The Great Escape

If you follow me on social media you probably know a bit more about all the things I have been going through since I have been M.I.A. from this website lately.

Long story short: I have been stressed out and near my breaking point. There have been a lot of things going on in my life and I am exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally. I need to do things differently or I am just going to hit bottom.

I have decided I need to do things differently. I recently had a birthday and in a few short years I will be 40 (GASP). My Dad’s (R.I.P.) birthday was a few days after mine and I have been thinking a lot about how fast life really does pass by and that there are many things I have said I wanted to do or experience and I just haven’t really put forth much effort into making these things happen.

I need a break. Actually… I need an escape. I was going to just plan a staycation and get a hotel in Waikiki or stay at one of the resorts and just play tourist for a weekend but I decided I really wanted to get off the rock and go somewhere to see some of my favorite people. I planned on flying to California to see my BEST FRIEND and family members and head to Vegas at the end of the trip to see more family members. Reality is my part time job is in retail so I don’t have that flexibility so I am sticking to just a 7 day California adventure.

I have nothing spectacular planned but I can’t wait to get to California and see my Bestie that I haven’t seen in far too long, hopefully get to see a couple family members and find some time to relaxxxxxxxxxxx.

I find it very funny that people continue to hint at me not coming back. I will come back of course but I feel like I will come back a better version of myself because I will not be in the same day-to-day routine I have been stuck in lately. I am praying for there to be moments of clarity on this trip. Time for me to reflect on things and plan on what I want to do in the near future. I am so excited to really get out of this rut I have been in. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way so I encourage you to choose one thing on that list of things you told yourself you wanted to do ages ago and DO IT.

Stay tuned for more details on the great escape.

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I’m Back (SORTA)

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Where do I even begin? Last year I was starting to pick up on my blogging and attempting to write and publish blog posts more consistently but life happened and all of my great plans and ideas came to a screeching halt.

I was wrapping up my final semesters of school, my Dad passed away and I was forced to get a second part-time job in order to afford living in Hawaii.

Needless to say I think about blogging and writing a lot. More so now than ever. I have so much to write and share but even during the times where I am not overwhelemed with different emotions or exhausted from working 12 hour days, I just can’t seem to put a post together.

I had some time off today and thought I would sit here and just write. Not even think about if any of this makes sense or where to put the sentences or paragraphs. Just write. Write because I love it. Write because it excites me.

Something that inspired me to write/blog again (more?) was somehow being off (between my two jobs) to catch the WriteStuff chat on Twitter – I haven’t been participating in twitter chats much lately or any social media really unless I have time while I lay around and try to get rest or just relax a little bit.

Another thing that inspired me was this Marie Forleo (one of my favorite people) youtube video with Sarah Jones about trusting your intuition and listening to that little voice. I choose to listen to that little voice.

Anywho, forgive the mess. I am back (sorta). Expect more random posts coming to you shortly. Summer time is my favorite time – beaches and bbq’s as well as my birthday coming up (July 10th). Thank you for hanging in there with me. I love you.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Perfume
Candles
Scented Oil Diffusers
Starbucks Gift Cards
Flowers

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Flashback Friday’s: Mini Update

Aloha and thank you for stopping in. Life has really been kicking my ass lately so I’ll make this quick! Just a short little post about what I have been up to lately. Enjoy!

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💗 I got a second job a couple months ago and even though I enjoy it my body does not. I feel exhausted all the time and all these long hours plus regular stress has led to continued health issues but I’m working on self care and getting in naps and meditation whenever possible.

💗 I finally bought myself flowers. My mood was instantly lifted and I am surprised that they have stayed alive for as long as they have. I plan on buying myself flowers much more often. I have them on my desk so I can look over at them as I work.

💗 I am at the home stretch when it comes to school. If I complete my two Senior Projects this semester I will be graduating in a little over a month. I am so excited yet scared out of my mind.

💗 I am in the process of packing so that I can move. The building I reside in got purchased by someone else so we need to be out of here by mid-may. Packing, moving and looking for a new place is pretty much a third job in itself. Somebody want to be my assistant and take care of this for me? I’ll pay you in unlimited hugs

So that’s about it. Nothing extremely exciting happening in my busy world but I appreciate you very much for stopping by to read. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and if you have been meaning to do something nice for yourself please do it! ASAP!
xoxo

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Flashback Friday’s: Sick & Tired

Happy Friday Folks!
I hope that you had a wonderful week. As I prepare this post (I usually write and edit Flashback Friday’s posts throughout the week) I am fighting a terrible cold and cough. I have been surrounded by coworkers and customers with colds and the flu so it was pretty much a given that I would end up catching some type of bug. Two days of just resting and hydrating myself has done me well but I may need a day or two more to really get back to being myself again.

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Friday’s are great days usually – it is payday, the end of the week (and start of the weekend) but since I’m in a crummy mood I’m gonna just share a couple things I am sick & tired of so I apologize if this is missing a joyful message today. lol

I am Sick & Tired of…
+ Being stressed out about things that are completely out of my control. I will do what I can on my part and just release the rest to the Universe. Stress is just overall sh*tty – the feeling of it sucks and the way it can lead to me being sick is just not worth it in the end.
+ People assuming they know something about me just because I carry a characteristic of someone they knew in the past. You can’t fully know me unless you take a chance to know me. Stop assuming sh*t.
+ This weather. It really needs to make up it’s mind. It was cool and breezy yesterday and today it is storming and humid. This weather always leads to people getting allergies, the cold and/or the flu. Just stoppit already.
+ Your president. That is not my president and I still for the life of me don’t understand how the joke (of him even running) ended up with him being the president. You sure this isn’t an early April Fools Joke? Because it makes us (the U.S.) look like a bunch of fools if you ask me.
+ Twitter not allowing us to edit our tweets. Get with the program.

That concludes the things I am currently sick and tired of. I’m sure there are others but my head is so cloudy and my sinuses are so stuffed up I can’t think straight. lol

Anywho, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay healthy out there. Water, rest, theraflu and ACV drink have been my friends.

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Weekend Sales & Deals

I can’t believe there is only a week an a half left in this month! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Even though I have been busy with work and school I’ve come across some deals that were happening over this weekend that I thought I would share with y’all.

President Weekend Sales & Deals

AVON
Select AVON Anew Skin Care is on sale! There is something for every skin type.
avon anew skin care sale

Stella & Dot
Get an extra 25% off sale items! Click below to shop:

domino
20% off outdoor furniture. Outdoor parties will be here in no time – get some of your favorites at 20% off today!

The Scholastic Store
30% off Harry Potter Coloring Books

Dollar Tree
Looking for all your Easter goodies? Check out Dollar Tree for great deals at a great price.

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