Pick-Me-Up-Thursday

Happy Friday Eve! Some people think of today as Thursday, but that just makes the week seem longer to me. I think Friday eve makes the week feel a little shorter. This has been my second week back working full-time. Working full-time and learning something new has been exhausting. I know in time what I am doing will feel like second nature and easy, but right now there is SO much to learn. The weather today will not help me feel more alive because it is going to be raining. I know we need rain for life to grow in nature, but it makes every part of me hurt twice as bad.

We have almost made it through the week and the weekend will be here soon, but we do have one final day to survive and I think we could use a pick-me-up! I hope the quote I am sharing with you will offer you the pick-me-up needed and a little inspiration! With everything we deal with in life, it is not always easy to be strong. However, the stress and challenges we face are not going to last forever and there will come a day when life is easier! Keep your head held high and keep fighting because better days are ahead for all of us😊!

I am doing my best to fight through the fatigue I feel and do at least one post each day. I think it makes it easier because I enjoy writing, so it gives me the inspiration to push forward. Once I clock out of work, I do need to take a break from the computer and the cats need attention. It makes me smile😊 when they are so happy to see me and act like they have not seen a human in decades. They might be a little dramatic😊!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the quote I shared lifted your spirits and helps you survive the last day of this week. I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

What is on your bucket list?

Do you know what a bucket list is? A bucket list is a specific list of things that you want to do in your lifetime. I think this is something great to have and update as needed. We all have things we desire to do, but they may be challenging to accomplish. Therefore, we create a bucket list! These may be short-term or long-term goals and anything in between. Our bucket list helps us reflect on what matters most to us, our personal values, and recognize significant experiences and milestones we want to have in our lifetime. I am interested to know what you have or would have on your bucket list. I will keep things fair and share what I have on my bucket list.

The first thing I have on my bucket list is to start an outline for the book I would like to write. I have had an idea of what I wanted to write about for years, but because of fear, I have not attempted to do so. I know how important it is to not allow fear to stop us from living which is why this means so much to me. The book I want to write is a story that is loosely based on my journey with moving to a new state when I was younger and getting diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It is an experience that defines who I am today and where my strength comes from.

The second thing on my bucket list is to be able to go on my dream vacation. Of course, my dream vacation would be long and extremely expensive. Unless I win the lottery, I do not foresee my dream vacation coming true, but a girl can dream😊. This trip would start by flying to Long Beach, California where I would stay for one week. I would then fly from California to Hawaii where I would remain for another week. While In Hawaii, I would learn to surf, which would be terrifying and exciting. After the week in Hawaii, I would fly to Australia where I would stay for at least another week. The week in Australia would be spent seeing all the animals I find amazing and site seeing. The final week of my month-long vacation would be in the United Kingdom.  I am fascinated by different cultures and have a deep desire to experience as many as I can.

The third thing on my bucket list is to go back to school. Now that I am older and more mature, I have a better understanding of what my goals are and what I want from life. I think going back to school at my age would be challenging, especially working full-time, but it would allow me to fulfill my goals. I would want to go back for journalism. It is not easy getting a job in this field unless you have a degree or at least know someone in the industry.

My fourth thing on my bucket list would be to learn another language. I learned Spanish when I was in high school, but it is true what they say, if you do not use it, you lose it. Knowing a different language makes it easier to communicate with people from other countries and opens you up for new experiences. Only knowing one language makes things one-sided when there are many languages in the world.

The fifth thing I would love to be able to do is to help this world to have peace, comfort, love, and acceptance. I never understood why everyone cannot get along and treat each other fairly and with respect. If I am not mistaken, we are all human beings with a heart and feelings, so why should anyone think they are better than another? We are all equals and everyone should know and understand this. I am not sure if this will ever be accomplished, but I will never stop trying to make this reality!

