Just put on a smile; make your life worthwhile.
I have condensed an extremely long story into just a few words…………….
I had a normal family life; Mum, Dad, Brother, School, holidays, friends, jobs, cars, marriage, kids, good-times, bad-times, mortgage etc.
Three years after Mum died (Dad died first); I discovered Dad was not my biological Father. I asked the few remaining relatives and friends of Mums and they all said much the same thing, “What, didn’t they ever tell you?” It seems most knew this secret except my brother and me.
Research revealed who my real Father was (Basil), and he was still alive. I made contact and, over the next couple of years, enjoyed many outings with him at a local pub for fish and chips and two glasses of Guinness. Basil asked me not to make contact with his two sons who lived nearby.
He had little contact with my Mother after I was born, and didn’t know…
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I recently started watching “The Carrie Diaries”, an American teen drama television series, and I must say I am really enjoying it so far. It is about a teenage girl, a lot like myself, struggling to move on from her grief of her mother’s death, taking on life’s challenges and experiences the city of Manhattan brings as she is on her journey of becoming a writer as well as a fashionista.
The show starts off with this quote, “They say the key to being a writer is figuring out who you are… finding your own voice”
Chills ran down my spine when I first heard this quote. I knew right then in my heart that the key to finding out who I am is right in front of me. Putting my thoughts in paper, mapping it all out, exemplifies my true nature and defies who I am as an aspiring writer, entrepreneur, and a risk-taking thrill seeker. My future is yet to be told, my voice is yet to be found. Behold….
“To tell the truth, or create a life for myself I’ve always wanted to live”
Sometimes the truth can wait… but right now it is time to explore life’s riches and future endeavors. Much like the quote by Bob Marley “Love the life you live, live the life you love”. I have a tendency to drift into my fantasy la la world from time to time, it is what keeps me happy. Life to me is a big adventure and I like to embrace it with open arms.
Here is another quote from the TV series, this is when Carrie encounters her first heartbreak….
“Love is something we wait for, we imagine our first sex, our first kiss, our first I love you, but we never imagine our first heartbreak. Maybe because its too painful to even imagine but in a way the pain of love truly changes us its the losing of love that makes us who we are. Life gets more complicated but also filled with promise and the possibility of opening hearts to new beginnings, new dreams and new places. Things are no longer a fantasy. I’m searching for me: who I was and who I wanted to be.”
This quote is pretty self explanatory and something all of us have witnessed or are witnessing as we go about on our journey.
Another one of my pieces of artwork made using watercolor 🙂
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
I am quite impressed with myself, that I have been maintaining this blog for 6 months now, and many more to come. I am surprised I haven’t given up on it. For me this is a huge deal, because I have a bad habit of going out of practice. I am glad I am finally making some progress with my somewhat routinely effort with this blog. However, I wouldn’t have been able to have gotten so far without the support of my fellow blog readers. Thank you 🙂