January 26, 2018
One month down, 11 more to go! We have made it to the last Friday in January lover’s and I must say that it has been a very long yet productive month. January for me has been a month of rejuvenation, organization, and brainstorming of my next moves. Now that we have had the chance to get a feel for 2018, it is time to “PUT IN WORK”! We used this month to play around, so the rest of this year we have to be serious. Every idea, every goal, every conversation that we’ve had with ourselves in the mirror needs to happen NOW! Our moment is now! Other than God, who knows our future better than we do? Make every moment after this month your best moment. Strive for greatness, plan for success, and live the life that is meant to be lived! Thank you January for such a great beginning!
January 19, 2018
The end of January is near and after enjoying my first few weeks in 2018, I have decided that now is the right time to start my weight loss journey. Losing weight has been a goal of mine for so long but I would always some how avoid actually doing it. The thought of losing weight seemed great in my mind until I would think of the hard work it would take in order to shed the pounds. Exercising didn’t sound appealing, and the word “diet” would hurt my ears. My ultimate weakness is FOOD! I love to eat, so my mind would revert back to my favorite foods that I would miss once I started my journey, as well as all of the restrictions that comes along with dieting. Now, I can say that I am mentally ready for my new journey. Starting and finishing my weight loss journey will not only be a goal for health and body reasons but to remind myself that I can indeed be consistent. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by March and the remaining 50 pounds by June. Along my journey I plan to incorporate intermittent fasting, practice pescetarianism (only seafood and veggies) and exercise at least twice a day. I am sooo excited! Stay tune to “Weight Loss Wednesday’s” where I will update you on all my progress and the things that I try along my road to a better, healthier life.
A Year of Growth “My Road to Healthy Hair”
January 12, 2018
Image sitting on the couch, scrolling through your phone looking for ways to represent change in your life. I remember that day just like it was yesterday. I had been talking about transitioning since 2016 but never gathered up enough courage to fall through with it. I got up from the couch, walked to the bathroom, grabbed some scissors, and snipped. After I cut that first piece of hair off of my head I said to myself “what have you done?” Staring into the mirror I was no longer sure of the decision I had made. “Maybe I can cover up the cut strands of hair with the remainder of my long strands of hair” I thought, but that will not be as appealing. I then yelled “it will grow back fuller, healthier, and curlier than before” while cutting the rest of my hair onto the floor. January 1, 2017 was the day I accepted my transition into becoming “natural”, and it has been the best decision EVER! Now that it has been a year this January, I figured that I would share my growth with you. Not only was this transition with my hair a big achievement, but the fact that I was courageous enough to make a drastic change was an even bigger achievement for me. This growth has lit a fire within me to take a leap of faith, try new things, and the outcome will always exceed the expectation.
How are you getting organized this year? Share favorite tips!
January 5, 2018
Now that the first week of 2018 has come to an end and we all had the chance to enjoy it peacefully, it’s time to get back to work. This year, I get the chance to start fresh on my blog journey. When I say start fresh, I mean a new start to consistency, a new start to new topics, and a new way to keep myself organized for my new blogging life. To make my blogging life a little easier this year, I have decided to create 5 easy steps to make 2018 a great and productive blog year.
- Weekly Schedule
I believe that putting myself on a schedule when it comes to my blog would help me to create a routine for postings and also help with my consistency issues. Being able to map out what days and how many times to post throughout the year will give my reader’s a head’s up on when to expect “reads” from me.
2. Editorial Calendar
Lately, since I have been on the road towards consistency I did some research that revealed to me how having an editorial calendar can help with organizing my blog. Editorial calendars provide ways to keep track of my stories, the concept, and development towards publishing. I will use the editorial calendar to manage my daily to-do list for creating more idea’s for my blog.
3. Social Media
Nowadays, what is the best way to get yourself and your gift out there for the world to see? You guessed it!…SOCIAL MEDIA! I believe that organizing my social media with contents of my blog will help drive traffic for my site. Not only do I want to increase traffic on my site but I want a way to stay connected to you (my lover’s). Social media can also help build genuine relationships with all of you.
4. Invest in a Planner
Is it just me or does it feel like in the world of blogging, a planner and schedule are two different things? For me, using a planner can help with reminders of vlog launch dates, email updates, upcoming events, and much more. I will use the planner as a way of writing down things that has little to no chance of changing, that way I can keep track of dates and times of what needs my attention at that time.
5. Set Deadlines
When I first started my blog last year I was blind to all of the wonderful tips to survive in this career. This year, I vowed to do more research so that I can become the best blogger I can be. I am realizing more that I need to set deadlines for myself and my post’s. Setting deadlines will help me push myself towards the point of completion. I would normally just “wing it” and post my “reads whenever I finish writing them but because I am trying to be more consistent this year and years to follow, meeting deadlines will help me stay on top of things, stay organized, and stay in a stress free post flow.
I am so excited to try these steps because I am sure that they will help me. If you so happen to try these steps as well, please like-comment-share and let me know how you enjoyed getting organized!