Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time to Retire Three Years to 30!!! :'( :-D

I started this blog three years ago to express the publishing process of Organic Leaves, vent about men ;-), and share my life experiences with friends and family. When I started at 27, 30 seemed so far away, and I was so excited thinking and wondering what would become of me by the end of this blog's lifespan?

A lot has happened in three years: had a literary agent only to part ways, I opted to self-published my debut novel and am still proud of that decision, I've moved on/in and out of relationships mentioned in the blog (growth is a good thing), and life showed me pain like I've never experienced and happiness, love, and joy like I've never experienced.

I noticed also reading back on the first entries that I was very vocal and expressive. It seems that it is opposite in the most recent entries. I suppose the older and more mature I became, the less I wanted to divulge about my life. This is actually the me I've always wanted to be- just a little more private and quiet about personal things. However, I still see the value in opening up and helping people by sharing my life story...just not all the time. :-D

This blog has seen me through the writing, publishing, and promotion of my pride and joy Organic Leaves; it's been my venting board when I was sad, frustrated, and irritated; and it's been a praise station where I expressed gratitude for the wonderful people in my life and the awesome experiences I've had in the last three years.

It is now time to close this chapter (this blog) as my 30th birthday was this past Saturday! I'm grown now! :-) and there's no more "three years to 30." I'll start another blog again...one day. For now, I'll be concentrating on the other book, reading others' works, and enjoying this comfortable feeling that 30 is already giving me.

I want to thank you from the bottom to the top of my heart for reading and even commenting on Three Years to 30. I felt like you were on this three-year journey with me, and I couldn't have asked for better company.



Find me on http://www.samanthamcluck.com or on Facebook :-) I "loves" my Instagram- SamanthaLuck1

If you haven't checked out the book that's still getting rave reviews (I promise), http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Leaves-ebook/dp/B007310CT8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360715171&sr=8-1&keywords=organic+leaves

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Light and Love

Sending Light and Love to all!!! Haven't much to say about myself since I'm focusing outward. Giving back is more important than receiving...at least for me.

Happy New Year :-)



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Granny Baby, my "Girlfriend"

When starting Three Years to 30, the last thing I considered was the occurrence of death during that time. Well, today, my awesome Granny Baby is on my mind, as she transitioned a year ago today. I miss her dearly.

Dedicating my day to her, and honoring her in my silence. Be blessed, everyone.



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can You Make It With A Partner?

Can I be honest? Ok, thanks! So, for years, my good girl friend told me I was tripping...dead wrong...misguided...confused- all of that- for thinking I couldn't accomplish my dreams and goals with a boyfriend/man/fiance/husband. I used to say, "When I knock a few goals off my list, I'll settle down." She thought that was asinine, and constantly tried to tell me that I should consider doing both- having the love I desire and succeeding in career/life. I didn't believe I could! Why?! Because when I tried, as much as I was encouraged and "supported" by my partner, I was extremely distracted. I was either in La La Land or in Pissed Off/You're About to Get Told Off World. Yeah, :-) that pretty much sums it up.

Anyway, yet and still, living life alone, that's kinda blah. It can be boring, unfulfilling. Having someone to ride this roller coaster can be fun :-) The more I grew, the more I had to think, "Well, Sam. You're going to have to learn how to balance relationship and career because a Forever Single, you are not." <---Honest thought.

It was just recently that I called my good girl friend up and I told her, I can do this. I now know that I can do this. Why now? Because after so many times going around the block of love, I learned encouragement and support has levels. You can have someone who gives some encouragement and says they support you, but when you need time to focus on your craft-that alone creative time, you get crap for it. Or you can have someone who tells you to fly, do your thing and shows you in their actions and in the way they respond to you that they are okay with who you are, the talent you have, and the investment needed to nurture your calling.

It is the DIFFERENCE between someone saying they accept all of you but really just trying to AND someone who not only actually accepts you, but gets a kick out of who you are. Like, as if being who you are brightens up their life, thrills them, and vice versa!

Sure it's rough, reaching your goals with a partner who pushes you to succeed but then ridicules you because of the energy and time it takes. But a positive partner, who is accepting, understanding, helpful- that's a  partner who can accompany me on the ride of life- goals and all.

#MaturedThinking #LifeExperience

Amen(s) ;-)



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Short Peace Piece... Namaste ;-)

Back from vacation:

Still following my bliss and noticing that "OMG...things, wonderful things are happening with little effort from me." That was actually one of the mantras from Deepak Chopra's 21-day meditation challenge, which I've completed. I'm so thankful for "The Untethered Soul" and the meditation. I was really able to observe the happenings in my life and be grateful for everything, good, bad, annoying.

I hope that wherever you are, and however you decide to acquire it, that you find a peace that keeps you still, grateful and joyful.

Be blessed.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Words I Live By

The first three words are sufficient, but the entire quote is the realest thing I've ever heard and experienced for myself. Do this and watch as parts of your life fall away like autumn leaves, and other areas, new areas, spring up and bloom like the flowers, plants, and trees of May.

If you haven't tried it, I recommend it.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meditation: Try it for yourself :-)

Today is day 9 of the 21-Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak Chopra and I'm grateful for the effects it's already had on me. I'm calmer, less anxious, more peaceful and more faithful. I've let go of a few things that don't serve me well, and am envisioning my desires and am watching them manifest in my life.

Anyone can take 15 minutes to sit, listen to guided meditation, close their eyes and deep breathe. Just try it if you're looking to decrease stress, acquire more peace, joy and abundance. It's free and 81,378 people of FB like it including some of my friends. This is one those cases where I think it would be healthy to jump on the bandwagon.


Just a little stress-decreasing tip!