Friday, June 24, 2011

An Idea

I have an idea.

Sitting here in the middle of my bedroom, the carpet a little on the scratchy side, I have been thinking. My face has been burned from the sun - probably because I continue to pursue a tan- and this has left me worn out and quite sleepy after a long day.

I'm calm. I'm mellow. I'm tired.

It is in moments such as this, when I allow my mind to 'do it's thing'. It wanders. My mind escapes the continual rhythm of day to day life. It begins to search and explore possibilities, notions, dreams, and above everything else my brain easily manufactures ideas.

But it is when I allow my brain to break further than just wandering, when these ideas are distributed throughout the realistic part of me. And that is when I begin to figure out a way to make these 'ideas'  come to life.

No, I don't want to disclose exactly what my idea is. But, I thought I'd take the first step by revealing the simple statement - "I have an idea."

I'm sure I'll explain further. For now, I think I am going to go to sleep.

My challenge to you: Don't hinder your mind from wandering. Let it loose for a little while, and maybe you'll even allow an idea to be planted. Then, go to sleep and set your ideas loose to morph into a dream. When you wake up, you just might find yourself with a vision or a goal. And the best part is, it's all your own.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Video!

Hello again!

Two posts in one day? From me? Unreal! But, it's happening, so savor the moment.

Well, this will be short, but I wanted to share something with you all (: On the 9th of this month, I gave the presentation for my senior project to a group of people eating little desserts. It went quite well, I have to say. All three of us - yes, our graduating class was three- did wonderful! Christina started up a business selling hair accessories, and Evan recorded a song he wrote and made a music video. And I- little Taylor Renae- presented a video I made for the book I am writing.

I just had to share it with all seven of you. (:

Here is the video. It is the very first page of my book, titled "Unbroken"


Hello Friends. (:

Well, here I am again. I'm pretty sure that there is always an insanely large amount of time between my blog posts. BUT, I'm happy to say that I have come back. No, I did not abandon you.

I was talking with a very dear friend a few weeks ago. (Going to coffee with her in a few hours actually, woot!) She said something to me that kinda stung, to be honest. It was one of those things that I know was good, yet I wasn't really enjoying it. It's like the words she said resembled rubbing alcohol or something. It's good for the ailment... but dear Lord, it stings!!

She started by informing me of how bummed she was that I rarely ever post on my blog. So of course, in my brain, I'm thinking "Oh yay, she enjoys my blog." Cool? No. She finished by reminding me of a promise I had made to my trusty followers - that I would post a certain amount of times during the week. Do I even post once a week? Nope. Once a month? Hmm, maybe.

She said "Taylor, it's important for you to be a woman of your word."

And ya know what? That is very true. It seems like I try so hard to be honest and trustworthy with the big things. But how easily did I forget that something as simple as making a promise to the people who read my blog was just as important.

Well, summer is here. I have officially graduated High School and in just a few months I will be a college student. I am free from homework for these next few months. This is not only great because I don't exactly enjoy homework, this is super awesome because this gives me absolutely NO EXCUSE to leave my poor little blog naked for such a long time. She gets cold.... and feels awkward. Especially when you all look at her.

Look, that's me!
So. This is my ending. Which is also the part where I give a little challenge. My challenge for you all, is to look at yourself. (Normally I tell you to do this, but just pretend its new) Is keeping your promises and being trustworthy important to you? If it is, are you just focusing on the big things, or do the little things mean just as much? These next few days keep a close eye on how you are a woman or man of your word. And if you are a lazy blogger like me, go post something for goodness sakes!