Adventures

Ever since I moved to Redding, California I have been learning to get adjusted to the Northern California way of living. The people that reside in Redding are so much different than the people from Southern California.
Lately I have been noticing that mostly all of the majority of the people like country music which makes me think that they might have come from somewhere in the south like Texas, or Arkansas, one thing I have discovered is that there are also people who came from Oregon.
I like Redding because we are surrounded by beautiful nature parks and lakes, and the Shasta mountains also.
Have any of you visited Redding, California?

Moving in to Redding

Hello Everyone,

I was so proud that I passed my CNA test but more because I knew that I was going to get hired for a job that I was interested in getting also.
It is a CNA job for a long-term care facility and rehab called Marquis Shasta. More than that it meant I would have to move to northern California, in a city named Redding.
I was excited and full of wonderment at what would happen. Yet I felt like my whole life has been changing so much lately that sometimes I feel like I cannot handle these changes happening to me. 

I know that change is a great thing to experience, that I should learn to appreciate it, I am slowly little by little. 

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

The Value of each Day

“Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day.”
          -Goethe

I read this quote in a book called “A Birthday Treasury and it speaks truth in this quote because in all honesty we sometimes or most of the time tend to forget how life is valuable to all of us in a meaningful way. We often see the pain that life can bring us which makes us not value life.
For me there we’re days where I would not value my life completely because of the challenges and problems that I was facing growing up as a teenager and now as a young adult. In my darkest days I would just feel like disappearing and not coming back because of the fears and doubts that I had inside of me that would not let me value my life in a positive way.
As the quote mentions it is important that no matter the struggles we face everyday; we value them as learning experiences because those learning experiences will make us value life in a meaningful and positive way.
Each day holds new adventures, challenges, and experiences to experience. Everything we see, hear, say, feel, and people we meet makes our life valuable.

What Music Means to Me

Every song means life, passion, love, and stories told in lyrics.
What is life without music?
The banning of music would mean the banning of all it’s beauty and joy.
Music is my ears best friend.
It has comforted me through my darkest days.
Songs lyrics give me something to believe in, to give me hope and faith in a world that has no light of hope I just put on my headphones and play the music that feeds my soul, that reminds me always to keep on going in spite of the challenges in front of me.
I have a million favorite songs that play inside my head day and night they keep me company whenever I feel lonely and scared.
Spreading a good song is like spreading positivity into the world.
As an introvert it let’s me express myself when no one is willing to listen to me. It gives me a chance let myself be free and to get rid of anything that is bothering me inside. 

What Freedom Means to Me

Hello Everyone,

When people hear of freedom, they think of the government creating new ways for people to be free. When i think of freedom i think of the rights and freedom that i have to go out and do what i want without being afraid or someone tell me, “oh you can’t do this or that.
Freedom to me is being able to choose what we want to do with our life. I want to do alot of things in my life because honestly i am still young, so being able to have the freedom to plan out what goals i want to make happen is a freedom i am grateful for having.
We may not have the freedom to choose who we love in our family, but we can certainly have the freedom choose  to love someone outside our family.
To me having freedom is essential because it helps us grow and learn more about ourselves, and also helps us experience life in a meaningful way.
It saddens me to hear that in other countries around the world, people are restricted of the basic human rights and freedoms that we all need in order to grow as a person.

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Different

I feel different than the way i was before.
Changes come my way everyday.
I welcome these new experiences into my life.
They make me feel like i can accomplish anything in my life.
The doubts and fears that once kept me prisoner, no longer keep me away from the changes i am experiencing in my life right now.
I may fall and falter at times, but they will never let me shatter.
Like a butterfly who spreads its wings after metamorphosis, i am becoming my own new me.
Dont know what is next for me in my life. All i know is that i will smile and see the good things in life. Love with all my heart. Learn everyday, and everyday is a new day with no mistakes.

My Earliest Memory

I have a lot of early memories growing up as a little girl in Mexico with my two Aunts and grandparents. And also really great memories of growing up in California.
One of the earliest memories that I have is when I was in second grade in Mexico, I remember my Aunt Carmen taking me and my twin sister Jennifer to this place where we kids were taught how to meditate and we also did other fun activities as well. One day we cooked our own homemade pizza, which to me was a really great experience because I got to choose the toppings that I wanted to put on my own pizza. The experience was amazing and also helped cultivate my creative side which now as a 24 year-old try everyday to keep and not forget.
As we grow older we tend to stray away from our imagination and creativity because we may think that it is childish, in truth it is not. Using our imagination and creativity helps us create new things we never thought we could create. As a writer, I am letting my imagination and creativity come through in my writing.
Remembering my earliest memories often makes me feel nostalgic and makes me feel also that I am growing up too fast, and wish I could reverse time back to when I was a little girl. But these memories that I have stored in my mind will always be with me no matter how much time passes by, or how much I have grown or changed. Remembering my childhood memories just makes me feel happy inside.
image A picture of me and my twin sister when we were probably seven.

My Savior

Jesus Christ my savior
The one who rescued me from the embers of fire.
He is with me day and night.
He sheltered me on my darkest days.
Showed me the light of happiness.
He is the reason why I am still alive.
He makes me believe in rising up once more when the tides are high.
In Him I find comfort and joy.
Even though I may stray away from Him from time to time,
Somehow I always go back to Him.

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! 🙂

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If My Life was a Movie…

If my life was a movie
I would make myself a warrior Queen of my own kingdom
I would be in control of my own life
My own destiny.
I would be the hero of others struggling to find their own place, their voice in this wild world.
Monsters can scare us
But they can never break our courage, our joy, and our confidence to be all that we want to be in this world.
In this wild world that tries to control me, I know what I want, and what I want to accomplish.
I have the power to say no to negativity and say yes to positivity.
True love and happiness is all we need in this crazy world.

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