Friday, February 1, 2013

National Wear Red Day


Yay, its February and you know what that means; the month dedicated to love and Black History Month. Not only that, today is a day dedicated in fighting against heart disease in women by wearing red. Let me be the first to say I am not too fond of red, but today Pink Goes Red. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Each year heart disease takes the life 1 in 3 women. Heart disease is very important to me because it is a very serious health issue in my own family as well as African Americans in general.

In honor of National Wear Red Day, my sorority sisters met up to have red mani's and Pedi's. It was a great time to bond and spread awareness.

                                                                                 My Sorority sisters and I after our mani's and Pedi's

                                                                 Although I'm not a fan of red I LOVED this OPI color and my FAB cocktail ring

                                My dresscode at work is ALL black but I bucked the system and put on these shoes to show my support #Healthyhearts

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Encourage Yourself!!!


I promise you guys that this will not turn into an employment or better yet an unemployment blog lol. Luckily, I'm a lifestyle blogger which means I am not limited on what I can speak about. With that being said, losing my job has been a bit discouraging. Sometimes I cry for no reason, or maybe there is a reason... I'm jobless, feel as if I don't have a sense of security, etc. Honestly, I am afraid of the unknown. I know that my previous job wasn't my career per se; but I am afraid of not being in control, especially that which concerns my finances, afraid that I may just have to ask someone for help. Although I haven't been in this particular situation before, I have been in several other situations where I absolutely had no control of the outcome. I can recount many a times where I had to lean not on my own understanding, but to something greater than that. I had to truly place my faith in the one above and trust totally, that everything was meant for my good even when it seemed sooo bad. And at times, when I didn't have anyone to talk to (by choice) I simply had to encourage myself.

I haven't yet responded to the uplifting comments left on the post where I disclosed I was laid off, but I am grateful for the kind words and encouragement (and yes I'm going to respond after this, lol). A few of you reading this may be in the same situation that I'm in, laid off; or you may be in another situation where you feel afraid, lonely, or simply discouraged. For me, inspirational music always lifts my spirit so I wanted to leave you with a few songs to encourage yourself.

1. Encourage Yourself- Donald Lawrence
2. Smile- Kirk Franklin
3. Turning Around For Me- VaShaun Mitchell
4. Be Still- Yolanda Adams
5. God Believes In You- Ted Winn
6. That's When He Blessed Me- LA Mass Choir
7. The Best Is Yet To Come- Donald Lawence
8. It's About Time For A Miracle- Beverly Crawford
9. Jesus Will- Anita Wilson
10. The Best Is Yet To Come- Bishop Paul Morton
11. What's Coming Is Better- Deon Kipping

I hope those songs help you out a bit. In regard to my job loss I've been doing a prayer recipe from the Prayer Cookbook. If your interested in it send me you e-mail address and I'll send it to you. Be encouraged!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Finding a job has become my job...


Can I just say I hate looking for a job. Don't get me wrong, I know exactly what I have to do (to get a job); apply, apply, apply. In a perfect world (that which exists only in my head) jobs would just fall from above like manna and bestow the perfect occupation upon us. I mean... my job right now is applying to jobs. And yes, it is definitely a job. You may ask, 'why am I complaining'. I don't that I don't have to deal with traffic, can actually work in my pj's, and I even have the luxury of starting and ending when I like. However, I feel like I type the same thing over and over again. I mean isn't there some sort of universal system that can assist with the same repetitive generic questions? Or why have an option to upload a resume and not have an auto-fill option? Why even ask my ethnicity, race, or gender if I don't really have to disclose it? *Heavy Sigh* The joys of finding a job, and the search continues...