Journey in Blogging: One Month

Hello lovely fellow bloggers!

I had just some quick news to share with everyone. It’s already been 1 month since I started posting to my WordPress blog. It wasn’t very long ago that I was too nervous, bashful and not confident in my writing to share my writings outside of a handful of people. Now, I’m sharing a piece of my heart and soul with the world every day! It’s truly uplifting and invigorating. I am so thankful for all the support I am being shown on this site from my fellow bloggers. Your likes, follows and comments help to keep me motivated to write and share my posts every day. I couldn’t keep growing into the writer I wish to be without all of you. So, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. I look forward to interacting, growing, writing and posting more as these days turn into months. Wow time has flown!

Do you have any questions for me? If so please ask them in the comment section on this post. I will answer them back in the comment section and if I get a bunch of questions I will answer them in a blog post.

Catch you on the flipside,

Holly

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Muses: Music That Inspires

Hello my fellow lovely bloggers!

I have been racking my brain for hours on what to write. Nothing is coming to me today sadly, but not all is disappointing! I had an idea to share some songs with everyone that I enjoy, and hopefully you’ll find one or two you like as well. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment and if you want more of the tunes I rock to leave a like so I know. Without further ado, here are some awesome listens.
I adore K. Flay as an artist she has a lot of amazing songs but this one popped up on my Youtube feed today. Her raspy voice is soothing but still feminine, which adds to the soothing feeling of this song.  The original song is good as well, but there’s something about the beat and added music to this song that makes me fall in love. This is what I’m currently listening too on repeat.

Oh Missio, a band I just heard on the radio when I was driving one day. I like the light, airy beat to the music, definitely a head bobbing with the headphones on kind of song. The lyrics inspire me to just be myself and if you don’t like it, well the song title speaks for itself. 

So, this song really shocked me at how much I liked it. I was never a fan of the Jonas Brothers, honestly I couldn’t name any songs they have song. When this came up on my Spotify shuffle, I was instantly hooked to the opening beat, and I still am. The emotions in the song lyrics, the dance moves and just both the singers really got me into this song. Showing me how much Nick Jonas has grown as an artist.

If you know me picking a Panic! At The Disco song wouldn’t surprise you, as I tend to play their albums on repeat at least once a week. I picked this song because it has a special place in my writing. I’ve listened to this song on repeat while I’ve written poetry and short shorties. The beat is simple but mellowing helping keep me focused and the lyrics are very sweet. Plus, Brendon Urie’s singing voice is hands down one of my favorite things to listen too. 

Last, but not least, my girl Kesha. I’ve always had fun listening to her music, dancing, joking but never taking her lyrics seriously. When she released this song I was worried at what direction she would go. The opening had me on the edge of my seat because I knew this could go really great or really badly. I felt like I held my breath until this song was over and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized how good it really is. The lyrics just hooked me and I feel like it could fit anyone at least at some point in their lives. Also, the piano had me rocking out

These are just a few of the songs you can find me listening to on a regular biases. I have so many more songs that inspire me or have touched me on a deeper level. Also, a lot that are just for fun. I listen to all genres of music, there’s too many great artists in this world not too. I hope you enjoyed checking this small list out. If you did I will do more in the future. 

Anti-Rant: Hate

As I fumble through my days, there’s always some awful action I see through social media that makes me instantly mumble, “I hate people as a whole.” I never stop to think in the moment how strong of a word hate really is. While the word does hold a sliver of power from statements such as, “I hate you,” or “I hate your writing”, human beings are the ones that give this four-letter word it’s true power.

If you took a glimpse into history you would find countless explains of how people let hateful ideas spread through their minds, hearts and soul like a cancer. That one four-letter word, hate, caused so much pain and suffering. I will not be sharing examples here, whereas I do believe humanity should learn from the past to not repeat those transgressions I’d rather focus on the positive we can do in our futures. I thought instead I would share somethings I appreciate to combat all the negativity that is associated with hatred.

First off in my ode to appreciation is a fairly easy answer for me, animals. The type of animal that comes to mind for me are cats. I own two of these “furry bastards”, a term which I use endearingly. My cats fall under the category of lovers, not fighters. They can’t get enough cuddles or pets which can be irritating when you’re trying to accomplish any other activity. What I have found from years of cat ownership is that irritated state quickly fades when you hear them purr and see them content. In the moments, you play with them then they come and lay next to you, that’s when you realize the unconditional love they hold for you. I greatly appreciate their companionship and love as well because they are always there even when people are not. I feel like any animals in our life can be overlooked from time to time but think back to times where you really needed comfort and, if you had an animal, I’m sure they were by your side.

Next, I’m going to break things down a little more. I’m not going to list friends, family and relationships on here. Instead I’m going to give induvial attributes people show and express. These are qualities that when I see in people or hear stories about fill me with, “Faith in humanity restored.”

When I think of a qaulity I believe every human should have the word kindness comes to mind. The level of kindness I am going to touch on is the random acts of kindness. This is basically humans helping out other humans for no status symbol, reward or kudos. They are helping just because they see a person struggling and know they are able too. One of the best ways to see hate combated with kindness is when it’s between strangers. In today’s world technogoly it’s easy to miss the world around us when we are outside. Having cell phones with instant access makes it where a ride on public transportation feels like you are actually alone, just plug in your headphones and you’re good to drowned out the world. So, when you see someone take notice to those around them it’s a pleasant surprise. For example if someone is walking and their bag full of gorceries falls apart sending around item’s everywhere and strangers come to the indistress person’s aid by helping them pick up the items and offering them a bag. It’s a moment were seeing the people come to aid another puts a smile on your face.

A huge qaulity that I greatly respect and I think is rarely bought up is, thoughtful conversation. We all know there’s topics we can’t bring up around certain people without the conversation turning ugly and hateful quickly. A few come to mind immeditely; religion, abortion and well just politics in gernal. I shudder at the thought of even hinting at some of those topics with close friends and family of mine. So when you can see two people with opposing views having a thought provoking coversation it’s almost awestriking. Everything that goes viral are the outbursts, yelling and conversation turned to physical altercation. Tolerance of different view points and beliefs seems to have gone by the wayside in the ever growing tense state of the world. Just remember the tolerance of someone elses views doesn’t mean you agree with them it just means you respect them enough to listen. I implore you to think about that the next time you find yourself in a heated conversation or debate.

Kindness and tolerance can do so much to combat the hateful aspect of the world around us. Just by adding these ideas to a daily routine can brighten your world and the world of those close to you. Instead of passing on the negativity that we view through social media and see everyday try to pay it forward with these acts. You never know who’s day you might brighten from being understanding and in doing so, maybe they will pass on that happiness to another.

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