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Hi, my name is Ann. I am a writer, musician, and a creative heart. My stage name is Simmeringlight. I used this nickname in all my public media activity. Simmeringlight represents to me a new beginning, like the rising of new day, a dawn of something special. If you have ever experienced a sunrise, you will notice a feeling of waking up to something fresh, bright, full of potential. Every times I look at a sunrise, I am renewed with the feeling of calmness, like I can be ready for anything.

I hope someday I'll get the opportunity to share my stories and music with you. I hope that it will be as enjoyable for you to read or hear as it is for me to create. Being the creative heart that I am, I have many other interests as well, and boy is it a lot of work. Don't be surprise, when at near death, I finally finish what I set up to do. Suddenly then, you'll see how terribly busy I have been.

What will you find on my death bed you asked? Me, because I really preferred not to wait until I am dead to share all my passions with you. So here's wishing on a star that on my death bed you'll see only me and not unfinished business or finish business that I didn't get to enjoy sharing with you.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

~Frank Outlaw

"Most barriers to success are man-made. And most often you're the man who has made them. "

~Frank Tyger

"Winning is a habit, so is losing"

~Unknown

"Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They break you down so you can build yourself and become all that you were intended to be. "

~Charles Tremendous Jones.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew"

~Saint Francis De Sale

"Stand for something or fall for anything" ~Anonymous

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint" ~Mark Twain

"The present is what slip by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future." ~Ziggy

"We gather strength from sadness and from pain. Each time we die we learn to live again." ~Unknown

"You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails." ~Unknown.

There are something you can't control, but there are many things you can. You can control your attitudes. You can control your beliefs. You can control your willingness to not let the little things stop or bother you. There's a lot you can control, so don't let what you cannot control, control what you can. ~Ann :-)

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."

~Helen Keller

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keep us down new paths.

~Walt Disney

"If the world seem cold to your, kindle the fires to warm it " ~Lucy Larcom

"Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity-minded they feed opportunity and starve problems."

~Stephen Covey

"If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses."

~Dan Sullivan

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

~Theodore Roosevelt

"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."

~Vince Lombardi

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

~Confucius

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

~Ayn Rand

"Those who makes the worst use of their time are the first to complain of it shortness."

~Jean De Bruyer

"Use what talent you possess: the wood would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. "

~Henry Van Dyke.

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one."

~Philip Sidney

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

~Mark Twain

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

~Winston Churchill