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I Took a Hiatus and I’m Not Sorry

I took a Hiatus
Long time hasn’t it. Well, life happen.

2016 was, well, I can’t wait for it to be over.

This year has been tough, personally, professionally and yes, even as a caregiver.

You will be more about some aspects in the coming posts. Just wanted to come up for air and say, I’m here.

We all been through some times when everyone needs a time out. My time out lasted longer than expected and I needed it.

photo credit: billydorichards Still Waters via photopin (license)

Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

Tweet What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay. This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving. Finally, I decided to focus on my own… Continue Reading


Tweet Tell us about your biggest belly laugh in 2013! This was the time my nana and I went to an administrative office to file an application. There was a man waiting there with a cane and he would sing a bit, then say “Oy Vey!” It was hard not to laugh. Every so often… Continue Reading


Tweet What imperfection did you come to accept in your life in 2013? How will you embrace it more in 2014? My genetics. I found out that I’m at risk for a family condition that has lasted for generations. I knew it was inevitable, but I didn’t think it would be this soon. I will… Continue Reading


Tweet What was the best thing you sent to someone in 2013? What will you send this year? I send gingerbread to my cousin. This was a big deal because I never bake. The gingerbread turned out really good. It reminded me of my great-grandmother and how she used to bake for us. What will… Continue Reading


Tweet Share your favorite memory captured from 2013. What’s your plan to capture 2014? 2013 will always be the year when I depended on my core strength, I went natural, I ate healthier and I improved my health. 2014 will be the year that I work on the outside, my environment and home to be… Continue Reading


Tweet What song or lyrics will be forever tied to 2013 in your mind? What songs are you excited to keep with you through 2014? For this, I actually had to look at my iTunes download list. Most of the tunes I listen to are “old school”, so if I downloaded anything, it would of… Continue Reading


Tweet What new trick or shortcut did you learn in 2013? What do you want to speed up in 2014? I learned that I don’t need cable. I had let go of several services I was paying for, including cable 1 year ago. I’ve re-learned about the digital converter thanks to a family member and… Continue Reading


Tweet What did you do in 2013 that you will remember the details of forever? After 15 years of chemically altering my hair, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and become natural. I got tired of spending money on my hair. On Boxing Day 2012, I cut nearly all my hair off.… Continue Reading