Because real intent glows and ugly intent fumbles
Finally! I can monotize. Starting this evening, I will begin the grueling process of changing over to a self hosted site. I appreciate all the enouragement you have all been giving me, and my Twitter followers for the private inboxes stating it needs to be done. As soon as the process is completed, I will … Continue reading Special Update!
Information is amazing. You learn so much about life, and things surrounding you. You just gotta know where to look. A wise man knows not to take everything he receive's at face value. Research versus argument Rather than argue about your disbelief, in another's opinion. Find out for your own. Always desire knowledge. For, it is through that discovery, … Continue reading #Stuffraresays (6-16-16)
Look! Telemarketers... This serves as my official message to all telemarketers First of all, why? ... Just why? "Hello, I'm going to call you and speak half English, part gibberish, and a third of 'I'm too nervous to really tell you why i'm calling'" You do realize When us consumers answer the phone, were going … Continue reading Telemarketers: Why Do They Even STILL Exist.
Alright! Sometimes, being a mom kinda.... SUCKS! Between the "Mom, Mom, Mom, MOM!!!" "What?" "MOM!!!!!!" "WHAAAAT!!!" "I'm still hungry." "You JUST ate!" "BUT I"M HUNGRY!" "Go play." "I'm bored." "Then clean your room." "UGH! never mind." Ahhh that lovely sound of stomping feet. Or the: "Mom." "Yeah?" "MOM" "YEAH???" "MOM!!!" "WHAT!!!!" That snicker comes out, … Continue reading Eleven Things They Don’t Tell You About Motherhood
"Never go after something that doesn't belong to you ... the ripples will turn into waves. " #stuffraresays ©Rareity 5-14-16 See a happy couple in the store, don't intervene. Want that job your friend has, don't sabatoge them to get it. Etc. Life isn't about going after what's not yours, but going after your destiny. … Continue reading #stuffraresays 5-14-16
Completely disdained. Growing insane. Sparks of life Cut by the knife Don't drop the ball Begin with a crawl Today's the day To run for it all. ©Rare-ity 5-13-16
As I sat peacefully in the grass watching my baby girl at her field day, having a great time, all I could think about was. "Man I could be recording this, but I don't have enough memory on the camera." Shoot! dilemma. So I stared off into the clear blue skies, which seems to be … Continue reading So Many Memories
Do you remember when the kindle first came out? For any kindle fires you weren't looking at anything under $130. I'll admit, i'm a big lover of Amazon. I order there often, so i'm normally checking stuff out. Man nothing can beat Amazons deal of the day. Have you seen it? I love it! Today, … Continue reading Remember When?
So many things we see on TV. Kids are getting raped, killed, or going missing. How does one decide, today's the day. A sick minded fool, could be after you. In my heart, it pangs for those. Victims of life, the innocents disposed. This world growing, oh so cold. Some of us, don't even grow old. Another reality, tainted … Continue reading In The Cold (Poetry)
It's come to my attention that even with my YouTube posts, you all seem to enjoy the personal stuff more. At least that's what I get the most views on. Would I be ruining my YouTube channel posting family segments?
OK guys i'm nervous about this. I'm just nervous in general having you guys see my dorky exterior 😛 I just posted Salvaging on YouTube Click here to enjoy the video now
Always try to understand your reasons for doing things. That'll make your reflection process smoother. When we do things without knowing the repercussions , or understanding why those repercussions occured, we then never learn to grow. ©Rareity 4-30-16
OK guys, so a lot of you have been asking for this a lot. Today, i have decided to give you a little more of me. I posted another You Tube video. It's been a while. I'm sorry for that. Head on over and check it out. Let me know what you think? Introducing myself … Continue reading I Finally Did It!
You know, we spend our entire lives searching for who we are. Our identity. When I read this post, it stirred so much reaction within me. For one, “Who am I? The question we ask ourselves often. Unless we define ourselves, we are nothing right? As goes for the saying, “You cannot find your dream job, unless you create it.”
