Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 27: Talk about something that you really, really, really love about yourself.

Happiness is a form of courage...I'm going to be honest here and say, when I first seen this as the prompt for today's blog post...I really didn't know what I was going to write about.

Honestly, there is nothing that I really, really, really love about me. Yeah, I think I'm a good person with a lot to offer the world but I don't really have anything that I want to brag about.

The reason for that is because of how I'm feeling right now as I write this. I'm feeling pretty low right now because of what I just found out this morning.

Normally, I shy away from Facebook creeping but today my curiosity got the best of me and yes, curiosity really does kill the cat. I found out that two girls that were fake friends of mine in high school, both of whom, were both mentally and physically grotesque in terms of appearance and personality, have found true love.

One has a boyfriend. And the other is married.

Now, I'm not frowning on the idea of getting married young because there are some people I knew in high school who are married now, and anyone could have seen it coming.

Yet, it's these two girls finding boyfriends/ and or husbands that irks me mostly because they aren't nice. And me, well, I consider myself to be one of the nicest girls any girl or guy will ever meet and I'm still single.

What has the world come to?

So, I got to thinking after I teared up for a good ten minutes, that I think what I really, really, really love about myself is the fact that I never give up.

Yeah, I'm single and a relationship virgin but that doesn't make me any less attractive or lovable.

It just means that God is still needing me to be single to finish a few things for him first before I ride off into the sunset with my prince charming. For instance, I know I'm meant to graduate from college first before I find love. I believe I'm supposed to finish writing and publish One Last Breath before I find love, and I think I'm supposed to buy my own car and my own house before I find love.

So, as you can see, I have a lot of unfinished business left to handle before I invite someone into my life.
This is why I'm open to idea of just being friends with guys because right now, the only one I want to answer to is God and myself.

I'm just a 22 year old girl on a mission to change the world before I ever let love change my life again.

And who knows, maybe after being so busy with all these things, I may even realize I'm ok with not riding off into the sunset with any man and just being happy with getting a tan.

     Until then, this is my confession regarding any loneliness that tries to creep into my mind and make me doubt God's great plan for my life: So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God for he cares about what happens to you.-1 Peter 5: 6-7, NLT

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 26: Name a song that makes you cry every time you hear it and why

Happiness is a form of courage...Alright so, music is something I'm very much in love with because it's words put to metered rhythm. That in itself just sounds romantic, doesn't it?

Songs have a very simple way of saying exactly what we ourselves sometimes cannot which is why a lot of the world has a huge admiration for singers and songwriters because it takes a very skilled artist to be a songwriter and even more so, a singer.

There is a good amount of songs that make me feel some type of way or emotionally moved.

Some of these songs are:

1. Stay by Hurts
2. Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray
3. Flattery by Aly and AJ
4. Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
5. The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets
6. Someone Like You by Adele
7. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
8. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
9. Dark Paradise by Lana Del Ray
10. Somebody's Heartbreak by Hunter Hayes

There are a thousand more songs that I cannot list because it would literally take me forever to list them all but you get the idea...

The song that makes me cry every time I hear it is definitely Warrior by Demi Lovato.

This song, which I will show you the lyrics to in a second, is a very deep, heartfelt song written by Demi about some of the battles she's faced and why.

A lot of the battles she's faced are battles I've faced as well. Not all exactly the same but similar in nature. For example, I've been abandoned. I also grew up with a dad who wasn't always around because he was trucking over the road for sometimes months at a time. My dad missed my high school graduation and that's something that lives with you and haunts you whether you like it or not. I may not always agree with everything my dad does or says but I still love him and he's still my biological father and I always want to know he is proud of me, whether I express it or not. Sometimes it feels as though I do everything I know to do and it still isn't enough for anyone but God. This is why I've now learned to live to please God but not people because living for people is basically living a lie.

This is a story that I have never told
I gotta get this off my chest to let it go
I need to take back the light inside you stole
You're a criminal
And you steal like you're a pro

All the pain and the truth
I wear like a battle wound
So ashamed, so confused
I was broken and bruised

Now I'm a warrior
Now I've got thicker skin
I'm a warrior
I'm stronger than I've ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
I'm a warrior
And you can never hurt me again

Out of the ashes, I'm burning like a fire
You can save your apologies, you're nothing but a liar
I've got shame, I've got scars
That I will never show
I'm a survivor
In more ways than you know

Cause all the pain and the truth
I wear like a battle wound
So ashamed, so confused
I'm not broken or bruised

'Cause now I'm a warrior
Now I've got thicker skin
I'm a warrior
I'm stronger than I've ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
I'm a warrior
And you can never hurt me

There's a part of me I can't get back
A little girl grew up too fast
All it took was once, I'll never be the same
Now I'm taking back my life today
Nothing left that you can say
Cause you were never gonna take the blame anyway

Now I'm a warrior
I've got thicker skin
I'm a warrior
I'm stronger than I've ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
I'm a warrior
And you can never hurt me again

No oh, yeah, yeah

You can never hurt me again

For more of my deep emotional wounds and demons, be sure to be the first to buy One Last Breath when it hits bookstore shelves sometime very soon.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 25: Describe a moment when you "paid it forward." What happened and how did it feel?

Happiness is a form of courage...I've always liked helping others. I was just raised to be kind and considerate. Which, in turn, led me to start volunteering. I started out volunteering at my local library and at my old elementary school. Both experiences really gave me that feel-good feeling but they weren't enough. Then, I signed up to be an altar server at my local Catholic church. After this, I volunteered for a few times at a nursing home. The last place I volunteered was my old elementary school in a kindergarten class, reading to the kids and helping them learn to read, as well as secretarial tasks given to me by the teacher. It was very eye-opening.

Yet, my favorite "pay it forward" moment was the first year I started giving money to charity from my book proceeds. Now, every year, at Christmas time, I give to charities (most of which are listed under the section ---->>>> DONATE NOW to your right) in order to start the new year on a positive. Since my book proceeds don't always cover enough, I started saving lose dollars and change in a cup and at the end of the year, I count it up, my mom rolls up all the coins, and we bring it to the bank in order so I can donate it. Last year, I saved a total of $40.

