Friday, December 30, 2011

The Triple D Project

I have really talked allot in the past about living life to the fullest and I believe I do it most of the time but sometime I slip...lol Well My Family and I have put together this Triple D project!!! We LOVE food as a family and we LOVE Diners, Drive-in and Dive...Triple D as it's known in our home!!! As a Family we will be going to a location's that Guy Fieri has visited, today was the 1st stop of our adventure!!!
The Blue Plate The menu at Blue Plate was created with the simple philosophy of keeping everything fresh and as close as possible to home-cooked food. John put together a combination of foods from different sources to cater to all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan. Tamrika added some of her own specialties. Blue Plate is perhaps the only restaurant that serves "Lopiani" a specialty that Tamrika's grandma used to prepare back home in Georgia. Like letting a juggernaut loose, Tamrika and John let the restaurant roll on with a life of its own. The regular patrons made their mark by putting up their own memorabilia on the walls, most notably the vast display of license plates. "People give all kinds of personal souvenirs for us to display. One person actually gave us a picture of his grandfather who had fought the French war. We respect everyone's gift and display whatever they give," says Tamrika. It's that mutual respect that gives Blue Plate diner its extraordinary character. They even have a dish named after a customer: the "Gordon Special." It's not just respect for the patrons but love for the employees that makes Blue Plate a happy place. "We have about 30 employees, out of which about eighty percent of them have been with us from day one," exclaims Tamrika with pride.
One thing that really stands out(beside the amazing food is their Old Fashion Soda fountain!!! We had a old fashion Blackberry Soda!!!
I think McKenzie LOVE it the Most!!!!
I had the Corned Beef and Hash w/ eggs and toast $9.99 It ROCKED!!!! Guy Called it "The Money Hash" I know why!!!!
Tony had Hot Turkey Sandwich 12.99
Alex had the Pork Chili Verde Burrito 9.99
McKenzie had Chicken Nuggets 4.99
The Atmosphere is Fun, upbeat and very trendy!! John the own is also very kind as he allowed me back to the kitchen to take a few pics!!!
What a great place to state this super cool family project!!! Up next...Ruth's Diner, the Burger Bar( I've been eating there since I was a kid...lol), Moochie's Meatballs, Lone Star Taqueria!!!! Then off to Idaho!! Much Love and Travel!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

May 18th?? HOLY COW, where is the time going? I can't believe it's been that long since I have written up a post for this blog. I write when I'm inspired to but I have been in this thing call the "whirl wind of life". As we start to move into the Holiday Season, this is when all the reflection starts to happen for the pasted year! In early post I have talk about the roller coaster of life that i"m on and how it moves side to side. This past year there has been some up and downs added. The biggest challenge has been finding my way and trying live up to others expectation for my life. I have never been one to follow others and this past year I found myself not staying true to me and wanting to follow others! Why? There have been so many life changing events that I lost sight of who I am and what I'm about. This past year it has been about making money! Now, 6 months ago I would have denied it to the fullest! I would have told you it about photography give the world my art form and sharing it! HA...not true!! The stress of coming from the working in the banking business for so many years have a affect on me that I have had a hard time shaking off. Here's how I see it...When you work for someone there are guidelines, rules and expectations. When your follow your passion that is exactly what your doing!! But here is the catch!!!
How often does your passion change?? Let's be real clear..think about waking up on a Saturday morning, you have a to do list a mile long...where is your passion? Think about when your child has a sporting event...where is your passion? Think about your partner and a date night...where is your passion? Your passion can change so much even in one day. This is something that really has confused me in the last few months. Passion and now what I like to call focus. I have passion for life!! That includes so many things and guess what I want to do them all!! Photography, cooking , party planning, life coaching, traveling and now I want to dive deeper into the film business and even thinking about changing the photography business into to a total media company! One day I might be excited about a film project and the next about planning a cocktail party. Yes, and that is why people don't understand the way I live my life...LOL but guess what I don't understand life with the same thing everyday! You wake up..get ready for the day.. go to a job (that most people HATE).. you come home.. cook dinner..clean up your house..and watch TV...and do that for 5 days a week! So here I am and I'm following what I love... Here is the catch, last Nov. I entered a world of following my passion and I don't fit in!!! I was trying to clone myself like other photographers! They says find what make you different.Yep, didn't follow that piece of advise...lol All I have been doing is trying to be just like everyone else. Have the best shoots get the best photo shoots and thinking the bigger the better. Wanting to shoot those people in life who can make me look like I'm successful. Now, I'm not saying I'm not going to shoot big name or big events moving forward. What I am saying is I want to shoot for a passion even if it's just for that moments in time I'm passionate about it! They also say in the photography world find your type of photography to focus on...Nope...not me I want to do it all!!! Now that will be my area of focus/passion.
So I guess the message I have for you today is this... Be who you are at all cost! Even if those around you don't like it, don't understand it.Be confident in the path in life you take, IT"S YOURS!! Much Love, Bridget -

