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Maybe...just Maybe Jan. 17th, 2005 @ 08:38 pm
highflyer37

Hey

There is soo much of a chance of me getting the horse!  Here's my plan.

1) Merrick has lowered the price to $900 (she's getting purty desperate).  I can make that much in about 3 months.

2) Find a stable that is relatively cheap.  Then ask if I can work off some of the board, or let them use him for lessons 1-2 times  a week in order to take money off.

3) Talk to the parents.  Even if I am able to do it financially, I will have to talk my parents into it. ...Darn

Of course, I'm going to go out and meet him to see if I like him and all.  Just as a refresher:

He's a bay 7yr. old quarter horse.  He's been jumped over 3ft. and has the possibility to do more.  His name is Cody.  I want to change it, though.  I think either Dimitri or Commodore.

I'm getting excited! Probably just getting my hopes up, but who cares right now? lol

~*^.^*~

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: goodgood
Music to my ears: Break Free

Doubts Jan. 16th, 2005 @ 08:40 pm
highflyer37

LIfe Sucks. Possible Horse to buy. Dreams aren't going to happen.

 Can't wait for the future.

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: gloomygloomy

Dreams Can Change...Right? Jan. 11th, 2005 @ 03:52 pm
highflyer37

Hey

SOrry I haven't updated in a while.  I finally got a job.  It's at Quiznos where I make subs.  The pay is only minnimum, but right now - that's just perfect.  I'm also working with one of my close friends.

I've been thinking about it, and I really don't think that the Olympic Dream I have is going to happen.  I'm not giving up on riding, or on owning my own horses, just the Olympics most likely won't work out.  But, I'm not giving up...just switching? Does that make sense?

The Olympics will always be at the back of my mind though...

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: curiouscurious

First Steps to Stardom Dec. 30th, 2004 @ 09:25 pm
highflyer37

Wow - I have not updated on here in soooo long! I'm Sorry! haha

Anyway,  I'll fill you in on my friend Sarah's and my own first steps to stardom (hence the title - haha).  We're trying out for Made! Now, if any of you are non-pop music fans, like myself, or just don't get around to watching MTV - Made is a show where...they basically make your dreams come true, supplying the training and things that you need.

We're tryin o/ to achieve the dream of competing in the College-Bound Invitational.  It's a horse show in Newbery (sp?) Florida, basically where college riding coaches come to scout riders and offer scholarships.  It would definantly get Sarah and I noticed.  And, we're not that far off from the stnadanrds of the show, so I really think we have a chance.  I would do it myself, but a) I don't have enough money for traveling fees, training fees, and show fees (yes, all money) and b) it would be soo much cooler to be on TV! lol

Yea, so I'm sending in our applications hopefully by the end of this week.  Wish us luck!

~*^.^*~

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: hopefulhopeful
Music to my ears: Tim McGraw - Old Town New

Singing practice Dec. 17th, 2004 @ 12:57 pm
lirielnightrose
I haven't started actively practicing with the CD yet, but I have listened to a few of the early tracks on it that are right where I am in the book just so I know what to expect when I do start practicing.

I listened to Roger Love demonstrate what Chest Voice, Middle Voice, and Head Voice sound like. I don't really care for this guy's voice, but at the same time, I was VERY impressed with how seamless he made the transition from Chest, to Middle, to Head voice sound as he went up and then back down.

So, I now have come to the conclusion that when I'm trying to sing high notes, I'm still trying to do it in Chest voice, which is why my jaw tenses up and feels like it's about to shatter, which also makes my voice screech so terribly.

But I can't help but feel a little daunted. I don't know what Middle voice is supposed to sound like. I don't know what it's supposed to feel like. Oh well. Practice, practice, practice, I suppose.

But are there any other singers in here that can clue me in as to Middle voice? or am I not the only one that's still in the dark about this?

Anyway, I hope to practice some this afternoon. I'm already really habitual, for the most part, about diaphragmatic breathing, I've tried one of the warm-up excercises already. But I just need to get my ass going on this. What use is it to have a dream and not work toward it even when I finally have some means to?
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: thoughtfulthoughtful

A Very Inspirational Song Dec. 13th, 2004 @ 11:07 am
lirielnightrose
Y'all may recognize this from the movie "Save The Last Dance". It's the song that Sara does her audition to at the end of the movie.


All Or Nothing


Heres the chance of life
Get ready, set, fly
High
Above the fear of you mind
Go for it its hit or miss
Too late for you to quit
You gotta show them how bad you really want this

Live your dreams
It's not as hard as it may seem
You gotta work to get the c.r.e.a.m
On your hopes you must lean
From your fears
You have to win yourself
It's all or nothing
Give your everything

You are what you believe
You've got to bring the heat
Set the pace
Competition: take the lead
This is it all eyes on you
So stay on point and prove
That you deserve what's long overdue

Live your dreams
It's not as hard as it may seem
You gotta work to get the c.r.e.a.m
On your hopes you must lean
From your fears
You have to win yourself
It's all or nothing
Give your everything

My heart is still recovering
From Heartbreak of another kind
I'm still drying my tears
Getting over my own fears
In my life
I wanna make sure this time
That I'm strong enough
To give it my all

