Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social - Food, Leisure & Travel Wish

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 Sunday Social link-up time, courtesy of Neely, over at A Complete Waste of Makeup.
 

1. Favorite breakfast food
I rarely eat breakfast but when I do I love me some Frosted Flakes.

2. Best way to spend a free day
Sleeping - Maybe it's the lazy girl in me but I have no problem sleeping all day, on a free day.
If not sleeping, I guess by watching movies & catching up on fave tv series.

3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world….where would you go and why?

It's a toss up between Rome & France -  so I'll pick either one by the flip of a coin


Rome- Italy:  Because of it's great architecture, history & food
Paris - France: Who wouldn't want to visit the place also know as the "city of lovers/the most romantic place on earth". Besides it would be great to see the Eiffel Tower & indulge in some great food & wine. 
See other countries I want to visit HERE 

4. You can only leave the house with one thing…what is it? My Phone

5. How do you take your coffee? 

1 spoon each of Condensed Milk, Creamer & Sugar ( I like it sweet *sweet tooth)



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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Social - Holiday Recap & the New Year

 Sunday Social link-up time, courtesy of Neely, over at A Complete Waste of Makeup.



This Week’s Questions:
1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the New Year? YES

2. Any workout tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays?
Get active, whether it's a quick walk around the block, a few set of jumping jacks or just choosing to take the stairs. Just try to incorporate cardio activities into your daily routine. For me, I plan to continue doing Jillian Michael workout videos. 

3. What is your favorite thing you did over the Holidays? 
Enjoying quality family time and bonding with friends

4. What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2014 that you did not in 2013? 
Learn how to drive and get my driver's license.

5. Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why.
To be honest I don't have anything to really look forward to, this year, all I'm just going to do is just work on achieving all my goals and becoming a better version of me.
Hopefully, I'll get to travel this year though. *fingers crossed
 

 

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Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 New & Reinforced Lessons

What is life without growth and growth for me is facilitated by various lessons. In 2013, I learnt quite a few new things. In addition, a few lessons that I forgot along the way were also reinforced. 

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Lessons Reinforced

1. The importance of Family   
The main reinforced lesson that I learnt this year is how much I love my family. They are the main thing on this earth that I truly care about. Nothing else can really compare.

2. The value of True Friendship
"True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off..." - Anon.

3. That this too shall pass.
“That means that whatever problem you feel as though you’ll never get over will be completely irrelevant in a few days, weeks, months, years. You’ll have new problems to fill your time. But do you know what that also means? The wonderful things that you’ve been neglecting to enjoy right now will also pass. And you’ll miss them.”                                                I originally found this quote on Thought Catalog but the original page can no longer be found. (A mirror to the article can be found HERE)

4. Learning to deal with all emotions
“This entire planet is made up of people who have been hurt and rejected and sad and angry at some point in time and we all have to learn to deal with it.” – source

5. Embracing imperfection
“None of us will ever be perfect. Someone will always be smarter, more productive, more witty, older, younger, more charismatic” – source

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New Lessons Learnt
1. Happiness is a choice
We all want to be happy. Most believe happiness is the end of a journey, something to be attained etc. However, the following quote made me see that happiness is something I can choose right now, minus the wait.
“What we seem to overlook is that happiness is not an elusive state of euphoria that we eventually stumble upon once all of our goals are fulfilled. Happiness is a choice, and you are just as capable of experiencing it now, as you will be once your life looks as you think it ideally should.” - source

2. Embrace your life the way it is
 You have to realize that just because your life doesn’t look like someone else’s doesn’t mean it’s less than theirs. In fact, embrace the fact that your life isn’t anything like anybody else’s, it’s personally tailored for you.  - source

3. Lastly, the following quote connected with me deeply and is a lesson that hit home in 2013 and one that I am still learning to this day.

“Learning day by day, how to differentiate between, Family, Friends, associates and mere acquaintances....... took me so many years... but i'm gradually seeing the light.... The meaning of out of sight, out of mind is echoing loudly in my mind.... it's seems the more technology facilitates connectivity, the greater the distance that is created among once close friends.... i have been guilty myself..... Friendships created in primary school, High School, & college, over time dwindle.                   
It's Like a Fad, in today, out tomorrow..... sad but reality”

The quote was from someone on Facebook

5. I also realized the hard lesson that some people I truly care about could not care less about me. Despite that I choose to dwell on the fact that I have family members who love me, and though my friendship circle continues to get smaller, I’m happy for the friends that I know care about me, as much as I care about them.


