The Sky Lounge @ CommonSenseGal.com: where music & inspirational musings come alive

Kaylaa over at Commonsense Gal has created The Sky Lounge, a place to spread music and inspiration! Please check out her wonderful blog and this wonderful place to meet and greet fellow bloggers!

Inspired Beacon

"One good thing about music when it hits you, you feel no pain." — Bob Marley “One good thing about music when it hits you, you feel no pain.” — Bob Marley

Welcome to the official opening of The Sky Lounge @ CommonSenseGal.com 🙂
The Sky Lounge is a great place to come hangout, be inspired and meet and greet.
This lounge also provides another window into my mind, I would like to share with you and invite you to come inside…to share as well.
Though I am originally from Jamaica, in addition to reggae music 🙂 , I have an eclectic taste in music and inspiration…that comes from several places and genres and even from times long before I was born. So I thought I would share it with you, kind of like my musical musings diary.
To allow for listening fun, upliftment and inspiration, I bring you soulful rhythms, heart renderings and more food for thoughts.
Where you can listen to sounds of music, whether in…

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Versatile Blogger Award #3!

I’ve just been nominated for another Versatile Blogger Award! This time I was nominated by Amanpan from Brew N Spew. Thank you so much!

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
  4. Share seven facts about yourself.

 

My Nominees:

1.) Chanel from The Real Life/Real Talk

2.) Becky from In Becky’s Head

3.) Mel from ‘Enability’ Blog

4.) Abbie Lu from Café Book Bean

5.) Jade from Jade Moore and Letters to the Mind

6.) Jen from The Anxiety Chronicles

7.) Caitlin from Confessions of an Anxious Mom

8.) Kaylaa from Commonsense Gal

9.) Swetha from BODHI

10.) Saloni from Vintage Sapience

11.) Kristen from Pride in Madness

I know I didn’t nominate 15 bloggers, but I’ve already nominated a lot of people for this award and others lately. If you’d like to see if you’ve been nominated by me before for The Versatile Blogger Award, please click here!

Facts

1.) I’ve been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix. I never thought I’d like it, but I do!

2.) I once won an award for jump roping in school. I think I got third place or something…?

3.) I once had an article written about me in my high school newsletter.

4.) I took three years of Spanish in college (which is too many if you ask me. I wasn’t too good at it! I’m okay at the vocab, not so much with the grammar!)

5.) I once had a poem published in an anthology

6.) I just recently started reading ghost/horror books.

7.) My dad has every one of Stephen King’s books but I’ve only completely read a few of his short stories. I hate to say this, but I find his writing slightly overrated. Not so much his ideas, but his writing style. Then again, I never read many of his books. Speaking of Stephen King, I’ve seen (and love) the movies and TV Shows: The Dead Zone, The Langoliers, and Storm of the Century. I also like Shawshank Redemption. Also, I love the show Haven (which according to my dad is very loosely based off of The Colorado Kid).

What Writing Means To Me

Today I’m going to write another post that’s not directly related to anxiety. However it is related to something really important to me: writing.

I know that the title of this post sounds like a typical assignment that an English teacher might give, but I really feel like talking about writing today and what it means to me.

I think the significance of writing has changed over time. When I was younger, I just liked writing poems, stories, and my thoughts because it was fun. It was mainly just because I liked creating things. Plus, I loved (and still do love) reading and so I wanted to share my own poems, songs, and stories and hopefully one day be an author.

It wasn’t until my anxiety came along that I really started writing in terms of trying to help both myself and others. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I had tons of journals and diaries when I was younger and I wrote to help myself figure out things about myself and the world around me, but I didn’t really write for others. However, once I discovered that I could not only help myself, but other people that deal with similar issues, I really started to sink my teeth into it and enjoy it.

This brings me to something else. Writing means communication and connection. I’ve met so many wonderful people through blogging and writing. I never expected so many people to go through what I do in terms of anxiety and I never expected so many people to enjoy my writing. Also, I honestly didn’t expect to meet so many people through here, let alone so many wonderful people.

I really do love writing. I must say that I don’t really remember a time when I wasn’t writing. It might sound cliche, but it’s true. I remember this one time I was out with my mom and I was narrating what I was doing in my head. It was almost like I was Lucas from One Tree Hill when he’s narrating what’s going on in the beginning of the show. I think that just goes to show how much reading and writing means to me.

I think when you find something meaningful that you love to do, that you should use it in the best possible way. I hope that through my words, I can inspire as many people that have inspired me and maybe even more. I hope that I can not only be a good writer in terms of writing good stories and poetry, but also in terms of writing on here.

I just wanted to write about how much writing means to me. I think it deserves its own post!

*I’d like to dedicate this post to my dad. I believe that I got my talent as a writer from him.

**I’d also like to thank The Seeds 4 Life and Battle of Mind for continuing to allow me to submit posts! It means so much to me to be a part of your blogs! For anyone who hasn’t checked these sites out, please do!

The Honor Challenge

Please check out this amazing challenge posted by Abbie!

Of A Life Less Ordinary

You Are Special print (charcoal)
What if we reached out and honored people regularly.


Treating people with Importance, Respect, and Kindness should not be reserved for “Special” days…

What if every day we treated people like it was their birthday.
Called them up, sent a nice message, acknowledged them, took them to coffee or lunch, gave a smile and/or a compliment…

How would it be if our words and actions reflected that we cared about whether or not they felt important and valued!

Challenge: Pick a person, and for an entire week really treat them special, as if it was genuinely their birthday. Do this full-heartedly, but don’t mention the challenge to them or others. The Honor Challenge
Note: This is not necessarily about material gifts but a frame of mind, words, and actions (outreach.)4447

I wonder how relationships and/or self-esteem will be affected…

Please spread this challenge and Share your experiences here with me! The Honor Challenge

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Progress Update

So I know I haven’t written my own post in a couple of days. I’ve been finding a lot of great posts on other blogs and I felt the need to share them. Anyway, I’ve been exercising and facing some of my fears on a consistent basis and I’ve definitely seen some improvement!

I know that sometimes it can be difficult to practice consistently. Sometimes we feel lazy, tired, or we just feel under the weather. However, it’s really important that we stay on track and that we continue to do what helps us!

Yesterday I had a brief moment when I didn’t feel like practicing. Then I remembered how I’ve been doing a little better and how I don’t want to return to how I was previously. This reminded me how much exercising and practicing helps with making progress and I continued to do so.

I know that I’ve been doing better in some areas because I’ve been practicing and exercising more. If you’re doing well with facing your fears and you feel like you don’t want to keep at it, remember the benefits of never giving up and remember what it feels like to go back to when you weren’t feeling as well. You can get through your anxiety! You just have to keep facing your fears and practicing!

 

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