The Winds Of Change, They Are A Blowing

Well, it’s time for that life update! So, what could it be? What is this change that could bring about greater things in my life? Well, it’s something very simple, yet can have such a profound effect on one’s life! If you guessed that I’m moving, then ding ding ding, you’re correct!

A move in and of itself doesn’t guarantee greater things, but it can open up new opportunities. I’m still going to be in Texas, but not in sleepy little Sanger anymore. Instead I’ll be in the Austin area; Round Rock to be exact. Austin is really booming right now, and there will definitely be a lot of opportunities down there, potentially.

What precipitated the move was Time Warner Cable (Where my dad works) getting bought out by Charter. They’re Spectrum now, and my dad had to be willing to move or find another job. One of Spectrum’s sites is in Austin, and that’s where he’ll be working starting in September.

Since I still live with my parents, this move obviously impacts me, but I’m happy about it. I don’t really have anything here. There’s no job, school, girlfriend, or friends tying me down to this area. So, I’m ready to go!

As you can imagine though, things are starting to get hectic in preparation for the move. It’s hasn’t been easy, and it’s going to get more crazy. But, I believe the end result will be worth it.

The thing is, we won’t be moving into our permanent residence right away, since it’s being built. We’ll be in temporary housing for at least two months, and most of our stuff will be in storage for the same amount of time. In essence, we’ll be in limbo for awhile, until the house is finished. And then my sister Kelly won’t be there with us for awhile, but that’s another story. My other sister Ariel will have to start school while we’re in temporary housing, which is gonna be hard. So, it will definitely be challenging times, probably for the rest of the year. There’s a ton of uncertainty, but I’m certain we’ll pull through it.

For me, there’s several reasons why this move is exciting!

1. Simply because it’s a new place.

It really is a simple thing, but our surroundings can have a huge impact on us. Being in Sanger had its good moments, but there are a lot of bad memories I can associate with this place. It’ll be nice to start fresh in a new area, with new people, and new opportunities.

2. Austin is booming.

Austin is one of the hottest spots in the whole country right now, let alone Texas. People are coming from all over the place to move down there, for the opportunities that are there for the taking.

3. I’m ready to move forward with my life.

I really feel like it’s finally time. You know, I’m thirty now, and I still haven’t really done much with my life. To me, it’s now or never, and I’m tired of the same old same old. I’m ready to push forward in a variety of ways in my life, and blossom like the rose. It’s time to prove any doubters wrong, and fulfill the potential I’ve always had. It’s not going to be easy, and things aren’t going to change over night. But I am determined, let me tell you!!!!!!! And I’m interested in seeing what will happen. The possibilities are exciting for sure!!!

There’s a ton more I could say, but I think this is more than adequate for now. I wasn’t kidding when I promised a life update. And I did end up writing more than I had planned, but you guys deserve it! I really appreciate all the support from those that follow me. People like Marica, Feyenigma, Kim, Lucas, and all of my followers, are the salt of the earth. I can’t express enough thanks, especially considering that I’m absent so much on here.

But, hey, three entries this month is good, right??? LOL!!! So, thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoyed the update, and I will definitely make future updates about my life, as things continue to evolve. I don’t know how active I’ll be on here in the coming weeks and months. But, we’ll see! A huge thank you, to anyone that took the time to read all of this, and let’s soar into the future, together!!!

 

 

It May Not Cure All Ills…TOTD 7/24

It may not cure all ills, but a smile can take you a long way. It really can lift the soul up from the doldrums of self-doubt, and decay. Besides what it can do for you, it can also greatly improve the moods of those you are with. A smile is free, but it can pay you back quite handsomely. Perhaps, even more than you can realize!

Happy Fourth & Upcoming Life Update!

I want to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!! May everyone stay safe, and have a great time. I also wanted to make it known, as I’ve shared with a few of you, that I’m going to be making a more personal entry soon. A life update, basically! And it’ll be coming sometime this month.

I wouldn’t call it the most earth shattering change ever, but change is coming, indeed! It’s really what could come out of this event, and not the event itself, that’s more significant. But, something has to get the ball rolling, and that’s exactly what is getting ready to happen.

