If you didn’t know my birthday just recently passed. I chose to have it at Buffalo Wild Wings. I invited some of my new friends I met from the Mary Kay party and some older friends that I’ve known since I’ve been in Arkansas. It was fun and everyone had a good time. Surprisingly my boyfriend Stefan also made it back in time from his TDY in Florida for my birthday get together. That was pretty cool because he was pretty sure he was going to have to miss it and he wasn’t happy about that. So, all in all, I had a good birthday!
Also, I got some unexpected gifts from Liz, Simpson, Yadira, Stefan, and my mother! Yay! I got gift cards to go shopping and eating two of my favorite things lol and here are pictures of more gifts I got from Liz. I like how sometimes when I get gifts my face always looks like “what is this?”. But I appreciated all of them!
From Yadira, I got a makeup pallet which arrived in my mailbox. She knows I am into makeup and like to play around in it and see if I can one day get better at it lol.
From my mother, I got an Alexa echo dot which also came straight to my mailbox. I love getting things in the mail. Alexa is funny.
From Stefan I got my dinner paid for like the gentleman he is, and he surprised me by buying me an $800 camera so I can learn to take better pictures and videos for my blog and our soon to come vlogging adventures.
I am thankful for everyone coming out to my birthday dinner and all the gifts I received !!! Thank Yall for a great birthday!!!
Comment below what you are planning to do for your next birthday!
I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately. Life has gotten a little stressful. I mean, what do you do when someone you love leaves you? No, he did not leave me exactly, he had to go on an emergency TDY. He called me that Friday morning, the morning they told him that within 72 hours he will be sent away to help with some of the world’s natural disasters. He told me how he just found out some news and his supervision said he will be gone for about two or three days, currently, now it’s going on two weeks…
I guess this is just my way of saying I have a newfound appreciation for the time and how important it is and for technology for being the tools I can use to keep contact with him. I also thank God and the people who reached out to me at church who keep him in our prayers.
He has always had this inner passion to be a hero. For him, this was his calling but was it at the wrong time? I did not want him to go. I know it is not the end of the world but some days it feels like it. I’m not going to lie sometimes I cried. Some nights its so bad I cry myself to sleep. I have been trying to keep busy, get involved in my community and such, but it’s hard. And I don’t think it will get any easier.
I remember back when I was in high school when my parents had the LA Fitness Gym subscription. I would have these phases where I was like I have to try this class and that one and too that one too. I used to try the hip-hop classes because I can’t dance. I would go to the cycling class because my father went. I would try the yoga class so I can get some inner strength and calm my mind.
Point is I think I am always going through these phases of trying out classes and workout routines. This past week I went to the library and picked up this yoga CD that had morning, afternoon, and nighttime routines. I went ahead and tried it out with Stefan one morning straight out of bed and this is what it looked like:
Comment below some of your favorite workout routines!
Feeling a little artsy? I decided to paint with my boyfriend recently. Whenever your feeling creative or need something to preoccupy yourself try painting! We did it while our soup cooked, that way we could still stir it every few minutes without having to look into the deep hot soup that we know we can’t taste or we will burn our tongue off. (Too much?…okay)
To get this painting project going we gathered a couple things: paint brushes, a plastic cup to wash out the paint brushes, water color paint, water color paper, and our imagination.
Here is a picture of his painting on the top.
Here is a picture of my painting on the bottom.
All in all we had fun and will be painting at least twice a month together, everyone should try it. It is fun, relaxing, distracting, and calming. Also feel free to post your masterpieces on the fridge too.
Comment below what your favorite things are to draw or paint!
Volunteering is something that everyone should take a chance to do at least once. You might find that you really enjoy helping others and one day can start a non-profit organization. Some of you might find that uhhhh its not as fun as you thought but then I would just suggest trying out a different volunteer opportunity. Volunteering is honestly as fun as you make it. I would also suggest inviting your boyfriend or girlfriend and other friends because it helps the time pass by faster if the volunteer activity is requires physical labor.
The last volunteer opportunity Stefan and I took advantage of was August 1 2017 from 0800 to 1100 we were apart of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store! You can see pictures on my Instagram account linked in the about me page or just view the pictures below!
The way that Habitat for Humanity works is that the houses they build are 100% from donations. The employees are paid through the efforts of the Re-Store which is basically like a thrift store items are donated and then sold to the public to pay the salaries of the employees so that houses can still be built for those who can’t afford one.