REFLECTION & GREAT THINGS

Good evening all!

Just wanted to come on here and share some exciting news with you all 😊😊😊!!!

Earlier this week, Ashford University emailed me saying that I’m on the Dean’s List for Spring 2020. I couldn’t believe it, so I clicked on the link and clear as day, my name is on the list. And found out I only have 24 credits left until graduation. Who knows, the date may change sooner than expected at the rate that I’m going.

You Go Girl!!!!

Mom is officially moved in her new house. It was bittersweet this morning because I opened my door and thought I would see her windows open across the way. She came by earlier today to visit and gave us an update on what she has left to do with the apartment. Tomorrow, Dad and I are going to visit her new home.

Remaining positive through these new changes. I felt a little anxious and upset, so I started my morning reading Romans 8. When I was starting my journey of mental health, my therapist gave this to me as homework:

Whenever you start feeling anxious, depressed, or anything negative bothering you, read this chapter. Take time to study it, take notes, and journal about it. Pray over it. If you do all these things, you’ll start to feel more positive and encouraged. God loves you, even if you had a few hiccups in life. And that’s ok.”

After reading that, my day felt easier, lighter, and clearer. But I know I still have some learning and growing to do on my spiritual walk. I’ve been smiling all day, and just reflecting on things that’s been happening in my life so far. Tomorrow is another day, another chance to try something new, another day to make things right.

Time for me to do some deep soul searching I guess…

Until next time…

❤️

MENTAL HEALTH & FRIENDS

Good morning

This weekend, I’ve spent most of my time talking to my friends, checking up on them, as well as checking in to let them know that I’m ok. Out of my group of friends, only three of them understand that I have a busy schedule due to work and school. And I understand they have busy schedules as well.

However, the last friend, feels that I have been avoiding him because I haven’t been calling him as much. If I can’t call him, I do try to text him. Now, he’s made the decision that texting doesn’t work for him anymore.

I guess he was trying to make me feel upset because he was making more of an effort to call me and I wasn’t due to my schedule. It took my friend, Jared to remind me to not let the little things stress me out:

“If he doesn’t understand that you are doing all of this to better yourself, achieve your goals, and turn those goals into a vision of helping others, than he doesn’t get it. Don’t let his negative energy drain you. I’m so proud of you, keep doing your best to pursue your dreams.”

In the past, people that I would call my friends would either take advantage of me or would always think negative about ideas that I had, to the point I would be scared to take the risk. Now, I have a close-knit circle of friends that not only inspire me, but I also inspire and encourage them to pursue their dreams and become better versions of themselves.

I write all of this to say, people will reveal to you if they’re your true friends or not. If so, hang onto them and help each other grow and win together. If not, get out of that toxic relationship before it starts to consume you, physically and mentally.

Well, back to creating and brainstorming. I’ll shall return.

Until later…

💖

WEEK 03: STICKING TO A ROUTINE

Good evening 🌙

So here is my update for the week:

  • Monday through Thursday: worked, created a series of #self-care playlists, sketched, went walking with Mom, and continued with schoolwork
  • Friday- worked for part of the day, rested due to a migraine, spent time watching a documentary with Dad, and slept most of the day
  • Today- spent time with Mom running a few errands, came home and worked on my outline for class this week, and ended the evening doing a little more sketching, and watching Dr. Pol

My self-care routine will take place tomorrow since my goal for tonight is to get enough sleep. So my to-do list for tomorrow:

  • Enjoy my quiet time before starting anything
  • Take a shower and wash my hair
  • Give myself a Mani/Pedi
  • Work on my paper until its finished, spell-checked, and submitted
  • Enjoy the remainder of my Sunday

Well, that’s my weekly update. I’ll continue to keep you guys posted on my many adventures, rambles, and more. Stay safe and healthy, and have a blessed night!

Until next time…

MONTHLY REFLECTIONS: APRIL 2020

Good evening 🌙

Another day of working from home. Still getting use to it. Trying to break the habit of wearing sweats and starting to wear an actual outfit. But at least the past couple of days have been sunny thanks to opening my windows when I work.

So before I call it a night, I wanted to share my words for the month of April:

✨BALANCE

✨CONSISTENCY

✨PASSION

✨PEACE

✨CONTENTMENT

✨SELF-LOVE

Some of these are from March, and are areas of my life that I want to continue to improve in. Thanks to this time of solitude, I can focus on these things.

Before, it was hard for me to focus on anything because my mind was thinking about 100,000 things at once. And now that I’m a full time student taking classes online, it’s really been stressful for me to focus on one simple task. Now, I’m able to take my time and focus on one task at a time. I’m slowly learning to find a balance between home, work, and school.

Hope everyone is doing ok, and staying safe and healthy during these times. Stay positive!

Until next time…

MID-MONTHLY REFLECTION

Good evening all.

Hope everyone is enjoying the remainder of their Sunday. I spent the majority of today, working on my paper for Week 04 of class. So far, I tweaked and added more to my outline so that I can stay on track with what I’m writing about for my paper.

The goal was to get the paper finished today, but due to major procrastination over the past few days, it will be submitted tomorrow. I’ve learned that I need to plan things a little better. I still use my Passion Planner faithfully, but for some reason, it’s like something is missing to help me remember and stay accountable on things.

On Tuesday, I will be entering my final week of this class. Here are the tasks to complete for the week:

  • WEEK 04 PAPER- finish writing it, edit/proof-read it, and submit before the end of Monday
  • WEEK 05 DISCUSSION POST- needs to be posted by Thursday and need to respond to peers by the following Monday
  • FINAL EXAM- Between now and Thursday, I need to read, study and review for this exam.
  • WEEK 05 FINAL PAPER- start writing it tomorrow, follow the outline, and make sure to have all my sources that I used to help write the paper. Make sure to edit/proof-read, and check for grammatical errors before submitting it

So, I just heard that the Coronavirus has become a serious issue here in the STL. Apparently, we’re suppose to be having a city shutdown until the end of this month…or April???? Ok, now I definitely need to watch the news some more. But let’s just pray for this country because we are living in some crazy times.

The month of March so far has been… a little bit much. This week alone was a stressful one. But, I did bring that upon myself since I procrastinated BADLY for the past few days this week. But, that little voice in my head is reminding me to stay calm and that everything is going to be ok. So I’m reminding myself that everything is going to be ok and that I shouldn’t stress over my education, work, and anything else. But March so far, I need to get things moving. Still slacking on working out, my sleep pattern is off, and I’m semi-slacking when it comes to my education. I’m trying real hard not to get distracted. So this week, I’m going to create my study space. I need to have no distractions whatsoever in order for me to do my best. I give March an 8 so far.

Ok, I’ve vented and rambled enough tonight. Time for me to get some sleep, and start a fresh new week.

Until next time…

❤️