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Lyrics to a Song: Skeleton Key (In Progress)

These lyrics were written by a blossoming artist who is just getting started. She hasn’t written much but these are the lyrics to the first song that she is doing right now. What are your thoughts and what instrument would you have with them?

 

Skeleton Key
By: Rosalia

“Everywhere I go,

and everything I see,

you’re always there with me.

You’re my skeleton key,

so why can’t I be yours?”

College

I just attended an orientation preview for the college that I am going to attend, and, while I am excited to be on my own, I also am trying to make decisions on my own right now before I get there. Some tips I have for future freshmen may be helpful for you, or may be utterly useless; either way though, knowing about some of these may help someone else that you know. If you have any questions for me, fill out the contact form at the bottom.

THE TEN THORNS EVERY COLLEGE FRESHMAN SHOULD KNOW

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
    Just because you are going to be in college and more on your own, doesn’t mean you have to take the world on alone, asking for help (I’m asking for help on choosing a computer for my classes) can save you a lot of trouble in the end.
  2. ASK QUESTIONS!
    A math teacher I had in high school told me that the only dump/stupid question is the one that you don’t ask. I can guarantee that someone else has the same question.
  3. Start working on making your OWN decisions.
    Once you start making some of your own choices, and not just the little ones but some of the bigger ones, such as taking a class that your parents don’t agree with but that you would really enjoy, you are starting to become more independent and college will probably seem less scary. Start small though and don’t freak yourself out. 🙂
  4. Make Connections!
    When I say make connections, I mean make connections with someone at the college. An older student, a professor, or your advisor can all be a connection. I connected with my orientation leader who is attending to become a history major and now I feel a bit more of the college community and less like someone just showing up.
  5. Try something new.
    Don’t stay in your box, come out of it and try some of the activities the college has to offer, and I don’t mean anything crazy. Just maybe try a class that you’re curious about but are unsure of taking. Just do it. I’m thinking about becoming a Resident Assistant, which means I would help students in my residence hall, and while I’m unsure about it, I’m going to do it.
  6. Research!
    If you don’t know what a class is about or if you don’t know anything about the area, learn about it. Learning about where you are going to be can take a lot of stress off of you and can make the area seem less foreign and more exciting.
  7. Be ready for homesickness.
    Even if you are only a few hours away from home, still say good bye and be prepared to miss your family, even if you say that you won’t miss them, you most likely will. To make the transition easier, say a proper good bye and send letters, e-mails, phone calls, or whatever you want to stay in touch. They’re just a phone call away.
  8. Balance your classes.
    Don’t try to take all the same type of classes at once and don’t try to take them all in the morning or on one day. You can overwhelm yourself and finding a happy medium can make studying for classes and experiencing college life much more enjoyable.
  9. Think things through.
    Remember that you don’t have your parents around to get you out of the messes that you create, so think about what you are about to do and ask “Is this really a good idea?” If it is go through with it; if it’s not and you do it, just be ready for the consequences.
  10. Have fun!
    While you may be in college to prepare for the business world and your life after learning, don’t forget to ENJOY yourself. You can’t go back to these years and you should experience  what there is around you. It’s not all about studying but socializing and making connections that may last forever or help you later in life.P.S. While some of these tips seem like common sense or just a “duh!” one, some people really don’t know about them. Just take them into consideration. I AM NOT TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO! (Okay?)

Wise Men…

Wise Men...

 

TRUE OR FALSE?

Song Quote Revival!

So I’ve been a wee bit busy settling into a new job and getting all ready for college. Sorry about the lack of posts, but I can finally get the ball rolling again! To “revive” my blog (to a point) here’s a song that I’ve been finding inspiration from for a while.

You Learn

By: Alanis Morissette

Album: Jagged Little Pill

I recommend, getting your heart trampled on to anyone.
I recommend, walking around naked in your living room.
Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill);
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles.

You live, you learn.
You love, you learn.
You cry, you learn.
You lose, you learn.
You bleed, you learn.
You scream, you learn.

I recommend, biting off more then you can chew to anyone
I certainly do.
I recommend, sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
Feel free.
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind);
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears.

You live, you learn.
You love, you learn.
You cry, you learn.
You lose, you learn.
You bleed, you learn.
You scream, you learn.

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do).
Melt it down (you’re gonna have to eventually anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend;

You live, you learn.
You love, you learn.
You cry, you learn.
You lose, you learn.
You bleed, you learn.
You scream, you learn.

You grieve, you learn.
You choke, you learn.
You laugh, you learn.
You choose, you learn.
You pray, you learn.
You ask, you learn.
You live, you learn.

Here’s the music video for it so you can here what it sounds like, too. 🙂

 

Rain Rain… Come My Way?

Rain Rain... Come My Way?

Do you feel the rain?

Scaring Kids…

Thoughts?

Believe And You’ll Find Magic

What kind of magic do you expect to find?

 

 

Education is…

“Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey

Agree or Disagree?

In preparing for college, I started thinking about this quote.

You Are Cordially Invited…

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!

INVITATION

By: Shel Silverstein

Long Time, No Post

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been running around spinning flags and sabers. Here’s a little quote and a video for all of you! 😀

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”—George Singleton

 

Wishes

“Greetings Kira,

It’s crazy to make a wish all because you are bored or alone at an exact point in time, but we can’t help our inner selves. We wish for things that make us happy, but that wish may have the worst consequences. A few examples include wishing for love, and, the most popular one, wealth. They always seem to turn back on us, haha, we are foolish creatures some days; yet we are also the most unique and fascinating.

What would you wish for, if there were no repercussions?

I know what my wish would be… no it’s not world peace. My wish is selfish, ah… but aren’t all wishes?

Utopias are just failed wishes brought to life. My wish… are you ready to hear…? Is for my soul to become a star. Purely selfish.

Care to guess why?

Go on… don’t be shy… guess!

~ Vreave Serapha

Princess of Dark Angels


**I wrote this for a story, what do you think for a crazed letter?

Angel

A Single Flame Quote

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ~ St. Francis Of Assisi


This is a quote I found that I thought would go well with the post “A Single Flame.”  I believe that is true, and nothing can extinguish the creativity the mind can create.

Lose the Fear and Tell a Story

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pearce

“There’s power in stories. That’s all history is: the best tales. The ones that last. Might as well be mine.”– Varric Tethras

The second one came from the video game Dragon Age II. It’s one of my favorite games and has taught me more about philosophies and how a society can function, than I knew it had. Much to my surprise, the game as series (Dragon Age Origins and then Dragon Age II) has helped my understanding of concepts, that I used to not understand, become clear and memorable. I wish that all of you  have a lovely day and enjoy the rest of your weekend to the fullest. ~ Naiad Rose

A single rose …

“A single rose can be my garden…. a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”–Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” — William Shakespeare

“Write what should not be forgotten.” – Isabel Allende

What do all these have in common?