To me, identity is your personality, your surroundings, your family, your traditions, your culture, job, and friends. Every factor that you can think of, comes together creating your identity. If you’re an actress like my favorite blogger Beautybeyondbones then you know the everyday life of an actor/actress is not an easy one. Many, struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and much more. Why? Because in the dog eat dog world you eat, shit, and sleep what they tell you and want you to do. If your body is just a few pounds off from the way they want it, you must lose the weight. If you’re going to perform a full nude scene like cerci from Game of Thrones, your gonna HAVE to work your bottom off just to look the part. When I think of actor and actresses and the term identity I think of the fact that for so many years you are portrayed certain way. Some fans cannot differentiate that your character is not really who you are. That alone can create an identity battle. Don’t get me started on the friendship value for them either. Being famous might look fun, but in all reality if does honestly affect how people treat you. You never know when a friend is really a foe. I mean, really though aren’t we all struggling with that one? You get my point.
To me, I’ve struggled all my life to find mine. Why? Try being born into a musically talented family, starting your life off musically inclined, but also being quite the crafty writer. The day college came around and it came to picking my major… The sirens went up. “What the heck do I want to do with myself.” Thankfully psychology seemed interesting enough to study for six years. However, as I mentioned two posts ago in, “Did she really say that?” Some of us struggle forever, to never truly find out who we are. A true shame.
Next time you are struggling, or having an identity crisis, stop, take in a breath, and head to the mirror. Look yourself right in the eyes, and make your soul ask, “Who am I” because honestly…without realizing it, we already know.
Thanks Beautybeyondbones for allowing me to reblog this. If I’m wrong in any way, please let me know. I might cry a little bit (kidding) but I’ll be alright 😉
I have something exciting to share with you guys:)
I was recently interviewed by Jacob over on the blog, Lone Star Inspirations. And yesterday he posted the interview! So if you want to read a little more about Yours Truly, head on over there! And thanks, Jake, for wanting to interview me!
So. I’m a sucker for Buzzfeed. I spend waaaay too much time there. Catching up on everything from news, to celebrity gossip, to Disney quizzes, to the occasional random cat video.
I mean, I need to reevaluate my usage of spare time!
But anyways, I happened upon something rather interesting yesterday. And that was Dictionary.com’s “Word of 2015.”
I won’t go into the Oxford Dictionary’s choice of word…or rather, nonword.They chose an emoji.Yes, you read that right — they chose the “laughing with tears of joy” emoji.
But Dictionary.com chose a different word…
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"Spending time with those you love is never about being busy. Its a matter of priorities." ©Rareity 4-23-16 #stuffraresays
She appears in my dreams Herself but surrean. Unspoken she stands Crafting her hands Uncommunicative, She rarely speaks. When she does, It's a mystery. He rarely appears, Within my worlds. Faceless and distant, he still always smiles. His essence strong. A voice comes along. Thy messages are clear. Every sow that I hear. My dearest … Continue reading Messages From Another Realm (Poetry)
"Distancing yourself from someone only serves to sever the bond. Once a loved one is pushed away, it's easier to let the distance grow." ©Rareity #stuffraresays
"Never take out your frustrations and inner struggles on those you love. That's something you cannot take back" ©Rareity #stuffraresays
So... My inspirational Tuesdays and Crystals Tale's are meant to be coming. However, lately i'm busy on the days they are meant to post. I think it's time to update. I will stick with inspirational Tuesdays, but move Crystals Tale to Fridays. The rest of the week i'll post my random musings. that usually entails … Continue reading Phase Of… What?
This post gives me a lot to reflect on. No one sees your story, unless you tell it. People are not going to look art you and automatically know your struggling, and you shouldn’t expect them to. When your hurting inside with your own internal struggles, it’s always important to choose between understanding that you must still carry patience, or be that ugly person inside that makes everything about them.
Ok, so before you get your knickers in a twist by the baffling tagline, please stay with me because the word UNATTRACTIVE has nothing to do with looks or appearances.
Great! Thank you.
