My husband and I met in November 2010. I'd arrived at a local bar with coworkers and had planned to meet up with some friends, as well. He happened to arrive with said friends. It was a truly God-orchestrated encounter! ➡️ #linkinbio
Successfully beat the rush @unity.cafe this morning in continuation of my #smallbusiness celebration leading up to #smallbusinesssaturday . ☕️ Where else should I go this week? 🤷🏻♀️Share your recommendations below.👇🏼 Fellow #smallbusinessowners , check out our recent post with tips on how to make the most of your marketing efforts before Saturday! Let me know if we can help! 🤓
#story Nr. 8/10. Step out of your comfort zone. 🏊♂️
One cold and windy winter day I decided to have a little swim in the lake. Outside was -17°C, eh pretty cold I would say. This was a challenge that would test my mental and physical capabilities. I had to swim 25 meters in frozen lake. I remember, when I was standing near that water, the only thought was in my mind, that I have do it, I will do it.
When it was the time to go into the water I didn't hesitated and jumped right away. The first impression was meh it's not that bad, but when I dive out of the water I was totally in shock. Referee couldn't start the "race" because one guy didn't touch the ice, so it was kinda a panic in my head. When "the race" started and I began to swim, my only thought was to go out of the water as fast as possible. While I was swimming I started to feel how my hands and feets getting so cold to the point when I couldn't feel them.
When I finished the swim and got out of the water my body was burning and I couldn't feel anything not even the wind. So much adrenaline. So much emotions. The feeling is insanely satisfying, to be able to do that.
I didn't prepare for this, only preparation that I took was talking to myself, saying that I can do it. And I know some people will say that what's the point of this. I think the point is to challenge yourself and go out of your comfort, to develop you mental fitness. And of course physical fitness although I would start step by step, not like this, haha.
Athletic Over Everything
Memories die hard!!!
This was like 9 years ago... Some people can jump.... But I JUMP JUMP... 😂
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Please join me in welcoming this week’s Monday Muse, @kathrynbudig ⠀
Kathryn is a yoga teacher, an author, a podcast host and a foodie.. She recently got married, congratulations Kathryn & Kate! ⠀
You can find her online yoga classes on @yogaglo Her book Aim True has great wisdom and some bomb recipes, including some personal care recipes. She also does workshops all over the world as well. ⠀
Thank you Kathryn for being a part of the Titanium Blonde community and sharing your wisdom. Click the link in my bio for Monday Muse to go to her blog interview. ⠀
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson partnership with his cinematographer Robert Yeoman has delighted us for many years. I love what they have done together visually and stylistically.
What are some of your favourite films by this duo?
I am not afraid of this dense darkness of our room, I am terrified of this silence. I no longer fall asleep up to your soft breaths on my hair, your arms around me, your face resting just slightly above mine. I am cold, nothing warms me anymore.
I can feel that the morning has risen from its bed. I am aware that every bird in neighborhood has something to chirp about. Walks or no walks, I am always up this early because I have nothing more to dream about.
The kitchen is still full of you. Of jam jars you bought and never used, of a hundred bottles of sauces I don't even know names of, of pickles and olives I will never use. I sit down and have my breakfast alone on a table for two.
This is when my phones is supposed to ring. This is when I am supposed to hear a ‘hello’, and 'I love you’ and a 'What you having for lunch?’ Instead I order chinese at work and eat while I work sitting next to empty cubicles of colleagues who all have someone to go to.
I like taking the metro now. The crowd, the standing, the commotion, the noises that all mean nothing together. Is it strange that I avoid looking at the handles by the door, our favourite place. There is nothing more painful than seeing someone else standing there, with their story, a happier one. And there is nothing more beautiful.
It is hard to forget you, but it is harder to not love you anymore. — disha
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كان شرف كبير ان نكون جزء من هذا الحدث المهم. شكرا لكم @quleads @qataruniversity لاعطائنا فرصه المشاركه وان نكون حزء من عائله تقدم ٢٠١٨.
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It’s a real honor to be part of this prestigious event.Thank you @quleads @qataruniversity for giving us the opportunity to support Taqadem 2018. .
@alrawahitalal @dr.tareqalsuwaidan @hilton_careers #storytellers#WeAreHilton#WeAreHospitality#YouthConference#TheHiltonEffect
If you were given the chance to pick the red or the blue pill, which one would you pick? Would you prefer to carry on living comfortably in what you grew to believe to be reality... or would you risk it all and rather know the truth, as unpleasant as it might be? ✨
I still remember seeing Matrix for the very first time back in the 90's and being in complete awe. It was SO groundbraking. And not just technically, but especially philosophically. The idea of people being nothing more than mere puppets, led to believe their reality... A truth unsettling... many would prefer to carry on living the lie, cause it's simply easier.. and more comfortable. But... would you really... would you really prefer to live the lie...?
It is the same as if you refuse to step out of your comfort zone in your own life. You are basically living a lie. Too scared to face what could be and SHOULD BE your reality.
When Neo finds out the truth - the idea of coming back to his old life... becomes simply unimaginable with all he's found out. Because he tasted the truth. Even if it's not exactly pleasant, there's no going back. And it's the same when you break your habits and get out of your way for once. Then you get to feel the freedom. You get to see what life could be. No, it's not gonna be easy. But the more you make stepping out of your comfort zone a habit, the more you'll become addicted to it. There will be no going back. Cause you'll know better. No matter how hard, it's gonna become the only way. Because there, outside of your comfort zone, there lies the true freedom. And there lie all your dreams. •
Somebody asked people on twitter to reply with any image from the history of cinema that they would frame and hang on their wall. Here is a collage of some of the replies he got.
What would you hang in your wall?
