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When Friends Go, Continue to Grow!

I always ask myself if I was friends-tv-show-bad-lessons-mainfriendly enough to attract the right friends in my life.  I am loyal, observant, sweet and have a strong opinion on things.  The fact that I’m observant and too straight forward with people, I find myself pushing them away.  Friends should never be used too loosely these days and times.  Anybody can talk to anybody and strike a nice pleasant conversation to ease the mind, body and soul.  But are we really examining the characteristics and personality of people before we start claiming them as a friend?

I always thought being friends with a male would be less complicated than with a female, but I was dead wrong!  They are too much opinion about certain things and don’t give you as many chances from my personal experience from a male friend I thought was a “friend”. We spent more time arguing over petty things that don’t even deserve a standing ovation in conversations via text. I have learned to just be by myself at times since I’m too opinionated I’m always think too deep into things.  But sometimes some people can be a little bit too toxic for your surroundings.  I want to enter into the new year with peace at my heart and a new beginning.  I don’t want people in my life that are toxic or dealing with professional people who are beefing with me about my services.  There has been too many times where I had to literally cut people off from my business because I felt like they weren’t taking it too seriously.  My small business is my baby and I’m not going to let anybody get between us!  I’m all about professionalism and business minded people who are always willing to invest in my future and in my business.  Sometimes I may be too hard on people without actually giving them a chance, but I feel like I’m doing what’s right to protect my sanity.

But friends, people, business partners, acquaintances come and go and sometimes you have to go through that to discover who is being real and who isn’t.  People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.  Many people in my life was for a season and never for a lifetime.  I was born to stand out! And even if I don’t  have that special friend that stays in my corner when things aren’t going right, I just have to be strong and move forward with my life.  I’m no perfect saint so I don’t pretend to be one because that isn’t of my character; I still continue to think of the good things I am doing in my life.  Friends shouldn’t be used too loosely, but it should be a privilege to have someone who actually is considered your friend.  I can remember all the times in school where I only talked to people, but never considered them my friend.  I had a very hard time trusting anyone so I would always shut them out or try to say something to hurt them so they wouldn’t talk to me anymore for dumb reasons.

Don’t allow people, the world or so called friends stop you from growing in your life.  It’s all lessons learned, but just don’t make the mistake over and over again.  I have to admit, I have made some of the same mistakes over and over again and I’m always wondering why I continue to do this, but truth be told, it’s stressful and emotionally draining.  Just let it GO!  That should be the motto for 2017: “JUST LET GO!”  Don’t worry about the ones who aren’t a true friend to you; real colors will always shine.  Just learn from that person and keep going.  A bad friendship isn’t worth the great things you are doing in your life right now.

Patrice Rivers

Inspirational Blogger

http://www.fusemovement.wordpress.com 

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A Long Ways to Home

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I’ve always been the type to test the dangers of life and see what the solution is towards the end.  Rebellious you may say, but I didn’t want to listen to anyone by myself.  I always got myself in trouble, whether it’s with my mouth or making the wrong decisions that could lead to bad solutions.  

I’m realizing that I have to love myself more and care less about the world and that no one can’t take my happiness away.  I’ve tested the waters long enough and using my tongue as a weapon and now it’s time to put my big girl panties on and move forward with life and start loving me for ME! No man  isn’t going to love me for what I love to do or love me for me, so as the new year approaches, I have some serious decisions to make and write down goals that I am planning to work at to achieve.

When you have a dream and a vision, don’t allow outside distractions or get emotionally involved with a situation that is too deep and unnecessary for you to handle.  FOCUS is the keyword in this lifetime.  Validation and kudoos points aren’t needed for a job well done.  Celebrate yourself every chance you get whether others aren’t that supportive or you or aren’t happy for you.  I am still learning and I know that I am not perfect but my inspirational thought for you is to keep pressing on and keep moving forward in life towards your dreams and goals!  Don’t let the world or negative situations keep you from being happy.

 

Patrice Riverspatricerivers

Inspirational Blogger

Instagram: @patricerivers86

ULR Feature: Meet Author Byron Carey, Nowhere 2 Turn

 

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About the Author

Author Byron Carey is a reformed drug distributor that served a ten-year federal prison sentence. Byron was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas; he has transformed his way back into society as a truck driver and author. He was an outstanding basketball player that worked his way into the USBL basketball league in 2002. He attended Alvin Community College where he holds his Associates in Business Administration. He is the author of Nowhere 2 Turn with several more to come in the future .

 

About the Book       nowhere2turn

A riveting, and suspenseful tale about two brothers  (Orlando and Bre’on) growing up in Fort Worth, TX,  living two separate paths until a dramatic chain of events changed the future of the two of them leaving Bre’on stuck between right, wrong, love, and lust. With one parent mentally distraught due to the war and the other acting as a single parent.

Which way would they turn? What happens when they learning who was the real cause of so much pain in the household that they grew up in?

Book Review

“Amazing book. Best plot and most interesting introduction. The twist along with the tosses and turns kept my eyes glued. The sex scenes are so real you can almost touch them. I’d recommend this book to any and everyone. A must read of 2014 and 2015.” – Amazon Reviewer

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