Big City Lights

With hundreds of headlights staring back at me…

The evening Sun shines on me

Shines it’s light for all to see

I run through the Big City Lights

With hundreds of headlights staring back at me

Traffic lights blinking red and green

For an instant, it feels like a dream

The world revolves around me it seems

Just for an instant, you revolve around me

The beat of my heart mimics the horns being blown at me

I stand in the street and realize it’s not about me

It’s not about these blinking lights or the big one in the sky

No matter what I do the echoes of you fill my ears

The look of you blesses my eyes

In these buildings of concrete and steel

There are people hustling and bustling just to feel real

There are walls of glass reflecting the Big City Lights

There’s an essence in the atmosphere of what’s wrong and right

However, there is something that I have yet to see

Running through these Big City Lights with me

You

You use to like the glaring gleam of the light and its stream

But to me, it seems the brightness of the lights can no longer be seen

 

Peace and Love,

 

Michael Anthony

 

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The Blind Date

We realized the blind can’t lead the blind…

When I open my eyes I search for your face

It escapes my vision, not quite in my point of view

You aren’t exactly what I hoped for is plastered on both of our faces

You shudder as I inch closer to you and avoid my attempted greet and embrace

This reminds me of the chase but normally both people are in the race

Perhaps this was a mistake plays in my mind like an old record player

It constantly skips the best part

We realize that the blind can’t lead the blind

So I close my eyes and open them again

Hoping that just maybe this time it will be different

Maybe all of my time won’t be annoyingly spent

I’ve gotta stop letting my friends set me up on these things

As that thought crosses my mind, my phone rings

Sigh. This is an emergency and I’ve gotta run

Dodged a bullet, now I can go have some real fun (Netflix and leftovers)

 

 

 

 

Peace and Love,

 

Michael Anthony

 

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 05.22.2018

The only unhappy person following a dream is the one following someone else’s…

Time has been coming up a lot in my life lately, the feeling that time is running out or rather being used in the wrong way. I ask myself what can I do to improve this pattern? What can I do to stop the procrastination that comes with depression? I tell myself to return to the things I love to do like reading, writing, research, travel, etc. By doing these things am I not dedicating time to what I need to do? No, the things that I am passionate about should be key in my life because those things will breed successful results and an opportunity to turn my passions into purpose. That’s something that we all need to do, have confidence in creating our empire and doing so by dedicating time to our passions whatever they may be. The only unhappy person following a dream is the one following someone else’s.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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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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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.04.2018

God… I just wonder when it will all make sense. I know that in time things will unfold as they should, all the pieces will fall into place as they say but when. This week has been filled with the normal ups and downs that are associated with working a 45-50 hour work week, trying to build a Lifestyle online presence and following, and still keep my career goals at the forefront of my mind. You know the normal stuff. What I have to keep reminding myself is that anything I do or attempt to accomplish is within my power. If I am only able to put 30% towards it that day, at least I am trying.

We all place limitations and pressure on ourselves, the pressure to be our best and our greatest without understanding that things won’t come together overnight. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” has never rung so true. I have health goals, career goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, goal goals that I want to reach and what I’m learning is that it is all in God’s timing and my willingness to make it happen.  As I enter into this new week I hope to keep the same attitude in all that I face this week. I hope that you do the same.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 12.25.2017

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man…

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man. Each year on Christmas I make sure that I thank God for his blessings past, present and future. Are you ready as I am to start this new journey, a new year, a new chapter? I am preparing each day because I know that the clarity won’t come over night.

Faithfully pushing towards what God has for me. I believe that it shall manifest itself in my life. Today gives me the understanding of what it truly means to be grateful. For I am not obsessed with the gifts I received or upset but instead thankful that someone thought of me. This time of year should inspire you to not just text and connect with friends and family this day but throughout the year.

Peace and love,

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth-07.30.2017

Finding peace is hard, you give yourself the opportunity of a lifetime by not being discouraged by life’s hurdles. You push through and try a little harder everyday but sometimes is trying enough? I’ve been battling with that question, I see a gleam of hope or at least what appears to be. I pull at it as much as I can but all it does is recede. Perhaps this is God telling me something. I have to stay on the path, I have to choose happiness over $$$$. It’s not just about the money, it’s about success, a career,  and a path that I must believe in. God will bring this peace I seek to fruition but not without some obstacles. This peace that I have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it….

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 7.23.2017

I woke up this morning with a plan. Not necessarily a firm one or even one that can be achieved in one day but a plan nonetheless. I realized that in order to achieve this happiness that I’m after, it can’t be without some discourse. I mean who do I think I am? In life there has to be pain and I give advice like this to people all the time but never take it myself. Not necessarily knowing the direct path I should follow or even if this is a path I want to start but I am ready for the challenge either way. So many times in our lives we get soooo so caught up with the future and seeing our lives 5 or even 10 years from now. By doing that we are causing ourselves to not really enjoy the day or the present! I’m going to take it day by day….

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 7.16.2017

A week of stress and deadlines that are being met but barely. I’m still shining more than my peers (Beyoncé comes to mind) but is it enough? Life just keeps handing me thankless opportunities to grow and develop the type of professional I want to be but do I want to be a “professional” maybe I just want to be creative! Then again, I do like making money, sometimes too much or maybe not enough. I have associates that are making the big bucks but are they happy? It reminds me of a phrase that one of my professors use to utter, ” Money can only buy happiness , if the happiness you after can be bought.” It’s time to take steps, steps to achieving and being all I want to be. All I want to be is…..