AGAIN?! Yes, that's right. Nai's Visions has undergone yet another change and I'm finally settling into the idea that it wasn't a spur of the moment decision. Sudden changes have been a recurring theme in my life for the past month and while they may not have been in my "plans", I don't believe they were pure coincidence. In fact, each time something happens that I feel is a disruption turns out to be a simple redirection (I've talked about this before). So maybe I wasn't planning on losing a small yet very huge part of my life last month. It taught me the importance of really appreciating every little moment. True enough, my nephew was already teaching me how to stop and smell the roses again but his death is showing me that it's time to spend more than a few seconds appreciating the beauty of life, unplanned changes and all.

Are there people who will continue to spew out negativity and overall hatred? Of course and I believe it's inevitable. There is no good without bad and vice versa because this life consists of a balance. However, I'm doing my best to lean towards extending love to negative, hateful people instead of greeting them with the same words, thoughts or deeds that they've probably dealt with for a long period of time. The truth of the matter is that every last one of us has experienced enough pain and disappointment to turn us into the very same negative, hateful people that may get underneath our skin. We may have been a version of those people at one point and made the active choice to change for the better. Some people don't feel like they have a choice but to succumb to the horrible things that have happened to them. Everyone doesn't try to become a better version of themselves nor do they try to heal or grow through any painful situation...or change. 

Be as it may, whether you realize it or not, you always have a say so in choosing how you respond to any change that occurs in your life. There will be times where changes cause us to become extremely uncomfortable. Maybe this is life's way of telling you that it's time for you to take the next step on your journey. Maybe it's time for you to turn the page in your book or start a new chapter. The next time that you're faced with that undeniable feeling that a change is on the horizon, will you embrace it or shun it because it doesn't "fit" into your plans? It's something that I've been asking myself every other morning for the past I figure that I'll just roll with it. I'm not getting any younger and life is no fun if I'm going through it kicking or screaming because things don't seem to be going my way at the time. I've been around long enough to know that my way isn't always the best way. Remember the age old saying, "trust the process"? Well, this is the sign that you've been waiting for.
This is even the sign that I've been waiting on.

Speaking of changes, here are a few new reads and treats I'll be digging into this weekend.

Oh look, a blooper: