Category Archives: School

Do you want a blog review or interview for your blog?

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I wanted to start doing blog reviews last month but didn’t get around to it. As long as I have the desire from other bloggers then I will start weekly blog reviews. I only want to do 3 blogs a week. 

I am always looking for bloggers wanting to do an interview with me. I like to focus on the persons’ blog and then focus on questions about their blog or an interview focused on motivation along with the other categories on my blog.

If interested please comment below and contact me by email at jenmotivates12@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line which your interested in and a little something about what your interested in talking about (interview) or information about your blog (blog reviews).

If I don’t get enough interest then I will let everyone know. I hope you give either choice a consideration.

Much love

XOXO-Jen

What is coming up….

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I’ve been at a loss on what to share next, since my interview with Jason (OpinionatedMan). Here is what I have cooking.

  1. An interview with my teenage son, Ethan about school and growing up.
  2. My birthday is next Wednesday and I will be 35. Kinda freaking out about it.
  3. Hopefully more interviews with you guys out there.
  4. Looking for bloggers who want to be in the first weekly blog review next week. I’m going to be doing 5 blogs at a time.
  5. Who knows, lol

XOXO-Jen

Those who achieve…

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I found this homemade card from my grandparents that I wanted to share because it was given to me when I made the cheerleading team after years of trying out.

The card reads:

Those who achieve SUCCESS, Jennifer are those who take a DREAM and make it come true. 

HAPPY CHEERLEADING TO YOU!

From Grandmother and Papaw

Because you’ve reached a special goal, this brings congratulations and wishes that the years ahead fulfill your expectations!

   
 

“I am”

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This poem is something that everyone can do. If your down, having a bad day, or just unhappy, just take the words in bold and answer them. Pretty much fill in the blank. The first sentence starts with, “I AM,” and you finish it by writing two characteristics about yourself. It doesn’t have to rhyme, just come from the heart. When I finished this poem, I smiled because it made me feel good about myself. Here is the poem I did.

                                                       

I AM a positive and empowered woman

I wonder about today’s society

I hear the bustle in the bushes from the many animals living there

I see areas of improvement I can make in my life

I want to make an impact

I AM a positive and empowered mother


I pretend that I’m healthy

I feel I could do more

I think about writing a book

I worry about how my health effects my family, especially my son

I cry when the innocence of a child is taken away to soon

I AM a positive and empowered friend


I understand I’m not always right

I say things sometimes before thinking

I dream they will find a cure for type 1 & 2 diabetes in my lifetime

I try to speak up when appropriate and hold my tongue when I should

I hope to motivate, inspire, encourage, educate, empower, and learn from others

I AM  a positive and empowered daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, niece, parent, granddaughter, companion, friend, blogger, and fighter

                                                        
                                                         

This poem is 100% from my heart. I hope you enjoyed it. I encourage you to take all the words in bold and write your own poem. It can make you feel good inside, at least it did for me. If you decide to write an “I am,” poem please let me know and I will share it on my blog if you like.

Sporadic Presences….

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Good evening to all who is reading this. I wanted to drop a quick post about my recent sporadic presence with my posts, along with comments.

Currently, I’m in the hospital and trying to stay positive,motivated,thankful, and much more. NO WORRIES!!!

Lastly, I have plans to address my blog by making the layout better and the topics organized by creating a new menu more user friendly. Last but not least, I have an interview with my son about becoming a teenager, bullying, school, video games and challenges he faces by being in Tennessees gifted program, which isn’t easy. I can’t even comprehend some of the things he has homework in.

When it comes down to it, all this can be difficult working off an iPad and in a hospital bed. HOWEVER, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE !!!! 

XOXO-Jen

What was your favorite game….

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What is your favorite pastime game or TV show to watch? 

I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and a friend of mine asked this question on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to think back, before social media, about it. 

I was born in 1981 to give you an idea. I loved to play tag, red rover, freeze tag, hide and seek, jump rope, dodgeball, and take a big box outside and play house. As I got a bit older we got a trampoline that my sister and I loved to jump on. Before my parents got our basement finished we would skate downstairs then rollerblades came out. That was all the rage! Of course bike riding was fun too. I have always loved writing so I had my secret diary with key then a journal as I got older. In school, I loved getting notes in my locker, sleepovers, and talking on the phone. I can’t forget love letters and secret admirers.

When it comes to television, I mainly watched Saturday morning shows. My favorite was Saved by the Bell! Other shows I liked were Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and of course after school specials. I loved my music and loved getting a CD or recording tapes of songs from the radio. The best is getting a tape from a boy with love songs. My favorite band/singers/boy bands were Aerosmith, Boys to Men, The Quad City djs, Micheal Jackson, Paula Abdul, Nirvana, Insync (Justin Timberlake), Jessica Simpson, and the list goes on.

Please comment below and share you pastime memories. I look forward to hearing from all of you reading this.

XOXO

JEN

I write because…

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I write because…

Writing 101-assignment 1

This post is a long one but worth reading, well in my opinion. So the 1st writing assignment was a question. It’s like an interview with myself. I ask myself, “jennifer, why do you write?”

My mind starts spinning and is flooded with reasons. Where do I begin?how do I put my thoughts into words? I know why I write, but to explain it with writing seems to be a challenge. I am determine to complete this assignment tonight (it’s 11:07 PM, Sunday). I have procrastinated this entire week and trying my hardest to get all my ducks in a row.

As I ponder this question, my very first instinct is to think back to my middle/high school days(6th-12th grade). I actually started when I was only in elementary (4th), now, at this age it was more schoolwork. Haha! However, amy teacher really peaked my interest in writing when we connected with another school and given assigned pen pals, my writing pen pal was Sven. The icing on the top was that our pen pals were in another country, Norway. It was a great experience. I see that this was the beginning of my love for writing letters.

After moving to middle school (6th grade), I gradually began writing more, started a secret diary I kept under my bed. Cell phones, social media, Internet, and more were being invented but landlines, journaling, and handwritten letters made people interactive/communicate unlike now. Technology is great but it has controlled peoples lives which is heartbreaking. Look back, high school was were my my passion/love for writing started to grow.

I was very young when I wrote my first poem (10-11 yrs. old). High school (9th-10th grade) is when I started writing more: poems, notes, and keeping a diary. I have poems from 1997 to present! No one will argue that I’m a talked, people person, and love speaker in any situation. Don’t think I have something that can be very stressing, hard to change and has hindered me in ways but I tend to tackle it head on (which I’ve done for years)! I have always been extremely passionate about things.Basically my emotions would reach boiling points and became difficult and overwhelming to handle. When all else fails, WRITE. my outlet was my writing.

As years went by, my passion/love for writing only grew bigger in my heart and soul. I will find a way to write, and some pieces were out there, funny, questionable, etc.. My best friend & I in our 20’s loved writing this crazy A-Z lists about random topics, but I got to write. We even had a journal that all who came to my apartment were asked to live an entry in the journal.

As I finish up this assignment, FINALLY, I ask again, “Why do I write, blog, and my goals.

Here is the summed up answer:             

  1. I write simply because I can 🙂
  2. I have always dreamed of becoming a writer plus motivational speaker
  3. My heart and others say I have a story to tell that will relate, help, motivate others
  4. My blog was started to motivate or offer a lending hand for any person asking
  5. My blog was started for myself and hope to slowly grow it by reaching others through motivation

Lastly, I don’t think words fully express the reason I write/blog.

** I know this post is long, late, and I would love feedback. This assignment was clear in my thoughts but I’ve struggled getting it completed. **

Jen