A lot of people ask me if I have bills for school and struggle to sometimes buy my textbooks, why do I save money in a cup and give it away when I should be using it on myself? Well, I figure that that girl or boy with progeria, a little two year old fighting a rare form of brain cancer, or even that premature baby who is struggling for dear life obviously needs it more than me. Yeah, I have problems but they are minuscule compared to the problems people like that are facing. Plus, it's a biblical principle of seed, time, and harvest. You sow a seed (money, clothes, toys, time, kind words), give it time and keep having faith, and before you know it, God will reward you with a harvest. He promises those who keep the faith in this principle a thirty, sixty, or one hundredfold return on all the seeds you sow. Basically, I bless others and God blesses me or I take care of others and God takes care of me.

Speaking of paying it forward, one of my favorite musicians, Justin Bieber, posted a video today about his life-changing trip to Guatemala. Check it out!

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 24: If you could relive ONE day of your life, what would it be? And would you change anything?

Happiness is a form of courage...Before I get to the day I would relive, let me say that I didn't make it to Disney this morning. Mostly because I was up all night with a stomachache. I think it was the cottage cheese I had yesterday but it might have been the coke slurpee, or both. I wouldn't have such a sensitive stomach if it weren't for having tons of unnecessary antibiotics in the hospital. I'm doing ok now. You can thank Tums for that. The only reason I couldn't take the Tums last night is because it interferes with my thyroid medication. So, no, I didn't get to visit Mickey Mouse today but I'm spending the rest of the day catching up on some tv via Hulu.

Relive one day of my life? Ok, this is really hard. I think the day I would chose would be August 20, 2012 because that was the first day of the rest of my life. It was the day I was released out of the hospital. It was also a very happy day because everyone was so happy for me that I finally was getting out and returning back to real life. I think I would have spent it cherishing each moment instead of wasting it being uber-impatient for my release. I would have thanked Miguel (my nurse in ICU) for all he did for me. I also would have just been grateful to be alive and not be over-concerned in which of my friends were going to visit me as soon as I got home. I also would have asked my friend to come alone to my house instead of bringing someone I could care less for into my home, and who could care less for me and only wanted to come to my house to see how good I lived.

Yet, I can't relive this day or any other so I'm grateful for all they have taught me so far. If you want to read about some of the life lessons I've learned in my new year of life, read them here.

Just like not going to Disney because I was sick, you can't regret what didn't happen or what should have happened, you just must learn from your mistakes, and realize: Life Goes On.♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 23: Talk about a moment when you got annoyed with a married friend, a person in a relationship, or a person with kids (Be honest! No judgment!)

Happiness is a form of courage...Well, I tend to get annoyed easily when my single friends become no longer single because as soon as they get a boyfriend, I feel like I'm no longer needed or wanted as their friend.

They always choose their boyfriends over me. Not that I blame them entirely but I vow that whenever I finally get into that relationship that I've been waiting my whole life for, I won't forget I have friends. In fact, I will invite them to hang out with my boyfriend and I because a boyfriend or someone you date, in my opinion, is just a glorified friendly friend.

The moment that first came to mind when I seem this prompt on Mandy's 30-Day blog challenge was the time last year when I really wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom with one of my friends and at the very last minute, she decided to go home and be with her boyfriend only because she felt like it wasn't fair to her boyfriend, who had never been to Disney, that she won't get to experience it with him.

Selfishly, I was all like, Hello? What about me? 

Thankfully, I had invited more than one friend to spend the day in the Magic Kingdom with me and we had a blast but I was still bummed that my friend did that to me last minute.

I never ever want to be that clingy of a girlfriend or even a wife, and I don't think I will be simply because I enjoy my alone time as much, if not more, than the time I spend with others.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 22: What fictional character in a movie, tv show, or book do you identify with and why?

Happiness is a form of courage...I was going to do a character in a book but since I've read a lot of books and have related to a lot of characters in them, I'll do my favorite character of all time, Napolean Dynamite.

I remember the first time I watched Napolean Dynamite. I remember not even laughing at anything in the movie and just sitting with my family and we all looked at each other like what is this?

Then, I gave it another try two days later. This time when I watched it I paid more attention to the subtle details in each scene and I finally got most of the jokes. Now, this is my ultimate favorite movie. I watch this movie when I'm sick, when I'm feeling sad, and just because only because it's seriously a genius comedy.

For those of you who live under a rock and have not witnessed this genius comedy indie film, let me give you a little back story. Basically, it follows Napolean Dynamite, a high school aged kid who definitely dances to his own beat. He's definitely different. His brother Kip lives at home with him although he's like 23 or older and he doesn't have a job but talks with women on chat all day. They live at their Grandmother's house. Their Uncle Rico comes to stay with them when their Grandmother gets into a sand dune accident. The grandmother owns a llama named Tina. Around this same time, Napolean is asked to help Pedro Sanchez, a transfer student, become accustomed to the school. They strike up a friendship when they both realize they don't really fit in with the mainstream kids around them. The whole movie is basically a story of one different boy's fight to help his best friend win the school election for class president.

The reason I relate so much to Napolean is not only because I'm different and a non-conformist like Napolean but because I dance to the beat of a different drum, and I'm ok with that, just like Napolean. Yeah, he may not look like he has many friends but Napolean is known throughout the whole school so even though he stands out, he's popular. This is what allows him to help Pedro win the school election. Another reason why I relate with Napolean is because of how good of a friend he is to Pedro. I also like Napolean's taste in music, the fact that he draws ligers, and is obsessed with tater tots and chapstick.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 21: How would you pitch a reality show about yourself? To what network?

Happiness is a form of courage...I don't think I would fit on MTV because they allow too much immoral material on their shows. Plus, that channel is way too secular. I think my reality show would either fit on TeenNick or TLC.

My show would be called Welcome To My Life and it would be a lot like my blog where I talk about what has happened in my life and what I've learned from it. The only thing that would be different is that each episode would be like an extended VLOG where the viewer would get to witness things happening in real time.

