Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Arid World

Sun parches its existence
a struggle to stay cool
Water's hidden here
Below the ground
wiggle under

Monday, January 26, 2009

My photo (for today)

I saw this leaf on the ground when I was sitting at a bus stop on the way to the LA Zoo - one of my favorite places to walk and take photos.


Here I am again. This week is a blank slate that I must fill with so many tasks to do. Today, no matter what else I get done or don't, I will go to the gym, or exercise in some way during the day. It's been over 1 1/2 years since I've been there, but with working on my health, when I don't have work, it's to become a priority - exercise.

Another priority is submitting at least (if not more) one poem a month to a publication. It's a line I've been standing at for years and have not crossed - yet.

Before the end of this month/week - only a few days away - I will make rough drafts of curriculum for Upward Bound summer programs and call colleges and universities to see which of them have UB programs. I will apply for them in February or March, whenever the openings are posted. Even though I'm moving to a less expensive place, I want to be in the habit of not sitting back and waiting until the last minute to find

From this moment forward motivation is the key to my life in health, work, or any other area. No New Year's Resolutions, just healthy mind, body, and soul goals.

Cheetahs are not lazy animals. They have to fight for their food. I love cheetahs as a motivational type of animal, so I need to be like one and fight for my survival and forward motion.

Monday, January 19, 2009

In the know...

Now I know what I'm doing here and I've spent several days making some improvements to my site. I will be posting poetry here - my own. When I have time, I will also create a blog for my Lessons from Life - my daily reflection journal. The photos I have on here are for inspiration for you (and I) to write poetry.

I've listed some of my favorite sites on my blog and in my profile. I'm so happy I finally figured how to make a nice blog!