Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year. New Attitude

It has been a crazy year. Economic downturn, historic weather, murder mysteries solved, etc, etc. I know I have been avoiding this blog. I have been trying to adapt to the economy like most people. However a schedule change taking effect January 5th, will allow me to make daily posts to this blog. I decided to eliminate negative attitudes, emotions and people from my inner well being. Been there, done that. And it isn't any fun. So I am going to follow my dreams and goals,whether I am making money or not. I have a lot of goals. And luckily I have the best mentor in the world that will help me accomplish those goals in a timely fashion. Until next year: take care!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is being polite dead?

Why is it that people think, when they are mean to other people, that they will succeed. I was speaking with a c0-worker who happened to be an "extra" for movies, and his friend was an aspiring screenwriter/director that used him for movies. And my co-workers comment was that his screenwriter friend will be successful because he is an asshole. I mean come on, do you really have to act like a pompous jerk to be accepted into society or the Hollywood world. Isn't a nice humble approach better? Whatever happened to being nice, and doing unto others as they do unto you?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Look at an old picture

I love taking pictures because they create memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in reality a picture is priceless to me. Sometimes when I am feeling blue, I get out my photo album, and just reminisce about the scenery and the events that took place in the picture. It is always nice to reflect on a precious moment in your life. Thank goodness for the creation of the camera!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The best gift...

Aaaah, it is that time again, where every one freaks out because they can't get their hands on the "hot" new toy. Or they are stressing because they don't have enough money to buy the "hot" new toy. In my personal opinion I think holidays are overrated. I mean don't get me wrong, there is nothing with spending time with your family and loved ones. But do you really need a designated day to share your love and time with the ones that are dear to your heart? People look at me funny when I say I don't celebrate the holidays; even though I eat all the food. (LOL). But I believe that time is the most precious gift that you can give anyone. Whether it be a long conversation on the phone, going shopping, a hike up a mountain, as long as you are spending quality time to show that person you care, that is all that matters. Material things are ephemeral, but time, affection and love is forever.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What are you a master of?

It is great to be a jack of all trades, a triple threat, a multi-talented individual. Whatever you want to call yourself, but are you a master of anything? Doesn't it feel great to be the " go to" person when someone needs some information that you have. I realized that I am running around in circles, trying to a superwoman. I must admit that I am a good at some things that I do, but I am not great. So my goal for 2009 is to become a Master of Information. I love to research, and I love helping other people. So I have to focus on what type of information I would like to provide that will be valuable to my readers. I have some general ideas, but I think a few brainstorming sessions will allow me to come up with some great information that will help others live a better life. So with that being said, what do you want to be a master of?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I love dancing!

What can I say? I love to dance! Dancing is very therapeutic, it is a form of expression and freedom. And besides it is a great form of exercise where you can burn more than 100 calories in less than an hour. Sometimes when I am having a not so good day, or need to clear my head. You see when I am dancing, I forget about everything and everyone and just let my body sway to the eclectic beats of hip hop, R&B, and techno.

I have a friend that recently joined a Ballroom dancing class, for a very low price! Once I get my schedule together I will definitely be there. I love almost any kind of dancing. Try it and you may be amazed of the exhilarating high that you get from shaking your body!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Confidence Confirmed.

When you believe in yourself and your ability, others will follow. As you may know, I am embarking on a lifetime dream of becoming an established writer. No I don't need to be the next J.K. Rowling. I want to be the Nina Nicole Lewis, the person that I am right now. I want to share my thoughts emotions and passions with the world. But sometimes that is hard to do, because I fear that people won't receive me, or they choose someone else. Well if they do so be it. Nevertheless the show still must go on, if I don't write for other people I have to write for myself right? So I am doing this writing thing, trying to get clients and such. I did some free work for a particular client, and little did I know he has raved about my skills to his colleagues which in turn has hired me to do some more work. You see I was being my own worst critic, and this particular person thinks that I am amazing. And you know what I AM AMAZING! We are all unique in our own way, there are over 6.7 billion people in this world, of course someone is going to resonate with you. So when you are feeling down and out, remember that there is someone in this world that appreciates what you do. Have confidence in yourself, and you will see the doors open up in no time!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Living Life

Wow! I didn't realize that it was over 2 weeks since my last post. I guess it is true what they say; life gets in the way. Well sometimes that may ring true. But I finally had time to venture away from the 9-5 job and do a trial week of what living the freelance life should be like. That is right, you guessed it folks, I am on a "staycation" I am staying close to home, and I am actually working on my freelance writing career. My " staycation" started yesterday, therefore I chose Sunday to do absolutely nothing! Well I worked on my website for a few hours, only because I wanted to, and then I called a few friends to play catch-up, because I know during the week that I am going to be super busy with my "Writing Stuff." Well I don't have too many writing assignments right now. I am just building my prospect list and conducting my research to see what fields can use my writing services the most, especially in this crazy economy!

