Jan 20, 2021

Monthly goal: January 2021

    Hello all!!! And just like that, it is the 20th day of 2021.  Definitely late to the new years resolutions/goals/whatever we are calling them this year.  I have been trying to deal with life everyone else hence is way I did not post the last month or so of 2020. At the end of 2020, I was debating how I wanted to tackle some of the things that I wanted to do in 2021. I have three to four big goals for myself in 2021. Each month though, I am going to post some two to three smaller goals to help me get to my bigger goals for the year. Below are the goals for January 2021:


Cut back on coffee
I really never drank coffee on a normal basis until late 2019. There was a point in mid 2020 where, if I had coffee after 2pm I would be up all night or if I had it before 12pm, I would want to fall asleep about three hours after drinking it. Turns out, that they recommend not drinking coffee if you are taking the thyroid medication that I was on (I have since changed the brand due to a recall in November of 2020). I was also starting to have trouble sleeping, only getting four to five hours of sleep a night.

Since January 1st, I have not had any coffee. So far I am not as tired as I used to be. I am trying to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night too. I have been drinking tea & more water so, I will not know that it is truly helping until probably February or March. Until then though no more coffee for me.

Read 4 books
At the beginning of 2020, I was all about reading 52 books last year. Long story short, most definitely did not happen. This year, I am going to try to read four books a month instead. That seems like a more realistic goal for me at the moment. If I do read more, great but if not I would not feel like I am a failure for not completing it. At the end of the month, I will be sharing the four books that I read. If anyone has any suggestions on some books, let me know.

Semi-dry January
This is not a complete dry-January because I knew there would be times that I would have to have one drink (like for my podcast on Wednesdays).  I will openly admit, there was a point in the summer I was drinking a glass of wine five-six time a week. I was planning on cutting back on my drinking anyway so, this was a perfect time to start. I decided to try not to drink any during the week expect for Wednesday & one day on the weekends. Even then, if I do not feel like drinking, I am not going to.

I am going to start posting more regular again. There are some different subjects & topics that I am going to write about besides fitness & quotes. Most of them are going to be on the things that I am into at the moment: skincare, crystals, chakra balancing, & food. Sometime this year I am going to redo the blog again but that is dependent on a bunch of things happening.

Until next time, Peace & blessings all!!!

Nov 12, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

      I don't know about anyone else but this year has flown by. I'm still trying to process that it's November & still feels like Summer outside. Then again, I do live in the Southeast where we really only have 3 seasons at this point so not sure what I was expecting. The weather has been at crazy as this whole year in general. With the weather being the way it is, I finally broke down & bought a humidifier for the house. I have started to sleep better since I've started using it.

Other than that, I have gotten some more practicing more reiki & space cleaning for friends around me. It's been going okay so far. Going to eventually do a rebranding to try to fit all that into my blog & social media. Speaking of the blog, today I'm still using quotes from Billy Chapata's last book that I read. Here are some thoughts for this week:









Peace & blessings, all. Have a great Thursday!!!

Nov 11, 2020

Recipe: Oatmeal Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

     Hello all.  So, I was going to post the recipe in October but, life happened.  This year has flown & month have flown by. At this point, my sense of time is super crazy. Anywho, I have been wanting/trying to find an essay oatmeal cookie recipe that is not super hard. This recipe that I'm sharing is from Preppy Kitchen's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I did added some sea salt caramel to the cookies along with the chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2/3 cup light-brown sugar 
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup sea salt caramel pieces


I pre-heated the oven to 375. While the oven was pre-heating, I put the oats in my mini food processor. I did this so that the oats would have more of a flour texture.


Mix flour & baking soda together in bowl. Sit aside.


Add soften butter, brown sugar, & granulated sugar in mixer. Mix until blended together.
 

Add egg, vanilla, & salt to butter/sugar mixture. 


Mix ingredients together until smooth/blended well.


To the sugar. butter mixture, fold in the chocolate chips, oatmeal, & sea salt caramel pieces. Place dough in fridge for 1-2 hours. Doing this will make the dough easier to form into balls.


After I formed them into balls, I baked them at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes. Once done, I did let them cool for about 5 minutes. One suggestion to make sure that they don't end up over-cooked is to literally bake them for the 8 to 10 minutes. If you even cook them a minute or two over, they potentially will be hard. 

Well, that's all for today. Peace & Blessings, all!!












Nov 5, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

          Happy first Thursday of November. I've been busy going on job interviews & finishing some of my courses. My goal is to try to blog at three times a week for the rest of the year. We'll see if that happens though. Other than that, I've been trying to cook more at home again. Also, I've been making a dent in the tower of books that I bought at the end of last year/beginning of this year. Until then here are some thoughts for this Thursday.





                       Peace & Blessings, all. Have a great Thursdcay!!!
 

Oct 29, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

     So life happened & I've been busy still trying to find a job. I've been feeling unmotivated to blog lately for some reason. There a tons of unfinished post that I started writing & have left them just like they are, unfinished.... Anywho short & to the points, here are some thoughts for this week (that I actually had done for two weeks but haven't gotten around to posting them):










      I'll get back in the swing eventually. I only have a little under two months left in 2020. This year has mess for me but hey, tomorrow is always another day. Peace & blessing all. Have a great Thursday!!!

Oct 15, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

     Long time, not write. Not going to lie, I've been feeling no desire/ lacking motivation to post anything the last few weeks. I've been spending my time, trying to clean out my emails, baking, cooking, & trying to get back into a regular exercise routine after my sinus infection that I had. Other than that, I'm going to try to post at least 3 times a week. So this week, I'll be post on Thursday & Friday. Who knows, what 3 days I'll be posting (Thursday will always be one of the days). 

Now back to the business. I finished that last book. The quotes for the month of October will be coming from Billy Chapata's book Chameleon Aura. Here are the quotes/thoughts for this week:












Tomorrow, I'm posting a cookie recipe that I found. Until then, peace & blessing everyone.









 

Sep 24, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

      Happy Thursday. I can't believe that not only is it Fall but this is the last Thursday of the month. That means that next week will not only be October but there will be three months left in 2020. I know that most of us are ready for 2021 to come sooner than later with the way this year has been going. I've been busy trying to finish all these course. Yes, I'm still watching all the courses I bought. I think I bought like 15-20 that I bought between last December & now so I've finally made a dent in them. Plus, I officially started to learn a new language. I can understand what people are saying to me pretty well but actually speaking it is a different story. Other than that, just the usual of trying to find a job still, figuring out my health stuff little by little, & trying to get enough sleep. 

Anywho, here are some thoughts/quotes for today. I finally finishes Flawers so his next book is where many of the quotes from October are going to come from.









     
Going to try to post regularly again. I guess I have to post on social media too... Social media is still getting on my nerves still so we'll see if that happens sometime before September ends. Until next time, Peace & Blessings, all!!!