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Please vote! Now! Do it!

CLICK the link below to cast your vote!

Vote for Jason Myles Goss in the NewSong Music Contest Northeast Regional Round!

He’s phenomenal… he’s humble… he’s down to earth… he’s just awesome.

I actually wrote a post about him last year after seeing him in the spring at Club Cafe.  If you missed it the first time around, you can give it a read now:  Jason Myles Goss 2011

And I’ll be writing another post about his recent return visit to the Burgh soon!

PLEASE click the link above to vote for his song Black Lights!  His video is the 5th down.  Do it… NOW!  Seriously, you should not even be on here anymore… you should already be pressing the VOTE FOR JASON button!  Here’s the link again…. http://www.newsong-music.com/regional-round-voting-2012/northeast-region/#jasonmylesgoss

I appreciate it.  He’ll definitely appreciate it!

In the mean time… AFTER you vote for his video, you can stroll on over to Facebook and give him a   follow…  then run on over to his website and subscribe to his newsletter… after which you should fly on over to Twitter and follow him there too at @JasonMylesGoss!  Lastly you can pop in to iTunes and give his new album, Radio Dial, a listen.

Thanks a bunch friends!!!! You rock!

Some tunes for your listening pleasure!

Laters loves!

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When I Grow Up

As an itty bitty little one, I dreamt of becoming a ballerina, with pretty pink frilly tutus and pale pink ballet shoes. I did dance for a while, starting when I was 3 years old.  I don’t remember quite how long I danced for, but you all know I am not the most graceful of beings. 🙂

Then I wanted to be a teacher…. I always loved school supplies!

 

Then for a brief moment I decided I wanted to go to college for accounting and become a CPA…  An A in high school accounting does not an accountant make… I was never one to be tied to a desk and crunching numbers….

As a grown woman, I’ve found that priorities change… Goals change…

THANK HEAVENS for that!  I mean would you REALLY wanna see this girl in a pink tutu????!!!  I THINK NOT!  I don’t even wanna see that! 😉

Instead, making a conscious decision, I want to be kind and caring; generous and forthcoming; sincere and genuine; creative and free-spirited.

As I’ve grown up I’ve learned that the path I’ve ended up on is exactly where I’m meant to be.

As I’ve grown up I’ve chosen to be understanding and empathetic.

As I’ve grown I am proud.  Proud of where I am today and proud of where I stand today.

I may not have it all, but I’ve got what matters… a roof over my head, a job that I love, a pretty fantastic family and some phenomenal friends.

Yes, disappointment will surface now and again… but with every disappointment comes a fresh start or a new beginning.

About a year ago, I got a fresh start that I didn’t ask for.    Looking back on the situation nearly a year later, I see it not as a door slamming in my face as I surmised at the time.  Not at all. In fact it was a huge door opening for me.

I got the chance to be what I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be.  Something, well someone, I’ve been destined to be since the very moment I was born.

Stepping out of my comfort zone, into an unknown future, having not a clue in the world where I was going or what I was doing…

That’s when I decided exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up…

I just wanted to be me.

That’s it. Something that I’ve been doing since the day I was born… JUST BEING MYSELF.  Living life and doing what I like to do…

Loving my music… being “crafty” and creative… learning new things… spending time with family and friends.

I think that’s good enough, don’t you?  I do.

 

As always,

 

 

 

The Right Fit For Me?

Arise too early; wake too late

laughter and love, anger and hate

 

upfront and honest; lie and sneak

Open your eyes; don’t dare peek

 

too big; too small

too short; too tall

too strong; too weak

too bold, too meek

 

Much too heavy; far too light

remain calm and collected; put up a fight

 

use your words, bite your tongue

far too old; much too young

 

tell me all, I don’t want to know

come here fast; go away slow

 

adore the beginning; fathom the end

keep enemies close; lose touch with friends

 

nightmares linger, wishing dreams to stay

live to dream, dream to play

 

Through every second, the search continues … the right moments; the right choices, the right people, the right things.

 

Instead I’ll just treasure each moment of everyday

Finding the right fit me.

 

 

As always,

Megan

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Questions for you

Are you a person of your word?

How do you react when someone’s words fail to be true?

What do you do when actions contradict what you’ve been told?

Help me out if you don’t mind… I need your feedback for a post that’s been brewing about in my noggin. Please share your thoughts and words with me. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As always,

Megan

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Have You Ever?

Have you ever wished you could read someone’s mind to find out exactly what they’re thinking? When you just want an answer to a question or an explanation for an action and you get no response… when you just can’t tell what’s what and what’s going on… when you think you have a good handle on things & are unexpectedly proven otherwise.

