It’s Monday Again.

Posted by Rae on September 15, 2014 | 6 responses


Unusually, I’m grateful to see Monday. My weekends have been everything I’ve needed. Life has been going pretty smoothly as of late. I honestly cannot complain. I am really in a good place in my life and I’ve gotten a chance to get rid of all of the negativity and hurt that I’ve been carrying around for years. And so many people have recently left my life while others have entered to really assist me with lightening the load. I couldn’t ask for a better feeling.

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I’ve reached a roadblock with my thesis. Time is winding down for my personal completion date. I’ve considered other alternatives so we’ll see what will happen. This week I plan to get a lot done – Godspeed. I defend in November and worst case scenario is that I graduate next year in May rather than this December as originally planned. At this point, that doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

It’s been hard trying to maintain this blog with all that I have going on. I haven’t been all work though. Lately, I’ve been impatiently waiting for the weekends to arrive so I can have fun with my family, friends, and new like interest. LOL! Most of the times when I come here, I have SO much to say and blog about that I just get so overwhelmed and decide to gather my thoughts at a later time. And then all those “later times” turn into weeks.

I hope all is well with all of you. I’m trying my best to figure out how I can update and stay tuned regularly. Bare with me.

With Love, Rae.

Start. Stop. Continue. #30Layers30Days

Posted by Rae on September 2, 2014 | 4 responses

I’ve had a bit of writer’s block since I last updated this space. So to make up for that, I’ve decided to join in on GG’s #30Layers30Days writing challenge to help with that.



    START: What do you want to start doing? What do you want more of in your life? What feelings, what activities, what energy? What baby step can you take today?

- living life without regrets. The past can’t be erased, changed, or altered and that’s just something that I’m going to have to start accepting. I also want to be able to wake up each more with the wisdom and grace to start each day on a positive note with productivity being my focus. If I’m more than half as productive as I was yesterday, that’d be great.


    STOP: What have you had enough of? What are you tolerating or feeding into that is not adding value to your life? What area of your life is begging for more boundaries?

- torturing myself when I make a mistake. I need to realize that I’m human and I’m bound to mess up, tumble, and even call sometimes. What’s important is that I get back up. How does that saying go? Fall seven times, get up eight..

    CONTINUE: What habits or trends do you want to continue? What’s been working for you? What can you do to ensure you keep it going?

- to starve my fears and feed my courage. I said this year was going to be the year that I face and overcome my fears. I’ve volunteered to do so many things out of my comfort zone that looking back, I’ve surprised myself. And as a result of my volunteering, I’ve also been asked to do several things that have helped strengthen my reputation in all aspects of work, family, and school life. And I want to continue to do that.


I want to continue to surpass my own as well as others’ expectations that are set for me. I want to continue to dive in and worry about swimming to the top afterwards. I want to continue to starve my fears and feed my courage.