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Inspiration Up! September 27, 2012

In response to My Re-Blog Post;

Personally, I would have no idea how to craft and interpret something that inspired me in such a beautiful way that she has, but this was so simple and adorable I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share!

Also, to be honest, I had never heard of the film Fantastic Mr.Fox until I read her post. She describes the movie and some characters without giving the story line away, immediately I knew through her post it was something I had to watch and experience too!

With that said; Aspire to your dreams and everything you do put forth intent from the heart. There is nothing stronger and flaws do not exist. When there is true and honest intentions coming from the heart, without realizing, you reflect that to those around you and they will see how much you truly care. This is what creates pure happiness and leads us to greater and more worthwhile lives that I can only wish for everyone.

I wish I could make this a reality for everyone I come into contact with, but it is a path we each have to walk for ourselves. Not to say, “Don’t ask for help” because we all need help sometimes, but it is our own journey that no one else can walk it for us.

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Continue to reach for your dreams for they appear to be dwelling with the stars, but are only arms length away. –Me! :3

Have a wonderful and bright day!

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Manifest? …Check. September 26, 2012

So. There is talk and then there is action. Talk is ever-present in this day and age, but action is for those with the courage and guts to get real results.

As you may or may not know, one of my many goals has been to receive dual citizenship with Italy per jure sanguinis. Jur sanguinis is a way to obtain an Italian citizenship if you can prove you have blood lineage from an Italian citizen. I am hoping to qualify through my maternal Great-Grandfather who was born and raised in Italy.

The other day, already having the necessary resources (the internet of course haha), I set my mind to accomplishing the next step. Turns out, first I needed to verify when my Great-Grandfather became naturalized in the US and the cheepest way to do that was to send a request form directly with the USCIS for only $20. Unlike other websites where they are graciously willing to take a check for $200+ for the same info.

Though the start was short, I was very relieved to put my first foot forward. Now I am waiting for the result before I can actually start running with it.

Have you ever gone through the passport process? For your current country of residence or even from a foreign country? I would like to hear your experience, whatever or wherever it may have been :)

Personally, I have had to go through 2 passports here in the US because I lost my first one :( First time I needed a passport was when I went to Germany with my best friend at the time. The second was for a trip to Guam with my boyfriend since him and his family are from there. I haven’t lost that one yet! Yay for me!

Another project of mine that I have been working on for the last few weeks is officially completed. I am going through my pics to make a tutorial out of later. I think that would be especially neat to share with you :) Muahaha! Now you have to come back to check out my blog later ;)

Have a bright and brilliant day… or night!

 

How to get out of the funk September 24, 2012

A roadblock is really a tricky beast. One day I feel I am making a lot of progress, and the next the voice in the back of my mind crawls up ever so close as I wake up the next morning to say “…you’re not even close!” Then it jumps onto my back, sinking its claws in deep with no intention of leaving anytime soon.

Lately, though full of events, places to go and people to see, I wake up today feeling like none of it really amounted to anything. Are these just pesky feelings of doubt? Or is it just me trying to sabotage myself into staying with the same old routine and guide myself back to a stale and comfortable life…Again?

That is not why I am here. I know I am meant for a greater purpose. Being a great person and not just a leader, but a supporter as well. Those feelings run deep, but somehow this little back-clutching parasite seems to find its way, making me feel like what I am doing currently holds no true worth. “Its not worth being known, you are not that interesting.”, ” Its not worth seeking out success because you will only fail”

When I write down what it says, I am able to recognize the stupidity of its resistance. As one of my last posts proved there is nothing to lose. And if I fail, guess what? I will continue to try and fail better next time.

My goal is to be a better self, more intelligent (haha, spell check just caught me on that word), more dynamic, and more adventurous! I want all this in the next 10 years. Hell, I could do it in 5 or less if I try.

We all have off days, and sometimes its good to take an off day and, literally, do absolutely nothing. You deserve a break every now and again; to recover mentally and physically to re conjure your passions.

I thought today was going to be one of those mentally off days, but its not. I still have that drive in me to accomplish all I can today because it is worth it. My dreams will not fall into my lap, someone will not just say “Here is a free trip to Italy” or “Here is a brain chip that makes you learn a new language instantly!” (Though that would be really awesome, where are those matrix rebels when you need them?!).

But alas, I have to work towards it. Day by day, inch by inch. :)

Have a Bright and fulfilling day!

 

Why not make a Day out of It? September 23, 2012

Today is my significant others birthday and so it has been eventful to say the least!

Funny Birthday Card

Inside

He wanted to have Starbucks for breakfast so first things first we grab our laptops and head out for our first destination.

As we ordered our usual, yes we have a usual (we have become what some may refer to as “Starbucks Junkies” don’t judge <3), we found an open sitting area and made our-selves comfortable and got to work.

For some reason or another me and my significant other always find ourselves working or researching something and we never have idle conversations. It is something that I really love about our relationship, because even though we may be sitting there for 2 or 3 hours not saying a word to one another we are happily content to just be there together. Other times we get into conversations so deep and long that I forget we have been together for 5+ years.

So we sat there, doodling, typing and obsessively writing in our personal journals. We research and experiment, calculate and create until we have had our hearts content. Each with our own personal projects.

After realizing not only were we icicles sitting in the Starbucks cafe, but it started to get busy and loud, so we took it as our cue to pack things up and move on. We drove a few miles and made a spontaneous stop at a BestBuy to check out the Ipad 3 since that is something that he has been wanting for a good while. We cannot afford it at this time, but our deal is that once he completes his project I will go out and buy it for him; extra incentive can be motivating and is what some people need to give them that edge they never knew they had in them.

We leave, go home and I start working on my wall mount as he goes back to working on his project with added enthusiasm.

The battery dies on my dremmel so I am forced to put an end to my work and relax and play with my cutie-pie, Miko. She is always there next to me wagging her tail, patiently waiting until I am done with my work so I feel she deserves all the spoiling we have to offer :)

Later we meet up with his family and have big dinner at a hibachi restaurant where I indulge on California rolls and Yaki Soba. Yum!

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Days like these are very refreshing. In segments, I mean. First you are relaxing, then working, then playing, then working, then playing, then relaxing, so on and so forth. I get more done in a day than normal and each moment was meaningful and well spent. This is definitely one approach to having a successful day and getting a lot done without becoming stressed or overwhelmed.

Relax

Anyhow, I definitely had a bright day and hope you did too :)

 

Put it to the Test September 22, 2012

Today, particularly hot, my sister, my nephew and I head downtown to check out a trade show being held out there. As we found our way in the building we peered inside the holding room seeing if it was worth paying the admissions fee. After a brief moment of inner debate we mutually agreed on what to do. We found our way out and ventured into the depths downtown.

Sidewalk View

So thus after grabbing a bite to eat we walked to the Water Gardens a few blocks down and went on a mini adventure, escapading through the many, well… water gardens! I took this as an opportunity to practice on my photography skills.

I also made it a personal goal to roam outside my comfort zone and ask at least one random person if I may take a photo of them to post to my blog…

Walkway to another Garden

It may not seem like much, but I get this daunting feeling inside that overwhelms me when it comes to reaching out to strangers. But, when I get to the brass taxes of it all there is nothing to lose. By setting my goal to ask a complete stranger if I can take a picture of them for my blog could have held one of two results; A) They could say yes or B) They could say no. I would not lose a body part and neither would they(!), both parties move on happily.

The Lucky Lady, Herself!

Both missions were successful in my opinion and it really helped remind me (and also prove to myself first hand) that I am the only one establishing limits to myself. By moving, even if by an inch, from my comfort zone I will succeed and reap the rewards of what I set my mind to do. Mini goals throughout the day really add up and the benefits are endless!

Decorated Tree

I came to a realization that to challenge yourself is the best way to grow. To challenge yourself gives you something to strive for and eventually you can make the requests of yourself bigger and bigger until one day you realize you just tackled and succeeded with your biggest dream! Today were small tasks, but they opened so many new doors and I just have to take the next step tomorrow.

