Single at Christmas – Blogmas Day 14

It’s crazy how sometimes you feel as if things are just not going the way you want them to. You pay your bills on time, you take care of your family, water the plants, feed the cats. Somehow you are left to find yourself sitting down looking out in oblivion. Your innermost thoughts are trapped inside wanting to scream. You catch your breath, you wipe the tears, closing your eyes just wishing this feeling of hopelessness would go away.

Somebody anybody, when will it be my turn. You’re doing everything by the books, you pay your goddamn taxes, you have no tickets, you help your neighbor carry her groceries, but,you just can’t catch a break.

Sally* my friend decided to vent to me just now-Text message notification on my phone interrupted her thoughts –

” I miss you- JD”

Why now? It’s been (6) months after that messy breakup, the breakup of the century, breakup in a pandemic. We warned her but she didn’t listen, he is tall, athletic, has a successful business, the sex was great but; he had a bad temper. Things didn’t work out, he cheated on her.

Sally, is one of my closest friends and it has been a rough couple of months for her.

“I’m not going back there, nope. I’ve moved on. It has been a long and hard journey but I’m in a better place right now. I am up for a promotion at work and there’s no time to get caught up with great sex JD. “

Shutterstock- Comforting Woman Crying

Being single at Christmas time in a pandemic is different. There are days when she feels as if the world is going to end, days like today when she feels overwhelmed. She has to remind herself of the goal. She has a plan and she will stick to it. She’s now focused on things that were ignored in the past.

How do you cope at Christmas time as a single person?

To be continued….

Until Next Post

Dee…

Name Change? Blogmas Day 12 & 13

I’ve been thinking about changing my name to something different. I will still review books but, I also like to write about random none book-related things. This blog is of course my E-Diary.

How do you guys feel about musingsbyDee? I want to broaden my niche on this blogosphere. I’m pretty excited about it and I am looking forward to sharing more on my blog. I’ve already started by changing the username. In the coming days, I will be doing some more work on my blog. I’m trying to make a smooth transition so bare with me and I hope you’ll stick around.

Have you ever thought about changing your name? What was that like? How did it affect your blog?

Until Next Post

Dee…

Christmas Nails #Blogmas Day 5

If you’re like me you are an avid Pinterest user who likes to search for the cutest nails to head to their nail salon.

I’ve been looking and putting ideas together and I might just get one of these styles done. Which do you like the best?

I’m a long nails kinda girl more so coffin shape. You can just choose a style you like and rock your favorite shape.

This is a beautiful set.
2. Let it snow ( all white set)
3. This beautiful set may not have Christmas colors but sure can add to the festivities you’ll attend.
4. This is a cute set for persons that likes to rock their own nails.
5. Glitz and glam you’ll never go wrong .
6. Stilettos
5. Square nails with Christmas bows.
6. How cute is this design on another square set.
7. So many ideas for you to choose.
8. A red nail is always a hit.
9. Coffin Shape nails
10. Glitz and Glam

I’ve shown you 10 of my favorite Christmas nailinspiration and I hope whichever nail design you’ll choose you will have fun with it.

Missed Blogmas Day 4 Check Here

Until Next time…

Dee

Live your life…

I don’t think we truly ever really grasp the phrase “live your life”… It’s 1:31 am just got up because I felt thirsty. I pick up my phone and decided to browse until I feel sleepy again. I go unto Twitter and before I could scroll to the end all I could see were people saying condolences, I can’t believe this , what about his wife and baby. Curiosity got the best of me and I did a quick search to find out that, one of the persons I interacted with on social media drowned today.

Shock, disbelief, and all the emotions you feel when you hear of death has triggered me. Now I’m up in bed thinking that this person I’ve never met is gone and his wife and 2 year old is without a husband and father. This man who would often take time out of his busy schedule to share with his many followers what you needed to know in the creative industry topped off with daily musings of his adorable daughter.

Not often am I triggered by the death of someone I have never met, but I’m left to think about how he often shared that we should live our lives to the fullest and not wait for tomorrow as it’s promised to no one. Whatever it is that you’re (myself included) thinking of doing to make your life worthwhile you should do it. Stop wasting time thinking about what-ifs, go out, and do that damn thing.

You see this man when he was 20 years old had this amazing idea that would change how people would engage in the creative industry, he met upon naysayers but that never stopped him from living his truest potential. He made it big by the age of 25. He’s now 34 years old. So young, still have so much to do and he never wasted any time listening to people who thought his dreams weren’t valid.

You only have one life, one you, so start somewhere do something. What will be your legacy? Don’t let people or your loved ones say “you know he/she wanted to do this but never got to or was too afraid to start”. Let the people we leave behind be comforted by the fact you did the unthinkable, you went after what you believed in and you were able to leave a mark.

Live your life, don’t wait until tomorrow, I know how scary the thought of doing something you’ve always wanted to do is but you have to just start. Do the thing that makes you scared. It’s ok if you fail but don’t stop and allow the negative to hold you back. Get up and brush yourself off and start again.

Lastly, in living your life hug the people that matter. Cherish your loved ones, don’t take for granted the people that matter. Especially in this time where most people are not able to visit, make that call you’ll be happy you did.

If you’ve read to the end of my ramblings, Thank you 😊, I appreciate it. Live your life….

Don’t leave just yet, check out my latest book reviewhttps://deecbooks.wordpress.com/2020/10/24/save-your-breath-melinda-leighmorgan-dane-series-

Until next Post…

Dee

I’m miserable, that’s the truth….

You’re always reading, 😑 annoyed my husband said to me. He’s been nagging me to spend more time with doing anything else other than being tucked away in our bedroom reading books.

It’s been several months since the pandemic. We would be much busier trying to maneuver our respective jobs , raising a toddler and making things work.

It’s not easy, things are not the same or as they used to be. Our lives have been uprooted and so we have to get used to the new norm. We have conflicting schedules, online schooling taking care of a sick parent. Listen, I’m always cooking, juggling being a wife and caregiver but this sh*t is just too much. I thought I was going to lose it. Things got tighter, financially and while we’re still okay I had to cancel most of my subscription boxes, yes I had to make sacrifices we both had.

So, on October 5 I created this blog. I didn’t know what I was doing, still don’t ,but like all things before I’ll figure it out. I started reading books. One good book led to another, and another you get the picture. Book Reviews came and like this post in between ramblings. I haven’t set up a schedule just yet but I’m working off my mood for now.

How has Covid-19 affected your life?

Reading books and posting on my blog has been helping me not to go completely insane.

That’s all for now, I’m currently reading #WIldGame by Andriene Brodeur-

Until next post….

Dee

Are you Ok?

Today was a rather hectic day. I had to bail on an invitation because I had too much handling and just didn’t see how I could maneuver all without neglecting what really mattered.

I’m now sitting in the chair in my bedroom snuggled up with my book and thinking about how as adults we have to make tough decisions so that our lives are not uprooted in the long run. We are given tasks, responsibilities and what ever we decide has a dominoe effect on something else. In all the hustle and bustle remember that you have to think about you. Are you okay? Those are the words my toddler asked me…. Sometimes I wonder what old soul has occupied his body he’s very thoughtful.

It’s no good to do everything else and not be Ok.

Create a balance…. I’m still trying to create it.

Are you Ok?

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