Category: JTMG

I can do it

Year’s End Reflection 2016: Encouraging Myself

While overall 2016 was a good year, there were moments where I needed encouragement. Sometimes the best encouragement comes from within one’s own self. In times of conflict, depression, indecisiveness, I needed to pull myself up by the bootstraps, I said this little mantra to myself. I hope you can...

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...