Grit

To the days
When you don’t feel like it
To the days when you
Are overwhelmed
To the days…
—-//
I make myself get out of bed some days
I make myself work out
I make myself rest
Because I feel like I HAVE to be doing …progress. . .
I’m running from laziness and stagnant…
I just want to be better today
Every day
Than I was yesterday
In everything
—//
A lot of people like to blame the past …and curse the future…
I don’t though.
All of those things made me who I am…
How can I hate that? Oh I can learn from it…but I don’t hate it…
It takes discipline
It takes courage
It takes grit
Continuously doing
Daily
New habits
I don’t ask myself how I feel anymore …
I’m asking
“What can I do with this? How can I use this? “

What is poetry?
What is art?
It’s not perfect
I might not ever get where I’m going
But atleast I made my mind up
And I showed up every day
And I said this
This is what I want
This life
This is what I see
Most people never even show up…

Don’t give up
Don’t give up
You walk through it
Grit
Daily
And you will look back
To a yellow room unfinished
In a basement
Unfinished
With concrete floors
Or a trailer
Or a house
Or any number of things ….
And how they made you

You’re right here
Right now
And you and your dreams matter
Show up for yourself
It gets better.
What else is there?

-E

New moon

I’ve been thinking about how to write this one,
It’s pretty simple,

At some point you wake up and you realize
You can’t bring everyone with you.

You can’t rescue everyone.


Your goals, your dreams, that’s yours.

Dream bigger.
Dream until it scares you.
This is yours.
Write a check to yourself.
So big it scares you.
You’ve got to keep moving forward.
It’s easy, too easy, to whine, and be entitled,
But there is no security, only opportunity,
You have to change your perspective…
“What can I do, so I can afford this?”
I’m talking about rich dad poor dad,
I’m talking about growing,
I’m talking about facing your self,
And dying to self.
This bail me out,
Save me,
Me me me me…
I have an excuse….
Excuse your excuse,
It has to die to self.
Because we are growing.
We are committed.
We are looking for opportunity
I don’t have time
To hang out with
“If only.”
I am moving forward.
It’s about what we build
It’s about what we build…
Because what we build…
We can go there
And come back here…
And help one another …
But I can’t do that…
If I stay here…
If I settle back into apathy
Hoping someone or something will come along one day and rescue me…
Because I’m entitled…

No…
I face myself everyday.
And I will consistently be better
Every day…
And I will not quit.
Surround yourself with ambition a new culture of thinking
Where you either thrive and grow or you get left behind…

Life is not fair.
It is not secure,
I watched my dad struggle
My family struggle
But it’s not his fault
Her fault
Or anyone’s fault
And I have regrets …
If I didn’t I would not be teachable I would be stupid…
You have to face yourself.
sit down and dream bigger.
Bigger.
Learn about the things you are not strong in.
Learn about finances.
Learn something new every day.

It’s your life, not anyone else’s.
Why not you?
Why not us?
Why not now?
What else is there?

-E

Lights In The Sky

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God

a little  of God inside each of us

Us

scattered  like stars in the night

the beating power of eternity  thunders inside  each of our chest

the creative life force of  heaven wrapped within  the confines of the imagination

the seedbed of destiny

what if we are stronger than we think?

what if there is no danger in the night?

no stalkers in the dark

what if this chaos , this empty – black pitch

is a canvas for the creative life force within each of us

a backdrop

to paint our destiny

what if we were made with a little bit of God inside of us

What a difference