Still Figuring It Out

Normally I would have my life figured out by now, but I honestly don’t. At the same time, I’m okay with that. It’s weird. Really weird. The weirdest thing about it is that I’m actually worried. Is it okay that I’m still figuring out life at 22 years old? That’s a question I want to ask you guys.

Normally people would have their lives in check by now. I feel like I don’t. I’m still a young man so I believe that I have a lot of time to do so because the older you get, the more time becomes limited. It really sucks too because time goes by VERY FAST! I mean holy shit, we’re already halfway through the year! 2019 will be over before you know it.

I know exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to travel. I want to see the world. I want to meet new people all over the world. Most importantly, I want to write professionally. As long as I could write and travel, my life will be complete. The problem I have with myself is that I don’t know how I’m gonna get to that point. I know what I want to accomplish, but don’t know how I’m gonna accomplish them. It’s complicated but shouldn’t be too complicated.

I’m a 22 year old young man who’s trying to figure out life. I’m still learning each and every day. It may be a slow process, but I KNOW the payoff will be worth it! Just wait and see.

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Not Caring > Fake Caring

We all care. We all don’t care at times. It’s just how we all feel at certain moments. Then there are times where people would pretend to care, which is something I don’t appreciate at all. Not even the slightest. Don’t sit up here pretending to care about people when you really don’t. Don’t display a fake act of support. If you don’t care about people nor their feelings, then don’t. I would rather appreciate that than a person pretending to care. Show your true emotions.

Now caring at all can be ruthless, but at least it’s honest. Let’s that you’re not in a good and you’re looking for someone to talk to. Usually you’ll encounter someone who you then start talking to, and you’ll believe that they’re listening to you. You’ll believe that they care about your feelings. That’s how it looks, but do they really care? Maybe they’re just telling you what you want to hear. If I was in that position, I would honestly ask that person, “Do you really care about what I’m going through right now?” They might reply yes, but I can sense the BS.

I appreciate people with honesty. If you really care, great! If you don’t, y’know what that’s fine too! If you pretend to care just so you’re making someone feel better, you’re really not. I’m pretty sure people would much rather have you not care about them than faking it. No one likes false emotions.

Movie Review: Toy Story 4

You’ve got a friend in me guys! The 4th installment of a legendary series! Going to see this movie, I knew for sure I was in for some emotional moments. The first 3 movies featured a good amount of those kind of moments and this movie featured them as well as expected. Not to mention, we had some new characters! Today’s movie review will be on Toy Story 4!

Recently released on June 21st, this movie already had fans talking. Everyone who’s seen Toy Story’s 1-3 was excited to see this film the moment it was announced over a year or two ago. The first three films were focused on the character Andy Davis, but now he’s all grown up and the new focus is on the character Bonnie. Bonnie adopted Andy’s toys at the end of Toy Story 3 so this movie was expected to be focused on her.

All of the characters from the franchise are here including the likes of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Slinky, Bo Peep, Hamm, Bullseye, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, etc. We had some new characters introduced to us including Forky, Gabby Gabby, Bunny and Ducky, etc. I must say Bunny and Ducky are hilarious especially since they’re voiced by Key and Peele lol Forky was prominently featured in this film and he was a good character so I do believe he could be a main character going forward if we see more Toy Story films.

The story was that Bonnie was soon to be starting Kindergarten, and was definitely not interested in going. We’ve all been there before. She wanted to take one of her toys to school with her but her father told her that toys aren’t allowed to be brought to school. Noticing how upset she was, Woody decided to sneak into her backpack and go to school with her. Bonnie sits in class as she starts to feel lonely, in which I started feeling bad for her because it was sad to see her upset. A kid walks up to her but grabs some crayons instead and while eating an apple, this kid spits it out in the trash while dropping crayon boxes into the trash at the same time. Woody sees this and goes to grab the crayon boxes out of the trash. Bonnie reaches into the box and stumbles upon a spork, then a lightbulb was turned on inside her head! She creates her newest friend, Forky! Forky comes home to meet the new gang but he’s really shy and confused. He’s a spork, so he’s use to trash.

Throughout the movie, Forky keeps trying to escape from Bonnie and all of the other toys. They were on an RV as Bonnie and her parents were going on a road trip and during the middle of the night, Forky jumps out the window. Woody of course comes to the rescue and jumps of after him. He finds him and the two go on a walk, getting to know each other and becoming friends.