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What a matter with your Life...

What's the matter with your life?
Why you gotta mess with mine?
Don't keep sweatin' what I do
Cause I'm gonna be just fine - check it out!

Spoken words by the great Salt'N'Pepa.. LOL! Now, please don't run out and find the song or listen to it because it not appropriate for all... :) Just saying

However, these word stand true. Question is why do we get into other business? Shouldn't we let people be who they are and focus the parts that mesh and let go the part that don't. People loss relationship over small difference. Believe me, I have in the past! I thought my happiness weighted on someone else behavior which is funny because I can't control their behavior and in my eyes they couldn't control either...lol This is something I learned from Abraham.


I think at the point in time when you really want to dive, judge and or plan want to get in to someones business this is the time you need to look at yourself more than ever!!! I like to call it stay in my business!!! We all have time of weakness, times when what someone else is doing seems to appear to be more important than our our business. That's when we are out of alignment with our selfs!Now don't run out to your local mechanic and make an appointment it wont help!!!
This is the alignment you need in life. Kind of a state of wellbeing. This is the time you step up and be responsible for how you feel! No one is responsible but yourself!


The reason I'm sharing this tonight is this is exactly what happen to me today!! The journey to peace and happiness is not always easy! No mater how much you have learned read or study. If you don't practice everyday your not as sharp and skilled as you could be! Think about world class athletics they have the right idea when it comes to self discipline and dedication. They get the job done.

I had a great conversation with a dear friend about this yesterday! I should have listen a little better ...lol Happiness and wellbeing is a daily awareness you need to feed your soul everyday!
I really believe if you do this then you stay in our own business. because your so happy and life is so good that what others are doing that you could have been caught up in really don't seem to have any bearing on you and your state of mind.

After a LONG day of many frustrations I had my moment where I realized just one thought, a thought that is just a little better then all the thoughts I have had today will put me heading down stream!!! Down stream to my happiness. My vortex! A place of peace and happiness!!


So here is the confession, when I started writing this post I started writing it in hopes that someone in my life would read it and get the message to stay out of people business and stop trying to control other life's by doing things that deep down inside knows it will hurt others!

Now, remembering the things others do is a reflection of what I don't like about myself!!!Good times!! Now I can see what other do is on them and who am I to judge what they choose to do in life! Are they hurting me or my family NOPE ..."it is what it is" !!!

Life and Happiness is what I make of it...I'm glad I moved quickly back to this. Even if I do get upset from time to time. I would not anyone to have the control to make me happy, they just could do it!!!

This was a tough lesson today, learning is never easy :)

So to finish out the great Salt "n" Pepa... Who are you to judge there's only one true judge and that my God, so chill and let my father do his job"!!!!



Finding enlightened in the funniest places
Much Love,
Bridget-

Monday, May 16, 2011

Coffee In the Morning-"Life is Like a Cup of Coffee"

I'm sure many of you are just like me, "The best part of waking up is Forgers in your cup"!! Coffee for me is just more than the kick in the pants I need to get the day going. It's pure enjoyment, which is funny I was a late bloomer when it come to gaining the taste for coffee. Coffee means no matter where I'm, who I'm with I'm having it!!!

Well, I LOVE 7-11's coffee!!! I call it my "Cop Coffee" Cheap and oh so good! Now, don't get me wrong I enjoy the occasionally $5.00 cup of coffee at "The Daily Rise" :) Until today when I realized I really enjoy my cheap 7-11 coffee more!?!?!? As I sat here in thought I wounder why? Why would you want the most expensive cup of coffee? They have cute cups and everyone know you can afford to drink the BEST!!!

