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Right now I’m facing many challenges, some outside of me but mostly within me. So I’m just going to quote some songs that will help me through these difficult times, to try to give me inspiration to keep going. Wonder how many you know?

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“Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life, you made it this far
Welcome, you gotta believe
That right here right now, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be”

(Bon Jovi – Welcome to Wherever You Are)

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When the challenges are outside you, meaning they are outside forces or bad luck or whatever you want to call it, it’s bad because these are things you can’t control. It seems like life just “doesn’t like you” or something, everything is so much easier said than done. Are you willing to try? Are you willing to try again? Do you have it in you? This can’t be all that I came to this world for. There has to be something more, something worth fighting for!

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You got yourself rollerskates
You put them on
And you feel great
You stand up
Then you fall, don’t think you can skate at all
You get back up, then you trip,
You skip and tip and slip, and flip
You try and try and try some more
Soon you’re skating across the floor

Don’t give up, keep on moving,
You’re gonna get there, just keep on grooving
Don’t give up, don’t pack it in
Try and try, and you’ll win

(Bruno Mars – Don’t Give Up)

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When the challenges are inside you, it’s really bad because every day feels like a battle against yourself. Keep reminding yourself what’s important to you. Why are you in this situation now? What about yourself do you have to improve? Why does everything hurt, and why does everything seem so hard to accomplish? How can I overcome this, and what is holding me back?

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No matter how tough it gets for us
I know we can make it through
Long as we keep standing tall, working together, oh

Go ahead, throw us your best shot
Try anything you want to
Nothings gonna make us believe
We cant make it better, oh
Come on

Never, never give up
Never give up the fight
Never! never give up
Never give up the fight

(Sonic Underground – Episode 16)

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I should add more but I’m busy at school. Let me know your favorites in the comments! ❤

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I want…no NEED to see this movie badly – I’m sure most of you have already had the pleasure of seeing it! I’m getting good reviews from those that have so far!

X-men Wordle created by me thanks to http://www.wordle.com. You can also create your own word clusters to use on your sites from there!

Ok. So I’m obviously a fan of the good guys, the groups and individuals that fight on a daily basis for the right of the world. Oh, like the “X-Men” ™ or the “Justice League” ™? Sure, but I mean the men, women, and children who are out there, daily, kicking butt at their jobs and in their homes to create a better future. The regulars like you and I, who just won’t freakin’ give up until justice prevails! The real superheroes!

Like most of the people around me at the present moment. Maybe not myself at the present moment, due to the fact that I feel like a lazy s.o.b. using the Internet lol. Also, I just feel like the hardworking (suffering) people of the world are the ones that I can relate to best and get along with. So with this short blog post I suppose that all I’m hoping for is that we can realize each other’s suffering and try in some way to help or support to others in their times of need.

Even a little kindness goes a long way in someone’s heart, and some people need more kindness & love than others!

**Oh but please when helping others, do not require or expect that people return your kindness – just help others and let them be!**

I’m sure some of you will disagree, but disagreements are what start arguments in the first place, so just take this into consideration, possibly with a grain of salt!

Well, for one thing, I am definitely a fan of all of them! 

From the first song I heard by Coldplay, entitled “The Scientist”, I absolutely fell in love with this kind of out-of-the-box sound. Chris Martin’s soulful and slightly imperfect vocals really set the mood for all the hit songs they’ve released, with “Viva la Vida,” “The Speed of Sound,” and their newest song “Every Tear is a Waterfall” being among my favorites! Listen to “Every Tear is a Waterfall” on their website or by clicking on their official website link.

And who just can’t fall for the charming and heartfelt vocals of Jewel? If you didn’t know better, you’d think that she was yesterday’s news as her hit songs “Foolish Games,” “Who Will Save Your Soul,” and “Down So Long” were released years ago. Her real fans know that she is “going indie”. In my opinion, this is great because I want to enjoy her songs without having to think of shaving my legs, thanks! Find out how to join her online community here.

And what about this Kim Kibum fellow? He is a Korean musician, best known for his former collaboration in the K-pop idol group named U-KISS! (This stands for Ubiquitous Korean International Super Stars.) Although no longer a member, he still has many fans and his popularity is spreading because of his new business ventures in the Piro Piro toy business (cute, adorable plushies) and his upcoming single that he is releasing just for his fans! I’m looking forward to it! Learn more at his Twitter by following @90KKB.

Finally, the equally ubiquitous Linkin Park – who have equally satisfied and disappointed their fans (let me explain). Bad news first: Linkin Park’s style of music has definitely changed over the years (as to be expected) from their “Hybrid Theory” album (could that also be called their most “emo” album, or just the one that rocks out the best?). The good news (for the die-hard fans like you and me, that is) is that they are still out there, making music, including a new song being released called “Iridescent” which I am definitely looking forward to! (Because being the die-hard fans we are, we will keep supporting them and rocking out with them until they become as musically disinclined as the musicians that put $’s in their names.)

So what’s the answer (or what are the answers) to the poll?

The answer I was going for was “They Love Me!” and that’s because all of these musically inclined “peoples” love their fans a lot.

Although I’m sure a lot of you were wondering “Who the heck is Kim Kibum?”, and knowing this is about music may have also chosen the “Music, duh” option. Cheers for that.

Sign the guestbook, and love y’all! Spread the love to others!

Everyone who knows Walden knows this familiar and timeless structure in Bradley Park.

The face of the “Tire Dragon” as I like to call it can be seen at the right hand side of the picture, mouth open wide and ready to feast on anyone who dares approach it – but they still come! For when you’re 10 years old with your whole life ahead of you, you have the confidence to slay this beast so you show up, sword in hand, ready to battle any obstacles that might get in your way.

So where does this confidence go when you reach “adulthood”?

Here I am, with nearly half of my life ahead of me, and nearly half behind me (hopefully!). Why do I hesitate to take the plunge into the difficulties I face? I’ve chalked down the reasons to fear, lack of wealth, and not enough know-how (you know, connections, street smarts, etc) to make the best decisions for my future. If I had to pick one word that could describe the difference between childhood and adulthood, it would be – RESPONSIBILITY.

I consider myself a responsible person, but doesn’t that mean no more “fun”?

What do you think? In a way, yes, it means my face is constantly staring at my textbooks, I’m drinking tea and limiting myself to two cookies a day, and I am preparing to be the wife (of someone in the future) and the mother (of some “future children”) that I always wanted to be.  I’m saying NO to bad substances that cloud my judgement, and saying YES to positivity and the people who believe this world isn’t going to crap. My world will consist of my decisions, smart decisions, the best I can make for myself and my future family, should I ever be lucky to have one.

And for everyone transitioning out there with me, regardless of whether you’re in your teens, 20’s, 30’s, etc, good luck!

ClaraLove y’all! I now have a guestbook, called “Love Me”. Look for it above in a tab and leave me support & smiles! Come back often!

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I, Clara, am so happy to meet you all! I live in the Hudson Valley in New York State and wanted to create this personal and music blog! As my profile describes, I am an “Underground” music artist, and my stage name is “C.C. – A Troubled Heart”. Thanks for all of the love you have shown me so far, and please stop by often! Definitely leave lots of comments for me especially about music you like, what’s new and good, and those old classics that you’ll never forget!

Follow me on Twitter! @RealClaraBlog and recommend some good artists I should check out! Keep an open mind and treat each other with respect! Love y’all! ❤