This week, it’s all about writing and blogging and lot of advises about the latter. Oh well, who’s not addicted to instructions and guidelines nowadays, eh? We all are, in one way or another, sticking to “how to” posts and the like. So today for my midweek extravagance, I’ll be sharing with you what I usually get in my mailbox almost everyday of my life.
Links checked and agreed upon:
5 Ways To Promote Your Blog: What You Should Be Writing Besides Blog Posts
4 Tips to Help Freelance Writers Earn a Living
Writing Goals: Get Rid of Disabling Belief
8 Steps to Better Focus
Inspiration vs Obligation: the Great Creativity Debate
Say No Like a Pro — When You Must Turn Down New Business
How to Get Noticed on Twitter — 15 Tips for Writers
100+ Websites that Pay Writers
Wednesdays for me are special. It’s the middle of the week, it’s time to share links I’ve meant to share and reread over and over again.
Extravagance goes with elegance and value.
Wednesday Extravagance #3
Articles read and treasured:
15 Favorite 30-Minute Meals
On Changing Dreams
A Good Cry
The Paris Bookshelf, Part II
As a parent who started young and then followed by another baby, it’s a tough battle out there. People tease and people criticize. They judge and tell you or others about you and the things where you failed. The world will not stop from bringing you all the negative things. Unless you stop it. Unless you do something–change some things.
It is never too late. It is never gone with the wind. Every action has its own ups and downs yet we strive to live in a community where not everyone can accept you and your status. As for me I battle against all odds through waking up two hours before breakfast and honing my mind with words and things and goals and tasks and all things positive. Why as early as two hours? Because it’s not that easy to go away from reality and feed your mind with all the things you want to to make your day just right. Whenever I woke up not in time? When I woke up an hour or thirty minutes before breakfast? What happens then? I carry a face of a killer. I look like an old lady selling vegetables in the market with the down-face without even realizing I do. How do I know then? Hubby tells me and asks me why I look so angry or frustrated. That’s when I change things but realizing it’s too late for that. During the day, when everyone’s awake and the noise is unstoppable, I cannot bring myself to go away from reality. I cannot change the negative parts into something summer-like atmosphere. But today I would like to share what I do regularly as a stead-point of my day.
6 Things I Believe Before Breakfast
- Someone’s watching over me. It’s God. He loves to watch my every move. He loves me as He loves you. He’s there looking straight at you, checking if what you told Him last Sunday is what you’re really doing today.
- Life is a box of chocolates. It’s filled with just sweets and fun and love. It comes in all sizes and I can only eat one to two bites a day. Because I can never let myself indulge too much.There’s still tomorrow for another bite.
- Tomorrow never ends. If something’s undone today, don’t sweat it. There’s time which is man-made and you’ll get there somehow.
- Worrying is the worst thing ever. Never worry about clothes or food. God will give. God never told you to worship money and you’re doing it because you’re worried about what to wear or what to eat.
- It’s a sunny day. I care so much about weather. It causes my mood for the day. I believe it’s always a sunny day and I’m about to go out and receive Mr. Sun’s happy rays.
- Kids are and will always be kids. They’re noisy, they break things, they don’t follow the rules, they’re just being kids. No need to get angry. No need to spank and yell. Just understand kids and tell them what the rules are but never expect them to follow.
As I write this I am being out in the world imagining endless things of positive vibes. have you read them right? Have you checked them out? What are six things you believe before breakfast? If you have none, then why not start today? You’ll be amazed with what you’ll do within the day.
The last day of February has come and we’re all about to flip the new page of the coming month. But before everything else, I would like to share what I’ve been through the month.
Wrapping up February
Books I’ve Read:
- Twenty Times a Lady
- The First Phone Call from Heaven
- This is Where I Leave You
What I’ve Been Addicted to, this month:
Mind Body Green
A Beautiful Mess
A series of unidentified contradictions. A thread of unending banter and a lot more than you think. And I’m stuck in the middle of it all. I have always been in the middle–swallowing everything that comes and passes my bridge. I have done what any middle man can do: hear both sides and make a clear judgement of what’s true. And you know what? That is one of the many reasons I tempted to enter the path to Psychology. But here I am, saying things unprofessionally like any other human being capable of taking sides which I chose not to do.
