I love you but I don’t know why…

I went to visit my grandpa the other day and and we had this moment during our conversation that made me laugh but also made me think…

Grandpa – “I love you! Do you know why I love you?”

Me – “I don’t know.”

Grandpa – “I don’t know either.”

When a person tells you he/she loves you but doesn’t know why it can actually have a negative effect on you and even get you down. Why? Because this phrase can mean that there is no reason to love you. Maybe I am wrong interpreting it this way but it can be true…

What do you think?

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Making a change…

We somehow find ourselves in a place we don’t want to be in, whether it is by accident or because at the moment it seemed like the right thing to do, or because we were scared. And then we come to realize that we made the wrong decision, that we shouldn’t be here, that we should move on to some other place.  Yes, we can just up and leave and move on with our lives. But sometimes it is not that easy. Sometimes there are circumstances that prevent us from doing so. And sometimes we are driven by fear and uncertainly that keeps us where we are, keeps us in a place or situation we don’t want to be in. And sometimes we feel hopeless, like there is no way out.

We always have a choice… We can put up with the things that bother us, that bring us down. Or we can fight it and search for a way out of the mess that we are in. As long as we have the strength, the courage, and the confidence inside us anything is possible and we can make the right changes and turn things around. But how do we gain that confidence, that courage to stand up for ourselves and make a change? How do we rid ourselves of the fear that reigns within us and prevents up from taking the necessary steps for a better tomorrow?

We are not quitters. We are not losers. We have to stand up for ourselves and become who we want to become, accomplish what we want to accomplish, change the negatives into positives. No one can do that for us. No one can turn our life around. We are the only ones who can do that. So we have to take charge and set out to improve our lives, to make them what we truly want them to be, even if it starts with taking those baby steps.

When we first come into this world we don’t know what our purpose is and we search for it as we grow. Sometimes we can’t figure it out and we keep searching and searching. But eventually it will all become clear. We will learn what we should set out to do and we will strive for it. But it won’t be smooth sailing as like is full of roadblocks, full of ups and downs. As long as we keep our head held high, as long as we maintain that drive, we will accomplish what we set out to do, what we feel our purpose truly is.

But we need backup. We need support from people around us who will guide us through our journey and give us that much needed boost to keep on going. Without this we may end up giving up, especially if things won’t be going our way, especially if we start to feel hopeless.

And sometimes we may need help. We shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help from others. Asking for help doesn’t make us any less of a person, doesn’t make us incompetent or incapable of doing what we want to accomplish. It shows that we want to grow and expand our horizons, that we want to become even better than we already are. We are all beautiful and brilliant in our own unique and no one can take that away from us. We are who we are. If some don’t like us or appreciate us there will always be others who will.

My Latest Book – Melodies of the Heart – is out now!!!!!!!!!

My latest book – Melodies of the Heart – is finally published and available for purchase.  This is my third book of lyrics and my 6th book to-date. This book contains a little over 100 lyrics. Topics include, love, relationships, loss, heartbreak, personal struggles, dreams, and more. The writing is emotional and there is something everyone can relate to. I am very excited about this book and can’t wait for people to read it.

Melodies of the Heart is available in paperback and as an e-book on lulu.com. The paperback version will be available on amazon.com soon. You can preview and purchase the book at my storefront.

A Lyricist vs. a Songwriter

When it comes to writing songs there are a few important words to consider:

A lyricist, a composer/musician, a songwriter…

By definition a lyricist is a person who writes only the words to a song. a composer/musician is a person who writes only the music for a song,  and a songwriter is a person who writes both the words and the music to a song. Calling yourself a songwriter when you only write the words to a song seems incorrect. But is it really? A song doesn’t necessarily need to have music to accompany it. Sure a song will probably sound better with music in the background but it doesn’t need to have any music at all. The song can be sung a capella…

Say, if a person, who doesn’t know how to write music or how to play any musical instruments, writes some lyrics and then comes up with a way to sing them, what title would you give him? Would you say he is a songwriter or merely a lyricist? I would lean toward the songwriter title. Sure there is no instrumental accompaniment to the lyrics but there is still music involved. The music in this case being the person’s vocals… Now, the lyrics are not just words on a page. They can be sung, and that makes them a song, and the person a songwriter…

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.

A New Book of Lyrics…

I have been really inspired these past few months and have written a bunch of songs. Unfortunately, I don’t play any musical instruments so technically what I have are just lyrics, but I do have ideas on how to sing them, so I still think of them as songs.  I have more song ideas in my head and am looking forward to putting them down on paper and creating lots of new songs.

With this new wave of inspiration I have decided to work on putting together another book, which I plan to publish. It will be a book of lyrics. It will include my newly written lyrics, those I’ve yet to write, and some that I’ve written before. This will be my third book of lyrics and I am very excited about that. Most likely, this book will be released before my first novel, so it will be counted as my 6th book.

My 6th book! Wow! I am so happy that my dream of publishing books is actually a reality.

I don’t know yet when the book of lyrics will be released, as I am planning to write many new songs before that happens, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted on its progress and on its release date when it nears.

I look forward to its birth and hope that you will get something out of the book and that it will connect with you in some way. Happy reading everyone. 🙂 And if you’re a writer then happy writing… 🙂

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.

Novel in-progress

Poetry and lyrics are my favorite styles of writing, and I write them more than anything else. But I love branching out and writing prose and other styles of writing too. Right now, I am trying to tackle a writing project that I have not done before, which is to write a novel. It will be my first novel ever and I plan to publish it once it is done. I am very excited about this project, and love the way the story is unfolding right now. Since the story stems from personal experiences, it really speaks to me, and I hope that it will speak to other people as well. I can’t wait for the finished product, so I can finally share it with the world.

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.

My 5th book – Treasure – is out now!

I am so excited to finally release my 5th book, Treasure, to the world. It is available in pocket size paperback.It is a poetic tale written in rhyme.

Here is a summary of my latest book:

Fin, the lover of the sea, swims in search of land that others believe does not exist. He is determined to find it and when at last he does, he finds a female lying on the shore. Her beauty takes his breath away, and not knowing her name, he calls her Angel. Not only does he find the land that others think does not exist but he also finds a girl, who becomes his true love, his treasure. Together, they have many adventures as they explore the island, but all is not perfect as obstacles try to tear them apart. Can they weather these obstacles and stay together, keeping their love alive? Find out as you immerse yourself in Treasure and get lost in the world of Fin and Angel where anything can happen…

I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed bringing it to life. It was quite an adventure for me and I had a lot of fun writing it.

I’m a published author… Get your hands on my books at  my storefront (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lenakovadlo), on Amazon, at Barnes&Noble.com and in many other places online.