Life, Death, and What’s Left Behind

Tree3I guess there really is a part of me that still fears death. Not so much dying itself, but fear of the pain my loved ones would have to endure if I was no longer in this plane of existence. It is an unbearable thought that I would never want to put anyone through. With these thoughts brings questions. Is there really an end determined for each of us? And if there is, what’s the point of worrying about it? If you die by chance or because the universe has a plan for you, what difference does it make? I guess it’s really not so much about the end, but about the life that you leave behind and the impact that you make on the lives that you touch, that really matters. Death is just another expression of life. Without death, you could not have life. It’s like the inhale and exhale of the cosmos.

Lately I have been having new people appear in my life and others who have been reappearing. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by caring people whom I love and who love me in return. I had to go through a transition of really shedding aspects of myself that were not in alignment with who I am. In doing so it created the room for people who really matter to come in into my life, or come back. By being honest with myself, I could in return be honest with those around me. Deepening the connection that we share with one another. Deeper connections bound together with compassion and understanding. When you allow yourself to be vulnerable and honest, the universe seems to reward you for your courage. It’s not always easy though…

The reason I mentioned that is because I lost a dear friend this weekend. I’m still caught in the wake confusion and sadness. Trying to comprehend the loss of someone you love is a very difficult and alien experience. I see now how everyone handles loss differently. At first I really tried to understand the reasoning behind this and how it is fair. I still don’t have a reason and in all honesty believe it is fair, but who said life is supposed to be? We all have different beliefs on what happens when someone passes. No one really knows what happens, but I suppose these beliefs are a way to ease the pain when someone is taken from this world. What remains is a void created by the collective awareness of those who have lost someone they love.

Some say that the universe, or God, has a plan for us all and when someone passes it is their time. I don’t know if I personally believe that. I do think that the universe provides for us in certain ways, but I think life is a little more of a gamble than that. When trying to come up with a reason, or something that makes this fair, I don’t see one. But I have found my own way of dealing with this loss. This reason of course differs from person to person. Everyone is entitled to a reason that helps them through these difficult times. I believe that in the wake of something tragic, the law of equivalent exchange leaves room for something positive. It brings loved ones together. It puts life into perspective. It makes you value the life that you have more, or maybe even for the first time. It shows us how valuable and fragile life is and the impact we can make when we cease to exist. It brings more attention to the way we treat others in our daily the interactions. Nothing in life is guaranteed, and that includes life itself. As cliche as it sounds, you never really know when the last time you will see someone will be, so make sure you let the people you care about know you care about them, and learn to forgive. You never know if it’s your loved ones last day on this earth, or even your own.

If you are suffering from a loss in your life, I’m sorry. I hope this helps you in some way.

24th Eve


Currently it is the eve of my 24th birthday. I’m once again rather hungover. But I do feel pretty damn good. Mentally that is. My girlfriend I don’t want to say allowed me to, but really that’s what it was, go out last night without her. It was the first time that we have really done that. She trusted me enough to let me go out downtown and drink without her. I can happily say that I did not do anything I shouldn’t have. It’s a really good feeling to wake up and not feel shame after a drunken rampage(doesn’t happen often, birthday weekend, I have an excuse). I had some really cool conversations and met some really cool people. I always end up telling everyone that I want to hang out with them I get drunk.Oh the drunken promises we make. I wonder how many people actually follow through with those drunken promises? I know that when I’m drunk I tend to get really friendly, make a lot of promises, and get a lot of strange phone numbers.. At the time I have every intention of calling them and hanging out, but the next day I realize, what was I thinking? That dude was weird and creepy, but at the time he seemed like the most interesting man in the world. The worst is when you give out your number, and the person actually calls..

Okay enough of that, I have been learning a little about life lately, really I mean it! I’m at a point in my life where I’m really happy the way things are going. It sucks that when things are going so well you think that something bad is about to happen. Fucking movies.. I’m starting to come more into terms that in this life, old age is not guaranteed. I’ve seen a lot of tragic, unfortunate, preventable deaths lately. Pay attention to your surrounding people! It just really sucks, but it makes me realize that I need to be happy and I appreciate what I have now because that is all that is guarateed. Right here and right now is all you have. Some people, including myself, forget how easily it could all be taken away.