What did you learn in 2013?
Maybe I can learn something from you.
Feel free to share in the comments below.


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

13 Highlights of 2013

Happy New Year!!! - Be Inspired

It is the second day of 2014 and I am still feeling inspired. I am soaking up all the positivity that I can, so that I can embrace all the year’s possibilities.


I even came across the quote pictured above, on New Year’s Day and now I vow to use the last three words as my motto for the year.                   

My wish for you all is that you have a rewarding and prosperous new year, filled with abundant love and success and many opportunities to Explore, Dream & Discover.

I also would like to share, three things you should check out that would inspire you to make the most of 2014.


1.Visit 100lifegoals.com Now                                                                                                 
    In case you missed it, this workshop aired on January 1 but you have until midnight, tonight to watch it. In addition, you can download a PDF document of notes from the broadcast. This workshop featured 10 amazing and inspiring professional/ speakers who have offered great tips on creating an accomplishing 100 life goals. That sounds amazing right. Be sure to go and watch the repeat.

2.  Have you ever created a Vision Board, well Christina Brown aka CeCe from LoveBrownSugar has strongly endorsed this method, she also shared how they helped her in realizing her goals. If you want to read how, check out her 3-part series on “How to Create a Vision Board”.

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3.  Lastly, sometimes you have to evaluate the previous year before taking on the New Year with open arms. This post entitled “25 Questions to Ask Yourself before the End of the Year”, gives you a few questions to ask yourself, which will facilitate the process of self-evaluation.

1. What am I most proud of this year?
2. How can I become a better _____________?
3. Where am I feeling stuck?” 
This and more HERE


Later tonight, I will be posting a recap of 2013. Then from Friday through to Sunday, I will not only be sharing the lessons I have learnt in the past year but my New Year’s Resolutions/Goals and also my usual monthly goals.


Thank you all for staying on this journey, Peace & Love!!!



Did you watch the 100 life goals video?
If yes, what do you think about it?
Do you have a motto or mantra for this new year.
Tell me in the comments below.


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

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LOVE QUOTES ONLY
 

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Shelley Mc.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Social - More about the Holiday

 Sunday Social link-up time, courtesy of Neely, over at A Complete Waste of Makeup.

1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?
Watching holiday movies and eating Christmas dinner with the family.

2. Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?

Since last Christmas, I've been trying to make it a tradition to watch  Home Alone 1&2.
Another movie I always tend to watch, this time of year is Love Actually.
 
3. Show us your favorite decoration or pinterest decoration you wish you could have.

 
4. What is your favorite holiday song?

Joy to the World - Mariah Carey's version
My other top favourite holiday songs include O Holy Night (Josh Grobans's version) 
and Silent Night (Boys II Men's version).
You can can see a list of some of my other faves HERE.

 
5. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Jamaican Fruit Cake

6. What is on your wish list this year?

This year I wish for four main things:
A Samsung Galaxy S4
A Mabook Pro 13"
Canon Rebel T3i
3-5 Statement Necklaces
You can also check out what I had on last year's Christmas wishlist, see HERE.



I would love to know what is your favourite holiday song.
Share with me in the comments below.
In addition, what is on your Christmas Wishlist?



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Sunday Inspiration

 


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Social - About the Holidays

 Sunday Social link-up time, courtesy of Neely, over at A Complete Waste of Makeup.

1. What is your favourite Holiday Movies/TV Specials?
My fave holiday movie is Home Alone
I made a post about this last year, so go HERE to see my other faves.

2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?

No but if I could I would love to visit a children's home or children hospital ward and spread good Christmas cheer to the children there.

3. What is your favourite toy received as a child for the holidays? I can't recall

4. What was your must have item in high school for the holidays? 
I can't recall

5. What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?

In Jamaica, the night before Christmas is know as Gran Market night. This is where we go out and do any last minute shopping.


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