A DAY IN THE LIFE- UPDATE|PART 02

Hey everyone!


So, project “Decluttering my Life” has been a success!


Still finishing up my bedroom, I creating a minimalist wardrobe for myself. During this time of quarantine, I’ve realized that I’ve only worn simple staples for work, exercise, and lounging, and it includes the following:


• Flowy Shirts
• Leggings
• Sweats
• Comfy Tees
• Flowy Pants


Honestly, my wardrobe for these past few months couldn’t be anymore simplified than that. I love it, I don’t stress over trying to find an outfit to wear for work anymore. But, I looked at the four totes that held my summer, winter, and hoodies. Shaking my head, I mumbled (and forgive my language) “I’m not going to wear even half of this shit, I have too many damn clothes!” This is a visual of my stress level over something that every girl loves.

Also, this shows you ladies that I’m more of a vagabond than a girly girl. I prefer comfort over style, my current wardrobe has some color, but mostly earth tones and neutrals. The positive to all this, as I was going through each item, I wasn’t second guessing, or asking myself the same question three times, if I knew I wasn’t going to wear again next year, three years, or even five years down the line, I tossed it in the donation pile. Don’t worry, the clothes that I’ve worn until there were mystery stains and holes that I didn’t notice were there, those were automatically tossed in trash.


Also, yesterday morning, while listening to Faith Church, the pastor was talking about how in today’s society, people are busy trying to buy the latest thing, or instead of tithing, we’re buying things and saving up on material things. He quoted Matt. 6:19:


“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”


From 2018 until now, I don’t know how many times I’ve purchased things from Amazon, Vera Bradley, and other stores, both online and in public, using my credit card. Earlier this past week, I downloaded the free app, Mint to help me understand how finances work and to keep track of my finances. A section of the app checks your credit score. Long story short, my credit is fair, but the way that I’m using my card is what is hurting my credit score. I didn’t know there was so much to learning about finances than just saving money. I’m still a baby when it comes to adulting, but that’s ok. This weekend, has helped me understand that I can turn things around now. I can turn all of this over to God through prayer, and I just need to sit back and do my part and pay attention to Him.


School is going great, my current class ends today. I need to finish my final project with Dad, and turn in my paper tonight. So today will be another hectic day for homework. I start my new class tomorrow, Scientific and Technical Writing. I’m a little nervous, but I’m still excited. This previous class has taught me so much, so I hope if any of my peers and my instructor are reading this, I want to say again, thank you!


My health is improving, both my blood pressure and blood sugar levels and improving. Last week, I did slack with working out. This week, is game time. Unfortunately, it will be wet, cold, and gloomy for the next few days, but if it doesn’t rain when I get off work, I’ll get out there and get my workout in. I have make up for missing six days. Food wise, I’m still doing well. Dad cooked some grilled chicken with broccoli and rice yesterday. It was very good, so we’ll both be cooking in the kitchen from here on now. He also mentioned that he wanted me to go to the gym with him. I giggled because I messed with him, saying that I’ve been starting my part since September the 24th.


Mentally, I’m doing much better. This past weekend, thanks to the family, it’s like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder. I felt frustrated because I know I needed to clean, organize, and get things in order. But because I was working from home, taking classes online, and started my health kick again, I lost track of taking care of my home. So, I’ve written out in my schedule to make sure to keep rooms clean, if I use something, I remember to put things back (just have to remind Dad to do the same). But, mentally, I feel better. I’m doing ok, I’m going to be ok.


Ok, you all. I have some workouts and homework to do. I’ll check in with you all tomorrow for another blog post. Happy reading and stay motivated!


Until next time…

❤️

A DAY IN THE LIFE- UPDATE

Good evening.

How are you doing? Hope everyone is enjoying their evening and had fun yesterday with World Mental Health Day.

My week has been great. Class is still fun, however I was shocked to find that my teacher didn’t give me a critical thinking question during my discussion post for this week. Also, I’m entering my final week of class, this journey is going by so fast. But I’m enjoying it. Hopefully, he’ll respond on Monday, I enjoy those questions now.

Health has been going good too. Thanks to Trulicity, my blood sugar is under control, and I’ve changed up my eating habits. I realize that I get thirsty in the mornings, so having my water bottle next to my bed has been a game changer. I’ve gotten better sleep on the weekends, still trying to get my full eight during the week, work in progress but that’s ok. I’ve been looking over my tracker and the only thing I still need to work on is a skincare routine.

During my health journey, I’ve noticed my face becoming more oily than usual. It’s time to create an effective skincare routine, continue to drink my water, and take better care of my skin. Also, I noticed I haven’t been good at taking my vitamins, so starting tomorrow, it’s back to taking the multivitamin, Life’s Fortune.

So some things have changed:

  • Better and longer sleep
  • Increased water intake
  • More cooking
  • Less eating out/less over-eating
  • More exercise

And here are the things I’m going to incorporate:

  • Take multivitamin
  • Start skincare
  • Do more journaling

I’ve been reading, and that’s helped with my screentime. But, I still manage to come back and endless scroll. Overall, this past week has been a good week.

Ok y’all, the medicine has kicked in and it’s time for me to call it a night. Sweet dreams!

Until next time…

❤️

WE’RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT

Good morning.


Happy Friday!


I know yesterday’s post was a bit much to handle. If you haven’t, check out the post here. It was a lot for me to handle too. But I wanted to share this post with you all to let you know I’m ok, and that things are going to be alright.


Thursday was a day that I didn’t expect to have an unexpected outcome. After finishing the remainder of my homework, and crying some more. I sat in the front room and put on something to make me happy.


That was “The Incredible Dr. Pol.”
Now, I’m probably getting confused looks like “Gabby, why are you watching that?” Well to answer your question, aside from the usual operating on cows, horses, and farm animals, my favorite parts are puppies. Puppies are cute, fluffy, and adorable.


After watching that for a few hours, I ended my night with a sermon from Faith Church that talk about people that plan and people that do. For some reason, Ariana Grande’s song, “Be Alright.” I sat there and started singing it, belting it out.


It seems that by doing all of these things, it calmed me down, and made me feel better. But during the small time of Quiet Time, I realized what I need to do to change. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

  • I started my first Trulicity pen for my blood sugar- next one will be next Friday. I’ll give you all an update soon.
  • I checked my blood pressure and unfortunately, it’s still a work in progress.
  • I woke up this morning, reminded that God gave me a second chance and that things could be a lot worst. So I’m grateful for my current situation, but I know I need to do better.

Overall, I’m in good spirits and it’s “Shark Week” so time for slowing down and relaxing. I’ll check in with you later.

Until next time…

IS REST YOUR FRIEND?

Good evening

So, after work was over, I was going to tackle the task of cleaning the apartment. Well, that did not happen. Instead, I took a day off. But, after reading my devotional for the evening, I think I need to incorporate rest into my routine more.

The plan I’m reading talks about finding rest, and day 1 talked about making rest your friend. During the week, reflect over the past few days. Did you include rest during those times?

I took time to think and write down how each day has been this week. Everyday was the same, I was scattered, my mind was all over the place, I wasn’t focused on work like I should have been, little things kept bothering throughout the day. And when I was feeling tired, I fought the feeling instead of taking that time to rest.

My sleep pattern was decent for three days out the week, I only worked out for one day this week, and my eating patterns…I’m not going into depth with that. But, I can say that these past days were…blah. Other than working on school and the blog, I think I’m feeling the affect everyone felt when they started working from home, when the days feel like they’re meshing together.

I think I’ll take some time to practice resting this weekend, and create a new schedule to make it effective. I can’t keep having days or weeks like this. And rest is important, so I need to prioritize it into my life. That’s one of the reasons why my health level isn’t where it should be, because I’m not getting enough rest.

Starting tonight, I’m going to get more rest. 😴😴😴😴😴. Here are the scriptures from the reading: Gen. 2-3 & Matt. 11: 28-30:

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
Genesis 2:2‭-‬3 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/gen.2.2-3.NASB

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls . For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/mat.11.28-30.NASB

Well, it’s late and it’s time for me to hit the sack. Hope you all are staying safe and taking care of yourselves during these times. I’ll check in with you tomorrow.

Until next time…

❤️

DAY IN THE LIFE- WEEKLY UPDATE

Good evening

So, good news, I’m almost done with my final project for Week 05 of my Visual Communications class.

🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

Bad news? Due to Mom braiding my hair today, and getting a late start into my morning, I’ll have to rewrite some things in my broadcast script for the video portion of the final project. But it’s ok, I’m going to pass this class.

So, I was away from home this weekend. I spent the weekend at Mom’s house for the first time since she’s moved in. The first night was great, my friend Jasmine stopped by and we sat up and talked for hours until it was time for her to go home.

It was great having her there, it was like Mom had two daughters visiting instead one. But, Saturday was off to a rocky start. Due to no moisture in the guest room I stayed in, the overhead fan dried me out, causing me to develop a painful migraine. So Mom gave me some medicine and well… I fell back asleep for another four hours.

Oops 😏😂😏😂😏

The rest of the day went great. Earlier this year, I did some deep cleaning and gave my clothes to Mom for her to create a garage sale. But lucky for me, she had her friends over for brunch, and let’s just say there are no more clothes in Mom’s garage. They were all sent to a good home. 😊😊😊

Saturday night until the wee-hours of this morning, I stayed glued to my laptop, and cranked out half of my final project for class this week. The written portion is done, all that’s left is the video segments and I can do that tomorrow throughout parts of the day before turning it in. And I’ll be done. Then Tuesday, I start my next class.

Well, let finish getting ready for tomorrow.

Until next time…

❤️

DAY IN THE LIFE- UPDATE

Good evening

So, recapping the last week. I completed four out of six days of working out. Today was my original rest day, but due to being sick and last night’s storm, today was a MAJOR recharge day.

I slept until 10 and Mom came over. Turns out, we’ve been suffering from sinus headaches this week. And we both slept horrible last night. For most of the day, I hung out with her since I had to get my hair braided, and I hadn’t seen her house since she moved.

Week 05 of school ends tomorrow, and I have to post my introduction for my new class by Tuesday. The pressure is on because I’ll be using the camera more in my new class. Wish me luck, I hope I do well.

This week, I’m going to create a yoga session as well as start jumping rope with Dad. Our jump ropes came today so I think I’ll kick off my week with that and alternate with other workouts. Mom and I had our heart-to-heart about my health. She’s proud to see me get back on my feet.

Day 6 will be tomorrow since I’m on crunch time for this class. Not to mention preparing for my new class. Ugh, the pressure. But next year, I’ll graduate so it will all be worth it. 😊🥰😊🥰😊

Ok, I’m going to chill with Dad for a bit before going into tunnel vision. I’ll see you all in the morning.

Until next time…

❤️

01.13.20

Good morning 🌞

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! 😌😳😵😫.

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 😊. I’ll keep the same positive attitude, and keep moving forward.

Can’t wait for tomorrow…

Until next time…

01.07.20

Good evening 🌙

I’m back and ready to learn, recharge, and gyst 😊

I am glad to announce that I am 💯 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. 🤧😷🤒

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. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍. 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 😴😴😴😴

Until next time…