Daily Prompt: Pep Talk

Looking at today’s daily prompt spurred a sense of irony for me today as I am the one who is in need of a pep talk lately. I’ve been in a miserable funk for the past few days and am in dire need to escape it. So maybe this daily prompt will break it.


To myself:

Over the past few months you have been through a ton of shit. However, you have not only managed to pick yourself but on more occasions than not you are a happy person. I am proud of the way you have progressed and grown through this difficult time. Yes, there are bad days but deep down you know life is still pretty good and you’ll make it through. Be conscious of this strength! It is something to be so proud of.

Also, I just want to remind you that HE was is not worth any more thoughts or tears. You guys had your run and you WERE happy. HE did love you and the times you shared were meaningful, so don’t concentrate on negating everything because of the way he changed in the end. Everyone saw the raging douche bag he transformed into, but you got out and forced him to stay out. You know you don’t want him in your life, because he would be blocking the way for anyone of true importance to step in.

You are a great person. You’re smart, loving, funny, caring, friendly, responsible and a achiever, amongst many other positive qualities. You’re going to get so much out life and become an even better person. So smile before you go to sleep tonight. And remember: Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life!

Whenever you’re feeling down come back and read this. And to anyone else that may be feeling the same way as me, just a little down lately, feel free to use my pep talk for yourself. Everyone in the world is beautiful in their own way and has a reason to be here. So smile about that 🙂






Seven words to live by

Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SEVEN.


I’ve never done a daily prompt but I guess it’s a good place to start tearing down my writer’s block. So here goes nothing.

First off, I am wondering in what sense to take this. Should I pick seven words that have meaning me? Or maybe a line that is important to me. In that case, I could go with the mantra of my blog and choose something like: Life is what you make of it. But if I chose seven words that would encompass that same line I would choose discover, creativity, love, forgiveness, music, dream and family.


Discover because there is so much in the world to see, and you need to find it to discover yourself.

Creativity because everyone needs an outlet whether to express them self, whether it be through drawing or stand up comedy.

Love because there is not enough of it in this world, and there never can be.

Forgiveness because every one makes mistakes and no is perfect, and holding grudges only hurts.

Music because it encompasses every single person in this world based on experience, mood, style, culture, memories, you name it and music can encompass it.

Dream because they having goals, ideas, thoughts, etc will push you to complete them and satisfy an inner being.

Family because generically you choose your friends not your family (even though I’ve learned you choose your family because but more importantly because they are the people that shaped you, no matter the experiences you’ve had.


These are the elements that I am trying to incorporate into my life every day. These are the things that I am trying to build my life around and convey to the world as aspects of my life. So do take with it what you want.