Speak Up

Silence isn’t always golden. This is a phrase I shared in 2011 on my Facebook page.

Silence- complete absence of sound (noun) google definition.

I was never one who always spoke up for myself for failure to get on someone’s bad side. All this changed after I’ve realized Silence isn’t always golden. Speaking up allows the other person to know how you’re feeling, whether you’re in agreement or not. It’s important to share your feelings without fear of the outcome.

I’ve been reading books, listening to podcasts talking to people who are very unapologetic about who they are and what they bring to the table. If you’re at a job and you have all the ideas that would make a process work and you don’t say anything, that is to your detriment. How many times have you missed an opportunity to share ideas and even get ahead in life? What has your silence done for you?

After reading the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F$@k – Mark Manson it has further cemented me to speak up or focus more directly on what makes me happy. Putting yourself first allows you to strive, to grow and achieve things that you’ve always wanted to achieve.

Whatever you do or say always focus on the bottom line YOU. Ensure that all your encounters leaves you satisfied with your response to any situation. It doesn’t happen over night it takes practice and drive. Never miss another opportunity to shine because you remained silent.

Silence isn’t always golden.

Until next post….

Dee

Update: Covid Experience

So you guys know that I’ve been free of the Covid-19 virus for two years but caught it a week or so ago.

I must say that outside of the positive test I wouldn’t know that I was actually carrying this virus. I woke up feeling awful, that’s typical when I have bad sinus days. The cough was not even an indicator, with change of climate especially around winter I would have days when I just had a cough.

Thankfully I had reasons to take a Covid-19 test I got tested and was able to quarantine. I did so per the CDCs instructions. At the end of the period I did a home test which was negative. I further did a PCR molecular test and that also showed I was negative.

I am thankful for my family who was able to provide support during this time, running errands and or being their on video calls to keep me company. I am also grateful that I did not experience any major problems while being positive and I lived to tell the tale.

Since everything I’ve been double masking to to be extra careful. It would’ve been nicer to not get the virus after being vaccinated, but sh*t happens.

I hope that you all are keeping safe.

Until next post…

Dee

I tested positive

Almost one year ago I shared with you about my Exposure to Covid-19 . Today I come back after being cautious scared almost of catching this virus because I’ve seen and heard the horror stories with a Covid positive test result.

It took me a good ten minutes to fully register the results after I received the email. My sister was the first person I called to share the results. It seemed the universe was playing an awful joke at the time because she also tested positive at work. So two Covid positive test. This is not something I was looking forward to receiving.

The CDC gave some new guidelines regarding quarantine etc. The site where I tested also provided details in the event I needed medical attention.

The only symptom if any I’ve experienced since tested I’d say is a cough but I have allergies so of course it could have been mistaken as allergies, my allergies are chaotic at this time of the year. I’ve been in quarantine for almost 10 days and outside of the on and off cough I haven’t had any other symptoms thankfully.

I’ve been home most days before this result so to think I’ve been “ careful” wearing my mask washing my hands after being out in public. When im home pretty much no mask is worn. I can’t say how I contracted the virus or from whom. I’m vaccinated which I guess is good , no underlying issues that im aware of.

I figure I will wait until the quarantine is over to retest to find out if the virus is out of my system. I’ve read that the virus can remain in one’s system over 3 months I hope that isn’t the case. I will continue to wear my mask and being extra cautious when I’m around people. I would not want to be the cause of transmission to anyone.

Please continue to be careful out there guys so much is happening and you may just never know. Get tested if you are not well even if you may think it is your allergies.

Have a good rest of the day. I will provide an update on my status when I have one. I am in good spirits , drinking my fluids and trying to stay positive.

Until next time…

Dee

Hello 2022!

Hi friends,

It’s the 3rd day of the week, month and year. Welcome to 2022, nothing much has changed and we are still in a pandemic. It’s rather interesting that almost two years in and this pandemic keeps getting worse, we’ve been experiencing different variants people are still not following the protocols and the government is doing what it can to continue to sensitize and get as much people vaccinated.

