Monday, March 26, 2012

Your dreams are HOW BIG???

Top and Blazer:  Thrift store (which I think was a dress, for a smaller lady, but I pinned it in the back).
Jeans:  NY & Co. (I folded them at the bottom)
Shoes: Local store here in Chicago
Hair: Micros

So I surprised myself and went out and had a nice time with the fam.  That spot on my top has to be Vaseline.  I can't be ashy in public (lol).

Okay now let's get into it.  Apparently I am on some kind of life journey and I do not know what to make of it.  Lately I have been trying to figure this out.  It seems that when I have an epiphany about a particular life issue, that it is confirmed in some way. 

Today I was listening to Oprah talk to Steve Harvey and I was thinking how awesome that was and someday I'll be on that level.  Soon after, I looked at the Bronze Goddes' latest video and sure enough things were confirmed. 

Sometimes we do put limits on God and ask for small things and work our way up to the big ones.  I will no longer do this.  I have things to accomplish and I know that He is the ruler of all those things to come.  I just hope that you do the same.  We only get one life and I can't waste it on fear of being successful.  Nope, not gone happen.  Get out and make it happen :)

Until next time... Ciao!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Walking in my Destiny

Oh gosh.  I am walking in my destiny and let me tell you it is not easy.  My advice to anyone under 30, would be to take advantage of school and just get it out the way.  Finding a balance between work, home and school is my biggest issue right now.  I will make it happen, because this is the last time I will enter school.  Although this is not the point of my post I think it is beneficial. 

I have always been a person who liked to help people.  My friend use to laugh when I told her that I wanted to be a person who knew everything and would be a go to person.  This may sound kind of weird, but I like to be in the know.  My issue is is that when I get in my "loner" mood, I rarely go out and network like I should. 

On Twitter over the weekend, I realized because of my "loner" episode, I actually missed a really great brunch here in Chicago and I was super upset.  I have got to stop this.  I have so many ideas and I never do anything with them.  I sometimes feel like I am just wasting my great talents.  An ideas in your mind is just a dream and I know this.  So what am I going to do?  Hmmm...

Well first off, after my natural hair meet-up passes, in April, I will focus more on having networking events with the people who I have been in contact with over the past year.  I will be known in Chicago and other cities as the "go to" girl. I know sometimes people say that your dreams are too big, but my God is bigger and with hard work and dedication, I will accomplish everything that I put my mind to.  I hope you do the same. 

Thanks for reading... CIAO!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Worth the Weight?

Oh gosh.  This 21 day breakthrough is not going as expected.  Of course weight loss is something that you have to really focus on and push through., but I am having a fit of a time.

I had things planned last week, in regards to when I would exercise and what I would eat, but it seems that I just can't get on track.  The weird thing is, that although I feel I need a daily "reward", what I choose is not making me feel good and I can't event taste it like I want to.  So why continue to eat it right?

Good question.  Any habit is hard to break and I to have this addiction to snacks (no joke).  Although I am not eating any meat or food, besides my fruit and veggie smoothie (not as bad as it sounds),  I had some popcorn on the evening of day one, which was this past Tuesday, then I had some chocolate today and my stomach is killing me.  *sigh*

Spring is coming, here in Chicago, and I dislike having to be fully clothed, so I need to get focused on my grind.  I will post some before pictures and start some type of exercising.  I'll be back next week with a line up of things that I would like to do with this blog.  Since I am in school, I am really going to have to figure out posting details.

Until next time... Ciao!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

21 Day Breakthrough

Okay so weight loss is one of those touchy topics, but I'm about to lay my hands all on it (lol).  Over the past few weeks I have lost weight, because of a detox that I did.  It was my third time doing the detox and this time was the best and I got inspired (and inspired more to follow).  Although I can not take credit for this detox (, I will take the credit for the change that I am going to incorporate. 

Studies show that it takes at least 21 days to break a habit and that's what I plan to do.  I have an addiction and like all addictions, it's a habit that is not easy to let go of.  I ABSOLUTELY love sweets and they are my downfall.  In one week I lost 8 pounds while drinking smoothies and eating salads.  I don't know if it was water weight or not, but I have gotten compliments from random people who have noticed (yaaayyy me). 

So I am changing the way she did things, to fit into what I can do and what people I know can do.  Trying to lose weight is hard enough.  Trying to lose weight, while on the strictest of diets, is failure waiting to happen.  So starting on Tuesday March 6th, I will start my 21 Day Breakthrough and show my progress (pictures and all), each week, during the 21 days.  I would love to have others join me on this journey.  So share this blog and I can send an email to those who want to join.  I may even have a raffle (tell your friends).

Remember, losing weight is personal to everyone.  As an African American, health is our number one concern.  We have the worst diet habits and even worse health issues, in our community.  So even if you like your size and are comfortable with your weight, there may be someone who needs inspiration and this will be the place for them to be. 

Let's do this. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We can't be friends!!!

I just got inspired by Try Songz (yeah I know).  But it is what it is.  I'm at work listening to music and We can't be friends just spoke to me.  After trying to keep in touch with exes and male friends from the past, I have realized that if there was suppose to be a friendshipk, then we would have had one by now. 

I know I'm not the only one who keeps in touch with the oldies (lol).  I think, as women, and this is my opinion, that we try to hold on to those who have gone out of our lives, because feel like they will see what they had and change their ways.  Keeping our fingers crossed when we speak to them just waiting for him to say "let try again".  Ha!  This is not the case ladies.  We have to let it go.  This includes myself.

I keep in contact with just about every guy I use to date or even know (sounds foolish right).  Now I'm not a pest, but I will check up on a brother every couple of months or so.  And these dudes are good.  One in particular always had me thinking, after we ended our call, that it was my fault that we didn't go further.  I mean talk about being highly upset.  LOL...  I had to check myself. 

This is where Trey Songz comes into play.  We can't be friends.  You know why?  For the most part, we have gone too far.  Not to mention, that men are suppose to be the hunter.  If they wanted to know what I was doing on the weekend they would call (but they don't).  People will make time for what they want and excuses for what they don't.  Ladies don't settle for being friends if what you want is a relationship.  Don't jump into a relationship if you have yet to become friends (you'll get this later).  Respect yourself first.  Until next time.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Don't give up on your dreams

So when I turned 30 last year I felt like I had not accomplished anything that I was extremely proud of.  Although I had in others eyes, but of course we are our worst critics.  So after going back and forth, for who knows how long, I decided to finish school (yaaay me).  This is one of my goals for myself.  I didn't finish before because of fear of success (I can admit this) and so many people have the same fears.

A couple of years ago I had a conversation with one of my male friends and I tried to explain to him that people go as far as they feel they can and that is their definition of success.  He didn't understand (lol).  Of course fear keeps a lot of us from stepping out on Faith and not ever knowing if their dream could be their reality.  I can't help but adore people who do things on a whim.  It must be nice right?   

There was this boutique that I had found several years ago and I absolutely loved their shoes (of course).  The shop was not known to a lot of people outside of the neighborhood that it was in and so it closed down.  Before it closed down, I tried, on numerous occasions, to reach out to the owner, so that she can have some events and get the store more exposure.  She didn't want to do it and let her dream disappear.  I felt like she just gave up on such a great idea.  This happens to a lot of us.  We run into an obstacle, which could just be part of the learning process and we give up.  Everyone has a different definition of success, but this doesn't mean stop because of an obstacle or the feeling of defeat.  I am going to accomplish my goals and I hope you the same.  Don't stop until you reach the TOP!!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Let me REintroduce myself

It's about time for me to get this party started.  I have been holding out to get a camera, so that I can do a vlog, but that makes no sense right now. 

My name is Angela and I live in Chicago.  I am here to give you something fresh to read.  Of course blogging takes some time, so I will not be here daily, serving up some half baked mess. 

Follow me as I go through dating trials, event planning ups and downs, volunteer duties, natural hair disasters, product raffles, DIY projects, life experiences and more.  This ride will be bumpy and I'm sure you will get a headache along the way (as I will have one while posting).  But it's all in fun right?  Right.  Let's go.

See you next post.  Ciao!