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Welcome to my blog!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog! 

I have decided to make a personal blog site. This means that every blog that is posted here will be authentic to me. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise said. Some posts will be strongly opinionated. Others may cause some discomfort. I write in order to cause YOU to think. I want you to question what I post. I want you to think, feel and have an opinion. 

I have been very busy in the writing scene. I am currently working on two novels. One is a collaborative novel and the other is my novel that I've been working on since November 2014. My solo novel will be released January 2017 for public viewing and purchase. The profits from sales will be donated to different organizations/families each month. I will keep you posted on more novel information as it becomes available.

Also, I've been a reviewer for local shows and performances. I am excited to share those with you! Reviews will be posted on here within the week of viewin…
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#AppreciationPost

Good things happen to those who appreciate.

The only things that make us happy are the things we show appreciation for. It is easier to appreciate a cheque for a million dollars, or an award, or an attractive someone's phone number, but how long does it last?

But, how long does it take before we take those things for granted like we do the oxygen in our lungs, and the wonderful people in our lives? There's no point in listing all that we can be grateful for, if we don't make an effort to focus on gratitude all the time. We can find reasons to appreciate everything that happens to us in life, because everything has a lesson attached to it. This shift of a mindset is not a lightswitch. We don't get to snap our fingers and immediately find the beauty of life from all angles, but we need to find a place to start if we want to get to that point.

I've been around long enough to know that my ability to judge situations/people as good or bad is rarely accurate once things al…

Why do I love Disney?

Every time that I am asked why I like Disney so much, I immediately become extremely defensive as if it is a crime to do so. How dare someone disrespect the Mouse, and the magic that comes with Disney? I take every negative comment against Disney as a personal attack, and I feel responsible to defend the brand with all my might. I don't know why, but I take ownership in the fact that Disney overwhelms a very large part of my life. If you didn't know that by now, you are in for a trip. You can imagine the response I get when I tell my family and friends that one day I will be working for the Mouse.

I have never become so territorial over something, like I do Disney. I take pride in the fact that I know more about Disney, and it's history than I do about Canadian history (sorry Mr. Kiffman). Disney is a place where I can obtain copious amounts of joy and happiness.

If you had asked me when I was younger, I would have responded with 'I like watching movies with my family.…

Be A Changer

Do you ever notice when you have a great idea, or think of something a bit daring, these voices come into your head to tell you why it is not a great idea. Maybe those voices include an overprotective family member, or some "realistic" friends, or just a representation of society in general. Or even worse, the voice is yours. Now we have this invisible audience to justify ourselves to, even before we do anything, and it slows us down, if not completely blocks us from trying to create the life we want. Often when I meet people who are actually criticizing me, their not telling my story, they're telling their own. They need to make excuses for why they couldn't do what they wanted, and dismiss anything I've done for myself. I no longer view these people as detractors, or enemies. I view them with compassion, and see it tragic that they haven't been able to break free from the invisible handcuffs they're wearing, and inste…

Effort controls.

Be proud of yourself for how hard you are trying. 
Remind yourself, remind someone else, then remind yourself again. Repeat when necessary. 

Now, I may be the biggest hypocrite, but I am also my biggest critic. I do not know if it is the same for everyone else, but I do not think there is anything more accurate to describe the amount of pressure I tend to put on myself. 

I like to have my hands in many baskets at once, and with all of that responsibility comes with an excessive amount of pressure. Even when you think you can handle it, most things are out of your control. I know that it is hard to compass. I am one of those people that need to be in control of everything I am involved in, or else I become anxious (and then normally get into a position where I can function). 

One thing I know that I can control is something that many people do not consider. The one thing we have complete control over is our effort. Only we know if we're giving it our all, so if you are, that's some…

Fear: Your Compass

Fear is a habit, so is self-pity, defeat, procrastination,  despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves, "I can, and I will!" 
The things that scare us can be the exact things we need to be doing. Fear can work like a compass, because it shows us where we can exit our comfort zones. We may not enjoy being uncomfortable, but that is the only place where growth exists. Sometimes we are thrusted out of our comfort zone without our consent, and other times we may take the adventure by choice. Either way, it is not something we should loathe. It is an opportunity to grow, learn, and live life on a whole new level. Do not let fears choose your destiny. Do not let fears choose your destination. 
A companion of fear is often procrastination (some mark it as laziness). Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Be…

Have you ever considered...

Have you ever considered what you would be doing right now, at this very moment, if things worked out the way you have originally intended?

Your life expectations are set to a high standard. You are actually continuously paving a road to your future constantly. You are projecting your expectations into your future experiences. Your past is your experience, the present is an experiment and the future is full of expectation. What we must do is to use our experience in our experiments to achieve our expectations.

But sometimes, it does not always work out how we plan (or hope).

For the past four years, I have set a very high bar for myself. With that bar, came extremely high standards that cause me to place a large sum of pressure on myself. Four years ago to this day, I decided that I wanted to take up writing as my newest hobby. Why? Because writing is a form of therapy. It is an escape mechanism. Something that lets me create an alternate ending to an unfinished story. It was also becaus…

Stop comparing yourself to others. Do these instead.

You know it already. You know you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Yet, that’s often easier said than done. Job titles, income, grades, house, and Facebook likes—the number of categories in which we can compare ourselves to others are infinite. So is the number of people we can compare ourselves to. Comparison is generally the fast track to unhappiness. It’s a recipe for misery. All it does is keeping you focused on what you don’t like about yourself and your life. Ever since I made the decision to choose to live for me, I’ve tried to focus on my new path. I’ve pictured myself as a horse with blinders, because I knew that looking too much on the sides would only keep me side-tracked. It worked for a while. While I was out traveling for a year I kept my eyes on the prize, so to speak. But, when I came back home again, it wasn’t so easy anymore. I caught myself glancing over to what other people had, and I didn’t. Where they were in life and I wasn’t. I had made the decision to rebuild m…