Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
Now I see with my own eyes.
Tears of the fallen, are many of cries.
Though sorrow they do feel.
Like the skin, it does peel.
Wine and moan, as they cover their face.
Struggling to climb back grace.
No one sees them, for they are shamed.
Their wild spirits, can not be tamed.
Written by: Roger Hoyt
You’ve got that idea and you want to make happen. How do you go about it? Well, sitting on your butt all day won’t help.
It helps to get out of the house once in a while. Give yourself some time away from the computer or what ever you happen to be doing. Go for a walk, bike ride, or run. It’ll help you cool off and relieve stress. This tactic works for me quite often. I feel exhausted but refreshed at the same time. If you know what I mean.
After a short break to rest up, I’m ready to go back at my planning.
Now that you’ve had a chance to relax and do something different for a change, it’s time to start putting things all together. You need a plan to help you get that plan going. In other words, you have to create a plan to get yourself off the ground. This is the second step and very important.
Without a strategy to get off the ground, you may as well hang it up. This is where a lot of people fail. Trust me, I know a thing or two about failing. Idea after idea, excuse after excuse, and what do I have to show for? Nothing. This is my attempt at actually making something work for a change. Now I need a strategy.
Where do you want to go?
First off, we have to figure out where we want to go. I’ve decided on England. I want to see various parts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The UK is a great place to start. Lots to do, lots to see. When I’m done with the UK, I’ll head off to Scandinavia. Very beautiful country lies in Scandinavia. Much untouched beauty there.
Not only do we have to know where we want to go, but we have to know what we want to do. The basics I know. I want to immerse myself into the cultures, taste the food, experience the life of the people, learn their language, etc. It will be a whole new take on a journey that will be filmed and photographed for the world to see.
How are you going to fund this project?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but traveling is expensive. Filming and Photographing foreign lands, takes a lot of money. I think a great place to start would be Kickstarter. Many shows and films have got off the ground via pledges through Kickstarter, not just films though, art projects and many other things as well. Just about anything you can think of.
The problem for me at the moment is going to be coming up with a Business Plan. That’s basically what I need to succeed. I need to figure out what kind of equipment I’m going to have to take with me, the associate cost with traveling, how much I’ll need to spend on food, any clothing expenses I’ll incur, sleeping quarters, and even how I’m going to put all of that together.
Where to go from here?
From here on out, there’s no looking back. I’ve got to make myself get up each day and do some research. Find out as much as I can about what I want to accomplish out of this journey. So, I’m committing myself to at least two hours of research every day to gather the information I need. I’ll come up with an estimated cost of this trip and I’m sure it’ll add up. Documentaries aren’t cheap. Once I’ve gathered all the information I need, I can head off to Kickstarter.
It’s all uphill from here. Strap yourself in for the ride.
We’ve all heard that little Pun, “A little hard work never hurt anyone.” Yeah, but I bet those people who made that statement, didn’t know anything about the world that we know now.
We should work and enjoy that work. We should work hard but not over do it. Over doing it creates injury. Much like I have now.
Some of you know this, some of you don’t, but I have a Hernia. Doesn’t hurt,so I’m not really worried about it. I’ve also used it as an excuse to become lazy. No more.
Working hard feels great, many fitness trainers can attest to that. What doesn’t feel good, is working yourself so much that you’re exhausted at the end of the day. You know what I mean. Working 10-12 hour days, come home, then all you want to do is eat and slep.
If you workout too hard, you could end up getting a Hernia, or even a herniated disk in the spine. What about knee injury? What about hip injuries?
Even just plain hard work can cause injuries when you’re not careful. Depends on how fit you are and how active you are. This is why it’s important to work your way up at a pace you can handle.
How does this correlate to lessons in life? When we’re trying to become successful, people often work long hours, even swing shits, this puts unnecessary strain on the body. Take a break, take a step back. Let your body rest, or at least build up your endurance for such task.
Working harder, for longer hours, isn’t always better. That’s not getting you ahead. In fact, it may even be pushing you back, taking years off your life. There is a great quote……
“Work smarter, not harder.” Take that to heart.
Silly puns. Don’t even get me started on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.”
What are some of the puns that you’ve noticed are silly? What are your favorites? Some of them are actually funny jokes. Go ahead, make us laugh.
I was having a chat with someone recently about doing things in life and changing it up. It was brought to my attention that they were making excuses for themselves. What excuse? They didn’t want to get fit or healthy because they didn’t think their husband deserved it.
I know what you’re thinking. Really? Yes, really. All too often we make excuses that we’re not even aware of. Sometimes we’re aware of them, but most of the time we’ve told ourselves that often enough, that we’re not aware of them.