Instead of living, some of us are just simply existing which in my eyes is often just barely breathing. In a world that is full of many opportunities, why would we not want to explore as many as we possibly can? Try thinking about the things you have experienced in life and others you want to accomplish. I have lived in the United States my entire life and find it to not be all it is “supposed” to be. Once upon a time, I thought I was living in a free country, but now that I am older and wiser, I am not so sure that is true anymore. I want opportunities to experience more out of life before the end of my life because we never know when the end will be.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I shared about my bucket list and hope you will share yours as well. I hope you are having a great week and it continues getting better until it is Friday again. We have made it halfway through the week and that is an accomplishment. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Peaceful Tuesday

Somehow we successfully survived one of the most dreaded days of the week and are entering the second day of the week. We may not live in the same state or even the same country, but we all share the same world. The world we are connected through has been suffering from various challenges, some of which have been ignited from anger, hate, the desire for control, and selfishness. Finding peace during these troubling times can be challenging. We all have certain things that make us feel comfortable and at peace. What helps you to escape the upsetting feelings created in the world? I hope you will share these and to be fair, I will share mine with you as well.

I have always found music to be a wonderful escape from the chaotic issues in life. Music helps me to relax and find calmness in this life. Of course, certain music can alter my mood and bring me to a different type of happiness. I have certain songs I feel I can relate to, which makes me relive periods in my life. These songs help me to see certain situations in a different light. Other songs can make me smile on the worst days. Then there are songs I turn to when I need a good cry and after the tears fall, I feel I am in a better place emotionally.

Since I was a child, I have written my feelings out on paper. This helps me to discover clarity on life and the craziness that occurs. I do not feel pressured or like someone is going to judge my feelings because everything stays between me, the pen, and the paper. I enjoy writing poems when my emotions are torn and heightened for various reasons. Poetry helped me through several struggles when I was a young child and when I lost the man I thought of as a hero, my grandfather.

We are all going to have different ways to find peace. There is no right or wrong way because we are all different and that is okay. Life has a strange way of working itself out and even for the better. It is not important how we find peace, it is more important that we have peace in our lives! I do want to share a quote with y’all because this happens to be something else I enjoy. I love finding different quotes that I think are beautiful and hope you will as well. I thought this quote offered peace and hope you will feel it as well!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoy what I have shared and the quote provided you some peace of mind. This life is short and we should be living it to the fullest. There is no need for hate or causing harm to anyone because we should be showing kindness and love. I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Welcome back, Monday! I guess ready or not the new week is here and we must attempt to tackle the week with determination. I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. I know the weekends are too short and the weeks are extremely long, but I think we have the drive to accomplish many amazing things this week. Yes, it is hard to say “goodbye” to the weekend, but we need to believe the new weeks contain incredible opportunities!

I have always felt we need to begin the week with a positive and motivated mindset. This is not always easy, but it is possible. Life is complicated and chaotic, which can make us feel overwhelmed. Many of us think that falling apart when we feel consumed with stress and sadness is a weakness, but I do not believe that. It is perfectly okay to feel the need to break down and shut down, but even more important to get back up, brush yourself off, and try again. Never give up on your dreams because dreams can come true with courage and persistence!

This is going to be week 2 of training for my new job. I am sure it is going to be interesting and there will be a lot of knowledge. Week 1 went well and I think I understand what I will be doing. I feel like there will be a great amount of support while we are learning. We were told on Friday this week we will be doing some live orders, but they will be checked by management before being sent. I am honestly a little nervous about this because I want to do well and not make any mistakes. Guess this is part of me being hard on myself.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found the quote that I shared motivating and I would love to know how you felt about it. I hope your week begins wonderfully and only improves with each passing day. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Few days left of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

There are only a few days left of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. March will be coming to an end, but unfortunately, those living with this illness still must endure the issues involved. There are always so many questions that come to my mind and none of them have any answers. Do I wish this illness had a cure? I would be lying if I said no because I wish with everything in me there will be a cure someday soon. Is this illness frustrating? Again, I would be lying if I said no because it is one of the most frustrating things in my life. Is there anything I can do to change things now? Of course, the only thing I can do is stay positive and take care of myself the best that I can.

There are many reasons Multiple Sclerosis is incredibly frustrating one is that I feel like I do not have control of it. Yes, I might have minor control issues. I like things to go according to a plan that makes sense and is clear. I hate not being able to control my body because of an illness that does not have a cure, yet. I do not understand why there has been so much research done and the only thing that changes is the medications being pushed out by the pharmaceutical companies. I know that many people in these pharmaceutical companies care more about themselves and their bank accounts than those living with this illness.

