Happy Monday you guys!! I had a wonderful weekend considering that I was off the entire time. Before working at the YMCA, I hadn’t had a weekend job since high school. Therefore any weekend that I don’t have to work now is always a guaranteed good one lol. I got some things taken care of that I needed to do and also had my share of fun. I’m also in the process of moving into a house, so I did some Spring cleaning yesterday to get rid of everything I don’t want/need. Now I can finally focus on actually packing everything else, which I’m very excited about!
I wanna be like Gwen when I grow up! *throws shades on*
Have you ever been in the position where you have way too much to do and don’t know when you can get it all done? That’s my current situation and it’s no one’s fault but my own… I have yet to learn how to say no! I have so much going on right now that I have to write everything down in several spots so I won’t forget to complete the task. You would think by me working about 40 hours a week between two jobs, taking four classes in college, being a full time mom and running my blog that I have enough going on. However as soon as someone asks me for a favor or a hand with something they’re doing, I’m quick to say yes. This is a problem.
I suck at sticking to a workout plan!! I go through periods where I have all the motivation in the world to just straight up saying no to working out. I’m sooo lazy!! I know I’m not the only one so what I’d like to do is bring motivation to you guys to stay fit! We can do it together
Above is a workout plan for the month of April that I found on Pinterest and thought it would help if you’re trying to squeeze in daily exercise. For someone like me who is always on the go, these daily sets seem time permitting and manageable. Since it’s already the 3rd, I’ll be starting with the designated exercises for today and just go from there. Make sure you let me know if you decide to join the challenge so I can keep up with your progress! Also if you’re not sure of how to do burpees, you can check out the video after the break!
How cute is this Easter bunny?! I found it on the producer Maestro’s Instagram and just had to use it for today’s post lol. Happy Positive Monday to everyone! It’s Easter Monday at that and guess what? I’m stuck at work until 6 womp womp. Not to mention it’s going to be over 70 degrees here today so you already know I’m weeping on the inside lol. I’m kidding, I’m actually trying this thing I saw online this morning where you can’t complain not even one time for 24 hours… let’s just say that I’m already down for like three offenses since I’ve been up this morning lol whoops!
What’s up team?? I’m so excited to reveal to you all my new brilliant, creative, & FLY assistant Jazmyn! I had been following Jazmyn for quite some time on twitter and IG and immediately fell in love with her sense of style and her individuality. You know I’m all about being different, standing out, and doing your own thing so of course Jazmyn naturally caught my eye. Well come to find out, like myself Jazmyn is an Aquarius to the T which explains why we have so much in common and both follow the beat of our own drums.
Then awhile later Jazmyn released a few spoken word poems that made me love her even more. I’ve always been interested in the arts and wanted to dabble in poetry myself, but it’s just not something that works for me lol. However, Jazmyn has IT. Whatever IT is can be found in her. There’s just no other way to put it. Every time I hear one of her poems I’m captivated from beginning to end, and she leaves me in awe. I seriously admire anyone with an artistic talent, well GIFT is better suited I believe.
I sat down with Jazmyn last week and got in her head a little about what makes her who she is, what influenced her poetry, and what she wants in life. Check out excerpts from our conversation below as well as a gallery of some of Jazmyn’s different looks (one of the many reasons I think she’s so dope!). Hope you enjoy, we had fun in the process
What’s up bosses and boss chics! This was intended to be a Positive Monday post but I was swamped at work today, so by the time I got off I just wanted to chill. This past Saturday I held my very first Boss Chic Social for teenage girls ages 15-19. I spent majority of last week putting together last minute details for that and actually having the social on Saturday left me drained on Sunday. It was all so worth it though!!
*throws shades on* It’s #PositiveMonday ya’ll! One of my childhood has started a movement that’s centered around remaining positive just like Positive Mondays were intended to do. He married his high school sweetheart last year and they have a daughter together, so right around the time of the wedding he started posting the same thing almost every day… “Things are coming together”. I thought this was the cutest thing, because I’ve never seen a man so in love with his woman and his family where he broadcasts how happy they are publicly. Pretty soon it started catching on with everyone, and he challenged people to change their own statuses to this as well.
After seeing how influential this small statement had become amongst my Facebok friends, it made me put my own life into perspective and really think about how my life has come together in these past few years. First of all, having the statistic over my head of being a teenage mother was something that took me years to overcome. I felt like I was looked down upon by everyone, and even if I wasn’t it was something that I had to get over in myself. I can’t say that I was proud of myself for letting everyone down, but I did what I had to do to make sure it didn’t happen again. Not only that, but I was previously in a very unhealthy relationship that took just about everything I had out of me. Getting back to me after that was a long process that I thought I would never complete.
However, now at 24 years old things are a lot different for me. I do believe I can say that I’m an independent young woman and I’m proud of that. I’ve had so many people ask me if I wish I had gone off to school instead of having my son, and I get so offended. If I hadn’t taken this path in life, who’s to say where I would be? All I know is that right now I am currently in college full time, working two jobs, and raising my son. I live in my own apartment and was just recently blessed enough to get myself a new car, and I’ve done this all on my own with the grace of God… So no I wouldn’t trade a thing.
Recently I’ve been feeling even more fulfilled by blogging than ever before. After months of being off with my writing, it feels good to be back posting regularly. I also have an upcoming social in March for teenage girls in my area which makes me feel like I have a voice that will be able to help others. I can’t say that I would have chosen this path had my circumstances not played out like they had. I feel like I’m somewhat fulfilling my destiny in the world, but still feel like I have so far to go. That’s a really good feeling to have and it definitely feels like “things are coming together”
I hope everyone has a #PositiveMonday and don’t let anyone or any circumstances steal your joy today! SN: I bet Chris and Rih feel like things are coming together! I hope they’re truly happy!!
It was only right lol.. they are so cute ^_^ *throws shades on*
Happy Monday you guys!! I had a very productive weekend, starting off by getting everything situated for my upcoming social. I worked majority of the weekend and I even made it to church… Lord forgive me because I hadn’t been in a good month of Sundays! Now I am far far FAR from being able to give anyone insight on religion because I don’t always live right, but the message yesterday really spoke volumes to me and I wanted to share.