Where I’ve Been Lately

Since I’ve been on hiatus, I felt it necessary to give you all a little update on what’s been happening in my life before fully diving back into the blogging world.

My Work

Last you all heard I was on my way to becoming a teacher, that is no longer the case anymore. Unfortunately I did not qualify to get my Certificate of Eligibility and I’m sorry but, I have no interest in returning to school, that chapter is closed permanently. So on to the next adventure! I am now working for a home mortgage company as a Loan Processor with one of my cousins! It seems to be the perfect fit for me, it gives me so much freedom to still have a life and be involved with my family and I actually love learning about all the processes and the industry itself. I told myself I would stick with this industry for the long run because I am extra tired of the job hunting. But the good thing about this job is that I love it and I can make this into a great career for myself and it still lets me appreciate my inner values of being with my family while still working towards my future goals !

My Family

As you all know, I lost my brother back in January. It has been a roller coaster of emotions, with its fair share of ups and downs. At first the family was all united but somewhere deep down I knew that wouldn’t last long. Some members have gone their separate ways, others I just needed to separate myself from the negativity for a while in order to help myself properly heal. I don’t think it’s selfish to make yourself the priority in your own life, especially when it comes to dealing with the grief of a close immediate family member. All I can do now is pray for them and love them from afar.

I’ve been on my own path, surrounding myself with like-minded people. Focusing on my goals and making sure that I appreciate every moment given to me. I make sure I’m extremely involved in my family and that I am creating memories with each and every person. Because honestly, the only thing that’s left behind when you’re gone, the memories you’ve shared and the love that was given.

My Current State of Mind

I’ve just been focusing on the here and now. I think of my brother literally all the time and I make sure I do my best to keep his memory alive. I’m making a scrapbook of him that’s very in detail of all our memories that we shared together. I spend pretty much all of my time with Maelyn and make sure she and Madison know they are loved and supported. I live life as if it were my last day, I have more sleepovers with my friends/family. I go to watch the sunrise at least once a month, I plan spontaneous trips to travel and to experience new things and I always tell my people that I love them. I also started CrossFit because I’m tired of waiting “to start tomorrow”, I want to be happy with myself both physically and mentally and it has been a great experience so far and I feel so much stronger and happier with myself.

Manny has truly taught me the meaning of “life is too short”, you hear it all the time and still believe that you are the exception. But no one is safe from time, it keeps going even when you don’t. So I try my best to enjoy all the little things and all the people who support and love me, the people that create my own personal safe haven from all the drama and distress in today’s world. I always do what I think is right in my heart and I always do what’s best for my mental health and well-being in the end. My motives are always aiming towards a more positive life, no drama just love and peace. I’m exactly the person I believe myself to be and I will keep being that person.

My Plans and The Blog

So my current plans for my future, which change often, are as follows. I plan to grow within my company and become a Loan Officer, something that’s already been in the works training wise and I’m so lucky to be in a company that believes in me and wants to see my succeed. I plan to continue being extremely involved with all my family members and I plan to continue furthering my knowledge by reading books and going to church and just experiencing things in life and truly living, not just letting time pass. I plan to keep going strong and make the vision that I have for myself and my family a reality. Whatever it takes.

This post is my official reactivation of the blog. I plan to only post weekly, because daily ended up feeling like a chore. Although the main focus of my blog is positivity I plan to incorporate more of my life and personal experiences into it, in hopes that I can make it more personable and relatable. I plan to stay consistent now that I am better adjusted to my new life and the new family additions and losses and I hope I can make a difference in someone’s life by speaking from the heart always.


5 Reasons Why Yoga Is Not A Waste of Time

1. Yoga Increases Strength

Strength is increased when doing yoga by providing the body with a greater range of motion through flexibility.

2. Yoga Decreases Anxiety & Stress

When your mind is transferred to the focus of your deep breathing that goes along with doing yoga, this can help to decrease the anxiety and stress of the day and help you to release any physical tension along with the anxiety and stress. The deep breathing in yoga helps to reduce your heart rate, lowering your blood pressure and easing respiration.

3. Yoga Increases Happiness

Yoga helps to increases happiness and positivity through the act of improving your mental wellbeing. In other words when you do yoga, you’re not only exercising your physical being but your mental being as well. All parts of the brain are stimulated when doing yoga. Visit, your brain on yoga for a detailed explanation on how the brain is used during yoga.

4. Yoga Alleviates Pain

Yoga helps to alleviate tension in your body and certain poses aid in alleviating pain in certain parts of the body, this is performed in a slow and gentle way that will help prevent future injury, a simple stretch of the body parts that experience higher amounts of pain will help towards relieving stress and help you towards feeling happy and positive.
 Yoga is also great for those with back pain and great for taking care of your spine as well. Yoga practices the use of good posture, positioning and balance through the use of your core. Through the focus of balance and good posture, yoga helps to relieve back pain and aids in keeping the spine healthy and aligned. It is always great to do yoga if you have a desk job where you are sitting for long periods of time, or if you have a job that has you on your feet all the time. Basically it is essential for everyone

5. Yoga Helps With Weight Loss

Yoga, any type of yoga, aids in the weight loss process, not only weight loss but the strengthening of your body and reduces cellulite in the process. Yoga is a great way to get rid of the waste in your body and helps to tone your muscles through the training of using your core for balance. If yoga is performed between 3-5 days a week, the body is better taken care of through the lubrication of the joints and the active stretching of the muscles which leads to a healthier life.