So, I started looking at my life 2 years ago my Husband was in the fast track in life we had a business That made well over 6 figures a year and I had an amazing job with the bank! By no means am I bragging!! I just want to have a understanding that we were doing quite well. Now looking back LIFE SUCKED!!!! To put in to the most clear words possible! The family was falling apart, we didn't have much to do with the extended family and I can't tell you how many time I spoke the big D word to Tony! Yet some people would have given their right arm to be right where we were!!! So, many time you hear "The grass is always greener" Well, what I say is find your grass and never hop the fence! Just like my "CHEAP" cop coffee!I love my coffee and enjoy it every morning!

I have never been one to care to much about what others think about me or what I'm doing in life!! I pretty much do, think and act just the way I want to!!! Some people don't like this about me and occasionally, I do have to bite my lip...LOL I just say...it is what it is... The words I speak are true to me!!

So, here is the tie in coffee and my life! Watch this....



Now, in the last 6 month my income has cut in about half, however we don't have the stress the deadline the confinement of that kind of life style. Now,I'm not tell you how to life what I'm saying is...So what if you don't have the best house, car or clothes. the people who eyeing you for that are probably not the kind of people you want in your life. Watch out for the possers, they are the ones who will say they don't care but will put a 3rd mortgage on their house to keep up with "The Jones" next door!!
What I will tell you is some how some way life has a way of just working!!! I have no problem paying and bills and we live a richer life now than EVER before!!!

Life is to be enjoyed however you choose to do! JUST DO IT!!!! Work to live don't Live to work!!! Lesson learned by yours truly!!!

So, drink in what ever cup you wish, just do it because you enjoy it!!! Remember if it don't feel good don't do it!!!

Always drink Coffee!!!
Much Love,
Bridget-

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom's Day




The Mom's Club is for not for the faint of heart, it's not for the selfish, it's not for those not willing to give up many hours of sleep.
Some join this club because it's a life long long dream to have a Child. Some join the club without planning to join. However you become a member of the Mom's club there is no going back!!
There is no greater joy in the world than to sit on hold your child in their 1st moments of life and know that you created and carried this perfect child.
As time goes on we seem to forget the feeling we had in that 1st moment of that child life. Life has a away of taking that moment from us. The path we take as mothers is a long and winding road! We have the greatest gifts as well as the sad moments. We carry the worries of our Children so they have none. We lose sleep so they may rest. We go without so they may have. We give some much love without return.
So why would anyone want to be in the Mom's Club??? The special moments in life where you see nothing but pure and sweet love your child will give to you. Those moments may not come as often as we would like but when they do, in that one moment everything is worth it!
There is no greater gift as mother then the sweet love from your child. Nothing can replace the touch, the smile, the joys, the success of that child who you have given everything for.
As Mother's we don't just get on day a year to celebrated us we get 365 days! Everyday there is something that happens that make our day as Mother's.
It's wonderful that we have one day a year when everyone thinks they are celebrating us. They just don't know our secret as members of the Mom's club.Everyday there is a celebration in our hearts as mothers.
Shhhh don't tell them they may stop giving us gift! LOL

To the member of the Mom's Club enjoy those time and special moment that only us a Mothers will ever understand.

Much Love!!
Bridget

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Need your Car Detailed??




As many of you know Tony and I owned a Detail Shop for years. Well our Girls Alex and Shaylee were two of the BEST detailers we had!

The Girls are going to NYC in 2 weeks and they are trying to make some extra cash to go.
So, the Girls are offering a SUPER great deal!!! Now until May 20th they will doing complete details for $100.00 this is a $80.00 savings!!!!

Here is what you get...

Exterior of the car
Wash
Wax
Silicone rubber on exterior
Silicone Tires

Interior of the car
Shampoo carpets mates and seats
Silicone console doors panels
clean headliner

Clean windows inside and out

This is an AMAZING deal!!!

Much Love,
Bridget :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

April is Almost over!?!?!?!?

What in the HECK happened!!
I know it was just April Fools Day! This Month had totally been a blur. I feel like I fell off the fast track in my business and in life and have come to a total and complete STOP!!!
This is not what I needed!!! Or is it??? I have always said "It is what it is ...nothing more nothing less." This time I having a hard time excepting this!!! I total feel like I have lost this month and I needed it!!! I had so many thing s on the "TO DO" list!!

