My First Blog Post

Getting Started

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Here’s Something Interesting: You Only Remember 7 Things at Best

I haven’t done one of these kinds of posts in a long time. When it comes to our memory, there are so many things that we can store and remember for later times. Our short-term memory, on the one hand, we can best remember 7 things at one time.

Everyone’s short-term memory is different. Some say the magical number is 7 things plus or minus 2 things. On good days, people can remember more and on off days, they remember less.

People can train their minds to chunk information together, which allows us to remember more things in our short-term memory. Studies have found that it’s easier for us to remember numbers than letters.

Our short-term memory seems to be between 15 to 30 seconds. If we vocalize what we want to remember, it helps to keep things in our short-term memory. Overall some people can remember a handful of things at once and some can only remember a small amount and that’s ok. Your not alone if you relate to any of the information presented here. Remember, everyone is different therefore everyone’s mind is wired differently.

Here is a link to where I got my information if you want to learn more down below

Short-Term Memory | Facts, Types, Duration & Capacity

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.


Quote Breakdown 3

Here’s another quote breakdown. Sorry for being MIA for a couple weeks. My body needed time to rest after quitting my last job and getting a new one.

With that said, it goes along with the quote. Things like a laptop, computer, TV, etc, sometimes will just freeze, not work right, not turn off, or take a while to load. When you unplug them for a bit, plug them back in, or restart them, the device will usually start working right.

If your running on barely any sleep, no rest, not eating healthy, for an extended period of time, your body won’t work right. If you’re exercising, working, or studying long hours, traveling long distances, you need that time and rest to unplug and renergize.

Have you heard or said these sayings:

  • ‘I’ll rest after I get this done’,
  • ‘I’ll take a break just as soon this is finished’
  • ‘I’ve got to get this done, I’ll eat later’.

When you were done with what it was you were working on, did you take a break, or did you move on to something else thinking it would take a couple minutes when or actually didn’t? If you said yes, you’re not alone. I’m guilty of this so is your best friend, spouse, teacher, boss, fellow students, girlfriend, and boyfriend.

The overall moral is that if you take the time to rest and recharge, you can do what you need to do and more. How long that rest is varies for all people. It could be a day, hour, 30 minutes, sometimes a week, only your body knows. Sometimes it will take trial and error to figure it out and that’s ok.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Symbolism: What is a Strong Foundation?

Hi everyone, hope your well. So this topic is something that I learned a few years back. My dad had taught me this concept and I learned how important it is to have a strong foundation in anything you do not just construction work.

What is a Foundation?

Maybe some of you are familiar with this concept, if not that’s ok. As you can see with the picture above, that is the foundation of a building in the works. The concrete and metal rods are going to support all the walls, floors, appliances, people, and so many other things. If this all wasn’t in place, the floor built above it would collapse; which also means that any floor built above the second floor will come crumbling down as well.

That being said, building upon your core morals and values is no different. You need a strong foundation to do so.

Why it’s Important to Have a Strong Foundation

Having a strong foundation keeps things stable and afloat. That’s a general way to put it. Building upon a foundation takes time. The end goal is different for every person. Some things take more time to build and create.

However, building or creating something comes with setbacks. Things don’t always go the way you plan. Things break and there are delays; that’s just life. Whatever it is your building or creating can come start to crumble along the way.

The same can be said if your trying to eliminate bad habits and replace them with good ones. The concept applies to those who are rewiring their mindsets to stop negative thinking and negative self-talk to positive self-talk and positive thinking.

If things start falling apart, it’s not the end of the world. If you have a strong foundation, you can rebuild without having to start from scratch. If you try to incorporate a new habit into your life it’s not always easy. You have good days of progress, some days you don’t; then there are those days you take a few steps back.

The Consequences of Not Having a Strong Foundation

Not having a strong foundation can bring everything down and it’s harder to pick yourself up from that. Mentally, fear can set in and cause high levels of anxiety and depression. Some people don’t like to start something from scratch after they spent so much time building it or creating it. As demonstrated from the pic above, though the real reason for why this building came down is unknown, the point is that it will have to be rebuilt from scratch.