Fast forward and these guys end up in an Antique Store. Woody notices Bo Peep’s signature lamp, thinking she was inside since he hasn’t seen her in years. They look for Bo but come across a new character named Gabby Gabby and her entourage The Bensons. Gabby is immediately fascinated by the fact that Woody has a voice box. She then comes up with a plan to get the box out of Woody and Woody notices this because he’s no dummy. He tries to escape with Forky but Forky was captured by Gabby and she keeps him hostage. The rest of the movie is now focused on Woody trying to rescue Forky.

At one point, Woody reunites with Bo Peep! They now go on the mission to rescue Forky together. Buzz Lightyear is now trying to rescue Woody but then he gets picked up by a carnival worker and is now part of a carnival game prize. This was when we were introduced to new characters Bunny and Ducky. These two were jealous of Buzz from the get go and tried to hilariously beat him up by failed badly. Buzz gets loose but so does Bunny and Ducky and they begin to chase Buzz. Woody and Bo are now on top of the roof with another new character named Giggles McDimples. They’re about to sneak into the Antique Store when Buzz, along with Bunny and Ducky, reunites with Woody and Peep. This point going forward, multiple attempts to rescue Forky had failed. They try to get help from one more new character named Duke Caboom. Again, they fail to rescue Forky and the other toys started to get frustrated by this point.

Woody is now alone in his quest to rescue Forky since everyone else gave up on the mission. He comes across Gabby and the Bensons again but this time Gabby wanted to reason with him. She really wants Woody’s voice box and he agrees to give it to her as long as she returns Forky to him. Deal was done and both toys got what they wanted. Forky reunites with Woody and they try to leave but Forky notices that Gabby was attempting to become a child’s new toy. This child wanted no part of her and this left Gabby totally depressed. Woody makes a deal with her that she can be part of Bonnie’s collection of toys and Gabby agrees. Now she joins them on their way back to Bonnie. They now reached the carnival where Bonnie and her parents were. They can’t wait to get back to Bonnie but Bo Peep wasn’t into it since she was originally not Bonnie’s toy. She convinces Woody that there’s so much out there in life besides being someone’s toy. Woody thinks about this and at the last minute decides to join Bo. The gang sees this and knows what’s going on. Woody begins to say his goodbyes to the gang and does the most emotional thing ever by giving Jessie his sheriff’s badge! Jessie was shocked but excited for the opportunity. The gang gets back into the RV, reuniting with Bonnie, while Woody and Bo stay back at the carnival. The movie ends with both Buzz and Woody reciting the famous line, “To infinity and beyond…….” and man that was an emotional end to the movie.

I’ll give this movie a 8/10 rating because even though the characters were great, I feel like the story wasn’t that interesting unlike the previous movies. It’s definitely worth the watch though especially if you’re a Toy Story fan!

Doubt is A Gift

Remember when I wrote Anger is A Gift? Now there’s something else I’ve recently realized and thought about, it’s that doubt is a gift as well.

I was watching TV and a commercial came on in which it featured that specific quote, “Doubt is a gift.” Once the man in the commercial said that, I legit thought about it and it’s true. Doubt is indeed a gift. You’re probably asking how? Well I’m here to gladly explain it.

Doubt is brought to you when you showcase your passion for something you love and people don’t believe in you to succeed in your passion. Now usually people look at doubt as a hurtful message, but it’s really a hidden gift. Once people give you doubt, that’s when you bring the best out of yourself. You bring the best of your ability to succeed in whatever your passion is. Those doubters will then be amazed at what you’ve shown them.

Any signs of doubt will always bring out the best in you. You might not realize that but it does. Whenever someone doubts you, don’t take it to heart. Take that doubt and shove it up those people’s asses! Take that doubt and show people what they’re missing out on. That usually happens a lot and that’s why it’s a gift. Doubt will always bring out the best in you! Remember that. You can achieve anything once doubt gets brought upon you.

Personality Keeps You In

Hey readers, I can already tell that you guys are some good looking people. You got the looks that could turn heads in almost an instant. Every time you wake up and look yourself in the mirror, you can see your outer beauty. There’s just one question I have though; do you believe you have a good personality? Be honest with yourself on that.

Anyone with good looks could grab people’s attention, but could they keep people’s attentions as well? I feel like that’s something people don’t think about. I hope you guys do because that’s just reality. You can have movie star good looks, but if you have the personality of a wall then that’s a whole different story. In my opinion, personality is more important than looks. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s also important that you take care of your appearance too. Your personality tells others a lot about yourself. Your looks are just that, looks, but your personality tells the whole story.

Think of it as you’re going to an audition, it could be an audition for anything. Your looks brings the attention to the judges, but what they really care about is your personality. If you have a good personality, they’ll like and accept you. If you don’t, they won’t hesitate to dismiss you. Simple. That’s reality.

Just remember this people: Your looks gets your through the door, but your personality determines whether or not you get to stay in that room.

Blog #100

The first word I can say right now is WOW! 100 blogs? 100 blogs! I wasn’t keeping track at all until yesterday after the Father’s Day 2019 post. When I saw that the post was my 99th post written, I was in awe. I couldn’t believe it. This is a very big deal to me because it shows off how much I love to write, and how much I could write. 100 blog posts is insane and this all happened in 1 year as June 16th marked 1 full year of being on WordPress and I must say I love this website. This website gave me the opportunity to start a platform. A platform that I didn’t think I could ever start. But guess what, it’s ONLY the beginning.

Throughout my life, I’ve always had an interest in writing. I never knew exactly how to express it though. I never wrote in a journal. I never wrote diaries. I never wrote poems. The only time I’ve ever wrote anything was in school during English class. There was something about writing that I’ve always enjoyed whenever I do write in anything. I’ve always enjoyed writing essays whether people believe that or not. Each time I would write an essay, more words would always come to my head. The more words would equal the better essay. Not only just words, but knowledge. The fact that I knew what to put down on paper instantly would help me through writing anything.

After I finished high school, I haven’t wrote anything for a couple of years. I just didn’t feel the need to. “What would I write about?” was something I would always think about. I didn’t comprehend it at all, but that would change in the fall of 2017. One day, I randomly decided to pick up a journal from my job. I already had writing utensils at home, so I was prepared for anything whenever needed. I took the journal home and decided to write my first official journal entry post school. I titled it,”Introduction” and it took off from there. I wrote journal entries almost daily for the next couple of months. Couldn’t believe how much I wrote in them. Honestly, I do believe it’s almost over 10,000 words combined! I literally just guessed that amount, but I’m probably not that far off. It was really cool to write in that journal because I started falling in love with writing day by day. I then slowly started to realize that I’ve always enjoyed writing, it just took me a long time to finally figure that out. I thought I would write in the journal forever until I heard about this website called WordPress last June.

I’ve never heard of this website before. My brother told me about it one day while I was talking to him about my journal entries. He literally said, “Since you like writing so much, try this website WordPress! I figure you will love it since you enjoy writing.” I went on this website and at first, I wasn’t gonna go through with this. I didn’t know anything about blogging. I’ve done it at least once before years ago in middle school, but never fully developed an interest into it. The more I looked into this site, the more I became interested. After checking it out for so long, I finally decided to courage up and go for it! On June 16th of last year, I officially created my blog website here on WordPress!

For the next year, blog after blog after blog! I really didn’t know if I would even make it to 100 posts. The more I blogged, the more I became fully aware of my true talent. My true talent is writing. Once I put my mind on a certain topic, I can write about it for days. With my blogs, I wanted to show people what’s on my mind, no matter the topic. Whether it’s about music, traveling, reviews on video games or movies, and even discussions I could write about anything. Sure, I deal with writer’s block a lot too. Writer’s block can suck big time but once you overcome it, you’ll be back on track with your writing. I really enjoy providing blogs for you guys because not only that I want to provide a good read, I want to provide some good quality reading for y’all. Even though most of them are short, I do my absolute best to give you guys some good content!

Now I’m on blog #100! 100 blogs down, tons more to go! Not hundreds more, TONS MORE! I will continue to write until I get tired of it, which is never. I will continue to write forever. Now I do ask myself sometimes, “Where will I go from here? How will my blogs take my writing skills to the next level?” I do want more writing gigs. I do want to make something of my writing. I want to make it my profession! That’s the goal. With WordPress, this definitely got me in the door.

I can’t leave this off: I want to thank you guys. To everyone who shares my blogs, thank you. To everyone who gives me feedback, thank you. To everyone who just simply takes the time to read my content, thank you. Thank you all! Because of all of this, I will most definitely CONTINUE to provide content daily for you guys. As a matter of fact, expect some new content coming up 👍🏻👍🏻.

100 blogs down, infinity more to go. Thank you guys so much, and I love you!

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Father’s Day 2019

Today’s the day we celebrate all of the men out there who have children and are raising them well. A celebration for men who take every responsibility they have to raise their children. Men who provide for their families. Men who drop everything they’re doing whenever their child is in need. Also, for the single men out here who are raising a child alone. Single men who are raising two children or more by themselves. Doing whatever they can to provide for all of their children, even if they’re a single parent. Men who protects their children from danger in this society. Men who are not only fathers, but teachers to their children as well. Lastly, to the men out there who are new fathers. For these kind of men out there, this day is for YOU! You guys earned it. Enjoy every minute of it today!

Happy Father’s Day everyone!