Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Life is what you make it.....

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One of my FB friends posted a picture that says:

"I surround myself with people that force me to do better."

And that is something I have ALWAYS done because at some point in my life, my self-motivation has waned something terribly.  So I make myself do better by being around go-getters.  You can't sit back and chill when your friends are constantly morphing into their true butterfly selves!



I'm meeting folks from everywhere...social media is a beautiful thing!  One thing I'm getting more into here in "hotlanta" is modeling.  Check me out here.  Yes the nerves are there...I wanna do more singing but the nerves...uuugh...they keep holding me back....and THEEEEEEN tonight at a casting call for The Lyngale Agency I sat down and had a good conversation with a fellow 40+ beauty that I'd talked to before ya know just chit chat nothing serious and THEN tonight she told me her story.  She was going along in life, husband/kids and out of the blue at the end of her work day, her eyesight started fading....she's actually going blind because of some rare fluke of a genetic foolishness.  Still vibrant, still radiant, still loving life!  Still a mom, still a wife with an awesomely supportive husband.  I'm not going to call her name because it's her story to tell and when she does it'll be a book to read, I know I'll buy it.  But you see this convo happened at a casting call, the first time we met was at a model runway class.  She hadn't stopped living and here I am nervous due to just plain ole being scared, the genetic issues I have didn't dibilitate me to the point of not being able to move around.  My food intake, natural herbs and moderate exercises have worked for me.  I'm still able to walk, talk and do what I want and I'm too scared to live my life like I should.

The song you heard earlier said "Life is what you make it..." and dammit it is!  I am ashamed...so ashamed as well I should be.  And at this point/going forward I shall do better about living and not just existing!  I have NO excuses!

In conclusion..... Life is what you make it....make it GOOD!!!!!

((Hugs)) Peace and Blessings!!



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Is it really this easy??

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Life in 2015 has been awesome and interesting!



"Mister Man" is no longer.....  My hopeless romantic, nurturing personality sometimes allows me to dwell in situations longer than need be mostly because I always hope the situation goes back to the first feeling long after it's gone.  After awhile, being on the bottom of the priority list gets old, very old.  I think I had my fingers crossed that the whole "opposites attract" scenario would play out to be a groovy thing.  I finally figured out that I'm active and I like my guy to be active with me, maybe not 100% (because he has his own life) but 80% at least.  A concert here, a picnic there, couples stuff...oh well.  Problem solved and life has gotten a lot better.

After growing used to not having someone in your corner for a long period of time, having someone not only show up but show up and step right in place with just the mention of their presence wanting to be there..... (whew..long sentence) is sooooooo exhilirating and I'm grinning from ear to ear.  This really puts the definition of getting out of a wrong situation so the right one can begin.  I'm loving this scenario and at the same time I'm wondering "is it really this easy?".  And if so, whyyyyy the heck have I been dwelling on those with the ultimate "unavailable" status?  Was I scared of what could happen? Scared of change? What?  I do know that I have some professional changes to make so I'm not surprised if that's the case.  Yep, I'm working on me.

This week is special...in a few days I will be celebrating another year on this earth.  As the gospel song says "it's another day's journey and I'm glad...I'm so glad to be here..." and hmmmm (huge smile) I'll be celebrating with a new outlook.  It'll be a little awkward because this weekend I have a crazy dental appointment which might impair my eating. :-(  For this reason I celebrated with friends last weekend....I had a blast!  But this weekend (Saturday 3/21 to specific) I know with confidence that if I pick up the phone and request a quick date it'll happen, I won't be irritated for my birthday.
:-)  It's a beautiful thing.



This year WILL be awesome!  And again I'm thinking "is it really this easy?"  LOL.....

Well....I'm about to see!

Oh yes so the moral of this story is.....make a mistake, learn from that mistake while you're in it (because at that point you probably don't realize it's a mistake) and when you finally realize that you've made that mistake...GET OUT!  Get out of it and move on.  Lessons learned and try not to do it again.

Peace and Blessings....

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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.....2015

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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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