Many people have trouble with problems that develop from their past bubble up into their present and spilling over into their future.
How can a person manage their past, deal with their present and remain calm, cool and collected about their future?
Some people got this covered because they are well aware of their past, they make sure that they plan for the future, they live for today, and acknowledge that yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
People should realize that no matter how dirty their past is their future is still spotless. Another thing that people don’t realize is just because their past didn’t turn out as they wanted, doesn’t mean that their future can’t be better than they’d ever imagined.
They tell us “Do not look back,” because there is nothing back there worth regretting. They tell us “Do not grieve over the past”because it’s gone. They tell us “Do not be troubled about the future,” because simply put, it’s not here yet.
They advise us to “Live in the present” and make it beautiful. So beautiful that it will be worth remembering. Something about the human character.
Your character is far more important than your past or your future. Of course, it’s who you are that matters, not what you’ve done or will do and worrying doesn’t empty your tomorrow of troubles. It empties today of its strength.
The fact that people often tend to panic during their present is no trivial affair. Panic usually precedes worry and if people can control the present circumstances, they wouldn’t be worried about those circumstances growing into a tumultuous affair.
Here’s another issue. After panic mode, people somehow get caught-up living in the past. This is the solution. Just remember that the only thing we should do about what happened in the past is to learn from it.
Yesterday, good and bad, is now a part of yourhistory. It’s as if at the end of the day a page of your life or chapter of the story of your life has ended. Unless you enjoyed that read very much you wouldn’t go back and read it again. You move on, move forward to the next page.
You should be anticipating the beginning of the next page or chapter of your life. Instead of dwelling on the memory of what you just finished reading.
The story of your tomorrow is unknown… Each new sentence or new paragraph of the book of your life is completely unknown. In fact, the following pages if what you’re about to read are blank. There is absolutely nothing written in it.
That’s only because you haven’t gone through that life or that page or that particular part, sentence, page Or chapter yet.
Tomorrow is like a dream. Or like the opposite of Deja Vu¹. It’s a dream of hope and passion not of repetition and bewilderment. So don’t let the memories of your history worry your present or disrupt the hopes of your future.
If you do, you’ll get old fast. My mother always said, “Getting old is when you become a person with a long past and a short future.” That is the outcome for any person that lives in their past. The following anonymous Letter To The World says it all.
The Past HAS No Power
The past has no power over the present moment. Never has, never will. However, that won’t help people from using it against you. Just know that whatever the circumstance You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.
This is not a new thing for people to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing or what a thing is worth. Same goes for our lives.
People value different things and they wouldn’t be afraid to hold you to a trivial word or two uttered the day before. Or they won’t be hesitant to find you of some instance that you would like to forget.
Don’t be upset with people and situations in your life because both are powerless without your reaction.
People will never understand those decisions you make unless they have experienced how hard it was to be in your place.
Everything you have been through was preparing you for where you are right now, and where you can be tomorrow. It’s like you want what you can’t have and once you get it you don’t want it anymore.
When it comes to your own past, the people in your life may not give you second chances or may be reluctant to give you a second chance just keep in mind that LIFE always does.
The best things in life are not free
The best thing about the past is that it shows you what not to bring into your future. How can you find the value of your past?
If you remember how much it cost you to obtain your college degree or any finishing diploma, you will be astonished to know that your personal history has a specific value. It is your past that is someone else future. The lessons in your life will be someone else’s lesson. As with all lessons, the impact of retaining the lessons for later use far outweighs the memories of those long forgotten subjects that had no perspective value. Making what you learn a waste of time. Nevertheless, the present is what your rewards will be. Furthermore, the future, in turn, will be your motivation.
Your, past, present and future are the best things in your life. putting value on your entire life. Makes it worth living, regardless of the circumstances.
¹Something that very few people know the true meaning of. Even though deja vu is French for “already seen”, it actually is used to describe the strangefeeling you get when you’re in a situation and feel like you’ve been in the exact same situation before, but really haven’t. Most people think it means the same thing happening twice, which is wrong. Get it, the right people!
Jack: I could have sworn I’ve been here before. But I know I haven’t.
Bob: Heh. Deja vu?
Jack. Yeah. What a strange feeling!
The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.
What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…
… like this one, which is right aligned.
Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.
Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.
The Inserter Tool
Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.
Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:
Text & Headings
Images & Videos
Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
And Lists like this one of course 🙂
A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:
The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.
