Saturday, September 23, 2017

I Am Evergreen: Poem



(listen to the music when you read this)
 
 I AM EVERGREEN // Lotus Land

My dear I study hard
my dear when the midnight blue sky fills with stars, i wish not for love but wisdom from above
whenever i spy the moon, i remember 
that my insecurities
are just little lies
 
And i won't lie memories fade quick
but my dreams rain 
heart touches
 though come far far away
reach me so dearly close
sacrifices made yesterday
are never forgotten today
 
 And when my brain leaves the expanse
of this earth
i hear music from your land
your voice brought back
dances upon my heart
 
 And though I never touched your hand
in the electric second of chance
i may sense your fingertip brush
whispering "be happy"

and sometimes when i smile in the mirror
i see you smile back

and sometimes also i hear your voice
retelling the stories
you told me yesterday
 i never forget
and i never lie
 
my promises
stand
forever 
 unlike the leaves that fall off the trees
in september
i am evergreen
 
- thank you for believing in me dearest friend
you changed my life 


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Even the most simple kind act...could change someone's life.
Never ever doubt the influence of your words and actions <3


Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, 
forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness
 is intended to lead you to repentance?
(Romans 2:4)

 
 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

5 Ways to Stay Sane when Life isn't







Whew! It’s been an insane week. From fast paced classes to one hour drives back and forth to a gig and a concert ending the week in…tada, a nasty cold. So first I’m going to ramble and rant a bit about my schedule and then I’m going to talk about how to remain sane when life becomes a mutant rollercoaster.  (<< whoa the imagery xD)


Ok my frens, LIFE IS TRULY AND TRULY INSANE FOR ANNA RIGHT NOW.  I have classes three times a week no problemo right? Well *smacks lips and rubs hands * let me explain...


*cue rant* I wake up at five thirty so I can have the time to pack a healthy lunch and supper (*nodnod* I’m not insane yet, you’ll see why), get dressed, pack my three bags (I swear I look like a backpacker every day…one’s for school books THICK ONES, the other’s for swim stuff, and the third is lunch bag.) and look decent. (Oh and did I mention I have to go shake my dad and brother awake about three times in the course of the morning before they arise?)


It takes one hour to get to school, ONE HOUR. No that’s not an issue with me anymore but this human bean can’t read or write in the car for her life. Let’s just say I’ve gotten over feeling like a big failure for that one practically wasted hour.


And then…school, school is incredibly fun and I have epic teachers and frens but honestly HOMEWORK. Then swimming, then college orchestra…I get home at TEN PM PEOPLE. TEN PM and then you know…HOMEWORK. Then my mom decided it would be a great idea to drag me to ANOTHER co op on Wednesdays which is one of the two free days in my week. Ok, it’s SO MUCH FUN *whines* but you know? MORE HOMEWORK! (and the classes? Entrepreneurship, finance and careers) << fun yet tough stuff peeps.
And this week…I did a gig with a band and then a concert, I was singing at the beginning of a horrid sore throat and bam, I’m fully sick and stuffy for the concert and now is the weekend and I’m praying I’ll be better before Monday because…falling behind…is a PAIN. *whines a bit more*


*end of rant*

Ok guys sorry *smiles guiltily* It’s out now…and I can be back to the positive side of how to handle life and also I AM REALLY SORRY for taking so long to answer your emails and comment on your posts (because honestly I want to dote and admire every single one of you but you know…life *sigh*)


SO How does one handle LIFE when things are so busy? Here are some tricks and tips and trust me I am preaching to myself here as well ;) I hope this helps my peeps.

1. FORETHOUGHT

Often times it takes me at least thirty minutes to fall asleep. I have started using this time to plan my lunch the next day so I don’t rush and waste time fridge staring. Instead I peek in the fridge and pantry before bed and then plan out a healthy lunch and supper for the next day while I try to fall asleep. It’s so important to my life because that stumble in health could be my downfall. If I pack something healthy, tasty and nourishing I’m so much more likely to not lust over vending machine snacks and school food and waste money. Then I wake up next morning  at 5:30 and rush to the bathroom in my PJ’s, splash my face with cold water and head to the kitchen to pack my lunch. This helps me to wake up and once I’ve done all the little chores and necessities, I can get dressed and not worry about sleepily dropping something onto my outfit and staining it. FORETHOUGHT IS PRICELESS, whatever you use it for think ahead and make the most of your time. Basically turn your weakness into your strength.


2.                       BEING INTENTIONAL

Before you open your computer or any electronic for that matter think…what am I going to do? If I do not resolve to only answer blog post comments and check my email then I am much more likely to get lost fooling around in the latest news or scanning my goodreads and twitter. BE INTENTIONAL. Honestly if you are busy, you can’t afford to lose precious time over laziness or lack of will. Resolving exactly what to do and having a plan of intent helps immensely no matter what the situation.


3.                       MAXIMIZE

Pause. Take the time to look around your space, is your desk littered with papers and books, used dishes? Is your dresser piled up with clothes? Is your night table sprinkled with yesterday’s accessories. Listen you aren’t the only one. But truth be told, you will be SO MUCH more productive if you clear the mess. Maximize your space. Before plopping into bed at night chose at least one space to clear and the next morning do another one. Quick little clean ups (and instant clean ups ahem, *stares at self sternly in mirror*) will save you a lot of stress. Messy spaces trigger annoyance, impatience and even depression.

4.                       INNOVATE
My so far one class in Entrepreneurship  has taught me something HUGE. Innovation is key to success. Instead of rambling I am going to link you to a little lifesaver video. LITERALLY REVOLUTIONIZED my way of looking at life.





5.                       BOND
Bond. Please take the time to hug the people you love, say thank you for the meals your Mom prepares, giggle with your siblings, appreciate your friends, smile more and find joy in all the tiny little things that surround you. Write down what God has done for you, even if it’s just a little sentence you will treasure that memo.  Be kind to others, show interest in others’ passions, laugh at your mistakes, let the sunshine outside be the sunshine that shines out of your eyes when things aren’t so sunny, go jump on the trampoline when the little kids beg you to, don’t be afraid to get dirty, try out new things, let your heart show through everything you do, spend time with Jesus, bake yummy things, tell corny jokes, do what makes you happy yet be selfless at the same time. <3 If you have a hard time go talk with your parents, I find ranting to my mom helps. She will often laugh or suggest things I think are stupid but are really what I need to do. Even a hug from my dad or mom or sibling can lift my mood dramatically.

Love with your full heart and keep bonds strong and unbreakable. 



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Guys I really hope this helps! How is your life going? What’s been going on lately in the blogosphere? Any more advice for this busy girl? :) Whatever you all have to say comment below! You guys are little lights that put smiles on my faces even when I’m grumpy and sick ;)



 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)



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