Well until next time, take care of yourself and the ones you love!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Call a Good Friend

Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do to stay happy, there is something or someone that always gets in the way of your uplifting spirits. In times when you are in a funk, and just can't seem to get out; why not call a friend? It is better to have 1 great friend than 10 mediocre friends. It is true, quality friends and people in general are hard to find. So when you are feeling blue and in a rut, try calling your best friend in the whole wide world. Reminisce, laugh, and talk about unimportant stuff, as long as you are communicating with each other, that's all that matters. So call your best friend today and show her/him how much you care.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Be Fearless!

Self-doubt can be the destroyer of all good things. When you deal with a level of insecurity, your are limiting yourself to many possibilities of great opportunities. I know sometimes, it is hard to believe that you are capable of things that you think are unimaginable. Your reason for not going forward may be due to your fear of success, or your fear of failure. Maybe you cringe at the thought of rejection.

I can relate to a level of being fearful. I am in the process of starting my own business, and I can admit that I do let my mind get the best of me. What if they don't like me? What if they tell me my work is horrible? All of these thoughts go through my brain, when I am thinking about marketing my services. But you know what I say. " So what." If they don't like me , there is someone who will like me. And will be able to benefit from what I have to offer. I think the saying goes " It is better to have tried and failed, then to not have tried at all." Hopefully you get the point, but that is the saying that I try to live by. You never know until you try right? So be fearless in your ventures, and you will succeed even when you fail.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time to Getaway

Sometimes life worries can have you so absorbed in the negative, that you forget to focus on the positive things in your life. I am not saying that running away will solve any of your problems, but at times you feel like you just want to escape from it all. The bills, inactive love life, toxic friends, unruly bosses and the list can go on. The only way to face your demons is stare them in the face and tell them exactly how you feel. But in a nice way, you have to remember that people are just like you, they may be going through a hard time, and they may not know how to handle their issues well. So before you get all boiled up take time to reflect and see if there is a way you can make a negative situation into a positive one. After all your well-being is far more important than anything in this world. So forget about your woes for one day and just live in the moment of the things that you love best.

I explored the Grand Canyon today, and it was absolutely amazing! I have seen pictures and postcards, but after seeing this magnificent piece of landscape up close and personal. I can say the pictures do these formation of wonderful rocks no justice. Escaping to a close but distant land in my own country was the refresher that I needed. This was a perfect day trip that was worth the 10 hour drive (There and back).

What is your perfect getaway, when you feel you need to distress?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Take a Break

This is a lesson that I have to teach myself. I have been working tirelessly for the last few months, trying to organize my start-up business. The experience has been rewarding and challenging. There is so much information that I did not know, and more information that I need to learn. From sunrise to sundown, I have put all of my time, energy and patience into creating a brand that I can be proud of. Although my business is a work in progress, I know that I will eventually get it to where I need it to be. After working my "buns" off, I realized that I need to take a break. So I chose what I know best to help me distress; dancing! Luckily I live in Las Vegas, Nevada where nightclubs are open on any given day of the week. So I pick my at least one day, to forget about work,stress, woes, and whatever else is boggling my mind. And I just release my emotions through powerful movement on the dance floor. So when you feel like you are overwhelmed, pick your passion and reward yourself by engaging in any activity that you enjoy best!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Everyone needs a little bit of India….

India Arie that is. If you don’t know who she is allow me to introduce her to you. Indie Arie is a neo-soul artist that is fearless with the guitar and melodic with her voice. Her words move you into a state of serenity like no other. Why do I love her so much? Because she does not conform to society’s standards of what they identify as beautiful. She knows her worth and loves herself inside and out. Her hits like “ I am not my hair.” And “ Love yourself.” give you a pure example of who she is and how she does not succumb to superficiality. She believes in love and life, and she knows all things are possible through faith. Take a moment to listen to her smooth sounds, and you will see why she is a pleasure to listen to after a long day.

What artist do you listen to, to help you relax?

A Place for Serenity

Hello all,

My name is Nina Lewis. And I am new to blogspot, I hope to meet new friends here. The goal of this blog is to be able to connect with like-minded individuals that want to create a positive change in their lives. Sometimes it feels like everyday worries can have you down. But I realized with a good support group of motivators , you will never feel lonely or incompetent. I hope to learn from you as well as you learn from me. I am still learning on how to use this blogging platform. So far it has been a great experience! In the upcoming weeks I plan to post topics about self-love, confidence, fitness, personal development and various topics on the self-help world. I hope you join me on my mission to show people that there is A better way.

Thank you for taking time to read my post. I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Nina Nicole Lewis

" Writing for Serenity"

Friday, November 7, 2008

Remember Aruba

I want to got to beautiful, beautiful. A place where no one knows my name.