Matt Mullenweg, 2017
The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.
Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.
You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.
If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:
Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.
The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.
Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:
You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:
If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.
I joined Number One Music during the first quarter of 2018, I uploaded three of my early tracks, (the first one was a beat that I purchased from another producer, (Beatsbylekz Productions ). The other two were creations of my own. I’ll tell you how I made these two songs but for right now. Which have over 1 million views.
I would like to tell you how and why I chose music as my first love and why no matter what I do, I keep making music and sharing music. I always say that Stevie Wonder said it best when he sang in his hit single Jam Master, ” Music is a world within itself, it’s a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.”
Yes, music is magical and it keeps people going.
I come from a musical family. Jamaican reggae, blues, and jazz on my father’s side and on my mother’s Guyanese side, Calypso, Soca, rock, soul, and RnB background.
My parents made sure my siblings and I were musically active at home as well as at school. They encouraged us to compete in talent shows and such. Showing us how to be on stage. Whether they were dancing, singing or instrumental recitals. We were in it or we did it.
As time went Circumstances caused me to divert from that role of the entertainment industry to raise a family instead.
30 Year’s later, I have come full circle to realize that if I would have doesn’t even count here. I’m Baaaack ! So besides writing, I also make music. I play the piano, I’m not really that good but I Can play anything I hear, a skill most musicians pride themselves with.
With the advancing use of today’s App technology, you don’t have to have any particular skills to make good music. You only need to love what you’re doing to create the perfect groovybeats and sounds to dance to or to rap to. Even to make music videos too.
Anyway, on November 17th, 2018, I started a station Linda Dawkins 1 Radio on Sound Cloud. Where you can listen to all of the music from new artists who have entrusted their music to me, in order to promote their efforts simultaneously.
Myself included, as you will see when you visit the station. The very first song is mine… Called No Problems after that, it’s a gloriouss mix of a variety of music. “A world within itself”. Check it out at the link above!
But That wasn’t where I stopped. I began to research other Apps from which I can enjoy the full experience of music making without having access to a studio and studio equipment.
Enter Music Maker Jam MMJ for short. I stumbled across it while browsing my Google Play Store.
I wrote about my early experiences with that app a few weeks ago. I was doing an App review. You can find that here on this blog.
There, I created 20 re-mixes in my first week using the app.
Then there’s this one too, one of my favorites and voted favorite out of my collections, from my Jam Community peers. I know it’s favorite because of the number of comments that I received called Day Dream.
As with most music that remixes are made from I must state that I do not own the rights to the music that I created on the Jam Community forum. The only stipulation is if the music that I used is Royalty Free. Then that’s a different story and I haven’t bought any Royalty Free music as of yet.
This one was my third attempt at combining the genres dubstep and trance. I think it came out pretty good! music.
The following track was the first time remixing various sounds and experimenting with the Music Maker Jam App itsmany options and support from its awesome talented member producers and aspiring DJ’s and future stars of the recording industry. Myself included.
This one was my very first try at using the MMJ app last October I called DAB BLZZ, Its the anagram of the names of each of my grandchildren’s first initials. Davion, Alejandra, Byron, Bremont, Leon, Zai’er and Zaylee.
That just goes to show that it’s not only young folks that enjoy creating awesome content, but old folks can do it too!
I’m just hoping that they, (my grandbabies), will grow up to want to carry granny’s mantel and have a desire to go the distance like I’m going too.
How I Began Writing Professional Music Reviews
In 2015, I was approached on Twitter by Randy Morano, (founder), who was in need of a writer that can review hip-hop and rap music and that lived in the United States.
I was looking for a legitimate online writing gig and I got what I was looking for. He sent me an example, advised me to write no less than 300 words and it was great from there. I was given many assignments. Some single tracks, some albums and was getting paid $5 per review.
That was great! The reviews were coming in as fast as I completed them. At first, I was writing several hundred words per review, depending on the contents of the song and how much research I had to do in order to gather as much information on the artist that I can.
It was great to work But then suddenly the reviews slowed down and I wasn’t getting as many as I expected. Probably because I began to get lazy. Writing exactly 300 words in Some reviews and in others, a lot more.