So Why??? Am I lazy, no motivation, overwhelmed I have no idea. All I know is I'm looking back and nothing for April and this is not good. I have a business on the shirt tails of pure success and now I lost 30 days of building and achieving. I have coiled up and pulled away from many thing in the last few weeks Friend and some Family. I don't openly talk about thing happening in life right now and I come to realize I have a TON of fear!!!!
This has totally taken control of my life for the last 30 days! Well, I'm taking my life back!!!

"Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it." -Unknown

I have been waiting for some test results to come back from the Doctor and I have so much fear wrapped up in it. I have let the fear take complete control of my life!! I tired all the time and haven't found true motivation in weeks and I have closed off to important people in my life!

Funny, I have been working on the this enlightened journey for years now and I STILL have moments!
I know in my heart I right where I'm suppose to be and everything happens for me not to me! I have unconsciously forgotten. I lost my own self awareness of my feelings and state of mind that I slipped into a place a fear without realizing what was happening.
My question is how does this happen? I have learned so much and I have the tools to keep my mind in a good place and not have slip up like this. Nope, this is exactly what was suppose to happen!!! How do I know...I have just learned that you need to access each and everyday! Take time as the old saying goes. "Stop and smell the roses"

I have changed my routine in the last few weeks and this is something I have forgotten to do.
Here is the biggest AW HA... Through out the last few weeks I keep telling myself after we see the doctor this week then I will do this and that and this too!! WTHeck...it doesn't really matter what the test say!!!! I still have life to live and I'm not going to get caught up in the waiting game to accomplishment my dreams and goals in life!!!!


There is something I can say...I have looked though new glasses this month. I have totally been reminded. Life is short I need to remember to live and love the best I can everyday!!! Who know when our last day will be!!

I have had this posted on my Blog before I think I needed a reminded...

I went sky divin',
I went rocky mountain climbin',
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I've been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin'.

Much Love,
Bridget

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Moms with Cameras Payment



The new and improved web site and blog will be up and running in early April!!! Whoot Whoot!! What a job it has been :) 

So will will us my personal Blog for payment for the Mons with Cameras Workshop!!!

Remember the workshop is $99.00 
The $99 class includes a swag bag of goodies courtesy of Bridget, Treats, Learning and a mini shoot!!!

We have a Amazing New Sponsor to our program!!
Tafota has donated a AMAZING prize for our Workshop!! 

There is a TON to look forward to fro this workshop!!

Deadline for payment in full is April 6th!
Don't miss out!






Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where am I at....



Yes, Yes I still think about the year in quarter...LOL!!!
 Living the corporate life for 12 yrs will do that to you! 
So, here we come to the last week of the quarter the year is 1/4 over there is only 2 days until I go to Vegas, 58 days until New York, 204 day until the Caribbean and 275 day until Christmas and Lord know what in between!!! 
One thing I learned living the corporate life for so long is Self Assessment. Set goal and check your progress against them!

So, 1st quarter is about over and where am I well let see what goal I set.

*Do what feels good to me
*Use my vision board
*Just Act
*Teaching Photography
*Write a book
*To be a presenter at WPPI 2012
* My word for the year is "FOCUS"

Well, let look at where I am and the progress grade I'll give myself:

*I work every hard each and everyday doing what feels good to me and not worrying about if what I'm doing is ok for all in y life. This will always be a day to day goal!! Progress B

*Oh the vision board...lol well It's in my mind :) I do have a few thing on it but I have some work to do on it. Progress C

*Just acting is on the true strengths I have had this year! Progress A+

*Teaching Photography 1st class 4-16-11. Progress A

*Writing my books, Well I have two in the works and I have a incredible write who is willing to help me in this journey. Progress C

* To be a presenter  at WPPI 2012, well this one also needs so much work and a whole a lot of luck!!! This will be my BIGGEST challenge and my stretch  goal for the year. Progress D 

*Word of the year "FOCUS" , my heart and soul is in this one this year! Never have I had the desire, passion, drive, will to succeed like I do at this point in my life! What I do now for a living is what I should have done many year ago!! I always had a deep rooted belief that creative people could never have a good life or make a living to support themselves let alone a family. WOW... was I wrong!!!! Yea I'm not making the living I did last year at this time, but I can tell you this: next year at this time I will be making a better living than I have ever have!!! Why do I know this...because I have never had the passion like I do now!! 
Progress A+

Over all I think my GPA so far this year is: 2.8 almost a B... Whoot Whoot!!!



Where are you at.. are where you want to be in life this year??? I know most people are not as crazy as me a puts a letter grad to their life goals. This was really fun to sit back and just see where I am!!!

Remember: “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” 


I believe I am on the right journey in life and everything that has happened and will happen is all for my greater good! 

I hope this will inspire you to look and see right where you are in life and if your reaching your goals!!!

Much Love
Bridget





Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photography

Photography





I can say in my past before, I starting studying photography. I don't think I appreciated most image I came across. Sure the images that had HUGE meaning! The News: most of the time a Negative image of something terrible that had happened  death and destruction. Then there would be a image that would being great joy!

An image is tied to emotion we as humans we  live and die by emotions. They make us happy, sad, mad, laugh! I love an image that brings you to tears! What a impact on the human race! Think of one image that has brought you to tears! 

Now I have come to realize just how incredibly important images are!!!


People are willing to running into burning building for the following:

  • Kids and Love ones
  • Pets
  • Photographs 
We risk our life for images!!!!

Why?????
Sit back and thing right now of a photograph you have.....What dose it mean to you? What if it was destroyed? How would you feel? What would be lost?

I feel like I'm the luckiest people in the world! 

I capture life forever!!!

As long as my images are in tacked that one moment in time will live forever! That is amazing!! 100 yrs from now my image will still have meaning!!

Here is my challenge to you record you life!!! 
Of course I would say hire a Professional Photographer..lol we all need business. No matter how you choose to record you life just do it. I know images of my Grandparent are some of the most priceless images I have!! Remember we all will have family to come, share you life with them!


I have many photographer friends we all know and understand the importance of what we do. Some may say it's just to much money to pay to have pictures taken.
Well, I say to that...I don't take pictures!

 I capture images of you and your family to last a life time.
Remember we are the ones willing to run into burning building to save them!!

Much Love,
Bridget 




Monday, February 14, 2011

Self-LOVE

Valentines Day!!!!

Some people love it some people hate it!!! Either way today is a day about LOVE!!! I would hope that each and everyone one of us takes sometime today to to reflect on you!! Love yourself and all that you are!! You are amazing and a beautiful person!!!! I think to often we worry about what other see us as and we forget about making ourself happy!!! 
I adore myself and all that I am!!! I would not change a thing :) !!!



Self-Love: Is It Selfish?


