My alarm goes off between 5.45 and 6:00 a.m. and sometimes I have this really bad habit of checking notifications on my phone first thing as I open my eyes. After doing so I would say my prayer and spend some time in meditation, make my bed and brush my teeth. Then I would take a shower, comb my hair, put on makeup and dress for work.
Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, before leaving the house for work, I enjoy a glass of my favourite banana raspberry smoothie. Although not practical every day, I try my best.
It was around the second week of July 2016 and I couldn’t remember when last I had taken a day off from work. At the time my cousin Joey was on vacation in Disney Orlando, Florida with his family. I longed for a break from work and since we hadn’t seen each other in a long time we decided to meet up in Miami on his return from Orlando.
As I began searching for flights luck was on my side! Flights were available from as low as $250 from Panama City. Some holidays were coming up towards the end of August so I thought what a perfect time! So I took a chance and bought the ticket even before getting my leave approved. Life is about taking chances and I think some of the best moments happen spontaneously.
I have had such an amazing weekend it was only fair that I shared that with you guys.
But before I get to that, this week has been a really tough and stressful time for me. Both professionally and personally.
Blogging had taken a toll on me. I have suddenly hit an all time lower traffic than usual and that led me to feeling a bit depressed and frustrated.
Despite efforts to remedy the situation, it still didn’t improve. So I asked some other Bloggers for advice on how they cope during down time. The best response I got was to take a break and that is exactly what I did.
I would like to wish each and everyone of you a happy Valentine’s. May your day be as beautiful as you would like it to be.
Growing up I have always had boys give me chocolates, tea cups or teddy bears in school for Valentine’s. Of course I had to hide it from my parents for as long as I could because what did we know about love at that age right? lol. If your parents were a bit old school like mine back then I am sure you can relate!
Part-time blogger? Yeah sure! But I didn’t expect it to feel like a part-time job! When I first started blogging in the latter part of 2016, I told myself I would stick to maybe 2-3 new posts per week. After all, being employed full-time meant that unless I quit my job this is something I will have to do as hobby. “It can’t be that hard”…I told myself.
The New Year rolled in and I felt really confident about the work that I did on my blog thus far. Second week February arrived and my daily visitors started to climb. I began overthinking that I didn’t have enough content to keep them engaged. So I researched some possible topics to write about when facing a lack of inspiration and found this UK Blogger that provided some useful suggestions. Thanks to her I felt confident moving forward with over 100 topics.
As I am turning 29 years old today I thought it would be nice to list 29 things I achieved in 29 years. Firstly, I am grateful to the Almighty God for being able to see another year. Grateful for all that He has blessed me with and His continued grace and mercy. This post is not to brag or boast about the material things I have, but to share a little about myself in the hope that it can motivate someone else.