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Time to begin… again

February 22, 2017

Hey there people. It’s been a while. I stopped writing for some time because… well to be honest… shit happens. Things happened and I stopped, then I got busy with life and tonight I decided to log on again which took about 30 minutes of resetting passwords in several accounts before I could get to this moment. The moment I get to express myself through words – when my thoughts make these 8 fingers and 2 thumbs tap along the keys to create something I’m hoping someone reads

Why did I stop?

There are a number of reasons. I hit a rough patch in life, I didn’t feel like it, I had writers block… I suppose all the legit reasons kinda spiraled together creating a huge storm of self doubt, confusion, and what’s that emotion that makes you just shrug your shoulders? Numbness… It all kicked in over a period of time and I figured no one read this stuff anyway so I quit

Where am I now?

So a very close person in my life – you could call her family – told me she wanted to write.  I told her she could take over my blog that I just spent a lot of money resurrecting since I ignored the very important email notifications from GoDaddy telling me it was time to renew or LOSE FOREVER my site. I called and I pleaded and they retrieved ‘from dust 2 gold’ from cyber space in hopes that maybe I would write again… I logged on today to sort out the password etc for her and I found comment after comment on my stories from people! Real people that actually liked and learned from my life experiences!

This has inspired me to the core – thank you so much for your comments and I’ll keep writing as well as invite my good friend to share some of her stories. She will have her own alias and a category for the tales of her life that you won’t want to miss!

God blesses the things I make a mess of and there have even been a few times I’ve actually (to my surprise) gotten it right in the last year or so! Can’t wait to share it with you

Stay tuned

Miss Taken xx

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Into The Wild

May 4, 2016

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This is from the cover of a Mayfair Magazine

I saw it in the middle of a discussion about how often God took key Biblical characters into a place or a season where His promise looked impossible. Moses fled Egypt and Pharos house  before He lead the Israelites out of captivity; Joseph was sold as a slave and imprisoned before he ruled over his brothers like in the dream he bragged about as a youth; Jesus was led into the wilderness and tempted by Satan before He began His ministry. There are many more but I think you get the point

This Mayfair Magazine quote prompts us to “succumb to wanderlust to experience the extraordinary” I wonder if they almost got it right… I wonder if I exchange ‘wanderlust’ for God’s plan/purpose for your life if you would feel the same excitement and the same pull. If I did and if you chose to – what kind of extraordinary dream would it lead you to?

We are wild and we are free! We are not asked to succumb to anything we are asked to choose to love God and walk in His ways and He will bring us to a time and place where the dreams of our hearts will be fulfilled in an extraordinary way. Can you? Can He? Yes He can  so yes I will!

#intothewild

~Miss Taken

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Time Travel Snippet

April 20, 2016

It has been over a year since I published a story. My readers have probably given up on checking this blog spot. Why did I stop you may wonder? I can’t answer that just yet but I can say that in the turbulence of 2015 I did pick up a few new stories to tell. 😉

 

From Dust 2 Gold is making a comeback. Its focus will be slightly different but I aim to entertain you all the same with stories that I couldn’t make up if I tried.

 

Time Travel – don’t we all wish we could use it at least once in our lives? To relive an amazing moment or to stop ourselves from living a terrible one. In movies and media they always stress how important every detail is to time travelers. The warning is Do Not Change A Thing!

 

I can say for certain that I have never regretted anything I actually did in my life; yes even the actions that ended badly or caused me pain. I do however regret the things I didn’t do. I didn’t tell that person how much they meant to me – I didn’t stick it out for just a little longer – I didn’t switch degrees or apply for that job. There are tons of things I can think of – but what if I had? If today could have been changed by any detail of the past where or who would I be right now?

 

We could drive ourselves mad thinking this way – allowing our minds to travel in time to yesteryear or yesterday so lets not do that. Can you determine in your mind today – in this moment – to look forward to the hours that are coming and the days and weeks and months of your future with a view to really live them the first time around? Dare I say YOLO? Don’t worry about what has passed but rather think about how to capture what is coming because – well – it is coming! Like a catcher in the outfield or a goalie at the net you will scan the field ahead and be ready to make the game winning catch because your head is not in the sands of lost times – your focused – your head is in the game.

 

Cheers to you my forward facing followers, my “Gold diggers” – 2016 is going to be a great year no matter how the first quarter has turned out. Keep your head up – keep your heart pure and keep your love on.

 

xx Miss Taken xx

 

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