Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I'm wishing all the fathers out there a Happy Father's Day! It takes real men to rear and prepare their children for the world. So thanks for blazing the trail, being stern and loving unconditionally. Especially my daddy. He is strong, extremely funny, loving, hard, and at times stubborn but most importantly, HE IS ALWAYS THERE. His presence is what made the difference in me and my siblings lives.
Happy Father's Day Fluffy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton- So In Love

This is the new single from the talented Jill Scott. Listening to it makes me want to smile and dance with my imaginary boo. (lol) This is summer music baby. Her new album drops June 21st. ENJOY!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 2 of the 31 Day Challenge

Day 2
This my second post and I must say I had trouble actually sitting down and doing this activity.

What Do I Love? What Do I Hate?
I love that I don’t have to pay bills/rent.
I love the people I live with.
I love the love that I feel when I get home.
I hate the limited privacy
I hate the dependence I feel is being built on both sides
I hate that I don’t do much with my leisure time.
I love that I have found part my calling.
I love that my manager is so wise and giving
I hate the lack of communication
I hate the bureaucracy and red tape.
I hate the lack of room for advancement
I love that I have started college and have finally made the decision to go back and finish undergrad and beyond.
I love that I have people who support my endeavors
I love that I have strong opinions
I hate that I feel others in my age group are passing me by
I hate that I feel some who should believe in me are thinking to practically and unknowingly stifling my dreams
I love that I have a steady income with the promise of more
I love that I do know financial empowerment (even if I have yet to implement that knowledge)
I hate that I cannot manage my finances.
I hate that I have credit/debt issues
I hate that I feel if I don’t get it together I will pass these bad habits on.
I love that I have a strong body
I love that I have a stronger mental health
I love that my soul is healthier
I love that I have taken a more proactive role
I hate that I have looming health issues
I hate that I am not as proactive as I should be
I hate that I am not a spiritual as I once was
I hate that I am wasting a gym membership
I love that my family communicates
I love how strong we are
I love how I know they’ll always be there
I love that we are family
I hate that we sometimes aren’t completely truthful with each other
I hate that we can be so judgmental
I hate that we haven’t healed from a death
I love my friends
I love (most) of the romantic experiences I have had
I love that I have learned how to function singularly I hate that I am not as close to some as I am to others
I hate that I haven’t been in a serious relationship
I hate that I seem to fall in the friend/comfort zone

Friday, June 3, 2011

31 Day Challenge

I mentioned in previous posts that I want to change myself for the better and what fell into my lap? The 31 Day Challenge to Reset Your Life. SO of course I signed up. I will be posting(attempting to granted they aren't extremely personal,) the daily activities/exercises to track my progress. I'm excited. If you're interested I will post the link to site below under my Day 1 entry.

Day 1-
This is my first day in the 31 day challenge and I have decided to post both on my personal blog and in a physical notebook. I am flirting with 2 different mantras. I may use both. 1) “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” 2)”I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” -Frederick Douglass

I look forward to this process. I’ve been looking for a change and just didn’t know how to go about it.