Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 05.06.2018

This week has been a mix of sadness, happiness, frustration, clarity, anger, disappointment, and hope. I’ve been praying and praying for God to provide me answers to some hard-hitting questions about my career choices and goals. Has he given me the answer albeit in a way that I really don’t like? I’ve been kinda preparing for a change anyway but who would’ve thought it would come this way because someone couldn’t keep up their end of the deal and I’m not talking about a specific someone if you get my drift. It’s disheartening having to start over when you didn’t want to or at least not right now. However, there is something that my friends and I always say to each other and it proves to be true even now, “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready”. Those words ring true especially in this day and time when nothing is certain or permanent. If people don’t like where they live or work they can move or quit and it’s not as big of a deal as it was in the 50s and 60s.

We are in a different day and time where relationships, friendships, careers are all up in the air. Companies are constantly “restructuring” leaving their employees unemployed or underemployed. Significant others are looking for their “soul mates” even if that involves doing it while they are still together. Things have changed and for better or worse change is good. With this huge change that has entered my life, I find myself searching for understanding but also putting in the work needed to ensure that I am constantly advancing. I have been mulling over this new potential career track for a while now even in college. Although I know ultimately I want to be a full-time or at least part-time blogger, I have career aspirations that require me to get an MBA along with some additional marketing experience. This next opportunity is strengthening another passion of mine, the desire to help, encourage, and to educate.

I’m preparing for the journey, I have no other choice but to. God, I just ask that you prepare me mentally, emotionally, and physically. I think I am ready to start again but there is this worry that exists when it comes to waiting for answers and calls. “I’ll be ok” is what I tell myself, I have a plan. There is just the fear of uncertainty but I am ready for the challenge. Plus I have the opportunity to do something amazing and great for myself and for others and I have to be happy for the opportunity from God to do that.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.18.2018

Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready…

Stuck between what I want and what I need but never for the reasons one might think. In life we all are afforded some sort of opportunity, some are good and some are bad but at the end of the day, it’s a chance to do something completely different. The question is not the nature of the opportunity but whether or not we are open to the idea of completely changing something in our lives. There is fear that exists with the uncertainty of any opportunity, hell, the uncertainty that the day could provide. But what is life, if we don’t take chances if we don’t choose to be uncomfortable?

Don’t get me wrong the goal is to be comfortable right, in your finances, in your home, in your job but what if we stopped seeking comfort and started seeking more. More in our finances, more in our homes, and more in our career but we have to have a plan of attack. Don’t allow for anything to prevent you from making a difference in your life. You must evaluate the opportunity and see if it will work for you where you are in your life today. All of us have many factors that we must consider when making these sort of decisions whether family, geographical location, benefits, etc. Again, it’s important to note that all opportunities are not good ones but it’s definitely worth researching any new opportunity before acting on it. Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready to consider them at least for now.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Rocky Bridges

Can We Make it Across?

Tumbling stones slamming against the trail that we attempt travel.

Journeying through this mountain together understanding that there will be some obstacles in our path.

We come across a bridge that tests our strength and balance.

Can we make it across? What is it that stops us from trying?

Is it fear?

Fear of knowing that if we try we won’t succeed or fear that we will.

You have to try because we can’t keep playing around on these rocky bridges.

Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

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Falling For You

Falling for you was easy but falling wasn’t the plan.

A Plan to fly and float failed.

A realization that I couldn’t fly or float if I wasn’t willing to fall.

You have shown me love that works for me.

Even in the hard times, I recognize the importance of a late night phone call.

What’s better than being able to fly and fall at the same time?

You being in my arms and I in yours recalling how life was before we had it all.

Falling for you feels like fountains flooding with love.

Love flowing through and in between mountain peaks.

Lead me to your fountain so that my love can flood you.

Falling for you, falling fast, falling forever.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Spend time with the one(s) you adore. ❤️😉

Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

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Laguna Living: Until Next Time

We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom…

My mind reminisces of the events and treats of this last week or so. So many blessings and realizations that can be counted, a few frustrations, and some photosensitivity issues too. Overall, I’m encouraged and inspired to do even more, not just for myself but for others. So many individuals suffering around this country and around this world. What can I do to make a difference?

How can I leave my mark outside of just financially giving?  I ask God to consider the works I’ve done when the end comes but will my works be worthy of consideration? We all must be willing to shine that light upon ourselves and look in the mirror. Do we reflect good things or are we selfishly going about our journey? Although, I have been here before, my time in Laguna Beach has proven to be more eye-opening than before.

I’m inspired to not just continue growing my career but to continue to grow who I am and what I can be. Most of all I’m inspired by who I can help if I continue to work hard to reach my dreams– financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom. 
Peace,

Michael Anthony

Laguna Living : Brunch

The calming atmosphere meeting the lush expression of God’s beauty…

One of the best places to have brunch and enjoy the views that Laguna Beach offers is Las Brisas! The calming atmosphere meeting the lush expression of God’s beauty outside provides an unparalleled experience.  Everyday I’m inspired to work a little bit harder each day just so that this is my norm. It can be yours too with research, hard work and a little patience. Oh and of course some good food.