Taking Stock- NOVEMBER 2018

Feeling : Overwhelmed with grief. I still can not believe my dad is gone.

Drinking : Everything Non-alcoholic this holiday season.

Waiting : To Exhale- The 1995 movie starring Angela Bassett & Whitney Houston encompass my current mood

Listening : Jazzy Hip Hop and a young fellow here in the Boston area called Caleb McCoy

Considering : A change in scenery both temporary (vacation) or permanently ( relocating)

Hoping : To still achieve some left over goals for 2018 as the year wraps up.

Needing : A lot of emotional support and healing

Learning : How to ask for help because I am not an island and I cannot do life by myself.

Questioning : The meaning of life in that kind of way one does when you're blindsided with unexpected circumstances

: About the "Next Step". I came to Boston 7 years ago. I didn't think I'll be here that long but here we are. Now what?

Opening :  up  to the idea of therapy in general and grief counseling to be specific

Embracing : My perfect imperfections and giving myself permission to be selfish-sometimes

Enjoying : It's been hard to deeply & thoroughly enjoy anything. I have an acute awareness of  my humanity and how it can all be gone in a blink of an eye. On one hand the thought is a liberating reminder that life is short so make the best of it. On the other hand it feels like nothing matters. All the hard work, the effort, the stress....what does it all amount to anyways?

Buying : Nothing. Opting out of the holiday madness. I've really been working on curving my spending habits this year.

Wearing: old Oversized sweaters, leggings, cozy socks and comfy boots. That is my winter uniform.

Noticing : Who's stock around to help me during these dark times and who has gone awol.

Drawing : a line in the sand when it comes to bad habits, toxic relationships, unhealthy self inflicted pressures to be successful.

Grateful: For my Boston communities and friendships. When I first moved to this city, I didn't make any effort to make new friends. I was desperately trying to hold on to my crazy past life in Atlanta. I'm glad I stopped doing that and started being very intentional about plugging into a community here. As they say, you don't know what you don't know. Today am more blessed and have had more exciting life experiences because I choose to let go of my past and my past defination of living an exciting life.

Happy Holidays!🍂🍂🍂

Flipping my Perspective

As I mentioned in my previous blog post,
am dealing with a lot of conflict resolutions 
(or at least attempting and partially succeeding in it).

I am trying to change my perspective in the hopes that it will help me to understand other points of views.

My word for July and now August was Surrender.

 but am also adding for the fall season

Focus and Consistency

I need to be consistent with my running plan and I need to focus and meet all the major deadlines I have in August.
 I cannot afford to be distracted.

What is your theme for the month of August as we transition from summer to Fall. I can't believe summer is almost over. This one went by way to fast for me. Too much happened too soon. 
This year is definitely going to be one I remember for the rest of my life.

p.s this is not a how to perform a headstand post. Nor is it a good depiction of one. Obviously my head stand game needs a  lot of improvement.

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