Another reason Multiple Sclerosis is extremely frustrating is that I must live in pain every minute of every day and that is exhausting! I woke up this morning with my back in so much pain it hurt more to lay in bed than get up but still was painful trying to move. Last night, I felt a migraine working its way into my head. The only thing I could do was go to bed and hope it would be gone in the morning. Unfortunately, the head pain was not gone, but it was slightly more manageable. Pain is awful to live with, but migraines are the absolute worst because it often feels like there is a sledgehammer pounding on my head!

Overall, I do loathe Multiple Sclerosis, but I know it could be much worse than it is. I guess there is a small part of me that is thankful for the type I live with. I do not and never will know what caused me to have this condition, but I feel like there must be a reason. When there are no explanations for things, I find it immensely irritating, and it makes me slightly angry. Considering I have always believed there is a reason for everything that happens in our life, I feel there must be a reason I have Multiple Sclerosis.

No matter how frustrating Multiple Sclerosis can be and how many times a day I want to give up, I made a promise all those years ago when I was diagnosed to my late grandfather that I never would surrender and would continue to fight. Sadly, I know there may come a day when I am unable to fight any longer, but that day will not come for many more years. I am far too determined to let anything, especially an illness control my life.

Thank you for visiting my site this afternoon. I hope you are having a lovely and relaxing day! I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. The weekend will be coming to an end soon, so enjoy what is left of it safely! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Advice

Happy Sunday! I hope y’all have been able to enjoy your weekend and you have recuperated from last week because another week will begin tomorrow. I tried to rest and allow my back to heal and not hurt as bad, but unfortunately, it is still very painful. I did not plan to do this, but I ended up dying my hair last night. I wanted my hair to be purple, so I found a dye that works on dark hair without bleaching it. The way I look at things is, it is just hair and things can always be fixed!

Sadly the world is so full of hatred and negativity. I think many people often forget the words we speak to another can be hurtful. There is a HUGE difference between verbal and physical abuse. Bruises will heal in time, but the words spoken cannot be erased or forgotten, so they will harm someone forever. We all need to be mindful of our words and never say something we will regret. Even though an apology does not take back what we have said, we never know if the person we are speaking to will be here tomorrow to hear and accept the apology.

There are several hours left of the weekend before we have to start work again. I have always heard people say that Sunday is for rest, but I try to get everything done on Sunday and rest on Saturday. There is no rhyme or reason for this and honestly, I do the same amount both days. I hardly ever sleep in because I awake at the same time every day of the week. I definitely want to be able to sleep later, but never can. Do you have plans for the end of your weekend?

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with y’all today and I look forward to reading your comments. It never fails to surprise me how incredibly short the weekends are, but at least we are able to enjoy them when they come. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Saturday to rest up

Thank goodness the weekend is here 😊! Last week felt extremely LONG with starting a new job after being unemployed for three months, learning something new, and struggling with increased pain. I am not sure if the reason for the increased pain is strictly due to lifting something a little too heavy for me or if there is another reason. I am sure the awful back pain is from that, but not the leg pain, or maybe they are linked somehow.

It is strange because I missed working so much and now after one week, I am exhausted. I meant to “try” sleeping in this morning, but I woke up at the same time I would during the week. I do set an alarm, but I am always awake before it goes off. I think I have an internal clock that never changes. It is okay though because I am going to try relaxing some today and hopefully that will help my back feel a little better. I mean my back does hurt all the time, it is just slightly more intense right now.

Everyone was talking about their weekend plans yesterday at work, which I of course, do not have anything exciting going on 😊. I want to catch up on writing posts I have planned, reading my book, cleaning the house, and deciding what we can donate. I enjoy donating to others because it may help them. We should all want to help others that are in need because it can help ease any stress they are going through.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has started well and you are staying safe. The weekend is here, and I hope whatever you do, you will stay as safe as you can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Let It Go Friday

Congratulations y’all, we survived another week! How was your week? The weeks can feel long, draining, and exhausting so I am ready for the weekend. This was my first week back working after being unemployed for three months and I am glad that I am working, but I am worn out. I knew my last job very well because I had been in that industry for six years and I know I will learn this new job and be good at it as well. Good things take time and patience, which I lack patience, and am trying to learn that as well😊!