The song “Greatest Love of All,” written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed (performed by Whitney Houston) contains the following lyrics: “I found the greatest love of all/Inside of me/ … Learning to love yourself/It is the greatest love of all.” There are many types of love that we have for the people in our lives: love for a romantic partner or spouse, for our family, for our children, for our friends, for humanity, in general, and for ourselves. Which of these is most important? Which should be our first priority? Is self-love the “Greatest Love of All”? Or is it selfish and self-indulgent?
Suppose you find your “soul mate” and feel that all-encompassing love that everyone seems to seek… Should you love yourself above your soul mate? Should your self-love mean more to you than your soul mate’s love for you? What about your parents, your children, and/or your friends? Should you put your love for yourself before your love for them? Although I believe that love for others is extremely important, I believe that self-love should – and must – come first.
What about you? Do you agree? Or are you cringing? Do you feel uneasy with this idea? Or does it make perfect sense? We hear, over and over again, “Before you can love someone else, you have to love yourself, first.” The saying has almost become a cliché. Yet, on some level, many of us feel uncomfortable with this. Why might this be so?
So many of us, especially women, are caregivers. Whether we wear the label of spouse, parent, nurse, doctor, teacher, counselor, volunteer worker, or any of a host of other identities, many of us tend to put the needs of others before our own needs. We try to please and care for others first, often putting ourselves last. In many cultures, women, especially, have been rewarded for being caregivers – and sometimes punished for not exhibiting those qualities.
In my counseling practice, I encounter a lot of people who believe that to love yourself, or to give to yourself, is a “bad” thing. They see this as “selfish” or “self-centered.” I recall an example from my own youth. As a teenager, I wanted to be a performing artist. I loved to be onstage, especially in musicals when I got to sing solos. Admittedly, as a particularly romantic teen dealing with the joys and tears of crushes and heartbreaks, I had a way of creating some drama in the rest of my life, as well. Once in a while, my mother would admonish me by saying, “You always wanted to be the center of attention!” The tone in which she made this statement clearly conveyed that I should feel ashamed of myself. It worked: I did. Whether or not she intended it, I got the message that expressing myself in any way that might be different, that might call attention to myself, was deplorable… and to enjoy my own talents, to recognize my gifts — or (God forbid) to feel good about myself — was even worse!
My mother was very concerned about preventing her children from becoming conceited. It never occurred to her that she might want to put as much effort into fostering our self-esteem. I can’t really blame my mother: like all of us, she is a product of her generation and culture. She only taught what she had learned, herself. I find it a shame, though, that our culture seems to create so many people who lack self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-love. I think that our main focus, especially with children, should be on “building them up.” Instead, so many people look to “take someone down a peg” if that person seems too “cocky” or self-confident.
When I talk of self-love, I am NOT advocating that we should stop caring for others, and just focus on ourselves. Being in service and giving back to your community is something I believe is very important. Showing kindness to others and demonstrating our caring for our loved ones is a key to having a fulfilling life. However, maintaining a balance is critical. You cannot keep giving to others if you do not give to yourself, first. It is like pouring water from a vessel: you cannot pour and pour without ever refilling it – eventually, it will run dry. Like that vessel, we, too, need to refill, recharge, and re-energize. We need to replenish ourselves, by loving and giving to ourselves.
Learning to love yourself may be the greatest love you ever experience and achieve. Self-love is not “selfish” or bad. When you love yourself, you will feel good about yourself, and you will feel better about the world. This will make it easier for you to give love to others. Especially if you are a parent or any type of caregiver, you must not forget to take time out to care for yourself. When you take time to re-energize, you will have more energy both for yourself and to share with the people you love and those in your care. The person who feels self-love is generally happier and much more pleasant to be around than the person who lacks self-love and self-esteem. Embodying self-love is the greatest example we can set for our children, for our loved ones, for our friends, and for all those we encounter in our lives.
by Leslie Karen Lobell, M.A.

Much Love,
Bridget- 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wear your Passion


What is your Passion???? In the past I have always thought you had to have one passion in life. I thought that's really what defined passion the love of one thing! Funny huh... I know now there is no such thing as loving one thing in life, it's really just fine to have more than one passion. So long as you have it!!!

Wikipedia Says this about Passion:
Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity or love. Passion can be expressed as a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion towards a subject, idea, person, or object. A person is said to have a passion for something when he has a strong positive affinity for it. A love for something and a passion for something are often used synonymously.


My passions in life will never be just one. I just not made up that way. A dear Friend of mine gave me a book The called  " Refuse to Choose". This book helped me understand that  it's fine to have the Scanner personal like I do. 
Scanners like myself love to do EVERYTHING! A Scanner world is like a candy store full of fascinating opportunities, and we want to reach out and stuff our pockets!!!!


So, for me LIFE is my passion and all that it has to offer!!! I want to do and see it ALL!!! There are no word to express the joy I have in life! It has been a long path of discovery and learning. 
Here are a few thing that I have a great passion for....


My Family
Photography
Party Planning
Teaching
Football
Gambling...LOL
Wine
Traveling
Laughing
The Mountains
The Ocean
Learning
Food


Life is a wonderful thing, Live it.. do it.. enjoy it!!! To have Passion will not make life perfect (there is no such thing...LOL just a FYI) but it turn a everyday experience that much better!!! 


Find Passion in what you do!!!!


Much Love,
Bridget-


   







Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Good Egg Gets Cracked--Scramble Low Self Esteem Into Confidence and ...

My Dear Friend E shared this site with me this morning: http://upfromsplat.com/





From SPLAT to SPECTACULAR: How To Get Back Up When Life Slams You Down


I haven't dived into the site yet but I did watch this and found insightful !!

Much Love,
Bridget-

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sometime it OK to be a follower...

  Contest!!!

I want to promote the blog and spread inspiration to all!!

