I have been in a little funk lately. Actually, scratch that, I’ve been in a big funk lately. I haven’t felt happy in any aspect of my life.
That’s a crazy thing to acknowledge but I’m working on increasing my happiness and feeling better overall.
I’ve been looking in all the wrong places. I’ve depended on people and things to make me feel better but the only one who can make me happy is myself.
This is why I plan on doing a Happiness Challenge! Now what is this happiness challenge, you ask??
I’m going to spend the next 30 days putting myself first in every situation. If it isn’t improving my wellbeing in any way, it’s outta here! Now at the end of the 30 days, I might end up cutting some things or people out of my life. Whatever it takes to make my life better.
I plan on keeping track of how I feel over the course of the next month and hopefully I like what I see!
While scrolling on Instagram the other day, I saw a post by @actually_ashly about her summer bucket list and it got me thinking,
What’s on my summer bucket list?!
Every summer I always say that I’m gonna get out and do all these fun activities but I end up just working and spending my days off laid up in front of the AC. But not this summer I tell you!
I’m going to get out and make memories and actually do the things that I say I’m going to do. That means more dates with bae, more time with my friends and relaxation for me.
SUMMER 2018 IS THE TIME FOR MAKING MEMORIES!!!!
For the last couple of months, I have been on a journey to find a new job. I have been at my current job for a year and a half and I hate it! I have gone on interview after interview just to be told,
“We have chosen a candidate whose experience better fits the position” and
“Please stay updated on our careers page to find a position that fits your experience”.
I’m over it!
I was putting so much time and energy into my job search , it felt like I was working a second job. It is so exhausting that I have decided to try something different. I have to decided that I want to work for myself.
I don’t want tot have to answer to anyone or deal with annoying bosses and annoying coworkers. I’m going to take my passion and make it my career and I won’t let any fears or doubts get in my way.
So here goes nothing….
I hate my job.
I probably say this at least once a day.
I complain to my boyfriend, my friends, my coworkers each and everyday.
The only time I get a glimpse of it’s like to not be prisoned in this hellhole is on my days off and those days go by so fast. I have been suffering here for a year a half and I feel like I have been applying to other places as long as I’ve been here but I can’t seem to find anything!
Where are you dream job? Where are you?!?!
What am I really doing? I say one thing and do the next. I wanted to start this blog and do something that truly brought me happiness but I’ve been slacking.
I was devoting most of my time in 2017 to finding another job because I hate my current one and I’m still in the same place. I need to actually start doing what I say I’m going to do and start holding my self accountable for things.
So here it is.
I am declaring that this is the start of a change in my life.
No more playing around. No more games.
In the past couple of months, I have gained a few pounds here and there. Okay maybe more than a few. I have been unsuccessfully trying to eat healthy and exercise over the last couple weeks but I have decided today that I’m going to take this more seriously.
I have never really been an active person. I always make some type of excuse as to why I don’t work out regularly. It’s either that I’m too lazy to go to the gym, I’m too tired after work or that I don’t wanna do anything on my days off. But the laziness ends today. I can’t lose weight just by sitting around in front of the tv! I have to make some serious changes if I want to see results.
Some of my goals are:
1) Eat Healthy. I have always had the habit of buying fast food on my lunch break but I need to start meal prepping for the week and bringing it to work so I’m not tempted to go to McDonalds or Wendy’s.
2) Exercise More. I have to say this again. I need to stop being lazy and get up and go to the gym! Even if I don’t go to the gym, I can still make an effort to work out at home or walk around my neighborhood.
3) Drink More Water. It’s bad that I have to make this a goal but this is something I really struggle with. I usually find myself self grabbing juice or ginger ale with my food but I need to remind myself to drink water. I might start off by setting reminders throughout the day until it becomes natural to me.
Having these goals and writing them down will really help me keep them instead of just saying them and not meaning it. I will document my journey and keep you guys posted on how this is going for me.
Let me know some of your fitness goals and tell me how they have been working for you! Share this with others who maybe be struggling with this like I was!
– Jazz 💜
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For as long as I have been employed, I have been working at places that I have just tolerated. I have worked at different stores where I am pretty much just working for the paycheck and not because I love it.
I honestly feel trapped in my current job. I am in the phase of trying to move out on my own and I feel like I am forced to work at this place to save up money. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Why don’t you just quit and find a better job that you like?” It’s honestly not that simple because finding a job is hard and finding in job in NYC seems even harder.
I recently had an epiphany while on vacation with my boyfriend and I realized that I need to be pursuing a career that I am truly passionate about. I want a job that makes me feel happy and not something that I’m just doing because I need money. That is why I started this blog because I felt that it is a stepping stone to my future career. Ideally I want to be an entrepreneur and build my own brand in the natural hair community. I know that it wouldn’t happen overnight but I’m willing to do what it takes to one day have the career of my dreams.
What are some goals you have for your future career? Let me know in the comments! Like this post and follow me for future posts! 😄