Bottom line, I wasn’t consistent with my work ethics and made lots of typographical errors. It’s alright though because I have written a lot of reviews, so many that Although I am presently not physically writing for Exposed Vocals. I have done plenty of work in which I am still listed as a CEO of MiGorda Entertainment Editorial Servicesfor a company that I am still in the process of developing. But I need writers and money to pay them with.
Never let any hurdles big or small in life trip you up and stop you from achieving your goals in life.
Getting tripped up from obstacles lately? Well, this is a famous quote that I recently came across. Decided this seems like an appropriate topic to cover these days. We are living in a troublesome era and it’s becoming more and more difficult to discern whether or not its safe to do anything these days. Even going outside seems to be precarious.
The fact of the matter is that Sometimes we feel like we want to give up, but deep inside, we should be positively certain that we are all just warming up. Gearing up for what’s ahead.
The Struggle is Real
We may experience life changes and major challenges even from the worst case scenario ever. But we should never be too afraid of fighting for what’s right for you and what’s for the better. What Trips people up in their day-to-day struggle is they Don’t work until they get it right. What they should be doing is Working until they can’t get it wrong.
People need to realize that It’s not important to achieve everything at first try or at one go. However, it’s extremely important to make positive progress in reasonable time. The timing is critical… But don’t let That trip you up.
Never quit. If you stumble to get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today’s another day to get back on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it!
We hear our close companions encourage us in our journey to fulfill our hopes and dreams yet time and again something seems to knock us off our game. You have a choice! You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face. A failure is not always necessarily a mistake, it may simply be the best action that one can do at that circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying or giving up. If you’re concerned about limits and limitations? Don’t be discouraged about limits, they are just a state of mind. A person can always push themselves to do better, no matter what the cost might be. Keep going at it and you will succeed. Keep in mind that there are pleasant ways to get around unpleasant obstacles.
Just In Case You’re Still Wondering Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Don’t let the thoughts of failure stop you from trying, even when you fail, it’s not enough to give up. The light bulb itself finally found success after so many trials. The question isn’t who’s going to let you; it’s who’s going to stop you. In life, we will never know what kind of result we will get until we try our very best, and see it through, whatever it is until the end. If it’s good work you’re doing, or If you’re doing good work, don’t stop keep working.
Experiencing negative situations, like trip-ups and negative people along the way? Don’t worry, no matter what others say or how much they discourage you. Keep trying.
Remember that winners lose so much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying you’re still on the right track! If you fall, rise back up, shake it off dust yourself off and try again. Never give up, and never stop trying to achieve the goals and dreams that you know you deserve. My Lessons Learned“I have failed countless times and still kept going. It’s because I’ve learned that the more times I fail, the more I will learn. It doesn’t hurt to keep trying and the long-term benefits… Well, just by sticking to the program, regardless of getting tripped up.” ~Linda Dawkins This can be life-transforming. I can honestly say that things have changed in my life for the better. I’ve become wiser in my choices and the lives of those around me, mainly my family, friends, associates, and business partners have been blessed as a result of my persistence. Nevertheless, some people will always prefer to see you down and lower, but use that to motivate yourself into working harder and growing better. Don’t reduce your efforts just because you’re missing the target, nothing great comes simple. Steady your aim and train harder. Then you won’t be getting tripped up by those obstacles that do inevitable that come along our way. What did you think would happen?“Too much that has been given, much shall be required...” What happens after you succeed at whatever you attempted? Well, success is earned, right? After we earn something it becomes our own. However, nothing earned id completely deserved unless it is shared with others. You can have everything in the world but do you deserve it? Some may argue, Of Course, you deserve it, after all, your blood, sweat, and tears went into, that struggle to obtain the little bit you do have… It’s yours. You deserve it. I won’t condemn you, in fact, by all means, enjoy your rewards. There’s just one thing that you should know.
Once you cross those hurdles, it’s not over. There will be more… And more… And more.
