01.15.20

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

So, classes have OFFICIALLY started as of yesterday.

The good news, I knocked out one of my assignments last week before class even started. The bad news, still slowly figuring out a study plan to make things go smoothly. But so far, things haven’t been too bad for me.

But, I took time during my lunch break today to review the rest of Week 1, as well as come up with a easy study schedule for me during the week. Now, I just need to be able to climb into bed, and sleep for 8 straight hours without waking up so much. Life of a college student, right? I’m still learning. I’ll get it down before Week 2 starts though.

Just wanted to give you guys a quick update to how classes went. And also say, I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT…AGAIN!!!!!! YAY!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Now…time for my eyelids to close and not open for 8 hours. ๐Ÿ˜ด

Until next time…

01.13.20

Good morning ๐ŸŒž

So, tomorrow, I will be starting my first course of the year. The funny thing is…I’ve already gotten a head start Friday. Once I logged into my student portal, I became anxious when I found some of my announcements were sent out on January 8th! ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ซ.

So, for majority of Friday night, I spent it accessing my materials for the class, making sure I read the correct information, and turned in my first assignment BEFORE Day 1. At first, I was starting to have a slight moment of anxiety, until a reminder popped in my head from Mom:

“Don’t frustrate yourself, or make yourself feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, say a prayer, take your time, and stay focus. And you’ll do just fine.”

So, I did just that. I stepped away from my computer, took a deep breath, said a prayer, and took my time to go over the things I needed to do for Week 1. And I took my time from there. Saturday, I took breaks. For 2 hours, I would focus on schoolwork, took a break, and came back to focus for another 2 hours, took a break, and did the same thing again until 7:30 that night. That was my stopping point for the day.

Sunday, I took the day to just relax, reflect, reset, and prepare for this week. And, declared that Sundays would the one day I have to focus on myself. This year, I think online school is going to go just fine ๐Ÿ˜Š. I’ll keep the same positive attitude, and keep moving forward.

Can’t wait for tomorrow…

Until next time…

01.09.20

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

Today was…HECTIC!!!

The good news…I got into work early enough to pick up where I left off on my project. Even better news…I finished it before leaving for the day. Came home and went to get groceries with Mom, and then came home to warm up some this yummy chicken dish she created yesterday.

Took a little time today during work to write down some of my to-do’s for tomorrow and for next week. I’m smiling from ear-to-ear, looking at the stack of notebooks, pens, pencils, and highlighters sitting on my table. Mom told me to just take a deep breath, say a prayer, and stay focused. So, this is how 2020 is going to start off, with my nose in the books…

…well virtual books…

Ok, time for me to get some beauty sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด

Until next time…

01.08.20

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

It’s been a little bit of a struggle getting back in the groove of things since coming back from vacation.

Today was even more hectic than yesterday. I have a project I’ve been working on since the week BEFORE Christmas, and let’s just say, they wanted it done today…TODAY! Unfortunately, it didn’t get 100% finished today, but I at least got to the halfway point. One of the goals I made for myself this year was not to let work frustrate me. If I get things done, I get them done. Whatever doesn’t get done, can wait until the following day or week, when I have a new pair of eyes and a fresh mindset to take on the challenge. So, today was one of those days I looked at my work, and told myself that it can wait until morning. And I went home.

Stress was one of my major triggers towards my health last year, and I’m not going to let it get me down this year ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š.

Well, time for bed. Mom and I had Tucano’s to celebrate my birthday and let’s just say, it was the perfect way to end a work day like this one โ™ฅ๏ธ.

Until next time…

01.07.20

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

I’m back and ready to learn, recharge, and gyst ๐Ÿ˜Š

I am glad to announce that I am ๐Ÿ’ฏ from this past week. After spending days in my living room, on the couch, drinking tea, orange juice, and taking multiple medicine and vitamins, I was able to get back on the grind and back to work.

I still giggle when I look back at the week before. Here I was, prepared to have an epic birthday week, doing things I’ve always planned on doing, making big moves, getting off to a fresh start in the new year. Then, it hit me full force, I think I went through at least 2 full boxes of Kleenex, and 7 portable packets of tissues that were originally meant to last me in case of a slight emergency. ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค’

To play things safe, I’m still eating Ramen noodles for lunch, and drinking mostly hot water with lemon juice, and a variety of teas: Detox, Green, and Passion. More exciting news, I am now a full time student, going after her BA of Arts & Science in Communication Studies. Classes start next week on Tuesday, and even better, everything is online. That was one of the things that worried me, how my work schedule would affect me going to school. But thanks the wonderful world of technology, it can be done.

So birthday gift for myself? An abundance of office supplies to keep motivated and upbeat. Colorful notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters. Like I’m a little kid again, staying in the office supplies aisle in the store. You could shopping for hours and I wouldn’t move from that spot. I’m so excited and anxious at the same time, but more excited than anything. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Let’s see, 2020 is off to a pretty good start so far…

Sorry for rambling. Time for me to settle in for the night. Pleasant dreams ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

Until next time…

01.03.20

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

Just finished getting a visit from my best friend as a belated birthday gift. She stayed and we talked what felt like hours, but was really a few minutes. It was just the thing I needed to end a Friday night, and recovering from being sick. So I’m currently at 95% better from this head cold I caught earlier this week. Still taking time to rest my body before I prepare to go back to work.

Still a bit tired and groggy, but that’s what happens when you’ve been pumping your body with medicine and vitamins for past couple of days right? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh well, let me drift off to Dreamland…

Until next time…

01.01.2020

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!

๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

So first post in 2020…

Great way for me to kick off my new year and birthday week (it’s tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š). The last time I chatted, I had just did the following:

  • Purchased WordPress for a year
  • Got my Domain legit (thegbdiaries.com)
  • Started brainstorming my goals for 2020
  • Reflecting on the past week of 2019- mostly spent with family and work, and the remainder of it on my couch due to a cold ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ท

Overall, 2019 for me was a year of learning, learning new lessons, learning from mistakes, trying to learn new habits that can help me with my health and lifestyle. One of my habits that I’m still continuing in 2020 is writing. 2018 to 2019, I started back writing, from taking small notes at work, to now journaling through both the Journey app and my Passion Planner. Anytime a thought or idea comes across my mind, I just have to get it down on paper…

Like I just did this very moment ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well, that’s all my brain and my body can handle for today. I’m 89% better than I was 2 days ago, so tonight I need all the rest I can get. Just keep your eyes and fingertips ready, there will more to come in 2020…

Until next time…

12.17.19

Good evening ๐ŸŒ™

You guys missed me?

Well, this year has been a year for me…

A year of ups, downs, wins and losses, accomplishments, and improvements… A LOT of continuous improvements. If I could rate 2019 on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give 2019 an 7. Started the year strong: blogging, sketching, improving my health, and making new goals along the way. Then, got sick in April which told me to take things slowly, to take things one day at a time. I got back on my feet, and kept going and going and going…until October came. The weather got colder, I lost motivation to do little things, and procrastination set in BIG TIME. But, I decided to close the year out with this blog post. 2019 if I could sum up in one word… IMPROVEMENT. I’m still a work in progress, and I think that’s a great way to step into the New Year, I’m like a little bird ๐Ÿฆ that has lost her song. But with time, faith, trust, and a little pixie dust ๐Ÿ˜Š, and constant practice, I’ll be back chirping a happy tune, and flying around like the free spirit I am.

So, a small exercise I did a while back, I wrote out some words to enter into the year 2020:

โœจBalance โ˜ฏ๏ธ

โœจPeace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

โœจLove โ™ฅ๏ธ

โœจFaith โœ๏ธ

โœจConfidence ๐Ÿ˜Š

โœจContentment ๐Ÿ˜‡

โœจPositivity โ˜€๏ธ

There are more words, but I chose these because these are some of the things I want to improve on during the New Year. I still see this blog flourishing soon, just needs some time to fix it back up again. So, stay tuned, I’ll return to you guys in January. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and let’s all have a Happy New Year.

Until next time…

โ™ฅ๏ธ

2019 so far…

Well goodbye to June and hello to July. We are now 6 months into the year of 2019. Here are my reflections of the past couple months, what I’ve learned, goals to achieve, and dreams to turn into reality:

  • January to March- Kicked off the year spending a few days at my Aunt’s house and played with my baby cousin. Also, kicked off my health journey by writing down goals, dreams, and such. Experienced some digestive issues mid- February, but had a healthy talk with my doctor about life overall ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • April- was kicking major ass in my weight loss journey, and hung out with my best friend for an insane weekend, only to suffer from a sinus infection the following week, which helped me learn to listen to my body, and to just take my time to recover and get back on track
  • May- did some MAJOR decluttering due to practicing the Konmari method, learning to purge what I don’t need, and cherish the things I have ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and spent Mother’s Day with my mom and Dad since my Grandmother had passed away
  • June- practiced NO SPENDING ON VISA month, which was going great until it was time to splurge ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜Œ so still learning to adult with my money and still staying on the straight and narrow for my health journey

And we are now in July…. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This year is going by SUPER fast, so today on the first, I made the best of it. After work, Mom and I both went outside for a walk session. Even though I was a little winded, we both did really well on our walk. Came home, blasted some tunes while I took a nice shower, and binged watch some YouTube ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š. But overall, I’ve fallen off a few times with my health….but that’s ok. I haven’t fallen completely off where I can’t even get back into the swing of it all. I’m still positive, upbeat, and happy being happy and healthy.

Well, that’s it for today. Need to get something’s together for tomorrow. Just wanted to pop up and say hey since things were busy for me this past month. Hope everyone is enjoying their night.

Until next time…

A Farewell to 2018

Hey guys.

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas, and I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays so far.

I just wanted to come on here and tell you guys that this is the first/last post on this blog of the year. If you guys remember, I had my original blog that I start a year ago. The problem, so many things have happened in my life, and I wasn’t being honest with myself, not even honest with the ones that read the old blog or viewed it. So let me apologize, the real me for majority of this year is that I’m a HUGE procrastinator. I know we all do it, but when you saying you’re going to do something on a blog, and then not do it after posting, then it feels like a lie.

2018 has been a rollercoaster for me, in a bad way. I don’t want to step into 2019 with this negative energy, negative thinking, just anything toxic for me overall. I want to be better in 2019. I’m going to take my art seriously, I’m breaking out of my shell and try new things. I’m going to be a risk taker this new year. Looking back, I did have some positives in 2018, but I feel the year could have went a little smoother if I had made smarter choices. But hey, I’m still adulting and still learning.

So, I wanted to kick off this new blog with a short post about leaving 2018. As I say goodbye to the old year, I’m ready to embrace and welcome the new year. No more excuses, no more bullshitting around, no more putting things off. I’m going to change my circumstances and my environment.

See you guys in the new year.

Until 2019