Coming Back to Blogging From an Unexpected Break!

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Man , it feels GOOD to blog again !! First of all, I want to apologize to you all for the unexpected break that I’ve had to take from blogging. These past few months have been full of so many life transitions for me. Some transitions have been stressful while others have been very exciting! Either way, I count it all joy. I’ve been extremely blessed. I’ve encountered many new life changing opportunities and I’ve also learned A LOT.

However, I am glad to be back in the positive atmosphere of blogging!! I have so much to share with you guys and honestly, even though this was an unexpected break .. it’s turned out to be very beneficial. Because of everything that life’s thrown at me over the past couple of months, I feel like I have soooo much content to share!! 🙂 So that’s a good thing.

To everyone who has still continuously visited my blog, read and commented on my posts during my time of absence – THANK YOU!!! I can’t begin to tell you how much it made my heart smile to see everyone still being so supportive and showing so much love!! Now, if you’ll excuse me .. I have about three months worth of notifications to catch up on and soooooo many people to go and follow back!! I’m excited about getting the chance to finally catch up and explore yall’s blogs since I now have time again to do it!!

I love you guys & I look forward to posting again soon!! Thanks for stopping by. You’re amazing!!

-J e s s i c a

 

Thankful for New Beginnings !!!

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Today was the first of a new beginning for me and I am SO excited !! Some of you may already know but for those of you who don’t, I am officially working in the healthcare field again !! I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant and I’ve actually been certified for 4 years now. Somewhere along the way, I got a little burnt out and decided to try something different like office work. I worked in an office for a little over a year and despite the negative parts of it, it was still a really good experience !! However, I decided that it was time for me to go back to doing something I loved, something I was excellent at, and had a passion for.❤❤

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I am so happy to be back with my old babies and the fact that I got a chance to be reunited with four of my old ones really melted my heart today !! My heart was a little broken at first sight to see how much their health had declined but it still felt good to hug their necks and catch up with them for a little while. Another part of me was super nervous though because the nursing home I’ve chose to work at is bigger than any other nursing home I’ve ever worked at in my entire life !! It’s gonna take a while to get to know all of the many patients and other employees but I look forward to it !! Everyone there so far is super friendly and honestly, I feel like I’m right back where I belong. This week is CNA Appreciation Week and even though this is only my second day with them, they gave me gift along with the other CNA’S❤ I feel loved already!!


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I feel like I could talk about the life of a CNA and my experiences for HOURS but spare you the time today I’ll break those up into mini posts later on 🙂 More than anything, I’m just grateful for today. I’m grateful for the opportunity! I’m grateful for the doors God has opened for me and honestly, I’m grateful for the closed ones too! I’ll be honest, this isn’t 100% exactly what I had in mind getting back into the healthcare field but today I’m GRATEFUL for what God didn’t let go my way!! That probably sounds crazy but where I am now works out in my favor SO much better!! Don’t ever think God got it wrong because He did not give you your way. His plan is always better!! Trust it even when you don’t understand it. I promise you, He’ll make it work for your good! 🙌
Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way!!

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Be Grateful ❤

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Try to begin each day with a grateful heart. Before you start complaining, take a second to think about how blessed you really are. No matter how bad your current circumstance may be right now, understand that things could be worse.. far more worse. As a matter of fact, be grateful for the bad things in your life. Be grateful for every single thing that challenges you because whether you realize it or not, it’s building both your strength and character. While you’re waiting for God to move, be thankful and grateful for all that He has already done for you and keep in my mind that there’s somebody out there somewhere that has it wayyy worse than you do right now. Oh I’m sure they would choose your bad days over theirs in a heartbeat!! You may be dealing with some issues concerning your job but at least you have one to get up and and go to everyday. There are people out there worried about where their next meal is coming from and others that may not have a place to lay their head and sleep at night. I’m not just talking about homeless people. I’m also talking about single parents who are struggling to provide for their children.. living paycheck-to-paycheck, at rock bottom and to be honest, some of them probably feel like they’re below rock bottom. I know that struggle and it is NOT easy! You know… there are people who are at constant war with depression and anxiety.. battling reoccurring suicidal thoughts. There are so many parents grieving the loss of their children due to gun violence, not just in the schools but in the streets too! There are people out here with real problems and I’m not saying that your problems are just as important. I’m just saying.. be grateful and remember that no matter how bad it gets, it could always be worse. I promise. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of forgetting how blessed we are. Maintaining an attitude of being grateful is something we need to do daily on purpose! 

I love you guys and I hope y’all have a great day!! XOXO❤

February 2018 Made Me GRATEFUL For…

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FEBRUARY.. my goodness, it came and left pretty fast this year! Needless to say, I am very excited about that! I’m glad to finally see Spring on its way!! 🙂 It’s probably gonna rain for the next two weeks here in Tennessee but that’s alright! Spring is coming!! I’m not a big fan of Winter as you can tell but this month has still been beautiful regardless!

The one thing I’m most grateful for this month are my income taxes!!  You’re probably laughing but I’m serious! Most people around this time of the year use their income taxes to splurge on themselves. It’s the best time of the year to treat yourself to things that you don’t normally get to do very often due to circumstances or other financial shenanigans. It’s YOUR money, you worked hard for it and you deserve it! Spend it however you choose! My Husband and I definitely treated ourselves and the kids but for the most part.. this was catch up money for us! We have spent the past 4 months fighting to keep our heads above water (financially) so when we finally received our income tax money, it was like a breath of fresh air! I’m not trying to knock other people for how they choose to spend their tax money. That’s none of my business but you know you’re maturing when you get that much money and your first concern is on bills! Whether you’re behind or caught up and want to get ahead, you know you’ve matured when that’s the first thing you consider. True sign of growth in adulthood. Anyway, that is what I’m most grateful for this month! I thank God for it. Our income taxes definitely helped get our finances back on track and that alone relieves so much stress. You have no idea! haha. Now the goal is to stay ahead! The only way to beat the struggle is to stay ahead of it !! 

Can you name ONE thing that you were grateful for this month!?! I could’ve named a bunch but I won’t do that to y’all today ! haha 🙂 Don’t forget to like, comment, share or subscribe to my site if you liked this post or any of my other posts!!