What I’m up to!

Hi!! So here’s my deal with “something new.” I really really really really REALLY want to learn how to play an instrument. The problem is I would love to play them all! From brass instruments, to string instruments, percussion, woodwind instruments…. I love them all but I especially LOVE music in general. I secretly play my daughters piano she left behind when she moved back to the West Coast….. Yup Papoose I sure am!

* Papoose is my daughters nickname her grandparents gave her.

Hopefully I can play beautiful music with my mandolin I will be picking up this week….. Yes I chose the mandolin.Why?

Well, why not?? I understand it’s not a “popular” instrument but it’s a beautiful sounding instrument. Chris Thile is an outstanding mandolinist. His music is breathtaking….. well at least to me. If you havent heard of him, look him up. He’s worth looking into! You may of heard of Nickel Creek? Chris Thile plays mandolin in that band as well as The Punch Brothers.

Did you know that the mandolins evolved from the lute family in Italy? during the 17th-18th centuries? I find that fascinating.

So, It’s a stretch for me to think that I could actually learn to play like Chris Thile but hey, I must have goals! LOL!! But seriously, I do hope to learn well enough to play for the Hospice patients I visit on a weekly basis. That is my true goal. I believe music is a powerful healer even for those facing death. It will not “heal” them physically however, it will heal the heart.

So wish me luck! I’m going to soon start my journey of mandolin playing. I will keep you posted as to how I’m doing:-)

“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.” William Christopher Handy

“For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one— reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called Taekwondo. Teach myself something new– that’s my prayer.” Sonu Nigam

” I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.” Fred Allen

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Learning something new

I’m trying to broaden my horizon’s and learn something new that’s pretty much out of my comfort zone. This is NOT an easy feat for me, and I feel like many of you out there share my fears.

What are those fears? Well for one, there’s that fear of looking like an ass for attempting something that I possibly shouldn’t be? But than I ask myself, “Why should I give a crap what people think?” I guess it’s human nature to have those thoughts. I mean, no one really wants to be laughed at, rejected, or fail. However, it’s all apart of life and from those “not so wonderful” experiences can come growth. I like to think that perhaps something good will come of “failed attempts.” On the flip side I just may find a new hobby, a new joy!

Lately I’ve been stagnant, tired of the same old daily routine. Same workouts, same breakfast, same walking path, same same same same and same thing every day. It’s time for a change. I’m going to learn something new. It will be way out of my comfort zone as I mentioned earlier, and I will fill you in on what it is in my next post! I think I know what I’m going to try, but I cant say till I’m absolutely sure! Yikes! I’m freaking out now. LOL!

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” Bruce Lee

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” Samuel Johnson

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You

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Cold in May!

I’m sorry but this is bull****!! It’s crazy that I have to turn the heater on in MAY!! What happened to Spring?

Sorry for the “rant” but thank you for allowing me to do so….. I mean, at least I can get my frustrations out with this blog post.:-)

I miss the warm sun and  80 degree weather but I’ll take  70 please! I woke up this morning and the temperature was 48! I got to thinking, “So maybe the desert wasn’t so bad after all.” Thank God Florida isn’t such a long plane ride.

I’m making it my goal to find a”hide away get out of the cold dream place” to escape the winter and sporadic cold fronts that sneak up on spring! If there is anything that annoys me the most and puts me in the worse mood its being COLD.

I do enjoy the seasons but when winter runs into spring and decides it wants to be “Autumn” for a few days, It’s time I find an “escape.”

Now to figure out how I can make it a reality. It’s  not going to be easy but damn it, I am making it a top priority!

Thanks for listening!!

“Nothing burns like the cold.” George R.R. Martin

“The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.” Benjaimin Alire Saenz.

“It’s to cold outside for angels to fly.” Ed Sheeran

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you

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New Favorite Quotes

Every now and than I like to share some of my favorite quotes that have made some sort of impact on my life. Some just make me smile! Most recently, a few new ones I add to my favorites.

Do you have  any that has caused you to reevaluate or even appreciate something in your life? Here are a few of mine;

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has done.” Billy Graham

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” Dave Barry

“God measures people by the dimension of humility and not by the bigness of their achievements or the size of their capabilities.” Billy Graham

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” Walter Bagehot

“All my life I thought air was free, until I bought a bag of chips.” Anonymous

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Getting personal

Blogging about your “personal” life can be scary yet also exhilarating in some weird way. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on this….. How much is to is to much? Does it really matter to readers how much information “I” or anyone puts out there in cyber world? I’m curious what you want to know, or if you even care!

A part of me feels the need to protect what is pretty dang personal. I reflect on my life to present and honestly, I have always been an open book when I should’ve kept my mouth shut! Sometimes the information you put out there can easily go against you (haters,haha). I feel as though I’m pretty personable when in conversation with someone, but as I age I can be a bit “arms length” until I get to know the person better.

So! What do you all think? What do you want to know? What are you interested in hearing about? Personal or nothing personal at all, EVER.

“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” Amy Jo Martin

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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Boring

I don’t like being bored. I don’t like being stagnate. I don’t like not being able to check things off my list of “to do’s”. I don’t like WINTER….that said, I hate being f-ing cold!

There, now that that’s off my chest I do feel a little better. I will elaborate a bit. I’m bored when I feel stuck. I made it from point A to point………. G.

“Z’ is a long way from where I am. I’m often frustrated with my own thoughts. I should be further along than I actually am with my life’s pursuits. Than reality always slaps me in the face to remind me that it’s baby steps and a lot of trial and error. As long as I’m making an effort to pursue SOMETHING, well something  is better than just “anything” right? OK, OK…. So what is my “something”? So far, real estate is a plan. I have always been interested in real estate. I do enjoy the home & garden shows and when changing up channels on the TV I always stop when I get to a “House for Sale” show. Yes, I am aware that it is more than taking an interest in something that will make me a “success”. I may be in lala dream land at times but that is where I begin. Starting with an interest, dreaming about the possibilities which than leads to many ideas, which than leads to the hard part…… ACTION.

Sometimes checking things off my list of to do’s will take longer than I would want, but I need to congratulate myself for where I am in the process. As long as I keep pushing forward and give my 100% I must be content with the process no matter how long it takes to get to “Z”. I have small goals and pretty darn big ones!!

I do remind myself that somethings may need to be crossed off the list, but not unless I give my one hundred percent. Failure is reality but so is Success.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

 

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One day at a time

Success is not over night….. trust me! Anyone who has ever reached there goal, no matter what there goal is, had to work hard to achieve it. It may seem that it was over night but I can assure you it’s not. Any goal I successfully attained was with hard work and determination. It took years to make my dream come true. Now here I am, at the beginning. The start of a new goal. But what? I have so many interests but can not possibly be successful at reaching them all, and some just aren’t realistic. Do you have some of those? To be perfectly honest I’m having a hard time with this. I’m not sure where to begin. I have put my heart and soul into my last career since I was a school girl and 24 years later it’s over. Now what? To be even more honest, I’m scared. I’m afraid of failure. Sounds silly even when I type it. I have failed at a lot of things in my life but for some reason “failure” is like the plague to me…… I avoid it at all costs. However, I know  I must risk failure if I want to succeed at anything. It’s inevitable.

SOOOOOOOOO I begin, ideas, planning, than action! One day at a time!!

Sounds simple but I know that your aware it’s NOT. First, deciding what other passion I can actually make a living in….. hmmmm? The million dollar question.

I will keep you posted:-)

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s hope and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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