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“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis

If I have learned anything in the last 2 months, it would be that life is rough. I have never had this much trouble. It is just a rough time for Ariel and me. We are struggling, but we know that this won’t last forever. It never does! But even though I know this, I can’t let it get me down, because I know there is a purpose for our trials. I know that something will come out of this and we will look back and smile. We know that we aren’t being buried but we are being planted.

Trials don’t happen in your life without something coming from it. You might think that I am crazy, saying that I don’t know what you are going through, or that not everything has positive things come from it. This is where I have to disagree.  I feel that anytime you go through a rough time, you can take lessons from that time and go on to help other people. It sucks that we have to go through rough times, but we know  that rough times come and go, and we know that we will survive in the end, we just have to hold on to the hand that is reached out to us.

C.S. Lewis said this “Hardships often Prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” We are giving hardships to prepare us for a journey. We need to go through the roughest times to appreciate the good times, even more. What if life was always great? You would find that you appreciate it less than when you have good times after bad times. If you always have good times, then why would you be happy to have more good times? It is the rough times that help build us into the people that we need to be. The best example is working out. When you work out, you slightly tear the muscles. The muscles will then take all the nutrition that it needs and it begins to repair the slight tears in its tissue. After it repairs, the muscle is slightly bigger and stronger. That is what life is, you go through rough times to slightly tear your muscles so you can become stronger.

Life is rough! Life is like a wave that is looking to kill anyone. I have never been more on the edge than I am now, but I know there is something behind how I feel. God is getting me ready for something great, so he is helping me train, as I get stronger in trusting him. I don’t expect it to be easy, but I know that I am not alone. I have family, friends, and Christ. Those three people will never let me fail. I know there is a plan after my trial, and that is what keeps my eyes on God. Don’t give up because you are going through a valley, because soon you will be back up on that mountain. I know I am making my way up that mountain now. Thank you!

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Name a book

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
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I have a lot of books that I need to read, but I want to know what you guys suggest for me to read. I have a lot of faith that you guys will choose a good book, so please tell me!

I usually only read improvement books, or books that can make me better at writing/life. I have over 40 books that help me with that, but sometimes it is best to change your path and step out of your comfort zone! This is why I want you to pick my next book. I think it is best that I reach out to you guys. You are some of the brightest people I know. 

  Recently, I have started to read “Art to leadership” which is helping me become a better general manager. The book isn’t just for managers though. It is made for anyone that will ever be in leadership of anyone. So if you are someone that is in leadership, and you want to get better, then you really need to grab that book! It won’t be a waste of money, I promise. 
Thank you for your suggestions. I will be posting longer post soon. I want you guys to pick my next book, though. I hope that you will let me know. It would help me out a lot!!! Thanks babes! 

I have been thinking back to my college days a lot lately, which is when I decided to come back home to move in a different direction. I was studying pastoral studies in Kansas City, and I couldn’t have been happier, well for the first few months. It didn’t last though, I felt that I was wasting much needed time doing something, I no longer wanted to do. I ran out of the ministry juice, and no longer wanted to study religion. This was after a dream, that woke me up in the middle of the night, and kept me up the whole night. The dream was more a path that I knew I wanted to take, but my fear of failure was outweighing my courage of succeeding.

I wanted to come back home to study locally. This was forced also by not finding a solid job, that wouldn’t keep me from college for a semester. In the dream, I saw myself finishing my first novel, and becoming a world-known writer. I was excited instantly about becoming a professional writer, that the dean-of-students offer wasn’t enough to keep me around. Even though they gave me a semester free, and helped with my rent, I no longer wanted to be there. I left during a Sunday service, and packed up my things. I came back home to Illinois, without telling anyone there. I know it was wrong to do so, with everything they did for me but it was now-or-never, or so I thought.

When I got back to Illinois, I got lazy. I didn’t try to get a job, I didn’t care about the same things as before. I didn’t want to write anymore. I felt like I was wasting my time doing nothing, so I planned to attend another seminary, in order to show those around me, that I didn’t come back to lay around. I never got into the seminary, due to the money issues I was experiencing. But this would change shortly, when I met my wife.

My wife wanted me to follow my true dream, which was to become a writer. She pushed me to go back to college, and get my degree in journalism. But when I showed interest, my job began to want me to pull more hours. With the more hours that I was getting, the less the chance became, that I was able to go to college. This is when I decided that I was going to try becoming published without a degree. This is nearly an impossible task, but where there is a will there is a way. Now that I have started my portfolio, I know the things that need to be done in order to get my name out there. This could lead me to a new location on the map, yes I am talking about moving.

I have started to promote through some amazing items, which I blogged slightly about, last night. But the reality is, sometimes you need to move to become someone in this industry. Springfield might not be the best place for me to try and grow, but at the same time it might be the best place. The question is though; Could I move if it came to it?

The answer is “Yes.” As a writer, I see that my future could cause me to go to another city, state, or country. This is any job, you have to be ready to relocate, and I am. It would be hard, but how could I say that I want to grow but not take the steps that it takes to do so? I can’t, that’s why it is important to ready your heart to do the hardest things in life, no matter the cost.

If you hold back, because of fear, you could miss an opportunity of a lifetime, I will not though.
I have been taking the steps that I need to, and I have seen that it has helped. But time will tell if the steps I have taken will be enough. I pray they are, but no one knows what God has in store, so I give him control, and can only pray that I don’t get in the way!

This was an old post that I thought someone needed to hear! 

Take a seat, my lovely people. Today, we will be talking about the most popular thing for texting since texting surfaced. We are talking about the small emotions that you can send to your friends for different situations. Some are to tell people that you arenas, where others are to show your affection. Whether you use them for other reasons one thing never changes; you use Emojis. You wouldn’t be hip if you didn’t. 

For me Emojis are fast ways to tell people how I feel. I use 😂 to express that I find something really funny/ultra dumb. It would be akward to write “lmao” on someone’s status, but this makes the situation less AWKWARD and saves time on typing. 

Today, I want to share with you what 10 emjois make texting best for me. I use probably 90% of the emjois on my phone, but I have thought this out, and now I will tell you. Because, I know you really want to know this 😉.

10. 😮 “Let me tell you; I cant believe you’re actually this dumb” or “oooo that’s cool..” 

9. 😏 “Well, you know I’m the bomb” (used when someone says something nice about me)

8. 😑 😐”You’re too dumb for the internet.” 

7. 😒 “How the hell are you this dumb…Shut up, already.” 

6. 💪👊 “I am the best!” “We rock! Good job!” Usually used after I accomplished something. 

5. 🔪🔫 “I’m not scared to kill you.” 

4. 😉 “You should include me in your plans” or “You know what I want.” (Never used in a sexual way)

3. 😄 😃😅 “Ah, that was funny, but I have seen better.”

2.😶😮😖😕😔 “You lost your internet privileges….” 

1. 😂😘😍😎 “This is the funniest/cutest thing ever!!!!!!!” Or “You’re my funny bestie!!!”

WE did it!
Last night, I posted a new blog. The blog was about Ariel and I hitting a deer, a year ago. This was a scheduled post, because I had to go to work at 5 p.m. which usually means that I write before hand. I like for all my blogs to come out at 8p.m. More people are likely to be on Facebook at that time, so it is the best time to post a blog. Either way, when I saw the notification that my blog went live, I also got another notification. Fun fact: I posted the same blog twice during the scheduling, so I thought it telling me that blog also went live. But when I went to check the notification it told me that I have officially reached 500 post on Impromtdude. 500th!!!!! POST! That is amazing, guys!

We all have heard my sappy story about why Impromtdude even exist, and how I actually wanted to end this weeks after the launch, but I didn’t because I was nervous. I figured if I deleted this blog, I would never become a writer. This is when I decided to keep it. Since then, I have grinded to make sure I posted daily. I lost my way a few times, but I never gave up. I took a vacation, but I returned. I lost my ideas, but I kept pushing through. Every rocky road led me back to this amazing blog. That is when I decided to stop trying to quit and embrace my love for writing. That is when I bought the domain Impromtdude.com. I knew if I put money into this blog then I wouldn’t want to give up.

Shortly after the purchase, I went on to get apparel going. I shopped the market and found a pretty cheap producer, but you get what you pay for. I went to a more expensive place, but their material didn’t match the price. This year, I plan on making a big impact to this by making apparel a thing for Impromtdude.

Today,  I want to reflect on the last 500 post by answering some of my own questions. Lets take a trip down memory lane; will you join me?

What is my favorite post?

I love the post titled “First love Vs. True love.” This was a post about deciding to help a first love. I had a dream that my first love was in trouble, which made me ask “Could I put my previous feelings aside without hurting my current relationship?” I came to the conclusion that I could because the strength of my love to Ariel outdoes the love I had for Ems.

What post do I remember doing the best?

The post that did the best was my write up on 878, a local rap group. This post gave my blog a huge spark that I ended up keeping for a long time. The fire did simmer down, but I kept a huge following from this post.

What post did I love working on the most?

This is a hard question, because I love all of my work. If I had to grind down to one specific post my favorite would be “Small blogger vs. The world.” This was an inspirational post meant for those who thought they couldn’t beat the odds. The world is full of writers that want to make it, which can make it hard for small beginning bloggers. This usually makes them quit because they think it’s a waste of time to even try. This blog went on to help a lot of people, which was super fun in my opinion.

What can we expect for the next 500 post?

I am excited about the next 500 post. I want to get to 1,000 by the end of the year. I know that is impossible, but I really want it to happen. You should expect more passion coming out of these post. I didn’t know what I was doing 500 post ago, but I have learned so much in this field. I have learned more about grammar, promotion/advertising, humor, people and much more. All this together, we are going to have a great time! Also, expect apparel and more business related items.

I am excited about the next few months. After hitting 500 post, I think I finally found my full happiness. This is important if you want to survive. With this being said, it is time to get serious. I want the next 500 post to be my very best. But for now; I want to say THANK YOU. You guys have been by my side this whole time. You saw some of my most heartfelt post and you have seen my most ridiculous post. Through the changes, you guys have always been there. This brings a lot of happiness to my heart. For that I want to say Thank you. Please keep supporting me. We will make it soon! 2017 is already great with you guys!!!

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Hello. How in the world is it going? How is your night going? I really hope it’s going well! Tonight, Ariel and I are watching season 2 of the Flash. This is what happiness feels like. This is what happiness is meant to be; two young ones sitting around a warm hour, while doing something we both love. 

Soon, we will be going back to the gym. I really don’t want to go back in January. I just know the gym will be packed with a whole bunch of “new year, new me” people. The same people that will revert back to being a couch potato in a month. This is when we will go back. I want to be full of positive vibes when I go back, that way we can finally get healthy. If you know the people are there just because of the new year, it puts a negative vibe on your goals! This is why we are starting out at home, then we will go back when we know we can grow in positivity. 

Other than that, I want to tell you guys about a dream. This dream was about A girl and I. If you are into YouTube artist, you should know who Tyler Ward is. Anyway, In this dream I wss at his house. There was this girl there, she was also a musician. I knew her from somewhere, but I didn’t know where. All I knew is that I needed her car to go to practice. She told me that she didn’t have the keys on her, that they were in Tyler’s car. I said that was fine and that I would take her motorcycle. She smiled and told me that it was an automatic, which is good since I didn’t know how to drive manual. 

I took the hot pink motorcycle around the block (to get a feel for it) but I couldn’t stop. I would press on the brakes but nothing would happen. I soon realized that I was pressing the old clutch or something. When I got back to the house all I heard was laughter. She was standing on the porch as she pointed at me. I got off the bike and walked towards her. She walked towards me and punched me in the arm. 

I woke up after that. Something felt strange about this dream. For some reason the dream gave me a spark of inspiration. I’m not sure why but, I felt that this dream is what I need for my writing. Has anyone ever had this happen? If you have; would you be able to tell me what is going on? OK, thanks!

Whoo buddy! 2017 is finally here.

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It is no longer 2016. We have turned the page and we are now looking towards the future. I’m glad to say that 2016 doesn’t have a tie on me anymore, because that year sucked. But, with faith, I believe 2017 will be the year for some amazing breakthroughs as addition to all the other amazing things that will happen. To make this year great, I want to actually make some resolutions. Resolutions for myself have never worked out. I always lose the paper and forget what I set myself out to do during the 365 days! This year, I am taking precaution and telling you guys. Feel free to keep me accountable to my goals, because I know it will be tough to complete all of these things. Lets get started.

10. Get the hell out of dodge. We (Ariel and I) are tired of this place. We have dealt with some nasty things in this house and I am done. Our landlord doesn’t want to take our complaints serious, even though there is mold in the walls, so we will show her. We will leave this place and finally buy our own house. I have been so stubborn with making that decision, but with the car accident happening, I don’t want to have to learn another “lesson” so it’s time to leave.

9. Cut Soda will be the hardest thing, ever. I love to drink MTN Dew and other various carbonated drinks, but honestly; that stuff is poison to your body. This is why I have made the decision to make tonight my last night with soda.

8. Eat healthier and taking care of my body more is just as important. I have falling off the deep-end and I don’t know how to swim. I really hate how I feel, so why not make the change? This comes with a better lifestyle. If I want to be fit then I will have to eat like a fit person.

7. Getting glasses. I know that I have needed glasses and I am going to do something about that now! I am going to a doctors office and I will be getting glasses. Life is about cherishing the small moments, but how can I cherish them if I can’t see them? I might be scared, but I need it done!

6. Surrounding myself with people that love me. My whole life I have been the man on the outside. It was a nice place to be because then it was harder to get hurt, but that life is sucky, also. This year, I want to spend time getting to know people, going out with people more, and embracing those who love me. Happiness is found in those who love you, its time to let those people in.

5. Read and write more is important. I have a thousand books, but I never read them. Stephen King says “A good writer is a good reader.” I can’t become the best writer if I refuse to read. Also, I need to  write more on my two novels. I keep saying I want to write a novel, yet I have two in the process. It is time to stop being lazy and get them written.

4. Be happier at work. I am a Debby downer when I am at work. One small thing happens and it ruins my mood. This has to change in 2017. I have to find that love for my job, or I might need to find a new job. Either way, I can’t be miserable at a place for the majority of the day, anymore. It is time to be happier!

3. Be nicer. Now, it is okay to be sarcastic, but I must also know when it’s gone too far. This year, I will learn to be nicer in certain situations, because I want people to like me, which cant happen if I’m being a complete asshole.

2. Achieve my goal in Special Effects. I said I wanted to eventually be a makeup artist at a haunted house. This is my first big milestone, so this year I want to achieve that. If that is all I do in special effects, that is okay with me!

1. Raise Impromtdude to the next level/Blogging for money has always been a dream. This dream will come true this year. I’m going to set my whole being to make sure this happens. I am tired of staying in the same place; it is time for a change. Get ready, 2017, its go time!

These are just a few of many goals. I have a lot planned for 2017 and I am ready to take it all on. There is no time to wait, anymore. I am ready to do great things. It is time to find my happiness in this world, more happiness than the day I met Ariel. It is time to find my purpose. Are you ready? If not, you better get ready because it is now 2017! Happy New Year!

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Tis the season to be rich with love and hot cocoa. The frost from outside will only keep you cold for so long. This is what we need hot beverages for. That way we can come inside and sit in our pajamas, while holding a delicious and warming drink of your choice. With all this being said, what is our favorite drink (hot or cold) during the Christmas season? 

My top seven hot drinks are quite familiar, but they are what I love to drink!!! If you are a fan of any of my choices, give this a big thumbs up. If you dont, then tell me what you drink!

1. Peppermint hot cocoa!- probably the best drink ever. A minty refreshing taste while also getting a warm chocolate blast. 

2. Apple Cider- Either warm or cold, cider is worth a drink in the middle of winter! 

3. Regular hot cocoa- sometimes I like to be simple. This is when I pull out the plain cocoa and make a delightful glass!

4. Warm tea- usually I drink sweet ice tea, but during the winter I find myself drinking a lot more hot tea!

5.  Egg nog- I haven’t been a big fan of eggnog since I tried alcoholic eggnog, but I still would rank it in my top 7. 

6. Coffee (mochas and lattes)- I’m a white girl!

7. Sparkling white grape juice. All I can say is…..YUM!

What are your favorite holiday drinks? What do you recommend???? 

Let me know! 

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Posted: November 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Titles are for chumps as ideas are for wimps.

Today we will free ball a post and see what we can come up with. In order to get ideas, I will bee pulling words from around my room and write about that certain thing. I don’t know how this will go, but either way I am doing it!

Today, I was at work when I began to rub things. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I couldn’t stop the horror from happening. I tried to put my hands in a bag, but that didn’t do anything. I found my hand remotely coming out of my pocket and finding a nice cold cup. I kept rubbing the glass, until I owned it. After my intriguing start, I knew that things were going to get extreme, this I became okay with, I was going to finish the groping in a flash, that way I could get a piece of pizza.

As you can tell, this post isn’t that serious, not as serious as writing a story. That reminds me that I need to write my novel. I have been putting that off since I was a vault boy. Yes, I just used a Fallout reference, sue me! Now, after making a nerd reference, I will talk about my football team; The Chicago Bears. I am angry with the start, they should be ashamed of themselves. I am excited to announce that Jay Cutler is done, he is gone for the season. Now, we will go with a guy that has only played one NFL game. He didn’t look bad, I just don’t know what he can bring to the table.

I am going to wrap it right there, I enjoyed doing this. If you are a follower, make sure you like and comment! That would make me happy.

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This is honestly to get me back into the motion of writing.

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What can we say about last week, other than they were easy picks. This doesn’t include a few close games, but for the most part the better team won. Panthers were 4 points away from losing another, Vikings are starting to make a return, Browns are still a practice team, chiefs choked on a close game, Colts beat a conference team, and the Raiders might have lost if the Refs didn’t give the game away. Without Thanksgiving games being tallied, my new record is 83-58-2.
Now lets get in the new week:
Rams @ Saints
WINNER: SAINTS

Titans @ Bears
WINNER: BEAAAARRRRRSSSSSS

Cardinals @ Falcons
WINNER: Falcons

Giants @ Browns
WINNER: BROWWNNNNNSSSSSS (Just watch and see!!!

Chargers @ Texans
WINNER: No one, we are doomed…..Chargers

    Jags @ Bills
WINNER: Bills

Bengals @ Ravens
WINNER: Ravens by 4000.

     4th- and-9ers @ Dolphins
Winner: 9ers. Ultimate SADFACEEEE!!!##!!!!!

     SeaCocks @ BUCS
Winner: Seahawks

     Patriots @ Jets
Winner: Patriots

     Panthers @ Raiders
Winner: Raiders

    Chiefs @ Broncos
Winner: Broncos

Packers @ Eagles
Why the hell is this aMNF game? SMH, Winner: Eagles…

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