Those things that trip you up, will keep pouring right in. But remember this. You don’t have to go through them alone. Teamwork makes the dream work! True words. No man is an island, no man stands alone. How critical are the critics? The most prevalent, most repeated and biggest mistake people make in life is worrying about what everyone else thinks. Nevertheless, their criticism is necessary if you ever truly want to succeed. Getting angry, then alienating yourself and avoiding conflict only makes matters worse and prolongs actual progress that could lead to more successful experiences. Bottom line, evidence shows that educated people change themselves according to their situations, and apparently, experienced people change situations according to them. The inexperienced continue to experience failure or trip-ups. If the inexperienced try, keep trying, they too will have more positive results in whatever they’re faced with. Either way, success is on the horizon. You may not see it right away, but it is coming. Learn from your past, make a plan for your future keep working for it until you get it in your presence. Because today is tomorrows past and yesterdays tomorrow. What can be learned from this?“Least we become as little children…” ~J.C. We have all seen it. Children, of all ages, kind hearts, compassionate, forgiving and strong people. All we need to do is look at their example. For some strange reason, we grown-ups forgot what its like to be a child. We have become hardened by the devastating effects of experience being our teachers and of course, along with experience are those frequent difficult lessons, that sometimes come with their own bumps and bruises from trip-ups. The fact remains that children, get up fast when they trip. The cry when they’re hurt, expressing their feelings, by releasing negative energy, by crying… Something that grown-ups rarely do. Release, let go and start over… That’s what they do. However, children are best consoled with help from someone, for example; A close friend, parent, grandparent, sibling etc. The same goes for us grown-ups. We are strong alone or with the help of others.
Are you firm in your answers to others? Do you have a definite “Yes” or “No” when called upon during exceptional circumstances? Or are you sometimes, flip-floppy, or wishy-washy or scared when it comes to similar crucial decisions or unusual circumstances?
Being wishy-washy, some-timey or indecisive never gets anybody anyplace fast. But being definite does.
Focused action and continuous efforts are the keys to getting what you really want in life. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either our fortunes or our failures.
You have to be real with yourself before you can be real with anyone else.
Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity. Always be yourself despite what others think. If you’re not selling the real you to people, you’re selling yourself short. People are looking to embrace and welcome an honest person, which you can definitely tell just by their “handshake” which is the first indication of a first impression.
Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.
Are you tired of counting on them then getting disappointed? I sure am. I’m sure most are. But how many people actually tell their friends that they don’t appreciate them? How many people are actually tired if the bullshit and disloyal behavior tendencies that their friends omit? I for one have had it up to here with wishy-washy, indecisive people.
Too many people use being scared as an excuse for not trying. You may fail but try again. That’s how you grow. That’s how you do incredible things.
Uncertainty is the basis for confusion. I hope that you realize that if a person cannot decide on a side to choose that they are definitely confused. Who in their right mind will follow a confused person? Or boss. Or leader for that matter. Your either all in or all it type of behavior.
Nevertheless, we must choose our battles.
For instance, deciding what to eat for dinner as a group out for dinner or for a family gathering, is a lot easier to organize and implement than it is to organize and implement an election, (results may vary). Some people will be gracious to have had a meal while others may critique how long it took for the main course to arrive.
In contrast, some may be happy with election results while others are totally disappointed to the point of extreme anger, rage, and violence. Yet, in both cases, the persons at the table cannot choose what portion is given to them, regardless of their selection, whether it be, leg, wing, thigh or breast… You Can’t choose which chicken your portion is coming from. In contrast again. You can select whom you believe would be the better choice to lead a nation, but you Can’t choose if that person will do their job with honor.
Regardless, the people in the country cannot decide whether or not their choice for a leader came from the right background or has the right designs for the country.
If wishy-washy people ruled the world…
What a messed up place we would be in? What are your thoughts on this matter? Do people know it all?
Money makes a good servant. It can help you to do everything that you need to be done. Practically everything that has to be done can be done if you have enough money. Everything that needs to be done can be done with just the right amount of money. Even everything that you could dream about thinking about doing or whatever you want to be done can be done with cash. Can be done better, faster even stronger than it would have been done without it.
In comparison, it can cause a person to entirely become dependant on its use. Spending it to do tasks that sit low on the priority/moral lines of general support. Making money, a bad master.
Money, being a bad master and having less can cause all sorts of questionable problems. Yet some can’t seem to help themselves in a quest to “get as much as they can.” Or “Get Money”.
Having enough can mean the difference between life and death. It can help improve the living conditions of all species if placed in the right place. Such as child support, spousal support, charity.
There are families that suffer from poverty in the most urban of cities, mostly because of mismanagement of what sparsity one has in possession. Of course, they’re angry. Angry that the rich are getting richer and they are among those poor getting poorer, the saga continues… Who speaks for them? No one? Take voting for example. We all expect to be counted right? According to our 1st Amendment rights. The preamble says, “We the people…” Is it possible that it does not include “the poor”?
