HEADED TO MEXICO!
Yup! You read that right! I’ve been holding out on you guys! Today I’m headed to Mexico! I’m super excited and I know this is gonna be a great trip. This trip has been in the works for about 3 months now and I can’t believe that it’s finally here. I made it a goal that this year, after coming back from Nica, I really want to start traveling and this Mexico trip is the beginning of it.
I honestly didn’t know if this trip was going to happen for me. I was invited by my friend Candace (she was my roommate in Nicaragua) and her sister. We tried multiple times to try to get me in a room with them with no success. I tried for about a week, but it wasn’t looking good. I was determined to keep trying though. I WAS GOING TO MAKE THIS TRIP! Soon thereafter Candace told me that one of her other friends was actually interested in going. We could room together! Music to my ears. It was set. I was headed to Mexico.
So where exactly are we going? We’ll be staying at the beautiful Ocean Riviera Paradise in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
It’s a new all inclusive resort and I’m so excited to kick my feet up, EAT, relax, Eat, enjoy the ocean, and the other things the resort has to offer, including all the restaurants. HAHA! It’s gonna be a good time. Make sure you guys are following me on all my social media channels! I’ll be uploading lots of pictures and even live streaming my stay. In inspiration of my trip I have a Mexican inspired recipe that will be up Thursday so make sure you’re on the lookout for that! I’ll talk to you guys when I get back States side! Have a good week! Oh and here are the links to all of my social media!
APHOGEE TWO STEP PROTEIN TREATMENT REVIEW
I’ve been experiencing some hair woes. I recently talked about how when I was in Nicaragua the top of my hair got pretty sun damaged. After some deep conditioning and using Aloe Vera on my hair it started to return back to normal. All you naturals know how natural hair is though. Once you figure one thing out something else goes wrong. *eye roll* You seriously never stop learning when it comes to natural hair. It’s amazing and annoying all at the same time.
About two months ago while styling my hair, I noticed on both sides of my head the hair behind my ears was drier than normal. No matter how much I would moisturize, those two patches of my hair remained frizzy and felt like straw. I had no idea what was going on. I told myself that those are just my problem areas and that I’d just have to deal with it. Rewind to about a week ago, I had had enough. Something was wrong and I needed to figure out what it was. So of course I go to the one place that has all the answers. Good old Google! My not so extensive research told me that I was lacking protein! BINGO! That HAD to be it. I NEVER do protein treatments. I’m a Nazi about deep conditioning. But protein. Pfffttt. I couldn’t tell you the last one I’d done wrong. Actually I don’t think I’ve ever done one for that matter. The protein treatment that was recommended was ApHogee’s Two Step Protein Treatment. I immediately hopped on Amazon and ordered it. I mean that’s what prime is for right? Now fast forward to last Friday. I cleared my morning schedule to stay home specifically so I could do my hair. I was so super excited to get this protein in and have my hair back to normal. I figured it might take me more than one treatment but I had faith I would see SOME difference from the first treatment.
So I proceeded to get to work. My research told me to start by washing my hair with a sulfate shampoo. Check. Then I was told to soak up some of the excess water with a t-shirt. (Don’t tell my dad.) Check. This is where the protein came in. I applied the ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment from root to tip. After making sure all of my hair was covered, I sat under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. After coming from under the dryer my hair was extremely hard to the touch which is how the article I read said it would be. I rinsed my hair then applied the ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer over my hair and let it sit for 3 minutes. After rinsing that the article stressed that it was very important to deep condition after doing treatment. So I deep conditioned and then styled like I normally would. The results? Well why don’t I show you the results……
-__-. EPIC. FAIL. Like what is that?! Protein overload, that’s what it is. A friend of mine mentioned that there were lots of reviews about that particular protein treatment and that lots of people had had the same results as me. That’s exactly what I get for not doing more research. After sharing my failure, a stylist recommended that I do an overnight hot oil treatment for as many nights as I needed in order to restore the moisture back in my hair. The struggle. I did the hot oil treatment for two nights in a row, with great results, and that’s when something dawned on me. I needed to put oil back into my routine! That’s like natural hair 101. I had just been using a leave in conditioner and jelly type of styler. No oils. My hair was trying to tell me what it needed but in true Darrica fashion I didn’t listen. As for the protein treatments……yea I’m gonna pass on those for now. At least the one I tried. My hair didn’t like it at all and the reaction it had was very disappointing. I think I’ll stick to my current routine, which I’ll share soon, and only do protein treatments if I feel my hair ABSOLUTELY needs it. Lesson learned!
