Short stories

Enjoy the moment

Good Afternoon!!!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful love filled holiday break. I can not express how happy having this time off from work has made a difference.

There are people that I’ve met during this time that have really made me appreciate living and all the appreciation that has transpired from getting to know people different than me. I have to catch myself sometimes, because many times I can only see the forest for the trees. Meaning; I can only place value on the things in front of me at the time. When in reality life is soo much more than we can grasp. There are so many complexities and we struggle on the daily to make sense of them all.

It’s the same when it comes to people and the way they may act towards us or treat us. For a long time I was raised to believe and be mindful of what other people may be going through. I really believe growing up with this in mind helped me to not judge people for how they react in certain situations. It always kept me aware “No one is perfect”.

The crazy thing is, even though we know none of us could ever be perfect we still continue to beat ourselves up even though we know it is something that could never be possible.

So the next time you find yourself being just a little to hard on yourself, please keep in mind, “You have room for errors. Also there is no reason for you to constantly beat yourself up for something you didn’t get right. The main lesson is to keep trying til you do.

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Short stories

Never be afraid to be YOU

12 Inspiring Quotes About Fear

Good Morning!!!

 

Hope everyone is doing fine…. I was going through trying to figure out what I was going to write about today. There’s so many things that go through my mind, but not all of them can make it to the post. Most recently I was thinking about starting up a couple other things. The only problem with this is making sure I stay consistent. Remaining consistent has always been a struggle for me; No matter what I’m supposed to do. The only time I seem to get things done is when it’s for someone else. That is a habit that must change.

As for the things I want to start doing; YouTube. I started a channel a while ago but stopped making content because I obsess over every aspect of the video, to the point of me not posting one. I’m working on letting that perfectionist go. I tell myself there are many things I plan to do in life, but they never seem to go any further then that. So to correct that I’m working on keeping my word to myself. It may be one of the hardest things I’m gonna have to learn, but it’s something I’m actively working on improving.

 One of the other things is getting my Podcast up and running. I tell you; there are so many was out here to make money, you just have to be open to the possibilities of what may happen once you let go. This is something I constantly have to remind myself of, because I always contain my real self. I do this for fear of not being accepted. Amazon.com: WeSellPhotos What Do I Fear Motivational Inspirational Quotes  Poster Photo Picture Framed Wall Art Print for Players Coach Trainers  Motivators Office Classroom Gift (8x10 Photo Unframed): Posters & Prints

The bad thing about always silencing or containing your true reactions and emotions; you start to loose yourself. I know this from experience, because I don’t know if the person I am in everyday life is the person I am when I’m alone. The person I am when I’m alone is someone completely different. Hell… the people I create in my stories are a lot more exciting then I am. 

I think I learned how to permanently silence and hide myself once I was taught to care what other people think. The hard part now is to unlearn that behavior. The only thing I want to do is be the person I would have been without the years and years of indoctrination. The great thing is; at least I understand unlearning and not doing what’s expected of me will bring me closer to who I’m supposed to be. 

I know that deep down, under all these insecurities I am a free spirited, open, loving, kind, generous soul who does what she wants without the nagging voice saying; Don’t be too different. You run the risk of being rejecting when you’re not digestible. Even though I know this isn’t true, it’s still something that keeps me from showing the world who I truly am.

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empowering · Experiences · Feelings

The Pressure!

Good, Good Morning, My Beautiful People!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well and finding different things to keep you busy that’ll pay off in the end.

Have you ever felt that you were trying to be your true authentic self, but there’s something holding you back, you just don’t know what it is?

I’ve felt that way for a long time. There are things I would love to do but don’t because I’m so concerned with how people would perceive me. I’m sure a lot of us go through these feelings on a regular; but it’s up to you to not let them take over your actions.

Ever day I have tried to be more of myself. I tell you, it has been a whole lot easier because there hasn’t been many expectations. Mainly because I’m not around a lot of different people everyday since this quarantine started. In many ways it has been a great thing for me because I suffer from extreme anxiety; always have ever since I was a little girl. And as you may already have guessed I’m an introvert; so spending time by myself is A okay with me.

But, the great things that have come out of being under quarantine are being able to spend time with family and really getting to know me. There’s so much I didn’t know about myself. I mean, I know we’re with ourselves’ everyday; but many time we really don’t take the time to get to know us. That may sound a little crazy but it’s the truth. Many of us go through life just existing, not really taking into account what we truly want and how we would love to live. We endure unfortunate things daily. That’s why I’m sure many of us only know how to do one thing; and that’s survive.

The reality is; there is so much more you can do other than survive. Try living, that is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself. Give yourself permission to be exactly who you’re supposed to be, without a second thought to what the next person may say. Keep in mind, you are the only one living in your skin; there for you are the only one accountable for your actions and happiness.

 Never let your happiness depend on someone else’s idea of you.

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empowering · Experiences · Feelings

Authentic Living

Start living your Authentic life — Glitter N' Grace

Good Morning!!!!!

There are a lot of things I could chose to write about; Covid-19 (I’m sure we’re all tired of hearing about that, I know I am), love or the lack of it, My Ex getting on my last damn nerve! (That one came in a really close second). But I’m not going to talk about any of those things today. What I want to talk about today is about being yourself and knowing your natural self is good enough to be with or around anyone.

That’s something I had to be reminded of last night while talking to my Mom. She made it clear to me how I come across on camera and on my podcast is very monotoned and boring, but I’m nothing like this in person. I told her the reason for that is; I don’t want to be judged. The truth is your going to get judged regardless. So you might as well have fun creating and stop second guessing yourself.

Authentic Living Quotes & Sayings | Authentic Living Picture QuotesFor a long time all I wanted to do was some type of entertainment. Not so much visually, I wanted to do things like Podcasts, blogs and books. But I realize while I  want those things to flourish I’m going to have to put myself out there consistently . Not just that, I’m also going to have to be me with no apologizes.

I guess it is true; “There is no better time then now.” So if there’s anything that you’ve wanted to do for ages and haven’t because you were fearful of the outcome; there is no better time then now.

Hell, you’re stuck out home anyway. You might as well make it count for something.

Also, no one ever got anywhere happily by doing and being what others wanted. After all there is no one like you out there, so learn to bless every and anyone you meet with your natural beautiful self. Anything else would be a disservice to you and to them.

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Experiences · Feelings · motivational

Hard Work Ahead

Good morning Good people!!!

As always hope everything is well….

I’ve been at this thing for a couple of years now, but nothing seems to be taking off. I’m sure that I could have put more effort into the things I’ve started. To be honest I know the only way that I’m going to get seen is if I do something that involves more connectivity.

Meaning: YouTube, or a Podcast. Those I feel are going to be the only things that are going to help me to get to the level of success I want to reach.

Some of you may know what I’m talking about, but I’m sure a lot of you don’t. I’m speaking about all the things I’ve tried to do over the years to make life a lot more bearable for me. For example: Writing books, creating this blog, starting YouTube, and my most recent endeavor; soap making.

When I say I want to be my own boss, I mean it whole heartedly. I’ve always said this from the time I was little. It’s only in the last 5 yrs that I’ve had the opportunity to put effort towards this quest.

What worries me, is there are going to be some changes in the next couple of months. I’m praying these changes won’t hinder my growth or disrupt my focus.

I’m worried because, for the past couple of years my family and friends haven’t had access to me like they will once this move takes place.

I have to be honest it’s been nice not getting the surprise pop-up visits. Don’t get me wrong I love my friends and family. It’s just sometimes I want to be by myself, and I fear that there won’t be much time for that soon.

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empowering · Feelings

90% v.s 10%

Have you ever experienced a time in life when you felt, that part of life wasn’t yours?

That’s me right now. I just wish I could go back to having the semi comfortable life I had before. Granted, I didn’t like my job. But, I was use to it and I knew it backwards and forwards. At this current time, I have a job (not exactly the one I would like); but I’m grateful for it.

I went from working 4 days 30hrs to 5 days 40 hours, making the same amount or less bi-weekly. You know that had to hit me hard. It’s like a punch to the gut, every time I walk into my current place of employment. As I stated before, I feel very out of place. I’m getting a little comfortable, but I still feel like I’m not on the right path (for me). At the current time all I can do is go through it. I just have to have faith that things will get better.

I’m sure they will. But until then, I’m going to be looking deeper into manifestation and journaling. From what I’ve started to experience journaling and manifestation work. It’s all about the type of energy you have set around them. Through learning about journaling, scripting, and manifestation; I have faith life will soon be what I’ve always wanted it to be (for me).

One thing I will never forget and something you shouldn’t also is; Life is what you make it. As I’ve heard so many times before, ” Reality is 90% how you react to it and 10% what happens to you. So go through life boldly and live life with no regrets.

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