Good News sprinkled with Reality

I had made it a goal last year to apply to Universities. I have applied to one so far and was shocked when I was accepted! I had planned originally to apply just to see what happened and I didn’t really think that I would be accepted. With everything going on in America at this time I am not super excited to  apply to universities there but I was accepted to a Caribbean University.

I read and re-read my acceptance letter many times and it really brings on a whole new set of dreams and happy thoughts to think that I have a new possibility in my near future. The only question is..How do I afford it. After speaking with a loans agent I realized that I may not qualify for one. The government offices apologetically told me that there were no financial assistance programs available. I am currently at a loss, wondering what to do, and what can I do. and it doesn’t seem possible to go most of the time. However I will try.

In searching for fundraising ideas I tried a twisted donut that I saw on the internet. It did not come out completely successful. I had difficulty twisting the dough but this still lead me to hope that maybe I could use this to sell and fund-raise. This one goes into the maybe pile.

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Do you have any Fundraising Ideas to save up for University Tuition??  Let me know in the comments.

 

Why the New Year Resolution is important.

I have heard and been guilty of not setting any new year resolutions because I “know” that I wouldn’t complete them anyway. Honestly I think that is stupid.

If there was a large jar to collect the amount of motivation that the world has during the new year period I am certain it would be a very very large jar. what better time to begin completing something than this time where your motivation and drive is at the all time high. Last year I opened up this blog in January as a new year resolution. I made many other resolutions but among the many that I didn’t complete, here I am today still writing in this blog.

People like myself often set multiple very large New years resolutions and to be honest I think we have the ability to complete them all whether they be large or small. The reason why I love setting goals for the new year is because like this blog, I am certain that if I just train myself to become more diligent that I will be able to cross off everything on my list and even if I haven’t done everything, something always gets done.

I know that it might be boring to read, me starting over and  over all the time. To me , I am trying hard to keep getting up after negative self talk.  Completing goals is easier said than done and I am not pleased with the amount of times I have seen Write a book on my new years list. However, the fact that it is one goal that always appears makes me feel like this is something that I really want to do.

This message is more for me than you: Don’t give up before you even started.

What are some goals that appear  on your resolution list every year?

Bitter*Sweet December

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It’s finally December. The dreaded yet sweet, cozy  and cheerful December. I wonder if my readers are tired as yet of me setting goals and not finishing them but here I am again with some more. I have, thankfully, already started on this one which is, applying to Universities.

I have always feared the idea of being rejected as a result of my ‘not- so- amazing’ grades and also my country which people tend to have never heard of before. Anyhow, I have applied to one thus far and unfortunately I did not research how to successfully write a statement of purpose. I am in the process of applying to a second university and I have researched and began writing this essay. If anyone would have tips on writing the Statement of Purpose and the Academic Objective essays, please comment below some of your tips and suggestions.

I do not know any close friends who may be able to help with this but if you are like me, one of the best ways that I know, is to go back to school and talk to one of those teachers who you liked. I plan to follow up on this in a few weeks as I continue to apply. Sure, I am still afraid of rejection but I am more tired of not trying hard enough for things that I want. I have no money and no idea how I will financially pay, but how about I get accepted first and see what happens after, right?

Thanks so much for reading and have a blissful and peaceful December.

Celebrating 300 Days❤️

To celebrate our 300 day celebration we chose yet another Asian restaurant called Rituals Sushi. We set our budget for the night and headed out, me giddy as usual. I had always wanted to taste sushi and was bubbling with excitement. The scene was set near the Marina, and everything was beautiful including my date.

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My Dimpled Chin Chocolate,YUM.

Our appetizers might have been one my favorite meals.I enjoyed it so much that I forgot to take pics of it. We both chose Spring roll appetizers which we dipped in the most delicious sweet sauce. It’s rare to have a vegetarian option taste so good! I was craving more of that one dish when I woke up this morning.

