Cherish the Season

Good Afternoon,
I hope Everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. I feel like I’ve been slammed since October. The days seem to fly by after Halloween with all the holidays one after another.

I know holidays can be a very “testing” time of the year considering your family are the ones that can tend to test you the most, but hopefully everyone has been able to see the magic that can occur during this time of year as well. The laughter, the warmth, the giving and the gratitude.

If you haven’t noticed I have been M.I.A. for the last couple of weeks. And no that does not mean in Miami. I wish! Like said with the holidays and preparing for those I have also been working on my final for school which seems to be pretty time-consuming. I have school again next weekend so I will be working the rest of this week and next week making sure it’s completed in time. So please forgive me if I have a hard time posting during this next week and a half. I’ve felt busy out of my mind. But I will try my best not to let so much space happen again.

I do want to update you briefly on some things that have happened within the last month. First off, something I never shared with everyone was that:

I AM PREGNANT WITH BABY #2. 6 months to be exact. I was waiting for a good time t o share the news and then little by little it was getting overshadowed by other stuff I wanted to share. I recently had a gender reveal party Nov 30th and found out with some good friends and family that we are having another baby BOY!!! yay so exciting. My son is over the moon with joy for his new baby brother. I can’t wait to see their bond grow. I can’t believe I have held out on you guys for so long!

Next, last week I officially made my first vision board. That was very fun. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to it. I attempted one about 6 years ago and I cut pictures out to use and then never made the real board. Since then it’s just been something that I have procrastinated on. I attend these meetings once a month with some good friends where we get together and talk about Manifesting and our experiences as well as what we want to manifest for the future. This last meeting we decided to have a vision board party (something we had wanted to do before the meeting were ever in progress) so we all brought over boards, magazines, glue, scissors, and got to work. It was fun!!! It’s a good way to visualize and get ready for the New Year! Below is a picture of my vision board. I share it with you to further put it out into the universe.

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The other awesome thing I have waited to start a cool journal I got back in April called “One Good Deed A Day”. It’s a journal filled with 365 good deeds to complete. I thought about starting it back in April when I got it but seemed like a good thing to start at the beginning of the new year. I got it from my favorite store, Handmade but have recently seen them in Barnes and Noble. So if you are interested in starting it with me, go grab one before the New Year. You can pick any deed you want to complete on any day and you write the date at the top and then you have a short space below to write your thoughts or notes about your deed that day. I have decided this is going to take some planning ahead of time to make sure I can complete the deeds every day so I going to try to plan my deeds weekly. I will share on here on Sundays if any  of you want to follow along.

Aside from everything above, I am currently in the Bay Area visiting my mother for the next week. Such a great time to have this time off from work so I can dedicate some more time to finishing up my final for school. I wanted to mention a random coincidence, or manifestation as I’d like to call it.

So I’ve felt a little stressed recently about my final. For part of the final we have to find quotes from the 4 books we had to read this last few months. We have to find a total of 10 quotes total from each book that are specific to some of the Themes/Principles/Skills we will be writing about. So 2 of the 4 books I ended up getting on a Kindle App on my phone because I couldn’t seem to find the books anywhere in the bookstore. It’s been a little difficult when it comes to reading because it’s on my phone which the small screen can make it a little more difficult. Searching back through the books has been even more difficult because I have to scroll through the pages pretty much one by one to search because in a physical book it’s a lot easier to flip through the pages.

One of the books I am having a problem with is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Well I was just talking to my friend the other day about how I was starting to get stressed because of this issue and really wondering how I am going to be able to find relatable quotes without it being too time consuming. This morning, something crazy happened. I awoke in my old room at my mom’s house and in front of me is this bookshelf. I was still lying down and happened to be staring at the book shelf. I see book, something was in front of it, so all I see is the number 7 on the spine. In my head I was thinking “No effin way”. I get up and pull the book out and its 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I go into my mom’s room and ask her about it and she doesn’t even remember she had it. She said she thinks she had to read it for work a long time ago. I was so amazed because now I have at least 3 of the 4 PHYSICAL books I need for my final and finding these quotes. Finding this book just made my life a tad more easy when it comes to completing this final.

Speaking of final, I need to start working on it now. Hope you enjoyed the updates. I will try not to leave you guys hanging for so long in between posts. Thanks for being patient with me 🙂 Talk to you soon!

xoxo,

barista

USM Quotes

you know, sometimes I feel like there is so much I want to talk about that I get stuck and can’t talk about anything at all. I really have to start jotting my thoughts down as i think them so when the time comes I don’t get so stuck.  I had school this weekend and while I was there, thought of so many things I wanted to say and talk about but of course now that I am here in front of this computer I feel almost overwhelmed at all that I have learned. 

SoOoOoOOoooo today I am just going to share some awesome quotes that are written on the worksheets they hand out in class that are inspiring and have to do with the topics and skills we discuss. I’ll then try to organize my thoughts so I can come to you with great knowledge next time. Sound good? Thanks for being Awesome!

“Listening is a magnetic strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected wisdom”
– Brenda Ueland

” ‘Once you realize that the world is your projection, you will be free of it’, a guru told his followers. ‘Everything existing around you is painted on the screen of your consciousness. The picture you see may be ugly or beautiful, but in either case you are not bound by it. Rest assured, there is no one who has forced it on you. You are trapped only because of your habit of mistaking the imaginary for real’ ”
– Deepak Chopra (Unconditional Life)

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” It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are”
e.e. Cummings

“The message sent is not always the message received”
– Virgin Satir

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“Three-Fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint”
– Gandhi

“Look at the word responsibility – “response-ability” – the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that resonsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior…Until a person an say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday’, that person can not say ‘I choose otherwise’ ”
– Stephen Covey

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Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” She asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat. 
“I don’t know” answered Alice. 
“Then”, said the cat, “it doesn’t matter”    
– Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

“You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today”
– Abraham Lincoln

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“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing; the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
– Viktor Frankl

“The secret to success is constancy to purpose”
– Benjamin Disraeli

Enjoy.

xoxo

barista