Sunday, September 27

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Occasionally, I’ll share personal events from my side of the world.

Requiem Solution
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Requiem Solution

"You put yourself to rest down a river." acceptance - (n.) Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it or protest it.  It's hard to accept life without those we grew up with, laughed with, cried with, got upset at, conquered our most difficult hours with. What happens when they aren't there for those trying times anymore because they are the very cause of it? It's been a tough year for my friends and my family. Quite honestly I'm exhausted, but with trauma blooms creativity. Rehabilitation and release is what it becomes synonymous with. Let's begin this journey where we left off, but we'll shine even brighter. Warriors, I love you. Thank you for sticking around. I've seen yo
State Your Peace
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State Your Peace

"State Your Peace" was pinned 10/30/17. You are loved. The world you knew and the children you call yours have simply grown up and gotten their own lives, hardships, and concerns. We fight hard to avoid endless cycles we are helpless in. Unfortunately you’re one of those cycles. We’ve all tried to help, even your sisters, and you would often “just miss” success or a “comeback”. Now we’re all simply trying to survive on our own and putting our energy into the one person we can influence to strive harder - ourselves. You left behind wounds that have yet (and may never) heal and souls that are weary of the past and present. We all love each other in one way or the other, we’re just exhausted. The fact that you come up in conversations is a testament to love and sadness, faith and des
Crossing Over
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Crossing Over

"You don't have to know someone to have an intimate experience with them." - Chester Bennington Four weeks ago...12 hours prior to the time of this post..a particular departure impacted me more than I thought...made sense. My outward life remained on the up and up, but my inward remains disturbed. The physical reality has finally sunken in. A connection I didn't realize was strong - spiritually - was severed suddenly. It shook my mental clarity. I found myself in tears at spontaneous moments and angry the next, sincere seconds later. A fairly consistent battle of acceptance and denial has played on repeat - a teetering effect. A truth from long ago returned to the forefront, reflected in someone I admired for so long and still do. I've never shied away from it. It has echoed consistently
New Year, Same Vee
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New Year, Same Vee

"New Year, New Me" "New Year, New Me" was a fine concept once upon a time. January 1st meant erasing every flaw, negative thought, and unfavorable trait, both physical and mental. That idea once sent me into a spiral of negative thoughts. I viewed myself as "less than" instead of "worthy" because I was constantly attempting to rewrite myself. Although I never truly lost myself, I was undervaluing my personality, my passions, and my legacy while changing my perceived faults - or trying to. While positive self-improvement is a great step forward, it isn't a method to undo who you are and where you have been. This daily, hourly, second-ly task was causing me to disregard myself. Eventually I found it to be the case that "New Year, Same Me" was the route to go. There was no need to "wipe
Exordium
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Exordium

Thank you. It felt right to begin this entry on this day with those 2 words. I mean it in a vast, endless, universal way. That statement of gratitude is for every soul that has crossed paths with mine or united alongside me in a battle of love, acceptance, and peace. Whether it's been 25 years, 7 years, 4 months, or 3 minutes. Thank you for being here and thinking this is all worth listening to. ;) All of what we've done and will do is critical to who we will grow to be as human beings. I'm proud of us! Now, don't you sit there and say, "You don't know me. You can't be proud of me." That just makes me sad because we are forever works in progress on a path to discovering a simple truth in a complex world. That truth for me has been this: Being an individual and appreciating yourself is al
Happy New Year 2016!
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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016! Here we go again. Happy New Year 2016! We're coming into the 7th year since "Blind Thirst", 3rd since "Tomorrow Never Came", and 2nd since "Point of Infliction". Time flies, but in that time I've grown so much as a person. My priorities are aligned with what truly matters in this world and...I feel good. I hope you do too! Wishing you all the absolute best in 2016 and every year beyond. If you are new to www.veronicandavis.com be sure to check out the novels page for more about indie books by Veronica N. Davis. If you are searching for graphic design services, simply select the text that reads "Design" in the navigation pane up top. Thank you for visiting. Truly hope to hear from you. Whether it is for blog topics or design needs. Happy New Year 2016! Love Always, ...
Get Away
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Get Away

It is so unreal to me that it is December 1, 2015. There are many days my brain operates as if it were December 1, 2005. At that time I was 14 and more than likely obsessing over Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, and Coldplay respectively. Time is an illusion and as more of it goes by I realize that I don't move with it. I age physically, but mentally and soulfully I am motionless. As long as I could remember I've been this age (an old soul) with a certain level of wisdom and a particular amount of necessary solitude. I am now whom I've always been, with a bit more strength intertwined in the way I go about things. I think time baffles me because although things have come to light, successes and letdowns, there is stillness to it all. As an author I should able to make thi
This Poem Called “Rain”
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This Poem Called “Rain”