My life is incredibly amazing and also very ironic. Some things that occur I'm pretty sure have only happened to me because they are just so strange. Like today for example, I went to mail a letter to Ellen Degenerees harmlessly and when I got to the post office on campus, the lady who works there said that not even half an hour before I came she was thinking of writing a fan letter to Ellen to let her know how much she really enjoys her sense of humor. She told me that my letter was a sign of inspiration for her to write her own letter.

I took it as a sign that Ellen will be blown away by my letter so either way, it's all good.

Are you sold on my reality show yet?

If you were an executive with TeenNick or TLC, would you buy the rights to my show?

If so, comment below.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 20: Describe your most difficult breakup and what you learned from it♥

Happiness is a form of courage...Since I don't really consider my middle school relationships real relationships even though they did teach me things...I'm going to talk about a falling out with a friend and what it taught me. I'll spare the details of why we had a period of falling out, but I did learn a lot during that rather tough season of my life.

1.Your happiness does not rest in the hands of another person.
 I really wanted to date this guy.  I would have actually died in order to say that I was this guy's girlfriend. Isn't that just the most messed up logic you ever heard? Yet, that's what happens when you love someone more than yourself. It makes you a little bit illogical and irrational in your thinking. You think, say, and do things you wouldn't normally do. Yet, I realized the error of my ways and took about a seven month separation from this guy in order to deal with a lot of demons that I never actually dealt with from childhood up to that point. It was a painful separation because this guy is one of my best friends. During this separation period, I realized how strong I had become. I also realized that I didn't need to date this guy in order to be happy. I should just be happy he ever walked into my life at all considering all he's done to change it for the better. So remember that, guys and gals, your happiness is your responsibility. No one else's. You have complete control of your attitude. How you feel does not define how you act. You have to make the choice each and every day, and during each individual situation to choose happiness.

2. Pride can be a relationship killer.

As a Leo, pride is my modus operandi. Basically, everything I do, I do out of pride. One way or another, it's all because I think highly of myself. At least that's what astrology says about Leos. I do agree with this somewhat because sometimes I can take such pride in my work, my friends, my job, or my family, that if people come against them in any way, or even if my friends make decisions that I don't agree with, it usually puts me in a sour mood. Why? Well, because I feel like you should know better than to mess with a proud Lion, or in the case of my friends, I believe they are better than the decision they might have made and it irks me when they can't see it my way. Yet, I realized where this relationship was concerned, my pride was actually pushing this guy away from me instead of pulling him closer. He doesn't like the fact that I can be possessive about my friends sometimes. Sometimes though, a little too much. I realized my mistakes were because of my pretentious pride and I've started being a little less possessive of my friends. I mean, the jungle of life is too big for me to roam it all alone just because I'm too proud to beg.

3. Forgiveness really is a healer.

Another problem with my pride is that it tends to always want to hold grudges against anyone who has wounded it. My pride is a vengeful bitch. haha. I tend to have a lot of patience with people but two things really set off the beast inside:
1. Crossing me out of disrespect
2. Ignoring me, abandoning me, and/or taking me for granted

Like I said, my pride thinks that I'm the greatest person to walk this earth. Yet, I sometimes have to reason with her, and get her to realize that the only way to truly be successful in life is to love yourself enough to humble yourself. Therefore, I get her to see that thinking of others actually is a healer to the mistreatment of others. For example, if someone took me for granted, I go above and beyond to be a friend to anyone I meet because I know what it feels like to have no friends.

The way I dealt with all the demons from childhood and beyond is by writing down all the things I never forgave people for and once I put it in writing, forgiving them became real and I felt each demon leave the safe haven it was calling home in me. Now, I've started doing that whenever someone does something that hurts me, and I also communicate with that person, and it seems that it's working in my favor. My wounds are healing. Sure, I have scars but they are proof that God heals.♥

I am thankful to report that since I was able to learn all this and give the relationship to God for restoration, he restored it in such a way that this friendship is now bringing me such unspeakable joy and I thank God each day for the miracle of bringing my best friend back to me. God is so good♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Day 19: What is something about you that people would be surprised to learn?

Happiness is a form of courage...I see dead people. Yup, you read that right. No, your eyes are not failing you.

It's time you all know about my psychic abilities.

It all started when I was younger. I had imaginary friends just like most little kids do but I realized around the age of ten that these "imaginary friends" were actually spirits of children that had already passed away.

When I was eleven, my grandmother passed away and she was the first family member I had personally known to pass away. I didn't think much of it but I believe because she didn't have much faith, she struggled of where to go after death so I personally know she stayed here on Earth about one month after her passing.

One night, I was home alone working on homework in my Florida room because this is where my "classroom" was set up. I used to teach imaginary students about sixth grade math. (And no, they weren't dead kids. haha). Anyway, I was doing my homework when I looked in the window by my dining room table and sure enough, my grandma was sitting there smiling at me. It freaked me out because it was the first time I realized the people I'd been seeing for most of my life were dead. I called my mom crying. She told me to calm down and just keep doing my homework. After I hung up the phone, I looked in the window again at the place where my grandma had been sitting and of course, she was gone.

It wasn't until I was twelve that my psychic abilities took on new meaning. I started dreaming premonitions. The first ever dream I dreamt that came true was that the boy I liked in the seventh grade was going to ask me out. Yet, in this dream, I found out the date and what I would be wearing the day he did. Sure enough, on March 27, 2004, he asked me out. Not a moment late, and of course, I was wearing the outfit I was fated to wear. Like most couples in middle school back in my day, we didn't last long. Yet, once he broke up with me, two months later, I realized I liked his best friend anyway so I asked him out. Relationships end up teaching you a lot about yourself and life.

Since that first dream, I've had many premonitions and psychic occurrences. Yet, they no longer freak me out. I welcome them.

Recently, I dreamt of the Southwest plane crash that took place on July 22, 2013. I had the dream early Friday morning and mentioned it to my mom. I didn't dream that the plane would have a bumpy landing in Laguardia, NY but instead the plane in my dream which was blue and red ended up having to land in the empty lot next to my house. The people all had to be evacuated from the plane but no one died. One couple in the dream kept mentioning NY to me. Then, Monday night after watching the Bachelorette, this came on my local news: Laguardia, NY Southwest Rough Landing♥ My mom just looked at me in awe.

