Category Archives: Motivation

5 Image Quotes to Motivate

Hello Everyone, 🙂

 

I often find myself wanting to motivate myself to keep on going everyday on accomplishing my goals. But I am honestly not perfect and tend to fall into a slump of laziness. Whenever I feel like that I always like to go online and look at picture quotes, and just reading the quote and looking at the picture helps me get back to being motivated in a positive way. I always try to save picture quotes that I find online, that I like and save them for later viewing and reflecting. I hope you find these quotes motivating as I do as well. I know that this July is going to be full of new challenges and adventures for me. I like to keep picture quotes by my side whenever I feel stuck, unmotivated, or feeling doubtful about something I want to do.

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You are Unique

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You are unique dont let other people change you for who you are not. They might think that you have to change, but you know yourself better than anyone else, and you dont need to change.

Erase all of those negative comments that do not let you be yourself. It might be easier said than done, but trust me with time it does work. I have struggled to not let other people’s negative comments get the best of me. Often when i would hear someone tell me something negative about me, i would think that they were right and so i would take their negative comments seriously and just let it hurt me emotionally. I think that is why i was always a really shy girl, eversince i can remember. 

I am still struggling in accepting my uniqueness, and opening myself up to meeting new people without fear of what they will think, or say about me. I want to open myself up to new and exciting opportunities that life brings me.

I’m Thankful for What I have 😊✌🌻

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Since it is Monday today I decided to simply do a blog post about what I am thankful for.  These past few months have been full of ups and Downs that I sometimes tend to keep focusing on the negative moments that I have had more,  than on the positive moments that I have experienced.  Being thankful is mostly something that we think about in November for Thanksgiving,  but I try to think every month what I am thankful for;  but honestly I do forget sometimes.  So here are five things that I am thankful for:

1. I’m thankful for having a loving boyfriend who loves me for who I am and respects me. It was not a love at first sight,  it was more of like a love that happened unexpectedly but in a good way. 

2. My family and friends,  even though I have not had the chance to go visit my family in Orange County,  California,  I do miss them a lot.  Calling my mom and my twin sister helps though.  I also miss my friends a lot and hopefully someday I can see them again. 

3. Having a job is another thing that I am thankful for.  I used to struggle looking for a job in which I can support myself financially with out relying on my parents a lot.  Having a job as a CNA has helped me understand the value of helping others.  

4. Loving my unique self and accepting my natural beauty is something that I am truly thankful for because there have been times in my life while growing up that I have felt insecure about myself,  and my physical image.  I have also struggled with my self-confidence,  I used to listen and take to heart what everyone thought about me,  to the point that I would let everyone’s negative comments affect me in negative way. 

5. Continuing with my higher education is another thing that I am thankful for because coming Mexican immigrant parents,  I have learned the value of having an education and working hard towards my dreams and goals is something to be proud of in life.  My parents we’re not so fortunate enough to get a college degree because they had to work to provide for themselves and their families so my parents have always instilled me and my siblings to work hard and to never give up on our own dreams and goals no matter how challenging it may seem. I want to have a career in writing,  so it is something that I am working on right now,  and even though it may seem challenging I do not want to give up in my goal of publishing a novel someday. 

My First Flight

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My first flight was amazing it was was unlike being in an airplane where you know where you are going,  you know your destination.  

This type if flight is more than amazing,  it is enchanting;  it is what I always dreamed it would be.  I feel the cool breeze touch my curly wild hair not wanting to tame it,  it moves wildly with the dancing of the wind.  My heart beats wildly with unknown anticipation at where I will end up visiting.  

It is my one adventure that I will never forget.  I wildness inside me as it makes me realize that this flight is changing me in so many ways;  it is helping me grow as I spread my wings high in the clouds of dreams and magic.  I used to be afraid of flying on my own,  and spreading my wings into the unknown,  but with the help of dear friends and family,  I have learned to see the beauty of flying and to explore the unknown. 

Life Changes

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I have been super busy with work that I just come home really tired to even post something meaningful on my blog. Today I have the opportunity to finally post something. 

Life moves me like a rollercoaster up and down, making me feel like life is not how I expected it to be when I was younger. When I was younger life seemed so simple and easy that it felt like if nothing in this world could hurt me. As I grew older, it got complicated every time. I was afraid more often and anxious, shy, and nervous all the time. I was also less self-confident in myself. 