This Poem Called "Rain" Rain fuels the soul. Cleanses the mind. Heals one lacking inspiration. Rain represents freedom: The ability to fall and rise infinitely. Like the rain... I f a l l Like the rain... I rise. Yet, I was once like the pavement. Not necessarily concrete. Just walked on – trampled on – mangled to defeat. Now the very thing that hits it...soothes it. Beautiful droplets of hope reminds me... Like the rain... All things fallen can rise again. © Veronica N. Davis, 2015 Poetry
Throwback Thursday 2.0
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Throwback Thursday 2.0

Throwback Thursday? Uh-Oh! I'm sitting here laughing because I let my cousin Lillie (author of Intimate Pieces) decide whether this would be posted or not. In the name of Throwback Thursday it was. I wasn't going to do it, but since she said so...It's done. It's short, so you won't have to suffer for too long. It's just me messing around in GarageBand. Talk to you lovely people soon. Love Always, Veronica ✌❤
Through the Ages
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Through the Ages

"Do what you feel is right in your heart. Don't live by the world's expectations. Be yourself. Do for yourself. You've got to be there for you first in order to be there for others, Tink." - Mom Whenever I'm alone I think about the countless life lessons my mother has taught me. She's remained a quintessential part of my life as I journey across this sometimes cold, often corrupt world. Always evolving, changing, discovering who 'Tink' or 'Colee' is. Fun fact, those nicknames were given to me by those closes to me. See, I was the kid that wasn't supposed to survive. Born 3 1/2 months premature, underdeveloped, needing heart surgery, blood transfusions, oxygen tanks...I wasn't supposed to be here. Some might say, if you weren't supposed to be here you wouldn't be. Still, it crosses my min
Mind Your Moments
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Mind Your Moments

"Defining moments. You never really know what they are until they've passed you up. Someone tells you to sit back and reflect on your life as you know it and that's when it hits you." - Tomorrow Never Came, (pg. 85) There has been so much confusion, deceit, and mayhem in the world. It has rapidly evolved to tremendous, terrifying, and troubling new heights. As a trained journalist, I have a natural curiosity about current events, but as a softie I find it hard to stomach most of what I read. To a certain level I find it helpful. Why? Because it teaches me to value everyone I have in my life at this very moment, instead of looking back in retrospect and realizing how amazing they are. Most of us go through life blaming life for our lack of vitality, and to some extent that blame is justifi
Mind Your Business
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Mind Your Business

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Working, working, working day and night. I hope you read that with Michael Jackson in your head. I've just turned it on. That man's music keeps me going. See, tonight I wanted to reach out to entrepreneurs and college students alike. We have a lot in common. We're always learning, evolving to become better at what we do, and never stop applying new knowledge because we thrive off of the energy it provides. Having gone to college for journalism, I've quietly taught myself my crafts - fiction writing and graphic design. The two things I love most are ironically the
Mind Your Presence
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Mind Your Presence

"When your mind thinks too much, it loses touch with the reality of life. To be real, our feet should be on the earth and our head should be in the heavens." - Yogi Bhajan A change of pace, or a change of scenery is often all that is needed to remedy some of the tiredness that accompanies us each day. I hope that during this extended weekend many of you have had the time to enjoy your form of serenity. I find that my form is attempting to hush my mind, catch up on sleep, and put my work aside. In other words, I try to power down. From August 21st until this hour, I spent quality time with myself. Whenever I do that, I limit human interaction, cancel any events or parties I planned on going to, and find my meaning of a break. Note: Last year's blog "Speaking From My Soul" is in direct corr
Speaking From My Soul
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Speaking From My Soul

Full. To the brim. Overflowing with knowledge. Too connected to chaos, no longer to the soul. Never  unmoving. Always running. Never breathing. Thoughts consuming. No time for healing. Sorrow. Negativity. Collapse. Finally... Breath. - - - - - - - - - - - - In my time away, I've rediscovered the serenity found in a single breath. The way it reconnects your mind and your soul. The sense of calm that devours you. I've missed that. My vision blurred and my energy shifted from positive to negative in an instant. I couldn't fathom my own emotions, so focused on deciphering those of the ones around me. I've been told countless times my greatest strength is my greatest weakness: helping...caring...empathizing. For so long I've dealt with everyone else'
A Moment In Time With JD Photography
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A Moment In Time With JD Photography

There is nothing better than starting a journey with an individual you've known for years, watched grow for over a decade, and from time to time quarreled with. Let's face it - we all have those down days, but some friendships/bonds/ties are still unbreakable. Occasionally they waiver, they may seem as if they are fading, but they cannot break. This past week I worked with Jasemine-Denise Photography, a photographer located in the hearty of Chicago. She commutes anywhere you want her to go, including out of state just to get you what you need. What's so incredible about her is: she works and practices nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365/6 days a year! It never stops with her and that is truly phenomenal. If you say "I want m photography to look like such and such" she is the o