Everyone wants to be a likeable person. Even the most introvert of people who like to quietly watch the crowd from a dark corner and be amused or jealous want to be known as “not a bad person”. But then sometimes, even without knowing, we tend to do things that make us unattractive as a person so much so that people won’t even want to be near us. So lets look at such unattractive characteristics:
- You are Rude – Plain & simple. Now you might be working hard to save the world which is giving you unwanted anxiety and keeping you at edge or you might be frustrated with your life (Yea life is sad…
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Love genuinely. Otherwise, your lack of will shine brightly #stuffraresays ...... If doing something , or making something happen becomes an issue that needs to be worked through first, it's not even worth doing. #stuffraresays ©Rareity
When another treats you lowly it is a reflection of themselves, not of you. Oftentimes, those who treat you as incompetent are ignorant. Intelligence comes from knowledge. Wisdom is led by experience. Knowing when to utilize either is key. We are all of equal weight and uniqueness. #stuffraresays
One is not ever at an advantage over another. Don't make the mistake of thinking you have all the power and control in any situation. Your value is determined by your respect towards others. (No matter age, class, or creed) Live life to the fullest, love those who love you, and be kind to others. … Continue reading #stuffraresays
In the last few days, I've been struggling with my own internal battles. They've been weighing on me a lot. What started out as a letter, turned into a chapter. What became a chapter turned into desire, the story unfolds and shines pretty bold. Funny thing about life, is all the stories untold. Secrets are … Continue reading The Craving (Poetic Verse)
Ok... So maybe spring break has been busy. Abundance of little ones around, busy, and overwhelmed with overstimulation. My posting is slow. I'm looking forward to a normal week, next week. Maybe for now.... Enjoy this poetic verse: You cannot disappear on your little girl. Expect her to be...Yours to control. You will not reach. … Continue reading No friend or Foe (Poetic Verse)
Today is Wednesday, and as all of you know, that means a Crystals Tale should be posting. However, today is going to be a little different. I'm in the process of sketching out my book cover to show and artist, and am in an editing zone. Therefore, I will prioritize ,y editing first, then transcribe … Continue reading Quick Update
I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders not as a burden, but a story with a deeper meaning. Tiger stripes are earned not given. #stuffraresays
I'll admit I'm pretty terrible with taking pictures n stuff. But I realize I've never actually given my readers a piece of who I am. OK so here goes: (apologies if the photos are full sized. My IPAD editor likes to play head games) I'm adventurous Spontaneous Mysterious Me Brutally honest Precise Friendly Cheerful … Continue reading Have I Ever Truly Introduced Myself?
1. Isn't it weird when you start seeing people you went to school with more often? It's like whoah, I haven't seen you forever ... whoah. 2. Why do people NEED to get a good look at a nursing mother's ..you know....milk bag? 3. Do we REALLY need the newest shiny things to be considered ... … Continue reading 9 Things I Wonder About Society
Good morning world! It's Sunday. Most of you are probably getting ready for your typical Sunday routine. Some go to church, others don't. We all praise, whether or not we fit into an organization. Here we are, the end of our weekend. I'll try not to show to much excitement. You know, with everyone leaving … Continue reading Is it Sunday Already? 😱
Confidence isn't walking into a room and thinking your better then everyone. It's walking in, and knowing you don't have to compare yourself to anyone.
Sleep is an unknown realm in my reality. Well maybe I sleep a little. (Thought bubble: putting my two fingers up showing you my pinch of sleep.) Writing, functioning, editing????? Oh right that thing I used to do, when I was energetic 😛 OK so yeah, I might be slacking on my posts. It drives … Continue reading Making Time For Those Important To You
Being sick is no fun. I spent the better half of this week fighting off a cold. Oops! probably shouldn't of let my Little man kiss me How could I resist. He's too... cute. It's not always easy to come up with posts when your under the weather. Hence, the drop off. I … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t End A Relationship?
