Monday, July 14, 2014

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

During work my head is usually in a book or reading articles on the internet. My Co-Work M. sent me this article because he knew it was something that would interest me. I love list and things to help better myself so what better than this article. Some I have accomplished others I can try to do better to achieve like #7 and #23. 

So thanks LifeBuzz for this awesome article on 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.

#1. Stop spending time with the wrong people.

#2. Stop running from your problems.

#3. Stop lying to yourself.

#4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner.

#5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not.

#6. Stop trying to hold onto the past.

#7. Stop being scared to make a mistake.

#8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes.

#9. Stop trying to buy happiness.

#10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness.

#11. Stop being idle.

#12. Stop thinking you’re not ready.

#13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons.

#14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work.

#15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else.

#16. Stop being jealous of others.

#17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself.

#18. Stop holding grudges.

#19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level.

#20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others.

#21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break.

#22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments.

#23. Stop trying to make things perfect.

#24. Stop following the path of least resistance.

#25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t.

#26. Stop blaming others for your troubles.

#27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone.

#28. Stop worrying so much.

#29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen.

#30. Stop being ungrateful.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Goals for 2013 - 2014

Every year my Best Friend Ariel and I do predictions in the summer time for the year that we would love to accomplish before August comes around.  So far I have a month to accomplish the last three but I have no worries.

  1. Go back to school for my Creative Writing Degree
  2. Get an Apartment [Accomplished March 2014]
  3. Complete three novels
  4. Work two Jobs or a Well-Paying full time job [Accomplished September 2013]
  5. Plan my Wedding
  6. Have a Family [Accomplished April 2014]
  7. Get Artistic again [Accomplished November 2013]
  8. Go on an Adventure or a Road Trip [Accomplished December 2013]
  9. Make a new good friend or reconnect with an old one [Accomplished July 2014]
  10. Make a Difference. [Accomplished January 2014]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Story Excerpt: Medio Cocos - Nanowrimo 2013

Session 003

I saw my ex best friend at a fast food restaurant, my body filled with rage that I smacked her with a tray across the face. Nicolas pulled me away. No more chicken for me”

Dr. Salvador just sighed and sometimes believed he wished I no longer spoke.

She didn’t say anything except puta, puta, puta. That’s Spanish for bitch. The tray did hit her pretty hard”

Turning his head to the side he continued writing.

Why ex best friend?”


You referred to her as ex best friend not as friend you no longer hang out with”

She made lies about me, told everyone I was psychotic and that I wanted her pathetic life. Tried to take everything from me and tried stealing my life. It was her purpose to drag everyone down with her. One time Alice and I went downtown without her … she called us feigning a suicide attempt. Nothing but lies from her mouth.”

Do you hate her?”

No. Hate means I had to love her at one point. If she was on fire though, all the water would be in my stomach. Besides Nicolas and Alice made be her friend, biggest mistake in my life!”

Does she have a name?”



Rosa this is Ysabel my friend” Alice said as Rosa looked me over. She judged my messy bun, oversized grey hoodie and jeans. The black Nikes on my feet with the bright neon yellow laces.

We have Math and English together right?” Her accent was heavy.


Yeah” I had trailed off because Nicolas was walking towards me with Leo. Nicolas gave me a dimple smile before wiggling his eyebrows. His face faltered as he got closer while Leo avoided the other girls. They both hugged me awkwardly and mumbled bye to the two girls.

You’re friends with them?” Rosa scoffed and rolled her eyes. Which were covered in heavy black eyeliner. Taking a good look everything she was wearing was draped in black, from her head to her toes. Short with choppy black hair and her face caked on with unnecessary amount of concealer.

Nicolas has been my neighbor since 4th Grade plus he is my best friend.”

He is my ex”

Oh. Sorry but not really.”

Time to go Ro we promised we would meet everyone at the bus stop. See ya Ysabel”

Bye Ali call me. Bye Rosa”.

Rosa didn't smile she just stared before walking away from me.

I should of known.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Quotes: Buddha

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." - #Buddha