Hi guys, happy Monday!
I hope you’re off to a great week so far.
I just finished having dinner. I decided to have eggs and fruit. I’m trying to incorporate healthier foods into my diet. You guys, I’ve been on a Chick-Fil-A binge for the past several weeks. It’s pretty bad. I go there about 4-5 times per week.
I’m also here wondering how the hell I’m going to fall asleep tonight. I took a 2 hour nap and I have to be up at 5:30 am. I know, cry me a river, Samantha. But really. Why naps gotta do you like that? It’s a trap, friends.
Anyhow, I’m super excited about tomorrow. I have a training to go to for work called Sex Offender Psychoeducational Program (SOPP). I’m really looking forward to learning how I can better serve this population. I want to reach and help as many people as possible in my line of work, and this group is no exception.
What are you up to tonight and this week?
I hope you have a great remainder of the day or evening, and please pray I’m able to fall asleep at a decent time!
Hey peeps! Happy Friday!
How are you?
I hope you had an awesome week. Regardless of how it went, however, we’d love to hear all about it. We’re here to encourage and support one another!
Tomorrow I’ll be going to a birthday brunch. It’s with friends so I’m excited about it. I also love brunch-ey foods. What can I say? I’m a basic bitch.
Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?
Oh, and happy Saint Patrick’s Day in advance for those of you who celebrate it!
Sometimes when we’re sad or upset we feel like there’s not much we can do about it. Like we just have to ride it out. We forget that there are things we can do to help us feel a little better, whilst giving ourselves permission to feel what we feel. Below are 3 things that have done just that for me and I hope will do the same for you.
- Take care: You may not feel like taking a shower or preparing yourself something to eat, but please try not to forego these things. That hot shower can help you feel a little lighter, literally and figuratively.
- Decide to make it the best crappy day possible: I don’t know about you, but walking around looking like my dog just died doesn’t exactly make me feel better. Being short with that coworker isn’t either. Make it a point to smile several times throughout the day, to finally tell that person what a great sense of style they have, or whatever. Seriously. The alternative won’t make things any better and most likely will only make you feel worse.
- Do what you gotta do: Get up and get ready for work. Make your coffee. Run the errand on your to-do list. This does wonders in reminding me that my emotions don’t have to run me.
And always remember that things will get better. Maybe not at the exact time or the way you hoped for, but at some point they do improve. Hang in there!
Hello pretty people!
How are you? Happy Friday!
I’m so glad it’s the weekend, guys. I literally, with the exception of meal breaks, spent all my hours at work staring at a computer monitor. I know, first world problems but it was torture.
Now I can spend time staring at the TV. Haaaa!
I’m so excited because my coworker offered to do my hair this evening. Hallelujah! She’s going to straighten my hair, then curl it (all my wavy/curly girls understand) and finally set it in pin curls. Eek! Ain’t she nice?
How was your week? Do you have any exciting plans for this weekend?
Hi guys, happy Monday!
I hope your week is off to a great start.
As some of you may have noticed, on Fridays I post our Friday Check-In and on Mondays I usually post something relating to mental health, or personal development, or beauty, or randomness. I’d like to know what you guys want to see more of in this blog. Is there any topic you’d like me to discuss? Would you like “advice” on a certain issue? Is there a product you’d like me to review?
Nothing is really off the table!
Thank you and have an awesome rest of your week!
Welcome back to another Friday Check-In!
How are you? How was your week?
So my boyfriend texted asking if I wanted to dine in at his place or go out. I’m definitely in the mood to stay in. Who am I kidding? I’m always in the mood to stay in on Fridays. Get take out and watch Friends. Yaas. This is my first time watching the show and I love it. Like The Office, it makes me laugh out loud. We’ll go out tomorrow or Sunday night.
Oh! Today is my oldest sister’s 40th birthday and I’m feeling a little weird about it. She’s the first of 5 siblings to hit that decade, ya know? I’ll be there in 8 years God willing.
What are your plans for tonight and for the weekend?
I hope you’re having an awesome Monday.
Today I want to encourage you to get in the habit of expecting good things to happen for you. When you go about your day expecting positive things to come out of every situation you face, you’re more likely to get those positive results. The opposite also is true. I know I’m sounding like Captain Obvious, but I felt that someone needed to read this, including myself. We say we know this kind of thing, but do we really? I think that if we truly did believe it, we would be a lot more intentional about setting positive expectations.
You can attribute it to whatever you want, divine intervention/Jesus, energy (home girl believes it’s both), but you’re much more likely to have good things happen throughout your day if you expect these good things to happen. And you’ll be a lot less grouchy and gloomy in the process.
Say you expect to only meet jerks. All men are jerks. Why can’t you just find a good guy? What’s the point of dating? With this kind of stinkin’ thinkin’, can you really be surprised by your “luck”? Sure, there are people who’ve met the love of their life with this kind of attitude. But these people are the exception, not the rule. Don’t you think you’re more likely to meet a jerk if you’re expecting to meet one? You know people who have met someone amazing. Why can’t that person be you? If it’s possible to meet a jerk, then it’s also possible to meet someone who’s good for you. It’s simple and it’s common sense, really.
Bad things happen all the time. But so do good things. Small and big miracles happen everyday. They can happen to you, too.