There is a time Another place Simple lives upon the plate Smiles here Memories there Sacred ties Transparent lines Frozen moments Flaking by A home once known Unbound by lies Brother I Will always cry With every current that sheds on by At the end Your still on my mind I fear this bed That … Continue reading Dear Brother (Poem)
Perceptions can be deceiving There is a deeper meaning Look around, observe the world The answers stand around you ©Rareity 💐
Its January 1st, and as promised and scheduled, today is the first day back at that novel. I've only woken up, and i'm sitting down with my wakey drink attempting to wipe the sleep out of my ENTIRE body. The newborn takes away from the sleep life 😉 and with the kids still home until … Continue reading January 1st ALREADY!…???
A Special thanks goes out to you all!!! As this year comes closer to its end, I'd like to say a few words to everyone. This year has been filled with lots of mysteries, and joyous moments, but what I truly want to highlight is how much I love being part of this community. I … Continue reading The Countdown Begins? 😉
Time for a show of hands 🤗 or in this case yes and no's How many of you re,ember A journey Endured.... How many of you would like to see Danielle come back to life? Or do you want a new story. I like having fun on here, and interacting with my readers. Despite what … Continue reading Do you Remember?
As we venture past Christs birthday, we enter the daze of overstimulated mist. Christmas parties and family galore. Chaos and mischief the children abroad. The holiday is over, but not quite yet. A new year, and new you is on its way. I don't encourage resolutions, I will condone taking strides to be who your … Continue reading Post Christmas Greeting
Another reason to be grateful in December: Being surrounded by my little family. Spent the day reading, and relaxing. I over exerted myself this week. Parents! Have you ever felt like taking all your children to the store is like trying to read with thousands of chain saws going off? Yeah... Me too . For … Continue reading Update
Sometimes, just a simple time away for yourself brings a world of difference within your soul. How often do you stop, and breath? Most importantly ponder and think. No, we don't always have to be contemplating the "Meaning of Life" but our lives, our world, and everything around us impacts how we feel, and how … Continue reading Extra Step to Taking Care of Yourself (S.O.W)
Here's what I love about WordPress: There are so many amazing bloggers out there. Such great feedback, and interesting reads. I feel as though this is a community, and very welcomed at that. This post is to serve as my now second reason to be grateful in December, and of course to share my thoughts. … Continue reading Simple Thoughts
I suppose it’s been a rough day. I spent the last thirty days belting out 60,000 words for a novel. I’m almost there. Yay! But with sick kids, waiting games, and outside stressors I’m about to bite someone’s head off. Not only am I tired of hearing, “Any baby yet?” One too many times, BY … Continue reading Welcome to December
Ok readers I've been thinking about a fiction story line for the blog. It will take an interesting spin, and a lot of creativity being as though it's fiction and I'm making it up. Naturally. However. Now that the #nanowrimo challenge is over I am back woot! What do you all think? Post comments below. … Continue reading Quick Check In
Some days, do you ever feel like you’re the only one making the efforts all around you? In every aspect of your life. That’s a rough feeling. It’s sad. However happiness and inner peace come from within, and whether you’re the only one in your relationships making any effort, it is truly up to you … Continue reading Quick check in
There will always be those moments where you feel like giving up. There will always be those feelings when you wonder where your self-worth is. Are you fulfilling your purpose in life? Do you feel like your still struggling to find who you are? Do you ever feel like you put so much time, effort, … Continue reading Keeping your Head up When Everything Feels Like It’s Falling Apart.
It's Sunday, and have been wracking my brain all day on what to post. Have you heard the term "practice makes perfect." ...? Well, it does. It doesn't matter if your a musician, writer, painter, mechanic, scientist, chef, teacher, etc. if you are not practicing these skills you will not get better. I met someone … Continue reading Thoughts for Sunday
It's been a long haul. It's not easy-going through a series of traumatic events I have endured these last six years. I suppose what makes my situation unique is that as dad used to say, " when life shatters all your pieces, and you breakdown. Give yourself a moment. When your done, gather all your … Continue reading The Struggle is Real (SOW ; Poem)
Even if it scares you, don't hesitate. Do you hesitate to take a left turn or right turn while traveling the intersection? Life is about experiencing all the nooks and crannies. Be brave, live confident, and know your worth. Photo courtesy of social media feed.
