Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Negative Eye: A Poem

I found a poem I had wrote for a creative writing class back in high school and I wanted to share it with all of you. Let me know what you think!

Red seeds plant

A plant in our yard. The outside shell may look ugly, but the inside has beautiful red seeds hiding away.

The Negative Eye

Its bulky appearance, its ugly shade of green,
Although it is tasty, I can’t stand its seeds.
Its stomach is filled with pink delight,
But its grainy texture attacks me with a bite.
I’d buy it more often if it weighed less,
Even though one taste is enough to obsess.
But just because of its few flaws,
I’d rather not enjoy it at all.

I know it seems quite fussy to pick at little things,
But I see it done every single day,
To strangers, to friends, or my own siblings.
Food and people may seem much different,
But the concept is still the same.
We choose to judge the outer layer,
Instead of looking past the frame.
But in order to get to the pleasant core,
We must first rise above our negative minds,
Look past the empty shell we see,
The thoughts that seem to make us blind.

I know no matter what I do, people will always judge,
But I’m thinking of opening my heart this time,
I’m thinking of letting go of every grudge.
That ugly green doesn’t look so bad,
Those seeds I guess aren’t the worst,
In the end we all need to be given a chance,
Because frankly, I’d want someone to get to know me first.

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Word of the Week: Perennial

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The word of the week is Perennial

Pronunciation: [Puh-ren-ee-uhl]

Definition:

adjective

-lasting for an indefinitely long time

-(of plants) having a life cycle of more than two years

-lasting or continuing throughout the entire year, as a stream

-perpetual, everlasting, continuing, recurrent

noun

-a perennial plant (daffodils & tulips are perennials)

-something that is continuing or recurrent

Thoughts on the word perennial

Time is something we are always either running out of or have too much of. It seems as if we are never truly satisfied with the amount of time we are given. When we are Read the rest of this entry

Suffocating in Beautiful Things

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Me & my many scarves

I’m the type of person who has to have a million of everything. If I like something I not only want it, but I want it in every color, shape and texture. I’m ashamed to say that I tend to go a little overboard sometimes, but I always make sure to put things in perspective and finally say enough is enough. Thinking about this led me to realize how consumed we can become with unimportant things in our lives. We can’t be satisfied with a piece of candy, no we want the whole bag. We aren’t happy enough with the clothes that we own, we want more. The newness and excitement of a purchase is short-lived and we soon want something else in our life. That is why Read the rest of this entry

Word of the Week: Playing Catch-Up

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I haven’t been very active on my blog lately and I have missed quite a few “Word of the Weeks” so I would like to do somewhat of a catch-up post today. So for this post I will be defining numerous words with quotes and pictures. Hopefully this will make up for lost time. I aim to Read the rest of this entry

The Path to Motivation Requires Leaving Your Shell

a little baby snail on my hand

a little baby snail on my hand

Have you ever asked yourself what motivates you? Have you ever really thought about the people you spend time with and how they have contributed to your willingness to change or stay the same? Change may be hard, but it is a vital part of growth. If we continue to stay bundled up in our comfort zones we miss out on new opportunities, relationships and prevent ourselves from reaching our full potential. If we want to become better, stronger and more successful individuals, we need to surround ourselves with people who encourage us to grow and give us a reason to change. Now, I’m not talking about those people who bully you into doing something or those who guilt you into giving in, but the type of people who don’t persuade you to change by their words but do so by their actions. When we associate with people who have ambitious goals and Read the rest of this entry

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