Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Warm embrace

When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love*

You are you and that is wonderful. Do things that make you feel proud. Don't wallow in candy but strive for the light. Striving is hard but no-one said it was impossible. 
Courage is a great motivator because if pushes you to your limits. If makes you think of new ways to approach things.
Courage is small at the beginning. But you can feel it. It's like a heavy weight and you know when you can use it when your heart is pounding but stand up straight and feel the courage lift off your chest and float in to the air. 
Confronting a friend or a family member about an issue is hard. But standing straight, even if your hands are shaking, do it with a heart wide open because what ever you lose, you can gain back. 
It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. If you had no courage, you would live alone, or with some one with enough courage to boss you around with out thinking. 
Life is a beautiful thing so don't waste. Don't let the whole world be on your case, set boundaries. 
Be strong, be careful and love yourself. Believe in your self and take courage. Stand and sing, dance, paint, write, what you believe. 
Have fun too. Don't be afraid. 
I know that I have posted this song before but...

*More lyrics:

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Blog Idea

So I was thinking about my blog and yes, I love it but I want to change it up slightly. Actually a lot because my new blog is going to be about empowering girls and young women every where.
We all need a little change and I have a lot of stories to tell. So, I will them them. Some of them might not be as clear but you know, life isn't always clear.
Girls, you are amazing. I know that because what would be with out us? There would be no more kids, no more babies that would grow up to be the next president.
You are just as important as the guys. Who has to be pregnant? You. Girls get to wear the pretty dresses or wear gym shorts and look just as pretty. You have a million different hair lengths, styles and cuts.
You are wonderful because there is no one like you, there was no one like you and there will be no one like you.
Girls are amazing and we don't need to hide in the shadows. You might be bullied, I was.
I hated myself. Everyone hates themselves at one point. But you get over that. You get older. I really like myself now but sometimes, I do go back to that place. There are bad days but there are other great, wonderful days. Go to bed and sleep on your hate and try to wake up to a new song, a new light that will get you through the day. Because each day you are growing older.
You are you and no one can change that because they are not you and they don't know what you might be going through.
Hold on because things will change for the better because once you are 18 -- at least in America -- you are legally an adult and you can move out, start anew.
You can change your life in a heartbeat. But it will take courage. Try it out. Things will get better.
Beyonce -- Run The World

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The jump

Jump. Just jump. You can jump for joy or jump for pride. You can jump over the creek, to new land.
You can do anything because you are willing to risk something to jump.
Sometimes, you are forced to jump and step over rocky waters to find new land to stand on.
High school might be big and scary but you can't hide from it and sneak back in to the game of your childhood because you have to pick up the next card in your deck and jump.
You can take risks and try out new clubs and team sports or you could not. You could sit in the corner and do the things that are expected of you but I think that trying something new is the best thing that can ever happen to you because it teaches you what you can do and not do.
I made the JV field hockey team, but I went in to on Monday not know if I was going to make it because there was a butt load of sophomores. But as the week went on, I got better and I think that it showed. The coach said that there were enough girls that no one was going to get cut and the worst that could happen was that I was going to be an alternate, meaning that I can go to practices and play, juts not at away games. I couldn't play at home games but I could go and be apart of the team.
I risked it and jumped in to something that was fun, scary and hard but I tried. And I did it.
Try out for a team because you can still practice with them and this is freshman year, you have three more years to get even better so it's not the end of the world.
Jumping is difficult and it takes courage to do anything.
But think of other people. Do you think that Kate Middleton has it easy? Sure, she is a princess but there is paparazzi everywhere.
The Olympians are trying for gold and I'm sure your thinking, 'But they have been training for ever!!'
Yeah, they have and there will be people that are better than them and they no that.
Jumping is hard but you have to do that.
Here are two very inspiring videos.
Powerful Inspiration of a True Story
Get Back Up
Think. Reflect. Jump. Because you need to jump in order to succeed.