Monday, February 16, 2015

On a Mission...

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This thought came to me during my morning commute.  I work in Midtown Atlanta and my route includes a large pedestrian walk that stops traffic at will.  Yes, the push of a button activates flashing lights and the pedestrian walks across and the cars HAVE to stop. Luckily it's the state law that cars have to stop if a pedestrian is in a streeet crosswalk (not the crosswalks at the intersections of traffic signals. don't get run over and blame me. wait your turn! LOL).   Anywho as I was strolling taking my time as these 2 and 3 ton machines (and their drivers) had to wait until I got across, I thought about the type of power one has when they are walking in their destiny and on that straight path.  No need to hurry...no need to speed up because of someone else's emergency or negative energy.  Take your time and get to your goal in the allotted time...because a hurried action on someone else's part means consequences for THEM.



Moral of this story....

In the words of the infamous SOS Band "you can do it take your time do it right...." (click SOS and jam)

You only get this life ONCE...have fun...do what you were born to do and LIVE!!!

Peace and Blessings...


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Change gone come.....

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Everyday somebody somewhere makes a different decision.  Yep, you've heard the saying that speaks to "someone doing things in the same manner but expecting a different outcome" right?  It's the same as a person walking around in a circle and expecting to end up in a different spot.  Sounds crazy...but lots of people do it in life.  With relationships, with their career, their mindset, their habits..it happens everyday.



No worries....bad habits can be broken and new thoughts added to the process.  It can be done.  Continue to chart your goals and set a deadline for each.  This will force you to figure out what which steps need to be adjusted.  You can also compare the steps of a past accomplishment to a current goal and see what you did to succeed, do what works.  As the picture above reads, it's all a process not just one event, shit happens and then you figure it out.

This past weekend was one of those holidays that people poke fun of the mistress or side piece.  You have ladies that revel in being that part-time lover <---- enjoy... they are of a special brood that I dare not attempt to understand...and then some ladies actually fall for a line from a guy that he will leave or is leaving his wife or some other line that keeps her in his life for years and years sometimes even with children born to their union.  Now from this situation you have folks that want to change but even when they get free of one situation they roll into another similar situation.  Not the mistress of a marriage but the mistress nonetheless, more of an after thought.  NO he's not married but he is unavailable to you in the way that you need him to be.  Hopeless romantics get caught up in situations like this, they hope for what they want and look for signs of possibility even though they know in their heart of hearts that nothing will change.  The red flag to move is there but they don't want to ruin this comfortable moment...it's a moment...yes enjoy it but then let it go.  Move on...a change has to come.



Check out your situation, your surroundings...now think about how your situation makes you feel.  Are you happy?  I mean really really happy?  If the answer is yes then you are in a good place; if the answer is no then it's time to move....it's time for a change.

It's not going to be easy, it's not going to feel good at all.  It's going to feel like you are pulling scab from a wound but if you're honest with yourself you'll admit that that wound had never really healed.   Take your own happiness in your hands and heal yourself, get back to the things that make you think with a clear head and make the better decisions.

Congratulations on step 1...and hey....don't you move backwards!  That situation may seem like a comfort zone but it's not...don't do it!  Keep moving forward!  The outcome will be a blessing for you in the long run.

The moral of today's blog story:
Forward movement..always forward movement.  Make the change and enjoy the new rewards!



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Monday, February 2, 2015

Bad Mood Killers

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Well it's Monday.... yaaaay!  For some people it's an instant mood killer, they get the Monday blues and feel angry for some reason.  On a personal note, I'm just glad to be in the land of the living because somewhere somebody is planning a funeral.  Kinda of morbid but it is life.

One thing that is kind of cool about my current day job is that I get to do a little bit of counseling with my customer service.  If my co-workers have a problem and they are just sure that there's no way to fix it, I get to put my thinking cap on and figure out a work-around plan of action and help them to have a positive outcome...and guess what that does?  That helps me to think about a positive outcome of my own personal issue (whatever that may be at the moment).  So the title of today's blog is "Bad Mood Killers" and guess what the number one way (in my opinion) is to kill a bad mood:

Help somebody else!



Yes.  When you are helping somebody else you don't have time to wallow in your issue OR while you are helping somebody else you will get a solution to your issue.

It's a win-win - "Look at Gawt" (inside joke, some will laugh, some won't).

So as I close this thought for the day here is the moral...

EVERYday is gonig to have an issue or two...it's how you handle it tha makes the difference.  I, as a matter of fact, have just written myself into a better mood.  Yep this morning I wasn't feeling "it"..nothing specific just wasn't feeling "it".  I got up, dragging my feet and decided to eventually make it into work and as I started typing I am feeling better.  Even though a huge source of negativity just walked through the door, you know those people that you just want to blink them into the Phantom Zone with the rest of Krypton's prisoners, (my fellow comic fans will get it).  Yes even "negative nelly" just walked in I'm still going to focus on a positive day.  In Jesus name!