The benefits of yoga are endless, I personally love starting my day by doing yoga everyday, it is a great way to wake up. Performing stretches in the morning leaves me feeling refreshed and ready to start my day. I love feeling more in tune with my body and I always finish feeling like I can conquer my day.
 Ever since I discovered the benefits of yoga and experiencing the benefits first hand, it has changed the way I see exercise. I used to hate thinking about going to the gym, but now I love rolling out my mat in the morning, lighting a candle and focusing on my breathing while stretching my body and mentally preparing for the day. I hope you will start to show your body some love by starting yoga.

Powerful Tips You Should Know When Setting Goals

If you’re like most people, you’re ready to make this year THE year! This is the year that everything you’ve ever dreamed of will finally happen for you. I myself have a big year ahead of me, but what are your actual goals for the year? How are you going to go about successfully accomplishing these goals? As the saying goes, a goal without a plan is just a wish.

Today I am going to show you a few things on how to set goals, goals that will last and goals that will lead you to success and leave you feeling accomplished. 

There are 6 categories that you should break your goals down into:
1. Financial

2. Intellectual 

3. Family/Social

4. Spiritual

5. Physical

6. Career

Financial Goals

You should aspire to have goals within each category, these categories can help define your wellness plan for yourself. Financial goals are important to have in your life. In this day and age if you don’t have control over your financial situation then it will probably be fairly hard to lead the successful life that you may have envisioned for yourself. A good financial goal would be to start a budget and stick to it. Pay off any debt you may have and start a savings plan for yourself. I listen to the Dave Ramsey podcast which has really helped to me to take large steps in accomplishing my financial goals, I recommend tuning in to his podcast so you can have the financial freedom you’ve dreamed of. 

Intellectual Goals

Intellectual goals are important to create and keep up with. These goals should entail things that will go towards enlightening your mind. Consider the goal of reading more, listening to an educational podcast, or maybe just improving your study habits in school.

Family/Social Goals

Setting goals with your family helps with your overall wellness. Setting a goal to spend more quality time with your family or perhaps setting up a weekly family game night. A vital part to finding happiness in life is maintaining a good relationship with your family, live a life with no regrets of not setting a special time aside for family, besides just the obligated time during the holidays. Social goals go hand in hand with family, the same idea basically. Setting more time aside to be with your friends, or perhaps taking a leap of faith and trying to be more sociable and friendly within your work place.

Spiritual Goals

Spiritual goals, such as setting a goal to set aside time to pray more. Or maybe a goal of getting back into the habit of going to church on Sundays. In this generation, going to church has slowly become less and less of a habit. Maybe you want to change this habit of falling out of the circle of worship, well, set your goal and start working on it. Being on good terms with God can help a person find happiness within themselves. You don’t have to go to church to get back in the worshiping spirit, maybe you listen in to religious podcasts, set some time aside to read The Bible.

Physical Goals

Physical goals, the most common goal that most of the population strives for success in. I can’t tell you how many times I hear the new year’s resolution of working out more, getting back to the gym. Most of the time those people will only keep this promise to themselves for an average of two weeks. Don’t neglect yourself by not committing, it’s time to show yourself that you care, stop letting yourself down and stick to your physical goal that you have set for yourself.

Career Goals

Lastly, career goals, the goals that will help you attain your dreams of success and travel. I for one have a lot of goals set for my career. You should ensure that every year at your job is a year not wasted. Set goals to have certain tasks or certifications completed that will help you grow within your career. Make sure that you are not stuck in a dead end job with no chance of improvement, you should strive to grow and accomplish the most in your career to help achieve your well-deserved dreams of seeing the world, building your dream home or starting a family knowing that you have the stability and dependability of your well-accomplished career to support you.

Precise and Written

 Setting goals for yourself is an important matter, without goals, what is the meaning of life? Why are we all here? Goals are what set apart the people who want to make a difference in life and those who do make a difference in life. When creating goals you want to make sure that they are precise and measurable. If you state you want to lose weight as your goal, you should ask yourself: How much weight? How are you going to accomplish this weight loss? When do you want the weight to be off by? These are vital questions to setting your goals, if your goals are not precise and measurable, it would be so easy to just forget about them completely. Another important part of making your goals is to WRITE THEM DOWN! It’s easy to forget something that is not written down, it is easy to ignore something when you aren’t bothered by seeing it daily. When you write your goals down it becomes something physically tangible, something that you can use to remind yourself why you should be pushing yourself a little more everyday. It’s time to set up a plan for what you want in life and create a vision of yourself and who you strive to be. When your goal has been accomplished, you will have the satisfaction of marking it off of your list, another goal in the bag, accomplished and conquered. Leaving you with no regrets and helping you to live a more positive and successful life.