So ask yourself this, do prefer to create something fast and build upon it risking that the whole thing will need to be rebuilt from the ground up if something happens to it? Or do you prefer to build something and take your time while solidifying a strong foundation?

Wrap Up

If you struggle with building a strong foundation in different aspects of your life, your not alone. It took me time to create one and people are in the process of creating one, rebuilding from scratch, and building upon a foundation already established right now. Fear, uncertainty, high levels of stress, sometimes depression, and chaos can occur if a strong foundation isn’t established mentally. Quality is important; if you build a foundation right, it will last a long time, and you will be happy that you did.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Inspired and Motivated or Jealous and Envyness of Someone?

Hi everyone, sorry for not posting last week; I wasn’t feeling too well. Winter is definitely here in the U.S. Take care of yourselves and stay safe on the roads. Hopefully you all don’t succumb to the flu or major illnesses.

Inspired and Motivated by Someone

This is a concept that I’m sure you all can relate to in some shape or form. There is that one person who always motivates you to try something new or inspires you to never give up. This person also brings out the best qualities in you and helps you generate new ideas and maybe helps you view life in another perspective. If you know someone like this, that’s wonderful. You actually might have a few people like this instead of just one which is fabulous.

Envyness and Jealous by Someone

Now let’s look at the other side of the coin. So that person or people who inspire you, ask yourself this, have you ever been jealous or envyness of them? If not, that’s fine. If you answered yes, let’s look into this. Did they get something you wanted? Did they achieve something very easily while you struggle with it? Did you think that these people don’t have a worry in the world while your stressed everyday? Do they have the life you want while your trying and/or struggling to build it?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, your not alone. I can relate to this and this is a concept that happens every single day. Jealousy is a thing as well as envy. Now are you a bad person for thinking like this? The answer is no, as long as you don’t lash out toward anyone or them.


You can be inspired by someone and then you can be jealous of them the next minute. Why is that you ask, well it depends on how you view your self-worth. If your satisfied with how you view yourself and how your life is, then this special person is going to inspire and motivate you. If you aren’t happy with your life and aren’t satisfied with what you have, then jealously and envy will take over your thoughts.

For one thing, someone is always going to be better than you at something and that’s a fact. Second, people have the desire to always strive for more. This isn’t a bad thing, but if you aren’t grateful for what you get and already have, then it can be a bad thing. Remember there are people out there who don’t have what you have and would do anything to have it. You may think things are mediocre and not glamorous in your life, but to another person you have a glamorous life.


There are some ways to avoid feeling jealous and envyness toward that person or those people who inspire and motivate you:

  • Be grateful for what you already have. This includes the small things as I have mentioned in the past like a bed, food, clean clothes, towels, etc. This will solidify a foundation of positive thoughts that you can build on
  • Build your confidence. Theres always exercising. Try new things, like a new food, or visit a new location. Add some healthy foods to your diet. Your body will thank you by rewarding you with a positive feeling.
  • Say positive things about yourself. Positive self-talk can go a long way and be good for your conscious especially for your subconscious.
  • Smile at the small things. Whether your listening to some music, playing with your pet, made someone laugh and smile, or looking at nature. Smiling and acknowledging them will lift your morale.
  • Look back on your accomplishments. There are things you achieved that others haven’t. Big or small these accomplishments are a testament to who you are which is something no one can take away.

Wrap Up

Overall, the way your mind is wired will determine how you think about these special people or person in your life. If your not comfortable with who you are, then your more likely to be jealous and envyness of these kind of people. Social comparison is another concept that will make you feel uncomfortable in this aspect.

I can relate to this. It took me time to rewire my mindset and be inspired by a few special people in my life instead of envying them. They are on there own path in life and I have my own. I didn’t need to compete with them; when that finally clicked, a great weight was lifted off my shoulders. So if I could do it, you can too.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Best Things to Keep in Mind for starting the New Year

Happy New Year everyone, 2023 is here. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with loved ones. To those who have a hard with the holidays, your not alone. I know people personally who have a hard time with the holidays because loved ones have passed away or unfortunately have no one to celebrate with. My heart goes out to you all. You are still loved and are unique and special.

To start off the year, I thought I would post a small speech of Steve Harvey’s I found on Instagram. The speech is about the blessings we already have. I have mentioned in the past about the small things we should be grateful for like being able to breathe easily and having a bed to sleep in.

If you are unsure of how to start 2023, your not alone. There are many others who are in the same boat you are. Though I can’t tell you what you should do or what is best for you, this video serves as a reminder of what you already have and to center yourself.

Like I mentioned before the holidays, I hope to start posting more and create different kinds of content that can help better your life.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Video Discussion: Your Not the Only One

Hi everyone, so this is going to be a short post as the message I want to get across isn’t too big. It comes from a video game called Sonic Forces and it’s only a sentence from the games main character Sonic the Hedgehog. The first minute is all that this post will focus on.

Here’s a little big of background information on the video. Sonic and one of his friends got sent to a realm called Null Space. Null Space is a place where no life exists and is meant to be a never ending prison. Sonic, who always looks on the bright side, realizes this and despite being in possibly the worst place ever, he also learns that there is no better feeling than not being alone. With this attitude he and his friend are able to run through the obstacles in their way and are able to escape Null Space.

The Take Away

Your not alone. I’m sure you’ve felt a sense of relief or a weight lifted off your shoulder when you found out someone else is going through the troubles your dealing with. Probably made you think that your not the only one struggling in this world; I’ve experienced that myself.

Maybe the realization of that idea isn’t the best feeling, but it sure is up there as one of top best feelings. How you deal with those obstacles, problems, challenges, etc is based on your attitude and personality. Having friends to stand by you during those rough times really helps. The same thing can be said about family members.

To those in school, other students are dealing with problems just like you, even those who look like they have it all together. I can say the same thing about your colleagues at work as well.

Wrap Up

So this is going to be my last post for this year. It took some time to get back into the swing of things. Writers block is real and having to deal with tough, busy days at my job took some of my energy away. Getting Covid again didn’t help either. Hopefully down the road I can upload more posts more during the week.

Thank you all once again for the support. It means a lot to me and hopefully my content has helped you better and empower your life. Take care, stay safe, have wonderful Christmas to those who celebrate it, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Quote Breakdown 2

So here’s another quote break down. Sorry for not posting last week. I was recovering from Covid and getting my strength back. Here’s a quote that I personally can relate to.

Now one may think, ‘well I can’t be tough if I’m fragile’. ‘Tough’ and ‘fragile’ are words that don’t go together I know. Some people believe that to be tough they can’t have any emotions affecting their mindset. Vulnerability is a concept that I have talked about before.

To be fragile is to be vulnerable which is scary. Being vulnerable means revealing your true self and true feelings with no filters. Some people are highly concerned with others judging them and not feeling accepted.

Those who do embrace vulnerability are the tough ones. If you do struggle with being vulnerable to others, your not alone. People at various ages young and old struggle with this concept.

The second part of the quote is similar to the first part. Being tender toward another person and toward oneself is a trait that not everyone has. In other words, having the ability to be patient with yourself and others is wonderful. It also means that you are able to be gentle with yourself and not hard on what you do or say.

Now how does being tender mean you are fierce? The word fierce is just another way of symbolizing strong emotional strength and personal growth. I hope this break down wasn’t too hard to understand.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Video Time: How to Improve Your Self Worth

Hi there, sorry about not posting last week, I had some personal things going on and work was very busy. I realized I haven’t made a Video Time Post in quite some time.

So these videos are about self-worth. One comes from motivational speaker Mel Robbins. The other comes from the video series Pysch2go. The last one comes from licened counselor Lisa Ryan.