 Today that I am 25 and almost turning 26, I look back often into my past while growing up in Orange County and think to myself. I have gone through so much difficulties and challenges in my life that I feel like life is one big rollercoaster full of challenges. 

Every day I am learning to not to worry too much, to love myself as I truly am, and to embrace life’s challenges and difficulties in a positive way. 

Lately I have been liking sunflowers because they exude happiness, sunshine,and warmth all around. 🌻🌻🌻☮️🙂🙂🌻🌻🌻

My Gold Stars

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Here are my gold stars which are the little things that make me feel better. ⭐⭐⭐

  • Sleeping 
  • Eating ice-cream
  • Going for a walk outside
  • Seeing the sunshine on a beautiful day
  • Sunflowers
  • Reading a good book
  • Going to a bookstore or a library
  • Writing 
  • Coloring
  • Drawing mandalas
  • Listen to a good song
  • Cuddle with my boyfriend 
  • Eat good food

What are your gold stars? You are welcome to share on the comments below, thanks. ☺️

Two things I Learned in My Teen Years

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I have lately been nostalgic about my teen years. I guess being 25 years-old makes me want to reminiscing about my years growing up in Orange County. 

Whenever I think about my teenage years, I think of the two things that I learned, the first is having self-confidence in my physical image, and in my own self that I can accomplish my own dreams and goals. Then the second one is not letting other people’s negative comments and opinions about me bring me down.  

In high school I would often tell my parents that I wanted to be an actress and be on movies, and television shows; they thought I was just in a phase of dreaming big and not thinking realistically in choosing a career. But I honestly did want to study acting and be a professional. I took two years of theatre in my sophomore and senior year of high school to prove my parents that I seriously wanted to study acting as a career and job, but I made the huge mistake and regret of letting my mom tell me not to study acting because it wasn’t a realistic career for me to take. I listened to her instead of taking the big risk of going on my own to study acting. 

I have learned to not let other people, such as my mom make desicions for me based on what I should do in my life. I have learned to think for myself and what I want to do in my life. 

It is important to have the freedom and happiness to choose what career or job we want to do in life, no matter what friends, family, or others say. Loving my true self is important too. Oftentimes in high school and middle school, I would often wish to be good-looking and perfect as other girls in magazines or in my school, but it took me a long time to love, and appreciate my own outer beauty. I have come to love my petite height, my younger-than-my-age physical image, my imperfect nose, and my bushy, frizzy curly black hair. I am done wishing I could be perfect, those days of being miserable about my image are long gone. 

Now I love and embrace my imperfect self. 🙂❤️

The Cave of Dreams

There is this cave I found

In the middle of the shining lake

I can see its reflection

Smiling down at me.

Its a cave unlike any other, 

I go inside it where there is no darkness, 

Where there is no sadness, and coldness

All around me there are images of dreams. 

Dreams that make up me and you. 

This cave of dreams will never fade, 

It will always be here for me, for you. 

New Year, New Me

2017 is here bringing me joy and excitement at what is to come my way. I wait for the coming months. 

I wake up with positive energy and good vibes. I want to start anew, make new memories this year, learn new things that I never though I would learn, create new and rewarding experiences, be open to change continuously, and seek new ways to be a better person each day. 

Of course, I will struggle along the way, but those struggles will never keep me from flying up high to the mountain of happiness. 

Journal Entry #1

Hello Everyone, 🙂

This coming week is going to be a big week for me because I will take my state certification test to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, I know that it’s another goal I have in order to get a job and support myself and my family independently.
I is funny of to think that just last year I would tell my twin sister that I was not interested in learning anything that was medical related, because it just never interested me until now.
Taking CNA classes and doing my internship hours at a long-term care facility has opened my eyes to how rewarding a CNA job can be because it means that I am helping people with disabilities and are in rehabilitation, get well and become independent once more.
Helping the senior residents everyday made me feel like I was making a huge difference in their lifes.
I hope and have faith that I will pass both the skills and the written test this coming Saturday. Everyone who reads this please wish me the best of luck, hopefully I do not get so nervous on the day of the test.

Your friend,

Jasmine