WHAT HAIR WOES HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING?
THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT
The secret is finally out! What secret you may ask? Well you may or may not remember this but in THIS post I mentioned that I was working on a secret project. That’s part of the reason why I’ve been so MIA here on my personal blog. There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into this project, the tears mainly on my part, and I’m so glad to finally be able to share this with you guys. Ready? Well before I tell you let me give you a little history as to why this project came to mind in the first place…..
When I first started blogging it was purely out of my joy of writing and having a way to document my life as I made my way from a teenager into adulthood. As I continued to blog I realized that it could really be a business. What’s a business without supporters though? So I went on the hunt for other bloggers around my age who were experiencing this same stage in life that I was. To my surprise it was harder that I thought. There were no shortage of mommy bloggers or fashion bloggers for example, but finding ones in my age group proved to be quite the challenge. That’s when a good blogger buddy of mind told me about a website that specifically catered to bloggers in their 20’s. Perfect! Well not too long after being accepted into that network did it close down. The one chance I had to connect with bloggers my age was suddenly out of my reach. That’s when I got an idea. What if I created something similar. Somewhere where bloggers in their 20’s can network and connect with each other. Not only that, but a spot where they can read and learn from the experiences of fellow bloggers in their age group. I’m talking the ins and outs of blogging, how to market and promote your brand, how to even begin creating a brand, how to make the most out of social media, etc, etc, etc. I took my idea to a group of bloggers that I knew I wanted on my team. Sadly, some had to turn it down, in the end though I was able to gather an awesome team of writers and together we created Blogging 20 Something.
I am so proud of what we’ve done. Like I mentioned before it took a lot of hard work. There were some disappointments along the way but in the end we pushed through and I’m very pleased with the end result. I really hope this website that we’ve created will stick around for a very long time and prove to be a valuable resource for, not just bloggers in their 20’s, but bloggers of all ages and niches.
I think I’ve talked enough! The secret is finally out! Go take a look at the site! We already have a couple articles up. Leave some feedback for us to let us know what you like, don’t like, and want to see in the future. Thank you all for your support!
HERE’S THE LINK: WWW.BLOGGING20SOMETHING.COM
It took me a long time to decide if I was going to write about this or not. It’s a scary feeling putting something so personal out there. It’s even scarier when you know that friends and family read your blog and with a click of a button they’ll know something so intimate about you. Despite all that I think that this is something important that I talk about. Not only for myself but for other people who may be feeling the same way or dealing with the same issues that I dealt with. So….here it goes……I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr. Epstein Barr is actually the virus that causes mono or the “kissing disease”. Most people will have this virus in their lifetime. In some people it sticks around for months and years and in other people it goes away unnoticed after a few weeks. I just happen to be part of the first group. Before I go any further, let me tell you what led up to me even getting this diagnosis and how I’m doing now…….
I actually got diagnosed with Epstein Barr while I was still in Nicaragua. As most of you know I came back home to the States for about 7 weeks and then made my way back to Nicaragua in October. Because I had been there before, I knew what to expect and felt confident that the last 3 months would be a breeze. Boy was I wrong. My moods took a turn for the worse. There was a situation going on that I basically used as a catalyst for how I was feeling. I would literally wake up crying. I had no energy. I stopped exercising and sometimes I would barely eat. Those of you that know me know how important exercising is to me. And of course I LOVE food. I figured it was just this certain situation taking its toll on me and that I needed to suck it up and get a grip on my emotions. I spent countless hours on the phone with my mom and close friends trying to get a clear head about why I was feeling the way I was and willing it to stop. It seemed like no matter what anybody said and what I did, nothing helped. I felt bad for burdening my roommate with my irrational feelings and illogical thinking. On several occasions I talked to her trying to explain my feelings and actions. It’s hard trying to make someone understand something that you don’t even understand yourself. I started to give up, wishing that the next few weeks would just fly by so that I could go back home and recharge my batteries.
