I started writing poetry in 7th grade and fell in love with it instantly. As a kid I love books so I was excited when my teacher gave out poetry assignments and I learned that I had some talent. Back then when I wrote poetry it was effortless; it was almost like being possessed by a voice that had to express itself through my writing. A lot of times after I finished writing I would read the poem out loud as if I was reading it for the first time.

I miss those days. A poem would hit me, words would pour out and I’d have to get something to write quickly on before I lost it. I did not edit my words; they came out powerful with the proper rhyme and rhythm. I was not shy to share my poems but I was not quick to share them either. I’d only share them with people who wanted to hear them. People that I thought would identify with the intention behind words. My mother is a writer to so she appreciated my poems, but she would limit me; I could only read her 2 poem at a time because a lot of my poems were dark and depressing. The best compliment she ever gave me was when she did not believe that I wrote a poem myself.

Then I went to college and I was determined to do my best. My motto became “If you have time to read you have time to study.” I did not allow myself the pleasure of reading for fun. I did not realize that I was removing inspiration and creative development from my life with that rule. Soon my life became too busy to write. So when I tried to pick up the pen again the words always disappointed me and I thought I’d lost my skill. About 2 years ago I promised myself to let go of the judgment and let myself learn how to write again. I started with poems. Instead of getting my family a 5 dollar card I starting writing poems for them and giving that as gifts. Now I have to work and writing, but I found that as long as my heart connects to the subject the words come.


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Gummy Bear 365 : Day 113 – November 21th, 2007

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Peer pressure is a part of childhood. Kids want so badly to impress their friends that they will participate in activities that scare or make them uncomfortable. Can you remember those days, going to a party and being surprised by a circle of your friends passing around a joint? Going to a boy’s house and being pressured to engage in sexual activity before your ready. Well I can, in fact I can remember the first time I felt peer pressure…

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TCB Thursday

April 2, 2009

TCB stands for Taking Care of Business. TCB Thursday post topics will include my personal work experience, blog tips, education and goals achievement. To help with motivation on Thursday morning LL&L will post and inspirational videos. To work wholeheartedly you should first take care of your heart; it takes inspiration to get yourself going with momentum. If you are use to pushing yourself hard it can feel a little cheesy to try to encourage yourself, so let LL&L do that for you. Think of me as your cheerleader. I may not know you personally but I do know that you can do anything that you commit to.

Workout Wednesday

April 1, 2009

I am a workout queen at heart. However I’ve neglected myself for too many years, but no more. I’m back on the wagon and it shows; I have lost 50 lbs since June (hold the applause). I still have a way to go. Weighing in at 183lb I still have 50lbs to go. Can anybody relate? Maybe you don’t need to lose weight but you need tone up, increase your endurance and strength, or just maintain your fabulous physique.

Starting next week LL&L will have Trainer Corner. The fabulous blogger/writer from Homebody Blogger is also a personal trainer/nutritionist and has agreed to share her expertise with the world. So if you have a specific question about how to strengthen your lower back or a general question like how can I add more protein into my diet you get the answers hear. Just post your questions in a comment and virgo27 can address them in a future post.

In honor of Wellness Wednesday LL&L will post a YouTube workout video on Wednesdays so that you can workout with me. If you feel a little silly, its okay, no one can see you (if you don’t let them)? If you have a complete workout plan already, you can still add 5-15 minutes in a day. If you are not interested in working out just watch the video and laugh at the people, that’s fine just don’t let me workout alone.