As my family and I was coming back from being in Phoenix for the day the sun beamed down hot at 117 degrees creating sweating and heat within the car as we traveled home. As I was driving the car on the highway in the HOV lane the car started to experience some technical glitches. The whole dashboard went black, the radio went off, the airbag symbol came on, and when I pushed the brake the windshield wiper came on....
This weekend I took time to plan out the rest of my year as it relates to my business goals that I want to accomplish. It's something about writing down your goals and seeing them be revealed before your eyes. It's like you are shaking up the atmosphere and calling towards you what is for you.
Since the passing of my dad, I reflect heavily on the memories that we formed over the years while he was here. There are times that I laugh and cry because there were fun times and rough times but through it all his laid-back demeanor kept me knowing that eventually, things would turn for the better.
WHERE HAVE I BEEN? I want to start by saying that the time that I have taken away from social media has been priceless for me. I was able to take back my time, my fingers, and my eyes to focus on something else other than apps. This allowed me to focus on issues in my life that I knew were there but hadn't addressed. During this time I decided to dig deeper and re-examine my life, my priorities, and my purpose.
This pandemic has changed my life in many ways from my personal life, business and relationships with others. With all of the news broadcasts that I watched and the restriction of outdoor activities, I started to feel tired more than often. There were times when I would have alil the energy to fill my days and other times I felt tired and sluggish and uninterested in my day.
My journey of Transparency did not just start recently this has been ongoing throughout my life. I have been hurt, overlooked, dismissed, damaged, minimized and almost destroyed BUT one thing that I refuse to do is give up!!!
I'll never forget the day that it happened, my Mom was in town visiting me and we all had gone out to dinner and enjoyed ourselves. For some reason, we arrived back at my apartment late in the evening...
The school year at the beginning of 2019 seemed to be filled with a year of excitement as my kids began their curriculum at school. They were all set to see their friends, teachers, and new classrooms. Everything was all good until 2020 hit and everything changed, not only for the kids but for me & my husband as well.
I never knew the process of how my body went from craving meat to being repulsed by the smell of meat. For 13 years I learned how to flavor my vegetables and soy products as well as reduce my portion size. I have been able to try different foods that I had never tried before such as sushi, eggplant lasagna, cauliflower rice and baked sweet potato, and soybean chili just to name a few.
Good old Sallie Mae, when I think of that name all I can think of is debt coupled with frustration and despair. It could be a bit overwhelming when I look at my student loan amounts on my credit report which totals upward of $250,000 (interest included). Student loan debt is now one of the largest financial burdens on Americans all over the country.