2022 is just a continuation of the journey. I’m not using a new book, it’s just another chapter a clean page to continue this roller coaster journey called life. I’ve had wins and some losses but in all of it I’ve learned some great lessons. Lessons that I hold very dear to my heart. I’ve lost loved ones along the way that has made me realize that I should continue to cherish the ones I hold dear to my heart.

I have a job, it has its fair share of ups and downs. I am grateful that I still have a job, many persons have lost their jobs and to be able to still have mine is totally awesome. I would love to continue to further my development in my area of expertise to be able to advance in my career in a few years.

Relationships- this is a touchy subject. The word is intentional. Be intentional with your relationships. Do what makes you happy. When in doubt choose YOU . Spend as much time as you can with your loved ones ,time is so important and it goes so fast.

Hobbies- Get one. Find something to occupy your down time. Learn a new skill , language , something. Last year I started gardening, hand lettering and continued blogging.

Goals- those dreams, goals you have in mind write them down. Manifestation works, I’ve done it over and over again. I am a living testament that vision boarding works and working and being intentional about what you want in life works. I’ve learned that in everything we do make it realistic.

Make 2022 your year, we’ve gone through the pandemic we are still going through the pandemic. Celebrate your life, remember to follow the protocols it’s important. Life will be dull without you. We need you around so do so responsibly.

Until next post….

Dee

Being with Family (Blogmas Day 13-15)

Christmas is a time for being with family and friends. You may have moved to a new city for work or other obligations. Airports are full , airlines are booked out; the pandemic is still around but this year people are stepping out getting vaccinated if needs be just to see their loved ones whom they have not seen since the pandemic or longer.

I went on a few errands yesterday and while exiting the local Walmart I saw two teenagers around 14/15 smoking pot or what smelled like pot mixed with something else. It wasn’t the smell of pot or even worst that they were smoking at such a young age it’s the smell of what they mixed the pot with.

The weather wasn’t bad today. I was able to get much needed shopping done. I haven’t started wrapping my gifts as yet. Have you started? How is the Christmas shopping going?

I made my list, I’m checking it twice just so that I haven’t missed anyone. Making a list helps in that regard as well as keeping me on my toes when it comes to budgeting. It’s important to make a list for shopping as well as sticking to your budget. One big plus is if you can browse for coupons and sales before hand so that you can get the best bang for your buck.

I would love if we all went into the new year with our financials in order.

Until next time…

Keep safe.

Dee

Vision Boarding – Do they really work?

I’ve always been skeptical about vision boards. They’re a lot of seminars surrounding vision boards being advertised heavily on my timeline. Virtual sessions are where it’s at these days. Have you ever used a vision board? Do you believe that it works? Is it just another ploy developed by “self-help ” gurus” just to make another buck?

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a visual representation of your goals. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on what truly matters to you.

Does vision boarding help people?

Short answer YES. If the definition is true I’ve been vision boarding all my life. In 2018 I’ve seen many changes in my life. This has everything to do with being intentional with everything I wanted to achieve.

My vision board had the following:

Promotion: I got promoted 6 months into my job.

New Car – I had the model, make etc down. I knew exactly which car I wanted and I got it.

New Apartment :

I was able to move into a new apartment. We saw the ad in the paper, made the call to set up a viewing. We were the first and only viewers to see the apartment.

They’re many other achievements over the past two years.

If you want to achieve any particular goal it’s best to write it down, be very specific. You also want to ensure that your goal is realistic. Set a timeline. It’s perfectly fine to change deadlines. Writing down the goal acts as a motivator as well as boost your confidence level. It’s a wonderful feeling seeing the things you write down on paper manifest before your eyes.

Vision Boarding is fun , make it practical. They’re lots of videos and resources out there to assist you with making one.

Give it a try. You’ll need the following to get started:

-Board/Paper

– Newspaper and or Magazine Clippings

– Pens, Markers

-Glue ( glitter and regular)

– Stickers

Get Creative and have fun while doing it. This is a fun activity to catch up with your girlfriends/ Book Club bodies. Go Virtual make an event out of it.

Vision Board Supplies

Vision Boarding works for me and has been working for a long time.

Until Next Post,

Dee