I also have an inkling when a friend or family member or even one of my dogs needs me when I'm not near them. I usually either have a sense and suddenly have an intense feeling of missing that person or I dream of that person. So, if you need me, for anything know that I will constantly dream of you until that need is met. haha.

I generally don't consider my psychic ability a gift because it's not my talent like someone like The Long Island Medium or Allison Dubois but I do enjoy knowing about things in order to be able to prevent bad things from happening. I believe that anyone can be psychic if they really hone in on it because it's all about activating that part of the brain that scientists really consider "the sixth sense." To be psychic, I think you just have to have an incredible faith in the unseen.

So, now you know my secret. If you have any questions about psychic abilities or want to know about other dreams I've had, comment below.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 18: If you could have a conversation with yourself in high school, what would you say?

Happiness is a form of courage...

Dear Chelsea,

You made it to the big time. High school. Don't you just love the smell of the place? Me either.

Yeah, well, you are the first class of the IB program at Gulf High School so there will be a lot of pressure on you. From your parents, from the faculty, especially from that rather military like dictator named Dr. Lepley.

Don't let it get to you. You can do this!

Also, do not spend all of high school constantly gushing about Ryan Sheckler. Girls can get catty. I'm just saying.

Only about five of the friends you make at this school and in this program will keep in touch with you after this, so go ahead:

Dance like a slut to Britney Spear's "Gimme More" at your sophomore year homecoming. If the guy you like sees you, just keep dancing. He's probably just impressed that a white girl at this school can actually dance.

Take drama and pursue your dream of being in a stage production. If your parents said you can act, chances are they weren't lying.

Do not write I heart Mr. Fine on your hand before the football game because Andrew might see. He was planning on asking you out, dummy.

You will end up getting dropped from the program your senior year. Sure, it's a new school but you should make the most of it. At least you'll have more free time.

For crying out loud, join a club.

Stop letting people's opinions of you hold you back. You're better than that.

Most of all, you should just keep spreading the love like my friend Toppy Nikci: I LOVE YOU
 Homecoming Sophomore year

 1st book signing when a few of my friends came to support me...junior year♥

 My senior picture♥ 

 Drama class Senior year♥

 I did it, baby! '09 is oh so fine!♥

High school can be a tricky place but the key is to just enjoy it because it's over before you know it and you don't ever get to go back nor will you want to because you'll find after high school there is something even greater on the horizon: COLLEGE♥

And that is where you will shine and become all that you were meant to be.

Never give up.

Love me,
Chelsea DeVries♥

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day 17: What are your spiritual beliefs and how do they impact your relationships/relationship status?

Happiness is a form of courage...My spiritual beliefs started basically in childhood where I was an active member of the Catholic Church. I attended Cathechism, made my Holy Communion, at the age of twelve I made my confirmation, I was an altar server for four or five years. Yet, my faith wasn't awakened until I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and I did that all on my own at the age of thirteen at an Easter play production put on a by a local Christian church. After that, the Catholic Church just didn't feel alive enough for the faith I could see burning inside me.

    From about the age of fourteen to the present day, I've declared myself a non-denominational Christian simply because I solely have faith in Jesus Christ. I believe every word in the Bible has power to change lives, circumstances, and people. This is where my faith lies. Solely in this belief.

My spiritual beliefs are everything to me simply because Jesus saved my life more than once. Actually, he really saves it on a day to day basis because he always finds a way to make me smile and remind me of my purpose and that I was made for so much more than just simply living to please myself.

Today, I was struck by the beauty of a song. What was the song? Live for the One I Love by Celine Dion.

Here are the lyrics to this gorgeous song.

"Live For The One I Love"

A million stars light
This beautiful night
This is not a night to die
Let me sing and dance
Beneath the sky
I have such love to give
I want a chance to live

For the one I love
As no one has loved
Asking nothing in return

Free free to find my way
Free to have my say
Free to see the day

Be like I used to be
Like a wild bird free
With all of life in me

For the one I love
As no one has loved
Asking nothing in return

Though this world tears us apart
We're still together in my heart
I want the world to hear my cry
Even if I have to die
Love will not die
Love will change the world

For the one I love
As no one has loved
Asking nothing in return

I'll love until love wears me away
I'll die and I know my love will stay
And I know... I know my love will stay

Basically, it's just a song about living to love. Which I believe is my ultimate purpose.

Yet, what I'm struggling with most today is the idea that I live to love but I'm still waiting for anyone to show me that I am loved.   I just finished a Joel Osteen teaching and he said something to remind me that no matter if people I love don't understand why I selflessly live to love people, I'm doing the right thing:

God places people in your path just for you to be a blessing to them. When you serve others, you are serving God. When you do it for them, you are doing it for Him. Don't look for people to pay you back. You're not doing it for people; you're doing it for God. -Joel Osteen♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Day 16: If you planted a time capsule right now of your life to be opened in 20 years, what would be in it?

Happiness is a form of courage...OMG! This is going to take a lot of thought and of course I waited until 11 at night to start this...

Definitely photos of my closest friends and my three dogs.

A photo taken with a Polaroid camera right before we buried the time capsule.

A list of my favorite movies, tv shows, and musicians.

Which I will gladly list right now: (10 ea.)

Favorite Movies
1. Napolean Dynamite
2. Perks of Being a Wallflower
3. Peter Pan (the one with Jeremy Sumpter)
4. Titanic
5. The Notebook
6. Malibu's Most Wanted
7. Mean Girls
8. Finding Nemo
9. Street Dreams
10. Save The Last Dance

Favorite TV Shows
1. The Big Bang Theory (Duh!)
2.  The Middle
3. Super Fun Night
4. General Hospital
5. Revenge
6. New Girl
7. Mindy Project
8. Pretty Little Liars
9. How To Rock (discontinued) 
10. Sonny With A Chance (discontinued)

Favorite Musicians (Hella hard since I love everything)
1. Demi Lovato (Duh!)
2. Hunter Hayes
3. Taylor Swift
4. Drake
6. Hot Chelle Rae
7. Michael Jackson
8. Whitney Houston
9. Justin Bieber
10. Francesca Batistelli

A piece of paper that either guesses Justin Bieber or Toppy Nikci will be president 20 years from now. :o

A current issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

A draft copy of what I have so far of One Last Breath.