I’ve also been learning how to listen to people better, and I mean really listen. It is not an easy task. To be fully engulfed in what another person is saying, while remaining in a clear state of mind, really trying to understand. Not thinking about what you’re going to say next or being stuck in other thoughts. It’s hard, but so far its been really beneficial. A great connection is formed. I’ve also been learning to not use filler words or say things that I don’t mean. When I’m talking to someone, I don’t want us to bullshit each other. I want to be authentically myself, and allow the other person to do the same. I don’t want to pretend to be someone that I’m not. I don’t want to say things that I really don’t mean, or what I think the other person wants to hear.

Humans are so silly. We are around each other constantly, yet we are so isolated. We mentally isolate ourselves. We can be so shut off and scared to interact with one another. I wonder if that stems from the fear of not being accepted. Isn’t that such a silly thing? Why should you be scared to be yourself? It’s who you are and will ever be! But once you’ve tried to pretend to be someone else for so long, it can be difficult to discover who you really are again. It’s definitely been an awesome challenge for me. At what point in our lives do we loose our authenticity? I’m sick of bullshitting with people and I’m sick of being scared to be myself.

I have created this idea that this is my big year of transformation. Transformation of the mind, body, and soul. It’s time for me to regain my authenticity and start doing the things I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t had the courage or willpower for. It’s time to become me. Me to my full potential. I’m sick of wanting and watching life pass by. I’m sick of not being content with the life I have and always wanting more. I want to see the beauty in life. I want to feel love in it’s purest form. I don’t want to have my mind tainted by the ugliness that resides in this world. I want to be me. I want to be happy.

I’m not all the way there yet, but I’m still on my journey. It’s not just about the destination. It’s the process that takes you there. What a beautiful thing to regain that which makes you, you. Something that has always been there. Something that will always be there. You just have cultivate it.

Life & Death.

4941_remains_of_the_past_iiiDue to all the recent tragedies in my life, I have been thinking a lot about life and death lately and really trying to understand the meaning of it, if there even is one. As of now I’ve come to the conclusion that it is what you make it or perceive it to be. If that is the case, then this is what death is to me.

Death is the absence of life. It is the absence of something that once beautiful, but is now no more. Something so beautiful that when it’s gone, it leaves us broken and hurt. We can either focus on the lack of beauty that once was, or we can allow that beauty to live on with us in our own lives, making them more beautiful than they once were. More beautiful because of what our loved ones have created and left behind for us.

F$#% Goals

5136_megadeath_Since I decided to say no to goals, I have seen a drastic improvement in my productivity AND my willingness to complete tasks. I know it sounds like it should be quite the opposite, but I feel like I have more freedom to do the things I truly want to do.

First, I want to make it clear that everybody works differently and has different ways of handling things. Writing goals down for some may be the difference between failure and success. For me on the other hand, writing down goals seemed to create a lot of stress and anxiety. Mainly because I can be overly critical of myself at times. My goals then became something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do.

I can’t remember the name of the article I read, but it talked about the psychological reason we are so apprehensive about completing tasks, especially when they’re given by someone else. The reason is due to a sense of rebellion most develop as children towards being told what to do. When we were made to do something as children by our parents, we had no choice and generally did not enjoy it. As we grow older that sense of rebellion still remains, even if it’s towards something we tell ourselves we have to do.

This is where not having any goals comes into play. Instead of telling yourself you have to do something, you can instead create a list of things you would like to do. Your mind then becomes calmer and seems to naturally release the resistance. By giving yourself the option the task becomes less painstaking. This is because you are making the decision, instead of the decision being made for you. Don’t underestimate the power of perception.

This way of looking at tasks and completing goals has helped me tremendously. Again, everybody is different so this may not work for you. It’s important to take the time to focus on yourself and find what works best for you. Quit watching so much TV god damnit! Give this a shot, if it doesn’t work for you then try something else until you do find what does.

If you have anything to add or disagree with anything I’ve said, I would love to hear it.

