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Pinch, Punch!

1 Mar

Pinch, Punch First of the Month!

Hello March! It’s a new month and a new opportunity to build on the past and look forward to the possibilities of tomorrow!
Have a safe and great rest of your Friday!
Photo courtesy of Whimsically Random

Photo courtesy of Whimsically Random

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Lessons…

18 Feb

It’s crazy for me to wrap my head around the fact that before the end of this year I am going to turn 20! What’s even wilder for me to imagine is that a quarter of my life has been spent as a quadriplegic.

Reflecting over the past almost five years, I’ve truly learned soo much about myself. I’ve learned just how fragile life is and how far emotionally, physically, and mentally I can be pushed and challenged.

I’ve learned to accept life for what it is, and I try to learn and grow from the constant lessons, life tends to throw my way.

One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned is…

“Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

I’ve had to grow apart from some of the closest people to me, and it has been a very painful experience. To go from hanging out, spending every waking hour and entrusting people with your darkest and most private secrets, to having absolutely no contact with them is frustrating and heartbreaking.

I, a few years ago, could not begin to picture my life without them.

Some people might wonder what happened between us. Up until recently, I often asked myself the same question.

Fortunately after many years and a great deal of growth, I’ve finally had closure and an understanding regarding those relationships.

During the most difficult times in my life, that’s when I needed my friends the most. Unfortunately some people in my life couldn’t step up to the plate. It’s not that they said anything ill towards me, or spread rumors behind my back, it’s their silence that killed our friendship.

Their disappearance, lack of support and lack of compassion was bewildering.When I did see them, it was as if I was staring at a stranger. I began to slowly recognize the distance in our relationship and it regrettably took me a long time to let them go. Don’t get me wrong I don’t expect the world from my friends, I just expected them to be what they should be, a friend.

Through that painful and long lesson, I’ve learned to value the friends I have in my life even more and I learned the hard way that “Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

The Presidential Inauguration

21 Jan

Taking the day to watch the Inaguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama!

I couldn’t be more proud of his historical accomplishments and I wish him and his beautiful family nothing but the best for the next four years and a lifetime there after.

Photo courtesy of The White House

Photo courtesy of The White House

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Sticking To It

7 Jan

One of my many New Year’s resolutions for 2013 is to step out of my comfort zone. I tend to like to play it safe in almost everything I do, but this year I’m hoping to shake things up a bit. While I won’t be petting snakes or facing one of my biggest fears which is to watch the movie ET (seriously among my top five greatest fears) I will be experimenting and challenging my norm.Hair Highlights!

So to kick the year off right I added highlights to my hair for the very first time! Now most people don’t see this as a big deal, but for a girl who swore she would never add colour to her hair besides covering up my grey’s when I’m older, this is a surprising change of heart.

This is a small step in the right direction and whose to say how far I will be able to challenge myself this year.

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Three Kings

4 Jan

I came across this picture this morning and had to share it. I am forever grateful for the contribution and influence these three men have had on our world. Without them I couldn’t even begin to imagine where we would be as a society and how different my life could have been. Words can’t describe how much love and respect I have for Malcolm X, President Barack Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you for your sacrifices and continued impact you have left and continue to make in our world today.

Three Kings

Photo: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

~Love Always, Taylor LN~