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Never thought I would..

I actually watched Julie&Julia tonight. I must say that it was very inspirational for me. The message in the movie provided empathy and confirmation of things that I am feeling at this moment. When I ran across the title on my Netflix instant queue, my first mind was to watch it, however, I figured that it wouldn't be my "type" of movie. I am not normally a "chick" flick type of girl, in fact I used to pride myself on not being the "girly - girl " type and that I was the cool chick according to all of my guy friends. It felt as though someone smacked me over the head with a shovel because it was EXACTLY what I needed to see / hear.  I mean within the first 15 minutes of the movie, I identified immediately. In fear of being to cliche or too vague, I'll explain briefly. Julie was a almost 30 year old in the beginnig movie and  was wading her way through life with a job that didn't fulfill her "purpose". Her super supportive and loving husband gave her the idea to blog about her completing all the recipes in a cookbook. Cooking for her was her escape from all the things that was going wrong in life.  But I am not here to write a review about the movie, which was great by the way. However, the Julie was the type of person that started a book or novel and didn't finish because she was rejected by a publisher or something of that nature.But, one of her statements really struck a nerve with me . I ,just like Julie am at a point to where I want to stop procrastinating  and never finishing things that I start. Like her, I feel like I have ADD at times.  I just  had a conversation TODAY  with a good friend and mentioned the same thing. I am at tough spot in my life to where deep down I have a burning desire reach my MAXIMUM potential with life. Life is too precious to just make it just to work and pay bills. God didn't put each and everyone of us here for that. I started a book about 8 years ago ( I just shocked myself when I actually thought about how old I was when it started) and I have nothing but lame excuses as to why I haven't finished the book. Maybe its just sheer comfort and fear ( Another blog for another day). Years ago I had a dream and the letters L O G B  appeared to me as clear as day. I spent several hours googling "LOGB" .. thinking that it stood for something. Not until recently did I figure out that LOGB could actually mean BLOG and that it was a message from Him for me to start one. I know that with out a shadow of a doubt that my main purpose for being here is to write. I mean I just told  my dear friend today that I was afraid that I would fail at becoming a "Recognized Writer",and that it would  be so much easier to get a for sure job like teaching or being a corporate trainer. (Both careers that I think that I would enjoy). However,  I know  that I have to step out and just try it. I've already started, I am afraid that I'll never have readers  or subscribers to my blog, but I continue to blog anyway.  I have a feeling that I am going to find a way to shake things up a bit with my life. A change is definetly coming my way. Part II coming tomorrow.. Much love Krys

How to...

In the midst of a conversation with a group of my co-workers, someone made the comment, " I didn't see that... I am going to look it up on the Internet.." I then jokingly said, " What did we do before we had the Internet to google everything?".
Pretty much these days you can learn anything about almost anything as long as you have someone that has deemed themselves as knowledgeable about the subject. I must say that YouTube has been my main source of information in regards to learning about natural hair. :)  I don't feel that there is anything wrong with wanting to share ideas, thoughts and education with others. However, I found myself just today , in fact I told myself that I wasn't going to blog just to research this, googling " How make a living as a writer.. " and different variations of that subject. I found myself getting caught up in all the links and how many links led to advertisements of some sort. I even found myself becoming a little frustrated with all the "crap" that people put out there. But, then again look at the source, anyone can make a website and can post anything that they want on it, its up to you as an individual to make the decision on whether the source is credible. I stopped googling the subject at height of my frustration and thought about what I was actually doing.  Why am I relying on someone to tell me the quickest , easiest and the most efficient way to get from point A to point B? Heaven forbid if I actually fail or fall while trying to make it. :) I know that advice is sometimes priceless and hearing stories from others that have been or where you are is also very helpful as well. Like I said YouTube has been instrumental with my ups and downs of growing my natural hair. Its very beneficial to see haul videos and product review videos to get a feel for what the product is like based on other's opinions. But, in the end it is always my decision on what I chose to be best for me. I came to the realization that  I've become lazy and too reliant on other's experiences rather than taking the risk and  experiencing things on my own. I've never been the type to be afraid of hard work and trial and error. At 16 I never googled " How to become a Chuck E Cheese Master Trainer by 17".. when I wanted sought after a promotion. Hmmm..
 Obviously the Internet can be very valuable in some situations and sometimes you need that direct path from point A to point B, my point is that it becomes a problem is when we use the "how to" on the Internet as a crutch. Sometimes it just takes a lot of faith from God and confidence in yourself.