For My Fictional Romance Readers

I have written 3 parts to my fictional romance series and I am calling on YOU! I do not know if I have very many fans yet to speak of, only one that has stated their interest so I am asking for your input.

Is the series worth the read?

Is is intriguing and keeping you entertained?

Do you care for the characters?

Are you curious about what will happen next?

I could come up with so many questions here, because, well, I enjoy asking questions in general. Honestly, my own input is this- I enjoy writing it. Writing this series is much easier than I anticipated. I have read the first 2 parts to my husband and he thinks Monica is amazing. LOL.

I do have more to write and share. The main character does have a name I just haven’t shared it with you yet. LOL.

Any thoughts? All comments good and bad are welcomed, it is important for growth.

One more very important thing is this.

PLEASE SHARE! Please share my story somehow somewhere for others to comment on! I am rather new here to blogging so I am currently in the process of building my fan base.

I appreciate everyone of you bloggers and those that read and comment. I do enjoy your comments and it helps me to know who you are as a person and it sheds some light to your personality. We all need each other here, and without each other we would just be writing to the air.

Thank you for your time~

Fictional Romance

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Bridgette~

Gracie’s Shortcomings

As I was pulled down to my already skinned up knees again this morning after fitting Gracie, my black Labrador with a new so called non pull harness (yeah, right, whatever), I was quick to be angry, but after some thought, I realized, that Gracie was only reacting out of instinct when she saw another dog approaching her territory. This thought process got me to thinking about our own human nature, mostly mine of course, don’t you know its usually all about me. ๐Ÿ™‚

My nature when other people tend to approach me, usually depends on my mood. Sometimes, I tend to greet with a smile, and other times, I sink back, into despair, and reluctantly, hope that whomever it is, that they don’t see me. Really? I’m right there, of course they can see me. I do stupid things a lot, and perhaps that’s why, friendships and me are hard to keep because people don’t understand or so it seems because I am so fickle. I’ve always disliked that word, probably because my step mother slapped that label on me when I was a teenager, but I can see it now. A shortcoming, I am not to fond of myself for.

Gracie has another shortcoming. Gracie, tends to eat anything and everything, literally. I saved her life last month, after she ingested a pair of my socks. Unfortunately for her, the laundry detergent started eating her stomach lining and the first part of her intestines. After some heavy antibiotics and an exploratory surgery topped with a fine couple of days at the vet, Gracie survived. It has taken some time, but Gracie has regained her weight plus some, and she is still trying to put everything in her mouth.

This type of shortcoming that Gracie has, not knowing what harms her, reminds me of a lot of people including myself. I think about all the harm we do to ourselves, all the not knowing better, or perhaps, its inheritably embedded within us. My mother is an alcoholic and my brother has been in and out of prison for drugs, both of which run in our family gene pool. I didn’t get the alcohol or drug itch, but I do have the gambling issue, which I am currently working on. I feel bad that I have gone years without speaking to the both of them, because I have been angry. We are all currently, though, restarting our relationships, but I do it with caution, and I do it out of sincere love because well, life is too short.

I am grateful Gracie is in my life today, as well as other people. Gracie may be, just a dog, but she is also my teacher about life. She may have many short comings, but so do I. I may have been pulled down to my knees again this morning, but I will heal. I should have been more aware of my surroundings, and been prepared, but I wasn’t. A lesson to hold onto.

What shortcomings do you have and what attitudes do you place on other people for their shortcomings? Do you think you could ever learn to stop judging them? How do you look at your own short comings?

Just thoughts

Bridgette~

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Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Steve Jobs

I often find myself struggling for context. It is important to keep ourselves motivated to keep moving forward, otherwise we just might end up on the couch, another potato to life. We all have different seasons in our lives. I’ve had so many, that staying in one place, gets boring. Last year at this time, I was enjoying my first vacation as an adult. I definitely miss it, a long drive from Oklahoma to Myrtle Beach in the Carolina’s.

I have also had many job titles, many different careers. I do not know if I could ever relate to someone who did the same job all the way up till retirement. I guess, I prefer to be well rounded, knowing enough about a lot of things, instead of majoring in just one. With all the things I do know, and I have experienced, I did have passion about it all. Passion is one of the key motivators that drives us.

I enjoy being motivated. I often find myself, surfing the internet, for my next big inspiration. I came across this video of a motivational speech by Steve Jobs. Its not too long, and perhaps I will share.

What do you find that keeps you motivated? Do you enjoy your current state of being? What do you think your next move on this Earth will be?

Just thoughts,

Bridgette~

Difficult Lessons

First of all, I would like to applaud all of you bettering your lives with education. I personally feel like you can never learn enough, their is always more to learn. I too, ventured on this journey. I was young, and quite honestly, I didn’t attend college the traditional way. I already had children, so I was an adult in school.

College life was fun! College was so much better than high school. You got to pick your classes, and you also got to choose your major. For me, once more, I couldn’t settle for one major, I chose three. I was on a mission back then. I was trying to prove to my parents that I could go to college despite having children. It was one of those things that I was always blamed for between my parents, for them not furthering their own education. Some things haunt you from childhood, hurtful words that you never forget. Sad to say, however, neither of my parents were there when I graduated with three college degrees. ๐Ÿ™

Now, my point of this blog is this: just because you have a college degree, or three of them perhaps, doesn’t mean that some where down the line, you could lose the ability or means to use them. I feel strongly that each and everyone of us, should require some type of skills, other than what we learn at schools. You need to think about this, the old saying, never put all your eggs in one basket, is so very true, and very wise especially in relations to supporting ourselves.

Their are powers out their greater than you, and you can lose your career. I know this personally because it happened to me. It also happened to several people I know. Their are teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, policemen, just to name a few who have lost it all. So if your going to educate yourself, be sure to keep this in mind. Expand your horizons, think about attending a vocational school, acquire a paying hobby something that could support you in the long run.

Lucky for me, I found other means to support myself. What’s funny about it is that it didn’t require an education. Just a hint but you can make a lot of money with a bucket, a trashcan, a garden hoe, rake, and a shovel. People here in Oklahoma will pay you decently for pulling their weeds out of their gardens, planting their flowers, and doing maintenance. They are more interested in seeing its beauty! It’s definitely a lot of work, but seeing the people smile is the best thing out there!

I hope this helps someone in their future. Never give up when life kicks you down. Bad things happen to good people and some things are out of your control. If you fall, brush yourself off, cry a little, and get back up. And remember, never put all your eggs in one basket!

Self Improvement

Bridgette~

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My Mind My Jungle

My mind is not setting easy today. I feel lost, without direction. What is it, that provokes our thoughts to sway towards confusion so early? I do not know. Weekends should be filled with joy and relaxation, but not us, for we have projects that have projects. It gets so confusing as to which one to choose, which one to do, and which ones to put off. The end results of having too much, nothing gets done. So very sad, but true.

When you work so hard during the week for everyone else, and then the weekend hits, and you begin to feel the excitement of accomplishing some of your own doings, it feels like a torrential rain. Fit to be tide, I want to move, but my mind starts in again, lost without direction. A jungle perhaps, a mountain to climb, a waterfall to dodge through.

But on the more positive note, the morning air is cool, the view outside the window is nice, the dog is calm and napping. It is so easy to get sucked into the tornado of negativity, but once you force your mind to look at the bright side, it manages to calm the storm, and to allow a peak of light amongst the trees. Did I mention the coffee is good today as well? ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast will be made soon, and the smell of crisp bacon will fill the air. The neighbors chickens are croaking, and perhaps my mind will settle. I wish you all the best this fine Sunday morning, as for mine, it is beginning to find some calmness. I feel better, sharing some of my craziness, my world, my thoughts, my over reactive thinking, as I type away, and feel your warmth of friendship.

Take care world, friends and neighbors. I hope you all can get a break as well from all the madness that dwells on the inside of us. Hold close the finer things in life, and when your mind leans towards the jungle, take a moment and just stop. Give your thoughts a positive direction by looking towards the little things that make life good. Enjoy your coffee, enjoy the sweet smells, and enjoy the light.

Just thoughts,

Bridgette~

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