I'm so happy to have two snow days in a row. The universe has unexpectedly blessed me with a much needed 5 day weekend. Monday, I took a sick day because it is my God-given right. Yesterday, my college closed due to inclement weather and today the school decided to give it's employees another … Continue reading Grateful for Snow Days!
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu; ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism Wake up call! Yesterday, as I was leaving my hometown of Chicago, a huge feeling … Continue reading Living in the Present
As I reflect on the year, I can choose to focus on my unmet expectations and struggles or I can solely share the joys of this year. I choose to do both. Life is full of ups and downs. The good times....and the bad times are part of my journey. I truly believe that acknowledging … Continue reading This Year, I am grateful for my unemployment
I just want to take this moment to share my gratitude for my brother. A brother that I haven't seen in 18 months spent the Thanksgiving holiday with me. I was overjoyed. We had a lovely time together. We explored downtown Boston, visited Bunker Hill Monument, ate a lot, and laughed super hard (Sibling inside … Continue reading Feeling Grateful
In my effort, to stay on this April challenge of gratitude, I will be grateful for the job that almost gave me a nervous breakdown. Yes, I am grateful for the very job that I am trying to escape. Here are four reasons why: I get periodic vacations. Yesterday, I climbed the 300 steps of … Continue reading I am grateful for my job
In my last blog post, I vowed that for the month of April all of my posts will be thankful. So I would like to start this month by sharing something that I'm grateful for. Today, I'm grateful for a day off of work. Though, I complain about my work. I am blessed to have … Continue reading Happy April!
It's a very dreary day in Boston. The sky is grey and the weather is wet. It is such a perfect day to complain. You know those days, you look out the window and it seems that the bleakness of the moment perfectly represents the dullness of your situation. I began to feel that way … Continue reading Having a thankful mind-set
It's another week in November and as part of my grateful challenge, I'm at it again! This past Monday, I had a mini breakdown. I was thrown under the bus by a coworker about some work that I hadn't completed. I felt so inadequate, stressed and overwhelmed. I went into the bathroom and cried. I … Continue reading I’m grateful for mini breakdowns
In an attempt to find joy and peace no matter what the situation (Phillipians 4:12), this month I will focus on gratitude. I did this two years ago when I was feeling really depressed and it really lifted my spirit. I do have a gratitude journal that I write in at least 3 times a … Continue reading It’s November: The month of Thanksgiving
So this is it. I'm finally on my own. Like literally on my own. I wasn't dropped off at a college dorm. I'm not staying at a friend or a family member's home for a few months. I'm on my own in Boston. Update. I officially accepted the offer in Boston. Though I really wanted … Continue reading I’m on my own