A picture of the time I met Sean Malto.

That's basically all I can think of. If you think I missed something comment below.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Friday, October 18, 2013


Happiness is a form of courage...
Oh Thank Heavens...someone cares♥

Day 15:Narrate a conversation between you and someone in your life who you never had closure with (a friend, an ex, a family member, etc.)

Happiness is a form of courage...Since I don't have anyone that I haven't made closure with that I care about, I'm going to write from the perspective of a current friend and say things I've wanted to say to them for a while. This friend will remain anonymous.

Dear Friend,

I really feel as if we have grown apart. I think you already planned for this to happen between us because it doesn't look like it's tearing you apart. The reason I feel this way is because you never meet me halfway on your own. You wait for an excuse to come up so you don't have to come and visit me, and even if you do, you don't make time for just me and you. It used to be ninety minute lunches together and now it's a quick hello and goodbye.

My question is: how can you call yourself my best friend if this is how you act toward me? Yeah, you've had a lot of things happen recently that were beyond your control but I wish you would find some positivity and realize that none of this that has happened in your life has or is happening to you, it all happens for you. It happens for you to realize that the only one who can save you from yourself and "getting by" is God.

I've tried and tried to sow the word in your life but it's seed that is thrown to the wayside. You know what God's word says about how to make your life better but instead you constantly want people to feel sorry for you and you continue to complain about your circumstances. Instead of people feeling sorry for you, you're making people annoyed with you because you aren't able to see the forest for the trees any longer. There is no bright side in your supposed dark life.

I blame the people you surround yourself with. And when I say surround, I mean, you basically hide out in your house and stay spending time with the two people who end up dragging you down the most.

I no longer feel sorry for you anymore. I no longer feel much for you anymore since you aren't that good a friend to me, and you are stubbornly ignorant.

I'm just sorry I had to write this in a blog instead of to your face because I just feel like no matter what I say to you, you can't hear me. All you hear is, "Poor me, poor me."

Life really can and will get better, friend. If only you could see it.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 14: Describe the last moment you felt really, truly blissful

Happiness is a form of courage...Hmm, well I've had a lot of truly blissful moments this year and I think that's because I'm just grateful to be alive but let's see, hmmm. Oh ok. Got it.

The last truly blissful moment I had was when I realized I wanted to be a publicist. I've struggled for these past four years trying to figure out what besides a writer I could be. You know, my Plan B.

Yet, my career struggle has been a lifetime thing really. I grew up loving dance so much that I wanted to be a dance teacher. Yet, once I realized that would require me to take even more dance classes when I wasn't flexible enough to begin with, I gave up on that dream.

Most of my childhood, I dreamed of being a teacher. Yet, once I realized being a teacher meant I had to do a lot of public speaking, I gave up on that dream. Plus, I don't really like kids that much (I blame my sisters).

From there I moved on to being a veterinarian because of my best friend Geniveve. Once I realized though that vets usually have to also do surgery on animals, I was no longer all gung-ho about being a veterinarian.

In eighth grade, I was obsessed with Algebra. It was my favorite class. So, from there, I googled careers that involve math and accountant was the first to appear. That was the moment I chose my first college major.

Yet, once in the major, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be, at least for me, anyway. I envisioned myself doing this and I felt like Rose in that scene of Titanic where she's sitting at the dinner table but inside she's screaming like a steam engine, trapped in a life she didn't really want. Yeah, I couldn't see a creative type like me sitting at a desk preparing tax returns and calculating accounts receivable. Plus, I actually wasn't as good at accounting as I was at Algebra so I said goodbye and changed my major to marketing.

Once in marketing, I knew I was in the right field because there is a lot of creative room to breathe in this field, unlike accounting. Yet, I also couldn't see myself just making pitches and writing up IMCs and marketing plans. Mostly, I just wanted to write for a company but write in a PR type of way. I also took one International Hospitality and Tourism class as an elective and realized I loved them because they are easy and we usually end up talking about different countries, different hotels, and/or, Disney. Basically, it's like taking a mini vacation without actual traveling. Since the only place I've ever traveled to was New Jersey, once in an RV and twice by airplane, I like studying other countries and cultures.

Recently though, I was reading the October issue of Seventeen Magazine and Chloe  Grace Moretz was the cover star and who they did an interview with.

I was reading her article and she was talking about she only makes friends with people who are goal-oriented and have dreams. She was talking about different things her friends wanted to do. She said something to the effect of, "Some of my friends want to be writers, publicists, journalists,..."

I knew I heard the word publicist before probably mostly on tv and in the movies (I think The Devil Wears Prada) yet I didn't actually know what it meant to be a publicist.

Google became my best friend and a few minutes later, I knew this was the perfect job for me.

A couple years ago, my best friend Mike ran for executive secretary for school senate and he asked me to be his campaign manager. Not only did Mike get elected, he got promoted to Vice President.

Recently, my best friend Tom started his own Youtube channel and asked me to help him promote his channel and of course, I jumped at the chance. After two months of helping him promote his channel, he has close to 300 subscribers and most of his videos have over 1000 views on Youtube.

Honestly, I don't think it was really my doing that got Mike elected or Tom views on Youtube because I've known their greatness all along but I'm a loyal and supportive friend so I did what I do best: basically be a fangirl. So far, it's worked in my favor.

This is how I know being a publicist is the right career for me. I will eventually be a fangirl to some A-list celebrity or political candidate and I will stop at nothing to make sure their reputation in the public eye is nothing less than gold.♥
Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Day 13: Describe how you met the last person you texted and talk about your friendship/relationship

Happiness is a form of courage...Hmm. Let's see if you would have asked me this yesterday, I would have written a blog about a different person but today, this blog is all about my friendship with Janette.

I met Janette last August when we were roommates and from the moment I met her, she was nothing but nice to me, and we clicked. Of course, then I found out we had a lot more in common than just sharing an apartment. We both had the same taste in movies and she only reads romance novels. We both shared a high intolerance for the food served in the cafeteria on the regular and wished they served Mexican/Spanish food every single day.