Live your dreams
It's not as hard as it may seem
You got to work to get the c.r.e.a.m
On your hopes you must lean
From your fears
You have to win yourself

It's all or nothing
Give your everything
Live your dreams

Live your dreams
It's not as hard as it may seem
(no, no)
You gotta work to get the c.r.e.a.m
On your hopes you must lean
From your fears
You have to win yourself
It's all or nothing
(I say it's all or nothing)
Give your everything

Live your dreams
(You gotta live your dreams)
It's not as hard as it may seem
You gotta work to get the c.r.e.a.m
On your hopes you must lean
From your fears
You have to win yourself
It's all or nothing
Give your everything

You know you've got to live your dreams
So don't you be afraid
Sacrifice
take the lead
It's your time to shine
Please believe
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: cheerfulcheerful

Long Time No See Dec. 13th, 2004 @ 10:20 am
lirielnightrose
Hey, y'all, it's your friendly mod.

I know it's been forever since I've posted anything. In fact, the last time I posted was to announce that I was pregnant.

Since then, My son, Adriyan Lemant Simpson, was born November 4 after a very enjoyable pregnancy and 30 hours of labor (it sounds bad, but it really wasn't, even though I didn't get an epidural until 2 hours before he was born).

Since then, I really dont' get to get on the internet as much as I used to be able (no surprise LoL) but I just wanted to say "Welcome" to all who have posted in the past couple of months. I am SO sorry that it's taken me this long to say anything. And I apologize for letting this community fall asleep. I mean, it's not like it really ever took off, but I'm thrilled when I see all who are members.

Now, where it comes to my own dreams, they kinda went dormant for a while as looking forward to meeting my son became my number 1 thought. He's here and I'm enjoying every minute (for the most part LoL) of mommyhood. That, and my son's father, Wes, who I had been engaged to for almost a year, got married on November 15. So, I'm no longer Felicia Cochran ^_^ I'm now Felicia Dianne Simpson >^.^< Woot! (hmmmm, gotta remember to change that part on my user info)

Anyway, I'm once again back to dreaming of being a singer. And, for once, I've finally found something that can help me.
While I don't have any idea where to find vocal coaches in this area, I found a book at Barnes & Noble that can help me. It was written by a vocal coach by the name of Roger Love, who has worked with many known artists, whether it was coaching them from the beginning or working with them on overcoming some problems that they were having.
The book comes with an audio CD that has some different excercises for me to do and all sorts of things. ^_^ So, now all I need to do is start practicing.

Where it comes to writing, I have several different story ideas that I'm working on (need to get off me lazy bum). One is a paranormal romance about a werewolf, another is a paranormal romance about these 2 people that are rivals at a magazine that they work at and they have to do research on hypnotherapy together for an article and they come to find that they were together in a past life, still another is one that I've just started playing around with: it's about an Elf who lives among modern-day humans. That one, I really haven't started working on a plot to it yet, just something that I've been trying to dink with. There's a couple more, but those are the ones I'd like to focus on.

If any of you would like to be able to read any of these stories, leave a comment. I'm thinking about posting these on FictionPress.com. That way, maybe y'all could hold me accountable to keep working on them rather than not finishing what I've started.


So, I think that's about all for me right now.

Oh! One more thing: If any of you would like to see pictures of me while I was pregnant and would like to see pictures of my son: go to my Mystik_Memories GJPix album


L8Rs! I'll try to write here more often, if only to tell what I'm practicing with my singing or, hopefully, what I'm writing at the moment.
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: awakeawake
Music to my ears: "Anywhere"---by Evanescence

17 Again Dec. 5th, 2004 @ 02:26 am
veranationgirl
hi i'm new...i hope someone reads this entry since it hasn't been updated in awhile. Well here I go: i'm 18 years old and i've always been competitive; however, i've never gotten the chance to become competitive due to lack of money and family support. I started gymnastiks when I was 7 but I had to quit when I was 10. I have always wanted to compete in that sport; however, not many places these days help out "older" gymnasts. I believe it is because most of the gymnasts today have reached their peak about 14-16. Anyways, I've been calling and searching around for someone to train me and well no luck...well anyways, that's kinda my dream.
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: curiouscurious
Music to my ears: Eurythmics - 17 Again

Introduction Nov. 5th, 2004 @ 11:01 am
_purplekat_
Hello everyone, I found this journal recently and wanted to join as it's such a good idea :)

I'm 26 years old and live in the UK. I have several different dreams, with varying levels of difficulty attached to them.
I want to compete long distance riding with my Highland (difficult as unfit and overweight, long way to go there).
I want to be fit and healthy.
I want to start up my own business on either a part-time or full-time basis (I have a few ideas for it too).
I want to write a novel.

All 100% do-able, just may take quite a bit of effort!

Anyway, looking forward to talking to you all :)
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: okayokay

New dreamer... Sep. 4th, 2004 @ 11:06 pm
photopixie40
Hey everyone! I found this community and it just sounded perfect for me. I have several dreams. One is to be a musician and another is to meet my idols. My best friend Kim is also a member here and she and I are planning to move out to LA to pursue music. That's just a little info on me. Oh! I almost forgot! My name's Sheena btw. Hehe :)
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: cheerfulcheerful
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