Waking Up Your Brain In the Morning


So my eyes slowly open and I have to figure out where I am at and what time it is.  This may seem like I am out of touch with reality and I am.  It is preposterous to wake up and ignore reason, nature and common sense.  Wake up in an incredible instant to move.  Spend time with yourself every time your eyes open.  Go beyond what is imagined.  Right after stumbling out of bed and putting my glasses on…I head straight to a book about motivation and inspiration.  Am I going to have a day of wasted vs. productive time.  My brain gets a full bath of chemicals.  Yum.  That is my breakfast.

Once people got to know me growing up, they would easily put me in the category of a happy riser.  In school, I took those 8 a.m. classes with a whole big slam of energy for the day.  Fellow students would groan, moan and question about how it was too early for me to be perky with zero caffeine involved.

Studying science for so long in college, I begun to understand my sleep cycle was not in the “normal” category.  I was up at 4 a.m. and went to bed around midnight.  My positive moods and personality was always on-no matter what time it was.  My heavy school schedule was crammed in my mind and I used every minute of my day trying to be an over achiever.  I surely accomplished the nearly impossible task in those 5 years of my life.  I do look back and wonder how in the hell did I do it all? 

For one thing, I do NOT allow anyone to decide or get permission on my passionate love on this planet.  I am completely involved in my environment and create opportunities to be a “crazy” artist.  My role models are based on those famous biographies I read about…I just want to spend the rest of my life exploding with knowledge and entertainment.  It is my choice to react, interrupt and set my intentions.

The strategic application to personal growth is a sense of humor.  There is nothing better in my life then my younger sister and I laughing so hard we are crying and about to pee our pants!  I worship the brightness, color and sound of a hysterical lifestyle.  I’ve already planned my retirement destination.  I want to melt into the sand of a warm ocean. 

The dreams in my brain will change over time.  I believe my mind is always working even with my eyes open or closed.  Wake up and see.

Published by heatherdeogracia

On the first day of my job, I walk into a production studio to hand in paperwork. A young gentleman stands up to shake my hand when I walk into the room. "Wow! You are tall." he states. I point to my heels of my shoes. "Wow! You are short." Laughter lights up the room. Matt Damon San Francisco Clear Channel Radio With an electric soul of an artist, Heather Deogracia, has an interesting personality that uses her manic branches of her mind to express her sense of humor, expand the creative hourly illustration addiction and continually read big books about artistic principles, elements and glorious techniques to feed her intellectual capabilities. “With a splash of color and chemicals in my brain, I have to clean it out once a day or it must flash flood my other organs.” Heather Deogracia Proud to start staging a background of her latest achievements, Heather was on the front page Sunday Feature in the Midland Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016 and is an Award-Winning Fine Artist for the state-wide competition Legacy Trust Award Collection for the past three years in a row. She displayed in over 30 exhibits and fundraisers in the tri-city area over the past four years. She has earned a 2017 Leadership of Bay County Achievement Award from Studio 23 and a Midland County Art Letourneau Award for "Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support". A harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years to earn a double major Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. At the same time period, she held down three jobs as an Intern for the District Attorney, Graphics Editor for the college weekly newspaper and created the Peer Health Education program. Her artistic talents covered in the fine studio art requirements included painting, color theory, graphic design, photography, figure drawing, advanced drawing, watercolor, sculpture, illustration and art portfolio assignments to keep work organized. In the sciences, she has a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, advanced human anatomy and psychology, biology, genetics, comparative animal psychology, marine biology and medical microbiology. Currently, she has been an art instructor for workshops for the past year for Creative 360, teaching private art lessons and writing a graphic novel soon to complete by the beginning of 2018 named Heather Hurts Inside: Illustrations of a Broken Human. The new true story is about a suicidal bipolar woman that is prescribed Ritalin at the age of 38 and she reverts back to her glory days of her life. The truth is that no one knows the past is killing her mind.