I’M GIVING GOD A YEAR

Good morning.


It’s another start to the work week.
I know some of your are looking at the title of this post and are already scratching your head. But, let me explain.


In Mid-September, I created my Monthly Predictions on what October was going to bring me. If you want to read that post, click here. Well, let’s just say things were off to a rocky start over the last week’s of September and I started my transformation right then and there. But this past weekend, something changed.


It started on Friday morning. I was watching a sermon on Faith Church that talked about “The Immense Value of Not Quitting” and the takeaway for me was that I could either give up or that I can get up. Friday, I finished my work day to the best of my ability and completed another workout. Saturday came and I explained to Mom how even though I was on Trulicity for 3 months, I wasn’t going to let it become a permanent lifestyle.


I also have been listening to some of my favorite Christian influencers and the messages have been revolving around the same words: get up, breakthrough, consistent. Then last night, I looked over my Passion Projects on Notion, and thought if I can commit to these things, I can commit my time to God, which is something I still struggle with.


One of the things I want to work on is accountability. After this weekend, and last night, I decided that I was going to give God a year. From learning to be content in my season of singleness, to reading and studying the Word, to continue to work on my prayer life. I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I’ve dealt with a lot of challenges this year so what’s one more. The things that produce my negative thoughts are my mouth and mind, so during this time, I’m going to talk to God and ask Him to change my mindset. I say it’s changed, but it’s caught in a loop cycle, and I’ve made that my comfort zone, which is not good.


I’m not going to let my challenges limit me, I have to stay committed, and what better way than to give my attention to God. Only faith, trust, and discipline from here on out.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post today. I’ll be back with another post later on.


Until next time…

❤️

YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS OTHERS

Good morning.


Happy Friday!


I just took my second Trulicity pen treatment for the week. I called Mom and told her about my experience. So the first pen, it left me feeling sore due to injecting the solution in my thigh- NO GO FOR ME!!!!

This round, I did the next injection in my belly (where there is more meat- 😂😂😂) and it didn’t hurt, and it was a lot easier for me to handle. Further in the conversation, she brought up that she told Nana about my news. Long story short, my health is impacting my grandmother.


It had me thinking, wow, I’m not the only one affected by my current health issues and decisions. How I take care of myself affects everyone. The last person I ever wanted to be affected by this was my grandmother because she’s a diabetic. It’s bittersweet because I’m glad to know that she’s concerned, but now I feel like that’s another person I’ve let down.


Don’t worry Nana, I’ll make you proud. I say all of this to say that your overall health is not just a personal matter, it’s a family matter as well. If you don’t have that support group within your family, start today. Sit down with your parents and loved ones, let them know how your health is, and figure out ways to keep each other positive and encouraged.


If you’re just starting on your health journey, create a plan. Write down your struggles, your goals, and what you want to get out of this experience. Do it together as a family so you can keep each other accountable.

Well, time for me to get work done. I’ll check in with you later.

Until next time…

MENTAL HEALTH & THERAPY

Good morning

Woke up this morning and had my session with my therapist. Overall, I’m still growing and good news, we’re lowering the doses of my medicine so that’s motivated me to keep up with working out more, and living a healthier lifestyle.

Another thing that motivated me to do my best is reading blogs that inspire me. After my phone session, I came across a post from the lovely Olivia from olivialucieblake.com.

To read today’s post, just click here.

I had a great session today. I mentioned to my doctor how working from home was new for me. But it did cause me to become too comfortable, which led to my weight gain. But, now that I have a better routine, I’ll be back on track in no time.

I think I made some breakthrough when it came to my medicine. After our session, she mentioned that she would start to lower the dosage. That’s great for me because I wanted to make that a goal, of not relying on my medicine and manage my mental health naturally.

Don’t worry, it’s a small dosage change, so it will take time for me to be completely off the medication. I think I made progress, just need to keep working at it. I still have a long road ahead of me.

Well, check back you all later!

Until next time…

❤️

A MUCH NEEDED DO-OVER

Good evening

Just wanted to give you an update on how things have been in my life. Let’s start with health:

I’m starting over on “Road to 200” due to things spiralling out of control due to stress, over-thinking, fear, laziness, and feeling overwhelmed…

All of these things while keeping a smile on my face…

Eating patterns were…horrible for the most part. Dad and I both came to the conclusion that we have to do better. So I took time to edit my goals for my health and taking my time slowly changing my unhealthy habits. Tomorrow will be the official Day 1, where I’m not only being honest with you all, but with myself as well as I face the good, the bad, and the ugly of being unhealthy during a pandemic.

Work is…work. I’m going through the motions. I get up, do the same thing over and over again. Still not feeling fulfilled, but mature because I know it’s a responsibility to keep a job, pay rent and bills, and be an adult. But, I say no more.

I aced my media writing class, and probably had some issues with my video submission for my week 1 discussion board. Not to mention, I have to write 3 proposal letters for my writing assignment, only having 1 completed so far. For the past few days after the video disaster, I’ve constantly been overthinking about how I’m doing in this class, and it’s causing me to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Tomorrow, I’ll come back fresh, and rethink how I can approach future writing assignments.

Due to class, work, health, and life, I took a small hiatus from the blog to prioritize some things. Long story short, I need to better time-block my day. I have my planner out where I can see it, I’ve made my intentions for the week, and wrote down action plans to get more accomplished. For now, I need to get some sleep since I didn’t sleep well last night.

I’ll leave you all with this peaceful Verse of the Day, found in Zephaniah 3:17.

The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Zephaniah 3:17 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/zep.3.17.NASB

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