We had a lot of fun together (especially when we went to Muvico for movie nights like the Breaking Dawn midnight premiere last year)  and she became a very close friend to me. What I like most about Janette is that she's very chill and mellow but all-around so sweet. She also is very appreciative of the little things so anything you do for her, she never forgets to thank you.♥

Grateful people are great people. I also am very thankful for Janette's friendship because when I was dealing with and trying to overcome my depression she always helped me feel better by laughing with me and giving me a hug if I was upset.

Sadly, this year we weren't able to room together but the reason I had just texted her is because we get dinner still on the nights when she is here and always have fun especially gabbing about all the socially awkward guys I happen to know and always end up being attracted to.

Haha. She just texted me: "We are such rebels lol."  Yep, well stated, Janette.

You and I fight the system but at least we fight together.

Love you and thank you so much for your friendship♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 12: Your Proudest Accomplishment♥

Happiness is a form of courage...I've really been blessed. At the age of fifteen, God placed a dream in my heart and a story in my brain so I knew there was nothing left to do but write it and keep writing it until it was complete.

It all started when I entered the IB program at Gulf High School. I knew I had to write a thesis like paper to graduate from the program so I figured taking creative writing as an elective wouldn't hurt. Once in the class, I realized how much this class was going to change my life. Not only did we have to write pieces of original work even in genres we had never heard of but we also had to read them out loud in front of the class. Talk about facing your fears, right?

Yet, my passion for writing became evident to me in the first assignment I did. And it didn't go away. I just always wanted to write from that moment on. So, when my teacher asked us to write a short story for a contest the school was having, I didn't hesitate to try my hand at it. Yet, the only problem was. The story just kept writing. I wrote it as a short story but anyone that read it could tell it was the beginnings of a longer piece of literary work.

It would end up being the beginning of my first novel Dream Girl and of course, the story just kept going, and Jessica's Choice was born two years later. Some people think I went into writing because I wanted to be famous, and yeah it is the somewhat overshadowed path to fortune and fame. Mostly because writers stay behind the scenes; they aren't like actors or singers, dancers or comedians who get up in front of people or in front of a camera and share their talent.

I'm someone who believes there is no talent too small and personally, I think writing is the greatest gift of all.♥

But, hey, that's just me.

I actually didn't go into writing. Any writer will tell you that your work chooses you. Something will stir inside your mind. A face you don't know. A recollection of something you recently saw. A line from a song. A line from a movie. Something someone said. All these are foundations in which we as writers craft worlds with which no one has yet seen. We build places people only are known to visit in their dreams.

My characters are living breathing people. I've met them all in another dimension that I refer to as my creative space. Sure, they look like people I've met on Earth but there is something different about them and I believe that difference to be the fact that I created them. I gave them a story. I control their fate. And it makes me feel indescribable. Yet, sometimes it can be a burden especially when my character is destined for horrific tragedy.

Yet, without singers, dancers, or actors, our words may never make it upon the main stage, and given proper light so as a writer, I greatly appreciate the talents needed to be a singer, actor, or dancer. I'm also grateful for comedians because without them, I wouldn't have any jokes to use.

Basically, I just want to tell anyone who is reading this right now that it's never too late to live the life you've dreamed of living. Never, never, never give up on a dream even if it doesn't happen overnight. God has perfect timing and if he's given you the grace or talent, he'll also let you know when it's your time to shine.

Even if it isn't yet your time, work on practicing your talent in all ways that you can so that when it is your time to shine, you really do, in fact SHINE.

I'd love to know what some of my reader's dreams are so go ahead and comment below. Maybe I can help you in some way. Either way, never give up for no dream is too small♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 11: My Worst/Funniest/Most Embarrassing Date♥

Happiness is a form of courage... Well, where do I begin. Ha! Truth? I've never actually been on a date but since I know that a date is technically being driven, taken out, and paid for by a guy, I have been on one date so let me tell you about it.

It was not the worst date I've been on but probably the best. Although, I have nothing to compare it to. For me, it was a good date because he took me out, it was one of my best guy friends, and he paid.

We went on a long car ride to the train station in Tampa. We listened to music all the way there although I think I was the only one really listening to the music. We made conversation about general things but the only thing technically constantly interrupting the music and our somewhat smooth transit was the constant GPS updates.

After dropping off the girl who had needed a ride to the train station, we headed to get lunch. Yeah, we went to Wendy's but I was just enjoying the company of the boy in the driver's seat.

We shared an inside joke as we walked through the door and walked up to the counter to order. I was all prepared to pay but he insisted he pay. We never declared it a date so I just smiled when he got all adamant about paying.

After we got our food, we sat down and conversation flowed so smoothly.

One thing I'll never forget is something my friend said to me on this date:

Me: "That girl at the counter keeps staring at me."

Him: Maybe she likes you.

Me: *gives him look like ew, gross*

Him: *laughs* No, not like that. I mean, maybe she admires you.♥

Ever since that day, I'm not so quick to be self-conscious when people stare because you know what? Go ahead and stare. I'm just going to believe that the only reason you are even looking my way is because you admire me. I'm a strong woman of independence and confidence and you admire that about me.

So, no. I've not yet had a date that was so embarrassing and so funny that it became my worst date story.
Yet, I have been on a date that changed the way I see myself so I guess you can now understand why I consider it the best date yet.♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bringing the Family Back Home: Fall Family Festival♥

Happiness is a form of courage... So, it's been a while since I've actually blogged about anything other than being single but I'm here today to change that. If you like any of the posts I have been doing about the single life, tell your friends about them please. The more people I can inspire the better. ♥

It all started Thursday night when my gay best friend Mike came to spend the weekend at Leo for the Festival. He ended up asking me on Monday if he could spend the weekend in my apartment and of course, I said yes! I figured it would be just like a sleepover with my best girlfriend.

He came and ended up dropping his stuff off at my room, and going out at 9 o'clock with his APO brothers. I was fine with it because I was ready for bed since I got up early, finished a ten page marketing analysis, and had worked a four and a half hour shift at the library. The only problem with Mike going out late was that he came back late and I had to get up at 6:45 to get to work by 7:45 to open the library. So, I didn't end up getting a good night's sleep Thursday night.

Yet, Mike and I woke up at 6:45 on Friday morning. Mike was all bright eyed and bushy tailed and I had bags under my eyes and bloodshot eyes. I assume Mike was just excited to be back at his former home.
I went to work and then took my only midterm at 11:30. More about that here:Lions, Tigers, and Midterms...Oh my!

Mike and I got lunch and then we planned to meet back up at seven for the Volleyball game but I ended up taking a 3 1/2 hour nap and not waking up till close to 7 so I didn't make it to the game. He came back and we chilled in my room for a little while although we weren't really hanging out. Then, we had planned to go to sibling game night which was supposed to be in the Apartment Five lobby. When we got there, there was no one around. The Apartment Five lobby was a ghost town. Apparently, Leo decided to change some of the locations of the events for Fall Family Festival without informing anyone. So, we went back to my room after playing Air Hockey and skeeball, and took some pictures.

Aren't we so cute?

Saturday I awaited the arrival of my mom and sister Jamie. I finally got a text from my sister that read "Here Hoe!" and I was overjoyed. I don't think I've ever rushed downstairs that fast in my life. After feeding them and showing them some Toppy Nikci videos we headed downstairs to take some photos and head over to the student talent show, SLU Idol. Without further ado, here's the photos before the story continues:
 Me and little sis is so beautiful♥

 My mom and I are beyond cute. 

 This is my ride or die. ♥

SLU idol was iight but it wasn't like the best talent show I've seen at Leo. My favorite performance was when Gigi and Adeli who were judges did a cover of Lorde's "Royals." So sick! The most entertaining part of the talent show was when some guy named Bill got up and rapped and was so explicit they literally cut his beat and told him to sit down. It was a little rated R for a PG audience at a Catholic school, Bill.♥

My sister, mom, and I all jammed out during this girl who ended up winning 's performance of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home." 

They had to leave early in order to pick up Jayde from work but it was such a lovely visit. Come again soon, family.

After they left, I came back to my room and unpacked my Fall/Winter clothes that my mom had brought me and finished just in time to watch the fireworks out my window. It was awesome!

All in all, it was a great weekend and although it wasn't everything I had expected, I did enjoy getting to see the people that matter the most to me. Although, I can honestly say I'm glad I won't be back for next year's Fall Family Festival.

Until next time remember: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.-Desmond Tutu♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~ 

Day 10: Google the meaning of your name and talk about whether or not it fits you

Happiness is a form of courage...Yes! I love googling myself. Don't you? I mean, let's all be real here. It's just you and me. Who hasn't Googled themselves? It's so much fun to do. Well, I guess it is if people know you. Not so much if the only link that connects to you is your Facebook or Twitter.

This one time, I Googled myself and I found this lady who I never met had used a line from a poem I wrote as a caption for her picture. It was my first moment when I felt like my words mattered to someone and also when I knew that this was my life calling.♥

Anyway, let's find out what Chelsea means according to Google:

My name means Port. Ok, there's not much I can go on there because well, I really don't have a particular passion for boating but I do like the ocean so I guess it fits.

The Soul Number is totally me though. If my blog posts aren't enough evidence of "a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters," then I don't really know what else to say.

The part about me being so caught up in my business and achievements that I neglect my private life and relationships is somewhat true because I just like to do my own thing and I don't really care about whether or not people like me, as long as my words make a difference. I'm a very self-motivated independent woman. I just feel as though I can do bad all by myself, I've not been in need of a man yet. You know what? There is nothing wrong with that.♥

From what I know from my parents, they named me Chelsea because of the area of New York( in case you aren't familiar, Chelsea is a district on the West Side of Manhattan), which is where my Dad or Mom used to work. This is another reason why I believe New York is where my heart is.♥

I would love it if you comment below with the meaning of your name and a little blurb on whether or not it fits you. I want to start a discussion here about names. So go ahead! Get on Google and let me know what you find.

Love Times Infinity,
 God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day 9: Your favorite “weird/funny single behavior”

Happiness is a form of courage...Let's get this out there. I'm a very unique person. If you've known me for a while, you probably caught on to this but if not. Congratulations! You now know I'm weird.♥

I have two single behaviors that I love to do but each are different basically depending where I am:

1. When I'm at school, I like to close the door to my room, blast some real hip-hop dance music, and dance as if I'm putting on a show for an imaginary audience. Yep, you can bet I booty pop. Right now, my favorite songs to dance to are Ball by T.I. ft. Lil Wayne, Boys by Britney Spears, Work B**** by Britney Spears, and Can't Believe It by FLO-Rida ft. Pitbull. There are some nights though that if a soft acoustic song comes on my ipod (especially Celine Dion), I will use the small space I have and start dancing ballet. Last weekend, I started dancing tap to Be My Baby by Leslie Graves. This behavior isn't really new because I've always loved to dance. I took eight years of ballet and seven years of tap so I know a thing or two about choreographing dances and having rhythm. That's why I also was enthralled in sixth grade to sign up to play percussion in the middle school band which I was in for two years. Yes, that means I also know how to play the drums. Growing up, my sisters and I used to choreograph dance shows and put them on for our parents or even visiting relatives. I just always loved how a dance could communicate a whole different language to the people watching it. It was such a cool feeling so although I no longer take dance, I won't stop dancing until the day I die.♥

2. When I'm home, I like to sing songs in an opera style voice mostly to my dogs. I also make up songs about my dogs because I love them so much. Sometimes when I sing my dog Geniveve her song, she will actually dance to it. It's just another way I show them how much I love them. Yeah, it's weird but my dogs still love me so I'm going to keep having my own little opera party with them. I also dance with my dogs. Geniveve and I used to have a choreographed dance that we used to do to Justin Timberlake's Sexyback. Since she can't see as well, we can't really do it anymore but I'm so happy to tell you that Geni still dances every day. If you want to see what I mean, check out this video of her dancing: Geniveve's Hips Don't Lie...yep, that's my best friend right there.♥

So there you have it. The secrets out. So if you happen to live with me or come visit me when I'm all alone and my door is closed and you hear music blasting, know that I'm probably having a dance party.♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Friday, October 11, 2013

Day 8: Five things that are most important to you in a future mate

Happiness is a form of courage...I've been waiting for this blog. You cannot understand how excited I am to write this here goes.

