Hey Ya’ll!! I’m back once again! So much has happened since I have last blogged back in December. So, I moved again (yea, I know.) but I really think I am going to stay here for a while. I am working for a good company, with amazing growth and career opportunities, and good pay and benefits. I have an apartment that I have decorated to make into a home for myself. This is a new chapter.
Someone stole my car. They stole it from my old apartment complex in early March. They found it! She needs a lot of work, though. She needs detailing, new paint, and a lot of other things before I can get her back but long story short, hopefully, Fiona is coming home. (Fiona is the name of my car, if that wasn’t clear.)
Being that this is a new chapter for me, I want to do better and start/continue better hobbies and practices to become a better person creatively, mentally, intellectually, and socially. This was on a list of journal prompts that I saw on my Pinterest timeline and really got me thinking on what are some things that I not only want to do more of but need to, as well.
1. BLOG MORE
So, as you know, my consistency with this blog has lacked. I honestly have so many blog topics that I want to write about and share with you on my phone and in notebooks, but I have not dedicated the time to sitting my ass down and writing. I am scheduling a time and day for like 60 to 90 minutes to writing so that I can crank out content. I love exercising my creative side and blogging helps me do that. I want to feel that feeling more.
2. COOK MORE
Between driving for the interviews, packing then moving, I have eaten out TOO MUCH! Once you start eating out all the time, it is hard to stop that habit because it is so delicious. I want to start cooking at home more because its cost-effective, it will help boost my cooking skills, and healthier. I have looked up easy to medium recipes for dishes that I like. I am thinking of doing a stew beef next week. YUM! I will post my cooking journey on Insta.
3. READ MORE
When I was unpacking my books to put them on my mantel, I realized I had started so many of the books and have not finished most of them. I’m trying to take 30 mins before I go to bed to read but it is so hard; since I have already done my nightly routine and I'm tired by the time I get in the bed.
4. MORE SELF CARE DAYS
Finding time for yourself is almost impossible. Committing the time to do the first three things on this list will be difficult but I cannot forget about making time for myself. I’m not thinking of anything big but just something like a nice bubble bath, a face mask, or an at-home pedicure. Just something that will put a smile on my face. 😊
5. GO OUT MORE
One of the lessons, I learned from living in Columbia is going out more and meeting new people. When I lived in Raleigh before, I became a hermit because I never went out to meet new people. I have downloaded apps like Eventbrite, Meetup, and Events in City, to find events in the area. I am going to a make an effect to force myself to leave my house and go to events for at least an hour or two. I am going to an adult Easter egg hunt on Saturday. More to come…
I am very excited (and nervous) about the new chapter in my life. I want this to be a good experience and everything God blessed it My last time in Raleigh did not end on a positive note and I want to take the lessons I have learned from the last time I was here and apply them to know. I believe in the blessings that are my way.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.