I wrote this poem when I was 17

Ecstasy


Our love wastes like the ammunition of a gun
My wounds never heal
The blood bursts from my veins in hopes of your love
The death of the passion has punctured my limbs
The battle field - in which we walk everyday is tiring
It is an eternity and you the ruler
The drugs that you supply are no longer enough to keep my pain away
The burning fire peeling away at my flesh gets tiring
I just want to sleep and dream not of you
You are not all I think about
I breathe for air and you breathe for control
Pills take over and no longer work
His silver bullets sliver into my skin
The smoke that you give off chokes my life 
Air can no longer get through
Rage just like a little boy who doesn't get his way
You've made me stronger and able to stand again
I hope you know that, and feel regret for loosing your prize
Your hands strangle my will to break free
Never ending

By Leslie Star

Discover Yourself With Me

It's never too late to find out who you really are.  Millions and millions of people worldwide are searching for themselves & who they really are, including myself.

We know our friends like the back of our hand, but are detached from ourselves & what we really get excitement from.  

What makes you comes alive & doesn't feel like a struggle when you do it?  That is your purpose & why you were put on this earth. 

Below are simple solutions that will make you feel more comfortable when it comes to knowing the real you.

Find Your Passion in Life

9 Ideas to Help Find Your Passion In Life:


  1. Spend more time with friends & family.  Participate in activities that you wouldn't normally do. Go out as a group & let your inhibitions go & have some fun.
  2. Take an online personality test or career quiz.  They help to point you in the right direction.
  3. Take a class at a community center or college.   Try a free class online first to ensure you like it & want to invest time & money into it.
  4. Take up a hobby.  If you don't want to do it alone, talk to your friends with common interests.  I am sure they want to join you in the search to find themselves as well.
  5. Go to the library & learn about something new. Learn sign language or how to build that bird house you've always wanted.   
  6. Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy &  focus more on those.  
  7. Start a meditation class, Bikram yoga or painting.  Pick something that relaxes your mind & lets you drift off to la la land for a bit.
  8. Take a note pad/journal & your favorite drink in your travel mug & go to a place that makes you feel creative & at peace.  Write down what you wish for yourself & what truly makes you happy.  
  9. What makes you feel successful?  The key to happiness is success so focus on your achievements & try figure out a way to profit from them.  There isn't a better feeling than accomplishment.
Find Your Passion


Don't put too much pressure on yourself.  

Get out there & experience life to it's fullest potential.

Launch of My New Online Art Store



Crashing Waves - 8 x 10" Acrylic
ART

My new online store launched today.
I am super nervous but thrilled at the exact same time.

I have to admit that my art hobby is very recent. I have only done 17 canvases but each one was painted with all my heart.

I have always been a terrible sketch artist but recently I discovered that painting is completely different than drawing.  I am stress free and happy when I paint.  I paint LIVE on Periscope so please come by and say hi.

Most of my mothers side of the family were amazing artists.  My mom, aunts and my grandma especially. Some of the paintings she created were pure masterpieces.

I specialize in scenery and abstract art but I am willing to try anything.


All 5 x 8" Paintings ---- $ 20.00 CDN (plus shipping)
All 8 x 8" Paintings ---- $ 25.00 CDN (plus shipping)
All 8 x 10" Paintings ---- $ 30.00 CDN (plus shipping)

*Paintings come with a personalized thank you card and are numbered & signed by Leslie Star

To purchase larger canvases please email thereallesliestar@gmail.com with any comments/requests.

You can also access the store by clicking on "MY ART STORE" on the top right hand side of this webpage.

Thank you in advance for supporting my journey into the art world.

Leslie Star 
xxoo


How To Tell Your Friend...

How to tell your friend that their girlfriend/boyfriend keeps trying to flirt with you. Or even worse trying to make sexual advances towards you?

I have been in the same situation as you before, several times.

What do you do?  This situation always turns ugly.

In both my cases I warned my girlfriends that their boyfriends were greasy horny slime balls but they both chose the boys over me.  They thought I was lying or that I wasn't "understanding' their boyfriends and that they are just "nice to everyone".

I was trying to warn them. One ended up finding out the hard way and the other one married him and now has 3 children.

Why does this happen?

I believe it's because women or men want to believe their partner.

They want to believe that their partner would never cheat on them or hit on their friends.

But that is not always the case.

What should you do if this happens to you?  How do you tell your friend that their partner is sleazy.

Here are four options you might consider:

  1. Don't.  Just Don't
    • Sometimes you have to let your friend find out the hard way.  This is the option I wish I would have chosen.  
  2. Tell your friend
    • It seems like this would be the best option because you love your friend right?  No.  Do not tell them because they will then turn the situation around to be somehow your fault. Trust me.
  3. Threaten the boyfriend/girlfriend
    • If they don't stop you will tell your friend and it will get ugly.  Sometimes threats work.  Sometimes threats get thrown back in your face.  This option is risky.
  4. Stop hanging out with your friend
    • If the situation makes you unconformable and you want to avoid any drama or confrontation, then stop calling your friend.  They will eventually get the message.
I hope these options helped you in some way.  

If your friend is really your friend they will see the kind of person you are and realize that you are telling the truth.