Here is a great article by Zen Habits called “the best goal is no goal”.

Thanks for reading!

Contorted Meditation #1

IMG_0074-0I’m beginning to realize I’ve never really known what it’s like to have gone into a deeper meditative state. Since I’ve been meditating every day for the past month with the assistance of an app called Headspace, I was finally able to follow along much easier with a guided meditation I’ve had for a while. Visualization came to me with much more ease. I didn’t find it hard to imagine the energy flowing through me, this time I could feel it. I could visualize the color of the energy and where it came from. At one point in the meditation I felt like my head and face were becoming contorted. They were becoming a strange feeling to me, almost as if I were feeling them for the first time, not able to fully comprehend the feeling of their existence.

Later in the meditation my arms and hands felt like they were being forced onto my body by an external force. My mind began to go into fear mode. I began worrying my bones were going to be broken as I was compacted more and more into myself. I reminded myself I was in control and that thought was ridiculous. Slowly I turned my attention back to the meditation. I then began to enjoy this feeling of pressure and uncertainty. I didn’t try to impose anything onto the meditation. The less I try to understand, the more I feel I do.

I’m at a point in my life where I don’t know what I believe. I’m trying to be as open as I possibly can. When I refer to energy flowing through me, I’m seeing it in my mind and creating a feeling within myself. I don’t know if this is an external force that I allowed access into my body, or if it’s purely self-contained. I don’t think the focus should be so much on where it comes from, but on the positive effects it has on your mind.

For those of you who have not heard of Headspace, I highly recommend this app. It’s an easy to follow meditation guide that really helps with getting you into meditation and deepening your understanding of it. It takes meditation and puts it into easy to understand terms. Even if you’re experienced, it still has much to offer. Here is their link if you’re interested in checking it out.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences. I’m still learning and would like to hear opinions of others, especially if they don’t coincide with mine. Thanks for reading!

It’s Nothing Personal

IMG_0073At some point in our lives we have all had someone who’s pissed us off to no extent, or hurt us deeply. And if you haven’t, I don’t believe you. People are able to make us feel amazing. They can also make us feel as though our bodies have lost all their heat.

It’s unfortunate how much control over our emotions we give to other people from time to time, or maybe even all the time. People we may not even have respect for. When someone’s opinion effects me emotionally, I usually try to ask myself some questions. Does what they’re saying have some truth to it? Is this something I’m holding resistance towards that needs to be worked on? Is this someone I would come to for advise? Is what they’re saying intended to hurt me? Sometimes I’m able to overcome these negative emotions, sometimes I ignore the answer.

Another thing to remember is they’re not you. They will never be able to fully see things from your point of view and feel the emotions they put you through. The same goes for how you perceive their point of view and what you think they’re going through. We have all had different pasts and learned different information in many different ways. What’s true for you won’t always be true for someone else. There’s a quote by Dita Von Teese that has always stuck with me, “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches.”

The best thing to realize is we are all human. We don’t always know why people do the things they do, and sometimes there really is no rhyme or reason. The best thing you can do is forgive and forget. Forgive them for being human, we are all flawed creatures. Forget about the things that have been said that serve you no purpose. We do have the ability to change the things in our power, as well as accept and let go of the things that aren’t. You just need to make that decision.

Bottom line is you decide what you will accept and what you will not. It’s up to you to decide when action is needed and when it serves no purpose. Punching someone in the nose is not always the best plan of action. If you know something is right and you’ve come to this conclusion by looking at it objectively, then it most likely is. You’ll never know unless you try.

Life is short and there are infinite possibilities to love and let go. Life is hard enough without the help of others. Don’t forget to cut yourself some slack. Sometimes there is no right anwser. The worst thing you can do, is nothing.

I welcome any comments that agree or disagree. I’m always looking to expand my awareness. Thanks for reading!

Scared Grateful


I am grateful for my life. I am grateful to be alive and to live for as long as I have. I have a friend whose 17 year old cousin just died. I sometimes forget how fragile life can be and it scares me. I’m scared of leaving those I love behind. I’m scared of the pain that they would go through. I’m scared of the pain of losing someone I love. Anything can happen, that’s just the way of life. Everybody is going to die at some point. The focus should be on living, not wondering what corner death is around.

