Role Model

A friend shared this video with me, then I saw this prompt and went, okay yea, I need to share it to more people too.

Role Model – Hall of Fame

This video was just so cute. And of course I already love the song and this version of it just brought cute little feels to my tiny heart. It was done really well.

This is why I really appreciated Moana and Brave, I ranted about Moana awhile ago here. The newer movies are just so much better in message and in ideas. The independence people! Love it. Of course the sound track tops it all off.

What do you think of the video?

via Daily Prompt: Sound

Three Realistic Goals I Would Like To Achieve In My Lifetime

Prompts are fun and this one is pretty good. So three goals? Let’s see what I’ve got.

The first beyond any doubt and without much necessary thought is having a book published.
So this one is pretty straightforward. I mean this is originally a book blog after all, books, stories, writing; it’s my life. I simply wouldn’t be the same Continue reading “Three Realistic Goals I Would Like To Achieve In My Lifetime”

Prompt: As A Kid What Job Did You Dream Of Having As An Adult

I had two very different and mixed set career ideas as a little kid. One came from a love of animals, while the other came from the opinion of my mom.

Surprise, surprise they’d be so different right?

So the first one, animals? Veterinarian.
Second one, mom induced? Dentist.

Yup. It’s weird I agree. Continue reading “Prompt: As A Kid What Job Did You Dream Of Having As An Adult”

Punishing Yourself

This post was inspired by Daily Post word prompt: Punishment

Weight. 

Crushing down upon your head. Bruising and pounding. Trapped in the ground.

Thorns. 

Wrapping tightly won’t let go. Every word, every touch. Brings in closer the looming pain.

Knives. 

Sharp and clear. Pierce your skin. Blood runs down. The pain returns.

Rope.

Tempting, taunting. What holds me back? Pain releasing. Tears unfurling. 

Life.

Laughter and light. Lies and betrayal. Pain and pleasure. Not time for goodbye. 

Masked

Inspired by Daily Post word prompt, Darkness

Eyes shut tight, to hide out beyond,
Holding to nothing, freed from my bonds.
Permitted to go, forced to stay,
Standing up tall, beginning to sway.
Unable to leave, can no longer remain.

A mask to hide the scars,
A smile to hide the wars.
All I plead, falls on false ears.
They no longer hear.
I no longer stay.

Gone from the beyond.
Released from those bonds.

My name is Mask.
You don’t know me.
But it’s all you’ll ever see.

Summer Begins

I originally wasn’t going to do this post, or at least I was going to put it off because I’m a procrastinator, so this is inspired by Daily Post word prompt Clouds. Thanks for kicking me into gear with random words.

Anyways, summer has arrived! frozen-samme-mejias-6

I made it through exams, ignoring the results because…yea tough semester kicked my ass suffice to say. Moving on! This is one of my last summers before going off to university and the next stage of life so I really do want to make the best of it. Officially a grade 12! And it’s weirding me out.

In honour of summer coming up I am making a summer 2016 bucket list because obviously I always need to make goals I won’t complete, at least not in one summer. I’ll still try and hopefully this will keep me busy, away from boredom and full of inspiration.  Continue reading “Summer Begins”

Behind The Books

This post was inspired by Daily Post’s word prompt Understanding

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I feel like this is something that can be easy to forget. Whether you remember it’s happening or the book and its events sweep you away. But I want to take a step back into what’s behind the books. How a truly good book in any genre, will have much more for you than an entertaining story. It will give you more and leave you with a gift if only you know how to find it. This, is why books and writing are held so dear to me.

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Blank Page

Inspired by Daily Post word prompt Blank

Smooth and calm, pages etched from unknown
Upon which, stories may be sewn.
Clean and clear, open to all for life.
Possibilities of both love and strife.

Open it up,
The urge calls loud and burning.
One page,
Open and none will stop you from learning;

The essence of happy,
Fun and beauty in the sun
The truth of sorrow,
A battle of mind not won.
The weight of anger,
Never without a cost.
The facts of life,
In which, bright and dark crossed.

And so…

The pages lay before you.
They are ready, the pen in hand.
Take hold right now,
The world will never be bland.
It is yours at the making,
All wishes yours to keep.
So every day fill your pages,
Before you go to sleep.

Good luck.

~Shayla

Trip South – Cuba

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Quick talk about a vacation I’ll be taking next year. On my way to Cuba!

Now this isn’t my first time. I was able to experience it when I was about 6 years old and thanks to that age period, I only remember bits and pieces of my time there. Those few memories though? Amazing! Except for swimming with dolphins. I kinda sorta got knocked off the platform by one of them and got very upset due to lack of trust in my life jacket. Not my fault, they were still cute Continue reading “Trip South – Cuba”

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

So I’m over at my friends house, we randomly decide to make cake and then I’m looking through one of her recipe books for fun. I find this recipe and I kind of go, oh hey breakfast, bit healthier, maybe I’ll try that out. It’s currently in the oven at this moment and I am half-assed sure I reallllly messed up. It was really doughy, unusual in muffins for me. And I had trouble mixing it too, too much flour, not enough milk. Really concerned. Maybe it’ll be okay. But I have about 35 minutes of wait until I know if my attempt at healthy baking was a total failure. I shall continue after that.

14 minutes left to go. Look pretty decent actually. Smell a little too spinachy. Not enough cheese?

Out of the oven: 13249571_1054738254618956_442036044_n

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