July 7th, 2013

where do you start..

Others say I have had an interesting life, though its pretty hard to agree since I lived it and it wasn't just a story ;-)
I'm 29, was adopted from Korea (Yes, South Korea....Fairly certain I wouldn't be this lucky if I was from the North), I was a sailor baby so all i know is I had a Korean Mother and an "American" Father, Whatever that might mean.  I grew up with Australian Parents in Perth Western Australia, have two Brothers and two Sisters -adopted (well not my oldest brother) From Fiji, India and Korea.  This is how I am my parents 3rd child, but the youngest out of 5.  I can only speak English and I don't have any insecurities about being adopted.... my parents are my parents, people say they're amazing people or sound like they are wonderful and kind.  I guess they are, but I grew up with them.  I love them, but like all parents and children, we didn't always get along.

I've worked in different industries trying to find the job you do when you grow up.  From Masseuse, to Disability Services, Social worker, Laboratory Technician, Vet Nurse, Aromatherapist, Hospitality, Nightclub Management, Call Centres and now in Finance.  I had what I guess people would call a misspent youth but I wouldn't change anything I have been through because they are the lessons that made me who i am.  I moved across to the other side of country 7 years ago and Melbourne is home to me and my Melbourne family

I'm generally outspoken and I have strong opinions, but that doesn't mean I have to force my opinion onto others.  Different perspectives could change your life, and what may be facts now may be a stupid idea in the future.  Personal opinions are no longer personal the second you share it and if you dont want to hear opposition to your beliefs, then perhaps it was best to keep silence.  My journal probably only gets updated when I am in the mood, which is usually when I am either passionate about something or reflective.. So apologies if it comes across as too intense.  I don't really know what the potential to this site is, but everyone on here has something to say and a forum to say it... cant ask for more than that :)

Welcome to the Shine...

Allow me to introduce my journal, and myself:

Ahoy there!
I am a 40+ writer, so far unpublished but it's only a matter of time. In the meantime, I fuel my mind onward through blogging. My blogging topics include inspiration, philosophy, humor, and random life observations. Life is a journey, an adventure, a process; and so is my journal. So come along and share the ride, and who knows, maybe you’ll pick up some inner shine along the way. Maybe because of your feedback, I will too.

My blogging name is inSpireShine. Some called me on various blogging sites "Shine" and my real name is Ron. I am a writer by heart and soul but by trade I am a former insurance agent and currently a recruiter for an investment firm. I have one novel completed but I need to rework, edit, and resubmit it for publication. I also have several other novels I've started that I need to make the time to get back to work on.

What is "inSpireShine"?
There is a fine line and a vast divide between life and living, for it is easy to be held back by darkness and be living, yet not feel alive. It is easy to feel the light shrouded and the way blocked, and it takes a lot of strength at times to move forward; even more strength to believe that moving forward when darkness is falling can make a difference.

Some people call it willpower. Some call it drive or inspiration, an inner fire. For me the inner fire is art, writing, and deep thought. That’s what gives me life, what makes me alive. I call it imagination, creativity, inner light; the light within....inSpireShine.

I invite you to be a reader and explore with me the topics I have written in the past and those I plan to in the future. Welcome to the Shine. Shine on!
❝stiles❞ / dylan o'brien

hey there! :) looking for active friends!

Hello everyone! :) My name is Cindy! I was away from LJ for a while, and when I returned, the majority of people on my F-list have become inactive or ceased to exist at all. I'm really looking forward to meeting new people and creating new friendships! :)

About Me:
- 20; full-time university student - studying science (immunology).
- Canadian!
- born in China and emigrated to Canada with my parents. :) I am Taiwanese/Chinese.
- single and happy
- I am fun-loving, spontaneous, kind, and generally smiling and laughing individual. Of course, like everyone, I also have my off-days.
- I am trying hard to be active and more healthy.
- Foodie at heart. ♥ I love cooking, baking, eating, and dining out.
- very open-minded, accepting, and tolerant at heart. I love meeting new people, and have no problem in finding common ground with anyone. :)
- I love trying new things!

Likes(Loves):
- SUPERNATURAL, Sherlock, Dexter, The Walking Dead, GAME OF THRONES, Criminal Minds, Elementary, New Girl, Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, American Horror Story, Chuck, etc. ♥
- Fashion, clothing, DIY projects, recipes, food porn and actual porn XD
- horror movies, comedies, watching movies!, reading, BBC period dramas.
- Muse, Billy Talent, Adele, AC/DC, Metallica, Fun., Mumford & Sons, Macklemore, The Killers, Mother Mother, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, etc. :) I love music, and I listen to a great variety of it.
- tumblr, instagram, facebook, twitter
- laughing ♥

Journal:
- very personal: will contain aspects of my life, friends, family, school. :)
- will have fandom (and fangirling) when appropriate!
- may be picture heavy (I like photos and gifs <3)
- can have mature content!

All I ask for in a friend is: sense of humour, general maturity, and an open mind heart. :D To learn more, feel free to see my profile!

Feel free to add me! Please leave a comment if you do. 8D
Travel / Flying

Hello there! :)

My name is Trina and I'm looking for a few more active friends on my friend's list since many of the people I used to have friended on here have stopped posting as much as they used to if at all.

A little about Me:

*I am 23, almost 24
*I am not currently in college but looking to go back soon to wrap up my associates
*Not exactly decided on a career path but I'm working on it.
*I love to read and watch movies

Likes:

*Books and films (like I said before :p). Some of my favorite books are Lolita, The Virgin Suicides, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights. As far as films go I need to catch up on some of the more recent stuff but I do enjoy things along the lines of Captain America, Memoirs of a Geisha, the Alien films, and Casablanca.
*I enjoy various types of music and am a person whose taste varies more on a piece by piece basis rather than from artist to artist. I do really love David Bowie and Amanda Palmer.

As you can see I'm not really the most fabulously talented person when it comes to self promotion but you can feel free to take a look at my profile and ask me questions. My journal is mostly ramblings about my personal life and a few meme's here and there as well as some occasional fandom stuff. I do also vent when I'm frustrated so I guess I should make sure you know that. :) I like to think I'm a pretty open minded person and I tend to take a rather (what I guess you could describe as) liberal view on things. I look forward to getting to know you!