A number of our friends in Nicaragua had been telling us about this doctor they went to. They talked about how great the experience was and how she helped like no doctor had before. Her practice is frequency medicine. She hooks you up to these machines and basically reads the energies in your body to see exactly what’s going on. My roommate really wanted to give it a try so I decided to go along with her. Why not right? Before going inside they pricked my finger to get a sample before blood and also had me spit into a napkin. After that it was time to talk to the doctor. I went in there with no intentions of telling her how I’d been feeling. I just thought that she could help you with what you were feeling physically. I figured I had nothing to lose so when she asked me what was going on I immediately opened up. I told her everything I had been feeling emotionally. I told her how I couldn’t stop crying. I told her how I should be happy. I was living my dream of volunteering abroad, doing so with someone I had grown to love and care about but I was so sad. I managed to hold back the tears while she just gave me a nonjudgmental listening ear. After using my blood and saliva to read my energies and doing a detox she told me what she had found. She picked up depression on all three diagnostic levels. I also had chronic fatigue which explained why I was so tired all the time. The root cause? Epstein Barr. On a scale from 0-21 I was at a 18. When she said that everything started to click. She asked me how long I had been feeling that way and I told her I specifically remember being depressed after graduating high school. I even decided to check myself into therapy (I’ll talk about that in another post) a few years ago because my emotions were just all over the place. It all made sense. After that she began to talk to me about the treatment that she would be giving me, how it works, etc. She would be making me an alcohol based solution mixed with different solutions to combat what was going on in my body. She also gave me a patch (it was similar to a bus card) that was magnetically charged that I would wear every night, alternating between my chest and my left side. Because I would be leaving soon she wanted to treat it aggressively which I was totally on board for.
For the rest of the evening I was literally in tears. It felt so good to have my feelings validated. To realize that there was something actually going on and now we could do something to fix it. On the other hand I was really sad. There’s such a stigma that comes along with depression and other mental illnesses. I was worried about how my friends would view me.
The next couple days after my first few doses I felt like absolute crap. The tears didn’t stop and I felt on edge. Fortunately as time went on things got better. I stopped crying (thank goodness!) and I slowly started to feel like my old self.
I went back to her 2 weeks later and I found out that I went down on the Epstein Barr scale. As I mentioned before at first it was an 18. When I went back it was an 8. It was working! I went back 2 weeks after that and it dropped even lower. It was a 3. I was finally getting, and feeling, so much better.
Now that I’m home I’m feeling like my old self. My old, old self. When I first got here I had a little anxiety but I’ve been able to overcome it and work through things. The doctor was super nice and sent me home with two bottles of the solution plus another patch, this one looking like a credit which should last longer. I think the Epstein Barr is officially out of my system. I’ve had a lot more energy, been working out regularly and my appetite is back to normal. I’ve been cooking more, eating a lot better and enjoying figuring out what’s next in my life. Even though the road to that diagnosis was difficult, I’m so happy it happened and I’m even more happy that a solution was found.
Thank you all for letting me be so open and honest. It’s scary to be so vulnerable and to put yourself out there like that. But I feel like this is MY blog. It’s for me to document my life and my story. This is part of my story. Thanks for being a part of it! Talk to you guys soon! XOXO
DEALING WITH ADULT ACNE
Dealing with adult acne can be hard, frustrating and upsetting. Believe me I know. As a teenager my skin wasn’t all that bad. It wasn’t until around 19 or 20 when the break outs started to get worse. I mean you could play all types of connect the dots on my face. Over the counter products weren’t working and they seemed to only irritate my skin. After searching for a product that worked and failing at it I decided to take a trip to the dermatologist. They told me that I needed to take care of the acne from inside of my body, that way we would get to the root cause of it. I was put on oral medication along with different face washes and creams. It got worse before it got better but the end result was great. Although that was the case I realized that after weaning myself off of the medication my acne started to return. Not in full force but it was definitely present. The dermatologist described my skin as needing strong medicine but being too sensitive to handle it. We got my skin under control, sorta, but it still wasn’t where I wanted it to be. Fast forward to last year in Nicaragua. My skin was reacting different to the climate change, different foods, and water. A friend recommended that I try baking soda and coconut oil. Ya’ll when I tell you my skin was lookin good! I was in disbelief. Got back home and tried it. Epic failure. Since I’ve been home I’ve been on the hunt again for something that works. I got to the point where I just left my face alone and would wash it with plain ole water. By the way that didn’t work either. Then I was introduced to Adele Purest…….
So what exactly is Adele Purest. It’s an exciting new skin care brand. It is THE ONLY brand out on the market that is produced with olive oil and all natural based ingredients. This speaks volumes to me. Sometimes when you look at the ingredients in some skin care products you have no idea what’s in them. No bueno. I think it’s great that when you look at the ingredients in Adele Purest products you know exactly what they are and you can see how those ingredients would be a benefit for your skin.
