Sunday, August 17, 2014

Live Your Life With Arms Wide Open with Theme Song of The Week "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield!

Sometimes a song speaks to you. The lyrics hit you at the right time with a rhythm that sets you on your feet and you just know life is gonna be alright.

I have heard this song before but I admit I never listened to the words. But today, I listened to Natasha Bedingfield sing. I heard the words and could not help but feel just a little inspired. Hence my theme song of the week was found! It's definitely a call to "Live Your Life With Arms Wide Open!"

"Unwritten"

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah




Monday, August 11, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams with Laughter

While it is deeply sad accepting the news of Robin Williams' passing, I want to focus on the endless laughter he brought to my life and the life of millions around the world.

I found this old clip of Robin Williams that had me laughing, which I know is how he would want to be remembered. Take a look at the click and celebrate his genius.

Rest In Peace Robin Williams

I'm saddened by news that the incredibly talented Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. I received a text from a friend and just could not believe it. I heard nothing about it on the tv news but a few things are up om the internet.

As I am writing this, ABC just mentioned the news.

He suffered from severe depression. It is sad when someone dies of a terminal disease or old age but when it is suicide, your heart cannot help but break for him and his family.   

Robin Williams was always a man I admired for the sheer genius of his talent. "Mork and Mindy", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "The Birdcage", there are so many moments he created that touched my heart and lifted my spirits when I needed it. I am simply stunned. What a tragic and sudden loss.   He will be missed.

This is one of those moments you stop in your tracks and remember what is most important in life.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Williams.


Defiantly Sappy with ThisTheme Song of The Week: So Close from Disney's "Enchanted"

Yes, I am a sap. I love romance. I love LOVE SONGS and fairy tales and all those silly things that allow you to secretly hope for true love to enter your life like in the movies.

That said, I got a real kick out of watching Amy Adams in "Enchanted". This song touched my heart and simply reminded me of how I felt when I was in love deeply and kind of rekindles the hope I will find that love again.

Sue me. I'm ready for love again and  despite my temptation to let life make me jaded, songs like this remind me to hold on to hope that LOVE is just around the corner..


Monday, August 4, 2014

Theme Song of The Week: Whitney Houston's "One Moment In Time"

I just came through to th other side of a very stressful and challenging situation. The experience reminded me that anything worth having is worth working very hard to achieve.  This most especially applies to my acting career.

That said, my theme song of the week is Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time".



Friday, August 1, 2014

Food for thought: Finding the Nobility of Living



I love this video series. It continues to inspire me.

I believe whether we are ultimately worm food, there is a nobility to life.  We have an opportunity to construct our lives into an adventure to whatever extent we can before we die and get the answer of is there a continuum beyond this life experience.

I say, what comes after this life is not as important as making the most of the time I get to live in the NOW.

July: Month End Check in on 2014 Goals

These last few months have been quite challenging. I fell off on tracking my progress on my 2014 goals. However, the beauty of life is you can always pick yourself up and continue forward.

1. Confession time. I have been absorbed with a writing project with a friend that has taken up much of my free time and sanity for the last few months. The good thing is it reminded me of my love of writing. Regardless of what comes of this particular project, it has inspired me to explore the possibilities of writing on my own again. If something comes of it, fantastic, if it doesn't it will keep me in the flow of creative activity. 

When a friend from New York came to visit, she encouraged me to come up with a web series. Who knows it could be an acting vehicle or simply a great writing adventure on its own. I may give it a try. 

2. Unfortunately, due to commitment to writing project my Spanish studies have fallen off. Time to get back on!

3. My gym workouts at La Fitness have fallen off as well.

4. In terms of my social life, I admit I have not been tremendously social. However, I have been continuing with my YouTube education so any socializing over the last two months have been mainly in YouTube. Hey, better than nothing.  I actually found following some of my favorite YouTubers provided a much needed mental escape when I had writer's block! Yay, YouTube!
   

Okay. What have I learned?  While on the one hand, I was very creatively productive. Nevertheless, I need to find a balance with other goals.  While big projects may arise causing some goals to fall off track, it doesn't mean that everything has to crumble to bits. I need to strive for balance and what I end up with won't be too bad.

I have been notorious for setting goals and not following through. My biggest goal is ultimately to power through and follow through on my goals come what may. Yes, I may stumble, I may fumble but as Whitney says  "I was not built to break."

I will find my own strength and make my goals my new reality.

Ahh.. live and learn.