31

I’ve been holed up with my thoughts the last little while. Why? Well, it turns out that turning 31 this past Saturday was something that I wasn’t really looking forward to. Generally, I like birthdays, but they seem to be coming so quickly these last few years. I’m officially part of the 31+ crowd, I have to admit that I felt and still do, feel slightly depressed. I don’t know if it’s me getting older or other things that are going on in my life, either way, the feeling sucks.

I really want to move out of this depressive space that I’m in, it’s exhausting, the mood sucks. I need to really get my mojo back, start feeling good about life again and just enjoying everything that it has to offer. This year is supposed to be a big year for me, I have so many things that I want to cross off my list. They say that being in your 30s is supposed to be where you really find yourself and live your life on your terms. Finding myself hasn’t been so easy but I think I’m getting there, I’m sure this slump won’t last much longer. In the mean time, I’ll continue to live the best life possible.

Learning to live in the moment…

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Happy New Year 2014!

Is it the new year already?!?! Where did the time go??? It’s been a while since I posted, I’ve been so busy with family and starting my business that the time has literally escaped from me. Well, I’m back on track and looking forward to 2014.

I hope you all had an amazing Holiday season with family and loved ones, after all, that’s what it’s all about in the end.

I’m finally getting the chance to get back on track with my weight loss and financial journey. I’ll be posting goals and updates shortly. So many changes will be made for me in the coming weeks and months and I’m really happy to be going in this new direction.

Wishing you all the best that 2014 has to offer…stay tuned!

There’s No Time Like the Present

Here we are…at the start of another week. I have so many things to be thankful for!

For this week I’ll be taking advantage of some free time I have to catch up on reading and meditation. I really miss peace in my everyday life. I’ll be taking things really easy this week, re-evaluating my goals and getting ready to finish the year with a bang.

Have a fantastic and productive week!

2014 Is Almost Here…

2014 scares me and it’s not even here yet!

It boggles my mind that 2013 is almost done, it seems like we were just ringing in the new year. The phrase “Time waits for no one” is definitely sounding more real to me this year.

It was a big year for me, I turned 30 and finally made the decision to start my own business. I’m not sure what 2014 will hold for my family and I but I’m looking forward to great things. But for now, I’m just really, really nervous and anxious about it all. I’ll revel in that for a bit as I try to finish off my 2013 goals.

Does Money Really Make You Happy?

This is a question that I ponder often. I think about how my life would be different if I had more money and how it will change when I do. Sure, money can fix many temporary things such as paying overdue bills, or get housing but after that is all said and done, is there still some sort of happiness?

If you’re not happy to begin with how is having money going to make you happy?

Through the different journeys in my life I’ve learned to find happiness in whatever situation I am in. I’m not saying I always do, there are some situations that are so difficult that you just can’t shake it. However, I’ve learned to make the best of things in all my situations.

Sure, having more money will make me a little happier, but it’s not the primary object that determines my happiness.

Learning to live in the moment…

Finding The Silver Lining

I always try to be optimistic and positive in almost every situation. I’m constantly trying to find the good or the lesson to be learned in situations that we face on a daily basis. I believe that everything happens for a reason, sometimes we know right away, other times it make take us months or even years to realize what that reason was.

Being the mother of a teenager, it’s not easy to see eye to eye. He’s changing everyday and some days are better than others. Today was a rough day for both of us, thankfully no one lost too much control. We had a very good conversation about what it’s like to be a teenager, and the things he’s going through.

It was a great opportunity for us to talk and see where each of us stood and try to understand the other’s point of view. I consider our silver lining for today. We don’t always understand each other but there’s always room to try.

Follow Your Dreams

I am in the midst of transforming my life, I’m starting my own business and it’s one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Over the last few years I’ve been evaluating my life and came to the conclusion that I really wanted to work for myself. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I also knew that I was willing to do the work to get there.

I also knew that not everyone would be supportive, not everyone will want to see you succeed, not everyone will be in your corner.

I’ve lost lots of sleep, I’m constantly thinking about new things pertaining to my business, my hopes and dreams for my company keep me going. I’m constantly working to accomplish my goals so that I can build my brand. People say that I’m boring because I don’t splurge or go out all the time, I’d rather be home working on my business.

I don’t expect my business to profit overnight, or become this great success overnight. I know it will take time and lots of work. I also know that If I don’t put in the work now, come next year I’m going to wish I had started sooner.

I’m excited about this new chapter in my life…I’m also very, very scared. There are times when I think I’m scared of my own success, I know that’s a little weird. Especially since I’m going in this to be a successful business owner. I’ve giving it all I’ve got and I’m looking forward to reaping what I sow.

If you’re out there and you have a goal or dream you want to accomplish, I say do it! If you know you should have started last week, last month, last year or even years ago…start now. The time is passing by anyways, so why not make good use of it. Even the smallest step makes a difference.

Get up and get going…

Alone Time

I have had a really, really frustrating morning so far. I’m not sure what it is but I’m having a very difficult time with people right now. I don’t like it. I don’t like to feel miserable or out of control when it comes to dealing with my emotions. I think it’s time that I implement some “alone time” so I can recoup from the stressful periods that I go through.

I feel like I’m constantly moving or trying to get something done, it’s almost like I feel a burn out coming on but I can’t stop myself.

I have to remember to take care of myself first before I can take care of others, learn to let go of the things that are out of my control and be okay with that. Things are not going to be perfect all the time or even half the time for that matter, I have to be okay with that too.