I was thinking of making this upcoming entry pretty big, but I think I’ll try to get straight to the point. Life’s getting ready to get more busy and hectic, so I don’t know if I’ll have the time to make something more elaborate. I also don’t know if I want to make such a huge entry anyway, but we’ll see. Once I start writing it, who knows where I’ll go with it. Don’t hold me to any promises made, LOL!!! 😀

Once again, I wish everyone a happy fourth, and please look forward to the update!

With Love,

J.E. ^_^v

The Setting Sun

I dedicate this poem to the amazing singer that was Chris Cornell. He was definitely one of my favorite singers growing up, and his music is still amazing to this day. Whether his songs spoke to you or not, one can’t deny he had a powerful voice!

But I dedicate this poem not only for him, but for all those we’ve lost. Whether by death, time, circumstances, or whatever might be the case. A sun might set, but a legacy never has to die. Enjoy.

The Setting Sun

By

J.E.

So comes the setting sun
Another day has come and gone
You shined so bright
Star of our life

Who could have imagined?
Who could have known?
That one who emitted so much light
Would be engulfed by endless night

Yet it comes to one and all
The light fades to black
The warmth of April
The brilliance of August
Give way to October
And finally the harsh cold of December

Never will we hear a word again
No song, no mirth, no sorrow
A vacuum of infinite silence
Another star has died

But let’s not forget your brilliance
Let’s not forget your light
Those warm loving rays
That kept us alive
That gave us life!
Let’s not forget

The setting sun has come
And though death might seem to have won
Remember
What has been, can’t be undone
Let loving words be spoken
A legacy, unbroken

Just Give Me Your Mind

Here’s the poem I promised, that’s related to The Gift of Individuality post. Always think for yourself, and never give your mind over to anyone completely. Embrace individuality, and the power we have to think for ourselves. Enjoy!

Just Give Me Your Mind

By:

J.E.

They’ve fed you mere fantasies
Nothing but ideals
Yet there is someone higher
Who’ll show you what’s false
And reveal what’s real

Just give me your mind
Let me take control
I’ll seep into every crevice
Enter every pore
Once you get a taste
You’ll be craving more

Throw your morals out the door
There’s no need for those anymore
Who taught you such things as “kindness”
Surely someone that’s so mindless!

You’ve got to listen to what I say
There’s simply no other way
The whole world is just black and white
There’s nothing in between
No shades of grey
There’s simply no other way

Think inside the box
There’s nothing worth anything outside of it
The demons and snakes dwell there
You better beware!

Let me chop you into bits
And steal all of your wits
I’ll mold you like clay
Then you’ll surely see it my way

Plug into my mind
And never plug out again
You’re only safe within my grasp
My truth is the only thing that’ll last

You fought for a long time
But my vision is complete
As you look into the mirror
What is it you see
Oh such beauty
It’s only me

Happy 2017!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!! I hope 2017 will be a wonderful year for all of the lovely people on here. May the highs be amazing, and may we all find the strength to overcome the lows that will surely come as well. I haven’t forgotten about the poem, as that’ll be the next post. Take care everyone, and all the best to each and every one of you!!!

The Gift Of Individuality

After such a heated/controversial election cycle in the US, I feel now’s as good a time as ever to remember to embrace the beauty of individuality. You’re a free agent, and nobody should hold dominion over your mind. Not an institution (secular or religious), not your family, not your friends, not your spouse/significant other, not a philosophy, not your co-workers, not a country, not your past, nothing! There’s not a thing in existence that should hold that much power over any individual.

There are plenty of people out there who’d love to do your thinking for you, and then make you believe that you’re doing the decision making, when it’s really them all along. We’re all influenced by someone or something to some extent, and there’s nothing wrong with that! But we mustn’t be slaves to any individual or way of thinking.

Having said all of this, that doesn’t mean anyone is absolved from criticism. No one’s above reproach, no one! Any words or opinions that are racist, homophobic, sexist, hateful, spiteful, ignorant, or downright cruel, absolutely deserve all the criticism and contention they attract. That’s not having an opinion, that’s just being a jerk. Such dreck has no place in this world, and certainly doesn’t deserve any protection or admiration.

This world is a harsh, cruel, and depressing place, yet one gift we’ve been given is that of individuality. It’s not always easy to stand up for what you believe in, or simply be “you” whatever that might be for each individual. Yet, it’s a truly beautiful thing when it’s embraced in a positive fashion. How different would this world be without those who were willing to stick their necks out for the greater good? Or who were simply being their authentic selves? Life’s too short to be someone else, so may we all embrace this gift in our own unique, and enriching ways!

*And yes, there is a poem related to this topic. Haha! 😀 First new one in awhile!! 🙂 I’ll post it in due time!

Bad News

I really didn’t want my first post in almost a year to be a sad one, but fate can be quite cruel unfortunately. I found out that my Uncle Junior died in a tragic accident at his work this past Tuesday. And, yeah, it’s hitting me hard. It just came out of nowhere, and the sad part is that it almost certainly could have been prevented. It wasn’t his fault, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was just doing his job, and just like that, he’s gone now.

I don’t claim I was the closest to him, but I knew him pretty well. He was a really nice guy, who went the extra mile for his family. He was never stuck up, and was easy to approach and talk to. He’s really going to be missed.

He leaves behind a long-time girlfriend, and three adult kids, and a slew of grandchildren. I feel so terrible for all of them. He was only 55, and had plenty of life left in him. Keep them all in your thoughts, prayers, or whatever you’re willing to offer. I really do appreciate it. And do the same for me, and my whole family as well.

It’s just so sad, and we’re all so stunned. Wish us all the best, and thank you for taking the time to read all of this. Take care everyone, and show those you care about how much you love them. Not out of fear of losing them, but enjoying them while you have them. Nothing is guaranteed, so make the most of the time you are given. All the best to all of you guys!

There Once Was A Girl

This is for my beautiful friend Andrea that I met on Tumblr. It’s been a joy talking to you for almost two years now, and I’m glad to have been able to be there for you when you’ve needed it. You’re an amazing person, and I’m sure your future is very bright. I hope you’ll find love, happiness, and all that you seek after. Happy 18th, and may you enjoy this poem that I wrote for you.

There Once Was A Girl

By J.E.

There once was a girl
In a land far away
Who grew ever fairer each passing day

The onlookers marveled at her supreme beauty
Many would mumble “Oh what a cutie!”
Lest we forget, she was not one dimensional
A trailblazer, in ways quite unconventional

Her mind was a canvas
Of colors quite diverse
She wouldn’t be confined
By even the laws of the universe

If everyone said go right
Surely she would go left
For a free spirit she is
And of her freedom
She would not be bereft

Creator of worlds
Ever the amazing artist
With the tools of her craft
She is ever the smartest

Kindhearted and graceful
Yet also quite shy
In regards to her fashion sense
She’s super fly

Friend of all kittens
Lover of cats
If she was a soda
She’d never go flat

Now there’s much more that could be said
And more tales that could be told
But of your brilliance
All the pages in the world
Couldn’t possibly hold

You’re a gem
You’re a star
In life you’ll surely go far

And if you’re ever feeling blue
May these words ever ring true
That as a whole you’re resplendent
And your value is transcendent

There’s no one else
Quite like you
Happy Birthday
And now I bid you, adieu

A Shattered Mirror Made Whole

A Shattered Mirror Made Whole

By J.E.

Pain
The world is filled with pain
Dreams
Broken and shattered dreams all around

Your life was another sad story
Lacking drive and absent of glory
Never were quite the first choice
Just a brilliant mind lacking a voice

And as I saw you passing by
I begged to wonder why
How others could ignore your cries for help

I want to melt away all these tears
And for you to enjoy the coming years
I want you to smile every day
And let the past drift further away

It’s time to embrace the new dawn
And scamper freely like the new born fawn
Won’t you come away with me
And let’s be free

Hope
Let it surround you
Renewal
May everything be reborn once again

Your smile could make the stars weep
Its worth is priceless, never cheap
The tree deprived of her leaves
Is bountiful once again, who could ever believe it

And those who used to pass you by
Constantly wonder how
What was once dead
Could be so alive again

The future will be fraught with peril
But our love will be ever the sweet carol
That will pull us through the darkest times
And make ever sweeter the sweetest rhymes

Our love eternal
Our love ever true
The beauty of what was broken
Now even better than new