Hey there everyone. Long time no chat. I know I have been super inactive this week, but….I was away! I went on a trip to Playa del Carmen in Mexico with my mom and younger sister, and it was super fun. I’m not sure if I’m going to make a post about it since I don’t really have many pictures (that’s a different post though). Moving along….
This month has been a huge month of transition. There are lots of changes taking place, closing of new chapters, and opening of new ones. With this in mind, many of the posts I have been enjoying in the second half of the month remind me to take care of myself, not doubt myself, and invest in my dreams. I want to shout out all the wonderful ladies of BGWBY on Facebook, since 99.999% of these posts are from the threads. You all write such thoughtful pieces, and are constantly inspiring me to improve my craft.
This is an AMAZING blog that basically articulates many of the things (especially with regard to ‘winging life’ and ‘trusting in the process’) I would like to say with more style. Definitely check out!
Mika always coming through with the good posts hunni…ALWAYS. This one was a great personal reminder to not cling on to deadweight for the sake of security (especially as I transition to my first big girl job).
This has been a month of testing my comfort. Not saying I’m ready to go sky diving or anything like that, but I have slowly but surely been edging out of my comfort zone. This is yet another post that inspires me to be a bit more daring when it comes to my dreams.
I am most certainly going to use this one to frame a later post, because there are lots of incidents I am trying to work through like this.
This relates to a student activist post I have going up in a couple weeks, so look out for that. I’ll probably link it back in here…
I’ve been wary of calling myself an activist or anything of the sort for many of the reasons listed in this post. I’m not saying that this washes away any care I have for social issues, however, I do see apprehension dealing with certain aspects of social justice these days.
Purpose is something I’ve lost over the years. I never settled on what mine was, but I at least felt more passionate before. These are some very practical and simple tips to help you discover your purpose, and I will definitely be trying these out.
Fake forgiveness. I don’t necessarily think I need to work on this for others, but I fake forgive myself for things on the daily. As a result, I’m always in this perpetual state of uncertainty and self-blame.
66 Days of Gratitude. I don’t want to say that I am not grateful, but with depression, I sometimes let things that are bogging me down override the things I am thankful for. I am definitely going to start this in August, especially with all of these changes going on.
This a very comprehensive list! It covers the physical, mental, emotional, creative, which I appreciate. With many changes coming my way soon, so I am loving all of the self-care posts.
Clever implementation of horoscopes. Great lessons and great writing tied in one.
A freebie: HOW TO BE & STAY CONFIDENT – Nicole Flint
Really like this video from Nicole Flint. I need to get over a lot of anxiety I have associated with sharing things with people I know. I feel like with my blogging and YouTube videos, it would be really great for me to share them with people I know. However, I get SO nervous about promoting Facebook, so I keep everything a secret. Hoping I can get to a point where I really don’t care anymore.
Starting my big girl job and making big girl money to use for big girl plans. Investing tips? Yes.
This one really speaks to me as far as changes. Changes caused me lots of pain, made me question my worth, my life, and more at varying points. This beautifully touches on the necessity of these times
Gossiping; has done me terribly. There really isn’t anything good out of it. Not inclination to gossip, but roped into it and when you’re absorbed in negativity, it’s easy. I’m guilty of gossiping, and have seen that it doesn’t result in anything positive no matter how benign. This one really made me have to look at myself.
Just go out and get it! I left this comment under the post, and it is one that I always try to keep in mind:
“‘Sometimes we go through seasons of confusion and frustration as a reminder that we aren’t in control.’ THIS! It is amazing to see how even when we do not think we are moving with purpose, how in retrospect everything aligned to lead you to where you are.”
IF THIS ISN’T ME!!! I’m always bouncing back and forth between wondering if my anxiety is making me realize something, or if my gut is actually right. Not when it comes to my man, but generally speaking…
Love this; I get the intention and the benefits of keeping yourself grounded in the present, I do. But, a healthy amount of retrospection and looking to the future is ALSO good!
A MOM IN THE STREET BUT A FREAK IN THE SHEETS! 10 WAYS TO BALANCE YOUR THOT LIFE AND YOUR MOM LIFE – Brown Mom Rising
I’m not a mom, but I thought this was both hilarious and sound.
Dating YOURSELF, even IN A RELATIONSHIP!? Yeah, I like this. I think it’s soooo important for people to be comfortable with themselves, and enjoying their own company. Additionally (this is something I am finding important as well), while in a relationship, this is so helpful. Space is so necessary, and healthy.
What are some links you’ve loved this month? Any thoughts on these posts?