It’s My 9th Blogversary!


I would like to say that though I had constantly took breaks from my blog, I am glad that I hadn’t given up on it and abandon it totally.

It does take work to manage a blog, but with hard work, perseverance, and determination, it will pay off in the end. And there’s still more ways to go, and ideas I want to do with it and so on.

I also want to thank you all so much for being there for me and hanging in there. You have inspired and supported me in ways that I can’t even begin to put into words. Just know that I am grateful and appreciate you all from the bottom of my heart.

For those of you who are starting out, don’t give up. If it gets tough, it’s okay to take breaks. Do what you love and love what you do. Take your time and know it is not a race. Learn, learn, and learn all that you can. It’s your blog and you should want the best for it.

Make it what you want it to be.

Again, thank you loves for all that you do. You’re so wonderful.

Much love,

Pamela

Xx💜💜

March Writing Challenge- Day 31: What Are You Most Grateful For, Right Now, In This Moment?


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I have this notebook with painting of flowers on the cover that I had started writing in two years ago. And in there is where I write thoughts, feelings, affirmations, and other things I feel I needed to write down. And I still do to this day. And in there I would say what I am grateful for as well.

It helps to remember that when you think you are going through something and feel like you have no one to talk to other than to your therapist, you write it down. And write and feel your emotions and pick yourself up to keep moving forward. That’s what I’ve been doing. Or at least trying.

I am grateful to being able to be back in the workforce and being able to make and save money I can save. There have been a time when I had went years without a job (not by choice) and had to go without important things sometimes. I am glad, though humble, to being able to help those who needs my help. And to be able to take care of my child and myself.

I am grateful for my immediate family and you all. And the ones who fight to save lives and the ones who fight and had fought for injustice.

Grateful for personal and spiritual growth. The little things and big things. There is so much I am grateful for and things I should be grateful for that I can’t list them all. Though, it is always a good thing to count your blessings.

Huge thanks for Marquessa for this writing challenge and the ones who joined in and stopped by to visit our posts.

Thanks for reading.

March Writing Challenge- Day 30: What’s Your Most Urgent Priority For The Rest Of The Year?


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My most urgent priority for this year may sound selfish but it is a must that I do it. And that is to start doing more for me. What I am saying that I had always put my wants and needs on the backburner for so long, that I had forgotten about me.

If someone said they needed something or help with something and I had something important to tend to, I would put that aside to help that person. Sometimes, it would be with people who didn’t even care about me or what I needed to do.

I had also neglected my health, and just recently started to do more to take care of myself. I am not surprise that my health start to dwindle when I was close to my thirties. I was severely stress a lot and depressed, so when I started to developed health issues, that was most likely why. Too much stress on the body and mind.

And now, since I am getting close to being forty, I have no choice but to be healthier and stress-free. Also, there is a lot of things I haven’t done in my life yet that I should have done some time ago. I don’t want to go off course and start adding my bucket list, but I’ve learned that if you don’t start living for you, someone else may have you living for them.

I want and need to live a lot, to be and feel free, and put trust in myself and the decisions I make. And to have faith in the Universe that it has my back.

I need to be and do better mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. If I work on me and continue to do so, I can be a better person, mom, you name it.

So, it is an urgent priority to put myself first and get myself back to life in all ways that I can in a positive and prosperous manner. There’s nothing wrong with helping others (who are deserving), though I have to remember not to forget myself.

What are your most urgent priority for the rest of the year?

Thanks for reading.

March Writing Challenge- Day 26: Would You Consider Yourself An Introvert, Extrovert, Or Ambivert?


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Just in case you might not know already, I consider myself an introvert. Yes, I know, shocking isn’t it. 😀

I have been an introvert my entire life. I love being by myself and get overwhelmed being around so many people, unless they are people I can connect with. At one point I thought maybe I was ambivert, then when I checked my surroundings, I had noticed it was people who are authentic and on the same level as me.

So, I believe—I am sure that I am just an introvert. Sometimes, I get awkward when I first meet them. Then, when I get to know them, then I can decide whether this person is someone I can be around or not. And if they choose not to be around me, then that’s okay too.

There was a time (or two) I was sitting at home in my own little world, and the person I was living with went to a family cookout that was across the street. One of their relatives walked over to ask me why didn’t I come over and kept trying to convince me I would have a good time. And every time I would tell them that I was okay and wanted to be by myself. Whether they thought it was weird of not, was their problem, but the person I was living with did bring me over a plate a food over. And kept saying how everyone wanted me to come over.

I always felt content being in my company, and I now choose wisely who I let into my space. I don’t like not being myself around people. And if I feel like I have to be anything else, then I can’t be around them.

I don’t care to stand in front of people to talk. I rather write it down and let them read it. I don’t like when people try to put me under a microscope to see what is wrong me. I am just like this. I can go out and be around people even though I don’t like crowds, but it doesn’t bother me too much. But, I don’t want to hang out with a group if I don’t have to, so I don’t see how these Real Housewives of these cities do it.

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?

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March Writing Challenge- Day 25: Where And When Do You Get Your Best Ideas?


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I don’t know when I would get my ideas unless you count “at the strangest times.”

I normally get them, for writing, listening to music while sitting on couch after work or days I’m not working while letting the TV watch me. I had always said there was something therapeutic about music and the way it makes me feel. I can sometimes feel the creative juices flowing as I feel this jolt of energy coursing through me. Or when I’m watching a movie trailer or a movie itself.

Oftentimes, crystals and stones help center me and helps with the spiritual aspects of things. But, there are times I can be doing nothing at all and a scene or idea of sorts would pop up in my mind.

I’m sure this may happen to others, but I tried to have something to write those ideas down because they can pop up one minute and disappear the next.

When and where do you get your best ideas?

Thanks for reading.