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My First Flight

Hello Everyone,  🙂

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

Hello Everyone, 

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

Hello Everyone 🙂

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. 

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 Freedom Means to Me

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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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