Story #5 of #nanowrimo 10 stories in one month is a retelling of the fairytale “Girl without Hands.” This one is super dark. Here’s a little excerpt: ͞You got the prettiest hair,͟ Nettie would say. That close, I could smell the forest on her.
I didn͛t like the forest, not one bit. It was dark and there were strange men that came through
there sometimes, cutting over the Johnson͛s land to the main road. Nettie smelled like she͛d
been lying in the dirt, and she sat there in the buff, shivering. Her face was smudged, and her
boots were sitting near the fire caked with mud and frost, and her hands were hard and cold.
She͛d put her icy fingers out and wrap them around one of my braids. She͛d run her hand up
the braids. She͛d kiss me on the cheek and I͛d go stiff as a board, my hands against my sides,
not thinking nothing at all. .
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Look at all this fresh blood... IN TWO WEEKS these five brave Directors will unleash five original nightmares as #deathscribe returns to haunt the city of Chicago for the 11th year in a row!!! Tickets are almost dust so grab them today... if you dare: http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/project/deathscribe11/
This past weekend I participated in a @writersdigest online workshop. I sent my first 10 novel pages to an agent. She sent back detailed notes.
The main one being, in those first 10 pages, reveal “why”Henry needs to go back to Earth and “what” he needs to do when he gets there. I have too much backstory and world-building going on.
Yesterday, we writers had a chance to ask questions during a 3 hour video chat with the agent.
A few tidbits I gleaned.
Queries are sales copy. The best queries evoke the tone and voice of the book. (Easier said than done!😊)
Publishers like chapters to be a fairly consistent page count.
The less you use italics, the better. Studies show reading italics tires your eyes.
When using comps in your query, you need to relay “my book is like this book but here’s how it’s different.”
Look to the Hunger Games to see how to weave in small bits of backstory.
The Martian starts out with the inciting incident in the first few lines.
Took this photo yesterday while searching for more comps. I love that trees grow in our local @richlandlibrary. 💙
As a publishing firm, one of the funny experiences we've had is with writers who don't want to edit their manuscripts before publishing. .
Some will say, "I don't need an editor because I edit my own book", but the truth is, every writer needs an editor. .
Today, TEBEBA editorial team has listed five reasons you need to submit your manuscripts to a professional editor. .
Do well to read. Feel free to share this with a writer you care about. .
Remember to follow our page for more insightful tips. Cheers. .
I left @storytellersdanceacademy on Saturday with a happy heart after teaching their awesome dancers!! Thank you Storytellers Dance Academy for working hard and giving me great energy all day long!! Thank you so much for having me back! 💗 Miss you guys already!
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Stare in riva al mare... questo è forse il posto dove c'è più energia al mondo, perché in riva al mare si incontrano gli elementi: l'acqua, la terra, l'aria ed il fuoco che è presente nei raggi solari. Non è un caso che tutti noi siamo fortemente attratti da questo luogo... la riva del mare. In maniera inconscia ci avviciniamo, ci fermiamo e ci sostiamo. L'odore del mare (che è un odore unico) e la carezza della brezza marina sul nostro viso, entrambi in un mix galvanizzante, inebriano i nostri sensi e quasi per magia ritroviamo il nostro equilibrio. Come si può essere infelici se si ha tutto questo ? Tanti scrittori hanno scritto sul mare, da Neruda a Ungaretti, da Saba a Goethe passando per Hemingway, e tanti compositori hanno tratto ispirazione solo guardandolo, da Vivaldi a Debussy e Ravel maghi dell'impressionismo francese a Tchaikovsky e Britten fino ai contemporanei Adams e Williams. Anche io, nel mio piccolo, ho scritto sul mare... il mio "Black sea" ne è un esempio. Lo so... io sono fortunato, vivo in un'isola che è magia pura, e vivo vicino il mare. Ed oggi, durante una passeggiata, mi accorgo di una vecchia poltrona in legno proprio lì, sulla riva. Quale animo nobile può aver lasciato in custodia al mare questo scranno, quale anima generosa ha potuto mai avere un'idea così brillante. Cose così accadono solo in Sicilia, ed è questo aspetto poetico della gente di qui che mi fa innamorare ogni giorno di più della mia isola. Chissà quanti prima di me avranno apprezzato questo dono e chissà quanti ce ne saranno dopo di me. Ora io sono qui, seduto comodamente in riva al mare, davanti questo incredibile scorcio della natura, davanti questo scenario stupefacente. Ma adesso scusatemi, nell'augurarvi un fantastico inizio di settimana mi congedo umilmente da voi... il mare vuole che gli racconti di me, dei miei progetti, dei miei sogni... from "A Composer's life in Sicily"
Motivační pondělí🌫️😁 Dosud jsem cestovala spíš na rychlo.. půjčený auto a objet co nejvíce míst za co nejméně času. Teď cestujeme hodně pomalu, dřív by mi to možná přišlo jako ztráta času, ale musím říct, ze to má něco do sebe. Strávit na jednom místě třeba měsíc, projít si nejznámější místa a objevit nová, o kterých se ani nedočtete. Poznat místní lidi, nejen tradice, ale i jejich názory a životy... udělat si přátelé. Naučit se jejich dovednostem, předat si životní zkušenosti. Co pak záleží na tom, že zatím nemáme fotku ze šech populárních míst, když mě každou chvíli překvapí místo, o kterým jsem nikdy předtím neslyšela? 😊 Na všechny ostatní místa máme celý život ne? Pojďme si užít pořádně to, kde právě jsme! Mluvte s lidma, poznávejte je, poznávejte jejich kraj. Ale hlavně.. ať jste kde jste ( přestože je pondělí ), usmějte se! 🌞 Je tu nový den! A zapomínáme na to, že je to přece jenom dar!🌠