Being on the neutral is what makes me who I am. I live in a complicated world with lots of arguments (but I’m no lawyer here) and I love being the one who accepts it all with no bias thoughts included. But anyhow, I keep silent because I have no right at all. I just keep my own opinions to my head and the ball gets rolling without me staking my life through my words. My opinion does not really matter. Because I just got to say, “okay…” and ”and then..”. Nothing to gain, nothing to lose. That’s my kind of game.
I love weekends. Every Saturday on SiegMom, I will be posting images/pictures I find interesting. It’s kind of new tradition I will make around here. I want to show my wants, desires, and likes for the week. Pardon my ramblings and stories to share that I have collected in my mind just for this very day.
My Week’s Interests
I am writing here in all honesty. My weeks started out in between fine and calm and peaceful and lovely. I had done what I was supposed to do but in the wrong timing. One is, I should have finished reading a book last week and another book this week but I got lazy reading a
Extravagant – exceeding the limits of reason or necessity.
What’s happening here on Wednesdays: an extravagant list of randomly read and loved articles by co-bloggers, co-readers, and co-internet addicts.
When I sit on that chair to face the computer. When I open Google Chrome. A lot of tabs fill the screen I would even have to need a new window to open. There are a lot I wanted to share, a lot I wanted to save for myself, a lot I wanted to read for later use. I found a way to keep it close to my eyes without decluttering my browser and software folders. That is by compiling a list of them links for you and for me.
Why Wednesday and not any other day: Because it is in the middle of the week or so I thought. Because in my beliefs about myself, I am a Wednesday Person which means I feel good on this particular day despite being annoyed of certain people or circumstances. Because I do not want to get loaded up by the end of the week. Because I know some people does not like long reads and yet they expect to find everything in a single post.
This 12 Year Old Girl Just Died. The Letter Her Parents Discovered Afterwards Is Heart Shattering.
Dear Stay-At-Home-Moms, This Man Has Something Important To Say About You.
Let’s Talk About Love
It’s February. It’s Valentine’s. I will not let this get to the boring part of explaining the history of how this month and certain day became Valentine’s Day. I just want to talk about love because it is in fact the right time to talk about it.
I collected my thoughts in one post today. I do not want a lot of single posts about love roaming around my blog although it would mean much more marketing and more traffic. But I did not do it. I do not care if I’ll have more traffic or not. I just want my 150 followers by the end of the year. Anyways, going back to love. Let’s see what’s in this multi-topical post about love.
Define Love: SiegMom on Love
Love is an energy. Love is God and vice versa. It is a sacred emotion only available for two souls compatible and who really understands the word without bragging about it. And later I found out it has forms. It’s not just for lovey-dovey couples. There exists love everywhere in the face of the earth and right now my favourite would be familial love. It’s love for my man and my family. Love is the one thing that connects us all. It is a form of communication between people who respects and cares for other people. Love is life itself. It is the root of all emotions. Without it we are emotionless right now. Without it there would be no babies alive, no arguments to fix, no conversation or topics to talk about. Love is just. Love is.
5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas (preferably for parents)
- Romantic Movie Marathon at Home. Oh you know this. Collect old movies about love that you liked way back when and play it all day long. It does not only puts back the spark in your relationship, it is also a great date experienced with your loved one, especially when you’re watching while cuddling on the couch.
- Special Home-cooking Day. Make Valentine’s Day a day for you to cook something you’ve never cooked for him or her before. It would be a splendid surprise and it’s more special because even if you cook every day, the recipe for your Valentine’s Day is different. Add some hearts and flowers and a basket of chocolates for dessert to spice it all up.
- Mini Scrapbook/Notebook of love. List the things you love about your significant other. Make a scrapbook of your memories together. Bring him or her to where you first met and give this to him or her plus a nice dine-out of luxury in a romantic, expensive restaurant.
- The traditional never-dying Candle light Dinner. You come home earlier than usual, cook something just for dinner. Put out the lights, prepare the candles, and wait for his or her arrival. Nothing soothes the soul more with this practice.
- Go to church. Where else would you like to tell the world and God about your unconditional love but the church? This is very ideal, going together, attending mass, and praying together on this fateful day.
Articles about Love:
A Love Letter to the Father of My Child
Tunesday Tuesday: Favorite Love Song
14 Of My Favorite Scriptures About Love
10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids