Rainy Days Kick My Butt

Well, it’s day 5 for NaBloPoMo and I’ve realized that this year it’s a little more challenging keeping up with my posts than last year. Last year I only had one kid; this year I have TWO! And there’s nothing wrong with that! Just a little more time consuming [;

Regardless, I’m sticking to it! At the same time, I’ve also put myself up to the photography101 course through the daily post. I absolutely love it! I’m just praying I don’t kill myself with all the challenges I’ve laid out for myself.

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Today’s prompt for the #photo101 course is water

As you can see, it’s been raining here in Texas today. ALL day. It was one of those days at work where I had to literally force and will myself to stay awake. I drank Dr Pepper and cups of coffee back to back for at least an hour. Even though it’s the worst kind of weather I hate to be in it’s also the best kind of weather to calm me down and soothe my soul. It’s a huge contradiction for myself, but at least I can own up to it ya know?

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but the rest of my evening is going to be spent at the local Starbucks while I mull over a cup of caramel brûlée and a thick book of dental assisting lessons and tests. I’ve got my final left to take, and I’m as anxious as ever. That being said, this post is coming to an end. I promise to try and give you guys something more entertaining than just listening to the rambles of how my day went and yada yada ya. Until then, I hope you all choose to stick around! [:

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Being Sick Sucks

It’s been a very uninteresting day for Jasmine Ross today let me tell you. I actually stayed home from work because I have this nasty stomach virus that’s been going around and I couldn’t manage to keep myself away from a bathroom for more than 30 minutes. Disgusting, yes. I can’t even remember the last time I’d been this sick, and when I was this sick I could actually keep food down and manage not to literally blow up a toilet–I’m sorry.

Needless to say, I’ve been laying on the couch watching episodes of “The Office” and “New Girl” on Netflix all day whilst drinking Gatorade and eating chicken noodle soup. Surprisingly enough, I don’t feel horrible to the point of not making a post for today! I am hoping that all this rest pays off and I can make it into work tomorrow morning–speaking of which, a handful of coworkers, including my boss have text me this evening inquiring if I’ve been feeling any better. I’m not sure if I should feel flattered by their gestures, or uneasy. I’m going to go with flattery! It makes me happier.

Calling it an early night guys, and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that I get to feeling completely better by tomorrow morning.

Shattered Screens and Secret Santa

Holy Jesus, I’m about to let myself hit the 2 day mark for missing a post during NaBloPoMo! I can NOT let this happen. Of course I wait until the last minute in the day to write something, but better late than never I’ve always heard them say!

Yesterday was the second time that I missed a post for this month, and that was only because my daddy pressured me into watching “The Heat” with him, which most evidently was hilarious, so I don’t have too many regrets there. I do want to keep myself in the habit of writing enough every day that I don’t even think about it anymore, I’ll just do it! Also, I’d like for everyone to make note of the fact that it is a tad bit complicated finding the perfect amount of time in a day where I work for 8 hrs and then coming home to a rowdy 2 year old (awesome is another good adjective to use as well, but rowdy is the one that causes me the most trouble) It gets a little crazy for me every now and then.

Let’s see what’s been going on these past few days:

  • Completely shattered my iPhone 5’s screen yesterday morning trying to rush into the door for work so I wouldn’t be late. Being on time totally wasn’t worth it. At all.
  • Also happened to break my favorite necklace the same night, which brought me to wondering if there was some bad omen I was supposed to be sensing. Hopefully not.
  • Today was my mom’s birthday, and I’m crappy enough of a daughter to not have gotten her a birthday gift because all of my bills, plus the shortage in my check from this pay period wouldn’t allow it. Sucked. It’s one of those times when I get to thinking “Does there come a point in time when certain things that used to be so important are no longer worth being important anymore? Do we just pick ourselves up and move forward because that’s the way it is?” Hmmm.
  • Electric Feel by MGMT will always always put me in an awesome mood, and I automatically think of my best friend Jaybren. Thought you all should know.
  • We drew names at my job today for Secret Santa. I’m probably one of the few overly excited employees who will take this Santa business waaaayy out of hand, but who cares? It’s freaking Christmas, and everyone deserves to be happy and cheerful! It’s my favorite holiday also, so, I’m a little biased about the whole situation.
  • I decided that Applebee’s is not worth half the money I spend there, and I should be more interested in making healthier decisions.

A Small Momentarily Moment

It’s 3 ‘o clock while I’m here sitting at my job, listening to a playlist of what sounds like sunshine and blue clouds on a perfect summer day. And in this moment, for a small momentarily moment I’m content. I’m not sure how long it’ll last and, honestly the length of it doesn’t matter, just that I get to remember that in the midst of what can seem like the most uneventful of days, there’s still joy. It’s everywhere; joy. You can find it in anything, anywhere if you seek it out. I don’t always choose to do that—sometimes it seems easier to sulk in your miseries. What’s the point of it though, to remain so unhappy and feeling as if you’ve lost faith in the world and yourself, when you can choose the exact opposite! If you’re feeling bad about something, take a simple moment to do something that gives you that momentarily happiness until you find that you’re constantly able to make yourself happy at all times! YOU, not someone else. Ironically enough, this doesn’t always mean running off to the Bahamas for a week long vacation. As nice as that sounds, I’m sure most of us aren’t able to drop everything going on in life to up and leave just because we’ve had a bad day, much less afford it! There’s simpler ways though, don’t get discouraged!

How to boost your mood:
Smile! [:

Listen to happy, upbeat music

And then dance! Even at work! Move yourself out of your funk and into something better

Sketch. Even if you’re not “artistic”, because everyone has some sort of creative bone in their body, and art is never wrong! It’s simply based on how you feel and what YOU want to create! If you’re angry, sketch it! And it may not look pretty or presentable but, now you’ve transpired all of that anger onto a page that can be kept or thrown away. It’s all up to you!

Did I mention dancing already?

Ok, well sing! Anything! But, belt it out and sing it like you’re doing karaoke or American Idol or something!

Hang out with friends, or people, anybody really. Suggest a group of you go to the movies, or bowling. Something that gets a group of people together where you can all share in the same fun activity! Someone’s bound to be hilarious, it could be you.

Read! And I mean books. They’re actually very interesting for the most part, and it’s so easy to lose yourself and become a part of something that you can make perfect in your mind. It’s wonderful.

See, it doesn’t have to be something so complicated to make you feel a little happier. Joy is in everything, just look for it hard enough. You can find it, grasp it. Don’t make it so hard and tell yourself that you can’t be. Open your mind and your heart to free itself from such discouraging things and want your happiness. If you don’t want it, how will you find it?