Money, Money, Money

I actually think I would be happier if I was rich. They say money doesn’t buy happiness. But, because I understand that and have suffered for so long without any financial security I think I would be happier. I’ve learned how to be pretty happy without it. I understand that I’m in control of my happiness and it is not based around what I have and what I don’t have. I’ve come to realize life is more fun with lots of friends to spend my time with so it would be hard to move some place warmer. I also know that I’m quite possibly capable of making myself rich. However, just having financial security and being able to travel once a year would be enough, and I know someday I will have that. 

But… If I were rich, rich enough to never worry about money again, which I’ve thought a lot about, I would plan my life with real goals and still aspire to follow my dreams. I wouldn’t spend all my money on expensive stuff that I don’t need. I wouldn’t turn into a snob and I would still take my time when making big purchases. But, I would have a different definition of big purchases. 

I would start by paying off all my debt. Then, look into investments and find ways to make the money multiply. I would then spend at least $500.00 on clothes. I mean I’m a girl, what do you expect? Then, update the furniture in my home and of course take a trip. And no I wouldn’t move into a huge mansion! The upkeep, the work, the safety! I think it’s best to take things slowly and figure out what you really want out of life. But, I wouldn’t quit my job. I genuinely like my job. I wouldn’t want to lose all normal aspects of my life. I wouldn’t quit unless I started my own business. I would love to have my own business so that is the road I would adventure down. But, first I would take classes in all sorts of things that interest me.

I would also give to others. I would give to charity and anonymously give to other people that I felt deserved it. I know that helping other people brings happiness. 

I would keep on learning and growing! Sometimes thinking about what you would do if you were ridiculously rich helps to figure out what you should be doing. What do you want out of your life? 

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The End…

I spend a lot of time thinking about life and whether I’m living it to the fullest. I also question religion and what to believe. What is life after death? Does it exist?

This isn’t your typical post on religion, so don’t worry, I’m not going to push my beliefs on you or anything crazy like that. Religious? Yes, I am Christian and believe in God. But, I don’t believe in pushing my religion on other people. I don’t go to church every week and talk about God with people or sit around reading the bible and discussing it. That’s fine though if you enjoy those things.

The reason I believe is because I want to! So far I haven’t heard of anything better then going to heaven after you die. I mean reincarnation makes sense. But, I really don’t want that to happen! I also find it really hard to be happy about life if your not promised something awesome afterward! Because let’s face it life is rough, and some people become sick and die without getting the chance to really experience life. It also makes it easier when other people die, because you hope to one day see them again. Even if it’s all a big lie (which I don’t think it is), I’m happier believing then not believing. How about you?

However, I can’t stand when strangers hand out things and try to tell me about God. It actually makes me feel really uncomfortable. I don’t really like having religious conversations with people either. I also don’t think it’s right to push your religion on other people. I don’t care if you don’t believe or whether your Jewish or some other religion… I’m not judging. You can believe whatever you want to believe, and who am I to tell you what’s right or wrong? I just hope you find the right path to being happy now and later on…

I did grow up Christian and attended church quite frequently, but I never really enjoyed it the way some people do. I don’t get excited to sing songs about Jesus and God. Honestly, I like going to listen to the sermons, because I usually learn something applicable to how I want to live my life. I also have lots of family there. For these reasons I attend, I enjoy it every so often.

I have often felt bad for going months without going to Church. But, recently I’ve stopped caring so much. Try a new church maybe?  I don’t know.. Maybe it’s just not my thing! Some people spend all their time wrapped up in their religion and some people don’t. I think it’s enough to live like a Christian in the way you care about people and treat people. I know a lot of people who would not agree with that, but some people who go to church all the time don’t act like Christians either! If I’m acting like a Christian and following the 10 commandments that should mean something. I think it’s important to pray and to celebrate in some way the true meaning of Christmas and Easter. But, attending church every week? I just can’t stand hearing the same things over and over again. I think I would learn more staying at home and reading the bible. I don’t really know… Everyone has a different perspective. I just think that it’s important that I stay true to myself and believe and do what feels right for me despite what others think. While also treating other people well.

The only thing I know for sure is I want to make sure I secure my ticket to heaven.
Eternal happiness means everything to me.

Life is Crazy!

Due to my crazy summer and busy schedule I was unable to post a blog last week. I might post two this week to make up for it. Last week, I had the choice of to spending time with a friend I rarely see, or staying home to write. The choice was relatively clear.

Life is crazy! Sometimes I get super annoyed when I plan all these things to do and end up not completing them. But, then I realize that there’s no escaping that. Life is crazy, and you can never plan everything to work out just the way you want it to. No matter how much we picture our perfect life, and work hard to make it happen, it will never quite turn out the way we expect. 

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” -Unknown

When you try to hard to control the world and your life you will find more stress and feel less accomplished. Your better off just letting go, and letting life take you on a ride. Just buckle up and hold on. 

Sometimes the chores will pile up, you won’t complete everything or even anything on your to-do list, everything you touch will break, it will storm and rain on your planned day in the sunshine. So, what? I say bring it on! If more than half my week goes as planned that’s good enough for me. I won’t let the world bring me down! I will keep on trying to make the best of things.

My husband is always staying up to date on politics, along with what’s happening with the economy, and what’s happening is extremely depressing. But, there’s always something to stress about and worry about. There is no shortage of problems in the world, if you search for the problems you will find them. It’s good to be informed and be able to make informed decisions with the knowledge that we gain. However, we also need to make the decision to rise above the mess and think positively about our future. Take control of what we can, and leave the rest to fate. 

My husband and I always say “It’s the two of us vs. the world,” and then we ask ourselves “Are we winning yet?” Some days we are, some days not so much. I plan on a future where the answer will almost, if not always, be a resounding yes! 

Life is Crazy! There’s no real guarantees. Almost anything can happen! If there is no tomorrow, I would hate to have wasted today. 

If I Leap Will You Follow? (poem)

This is a poem I wrote several years ago. It’s completely different from the poems I normally write, so I’m not really sure how it came about. I really like it, but I feel like it could be improved upon. Any suggestions? 

If I leap will you follow?
When I fall will you catch me?
Search for me yonder?

On the same path we unite,
Two hearts binding as one,
Two halves nearly whole.

Into the depths of our souls,
We will reap such rewards,
For our love shows no end.

With our passion we ignite,
Oh, loves luminous light!
Blinding to our sight.

Trembling in the night,
As we behold our desires,
We clench closer together.

Lips interlock,
Time has no essence,
Love blurs existence.

World fades away,
Warmth seeps through,
Hearts beating fast.

Mind in a trance,
Loves first dance,
Weightless and free.

Two paths intertwined,
Two halves finally whole,
Two hearts are complete.

Poem by: Jen