• Living My Best Life

    This morning I woke up and thanked God. The immediate thought I had following was that I need to get baptized. I don’t know why I came to that conclusion. I thought to myself, here I go, my mind is always doing the most, but as I made my morning tea, I wondered why shouldn’t I. For so long, I have avoided attending church. As I have shared in my previous posts, I was a child who attended church every Sunday with my family. Raised in the Catholic faith, I was christened, had my First Communion and Confirmation all by the age of 13. Growing up, I would attend church…

  • It’s About Time I Wake Up

    I remember that time I quit. I just quit. I wrote my two weeks notice and just quit. I was over being underpaid at my job and although I had no backup plan, I said fuck it. This was the job of my dreams, or so I thought. It turned out to be a toxic environment that if you weren’t aware of this you would get sucked in too. I was 25 and my mom passed away just a few months earlier so having a job wasn’t an option for me; I needed it. My boyfriend at the time did not agree with my decision to leave my job, so…

  • My Weekend of Silence

    There is this secret place I go to every year to do a mental reset. I know it’s selfish of me to write about a place that’s a secret, right? I’ve shared its location with a few people I thought would benefit from it. Have they gone? Of course not. I arrived at the retreat Friday evening with my curriculum guide and my book club novel. I had planned for this to be a weekend to get all of my work done in silence. I was mistaken. During orientation, the sister told us that we should not read and refrain from using our phones. She explained that reading would take our…

  • Johari’s Window Let Your Blind Self Become Your Public Self… Work!

    No better time than now to do some reflecting. My less than 24-hour breakup along with the issues that have been raised in the last two weeks at my place of employment have caused me to look at myself and reflect, why do I find myself in these unfortunate situations, what am I supposed to learn? In class, today Johari’s Window was introduced by my professor. He conducted a class activity to help us understand the importance of self-reflection as an administrator. There are four domains that identify the level of self-awareness.   Public Self Information about yourself that you and others know   Blind Self Information you don’t know…

  • Miss Independent

    Yes. I enjoy my alone time. I love going out by myself as much as I enjoy spending time with family and friends. When I am interested in something I go for it even if it means doing it alone. Independent. Maybe I used the wrong word when my date asked me to describe something interesting about myself.  I was somewhat shocked when his response began with “well that’s a problem…” I thought to myself, being independent is a problem? You said just a few moments before that you would not date a woman if she wasn’t ambitious. Don’t the two go hand and hand. How can you be ambitious…