Why is this an issue? Why wouldn’t it be? We’re on this planet for one thing and one thing only. Ok, maybe a few things. For example: we’re here to be healthy, learn and grow, and experience all that we can. So, why is it that we’re holding ourselves back?
I think that a large part if it is negativity. Negativity is what holds us back. Even if we have plans, (big plans) we’ll could still have some negative thought holding us back. As Randy Gage puts it, you have to get rid of the negative thoughts and replace them with good thoughts. Only when the Positive outweighs the negative, can we then move forward.
Randy Gage on Youtube. Highly recommended.
One thing we have to realize, is that we’re hear for ourselves. No one else. We don’t have to please anyone. If we want to be healthy, it should be for our own reasons. To live longer, live happier, regardless if someone deserves it or not. We deserve it for ourselves.
Before you go bashing yourself with negativity, remember this, “It’s for me, no one else.” What are some other excuses that you’ve caught yourself giving? What are some tips that people can use to become positive thinkers?
What is with companies and changing things on a consistent basis? Ever noticed that? That’s the reason why MySpace failed. That’s the reason why Facebook will fail if they aren’t careful.
But is change really good for us? Sometimes, people do actually change, many times for the better, but some times for the worse. We have to learn to make changes in our lives that are positive and not negative.
First off, what are positive changes? Positive Changes are changes that make us a better person. That make us stronger. Even if at first they seem negative. One might experience a majestic view that allows us to be inspired. That’s a good change.
What about a negative change? Negative Changes are those that change us for the worse. It could be a change that sends us into shock, then into anger. It could be a change that happens within and causes us to have a sickness. Which can be both bad or good changes.
But how can we control changes in our lives? I’ll admit, you won’t be able to physically change everything that happens in your life, but you can change a lot of things. For example, if you’re on the road to gaining wait, change it. Make it a positive change for the better.
But how? Ok, I’m getting there. Ever heard the quote, “Change first happens within.?” That’s where you have to start. Within. Here’s what I mean by that.
In order to change us, we have to first change our subconscious. Our subconscious, is what controls every little thing in our lives. Our subconscious, is what determines if we fail or not. If we can reprogram our subconscious, nothing will hold us back.
One way to reprogram your subconscious, is to stop thinking negative thoughts. Quit blaming outside things for your problems. For example, don’t blame the economy for you having no job. This is something that I recently struggled with. Instead, tell yourself that it is possible, and you can make money, even in a bad economy.
My plan is to travel all over Europe and share my experiences with others. One way I’m doing that, is through Facebook. Live the life you want. In order to do that, you must change your current life. Now, get to it.
What are some other ways that you can use to help make positive changes in your life?
Is it just me, or is there something about Sugarcane that makes you drowsy? Today is my 30th Birthday. I spent the most of yesterday and today traveling and learning about Sugarcane.
What was the topic? Weed control, of all things. The ironic thing? Sugarcane is actually a very tall grass, and the most common form of weed control when it comes to Sugarcane? Grass. Why is this ironic?
Supposedly, the absolute best way to manage weeds in your Sugarcane patch is, get this, digging it out by hand. Gasp. There are other options of course, but seriously? I could have told you that. And I’m not a Gardener.
So, how was my weekend? For starters, I had a headache yesterday. I think it was Sinus Congestion related, so we picked up some cold medicine. Why? Cold medicine is good for relieving congestion. Now, if only that would work on traffic congestion?
Needless to say, the cold medicine didn’t work, so I had a headache most of the day and had to sleep it off. Next time, I’m getting the Allergy/Sinus pills and taking some headache pills.
I thought about taking my camera, but there wasn’t really much to take pictures of. Nothing worth while anyway. There was one building that would have been worth the effort, but alas, no camera.
So, between driving to the Sugarcane, loading it up, and driving back from the Sugarcane, it’s been a pretty taxing trip. Enjoyable, despite the headache, but taxing. I was really tired last night, not sure I even slept. Not doing much today has made it another tiring day.
I did however learn about something that I’m going to do a bit more research on. A religion called Santeria, that actually still practices animal sacrifices today. They do mention though, that 99% of the animals they sacrifice, end up eaten. The other thing that I learned about? Tiger Lizards. Those things are ferocious and strong for their size. Both worth looking into.
Being my birthday, we stopped at Outback Steakhouse on the way home. I had the No Rules Parmesan pasta with Grilled Shrimp and Scallops. It was pretty good, especially the shrimp.
It’s great to be back home though. Let’s see how tonight’s sleep goes. That was my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?