Risks ….. 

For me, I like the safe option, I like knowing I have some control especially now since I have had my son. But these last couple weeks I have been given an opportunity to re-evaluate that norm. 

It has been extremely uncomfortable and different so much so it has impacted in me not just mentally and emotionally but physically. I am no guru or neither do I know it all, I am far from having my “ish” together but I have formed the opinion and the understanding that anything worth having is worth fighting for and yes I just used a cliche because that’s what best sums up what I had to say. 

“anything worth having is worth fighting for “

Work has been strenuous these last few days and while I may not fully know  how, I can safely say I am making changes. I have made a request for a transfer to anther department which means relocating. But for me that means I have two of the must important people around 24/7 and while I have to adjust to that reality and the sacrifices I have to make to ensure this arrangement work I am more that willing to; in hope of a desired future. 

At home presently, things have gotten a little strange and I get the sense it’s time to move on. I mean no harm nor disrespect in saying this neither are there any hurt feelings because we all knew this was inevitable. 

In my relationship I honestly have a lot of work to do. Distance does make the heart grow fonder and the skill of intimacy weak. I have so many new ideas and concepts I have I put into practice once I make that transition and I don’t know if I am there yet mentally. 

But we all have our own battles and struggles and we all find our own way of dealing with them. How are you handling changes in your life? Do you think getting professional help is better that tackling it on your own? I would live to hear what you think?

Until Next Time……..  Don’t jut exist, live!!! 

Some Kinda Time Management

Hey guys!!  Its been a hard week for me so far  and sometimes I just feel like throwing in the towel. I saw this and thought it might help if I tried it to get my clutter- both mental and physical- under control. I needed some kinda time management.

Its not that I didn’t have any system before, its just that I was taking on a lot more work and was starting to fall behind. I know I am not perfect but in my work environment its not even an option to have any delay- thanks to the “ubber b*tch” of a boss. Ever since I voiced my opinions its been a rough road every single day with her!

So here’s something I found online. Thanks to Mess-2-Success posting a comment on the blog by BreyBrey44 that I liked- no loved!
inspire next post

 

“The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for “tomato”. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:

  1. Decide on the task to be done
  2. Set the pomodoro timer to n minutes (traditionally 25)
  3. Work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x
  4. Take a short break (3–5 minutes)
  5. After four pomodori, take a longer break (15–30 minutes)

The stages of planning, tracking, recording, processing and visualizing are fundamental to the technique. In the planning phase tasks are prioritized by recording them in a “To Do Today” list. This enables users to estimate the effort tasks require. As pomodori are completed, they are recorded, adding to a sense of accomplishment and providing raw data for subsequent self-observation and improvement.

For the purposes of the technique, “pomodoro” refers to the interval of time spent working. After task completion, any time remaining in the pomodoro is devoted to overlearning. Regular breaks are taken, aiding assimilation. A short (3–5 minutes) rest separates consecutive pomodori. Four pomodori form a set. A longer (15–30 minute) rest is taken between sets.

An essential aim of the technique is to reduce the impact of internal and external interruptions on focus and flow. A pomodoro is indivisible. When interrupted during a pomodoro either the other activity must be recorded and postponed (inform – negotiate – schedule – call back) or the pomodoro must be abandoned.

The creator and others encourage a low-tech approach, using a mechanical timer, paper and pencil. The physical act of winding up the timer confirms the user’s determination to start the task; ticking externalises desire to complete the task; ringing announces a break. Flow and focus become associated with these physical stimuli.

The technique has inspired application software for a variety of platforms.” –Wikipedia

What About Me Pt.2

I had so much fun doing part 1 so here is part 2!!! Enjoy!!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Gymnastics-can’t do it; but I love seeing it!

27. HAIR COLOR? Dark Brown

28. EYE COLOR? Brown

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No, just glasses lol

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Anything Jamaican

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings usually with a little inspirational touch.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Inside Out – one word – Awesome!!

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Blue and Green (uniform for casual Fridays)

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? I have only known summers (Island Life)

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs. Big Bear Hugs!!!

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice cream and cake

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO? Cardio

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION? Computer

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? None, but the last was Pride and Prejudice

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I don’t have one

41. ANY TATTOOS? No and I don’t plan on any

42. FAVORITE SOUND? Rain Fall and My son’s laugh

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME IN 2015? About 250 miles (bae’s house)

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes, Several. I Sing, Dance, Draw, Design (clothes and houses) and Cook ….Very Well !!! oh and I Organize (OCD MUCH) 0_o

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Beside the beach St Ann Jamaica the home of Dunn’s River Falls and Bob Marley

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW? Moneague- a little more inland and mountain life.

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE? A earthy brown and peach combo.

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? Don’t have one

50. ANY PETS? NO

 

So Its completed and I like what I learned or was reminded of about myself except for one thing. I thing I have a legit phobia for getting fat.

Well thanks guys for reading and I hope I get to know something about you too. Leave a comment or email me. I really would love to hear back from you guys.

Until Next Time…

The Basic- French Wardrobe Inspired 

  

I am in the process of updating my look. I like a clean, simple look and thought that this was a good foundation to build a more fashionable wardrobe. I have no idea where to begin and I’m on a budget but I am gonna make the best I it and try to keep you posted on the progress. 
What’s your style? Let me know in the comments and do tell your favorite store/brand.  
Until Next Time…… Happy Shopping!

About Me Pt. 1

Just when I thought I have no idea what to post first, the idea hits me – do an “About Me” post. So here is part one of two.

Questions courtesy of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569657

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, I was named after a little girl my mother feel in love with while pregnant with me!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I don’t remember exactly but about 2 weeks ago.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Well I have about three different kinds, I like two of the three.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Brown Stewed Chicken ( I Live in Jamaica so that’s lunch meat for me)

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes a wonderful ball of Energy for a son.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes, I like me

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Is that a question? Sarcasm is my second language

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? I wanted to but I’ve gotten older and more fragile now so not any more

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Rice Crispy

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes, I would like to think that

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Rocky Road (mix of vanilla, chocolate syrup, caramel, nuts and cookies)

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? I notice their …. OMG I just learned something about my self and I don’ think I like it!

15. RED OR PINK? Neither

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I am super talented – a jack of a lot a trades

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My son

18. WHAT IS THE SPARK FEATURE THAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST? I would think my personality although I could be wrong

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Tan (Brown)

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Cornmeal Porridge

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The hum of my colleague’s fan but music wise I am in love with Colbie Caillat

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Navy Blue

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Vanilla and Dragon Lily

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Bae lol

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? Mountain Hideaway

 

Stay tuned for Part 2. This was fun !!!!!!