Here the deal I want to have 50 followers of the Blog by 2/9/11 that 2 weeks. So sign up to be a follower and you will be enter in the drawing to win!!!!

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    Word for 2011...Focus


    I have thought long about what my word would be for this year, and then it became clear. My word for 2011 is Focus. This may seem like a broad term, but in reality it is intended to eliminate a wide range of distraction and allow me to give attention where attention is needed.


    Thing to focus on and why...
    *My Family and Friends...They deserved my love and attention!!
    *Photography...Love it.. enough said!!
    *Film Work...New and exciting adventure!!
    *My Journey...because it's made me this amazing person I am today!!!


    Can't wait to blog at the end of 2011 and see how this word for 2011 turns out!!!


    What is your word this year and why?


    Much Love,
    Bridget-

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Love the New Song on the Blog!!!!

    I just LOVE IT!!!!


    Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate 1971
    (You didn't know I was that old...LOL)

    I just want to celebrate another day of livin' 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 
    I put my faith in the people 
    But the people let me down 
    So I turned the other way 
    And I carry on, anyhow 
    That's why I'm telling you 

    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    Another day of living, 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Had my hand on the dollar bill 
    And the dollar bill blew away 
    But the sun is shining down on me 
    And it's here to stay 
    That's why I'm telling you 

    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    Another day of living, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of living 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Don't let it all get you down, 
    Don't let it turn you around and around 
    And around and around 

    Well, I can't be bothered with sorrow 
    And I can't be bothered with hate, no, no 
    I'm using up my time by feeling fine, every day 
    That's why I'm telling you I just want to celebrate 
    Aw, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate yeah yeah 
    Another day of living, yeah yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of livin', yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Don't let it all get you down, no, no 
    Don't let it turn you around and around, 
    And around and around, and around 
    Around round round 
    'round and around round round round 
    don't go 'round


    Much Love,
    Bridget-

    A stop to everything....Reflecting back to Aug.

    I started this blog back in Aug. This is a  post I wrote  but I never published it. This was the last post i had written before I took the long break from blogging. I thought it Ironic.. When I wrote the blog the news was starting to become very real I was losing my job! Amazing if I would have know the path I would be on now I'm 100% sure I wouldn't have written this post....



    Funny, how 5 words spoken to you can move your life in a direction that is new and can been seen as disrupting!!!  " We are moving the business!!!" What does this mean... my job with CitiBank where I have spent the last 12yrs working is gone!!! Just like that...now faced with what I'm not sure!!! I wish I could put into words the thoughts, feeling and phyicial reaction I have gone through. I can't!!!  I reflect back to a few weeks ago when starting this blog and where I was!!! I truly thought a few weeks ago I was facing some major challengles in my life!! NOTHING like this nothing at all!!!
    This is the Biggest challenge to put this whole staying postive and Laws of Acttraction to the test.. 
    Really I attracted this!!!
    You bet, I sure in the hell did!!!
    I remember converstion I had with a dear friend about 2 yrs. ago...and I quote " I have a goal... 2yrs and I'm out of Citi!!!" By the time everyting is said and done my last check with Citi should be right about 2/1/11. I even shared with my boss...I want out by 2/1/11 why that would have been 12 yrs to the date I was hired. Talk about attraction!!!
    Now the question is this what I really wanted??Is this what is right for the family??? What do I do now??? I really can't answer any of those questions!! I say everything happens for you not to you!!!


    I didn't not complete the post, but I can answer the 3 question where I stopped the post! 

    Is this what I really wanted?? It was very much what I wanted. My last few years with Citi I just was not engaged with the business because I had another love. It's wasn't the Banking business anymore!

    Is this what is right for the family??? Heck ya!!! I'm a better Mom, Wife and Grandma!!!

    What do I do now???  Live, Shoot, Teach, Share, Learn and enjoy my life to the fullest!!! 

    I'm the 1st to admitted I'm a work in progress looking back if the fear of what was to be wasn't there. I would have never written the post! This is a amazing example doing what feels good and letting go to the fear of what maybe. If the fear I had when I wrote this post was still there I would still be working at Citi. 


    Law of attraction in action Babe!!! Staying positive and working through the fear!!!

    I DID IT!!!!!