The thing about being petty: You’re the one who faces the wrath. Trying to hurt others because you want to get one up on them, only shows the true color of your character. To be vain, is not living at all. In the end, YOU will always be the bad guy. You see, in a … Continue reading The Catalyst of All Things Wrong in the World
When mom makes your favorite food and its her special day Happy Mothers Day goes out to all you Mothers 😉
"Plant a tree, make a difference, appreciate simplicity. The earth is the one thing we all have in common. Appreciate it while it's still here"
He lifts his hand to her face when she’s brave She’s tired of the emotional abuse at bay Whilst it tears her up inside He continues on taking strides. She talks to him but receives dead air Ignored and slipping through a world unfair Some day’s she takes it with a grain of salt Others … Continue reading Abuse by Nature (Poem)
Recently I have been grieving. Maybe its the trials life has to offer, but I am going through a lot. I may not shed every detail of personal life, but lately I find myself saying, "I just want my mom and dad." The flood gates generally open after that. I begin thinking about all the … Continue reading Feeling Emotional (Poem)
If you had just one chance to make a world of difference, what chance would you take?
I close my eyes Contemplate thee Another subtlety Within me Shattered dreams On broken boulevards A world unknown to heroes and villains Tell me, you see what you see I'll tell you, "It is what it is" On my knees carving the path Trying to make sense through all the riff raff. ©Rareity 3-31-15
Wow! For any of you out there wrking on a play script. This may be useful for you.
Deadline TODAY: SUBMIT your FULL PLAY or 1st ACT PLAY Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries:
WINNERS get their stageplay read at the Writing Festival.
WATCH the recent WINNING STAGEPLAY Readings –
Watch Recent PLAY Readings Performed at the Festival:
- STAGE PLAY: VEILS OF JUSTICE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Payne
NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Mazen Tomedo – Vince Jerad
Lynn – Ida Jagaric
Chris – Rob Salerno
Doug – Jim Canale
Gerrie – Danielle Nicole
Miriam – Alissa DeGrazia
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- STAGE PLAY – PAPER WALL
November 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles
NARRATOR – Amaka Umeh
MAGGIE – Marsha Mason
CATHERINE – Michelle Alexander
FATHER FRANK – Geoff Mays
THOMAS – Rob Notman
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- AWAKE TO MURDER – Stage Play
September 2014 Reading
Written by Reece Pocock
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"Just by not quitting. your already half way there."
It has come to my attention that not all my readers enjoy the same types of posts. I’m opening the floor to suggestions. I know I haven’t posted any chapters for “A Journey Endured: The Danielle Chronicles” And I’m starting to think my readers are missing these chapters. However, I cannot know without your input. … Continue reading Lets Hear your thoughts
Today marks the day. A memorable anniversary. I'd like to take today's post to honor a man I strongly feel is most deserving. A teacher, a musician, a veteran, a thinker, and an amazing father. His presence spoke volumes. I remember him mostly for the way he taught me, and brought me up. He showed … Continue reading A Final Salute
This year is coming to an end. For many of us, there are joyous moments and some struggles we've encountered throughout the year. I suppose the most miraculous part of it all is that we made it through another year. I know you all have been enjoying my short stories, chapters, and poems, but every … Continue reading In Light of the New Year
First I would like to start by saying "Happy Veterans Day Dad." Upon the many events going on for veterans today, I'm still also stuck in all my firsts. It hasn't been a year yet, and I'm still grieving. Now its important to understand that I'm not living in turmoil on a daily basis. More … Continue reading A Veterans Legacy (Life Lesson #2)
Open your eyes And only then, You will see The underlining beauty It is in our mere existence that we strive to learn, and understand the underlining meanings. Life is a miraculous journey. Life is legacy, memory, beauty, survival, and much more. It is the keepsake of many generations, and untold stories. Unfortunately, we often … Continue reading Life lesson #3
In the still of my chaos, I sit and ponder. there is an essence there, I reach out to capture. Simply me, is all i need something keeps coming back to me bearing down, now I see. "Mel.....You do, what you gotta do." and essence of your shadow echoes within. I'll tell you what; I … Continue reading “Do what you gotta do.”