Thursday, August 20, 2015

I had meniscus surgery!!

Oh my goodness!!! Anyone who knows me, is aware of how positive I am when I am dealing with tough situations. This meniscus tear is one tough situation. I just had surgery yesterday and this pain is a killer!! It hurts!! I'm trying not to take pain pills because it gets me constipated and makes feel like crap. This honestly sucks!! I realize I've been taking my mobility for granted and I just want to better. Heck I just want to shower comfortably and get my own food when I want without worrying about falling and making things worse. My doctor said it's 4 to 6 weeks of recovery. So if any of you have any advice that can help me recover quickly please share

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Middle of the year review

At the beginning of 2015 I sat down and created a couple of long term goals for the year. The year before was great. I accomplished every goal I wanted to accomplish, whether it was bucket list related or randomly accomplished by the grace of God. This year I still believe the universe and God are both still with me. With God, the universe, and a lot of hard work and dedication I was able to meet my 2015 goals a lot sooner than expected.  My goals were to Increase my credit score, a trip to New York, buy a new used car, Graduate with my Process Technology Degree, Get my first apartment, and get a major surgery.
I knew I wanted to increase my credit score but I didn’t have the knowledge to do so.  I asked around and did some research on how to increase my credit. I took the information I learned and put it use, then BAMmy credit score started to increase each month. I thought,”why didn’t I figure this out sooner?”. I didn’t dwell on it long though because I know it is all a part of life, (the learning and growing thing).  I increased my credit score by paying my credit card bill every month on time and I paid off my debt that I had with debt collectors.  I paid off my debt using the snow ball effect (pay off smaller bills then work my way up to larger ones). Next thing I knew I had ZERO DEBT!! Praise the Lord and thank you baby Jesus!!!
My little sister made me promise to her that we will travel the world together.  We've been taking little road trips here and there like to South Padre, San Antonio, and Dallas. But now she was ready for something bigger. She had never been on a plane before and she is very much into fashion. So I thought what better place to go than NEW YORK to see unique fashion and get on plane. That’s right we went to New York. Ive been once before, but to share my sister first time experience on a plane is something ill never forget. She was very nervous and didn’t know what to really expect. ( I thought it was cute). I let her sit by the window lol (I know the importance of sitting by the window because it’s the coolest seat ) . When we got to New York, we had a blast. We walked and walked and walked then walked some more. Lol we walked everywhere! But hey that’s all a part of the New York experience.  When I got back from New York, I brought my new used car. 2005 Malibu Chevrolet. I love it!!  It needs a little TLC and im happy with offering it.
Just last week I walked across the stage to receive my Process Technology Degree. That moment made all of my sacrifices and hard work worth it. I don’t even have the words to express how I felt to know my family was in the audience watching me walk across that stage.  They supported and believed in me. And I am so blessed for both of my parents to see that moment. Education is endless so therefore im not done and I cant wait to start my next journey in education.

I now have only two more goals that I set at the beginning to the year to meet. They are getting my apartment and having my surgery. In a couple more months I will have both. So cheers to Year 2015 its been an awesome journey thus far. AND IM LOVING IT!!

Cowgirl: n. A beautiful women with dirt on her.

My first pair of cowgirl boots!!! I got them a couple of months a ago and  Ive been wearing them EVERYWHERE. check them out.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Positive Loner Blues !?!

I have to be careful of having double standards in my life. On one hand, I worry about toxic people and relationships, but rarely do I ever consider that I may be toxic to someone else.
Relationships don't simply contain good guys and bad guys, they contain good matches and bad matches. Compatibility is a key word here and what makes things more complex is that I am human and a ever changing creature; so the people I may be compatible with today, may not fit me so well tomorrow.
Movement and change is part of life. I am aware that I will lose more people along my journey.
Some of those loses will be a long time coming, others may be instant, and crush my heart into a billion pieces. I know that it wont be easy to deal with , but I know im better off respecting that this can happen, rather than hiding in a bubble of denial. Ive lost a lot of wonderful people in my life, (and not so wonderful) so more loses and gains is yet to come, that's the nature of the world; change is a constant we have to respect.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Long time no see, huh!?!

Well hello there...long time no see huh? I'm a bit embarrassed that I haven't posted a single thing in almost 4 months. I mean really, who does that?!? Apparently me. I can't even come up with a decent excuse for why I've been away so long. It just happened. Life is good ;-) Seems like I have so much to catch you up on but don't really know where to start. If you're a Facebook or Instagramer follow me, you won't need a recap but for the handful of you who don't have Facebook or Instagram I guess I owe you something right? Here goes...

This summer i went to South Padre!!!  It was the first ive ever been to South Padre and it was definitely the right time to take a short quick visit. Not only did i get to go with my sister, i got to share this fun experience with my favorite cousin Leanna and her kids, Desvon, Disha, and Caitlyn. Man did we have the time of our lives!!! i feel so blessed and im so grateful to have had a chance to take a trip like this with cool people. Here a few pics of our time in South Padre!! :)

Then i took a 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Congradulations to Me!!

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."- Marianne Williamson 

     I have not always been an academic achiever as a student. In my earlier years I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to be. I will also admit that I wasn’t ready for college.  I wasn’t ready to accept a responsibility of that magnitude, especially with the stress of my mother’s unpredictable health condition. For me, College was an overtime commitment that I wasn’t prepared to take on.

I woke up one morning with a vision from god and the belief that I could do it. And that’s all it took.  I have never immersed myself in anything of this magnitude. I received my Associates of Science Degree in Process Technology this summer and I am so proud of myself!

Having this Process Technology Degree will open a world of possibilities for me career-wise. I plan to attend University of Houston in the fall of 2015 to receive my bachelor’s degree. I learned so much about Process Technology that it inspired me to pursue higher studies in Engineering. . I am so excited about what my future holds with the knowledge I will gain and how I will help my community grow in the future.  I will continue to do everything in my power to not only meet my goals but transcend them, as I want to maintain grades that will reflect excellence in me and my course of study.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Fresh Start, New Growth and Journey.

Okay, Okay I must admit that at first I was a bit taken back and scared of my new look. But once I started receiving positive feed back, I gained so much confidence. It meant a lot to me to see some one smile and say "I Love your hair" (especially the men). Every compliment made me more confident about my decision to go natural. I feel BEAUTIFUL, BOLD & EMPOWERD. All the ways I planned on feeling for the year of 2014. Im now learning how to dress with this look to bring out my features. Speaking of features, I forgot how high my cheek bones are and how almond shaped my eyes where. Its refreshing to see my beauty in a different way................. Here are a few pics of me rocking my TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro).