“…when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
It’s the last day of 2015 and I woke up this morning hungry! Not for the last piece of sweet potato pie I hid in the back of the fridge, no, I woke up with this strong desire to finally come from the shadows of fear; to pursue my dreams whole-heartedly; to live my life the way in which it was destined; to walk in my abolute purpose.
I’m not surprised that I have arrived at this place. Yes, 2016 is upon
I started my morning-after-Christmas off with a little tradition of mine; I had a slice of my homemade sweet potato pie for breakfast. I wouldn’t normally have dessert for breakfast. For one, I’m totally obsessed. For two, at times, I have no control over my intake–when it comes to cookies, cakes, pies, or chocolate. For some people, the salty snacks do it for them. For me, sweets are my weakness!
I figured, it’s the holiday, and I’ve been good at exercising and eating right throughout the year. Plus, I’ve downed more green juice concoctions than I can count. So one slice of pie (or maybe several slices over the next few days) can’t hurt, right?
But what I really wanted to share was how I literally went to sleep
We all start our mornings off differently. Some of us hit the snooze button way too may times (guilty), there are those of us that make meditation and prayer a priority (I know I do), others peruse social media or read, some hit the gym (I envy you), but most of us are wrangling the kids, packing their lunches, or making them breakfast (my son wakes up hungry). And If you’re lucky enough, you’ve already established a daily routine that has helped you keep your morning-to-dos in perspective.
I’ve learned that the way in which I start my morning, pretty much
Our Christmas tree went up right after Thanksgiving. Sadly, there aren’t any presents under there yet. Mainly because I have a son that changes the items on his wish list every couple of days, after he scours through the items’ review section.
I basically have butterflies in my stomach, knowing that Christmas is
2015 has been very good to me and my family! But, I’m looking forward to what the new year has in store! I’m certainly expecting more opportunities to present themselves for me and my son. And with 2016 just around the corner, it was time that I started re-evaluating my little ole life plan.
I must say that raising my son post-divorce, as a SiNgLe MoMmY, while supporting his dreams (of being a young performer in the entertainment business for the past eight years), has definitely demanded that I make several
“To Thrift, Or Not To Thrift–That Is The Question” ~Katrina B.
I’ve been rummaging through my closet, drawers, and shoe boxes in hopes of getting rid of some things and making room for more of my thrifting/sale/BOGO/percentage-off finds. I was so thrilled to re-discover this olive military style dress with gold buttons, that I forgot I owned. Would you believe I thrifted it several years ago and have never rocked it? How perfect it was for fall, so I quickly pulled it to the front of my closet.
This day I woke up feeling like I could take on the World…very
I put together this look on a beautiful fall day and ran just a few errands in these ridiculously stylish HIGH heels lol!
Outfit Deets: Denim shirt, faux fur vest, distressed jeans, vintage mint-condition Dooney & Bourke leather bag (unbelievable find), and Steve Madden booties were all thrifted. I bought the black fedora from Forever 21 for $23.
So I’m sitting here with a Shea moisture deep treatment masque, that I added honey, olive oil and coconut oil too, a plastic cap and heating wrap on my head, while attempting to literally zen myself back to the inner peace and tranquility I experienced on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas.
This vacay was probably one of those rare times in my life, that I allowed myself to totally be free…to totally let go (of my plans and expectations)…to totally enjoy every moment (regardless of the outcome) and…
…To totally get my tail in the water. Well, ok, I didn’t totally do that. The