Moon

The moon lights up the dark night sky. 

I look up from my bedroom window 

My brown eyes are filled with wonder and 

Enchantment at the luminous light that is 

The moon.

I don’t need chaos in this world, only the 

Beautiful moon to admire for it’s true beauty

Lights up the night sky for you and me.

It’s mystical eyes look down on me

As if the moon was my best friend, I smile

At the moonlight shining below me.

Yearning

My soul yearns to love you

A million times more than what

You want to give me. 

I love you more than you can imagine, 

More than the moon, the enchanting stars 

Above us, and the sun that warms me 

With a deep love for you. 

I only hope and pray that you

Truly see the yearning of love that I 

Feel for you. 

For now it is worth the risk to yearn for you 

My lover. 

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. 

Winter Magic

Winter magic fills me with endless joy, wonder, and imagination. 

I close my eyes and fill the smell of the chilly air with wishes of snow-covered houses. The warmth of my black and white checkered sweater fills me images of cozy warm fireplaces. The simple joy of drinking hot cocoa, making a gingerbread house with a loved one, or listening to Christmas music brings the genuine magic that I crave to bring me up from my gloom. 

Walking outside where it is raining, and cloudy I create in my mind the image of a place full of winter magic surrounding me. I may be feeling cold, but I will keep the images of winter magic to keep me warm, and joyful. 

My First time visiting the Sundial Bridge

Hello Everyone, 
I visited the Sundial Bridge which is located in Redding, California. It was me and my boyfriend’s first time seeing the Sundial Bridge, so we went with a fellow friend who guided us around this monument in the evening which made it creepier and scarier than I thought because there were bats flying outside in the cold dark night, and what was more creepy was there were millions of spiders attached to the dark tunnels that we had to walk through on our way to the bridge, I was holding on to dear life my boyfriend’s arm praying that one of them wouldn’t come near me or touch me. Unfortunately, my boyfriend told me that he saw a big spider almost touch my head, but it did not which was a relief, but made me feel paranoid and scared at the same time. 

Walking the Sundial Bridge and seeing nature all around me, the stars and the clear night sky with the moon illuminating the lake below us made me feel infinite, and full of joy at the thought of living in a world that is so wondrous, and amazingly beautiful.

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.