Friday is a good day to let go of anything negative that occurred during the week, so we can enjoy the short weekend ahead. We have to deal with the stress from the week for five LONG days and only have two short days to relax and do what makes us happy. We should never hold onto things from the week that brings us down or make us feel sad. I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all today will help you learn to let things go and be free from the negative things in life. I think we would all be surprised to see how freeing it is to let go of what brings us down and causes negative emotions.

Now that the weekend is almost here, do you have any plans? I am sure you will not be surprised to know that I do not have anything exciting planned. I want to go through my closet and decide what to donate. I also plan to go through the house to see if there is anything not in use that can be donated. I guess I think if it is not in use and has not been for a while, we are not using it and someone else might benefit from it. I also want to clean the house because I think it looks like a mess. Of course, I will also not be getting up to an alarm clock and hopefully, I will be able to sleep in a little. Another thing I have to do is let my back heal because I lifted something a little too heavy the other day and it has been hurting worse than normal since.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote helps you let go of any negative feelings caused by the past week. Anything that you do have planned for the weekend, I hope it brings you a lot of joy and you do so safely. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick Me Up Thursday

Good morning, Friday eve y’all! How has your week been? I meant to do a post yesterday but was battling with a nasty migraine/headache and was not able to. I am not sure if it came from looking at a computer all day long, allergies, stress, or somewhere else. Unfortunately, this started mid-day and I still had several hours left at work, but I somehow pushed through it. Even after my workday was over, I still was not able to rest to get rid of the evil migraine because I had to run to the pharmacy. Sometimes it seems like my day is never over!

The past two days I have been in training for my new job. There is such a difference between the mortgage job I did have and the one I am doing now. Considering this was only day 2 of training, I think I am picking up on this well and will continue to understand what this job entails. I did get frustrated a few times because nothing was making sense to me, but the trainer is patient and helpful with her explanations.

I guess I found the mortgage industry easy because I did it for six years and had a great handle on things. I know learning something new takes time and I need to be patient with myself. Of course, like always I am hard on myself and discourage myself. I will work on this, I promise. I honestly do not think this job is too difficult, it is just an entirely new world from what I am used to. I will continue to put my best foot forward and keep y’all updated!

We have almost made it to the weekend, and we only have one more day to get through, which may seem impossible. I feel like we could all use a little pick-me-up to help push us forward. I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all today provides you with the strength and courage to get through. Life gets challenging and overwhelming, which is why we need to focus on taking one step at a time. Do you try taking on too much at the same time as I do?

Unfortunately, Ukraine is still experiencing tragic times. During these times, we need to continue sending them as many prayers and good thoughts as we possibly can. There are no valid reasons for anyone to go through what they are and it is past time for the invasion of this country to end. It is a blessing they have a fearless and strong leader who is standing with his people and not running.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote helps you get through until we are finally enjoying the weekend. I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. I will try to do better with blogging and not miss a day again. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

The first day

Yesterday was my first day at my new job. Honestly, it was only the orientation to loosely get to get to know the company and a few new co-workers that are starting the same day as me. It was not too exciting and was just a lot of talking. It took five hours of listening to the HR manager, getting our equipment, and finding out the person that was “supposed” to be my manager resigned on Friday. It was shocking news to find out the lady I interviewed and told me how much she loved the company and her job left. I am not sure if that is a good sign, but it does not seem like it.

I think I was more nervous about the drive to where the orientation was being held rather than I was about starting the job. The interstate I had to drive on always has a lot of road construction and standstill traffic, which alone makes no sense. There was one point when there was not any construction or an accident and traffic suddenly stopped. Come to find out traffic stopped because there was a car on the side of the road broken down, so people had to stop and look. I just do not understand!

Even though orientation seemed slightly disorganized, I am trying to keep an open mind. Typically the first day at a new job seems chaotic, so this is something expected. Looking on the bright side of things, I am working again and it is from home, which is what I wanted. For the next three weeks, I am going to be in training, so I hope training is thorough and clear. I know to ask a lot of questions and take notes, so I know what I am doing once training is over.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week is going well and you are feeling the best you can. For some reason, last night my pain levels were extremely high and I know it had nothing to do with the new job because it was something a little more personal. I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa