Category: JTMG

Dealing with criticism

Year’s End Reflections 2016: Dealing With Criticism

Once I really begin taking a hard look at myself, I had to open myself up to criticism of those around me, which is something that is a little difficult for me because I tend to get defensive if I feel attacked. But in 2016, because I really allowed myself...

Little Nuggets: But For And

Early this year I read somewhere that replacing “but” for “and”, will drastically change how you are perceived and how you perceive situations. So I consciously put the idea into practice. For instance instead of saying, “I really need to write this blog post, but I don’t want to; I...

journaling

“What Happened To Me Today” Journal

I have been off the grid for a little while–I know, not the best thing to be for someone trying to get a blog off the ground–but I have so much that I want to share with all of you. There is just one problem however, I can’t remember any...

Its My Place, It Doesn’t Have To Be Yours

I know that in today’s “I am woman, hear me roar climate,” I will be crucified for saying what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway, my place IS in the home, there I said it and I don’t get offended when someone says this to...

These Shoes Were Made For My Journey

In the summer of 2007. I picked up a pair of black Airwalk flip flops at Payless during the BOGO sale. I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but I can’t see myself paying more than $8.00 for them.(Although what they’d become to symbolize to me is priceless.)...

Thank God For My Aunt T.

Oh my goodness, i just got off the phone with my Aunt T. She was my mother’s favorite sister,  (she had no problem letting her other siblings know it either); my godmother (she did her godmother duties when she  became me and my sister’s guardian during the latter part of...

Organizations I Love

  But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? 1 John 3:17 It is very important to me to support organizations that are making a real difference in my community. Whether...

30-day-challenge

30-Day Challenge: Quit Smoking

So I’m starting a 30-day challenge for the month of October. One of my challenges is to quit smoking. I know that it will take longer than 30 days to complete this task, but i think it’s a great start. Studies have shown that it take 21 days to break...

financial security

Let Talk About M-O-N-E-Y Pt. 3: Budgeting

Making A Budget And Sticking To It The most useful financial tool you should utilize is a budget. Now budgeting is never fun but with discipline and determination, you’ll see improvement in your financial security. The purpose of a budget isn’t to deprive you of the things that you want...

financial security

Let’s talk About: M-O-N-E-Y Pt. 2: Setting Financial Goals

Setting Financial Goals   When trying to get our financial life in order, setting realistic goals is the difference between success and failure. We cannot be successful if we don’t know what we are working towards. Goals are necessary because they help us define our purpose, it keeps us focused and...