Live More Life

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You know me. I’m always thinking, scheming, wondering where I will find my next adventure. And, ever since I came back from my way-too-short vacation in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico I’ve been thinking a lot about my desire to live more life.

I think I really make an effort every day to do more, feel more, connect more, but I’m never really satiated. I keep reminding myself that living more life is not necessarily about more money, more traveling or fancier possessions. It’s about being incredibly present in your every day, and connecting with your surroundings; learning to derive great pleasure from small coincidences and a great cup of coffee, a new experience or just a sunny day.

In that vein, I thought I’d do something I rarely do anymore, and would really love to get back into more. That’s right. I whipped up a little poem about living more life. I hope it will feed you a spoonful of inspiration today, or at least that you won’t think it’s terrible! Here it goes ya’ll.

I want to live more life.
I want to breathe richer air, and always push to be fair.
I want to reach just a little higher. Add flame, not water, to my fire.
I want to harvest more passion that I can handle. Let it take me farther.
I want to live more life.

I want to live more life.
I never want to settle for just good enough. Giving up makes life too unbearably rough.
I wouldn’t dare put a muzzle on my dreams. It’s they that keep me alive it seems.
Listening to naysayers just isn’t my style. Just let them talk for a while.
I want to live more life.

I want to live more life.
Make some small difference in people’s lives. Sounds corny, right?
I want to be more than just regular. I’ve always felt a little bit special.
I want to give myself more chances than most people think they deserve.
I want to live more life.

I want to live more life.
Express more, connect more, feel more. I want to be so human it hurts.
I don’t want to hide from the struggle. I want to go out and fight it with grandeur.
I want to experience more, take more risks. Fall down and get back up again enough times to know I’ve lived more life.
You get me?
I just want to live more life.

Sonia, Word Share Junkie

Color Me Stoked: Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Award

This week has been great overall. Tomorrow is my 29th birthday (GASP, I’m almost 30!), and I’m headed to Puerto Ricoooo. This past weekend I had birthday brunches and dinners with great friends, received beautiful flowers and thoughtful presents, and I even got to enjoy some great feel-it-in-my-heart Spanish music at a Cuban festival in a big, beautiful park here in Chicago. Then today, my sweet coworkers took me out for a great lunch. Could it get any better? Yes it can! This week I was also given my first blogging award by my wonderful follower and fellow blogger, Michele Anderson.

I am so honored to be recognized with this award because this blog, although I don’t spend as much time as I’d like to on it because of work, work, work and other responsibilities, means SO, SO much to me. To feel that my work is enjoyed and appreciated, and that my message of positivity and motivated living is making some small impact is like a dream come true for me. So, thank you Michele!! You’ve made my week a ton more special with this honor!

Now as the award asks (check out the rules here), here are seven things about me that you might not already know:

  1. I like olives in my apple martinis and usually get a lot of grief for it. Apparently apples and olives are not supposed to be friends!
  2. I didn’t get my drivers’ license until I was 20 years old.
  3. My beautiful little sister is 17 years younger than me and from the same parents!
  4. I have no middle name. Strange, right?
  5. I was born and raised in the U.S., but I’ve traveled to Cuba to visit family twice.
  6. I’ve been writing poetry, short stories, songs and everything you can imagine since I was about 10 years old. Sometimes I go back and read these things, especially the love poems, and I think wow, that’s a lot of emotion for a 10-year-old!
  7. I think and dream in Spanglish.

Now, also in keeping with the award rules, here are 15 bloggers (although there are many more) I think are awesome and am awarding the Versatile Blogger Award to:

  1. The Positivity Blog 
  2. Tough Motivation 
  3. Kindness girl 
  4. Everyday Power 
  5. Project Light to Life 
  6. A Hot Cup of Love 
  7. The Better Man Project 
  8. Girl on the Contrary 
  9. In Her Words Avenue 
  10. A Thousand Shades of Gray 
  11. Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane 
  12. In Search of it All 
  13. One Web Strategy 
  14. The PhotoBook 
  15. My Name is Not Bob 

OK, now I’m off to pack for Puerto Rico, so I can get my sun, beach and relaxation on!! Have a wonderful night and a positively positive week ahead.  I am feeling incredibly grateful and hopeful today, and I hope you are too!

Sonia, Word Share Junkie