I had the privilege of testing out some of Adele’s products and I’m more than happy with the results. I’ve only been using the products for a little over a week and I can feel and more importantly see a noticeable difference in my skin. My skin is softer, smoother and my scarring has cleared up some. I haven’t had a new pimple since I’ve used it and that’s huge for me. I love how mild these products are but at the same time they’re effective. It’s exactly what my skin needs. The face wash turns into a nice lather that leaves your face feeling as smooth as butter. The face mist/toner helps to lock in moisture and hydration and helps with complexion. Something I DEFINITELY need cause this uneven skin tone is not cute at all. I also tried the day serum and the night serum. They recommend those for women who are 35 or over but I wanted to test it out anyway. These were a bit too strong for my skin but you can definitely feel them working. I really wanted to continue to use them but my skin wasn’t having it.
Those are just a few of the products from Adele Purest. They currently have over 30 awesome products and serums. I think everyone should try out these products. It’s totally different from anything you’ve ever used on your face. You won’t be disappointed. I even have a coupon code for you. Click HERE to check out all of Adele Purest products. At checkout type in the code “Boots10” for 10% off your purchase. Even better this coupon code isn’t just a one time thing. You can keep using it! I highly recommend you guys give these products a chance. I’m so happy I did! They make dealing with adult acne so much easier.
GLOBE TROTTER (LOOP) GIVEAWAY
You guys know how much traveling means to me. There’s nothing like hoping in a car/plane/boat/train and making your way to one of your dream destinations. With traveling comes with checking off your list to make sure you have everything you need. Don’t you hate it when you get to the airport and remember that one important thing that you needed to get for your big trip? It’s the worst! Well to help you out a little bit I have an awesome giveaway for all of you travelers out there. Me and some of my blogging friends have gotten together some really cool items together to give you the ultimate travel pack. I would advise to enter ASAP though! This giveaway will only last until Thursday at 7:30 ET (Eastern Time). I hope one of my readers win! I’m pulling for you guys. This is a Instagram exclusive giveaway. All the details about how to enter can be found HERE. I just wanted to make sure all of you guys knew about it in case you aren’t following me on IG…….which you should be. Side eye to you if you aren’t…..
Now hurry and go enter before it’s too late! Best wishes to you all!
THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD
And the sunshine blogger award goes to…….Darrica of the blog Dear Darrica. *crowd goes wild* *I get up with a shocked expression written all over my face* “Wow. This was totally unexpected. I can’t believe I’m standing up here accepting this award. It truly is a dream come true. First and foremost I would like to thank my parents who have stood by me throughout all of my 24 years come what may. I would also like to thank my close friends for always being there for me and supporting me throughout this blogging journey. It hasn’t been easy but it’s all been worth it.”
Did you guys like my little acceptance speech? With award season here us bloggers thought that we would get in on the action too. I’m happy to say that I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award is a nomination given to bloggers by bloggers. Members of the blogging community nominate others who they think are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers.
Elizabeth over at Another Américaine in Paris was oh so kind as to nominate me. Her blog is all about her journey of being an American who’s trying their hand in living in a different country. My kind of girl! Make sure you guys check out her out! Now that I’ve been nominated it’s my turn to spread a little sunshine in another bloggers life.
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions your nominating blogger asked you.
3. Nominate other blogs and give them 11 questions to answer.
4. Notify your nominees.
5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Let’s get on with the questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
Writing has always been my favorite way to express myself. A time came when there were so many changes happening in my life that I thought it would be cool to document those changes and tell how I felt as those changes were happening. That’s when I made the decision to start blogging. I’ve taken breaks here and there but I also come back to it. I can’t imagine my life without it.
2. What is your all-time favorite thing you’ve ever written?
THIS POST. It was so different than anything that I’ve ever written before. It was more like short story I guess you could say. It took me out of my comfort zone but I’m so happy that I did it. I’m really proud of that post.
3. What are you most looking forward to in the next few months?
MY TRIP TO MEXICO! I can’t wait. It’s gonna be tons of fun.
4. What are you least looking forward to in the next few months?
Just figuring out my life and what my next step will be. I mentioned in THIS POST how difficult it’s been to adjust since I’ve been back from Nicaragua. I’m ready to prepare for my next adventure I just have to figure out what that is. I hate that part. I’m getting there though.
5. Name 1 place you would go right this second if you had a free ticket.
This is a tough one actually. The first place that came to mind was Australia. Everyone who knows me knows that that’s my dream place. I also haven’t seen my absolutely favorite cousin in over a year. We’re way over due for some time together. How about a free ticket to Australia with my cousin as an extra bonus??? I like the sound of that!
6. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
Last year I went to Nicaragua all by myself. Planned on staying for three months and ended up staying for 7. Came back home for 7 weeks then went back to Nicaragua for another three months. I would say that was pretty exciting 😉
7. What is something you’ve done that you don’t want to do again?
I never want to be afraid to be myself again. I never want to apologize for how I feel. I never want to be afraid to express my opinion just because it might be different from others. If you don’t like me and what I have to offer…..your loss!
8. Would you rather live in a big city or the rural countryside forever?
I would have to say rural countryside. I live in a big city now. I don’t hate it but I love that in the country you have a lot more space and land. What would be perfect is living not too far from the city so you can have the best of both worlds.
9. What type of food could you not live without?
Italian food! Man oh man do I love Italian food. Pasta, bread, cheese. We’re talking carb city here. It’s all so worth it. Speaking of which I’ve been on the hunt for some good chicken parm. A friend of mine told me about this restaurant in one of the suburbs of Chicago. I WILL be paying them a visit soon. I can’t wait!
10. What’s your favorite color – and how many things can you see right now that are that color?
My favorite color is black. Yes it’s a color thank you very much! Right now I can see 15 items that are that color. I guess we need to brighten things up a little bit in here huh?
11. What brings sunshine into your life?
Genuinely good people who are kind, thoughtful, loving and nice. People who accept me for me and don’t make me feel like a burden. People I know I can call on at any time and I know they’ll be there for me. That’s what brings sunshine into my life.
AND NOW FOR MY NOMINATIONS!
Any blogger can bring a little bit of sunshine into the life of their readers. Even if you’re not a “big” blogger always remember your little space on the internet is important and that you can make an impact into the life of your readers.
Here are my nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Awards:
1. Andrea from MoonlightSweetness (she created her own coffee! How cool is that?!)
2. Jessica from Everything Jess (her travel adventures are pretty amazing)
3. Elizabeth Ryan from Miss Blonde Ambition (she pretty much does EVERYTHING. It’s kinda awesome)
4. Michelle Padmore from More Mich (need a little inspiration? This is where you can find it)
Here are your questions bloggers:
1. Where would you like to be in 5 years?
2. What was the experience that impacted you the most in your life?
3. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to cross off your bucket list, but haven’t yet?
4. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why?
5. How would your best friends describe you?
6. If you could change anything about your past, what would it be?
7. What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself today and why?
8. Where do you go when you need some inspiration?
9. Who is the first person you call when you’re in trouble?
10. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
11. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Now go spread some sunshine! I could use it. It’s snowing and grey here in Chicago 🙁
ADJUSTING TO BEING HOME
As most of you know last year I spent about 10 months in Nicaragua. Being there, away from the comforts of home, away from my friends and family and everything else I know, taught me a lot about myself. It was quite the life changing experience. I don’t think you can help but come back from an experience like that with a new perspective on life. The question I get asked the most is “how does it feel to be back home?” Well for all you who are wondering I’m going to go into detail on how I’ve been adjusting to being home.
Adjusting to being home has been exactly that, an adjustment. Some parts have been relatively easy, on the other hand most of it has been a challenge. Let’s start with the easy part. The hardest part about living in a foreign country is being away from family and close friends. It’s for sure the biggest sacrifice I had to make. Thanks to technology it was easy to keep in touch and see each other but seeing each other on a screen and being in the physical presence of others are two very different things. While you’re having your very own adventure you still want to be part of the adventures of your family and friends. Coming back and rejoining them is easy. They’re people you know will always be there for you through thick and thin. Plus no matter how old you get there’s a certain comfort that comes with being surrounded by the love and affection of your parents. Another aspect that has been easy is returning back to the comforts of home. Hot water, driving, Target, MY BED, my much needed hair products, going on unnecessary Target runs, etc. The small things that make the biggest of difference to make your life a little bit more comfortable. Of course in the grand scheme of things you don’t need those comforts to live, because that’s exactly what they are, comforts. Even though that’s the case it’s been nice to have them back in my life.
Now let’s get down to the dirt. You’re probably thinking my list of “easies” was relatively short. And you’d be right. It hasn’t been a super easy transition for me. The day after I got home I was full of anxiety. It was so weird! I couldn’t sit still. Couldn’t stay in the house. I just needed to move. It’s a totally different way of life at home. One thing that’s been a real challenge is not having constant companionship. For the last year I was always with my roommate. I always had someone to talk to or even sit with in silence. Even if we were in our separate rooms the fact of knowing that someone was in the house was a reassurance. That isn’t the case at home. When my parents are at work and I’m home, I’m home alone. Sometimes I’m totally fine with that. Who doesn’t love having the house to themselves from time to time? But one thing I learned about myself while in Nicaragua is how much relationships mean to me. Having close bonds and people around me are super important. So learning to adjust to not always having someone there has truly been a challenge for me. On top of that one of my very close friends got married and another one is now engaged. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m EXTREMELY happy for both of them, but it’s definitely an adjustment figuring out that dynamic. If you’ve ever experienced that I’m sure you know what I mean…..
As a mentioned before being home with family and friends is great. The thing about leaving for a year is that when you come back home you don’t really know where you fit in anymore. At least that’s how you feel. Like being a fish out of water. You’ve changed so much and you view things so differently now it can be a challenge to fall back into to the way things were before you left. You’ve led a different life and your family and friends continued on with theirs. Because others haven’t experienced the things you’ve experienced, it can be difficult for them to understand your mindset and why you view things the way you do now. Neither way is wrong. Just different. But it can be challenging for both parties to handle such an adjustment.
One final challenge that I’ll mention is getting back into the routine of being home. In Nicaragua I was focused on my volunteer work. I’m still doing that work here but as you can imagine it’s completely different. I loved what I was doing in Nicaragua so to have to leave and come back and pick up my routine at home has been a bit challenging. It’s just motivation for me to plan for next year though! I think I might have it figured out. I’ll let you know when/if things are definite.
Adjusting to being home has definitely had its challenges but it’s had its upside too! As time goes on I’m sure the adjustment will get easier…..until my next adventure hehe.
WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE TO ADJUSTING TO BEING HOME AFTER A LONG TRIP? WAS IT EASY FOR YOU OR WAS IT A CHALLENGE?
Hello March. It’s March ya’ll. Already. Seems like it was just yesterday that I was preparing to leave Nicaragua. Now I’ve been home for almost two months. Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait. Although the winter here in Chicago hasn’t been bad at all, I’m ready to welcome in some warmer weather.
I think it’s time for me to go back to the basics of setting monthly goals for myself. Being home has definitely been an adjustment for me, more on that in a different blog post, and I’ve come to realize it’s best if I go back to writing down what I want to accomplish for the month. That way I’ll have things to set my mind on to get done. It gives me some much needed order to my life right now even if it is small. So here are my goals for the month of March:
Goals for March
- Keep up with my workout schedule– I’m currently doing Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. This is the program I did when before we went to Hawaii. I absolutely LOVE/HATE this program. Love it because it gives me a great workout and every time I finish I feel like if I could tackle that, then I could tackle anything that comes my way. You also change workouts every two weeks which is great because you never get bored. I hate it because every time I do it I feel like I’m gonna die. I literally feel like I’m gurgling my heart up. It’s a 12 week program. Today I’m starting week 8 and I have no plans of missing a workout or quitting now.
- Blog at least 2 days a week– I’m gonna try to upload a new blog post at least 2 times a week. Now I realize in the past I haven’t been consistent but this blog has a direct correlation with my goals for next year. I HAVE to do this.
- Search for work from home– It’s been a difficult task for me to find a job since I’ve been back home. Even the job that I did when I came back home in August has proved to be unreliable. I was talking to a friend a couple weeks ago and she told me about this company that offers jobs at home. We’ll see what happens. It’d be awesome if this works out though.
- Cook at least twice a week– I never realized how much I enjoy cooking until I got back home from Nica. In Nicaragua my roommate and I cooked to survive. It was too hot and we were too tired to put any kind of effort into thinking about what was for dinner. Being home though is a totally different ball game. Cooking healthy meals for my parents has been a treat for me. I love it. It also helps out my mom cause then she doesn’t have to cook when she gets home from work. It’s a win win!
- Work on my secret project– Seeing as how it’s a secret I can’t say much but this is definitely something I have to make headway on this month.
These are my major goals for the month of March. They’re all doable, it’s just actually doing them that trips me up *side eye*. Lets make it a good month guys!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS MONTH?