in yourself regardless of what others think.

Never let go of your dreams.

Don’t allow anyone to make you feel inferior.

Believe it.

Things will work out in the end.

 Kanye West was correct in his lyric that ” people are in your life for seasons, and anything that happens is for a reason”.