*Wooo saaah*

As you continue your day, remember to focus on the positive, take a walk outside (weather permitting) and breathe in some fresh air to clear your head and get the adrenaline pumping.  Life is short and it's what we make it...so make it a great one!  Everyday pull out your bad mood killers, it's makes life so much better. I promise!



Peace and Blessing....

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Do you see what they see?


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How many times have you been in a bad mood, depressed and couldn't look at yourself in the mirror?   Have you ever looked in the mirror and not even  recognized who was looking back?

You didn't really like what you saw....

And THEN you get around some positive people and someone looks at you and calls you a survivor, a strong person, a real friend and the whole time you're sitting there smiling but thinking "is she talking about ME?"

Yes!  They are talking about YOU!  It amazes me how we are so hard on ourselves.  Somewhere, something bad happened in your life and you can't let it go.  You continuously knock yourself down and don't allow yourself to just learn from the life lesson.  Listen, it's ok to have a quick pity party when shit goes bad but don't let it turn into a convention.  Cry and yell and then sit down with a pen and piece of paper and figure out a solution to whatever "it" is.

Get around some positive people so you can be reminded of who you are!  Yes, we go through crazy stuff in life and Yes the outcome is not always good.  BUT if you stay true to who you really are and keep moving forward, you will get back to your good self.  So look back at the, now tear stained, list of solutions and smile.  Wipe your eyes and clean your runny nose and look in the mirror again and check out that amazing person staring back!

 

Get around some of your friends and see if you see what they see.   Get around some people that see you for who you really are and remember who you really are!  And as you exit this post (thank you for reading by the way) I give you one of my celebratory songs to jam to!  Jam Here!  (yes there is a line dance to this....) LOL!


Peace and Blessings....


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Take Me Back...


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I'm sure some of you have heard that we've recently lost a music legend.  Andrae Crouch is known for his gospel hits but had his hand in the entire music world with production and song writing plugs all over.

The Crouch family was one of the groups that inspired me as a young musician to use my gifts for the Lord.  I purchased song books that included his hits and even had the songbook version of one of his albums which allowed me to attempt to tackle his writing genius.  Back then I had the skills to handle those music staffs, now I just look through it and reminisce about the passion and nimbleness that I possessed.  The death of a such a great talent just reminds me that we are all born with something for the world.  It is up to us to do what we need to do take our skills to the professional level and get it to the world.  Reverend Crouch took off at an early age and was focused on his goal of making music to uplift Jesus.  At 15, he wrote a song that became one of my favorites at an early age and I sang at every invited church "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power".  Another favorite of mine and go-to song was "Soon And Very Soon", a great group or solo pick.

His life just reminds me that time is of the essence.  Not that I was unaware of that before but it just brings it home again.  I never met him personally but he was an influence on me.  I spent the Christmas holidays in the hospital as my Mom got well.  Even though she's doing great and at home, that time of spending the night in the hospital and helping her with respiratory treatments (at least pushing the button for the nurse) reminded me again that life is precious and can be taken in a moment.  Looking around at my life, I really want the Lord to (in the words of the late Rev Crouch) take me back to the place where I first received you...where I first believed.  There was a time that you couldn't tell me anything my gifts made room.  Somewhere the steam cooled and I began to settle in life, in everything.

I was speaking with a co-worker earlier today (who happens to be a musician.  He went on a music sabbatical and today we discussed him creating another band.  And I told him (while talking to myself) that as an artist we only truly function at 100% by working in and with our gifts.  Anything else that we do is a holding place and our interest fizzles quickly.  The music is the only thing that holds our attention and it holds it for life!

I encourage YOU (yes YOU) to keep moving forward in your gift.  Don't lose speed, don't lose steam.  And when you feel your interest waning, ask the Father, the Universe to take you back to the time and space when your passion kept you focused!

I congratulate you (in advance) for your completed goals and objectives!

Peace and Blessings....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let's Get It Started....

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2014 was not as grand as I'd liked it.  I had some things to happen but not as many objectives met as I'd liked.  Totally my fault.  But there were some awesome events that I can smile about.  I became MORE active in modeling, I even have a new website which showcases some past photoshoots as well as modeling gigs I participated in you can view that here.  My singing...aaaah not some much.  I'm back in touch with my vocal coach but I need to reactivate everything.  One of my sisters got married..it was a BE-autiful ceremony!  Everything else has gone o-kay.  Not fabulous but o-kay.  I have learned how to walk in 3 inch heels (kinda) LOL.  Thanks to the Tina Bridges monthly class, not only can I walk in them but I'm learning to walk like a model should.  This year will be better than last year. LOL!

