I Am Thankful

ThankfulHave you ever had those moments when you realize how fortunate you are to have the simple things in life. This morning as I stood in my tub taking a warm shower I started thinking about how fortunate and lucky I am to be able to have clean, warm water everyday to shower with. It’s so crazy how the little things spark those little moments of gratitude and realizations in your life. A lot of times I go through my day not even thinking about the things I have and how fortunate I am. This past week really made me think about how much I take for granted. Like three years ago I didn’t have a car so I had to either take the bus or a cab to work now I have my own car and I’m able to get from point A and B without having to worry about missing the bus or spending a lot of money on cab fare. Like sometimes I sit in my car while driving through New York and I start having these mini moments of excitement because I have my license after doubting myself in the past after I failed my test twice. I also have mini moments of excitements when I jump into bed and my bed is warm, fluffy and I am comfortable. I also have those moments when I’m just so grateful that my mom and dad are still alive and in my life. I am the first to admit that sometimes I tend to not care about or put much thought into issues when they don’t directly affect me but this past week when I heard about the water issue in Flint my heart broke for the residents in that community. It’s just so sad that today in 2016 in the United States communities have to deal with unsafe and unhealthy water conditions. It’s just so unfair.  

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What are some of the little things in your life that you are thankful for?

TV Talk: Recovery Road

Recovery Road

With ABC Family changing its name to Freeform in the new year comes new television shows. One in particular is Recovery Road and it so happens that Hulu has the first three episodes available to watch. After watching all three episodes I am a speechless, emotional wreck. Recovery Road is just wow. I’ve honestly never watched a show that captured the gripping reality of what the disease of addiction really is like. It showcased the reality of what addiction does to someone. It completely changes a person almost making them unrecognizable. It also showcased how blind and ignorant someone could be if they don’t understand how addiction and recovery works. Recovery Road tells the story of a group of people from all different walks of life who share one thing in common they are all battling some form of addiction and it’s so interesting to see how they are all dealing with it in their own way. While watching Recovery Road I honestly didn’t feel like I was watching a scripted television show. The acting felt so real, so raw. Each and every characters’ storyline just hits you with a dose of reality. Recovery Road is the definition of good television. It’s definitely a show that will get you thinking. It will spark conversations and you will definitely want more. The first three episodes were GOLD and I can’t wait for more. ABC Family/Freeform you guys have a winner.

Watch The First Three Episodes of Recovery Road on Hulu or you can watch Recovery Road on January 25th on Freeform at 9pm. 

4 Ways To Stay Inspired & Motivated

This year is all about growth for me. It’s about taking chances and not worrying about failure. It’s about being inspired and staying committed to the goals I set for myself. It’s about finding and doing things to constantly keep me motivated and inspired. In the past year, I struggled a lot with finding things to inspire me but as I look back the only one to blame is myself. I stifled my own creativity and inspiration. I didn’t live the life I am constantly envisioning for myself. I let my lack of confidence and low self-esteem get the better of me. I literally failed myself. I can honestly only laugh about it because it’s all in the past and I’m leaving that girl in 2015. So today, I just wanted to share with you guys 4 ways to stay inspired and motivated.

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Arugula-Spinach Scrambled Eggs

A healthy breakfast is so important for me. With my job as a nanny I really need all the energy i can get so I always opt in for a healthy breakfast every morning. When I’m not in the mood to whip up some oatmeal I opt into making some scrambled eggs with arugula. This breakfast is just so yum and I can whip it up in less than 15 mins. Today, I want to share with you all my favorite breakfast food Arugula-Spinach scrambled eggs. It’s so easy to make trust me.Arugula-Spinach Scrambled Eggs View Post

Happy New Year! It’s 2016

It’s a New Year guys!! So recently I’ve been thinking about the new year and resolutions/promises I want to make to myself. Normally I don’t make resolutions because since I’m being honest I tend to forget about them as soon as something else pops up in my life lol. However, this year I want to make a more attainable resolution/promise to myself. Recently, I’ve been struggling a lot emotionally and I’m the type of person to internalize it all and just not let anyone in on what’s going on. My resolution for the new year is to be more open about my feelings. In the new year I pledge to just be more honest about everything I might be facing at the moment and talk to the people closest to me about my struggles. It’s such an internal battle with me to open up with people and in the new year to ensure that my mind is at peace I pledge to stop holding everything in and just be 100% honest and open about my emotional struggles. Lord I know this will be hard because a lot of times I am afraid that the people closest to me won’t understand but I have to try. Trying is definitely the key. So this is my pledge.  (continue reading after the picture)New Year View Post