    Much Love,
    Bridget- 

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Don't Blink...it don't take long!

    I had a quite moment tonight , all my thoughts to myself. A life like mine you just don't get to many of these moments. Between being a Mother, Wife,  Grandmother, Photographer, Maid, Chauffeur, Chef and the list goes on and on. I'm sure any mom out there can relate!!


    As I sat in the dark with the light of the fire I began to cry! Where had the time gone?
    At one point it's was about changing diapers of my daughters and now it;s changes the diapers of my Granddaughter! Next it will be the Great Grandchildren!!!
    I'll go back to something I will forever be  known for saying " It is what  it is"!!!  I except everything  that is in my life and take full responsibly for all of my choices in my life. I try not to life with any regrets there is just no need to dwell!! You can't change the past!
    So, why did I sit watching the fire flicker with tears in my eyes! I'm blessed to have the Children I have they are amazing young Women!
    I'm not sure how I pull it off!! Having girls who are like them! Believe me they have had there moments and I'm sure they both have moments to come :) Looking at them now they are beautiful, bright, loving and amazing! This is living proof that a parent and only do so much then it's really up to the young adult to choice their own path in life. I for one have blamed myself  when one or the other has made a decision that I THOUGHT was not the right one! That's what I get for thinking...LOL :) every decision they have made it the right one for them!!! They may have had some hard lessons to learn, in the end their choice was right!

    My thought tonight is Where has time is gone! It slipped right thought my fingers and it's still slipping!!



    I'm starting to understand my passion for photography: It's about the memories the events...each and every moment and capturing life forever!!! Now that I'm starting down the path of the middle years there is something amazing that is starting to happen.  I believed I lived before with my eye wide shut! Now I have an awareness that was not there before.

    Life is amazing, breath taking and beautiful!!! Do the things you want to and don't wait for years to come!!! If you want it get it... do it ... live it!!! Ask yourself this question: when was the last time you make a comment like this...

    * Where has the time gone?
    * It seems like yesterday!
    * I can't believe how big they are getting!
    * 10 years already?
    * It was just Christmas!
    * Your 21 Really!?!?!
    * Your retired already
    * Wow, they really pasted away?

    Don't Blink ...time seem to move faster and faster now days!! People slow your roll...there is no reason to hurry!!! Sit back and enjoy what there is to see, learn and do!!!


    Much Love,
    Bridget-

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Marriage




    I was in line at Wal-mart the one stop shopping store Ha Ha... and ran in to two friends of mine. They know who they are and I'm sure they read this Blog...I hope they don't mind that their the inspiration for this posting :) 
    Both Friends very different there is one thing that ties them together........... A recent break-up of a Relationship / Marriage. One a few year and the other of many years. 

    Their dream of a so called perfect marriage broken like an egg. They both agreed "through sickness and in health till death do them part" A very strong committed!!!
    So, tell me what happens to 50% of marriages?? A 50/50 chance...REALLY. Now, if someone 24 yrs ago would have told me there is a 50/50 chance you and your husband-to-be will be divorce! I know dang I would have walked away....I'm a gambler and I know 50/50 odds are crap!!!
    Why do we still take the chance..breaking ties in a relationship are never easy to go through. There is hurt, anger, frustration. 
    I think it's because our souls are design to love thats what we do...but our souls are not design to confinement. What I'm asking you all is are we made up to love more than one person? I'm not sure just a question I ask? 
    I'm no expert here that why I look for feed back from others on this.
    I'm sure my friends had the commitment, love, desire and the will to make their relationship work. 
    Did the relationship really go wrong or did they just gain what they wanted to learn and experience with that partner and decide to move on? 
    My thought...should we stop saying "till death do us part" Should we say "till we have gain what our souls need to learn"
    Don't mis-understand I believe in marriage! I have been married for a very long time. I fell like I'm always learning from Tony. Maybe I'm just not a quick learner...LOL 

    For those who are in the mist of their experience, do what feels good for you! If you stay on the path of being single or if you re-engaged in your relationship. Ask yourself one thing..."Does this feel good" and act upon it!!  No one can judge!

    For me...Tony is the one who make me laugh,smile,cry,angry and make me feel like I'm living a "Teenage Dream!!"
    Remember feedback is always welcomed :)
    Much Love
    Bridget-