Is your fire burning out now that we are one month deep into the new year? Or is it still burning and you are actually feeling refueled since it is the start of a brand new month?!? It’s all about perspective, right? I think it can go both ways, it all depends on the type of person you are. You either see the glass half empty or half full. About two years ago, as I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts (at the time), I was introduced to a tool that changed my life for the best. To date, this tool keeps me going and continues to push me even harder, especially on the days I do not feel energized to do anything.
Oh heyyyyy there! Happy, happy October! I think this is a favorite month for a lot of people because it’s when the temperatures finally drop (at least in TX) and it’s pumpkin spice everything! And I ain’t mad ’bout it.
This month is well-known for a few causes, including, but not limited to: Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Down Syndrome, and Depression Education. And while all of these are important causes, there is one that hits close to home – Down Syndrome. It is an honor to share her story on the blog today. Her name is Sonia and we met through my little sister many years ago. Since they have been best friends since middle school, it was easy to see her as my little sister too! She is beautiful inside and out, focused, intelligent, a go-getter, strong, and independent. Her story is more than captivating; it is inspiring, motivating, and courageous.
In a perfect world, we would never run out of energy, always be content, and never be disturbed. But we all know we don’t live in a perfect world. A handful of times, I’ve wished sleep wasn’t an option because of never-ending to-do lists. My anxiety was through the roof, causing sleepless nights and feeling fatigued the next day. I would skip meals and the gym. Ah yes, I would also lose my temper, and quite frankly, didn’t have the patience to provide any kind of explanation for my behavior or attitude. I felt there was no point in explaining because I felt no one could relate. I was out of touch with every area of my personal life. Does this sound all too familiar?
As mentioned in my first post categorized under a recently added blog page, From College to Profresh, September is known as Self-Improvement Month. This is a subject I am passionate about because I believe in always striving to be the freaking best! Coincidence or not, Sep. 6th is also National Read a Book Day. Pretty perfect, huh?
You + A Book with Tools for Self-Improvement = A Better You
It was my goal to share a list of my all-time favorite books on Sep. 6th, but if you follow me on instagram, then you know I was at the veterinary hospital with precious Tinker Bell so it was impossible to publish this blog post then.
Ladies, it is finally here…a section of my blog dedicated to young women trying to make a name for themselves! I’ve been looking forward to this day ever since the idea sprouted. It is my goal to create a community of young women going from college to the so-called “real world” – because let’s face it, it can be tough out here! And don’t you think life seems a bit easier when you are surrounded by a group of elevated individuals who are able to relate to what you’re going through?
Sometimes all a girl (or guy) needs is a new workout outfit to get their gym flow going! As previously mentioned on my last post, one of my 2018 goals is to increase my muscle strength. Back in December, I was in a car accident on my way to work. Apparently, the other driver lost control and t-boned my passenger side. Since we were on the highway, driving at speed limit, the impact was pretty strong. I have been going to therapy sessions ever since and learned that much more about my body. Thanks to yoga, my joints are in good shape, however, I am not as strong as I thought I was. The therapy team inspired me to become physically stronger.