There are countless traits I look for in a mate. I once made a list of about 35 or so but since that time I realized no one is perfect and there is no such thing as a manufactured husband so I've narrowed it down to the ideals that matter most to me (so all you single guys listen up):

1. A Sense of Humor and the ability to make me laugh and to laugh at me. (Because I'm hilarious)♥

Growing up, I learned early on that if you can make anyone laugh, you share an instant connection. Why? Well, laughter is medicine for a broken heart and it actually has been scientifically proven to help sick patients get better, even those with life-threatening illnesses. Therefore, I want to find a man who can make me laugh so hard I cry, who's not afraid to turn the joke on himself, and who laughs at most of what I say unless I tell him his pants are on fire, that probably is a serious statement that he shouldn't just take lightly.♥

2. Friendship/ Loyalty♥

I've always understood that relationships tend to last longer when you get to know someone as a friend first because you already understand each other and most likely, because you know their heart, and can already talk to them with ease, you will eventually see them as beautiful physically too. Plus, friends are more likely to have your best interests at heart so they will go out of their way to make sure you don't get hurt. Being that I'm a loyal Leo, whoever I end up riding off into the sunset with will not ever have to worry about me staying true to them, no matter what. I would expect the same out of my future mate♥

3. Love for God and more importantly Jesus♥

My faith is all I have. It's my life. So, I expect that either my future mate respects that or he himself finds or already has a relationship with Jesus before getting into a relationship with me. I know God is the only true foundation to build any solid relationship on and that is why I stress that whoever I date and then later marry be a born again Christian. I'm also not interested in anyone religious. I want someone who can honestly say he loves Jesus and I can see it in his daily actions.

4. Kind
Ask any of my good friends and this is probably one of the words they would use to describe me. I am not trying to sound cocky but one thing I strive to do daily is love someone even if I don't know that person. Personally, I just try to be an example of God's love. There are so many hurting, helpless people out there. And I'm trying to change that, and the way I know how to do that is by showing people God's love. Therefore, I expect my future mate to be as or more kind than me.♥

5. A Respecter of words
I'm a writer. I'm also an avid reader so I would expect that my future mate if not a writer at least loves to read. People who write and/or read typically have a lot intellectually sound things to talk about which means our conversations won't all be shallow. Fun fact: I actually wrote my first two novels aiming to appeal to guys instead of girls. Why? Well, let me explain. Guys that I knew of in high school didn't seem like they read much and all they ever talked about was girls, sports, and video games. So, I set out to write romance novels for teenage guys because I felt like if they read them, they would have more intellectual conversation pieces and in the process understand what girls want in a guy. My books are also simple to read simply because I know guys who play video games usually don't want to lose too much time to devote to gaming so I made my books almost elementary in depth so that anyone of any age could read it, comprehend it, but still love the suspense of the overall story. It's an innovative concept but it still hasn't caught on yet.

There, now you have it. So any guy out there who has the guts to pursue me should not lack or not understand any of these five things. Yet, I'm not perfect so I in turn don't expect perfection. I just ask for respect and a little understanding.♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 7: Where you are in your life right now vs. where you thought you would be at this point

Happiness is a form of courage...My life right now isn't perfect. Yet, that's the beauty of it all. If you can find contentment in the imperfect, then life isn't as hard as it seems.

Personally, at this point, I would have hoped to have had a boyfriend by now. I mean, what single lady hasn't fantasized about the perfect relationship and probably went even further and had a few guys in mind she'd like to have that perfect relationship with. I mean, there's no denying that I've wanted a relationship so bad in my life that it's all I ate, breathed, thought, and talked about. Yet, you know what I realized. When you want something so bad that you become obsessed with it, that's when God distances that thing from you. Why? Because no PERSON or THING is ever meant to be our main purpose in life. Our main purpose in life is to honor, cherish, and love God and to trust that whatever he has meant for us, he will send our way, and whatever he doesn't have meant for us he will take away. It's all about whether or not that person or thing is MEANT to help us on this journey toward our divine destiny of becoming the person God wants us to be.♥

Therefore, I'm basically ok with that aspect of my life. When the time is right, LOVE will come for me.

Another thing about my life now is that I had wanted to be a successful author by now so I really did not have to finish college. Yet, I see now, why I had to attend college specifically Saint Leo University, why I had to go to college thinking I was going to graduate with an accounting degree, and am now a marketing major. I understand why I must be a marketing major instead of a English major.

1. There was no way my writing when I published my first novel would have lasted in a long-term career simply because now that I've had the chance to study the industry, the craft, and the overall process of writing, I feel as though my writing has matured in a way that will entice more eyes and ears to the subjects that live in my heart, and hopefully will in turn become something that lives on way past my lifetime.♥

2.  I let God lead me to Saint Leo University and I've basically tried and tried to transfer out of here but God has me staying put. If I never would have gone to Saint Leo I may not have made the friends I did or become the person I am today. It really is true. You do love the person you become here.♥

3. The whole career crisis/ major change I've experienced is all really apart of the college experience. There is basically not one person that graduates from college knowing exactly what they want out of a career. If you are one of those blessed people, congrats to you. Yet, I'm glad I've experimented with a few different avenues to find what I'm meant to do because if I never would have taken Principles of Marketing, I never would have realized this was my field, and if I never stuck with marketing, and changed to English, I would have never realized that being a publicist is the perfect career for a writer like me. It's creative and leader-oriented, independent, and exciting. I'm a colorful person and I can't settle for black and white anything. Especially when it comes to my life career.♥

So yeah, my life isn't perfect but it's perfect for me at this point because God has a reason for everything that has happened to me so far in my life and I see a lot of the whys behind those reasons now, and I can honestly say my life story is so beautiful.

If you want a beautiful life story too, you should consider talking to Jesus. He's an expert artist. He can turn your black and white world into a masterpiece if you let him. All you have to do is ask him into your heart. Yet, more importantly, life isn't what it seems. It's really all about how you look at it and your attitude towards it that makes the ultimate difference.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~