Have you ever wished you could take your words back having said too much or the completely wrong thing? Realizing all too late that words can & do hurt… understanding that some don’t or won’t quite get what you mean no matter how you say it because they just won’t hear you…

Have you ever said too little? Holding back your true thoughts & opinions only later to ponder that those words you chose NOT to share could have made a difference …

Have you ever taken a chance only to regret the choice you made? Thinking what if I didn’t or what if I hadn’t?

Have you ever been envious of another? Wanting or wishing you have what they possess or an opportunity they’ve been presented?

Have you ever wished for and wanted something for as long as you can remember only to realize that not having it has left you better off without it? While you may not necessarily understand the how’s and the why’s of the matter, the realization arises that where you are now, with what you have, is exactly where you’re meant to be.

Have you ever shown gratitude for all that you have, all that you are and who you have become? Paying respect to those that have helped you along the way… giving props when props are due…

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the goodness in those you chose to surround yourself with?  Each bringing something amazingly unique into your life… adding joy, offering support, showering with love.

Have you ever thought about the sheer wonder of your waking up to another beautiful day?  Rejoicing in the fact that you have another chance to make it a wonderful day…

Have you ever considered just how fortunate you are to have a roof over your head & food on your table?

Have you ever wondered where you will be in 5 years? 10? 20?

Out of the things I’ve learned along the way, what ifs and have you evers arise often.  Moving forward in life, looking ahead,  not behind you yet taking with you all that’s been etched into your being; carved into your heart, mind and soul… the trust you’ve gained and respect you’ve earned.

Wish not, want not for what you don’t have; be gracious and give thanks for all that you do.

I choose to live my life by WHAT IS not WHAT IF…

Time for a new to do list

After talking with some co-workers… and mulling over ideas for crafty ventures… and taking a considerable amount of time away from blogging consistently in the last 6 months… it’s time for a make over… a “to do list” make over…

It’s funny all that can change in a year’s time… Seriously… It’s almost insane to think how much can change.  Goals.  Ideas.  Just everyday life and what you want to do in it AND with it.

Pinterest has become such an addiction for me… as has diving in to new tunes… my profession has changed… I have new goals… there is a ton I wanna do… even more that I want to try… I’m thinking it’s time to revamp “the list” a bit…

The wheels are a turning… and I want to hear your ideas!

 

Take a minute to look over my old list  (click on the hyperlink) which is a replacement to the really old list (again, click on the hyperlink)…

THEN… share your ideas about what YOU think I should include on my new “to do” life list!

 

Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!  🙂

I’ll Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

I’m a lucky gal.

Seriously.

Sometimes though, I forget and need to give myself a swift kick in the shins to get my act together and straighten myself out.

And if that doesn’t work one of my loves will step in at the bottom of the 9th & push me round the bases to make sure I at least attempt to bring in that game winning run.

And if that STILL doesn’t work I always have my tunes to fall back on. 😉

If anything I’ve learned in the last 8 months or so it’s that surrounding yourself with positive people makes a whole world of difference!  If you surround yourself with negativity, it will undoubtedly rub its nasty hand off on ya… so steer clear of it at all costs!  That’s not to say we all don’t have days… but I’m pretty thankful that they are few and far between!

To that end, I consider myself to be quite lucky to live where I live… there are 13 apartments in my building and generally every one is so pleasant… We make good neighbors… with the exception of the over-exuberant hockey/football watching moments during which NO ONE in the complex needs to turn their tv on to know the score of a game. 🙂  But seriously, it that’s the WORST that happens around here, I WILL TAKE IT!  We all look out for each other, which I find to be awesome.  It reaffirms my belief that good people do exist in this world and that with a little act of kindness and some common courtesy it’s not too hard to bring a smile to someone’s face.  We work together when needed or help out whenever possible.

One example that comes to mind right away was the “ice storm” we got a little ways back… I started chipping the ice off on an older neighbor’s car while mine warmed up… In the meantime another neighbor came out to help me with the older neighbor’s car and then mine since someone else had already cleaned her car off!  How awesome is that?!  Oh AND I have 2 awesomely fabulous neighbors who will lift my windshield wipers up when they’re calling for snow/icy stuff so they’re not frozen to the windshield!  That makes my morning when I see that!!!

Another example would be when I was down and out because of my “stone issues” :/…. I had neighbors leaving bags of dvd’s at my door, offers for store runs and tons of messages just to check in and see if I was ok…

If we see someone’s car has been in the same parking spot for days on out, we check in.  We’ll hold the door when we see someone pull in the lot so they don’t have to dig their keys out…

Simple things… little things… those are the things that make living here pretty darn good by my standards…

So…. can ya do me a favor?  Hold the door for the person behind you…. put someones shopping cart away for them… or here’s really throwing something out there….. smile at someone for no reason at all!

You’ll be surprised at the rewards that will come… 🙂

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