These videos talk about the reasons why we sacrifice our self-worth to fit in with people, how to build our confidence, dealing with peer pressure, and how to take better care of ourselves mentally. I’ve discussed the topic of self-worth before and I’ve found that hearing ideas and other perspectives from different people to be insightful.

Also thank you to those who have been patient with me; I truly appreciate it. Im grateful to have people who read my content and take away something to better their lives and to enhance their knowledge on life. Down the road I hope to post more content during the week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Quote Breakdown

So here is something brand new. I’m going to be discussing and breaking down various life quotes. These kinds of posts won’t be super long. Some quotes can be a bit tough to understand and find the message in them. My intention is to break them down part by part, explain it in layman’s terms, and provide some extra information.

So as I have mentioned before it’s important to take care of yourself mentally, physically, spirituality, and emotionally. Sometimes when we want to take time for ourselves, we feel guilty because we think it’s selfish. That’s where the ‘me first’ can come into the picture.

Are we taught that taking care of ourselves is selfish? The answer is yes and no. We can be taught it upfront face to face. We can indirectly learn it from the conversations we have with people, what we are taught, and from the behaviors and actions of others.

If this sounds like you then you are not alone. I have dealt with this concept numerous times even during my social media hiatus back in 2020 as well as last year. You are allowed free time.

In fact, you need that time to recharge yourself, heal, figure things out, or just simply give your mind and body a rest. Are running on fumes right now? Is the person you said hi to, the person you just saw get up and walk away, or are the person sitting next you running off of no sleep and low energy?

Only you can answer those questions. Sometimes people need ‘me’ time away from people to work on themselves, need quiet time, and be away from the business of our society. There is only one of you in this world. As I have mentioned in the past, that makes you special and unique. That is a great reason alone to take care of yourself in however you need to. As long as your not hurting yourself, your good. Your real friends and family members will understand when you need to take time for yourself.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Symbolism: How to see the Full Picture and Get Clarity on Your Life

Sorry about the lack of posting last week. Work is still hectic and busy for me. So this post could have been a video discussion post, but I feel this topic has more symbolism in it. With that said here is some background info on the video. It features an item from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword called the Gust Bellows.

Clear the Clutter

So as you saw the Gust Bellows is an item that pretty much shoots out a continuous large gust of wind. Here is where the symbolism comes in. We are the character in the video named Link. Picture the sand as the fog and confusion you have about your life or various topics. Underneath the sand there is the clarity and the full picture of the situation and/or to your questions. The gust bellows represents the tools and techniques we can use to remove that fog and uncertainty in our lives.

If you have felt that there is some unclarity, uncertainty, in your life as well as confusion, your not alone. To remove the fog and confusion (the sand), we sometimes have to change our mindset. We have to unlearn old habits and implement new ways of thinking and create good healthy habits (the gust bellows). When we do that, we can start removing all the confusion and uncertainty in our lives.

To be real with all of you, eliminating that uncertainty and getting some clarity may reveal some truths that we may not like or be ready for. In the video, you saw some spikes come out the floor. Picture those spikes as some harsh truths which we have to face and sometimes accept and yes they can hurt.

On the flipside, clearing that confusion, getting answers to questions we have can reveal good things. In the video, green gems called rupees were revealed when the sand was blown away. In the game, rupees are currency to buy items, upgrades, and materials for Link. Also when the sand was removed, the right path for Link was revealed. Clearing that confusion in our lives can give us the guidance we need and to find and follow our own path. Getting that clarity to confusing things in our lives and those answers to our questions feels great right?

Wrap Up

So overall, we are faced with uncertainty, confusion, and unanswered questions in our lives. We don’t always see the full picture or big picture figuratively speaking. However with the right tools and help from other people in our lives, we can. Does this process take time, it can. Everyone is different; lets just say some remove the sand faster than others. If your someone who needs more time to remove the sand, that is fine. Everyone moves at a different pace and no pace is the same.

Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.