March Writing Challenge- Day 6: What Are You Freakishly Good At?


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I believe I am freakishly good at procrastinating. Yeah. There have been projects and writings I have been working on that I have started either years ago or several months ago. I don’t mean to be so good at procrastinating, but I’ve been hoping it would be something I can change because things need to get done. It’s not so much as laziness though I would start something else new. Sometimes, if I lose interest or decided to come back to it later, I would start that new thing and/or take so long to come back to what I was working on.

Another thing I am freakishly good at is reading. Yeah, I know. You might be asking how can I be that good at that. Well, let me tell you. Since a little girl, I would go through boxes and bags of books and magazines and encyclopedias in a week or less (depends on life). I never skimmed through them, I actually read all of them. I remember receiving those Highlights magazines for kids, encyclopedias for kids, and Disney books in the mail and how I would read in rapid speed for so many (I forgot the number) in one weekend and can recite what was either written or give a break-down of my own about what I’ve read.

Since then, my parents would have more books and magazines come in the mail. And I would also skip to the school and town’s library ready for the next book adventure.

Now, I’m still that way, and I feel like now I have to read slowly because I don’t want the book to end. I want to savor the time spent with the characters and go on that literature journey with them.

I am also doing another book challenge on Goodreads this year where I’ll read 50 books this year. I’m at 15 books read so far. I will share the books I’ve read once I finish the challenge. Some days, I have to find time to read books when work and life get in the way when I just want to read.

I may procrastinate like crazy, but not so much when it comes to reading.

Thanks for reading.

P.S. If you haven’t already, head over to Marquessa’s blog for the 31 Questions March Writing Challenge if you like to join us.

Mixed Emotions On A Long Stretch of Road


From my Instagram page.

The mixed emotions I felt heading to a destination known and unknown set a rocky motion of fear and confusion inside me. My heart raced after each mile completed, which set a bundle of nerves taking over me. I fought to keep my breathing in control and my skin felt clammy. I knew that I was getting closer whether I was ready or not.

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Happy Memories and Twinkly Lights


From my Instagram post.

I walked along the boardwalk feeling the cool breeze of the night air sweeping across my face. I glanced up at the millions of stars twinkling in the vast sky. My heart filled with admiration as we moved to the beat of the new reggae song, watching the many stars, and eating citrus fruits.

— Part of the #writethemoon challenge on Instagram I had written. August 2020

April Writing Challenge- Day 15: What My Day Looks Like


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I believe today’s post is going to be short compared to yesterday since the challenge for today is about me bullet-point my whole day. Yikes! Anyway, how are you all doing? I hope you are doing well.

In my typical day, there isn’t anything much exciting to say, not even before this pandemic. It’s not by choice how my life was before and is now; however, it is something I am working on changing. You see, I want to be someone who is living life on my terms, not being alive on someone else’s.

My day usually looks like this:

Monday- Friday

  • Wake up at 7:30 am- Meditate or do another spiritual ritual to prepare my mind for the day. (Before this pandemic, I would get up around 5:45 am to get my child ready for school.)
  • 8:00 am- 9:15 am- Do regular morning rituals. On some days, I will also go for a morning walk.
  • 9:15 am- Cook breakfast.
  • Around 10 am after washing dishes, I begin working on a side job I have while my daughter does her school work at the table.
  • 10 am to 12 pm- Work on side job, which can be done mobile also while tending to other things around the home. I tend to have a habit of multi-tasking most times.
  • 12 pm to 1 pm- Do housework. (Sometimes I may alternate the times for the side job and housework since I try not to do the exact same thing every day at the exact time.)
  • 1 pm to 3:30 pm- I don’t really know what I’m doing during these times, it’s a whatever I may feel like doing, like: watch a movie, write, blog, think about what I would like to do, check social media, do visualization, etc. (Sometimes doing these things may happen other times and multiple times a day.)
  • 3:30 pm to 5 pm- Not much of anything, probably more of the step above.
  • 5 pm to 7 pm- Watch the news, cook dinner or watch someone else do it, read and… something.
  • 7 pm to 8 pm- Watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
  • 8 pm to 10 pm- Watch movies. During this time and some other times above, I will write, read, blog repeat. Yes, all while watching a movie. If the movie is really good and/or requires my full attention I would wait until it is over to do those things.
  • 10 pm to 11 pm- I don’t know what I’m doing but just catching up on what’s is on TV.
  • 11 pm to 12 midnight- During these times, I am asleep, or about to go to sleep. If not, then I am in bed watching Youtube videos. I love Youtube!

That pretty much sums up the weekday. Saturday and Sunday I am doing more work with my side job and doing housework. I read blogs, read something else, watch Disney Plus, Netflix, and anything else on Roku. The times vary and I seriously can’t bullet-point the days because what I am doing changed up a lot.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I start a new job working at home (apart from the side job) today. So my day-to-day schedule will start to change. My work hours will be something from 11 am to 7:30 pm with this new job. Training starts tomorrow, orientation today so my dull days will change up some. After training, I have no idea what my days and evenings will look like; they may end up changing the hours. Though I’ll have to tell you, I will be glad when I can enjoy having my days looking better, but I am not going to complain.

Well, this is my bullet-point days and nights. It sounds boring now and not my cup of tea but it is what it is now.

I hope you all have enjoyed my mundane day-to-day life. 🙂 I hope you do something that interests you and enjoy life your way and on your terms. Thank you for reading.

Stay tuned for Day 16.

April Writing Challenge- Day 10: Something I Feel Strongly About


As we all are being quarantined whether we are solely in our home or have to leave home to go to work and get what is needed, there are things that we will ponder about. There are things that will make us feel strongly about because those things or people mean so much to us.

For today’s challenge, I am to write about something for which I feel strongly. Though I consider myself to be a passionate and caring person, I tend to allow my feelings to get in the way. At times it can be a good thing. And other times I get too emotionally attached or involved that I had/have to work on those things.

The things I feel strongly about are:

My immediate family. They are all that I have. Though we are spaced apart even before the pandemic, we are always a phone call away. we do try to make time to get together in person to have what we call “family day.” There are barely anyone else in our family that we can be ourselves around and trust, so we do what we can when we come into town. I do plan on moving closer to mom one day as well.

The welfare of others who are deeply impacted by the system. The system can be corrupt. I know that first hand since I was a child. Sometimes the system (most of them) does not care about no one but to make money. They can care less about who needs a place to live, food for their child, and whether those people will have their job or not.

Which brings me to the protection of children being placed in the foster care system and etcetera. I’ve been there. The system took us from our parents just to have us bounced around from ill-fitted people to another. The homes weren’t kept up, and too adults leaving the older teenagers to watch the small children. And most of the times, that ends in a disaster. If they are to placed the children in the homes of relatives, why don’t they check the place out first? And the people. Children are being abused in so many ways and the system doesn’t blink an eye. It’s about keeping your mouth shut or someone may go to jail. And mind you, while I’m writing this, before that, when I opened my mouth to tell my mother my male cousins molested me, my father was told and HE went to jail because he came there raising hell. Nothing was done to them and their parents probably could care f**king less. The system needs to do a better job and though that was over twenty years ago, I’ve learned that not much has changed.

So yeah, the system is flawed. You open your mouth and the right people get hauled off to jail while the bad ones keep doing what they do to others. People want to keep a molester’s, a rapist’s secret. No one wants to talk about it but to sweep it under the rug. Which is why I keep my daughter with and around me. I work from home now and I know one day I would have to release her into the world but that day isn’t today or tomorrow.

My future. I feel strongly about that because I am getting older and as I look down the road and see that I am getting closer to being a middle-aged woman, I can’t help but wonder about what will be. And what’s to happen. A part of me feel going with the flow is better, then again, I’m the type of person who doesn’t like sitting on the sidelines.

Animals’ rights. I don’t currently own a pet myself, but I care what happens to them. I don’t like circuses and never been to one. It’s mainly because I don’t like what is being done to those animals to get them to perform tricks for the crowd. I also can’t stand poachers even more now because of a video shown in the media of one recording a friend killing a sleeping lion. And then another shot a mama bear. The agony of hearing her take her last breath was too much for me as tears rolled down my face. If that wasn’t enough, hearing her cubs cry out to her before they were shot caused me to go outside to get some fresh air.

There’s nothing no one can do about people who take human and animal lives into their hands for no reason. And why they hurt others in ways that are inhumane and just plain evil. It’s like you have to not watch the news, and may have to consider social media as well because it’s everywhere just to not get wrapped in emotions at what is going on in the world. And sometimes what could be going on could be a lot closer to you than you think.

***Writing this on Thursday as I am listening to the sound of thunder makes me feel like I should get back into my meditation. It helps to calm and relaxes me since I had gone into the deep recesses of my brain and started remembering things I thought I had let go of. Things I thought I was totally heal from. Though you can’t truly forget or be totally heal from anything just like that. It takes time. For some years now, I have been working on healing each aspect of myself. One day, I may speak on the process of rebuilding myself and the journey I took to healing. ***

Thank you all for your time and for reading today’s post. I hope you all are doing well. Stay safe and be blessed.