“To aspire for success you must first recognize the possibility of failure.”
Is it possible that The Constitution of the United States of America has failed to protect America? Law remains long after justice flees. The misuse and mismanagement of money have a direct effect on American society today and its effects can be long-lasting.
Failure to recognize how much a “Good Servant” that one has in money is not only detrimental but avoiding the abuse of said Good Servant can be beneficial and have long-term rewards. The Constitution was created to bring America together. “One nation, under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.? Is this true?
In contrast, and for the sake of argument, one considers the “Do what thy wilt with thine own rewards, thou hast earned it and thou art worthy. It is thine and thine’ alone ” mentality, and if you are in support of what’s going on in America right now. A possible biblical event is occurring right before our eyes. “No man knows the day, not our.” “He will come as a thief in the night…” Kind of biblical event is what I’m talking about.
As it seems to be the present case in the current regime of Trump, then this is for you. You have officially made money your master. In doing this, you have unknowingly, aligned yourself with “a devil and his forces”.
The bad master mismanages money and encourages discord amongst its subordinates In order to confuse and discourage the poor, taking away the likelihood of hope.
Hope for better days ahead. Hope for the opportunity. Hope for fairness. Hope for respect. Hope for equality. Hope for everything that would make America a better place to live. “ Kill the dream.”
That’s what a Bad master does. Here’s another example. All over the world, not just in America, people are suffering. Why? Because they have made money their master. The fact is, those who have much, want more and those who need more, get less, those who want more, find more somehow.
It’s all in the strength and determination that the individual has. Then how much they are willing to share and who they determine who to share with or If they so choose to share with.
That’s how a monopoly is created. When money is a Good servant, Everyone is happy. Things get done, bridges get built, hunger goes down to a minimum, employment gets higher because the good servant wants people to do more things or needs people to help. Help with what You may ask.
Farming for instance. There is room for farming but only those who are already in the farming industry have monopolized it. Making it nearly impossible to go in that field, operate your own farm, get customers, etc., etc., unless you pretty much own the land you want to farm on. It has to meet specific qualifications, meet rules and regulations that have been put in place to sift out the competition, thus making money a Bad Master.
I could go on with examples but the point is a failure to understand and accept that the misuse of money is rampant. Can be the deciding factor on almost every upsettingfact that is occurring today. Everything that you hear of that is disturbing to the ears, is the result of misuse & mismanagement of money. Every time there is a shadow of a doubt placed on any topic, it is the direct result of someone who misuses money regularly.
If you take a step back, the responsibility should go to the Bad Master or to the authority figure in charge of where money should be spent.
Solid Maybe Squad sounds like a killer music group, but it’s sole creator, now other than myself, is looking to change the name.
I recently became a member of Music Maker Jam MMJ for short and was very excited as to the navigational capabilities of the app. I am even more proud of the music that I am presently able to produce using the app and socializing with the many thousands of aspiring musicians, young and old, that are very pleased with using it.
Check out ‘Bullet’ Solid Maybe Squad by Linda DawkinsLMC
This is only one of the 20 tracks that I was able to create using MMJ’s various demos available to use for free.
I can definitely recommend Music Maker Jam to any artist. The tutorial is simple and you can earn credits that you can use to buy beats and sounds to add to you remixology library by completing them.
Keep in mind!
There are rules to follow in everything, you cannot use the commercial property of artists without giving them credit for their work. Such as royalties. MMJ makes sure that those boundaries are not crossed with particular measures in place that notify users of this stipulation, each time a song is produced in the platform before its release to the public. Giving users the unique opportunity to properly label their re-makes. Awesome Right?
I know, I know, I’m smiling ear to ear right now. It’s free to join and did I mention The Community?
It’s an Awesome, Extremely Supportive and Responsive Playground. Your music production does Not go unrecognized! People Actually listen to your music. Interaction is simple. As with all social media, the sharing of personal information is strictly ill-advised. Unless you already know the particulars of the person you are sharing your information with. In any case, I advise against it.
Before I end this brief article, I would like to share one more song that I created using Music Maker Jam.
I Do hope that if you’re into making music or that if you enjoy creating music and if you having adjusted to the ever-changing times, that you would consider downloading and taking full advantage of what Music Maker Jam has to offer!
That note, thanks for reading, have an excellent musical week ahead!