Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What is Fear?

If  you were to look up the word fear it would be defined as,"an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat."  So I ask you, what is fear?  Fear may mean to you failing a test.  Fear may symbolize an animal that always gets you to panic when you think of it.  For example, the fear of spiders is known as arachnophobia.  Some people are afraid of planes and go into a hysteria filled with trepidation whenever they are on a plane.  People worry about their family and fear for them when they are not well. 
However, sometimes, people welcome fear with open arms.  How many of you love to open up a good Stephen King novel and read it at night?  Sometimes we choose to watch a scary movie in order to get a good thrill.  I, personally think it is exciting to watch it at night. 
If the idea of fear is associated with an unpleasant emotion, then why do we welcome it in our home; on our television and our novels.   I guess as long as we use fear as a fictitious fun escape with the sole purpose of entertaining ourselves, then we can see fear as a unearthly fantasy.  As FDR said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Anger is an enthralling emotion.  People express their anger in various ways.  Some people tend to be silent while others isolate themselves from the rest of the world.  Some people express their anger by venting with family members or friends about the situation.  There are some people that show anger by screaming while slamming their fist through a wall.

Anger is an emotion that everyone exhibits.  If you take a step back and observe someone, you may get to learn much about their personality.  I remember my mom's friend once became very upset once.  He wasn't feeling well and became really agitated that he took his umbrella and threw it.  Some people resort to acts of violence when their inner soul encompasses angry thoughts.  Others do not know how to release their anger and may slip into a deep dark depression that they cannot escape.. Unfortunately, some people turn to alcohol or drugs in order to bypass their angry thoughts.

Anger is a unique emotion that all people display. Do you seclude yourself from the rest of the world?  Are you the type of person to call who ever you know in order to express what is bothering you?  Lastly, do you have rage black-outs as your temper escalates toward a point of no return?  The next time you're angry, stop and analyze yourself.  Observe your very own manifestation of this particular emotion.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reinventing Yourself

Is it a challenge to reinvent yourself?

If you read my blog, you know that I am in the process of reinventing myself.   This is definitely not an easy task to do.  During the day, I teach.  However, in my spare time, I write.  The problem I face is that I write.  The problem I face is that I write about topics that could be considered controversial dealing with education.  Friends of mine that read my book, Ignition: An Educator's Journey said that I should keep my mouth shut as to whom I am.  I write under my pseudo name, Michelle Arrose.  Thus, I keep my writing private in the dark.  Therefore, reinventing myself and expanding my dreams to the media is a harsh task for me to accomplish.  I do love writing and aspirate to eventually expose myself and become a successful writer.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Welcoming Spring Sunshine!

As I anxiously awaited for the sun to come out and join me and waited for the cold to pass, I planned some ideas I can do in the warmer weather.  Yesterday, the sun did join me and I was able to go with my family to a museum.  It was a very nice museum, educational and fun for all ages.  When we arrived there, I had to wait for family as they were running late.  I sat on the bench basking in the sun.  That was something I was unable to do for quite some time.  As she warmed my face, I took a breath of that fabulous spring air that left me relaxed and calm.  My heart felt warm and fuzzy as I embraced my first real spring outing.