• Life & Love,  Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle,  Self Care

    Self Care September Week Four: Everything Counts

    So September, what’s up? Why did you come and leave so quickly? I honestly don’t know where last month went. It was a pretty good month. I wanted recap my last week and just share my thoughts around making self care the theme for an entire month. I can definitely say that going through the motions of doing something versus having intention behind why you are doing something makes a world of difference. Week four I focused on simply getting my body moving more as well as the typical things people think of when it comes to self care.

  • Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle,  Self Care

    Self Care September Week Two: Peace and Positivity

    We are half way through September people. What the heck?! Although we are moments away from Fall, the temperature here in Dallas is still well into the mid/high 90s. It was another packed week for me but I am continuing to move forward with my self care process. I wanted to continue to practice what I did the prior week but also include some additions. My mind has been kind of all over the place so I knew what I wanted my main focus to be for week two.

  • Life & Love,  Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle,  Self Care

    Self Care September Week One: Baby Steps

    The first week of September has come and gone. The older you get the faster time moves. I started last week ready to do some good work! Until the three day weekend ended and I had some roadblocks at work. My week didn’t go as planned but I am very much committed to seeing this process through. I had to take a look at how I was going to incorporate self care into my week without overwhelming myself.

  • Life & Love,  Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle,  Self Care

    Self Care September

    A new month is officially upon us. It is always refreshing to start a new month no matter how bad or well the current one was. With the transition into the fall coming it is time to hit a mini reboot to finish the last quarter of the year out strong. Summer flew by SO fast! I didn’t do much exciting this summer but I am looking forward to fall and winter. My early November trip will be here before I know it and as the holidays roll around I will be able to be surrounded by my closest friends and family.

  • Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle

    Things I’ve Learned in My First Months Blogging

    As I step into my fourth month since the launch of this blog I wanted to take a little time to reflect on my thoughts around it. Three months granted is not a lot of time but I thought it would be good to check in with my readers and myself. I can look back in a year and see how my thoughts compare to how I felt in the early stages. It’s been a roller coaster but so fun.

  • Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle

    Beauty in My Trials and Tribulations

    About 7 years ago during my brief stay in Gurnee, Illinois where I moved for a job I went through a very bad time. One night I laid in bed with tears in my eyes and wrote a prayer for myself – a mantra if you will – that I told myself I had to read every day when I woke up whether I believed it or not, felt up to it or not.  Over the years the mantra has been tweaked a little to reflect what I need to speak into my life at the time, but I still attempt to say it in the mornings to this day. Before I even get out of bed I recite the words out loud. I wrote about this on Facebook once but one line says “ I pray to find the beauty in my trials and tribulations.” I have been saying this for years but in all actuality I really have not been practicing this – like at all. For this many years I have been saying these words and not truly listening to them, meditating on them and putting it into practice in the throes of everyday life and hardships.  But as of the last week or so, I have been trying to change that.

  • Life & Love,  Motivation,  Personal Lifestyle

    The Plague: 29, Single and No Kids

    “So, what are you doing? What of your boyfriend?  I thought that since you have gotten your degrees and at the age you are you would be planning for marriage. Aren’t you lonely?” This is verbatim the conversation I had with my uncle two weeks ago. At 6:45 AM on my 29th birthday this is what I was listening to as I scrambled around trying to get ready for work. I politely replied “when God sees fit for me to be married I will be.”