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"Forget what you heard, recognize what you see. I know you heard the here's the real me." XoXo

Friday, December 31, 2010

I can't say I am sad to see you go because I am glad to see you leave. I welcome the new memories and the new blessings that are to come and I kiss goodbye the tears and moments of sadness life brought me throughout 2010. Its lifes hardest lessons that make you stronger. Its the tears that come from deep within that teach you to stop making the same mistakes. Its those moments of self reflection that you have when you can't sleep at night that gives you instruction on what you need to do and why you can't be afraid to step out and just do it.

There are those moments in life right before change comes when you have the choice to stick with what you know or take a leap of faith. Those moments in which you are scared and afraid of the decision at hand. For me, 2011 is all about what is behind the mystery door. I am leaving my fears behind and I am ready to step away from what I know to venture out to the unknown. Sometimes playing it safe is the right thing to do, but other times it can hold you back from your dreams and all that you aspire to be. Saying goodbye to 2010 means saying goodbye to my fears, my weaknesses, and my mistakes. Saying goodbye to 2010 means coming into my true self, embracing who I am and all I want in life, by reaching my fullest potential and becoming the person I always wanted to be....Me.

Goodbye 2010 I'm not sad to see you go, I'm actually glad to watch you leave.

What does saying goodbye to 2010 mean to you?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Final Days Where Do You Stand?

The other day I was reading a very informative article about goal setting. While goals should be set all year around it seems as though New Years is the most popular time of year for people to set goals. Some of these reformations and proclaimations to abandon bad habits or set new routines are lost in translation and are never acted upon or completed. Other goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relistic and timely and therefore become goals that are actually accomplished.

The article mainly discussed prioritizing what you really want out of life and deciding on what you are willing to do to make it happen. The (3) questions that left me pondering were:

1. What bad habbits are you willing to let go?
2. What "shoulds" are you willing to make into MUSTS?
3. Are you courageous enough to let go and leave room for the the marvelous unknown to fill the void?

In the last (2) remaining days of the year I will come up with the answers to these questions and really set clear consise measurable goals. I accomplished alot this year but I know I could have accomplised even more. The main thing to keep in mind as we go into the new year is "the quality of your future depends on the actions you take now."

What actions will you take?

Whats In Your Purse?

I have always wondered how woman can almost never leave home without a purse whereas a man just has a few personal objects he can throw in his pocket. A wallet, keys, chapstick and loose change, seems to be all a man needs to leave home however, every woman has personal items they just can't leave home without.

Recently, I have tossed away all the things that have been adding clutter my purse and I now carry only what I need. The picture below shows my everyday essentials: From left to right:

Ipod Touch and H&M case, Blackberry, clutch wallet, Droid (work phone), peppermint (fresh breath is not an option), Cobalt gum (its the best!!) clear lip gloss, Palmer's Coco Butter (perfect for cold weather and can be used as a great moisturizer after a long flight, Urban Outfitters ID case (why put your ID all in one place?), Yogi Tea- Licorice (not sure why I always carry a spare tea bag but I do) Loreal Blush (a dab of color can always add to your look). Laura Geller's Blush and Brighten (good for instant glow), Rimmel's Eye Magnifier (this is by far the best mascara I have ever worn), Usher Perfume (I just got this and it smells amazing), LA Girl Fine Tap Liquid Liner(makes a perfect line no matter how unsteady your hand is), and Nubian Heritage Goat Milk & Chai Hand Cream(keeping the hands properly moisturized is a must).

I typically store all these products in a case but due to my holiday traveling I figured it would be easier to check in without it. My recommendation for a good case would be the Centennial Stripe Medium Makeup Bag by Henry Bendel. It is very classy and actually stores a lot.

What's in your purse????

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Going Going GONE!!!!

It's been so long since I have written but I have thought about and missed my blog so much lately. While inspiration has definitely not been a factor, lack of time, lack of a new blog name and lack of concentration has played a tremendous factor in my absence. In the past (2) weeks so much as gone on. I moved to North Carolina, I have a new apartment, I started a new position, and I have a whole new lease on life.

The move in itself was catastrophic! There was a lot of worrying, a lot of arguing, a lot of unexpected expenses and overall just very stressful. It wasn't until (3) days before my actual move date that I found a place to live and a moving company that was somewhat affordable but not really. On the move day itself one might have described me as a full fledged maniac. After 24 hours of no sleep, a few hours before the move I realized that in my attempt to reduce the cost of the move by driving up some of the boxes myself, I realized my car could not hold all the stuff the movers left behind. I also realized that there was so many unfinished tasks we forgot about it caused us to be (2) hours behind schedule. This (2) hour delay then resulted in me driving down 85 like a mad woman trying to catch up to the moving truck. By time we arrived we had 15 minutes to sign the lease and speak with the rental office and my 2 hours of tardiness cost me $200 since the movers beat me to my apartment.

Surprisingly, as stressful as everything was it all worked out in the end. I don't know how I was able to afford it all but lets just say I was blessed. I started my new position the following day and although I know it will be very challenging, I also know that this position will really help me accomplish some of my goals financially, socially and professionally. Thus far my co-workers have warmly welcomed me and while I still get lost to and from work everyday, I have identified a new found inner peace within myself.

All and all I am slowly getting acclimated with my new life, my new job and my new surroundings. My favorite lunch spots are still close to me and the luxury gym that I loved so much in Maryland, is here as well. It seems as though I got to keep my same life just with new friends, new faces and new challenges. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have identified a form of routine lately that has helped me maintain my balance and my attention; but, I am so grateful for all that I have been blessed with and the new things to come in 2011.

Two month ago, moving to North Carolina was the one of the furthest thoughts from my mind and now just like that I am here. My haters have accused me of running from some of my problems and my true friends have wished me only the best and have supported my decision. City girl or not I think this move to NC is a good thing and it is going to be VERY interesting.

Stay tuned!!!

BTW I am still taking suggestions for a new name for my blog, please feel free to share your suggestions.