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What I’ve Been Doing This Summer

This summer started out slightly boring but it’s shaping very nicely. I’m getting a hold on a lot of things lately.

Work – I have this new job and I’m enjoying it. The people and my boss are great! Soon we will be getting busier and I do like being busy more so than not having anything to do.

Workouts – I have a workout schedule down pat. I’m working out in the mornings at the gym in my apartment building but I now have to figure out how to utilize my New York Spots Club membership more. It’s too expensive for me to be paying yet I’m not going. My workouts are consistent now and it’s like second nature for me to wake up and workout now.

Vacation – I just got back from vacation, a cruise to be exact. I went to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. It was amazing! Having that down time just helped me to become more upbeat and excited about the life that I currently have.

Men – Who, what, where? I’m still on a break.

Travel – I booked a trip for my 30th birthday next year. A few of my girlfriends and I are going to Negril Jamaica during Memorial Day 2017. I’m so ready to see the Island men. I do plan on going back and forth to Michigan for the holidays. Also, I’ll probably make my way to Atlanta for my best friends birthday in January too. I love to travel so maybe next August I’ll go back to Puerto Rico or go to Panama.

New Projects – I’ve been going back and forth on what my next mini passion project will be. I wanted to do YouTube but then I decided to start this blog. I needed an outlet and I needed a way to connect with people. I’m thinking this time I will start a podcast, talking about life things as I do on here, but including guests who have even better and outrageous stories too. Of course, those guests would be friends or friends of friends. That sounds better then YouTube for me, I don’t want to have to put on makeup all the time to record.

Since the Fall is coming and that’s my fav season, I’ll have to post an entirely new Fall Goals List. Hopefully, I complete everything this time around…

Life

VCA – Very Cool Article

While on Facebook one day, I ran into this article on XONecole.com’s FB page. This article described a young woman who worked in a corporate job setting and then left that job to follow her passion of being a cycling instructor. Why did I like this article so much? I liked the article because it was yet another example of following your passion and doing what makes you happy despite the money.

Articles like this give me hope that one day I could do the same. This new job that I just started is awesome and I hope to be there for a few years. However, there’s just always been an entrepreneur spark inside of me, it’s so appealing. I’m just not able to do that right now living in NYC and having sallie mae on my behind. But one day, I definitely hope to have my own company one day. I’m just not sure how and what exactly, I’m still waiting for that inspiration.

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Other cool articles that have inspired me lately:

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Guy Update

These are always my favorite updates because they are so truthful and entertaining to write:

  • PHD – So there was a guy named PHD. We met two months ago at a party. He was tall, dark and handsome. He immediately came up to me, that’s what I love! He was very talkative (I love that too) but eventually he only talked about himself and his life. He was very gossipy about his friends and work buddies lives. I became frustrated with that.After a while, I learned more and more things about him. He worked two jobs… two low income jobs. His two jobs took up 12 hours of his day and he was only bringing in $2,400 monthly after taxes (he volunteered this info). It frustrated me more to figure out why would a person work two jobs and still bring in such a low income when they could just get one job paying an okay wage? It doesn’t apply to everyone but he had a bachelors degree, he could have at least been a manager at T-Mobile. It sounds mean for me to say that but I really mean that he could do better for himself yet he was letting crappy jobs take up 12 hrs a day. PHD said it was because he doesn’t like authority and he didn’t want to be on-call or have to supervise people. What that really sounds like is you are scared and you are happy being less than mediocre. It also seemed like he didn’t think he was a smart man. He used to make several references to me being the smart one.. That’s unattractive in a man; have confidence, have optimism, and have ambition!We chatted a lot, really. This man had no initiative.. no drive… no ambition. That is honestly the part that turned me off of him. I don’t care if you mop floors, just strive to be the best and do the best. Besides him having no ambition, he would randomly ask me if he could perform cunnilingus on me. Usually, I’m ecstatic about those types of things but in this case, it was creepy with him. I think he was accostomed to women having sex with him as soon as they met. Good Bye PHD.
  • Ex Factor – He’s alive… He’s been alive with me for a few weeks but now he’s going to be alive by himself for the rest of his life, away from me. Yes it’s a strange way to describe him and I, but I can’t even deal with discussing him without being incredibly bitter.
  • Guy From LI – There’s a cool guy from Long Island who works at the same place as PHD (lol) but he has an actual good job there. He was okay so far I guess. He isn’t conversational unless it’s talking about himself. All these men want to do is hear the sound of there own voices. I do like that Ex-factor isn’t like that! But then again I need Ex-factor away from me. Back to this guy, he picked me up for a date in his cool charger with tinted windows and racing stripes. He took me to a restaurant in Harlem for dinner and drinks. He was very quiet unless he’s talking and he said he doesn’t ask questions. Thank God the music was blasting at the restaurant and the food was enjoyable. I don’t know if I’ll see this guy again but it was nice to go out and have some fun.
  • John da Cheapo – John is of the Cheapos. John and I went on one date where we had great conversation. He looked nice except for the extra long sideburns that were plastered on his face. John and I chatted about a month on and off before going out. There were significant signs of his cheapness that I can remember now. He said, “we can’t get drinks in manhattan because those drinks are too high”. 200That was sign number one. Then about a few weeks later he asked me if I kept alcohol in my apartment because he knows that I don’t drink other than socially. I replied, “yeah sure I have wine or something”.Now fast forward to date night: Date night we get drinks and he made sure to pick a place that had a happy hour. I mean what do I care, I’m not the one paying. After having great convo, he offers to walk me home. Sure! He gets in front of my building and says that he has to go to the bathroom. Sure you do! I told him no he can’t use my bathroom. He begs and even pulls my arms to lead the way. I say no and tell him there’s a bar down the street that he can go to. He tells me okay but he thought that we could drink the wine that I had too. 200-2I almost choked on my spit and laughed. These men are crazy and will try to go as far without doing anything, if you let them. So of course John Da Cheapo of the Cheapos is gone but right before I dismissed him in a series of texts, I tried to find out the truth. He asked me how I was doing and then he said that his friend was taking him to a spot in Queens that had free entry. I was so tired of hearing about deals, cheap drinks, how he’s frugal, and free entry spots from him at that point. So I simply asked him why he was so cheap because at this moment, I don’t like you and I just want to know why you are so cheap. John didn’t offer any insight into why he’s so cheap but it was definitely a turn off. I’m sure I turned him off too by being irritated by the entire thing. John Da Cheapo is gone. Bye!
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Good Job News

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So this title speaks for itself. I have great job news.

I got a new job, one that I know I will definitely enjoy and challenge me. It’s back in the world of media so that’s extra exciting. Prior I was working in publishing and it was quite boring, hierarchical, and the people just sucked, honestly. That’s not for all publishing, not even the entire company, just a few meatball heads that I knew while there. I do firmly believe that everything happens for a reason at the exact time that it should happen. I’m glad I have this new opportunity and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Wish me luck!

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Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Procrastination or fear? Not sure yet…

I want to start a YouTube channel, create content and see how I like doing it. They would be short videos, maybe about 3-4 minutes videos, talking about the same things that I write most likely.

I’ve been putting it off for a few months because I was looking for someone to try it with but no one really has said they would and have followed through. That’s okay, I’ll just try it myself and see if it’s entertaining or not. Still, I’ve been procrastinating about it or I’m just afraid of doing it. Either way, I’ll get the nerve up soon. Wish me luck!

Dating

Date on the Water

I had such a cute and effortless date with a guy named Phd…

We met at a day party in early April. He came up to me at the party and started talking to me, I liked that a lot. There are too many instances at parties when guys are on one side and girls are on the other, neither interacting with one another. Phd gave me his number and I texted him mine. I was drinking and I had to text him immediately because I wasn’t sure if I had gotten the number right or wrong. Either way that was such a good day.

Phd is really funny, he talks a lot, and when we talk it’s so effortless. Usually I’m really guarded and vague when I first chat with guys. I don’t want them to know anything much about me honestly. With Phd, I just naturally let it flow and it’s interesting. I don’t really have an explanation on why it’s so effortless or why I just feel so comfortable, it just is.

On our date, he picked me from my apartment to take me to this cool restaurant off the water in queens. He made reservations and all. We ate our food and talked for a long time. At the end we walked along the water (it was freezing) and then he dropped me off.

I hope to write some more about him before he figures out this blog hahaha