A to Z Challenge 2013 – I is for…

~ INVICTUS ~

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

I first read William Ernest Henley’s poem Freshman year in high school. It is my favorite poem of all time. I’m so glad to share this poem with you, excited to post this since ~ CARPE DIEM ~ last week. In honor of National Poetry month, I will also share a couple other of my favorites next week. Invictus may as well be my Writer’s Manifesto. I’m reminded that regardless of where my writing career takes me, it’s up to me to get there. There may be hardships, there may be pain, but I’ll forge ahead as any and every writer should.

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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A to Z Challenge 2013 – C is for…

BETCHA THOUGHT I’D SAY COOKIE, HUH?

Alas, cookie lovers around the world (along with a certain blue monster) must join me and

~ CARPE DIEM ~

For those who haven’t seen this glorious movie, I urge you to do so. P.S. I got all misty eyed just watching clips of it on YouTube. *le sigh*

SEIZE THE DAY.

We’re fortunate to live in an era where we can communicate our message on a global scale. It’s a great time to be a writer. The fact that I can branch out and ‘meet’ new people on a daily basis from all around the world through a blog amazes me. What better reason to challenge myself into writing two stories in April, to blog about various topics throughout the month, to push my creative envelope. There’s so much we can accomplish in a day and there are so many opportunities out there. What’s stopping us from reaching our goals?

CARPE DIEM TAKE THE PLUNGE murphy

(via senorgif)

Sometimes, we’ve just got to seize the day–and take the plunge.

It’s the thought of finality that drives me to create. I want to leave this world knowing I made some sort of artistic impression. I want to contribute to the constantly evolving methods of creative communication. That’s why I’m a writer. That’s why I love the artform. What motivates you to shout, CARPE DIEM?

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