I remember starting this blog 2 years ago(My First Post Here),Eagerly anticipating the life changes which I was certain would follow It was a roller coaster both emotionally, dealing with the disappointing reality and also physically not previously realizing that a successful blog was not simply going to form overnight.
I found myself constantly hitting the state of disappointment. Yes I was making moves, but why were they not having any effect? Why aren’t they having any effect even now? Where are the results?
Making moves, I concretely believe is essential to creating ripples which turn into currents that graduate into the waves of opportunities that I so greatly crave. However, there is so much more behind the scenes. Elements like Patience, Longsuffering, hard work and smart work.
I have often been fooled by my dangerously enticing fantasies similar to a recent book I read “Geekerella”, where she wakes up one morning to find that one post has gone viral with amazing numbers that she cannot begin to formulate into words. This is just one example.These things don’t just happen.
Note to Self: Get down to earth level. Never stop making moves. In fact you need to make even more moves.Work harder but work smarter. Do not focus on the future but hit Today hard with Action, Hope and Motivation. Get a job.
Matthew 6:25-34New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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.
Do you have any Fundraising Ideas to save up for University Tuition?? Let me know in the comments.
So a few weeks ago, I’m not entirely sure why, but I was overly obsessing about my pimples which were not even that much to be called acne by the way. It definitely had a lot to do with the fact that different people kept pointing it out to me ( as if I don’t take a look at myself in the mirror) . Without realizing it their opinions slowly crept in and I found myself doing different methods on my face .
Growing up I always knew of the great properties of garlic for removing pimples. I had also gotten results from it before. So here I was grating some garlic to get that juice out and I spread it against my cheek with the most pimples at the time. leaving it overnight I washed it out that next morning. Yet again I did get success on some smaller pimples but there was this one that still bugged me. Later that same week I did another garlic treatment on that cheek and was shocked at what I woke up to.
For the first time in my life I had given myself a Garlic Burn. I didn’t even know garlic could burn you but yes it can. With all the things I was applying to my face I shouldn’t have been too surprised.
The Point of all this is to remind myself to never let the voice of others cloud what I know to be right. I must have been a bit stressed, not drinking enough water. But even besides all that , if I had taken a spare moment to tell myself that I look beautiful today or these pimples are just temporary, I wouldn’t have taken on extreme measures to get rid of them quick. Everyone on this earth will get pimples unless they have some new and rare skin thingy. It’s better to walk around with a few zits than to look like you might be cat woman by night.
- Garlic Can Burn sensitive skin.
- Oatmeal is a gentler alternative to acne/pimples.
- Aloes are a gentler solution to pimples.
- Pimples are Temporary.
- Drink more water.
- Are you stressed?
- What they think don’t matter.
- YOU LOOK FINE ,Geez.
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?
October went by before my eyes, I couldn’t even reach out and touch it. It zoomed so quickly pass that I feel like I just lived a month that I wasn’t sure what happened to it.
Strangely enough there were quiet a good bit of things. Brother’s’ birthday, Work party. I was able to admire the growth of my niece. I discussed life’s frustrations with my sisters. I tried to cook lunch more for both me and boo. I missed baby’s first day at the beach, I became exhausted with my job, and tired of it. I experienced the shock and uselessness of watching a friend mourn her parent. I admired my under eye bags. I started looking into university applications and basically in the end although I sigh at the start of a new month, I still somehow have hope.
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.
Disappointed in myself? Extremely but its okay, I still plan to continue writing. I have ended with a mere 6,819 words but if I would stay on the positive train I’d say that is a lot compared to my previous attempts at writing projects. I do have lots of “excuses”but the point is I shouldn’t have stopped, because once you stop for one day it turns to one week and then three weeks till you type in your blog post how you have lost.Easier typed than done however. I should have also considered reducing y word goal as a first timer and working along with that but I truly thought and still believe that I am capable.The dreaded should have, would have, could have syndrome.
I ignorantly told my boyfriend that if I did not finish I would allow him to try an RKO on me. He explained it to me but after a recent google search I no longer think I might live to see another sunlight.What have I accepted…