I also chose a Miso soup which was common in anime and other things of that nature. Naturally I had to taste it and gosh was it good. At first I was surprised wondering what is this watery brown thing. The very first sip was like traveling to another continent in one bowl of soup. It was also my first time tasting the famous seaweed which I adore in my Korean Dramas. I also forgot to take a pic of it as I was too busy sipping away.

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Devouring The Spring Rolls Vegetarian option

Finally came along our highlight dishes. Tevin my love chose a salmon roll which I enjoyed more than my choice which was a tuna roll. His was drizzled with the most delicious sauce ever and then i chose to try it with the side soy sauce. SIGH .  I love when eating becomes more than just eating and instead you have an entire experience in your mouth.It was so good that I already hoped to go back to the restaurant sometime in the future.

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Grilled Salmon Roll

 

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Maguro Maki (Tuna Roll)

 Read about how I celebrated our 100 days here and share your experiences in the comments!

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Plop

via Daily Prompt: Plop

Plop may just be the word to describe my year thus far. The disappointment is real. We have 3 months remaining in the year to get “it”done. I  started of well like many, yet after te 6 month mark things began to really just plop.I still have 3 months remaining if God allows.. I can still give it a go. I look forward to the time where the successful me can look back and wonder why I couldn’t attack my goals  as much as I would have liked to. Nevertheless, it isn’t over till it’s over. 3 months remaining and a lot can happen within that time.Continue working toward those goals everyone and maybe, just maybe, I’ll see you at the finish line.

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Book Thoughts:Love&Gelato

Love & GelatoLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love&Gelato was everything it was suppose to be. The perfect contemporary, the perfect choice for a binge read till eye exhaustion. The perfect medication if you ever had to restart after a not so perfect experience. Any book set in Italy means put your feet up and relax. I enjoyed this book for helping me relax and giving me a free trip to Italy. who doesn’t want that? Ren was the perfect Italian on his scooter and the descriptions of food had me begging my kitchen ,pleading with it to produce anything good.

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CRAVING ICE-CREAM NOW!

Mid-Year Review and Thoughts

I am nervous I must admit. The middle of the year has already caught up to me. I started as most do with the fresh bang and energy needed to hit goals and such. I have yet to accomplish many goals but already I Do feel a change in the me earlier this year.

I went back to look at my earlier posts and I definitely like going back a bit once in a while

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What I love most about these posts in particular is how I was undoubtedly talking to myself. I had no views or followers and it was my diary. I remember being surprised that I was able to write so many words without thinking too hard about word count like we used to do back in school when given an essay to write.

Certain things I really wanted to and still want to accomplish this year includes

  1. writing a novel or story of some kind
  2. Progressing in yoga
  3. Studying and hopefully becoming proficient in french and Spanish
  4. Learning to live life for me and not others
  5. Finding my voice
  6. Developing my writing skill and my drawing skill.
  7. Create YouTube videos and learn Video editing: YT Channel HERE

I have definitely been consistent in writing thanks to the blog,Yoga and drawing. I have become very passionate about yoga not really for the meditation aspect but instead the feeling of being able to touch your toes after years of thinking you couldn’t.Making videos have proven to be more difficult than I initially thought but I hope to get back into it more

Not every year feels different from the last, but i feel for sure that this year already feels majorly different,

  1. I was not an aunt last year and now I have a niece
  2. I did not have locs last year and now I am 6 months into my journey
  3. I was comfortable last year and this year I feel like I have done more things that might be uncomfortable to help get me moving
  4. I did not have such a boyfriend who my family immediately loved.💑
  5. I never thought I would ever work part time at a restaurant.

 

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It might be slow but progress will always happen and I do believe that depending on me will change how fast or slow I see results. I hope that I will be able to achieve the goals that I have start for the year and I f God spares then I still have time left to make those changes.

Time management has become a challenge but I feel like I get more done now than I did when I had a bunch of free time.

I wont give Up on trying to achieve these goals. I feel like certain ones have to be done or else I will go crazy. I know I have gotten stronger both physically and mentally.💪🏾

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Have you accomplished any of your resolutions yet?Is the process going well? Have you already forgotten your resolutions?

Lets live and let’s flourish. Striving to end stagnant living!

 

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