So for 2015...heeey in my MC Hammer voice "Let's Get It Started"....

The Christmas/New Year holidays were interesting.  I spent Christmas Day in the hospital with my mom, she had a planned procedure that had complications which prolonged her stay.  Thankfully I left her at home today (1/1/15) and feeling fine! Praise God!

I had some meaningful convesations with girlfriends and came out of it with a renewed mindset.  What is a friend?  You know, a real friend, I mean a real real friend doesn't need to be coddled and stroked everyday, that is the definition/description of someone that needs attention or an attention seeker.  Apparently my personality doesn't support those types so they excuse themselves..which is good because even though i'm a GREAT listener and can give input if wanted, I don't have time for back to back negativity and whining.  It's very very draining.  So...yeah..as one of my younger cousins said in a FB post "Not every person you lose is a loss." So true, so true indeed!

For 2015...more social media marketing.  EADWM is taking off, I have several new projects underway, I'm very very excited about my food review company.  AND of course getting ready for the SHE Created iT annual February event, be on the lookout for flyers and information for this awesome event.  One other organization that I'm part of as Women With Gifts, headed up by Lanette Kincaid.  This entails uplifting women and their gifts (hence the name).  I'm doing some social media marketing for an upcoming event in March called "I survived". This event is to support those that are survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence and breast cancer; you can purchase your tickets here.  I will be in Texas for that event. So not only do I plan on doing more online events but also more traveling, domestic and international.  I plan on staying involved in whatever is going on.

There is a LOT on the plate but I have created my vision wall and will be checking off items on a regular basis.  And OMG one of my friends brought back some memories of my entrepreneural days!  NO details right now but let's just say that some business ideas that were tucked away in the drawer have been pulled out.  I'm excited!  More to come soon!!

The motivational part of this blog entry is this:
Continue forward, 2014 may have included some backwards AND forwards movement.  That's okay, Don't beat yourself up about it because there's NOthing you can do about it.  The only thing you can do is figure out the next step and that should be easy with Universal guidance.  If you meditate and pay attention, you'll hear the answer.  That's one thing I plan on adding into my daily routine is meditation.  I've never done it before but I know it would help calm my mind and keep me grounded.

In the words of a witty flight attendant:  For those that paid attention to the safety instructions, "thank you"; to those that chose not to pay attention "Good luck".

Peace and Blessings....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lessons Learned....

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Perfect?  By no means, webster defines being perfect as:
having no mistakes or flaws
: completely correct or accurate
: having all the qualities you want in that kind of person, situation, etc.

I don't know of anyone that falls under that definition, although lots people strive to pose as such to the real world.  What I do know is that for the 42 years (soon to be 43) that I've lived on this earth, I strived to do the best that I can under my normal circumstances.  Brought up in a Christian home (currently on church sabbotical) with a personal relationship with my Creator, given a wide berth in life to succeed or fail.  Meaning, given a chance to experience life, shown that so much more lies out there; that we are not blocked in our limited views, shown that (in the words of the Clark Sisters) the sky is the limit.  

Perfect? Never will be but I do have some answers to some life lessons.  As an observer, I've watched other people do things and succeed and fail.  Habits either make us or break us.  Being consistent is a habit in all of us; consistently failing or consistently succeeding.  It's either one of the two.  We have to figure out the best way of succeeding in life, a healthy way to succeed in life.  We have to realize when a so-called "good thing" is unhealthy.  Just because it brings pleasure to you doesn't mean it's good for you.  Yes the sky is the limit BUT if you get up there by the wrong means, you will fall to the ground quickly.  Like a body on a torn parachute.  No rip cord, no protection just hitting the ground with a thud.  Pray for guidance and listen to those that come before you.  The fact that they have lived years before you gives them some knowledge of lessons learned.  Youth gives you assumptions that the elders know nothing, they are weak and know nothing of the good times to be had in the world.....when the fact is that elders have already experienced those good times and know first hand what happens when the wrong choices are made.  Think about it and learn from everyone else's lessons.

Again...am I perfect? Nope and I am NOT striving to be perfect it's more of striving to be the best Annissa that I can be!  Am I learning my lessons Yes...And it seems, even now, i'm still attempting to share them.  Whether anyone listens or not...welp...that's up to them.  I don't force people to do ANYthing nor do I like drama and confrontation.  Life goes on...it is what it is...Just learn your lesson...I know I'm learning mine. 

To be continued.....

Peace and Blessings...
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