Thank you very much for reading, I hope your day was bright! And whether it was or wasnt, Check this Out! Funny :)

 

Cow is Funny September 21, 2012

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My day was interesting to say the least. And when I say interesting I mean full of projects and places and yet my brain was somewhere else entirely. I was in a constant mindset of random thought and I felt as though I were floating through my to-do list of the day (which was not as easy as it sounds, ie; having walked throughout all of Super Wal-mart for over an hour and checking out with, literally, only container of hand soap). Needless to say all my errands were roughly the same and even trying to get from one location to the next – pure confusion.

Yes. It is a funny cow.

Spite my zombie state of mind, I still managed to do everything I wanted to do today. Yay for making it alive! Speaking of which, most of my day revolved around gathering missing pieces in order to finish up on a particular wall mount I have been building (pics to come). Its always a good feeling when I am this close to finishing a project and haven’t broken it yet :P

My night was wrapped up humbly browsing the inter-webs at the Panera Bread in my area, and having a simple You-Pick-Two. As I sat there soaking in the sounds of lively chitter-chatter amongst other people, I finally took a deep inhale and exhale releasing all the ciaos that surrounded my day replacing it with a sense of accomplishment and resolve…

Panera Bread

Well, that about wraps up my evening. Another day another….Dollar? Wrong saying for the intended purpose, but, for lack of a better statement, that’ll do. ;)

Have a good day/night and think brighter!

 

Here’ Goes Something! September 20, 2012

First Blog! Here’ goes… :3

Starting this blog has been long over due. I am not such a great writer, despite what my mother has told me when I was younger *cue to laugh here*, but its been a goal of mine to have and keep up a blog. Thus here you are.

For starters I have recently come to an understanding that most days, the majority of people are stuck in this mind set that they have to uphold certain walls and roles. They believe by sticking to their guns the problems they face daily will somehow work in their favor…One day. Little to my discovery, we are just burying ourselves in a deeper hole and stretching ourselves further and further away from being truly happy. Our minds and hearts become stiff and inflexible.

Speaking of Happiness, though; this is my puppy, Miko…

Miko and her Panda

We make excuses all day, everyday why we can’t achieve certain goals in our life. Whether it was his/her fault, so-and-so got to it before us or we just don’t have the luxury to do it.

I have made it my personal duty to aspire to getting a step closer to reaching my dream(s) at least once a day. If I want to lose weight (I do), I will eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as my snacks during the day and drink lots of water throughout. Or I will go for a bike ride or jog in place, whichever I can.

If I want to travel the world (I do) I will research on one day how much it is going to cost me to travel there, research the next to where I will stay, research the day after where I will visit, until the last step where I get on that plane and enjoy my travels.

Italy; one of the many places in the world to visit at least once

My point is everything is achievable you just have to put in the effort to see it through. Most people fail because they have a dream and are excited about it for the first week or two or even three (go you!), but after that it dies down! I am especially guilty of this too, don’t fret. For example; I wanted to learn sign language (probably one of the easiest of all languages for me to catch on to and learn) and I was adamant and reluctant to give up for the first 3 weeks (mostly because it took me that long to finish the first season of “Switched at Birth”). I was influenced by that show to learn, not to mention the surprising amount of deaf people I have encountered throughout my life thus far and I admired their strengths and sense of community with one another. Anyways, after about a month I got busier and slowly the urges to learn faded. It is still a goal of mine to learn and through realization we can hone in on them and find ways to fit them in to our busy lives. In between diaper changes or on our coffee breaks.

I have a list of things I want to do and each one is attainable in my lifetime and I hope to have accomplished all of them in the next 10 years. To name a few for you; I want to have dual citizenship in Italy, I want to pilot a helicopter (because they are badazzzz XD) and I want to be an entrepreneur of sorts.

Make your day brighter by doing just one thing that will make you feel accomplished. I just did mine. Have a great night!

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