Death can be such a sad thing when it happens so close to you. You never think anything could happen to you or anyone you love, until it happens. Unfortunately this is the sad truth, but the truth nonetheless. My friend’s cousin had a seizure, fell wrong off or onto her bed, then broke her neck. Her parents knocked on the door before they went to dinner and didn’t hear an answer. They figured she was just doing her teenage thing and left. When they got back they knocked again, but this time went in and found her. What a horrible thing to experience. I hope I never have to go through anything like that. I wish no one had to go through anything like that.

I want to always retain my gratitude and be thankful for the life I have in every moment. Life is a miracle. Being able to write the things I do in the location and time that I’m in is a blessing. I have love in my heart, and I know there are people that have love for me in theirs. What else could you really ask for? Why are we so blind to the obvious beauty that surrounds us? At what point did we become so detached from ourselves and the world that we could no longer see the love that surrounds us?

Love and gratitude are powerful forces. To me they are both something that is paramount and crucial for a peaceful and meaningful human existence. I just want to love everyone and give them permission to be who they truly are. What better gift to give someone than to allow them to be themselves, or give them the means to discover who that is?

I really didn’t intend on posting this, but I felt compelled to do so. I wanted to share this to remind who ever’s reading it to be aware of what they have. Don’t look at it as you should tell people you love them because they could die tomorrow. Let the people you love know simply because you love them.

Taoist Story “Maybe”

Steady Wise


There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “May be,” said the farmer.


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Apply, Apply, Apply

Post from my other blog.

Steady Wise


How many self help books or passages have you read and still feel like you are in the same place as when you started? I have read countless books, websites, blogs, really anything that I could get my hands on. I would get a temporary high from what I read, then not long after, it would seem like I jumped back to square one.

I’m now starting to really see the difference in the quality of my life after years of trying to improve myself. Self improvement is one rocky road but its well worth the effort. Self improvement isn’t just reading something once and changing your life forever. You need to apply what you have learned in order to gain long lasting results to turn your ideal way of life, INTO your way of life. Education without implementation is just entertainment.

Affirm What You’ve Learned.

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Change: The act or instance of making or becoming different.

GiantLeap-2Hello my fellow fellows. I’m pretty sure I say this in every post, but It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything and it’s about time I got back with the program. I read and read, watch videos, peruse blogs and websites, but I still get left with that feeling of lack in my personal development and the development of my life.

I’ve been trying to do what everyone else says or thinks I should do for so long, but using my voice to think it was me who was saying it. I wasn’t truly doing what I wanted to do and I wasn’t allowing myself to feel the way I should.. There comes a certain time when you need to really take what you’ve learned and apply it to your life. You may have a “life high” for a bit after reading a good personal development book, but how long does that really last?

I’ve been steadily taking what I’ve learned and applying it to my life for what feels like a long period, but in the grand scheme of things it really hasn’t been that long. I am now really starting to see a steady difference in the quality of my life and I’m starting to better understand what the hell everyone was talking about. I’ve slowly been making changes to benefit me at the present moment and making changes that will benefit me in my future.

So alas, I have created a new blog.. I felt like it was time to make a new blog that was better geared toward the new direction I want to go in, which really isn’t that much different, but it feels that way to me. I would love for you to follow my new blog because I have grown to know appreciate many of my followers like friends in the “real world”. So please follow my new blog ( so I can follow all of you back because I haven’t yet found the FOLLOW ALL button on this blog. Thank you so much for reading and I hope all is well.

Thanks Again!


Going With the Flow

Palm tree at Hostel Pangea

Palm tree at Hostel Pangea in San Jose, Costa Rica

Right now I’m sitting here, staring at my computer, wanting to write something. I tried working on a post that I had started writing awhile back, but I wasn’t getting anywhere with that.  So I thought, what the hell, I’m just going to babble on about some of my recent experiences that some might find interesting.

For those of you who haven’t read any of my prior posts, my name is Clint. I am big on personal development, but have a LONG way to go. I too go through my ups, downs, lefts, and rights. I have no idea where I’m going in life or what it is I really want to do. I just know that I want to be happy, healthy, love and be loved. I’m sure that there are many of you that will agree and many that will disagree.

I recently just got back from a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. It was AMAZING. I didn’t get sick, I didn’t get mugged, I didn’t end up on the next episode of locked up abroad, and I didn’t spend all of the little money I had before I got back. So with all that said, the trip was a success! I saw the most beautiful beaches, the most beautiful scenery, the most beautiful waterfalls, and I’m fairly certain I saw my future ex wife as well.. My friends and I drove all over the country and experienced more than I could have imagined in just a weeks time. The only thing I did lose down there was sleep, lots and lots of sleep, but it was well worth it!

Man sized brews. i'm on the left.

Man sized brews, I’m on the left.

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Nauyaca Waterfalls

I’m not rich, I work a full-time job, I don’t travel often, but I always leap at the opportunity to do so. Before I left I wasn’t unhappy, but I wasn’t living my life to the fullest I could either. Sometimes getting out of your little bubble of repetition, doing the same thing over and over again every single day, is all you need to get your life back into perspective. There is so much out there that we have no idea about because we’re stuck in our comfort zones. Sometimes we need to rattle the cage and shake it up a bit. Do things you want to do that you know you probably shouldn’t, be weird, be sporadic, takes chances, man up. Take control of your life, don’t let your life take control of you. Everyone thinks they’re going to live forever, they’re not. I know it sounds cliché, but life is short! Too short not to do the things you want to do, with the people you want to do them with.


Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Well that’s where going with the flow on the post took me so I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and if you have anything to add-on or just say, have at it!

I hope all is well,


Three Ways to Jump Out of the Rut


We all have times in life when we get stuck in a rut. When you’re in this rut mode it can last for a day or even months. Life is filled with its ups and downs so you’re always going to have a down eventually.  Luckily there are ways to pull yourself back up!

1. Exercise your gratitude

Often times when you’re in a down you lose sight of what you have in this life and what you are thankful for. Instead, you may be and a mindset of having a “lack of” and focusing on what you don’t have. It’s always good to remind yourself of all the great things in your life so you feel complete and fulfilled. Here is a post I did on exercising your gratitude.

2. Be Present 

The only thing that truly exists is the here and the now. Your past has already happened so the only place it exists is in your thoughts. The future hasn’t happened yet so 9 times out of 10 you won’t know how it’s going to turn out. Learn to accept the present moment as it is and deal with it the best you can. Once you accept everything the way it is, it will help you to become more at peace and will cause less turmoil in your life. Here is a post that goes further into living in the past, future, and present.

3. Breathe!

By simply breathing and focusing on your breath you will bring yourself into the present moment and away from your thoughts. Taking deep breaths activates you parasympathetic system. The parasympathetic nervous system is what regulates your glands and organs to bring you body into it’s relaxed state. So by taking deep breaths your calming and relaxing your entire system, which in turn relaxes your mind.  Another great way to attain this is through meditation.

These are just three easy ways but there are so many others! There are all sorts of resources online, books you can read, and activities you can do. If you’re in a rut and you make a conscious effort to bring yourself out of it, you will find a way.

I got the inspiration for this post from Motivation of the Deep by Green Embers! Thanks for reading, I hope it helped!




Life Reflection.


“Your life is a reflection of yourself. If you want to change your life you need to first change yourself. Imagine your life as a reflection in the mirror, you can’t get your reflection to smile without smiling first.” -Clint Dunham

Thought Mold.

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Do you ever feel sorry for yourself? Do you ever feel like you want people to feel sorry for you? If you are feeling sorry for yourself, sometimes you want other people to feel sorry for you as well. The only time you want people to feel sorry for you is when you already feel sorry for yourself, and you are looking for validation through others. When things get tough you need to focus on not feeling sorry for yourself. Everyone has adversities that challenge them from time to time. Learn to deal with it and not let it take you to a point of self-pity. If you are feeling sorry for yourself there is a situation that arose and needs to be dealt with. It’s not someone else’s responsibility it’s yours.

More often than not it’s easier just to evade the truth or solution, but in the long run it’s just going to make things harder. If you know you really need to do it, whatever “it” may be, quit making up excuses and stopping yourself, just do it. A task begun is a task half done. Learning to take action and responsibility for your life is of the utmost importance. Like it or not, life isn’t just going to lie itself out the way you want it to if you’re lazy and don’t do anything about it. Just because you don’t want to do something doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t.

This article came to me on one of those nights where I lost all control of my mind, you know the nights when it feels like you have 20 television stations playing simultaneously in your brain? Well with that usually comes digging deeper and deeper into your thoughts, but not in a good way. As bad as it was at the time I did still benefit from it. I was thinking negative thoughts or thoughts that I found to be negative at that moment. I soon discovered that they weren’t negative thoughts per say, but thoughts that I added a negative twist to. The reason I found them to be negative was because they were truths or solutions that I molded into something different in order to evade them, thus creating a negative attachment to them. This in turn caused me inner turmoil. We human beings have a great system for shaping thoughts and feelings a certain way so that we are able to avoid them. Most of which mainly happens at a subconscious level, so we’re usually not even aware that we are doing it.

Black thoughts

Just because the truth or solution isn’t what we want to hear, just because we may have to work hard to overcome it, doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do. Instead of fighting these thoughts, finding ways to dismiss them as being false or not real (which in some cases that might be true), try to understand them and figure out where they stem from. Learn to take a step back and view them in a detached way so that you can decide whether it’s a thought that is useless and only causes a negative response, or if it is in fact a thought with truth in it that has been molded in a way so that you can avoid it. Thoughts should flow easily through your mind, you are not your thoughts, therefore they should not control you. If you have a prominent reoccurring negative thought, by rooting to the bottom of it and discovering where it stems from, you’re not only alleviating yourself from that thought, but growing a deeper understanding of yourself in the process as well.

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As I have been progressing in my personal development and I guess you could say my “life” development, I have discovered so much about myself and everything else that I couldn’t have even imagined before. Pandora’s box has officially been opened. The more I learn, the less I realize I know. It can be exhilarating, stressful, overwhelming, empowering, shocking, frustrating, and even awe-inspiring. At times it is really hard to see how far you have come or even if you’ve come any further at all. It can get a little discouraging. There are always battles with my thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. I attribute that to my transformation mentally and as a human being. But one thing I do know for sure, is that it is a constant battle of improvement and making myself a better person every day. No one said life was easy, but just because it’s not easy doesn’t make it bad. The obstacles that challenge us and are sometimes hard to overcome, are what make life so interesting. It’s how we grow and learn to become the best person we can.

You’re not the judge.


Too often we judge others by the way they lead their lives. Their life is theirs, not yours. All people go about doing things differently than others and shouldn’t be judged for it. So the next time you find yourself judging someone else, just know you have no idea how they feel or what they’ve gone through. What’s not to say you would be doing the same thing if you were in their situation?

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” –  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Happy 2013 Everyone!

It has certainly been some time since I’ve been on the blogsphere. I would like to start off this post by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and I hope all is well in your world! Too often I find myself getting stuck in my little bubble of what I consider life. I feel it’s always nice to get a little reminder of how little your problems really are in the grand scheme of things from time to time. So I’ve taken the photos I’ve shared on my Facebook fan page to share with you! I hope you enjoy them and have a great New Year!!


Please Share Your Knowledge!

First, I would like start off this post by saying THANK YOU to everyone who has read, followed, commented and liked my blog! My personal growth and developement has sky rocketed ever since I started this blog, and it’s thanks to all of you!

Everything has been going great and my blog has progressed much faster than I had imagined, but I feel I would like to take it to the next level. Since I’m still very new to this, I would love to hear some suggestions, ideas, or really anything that you think would help. I mean I could just go read different articles online, which I have, but I would enjoy hearing and learning from like minded people. Also, I recently created a fan page on Facebook, so any likes or suggestions on that would be much appreciated as well!

I hope all is going well for you!