It has been too long since my fingers have told the stories of my recent #adventures. Life can have many distractions, and time being a fickle creature can slip away before we even realize it. In my last travel series The Journey Home, I had found myself in the middle of Texas. The part of Texas I ended up in was the Texas one might imagine it Texas to be. One could find small rolling hills and lovely Bluebells that encompassed ranches and empty fields stretching farther than the eye could see. Of course, we did not live too far from the big city of Austin where a person could enjoy Texas city life at its finest.
Fast forward into the future and I no longer dwell in the country, but I now find myself navigating through the streets of Texas’ largest city, Houston. While I enjoy the country life, I am also enjoying my time in a large city. It has been a long time since my family, and I have lived in a city so large that a short trip could turn into an unexpectedly long trip.
I must admit it has taken some getting used to, and there have been some up and downs. I took a long break from writing but my fingers can no longer stay still, and I am back, and I am ready to share a new series with you. I hope you will enjoy and share some of your thoughts on my adventures. I look forward to being back with my brouhaha fans. Remember, you can always keep up with my on my Twitter (@budom) and other social media platforms such as Instagram, Stumbleupon, Facebook, Google+, and coming soon, Snapchat! Check out my contact page for my social media links for an easy connect. See ya’ll around.
Signs are everywhere in life. Some signs are physical and tangible like when you want to head to a business or take a road trip reading the passing signs to count off the minutes before you arrive to your destination.
Some signs are more personal like signs for answered prayers, the plant you finally grew without killing it, or the sign of the rising or setting of the sun letting you know you’re alive.
There are signs that your relationship is over, or you need to move on to the next step. There are signs that you’re being admired or that you’re being bullied.
So while we want to look for that clear sign remember some signs are not always so clear, but some signs are worth clearing up.
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Recently my state of employment has given me a new status titled ” job hunter.” I have been introduced to the challenges and opportunities that are part of the job hunting foray.
As I eye each job or corporation seeking people to fill their empty spots, I find a diamond in the rough.
While searching through Fortune 500 companies that use Flexjobs.com to help fill their positions, I am often on the look out for employment possibilities for others.
Flexjobs.com specializes in telecommuting, remote/work at home jobs, but has plenty of location jobs to apply for as well.
Apple is today’s employer pick of the “job hunter” guild. Apple’s AppleCare College Program works with University of Houston to hire enrolled students to work for their organization. Students with excellent organizational skills, high critical thinking skills, and has a GPA of at least 2.7 should apply for an at home technical support position.
The position requires a quiet work space and high-speed Internet to learn more requirements click here.
I am finally at a point where I am comfortable to work on my first love; being creative. I loved the fact that creativity could make work less boring and more productive. I am back once again taking on the roll as novelist, blogger, and social media lover.
Ever since I was a child I have always been a big daydreamer. My imagination would run wild and it didn’t help that I loved watching shows such as Sesame Street and the Electric Company (Remember this? HEY YOU GUYS!!!). These shows promoted imagination like it was a prescription drug that would cure-all your woes. When I grew older and in my late teens a friend of mine would comment, “Bu, you’re an idealist and I am a realist.” I would laugh at this and I suppose that is why we balance each other out so well. Books would be another way I would carry my mind away from every day annoyances. Before I knew it I started writing my own short stories.
One summer I tested my writing skills by getting a Spiral notebook and proceeded to involve my sister’s and my favorite band Duran Duran into our lives. My sisters and I each liked one of the band members. My sister Lina’s favorite was Simon LeBon. I remember my sister Julie and I felt it would be funny if we told her Simon had died in a boating accident ( Simon was an avid sailor). Oh, the wailing that my sister emitted at the thought of her beloved dead at the bottom of the sea. It was quite difficult to keep ourselves from laughing. Boy, was Lina mad!
That was then and this is now. Now I am a grown woman; a wife and mother. I still find myself daydreaming and coming up with stories in my head. There are times I dream a whole story line while and when I wake up I feel as if I was really there. Unfortunately, daydreaming is not doing and that is the bandwagon I need to be on. I should take Nike’s advice and just do it. I have a finished novel and it has been finished for at least three years. Yet, I still have to get it published.
My daydreaming has left procrastinating to the to the point that procrastination has become my enemy. You see dreams will get you started on the path you want to take, but it won’t get you where you need to be if you don’t do something about it. I wrote this story when I entered into the annual NanoWriMo contest which has writers write a 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. I am happy to say that I took the challenge in 2008 and won. It was a great time in my life and that how I came up with my novel, Voices of Clara. I finally found a place to publish my works and now it’s time to get out of that dream state and just do it. Writing this blog is a way of getting me started and I feel the writing bug waking up inside me.
Remember to always keep dreaming and to make your dreams worthwhile you have to make some of them come true.