Motivational Monday

Let’s Begin the Week with positive thinking!

Happy Monday y’all! I hope your weekend was full of happiness, joy, and safety! Are you ready to start a new week that can be full of endless possibilities? Unfortunately, ready or not it is here. One of the most important things that I say to y’all in almost every post is, to please stay safe.

Sadly, it seems that the virus isn’t slowing down at all in the United States, but instead it is worse now than it was when this pandemic started. Wearing masks, hand washing, and social distancing is a need not a want! I am not sure why the safety practices seem to be difficult for some people. Let me just say, this virus is not a joke, a hoax, or anything other than determined to attack anyone. It doesn’t matter your age, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or even your political standings, this virus can cause horrible things for anyone and everyone! Please, do what is necessary to keep yourself and your family safe!

On a more positive note, of course, I have a great quote to begin your week! I hope you will find this quote motivating, it helps start your week off positive, and your week only gets better with each day! Everything we do during our days has an effect on someone and we want that to be a positive effect! Our actions should be valued and we should respect others always!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I also hope you have a great and safe week. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

My weekend of pain

Three days of migraine & pain hell!

Since Friday afternoon I have been battling with a nasty headache, which I think was more an evil migraine. It started when I was still working and I had to force myself through the last part of the day, which even though I work at home was difficult to make it until 5:00. I know some would say the migraine and pain came from stress, but I actually disagree with this. Yes, I did get a little worked up about a loan I was working because I was a little confused about what I had to do next, but I did get everything figured out and was fine.

I have been working with my new company for three weeks and I still love my job. During the initial few weeks after training, we are all supposed to work on the loans that are assigned to us, and then the team lead would review our work before we could proceed with changing the status to “complete”. Well on Friday while I was dealing with the start of my nasty migraine, my team lead told me I did not need to have my work reviewed anymore and could proceed on my own. I am not sure why I was so shocked by this because I do understand the work, but to be told this during the end of my third week was a good feeling and made me feel confident. This is the same team lead that told me during my second week on the job I was going to be his “rock star”, so I guess I have a lot to live up to!

When I did finally make it through my horrible painful day on Friday, I laid down with an ice pack on my head around 11:00 PM and did not really get up until late Saturday. Not only am I dealing with a migraine from hell, but my entire body aches. I do not know where this is all coming from. It has been incredibly hot in the south, but I do not leave my house so I don’t know why the heat would be causing me so many issues.

As I am trying to write this I can feel the pain starting back up again, not that it actually stopped it just eased up some. Dealing with pain is not easy and can cause some stress. Trying to understand why the pain has to be this severe is something that can’t be understood. Normally, I can deal with pain, but I am not able to deal with head pain.

Headaches/migraines will have me in the bed with an ice pack and nothing helps. It has been a frustrating weekend that is almost over. I can only hope the headache/migraine will leave me alone as the week starts.  I promise I have done everything I know to get rid of the pain, but at this point, nothing is working. I am staying hydrated and even trying to eat.

Do y’all ever get massive migraines or pain in general? How do y’all deal with this? I would like to believe I am a strong person, but I am losing that strength dealing with all this pain. Any advice y’all may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I do hope your weekend has been lovely, you have been able to enjoy it, and you have stayed safe. Please know that even though I am struggling with pain issues right now, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Let It Go Friday!

Let’s Enjoy A Safe And Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday y’all! How was your week? I know you are all probably looking forward to the weekend, I know I am! Is it just me or are the weekends continuing to get shorter? Sometimes the weeks feel incredibly long and then the weekend is over in the blink of an eye. I guess maybe that speaks volumes and I am just getting old!

Now that the week is coming to an end, it is time to let go of anything negative that occurred during the week. There is no use allowing for negative emotions to derail the weekend we all look forward to. I think the only thing that really happened to me this past week that was negative was my frustrations with myself. I can admit that I tend to not only be my own worse critic, but I am also way too hard on myself. I know this is something I need to work on and I promise I am trying! I do hope the quote I want to share with y’all today will help you let go of anything that might be causing you unpleasant emotions and help you enjoy your life and weekend to the fullest!

I love Maya Angelou and I really hope you enjoyed her quote! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts and promise to respond as quickly as I possibly can! I have several more of Maya’s quotes to share with you in the next few weeks!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope whatever your plans are for the weekend, you will do everything you can to keep yourself and family safe. Unfortunately, we still have not seen the end of COVID-19, so this means we all need to work together by practicing ALL the safety practices the professionals are telling us! 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!

Let Us Welcome Friday Eve!

Happy Friday eve y’all! How has your week been? I hope you are having a fantastic week and you are looking forward to enjoying a happy and safe weekend! My week has been busy and I am still learning more with my role with my new company. I still think the people I have the pleasure of getting to know virtually, of course, are pretty great. It is definitely a different experience from my last time working in the mortgage industry and more than just that I am working from home and never meet my co-workers face to face.

As our week is beginning to wind down, do you have anything planned for your weekend? Considering COVID-19 is still pretty bad in the state I live in, I am probably going to refrain from leaving the house. Honestly, everything that needs to be done is right here in my house, so there is no need to risk mine or my husband’s life by going out in the public. As I am still getting used to working full-time, I am also trying to develop a better blogging schedule. It isn’t easy because after working an 8 hour day in front of a computer, I am battling with being exhausted, but I know I will get there in time.

With the week almost over and there is one more day to get through, I think a little pick me up is what we all need. I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all today uplifting and it offers you the pick me up you might need! I would love to read what you think about this quote and I promise to respond to all comments as quickly as I can.

Thank you for visiting my site. I do appreciate all those that have stood by me and continued to support me. I do enjoy reading your comments and your own posts. I feel that only way we can all success is by always supporting one another. I have been trying to find different topics that would be interesting and beneficial to everyone to have more information on, so if you have any ideas I would love to know! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday!

Another Monday to Shine Bright!

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a lovely and safe weekend! Are you ready to begin a new week with a positive mindset? I am not sure how many people actually love Monday mornings, but they are a fresh start and have endless possibilities! Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to! Please just always keep your chin up and know you deserve the best life has to offer!

I think y’all know this about me already, but I think we should start the new week off with a motivating quote. I think there are some quotes that can really give us the start we need and then each day afterward will only get better! The quote I am sharing helps remind us how important courage is and the different ways courage can be beneficial to our daily lives. I would however love to have the chance to read your thoughts on it and I promise to respond as quickly as I can, which might be after 5:00 when I get out of work or I might be able to on my lunch break!

I know I say this is most if not all my posts, but please stay safe! Unfortunately, COVID-19 has not calmed down at all or even gotten a little better. I think things get even more dangerous every day because people are just tired of dealing with all the safely protocols, but a little extra work can be what keeps you safe. Please make sure when you are out of your house that you are wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, sanitizing everything, and wash your hands many times throughout the day.

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I hope your week starts off great and gets even better each day that follows.Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~July COVID-19 Information~

~The Truth About COVID-19~

I have honestly debated with myself for the past week if I should or shouldn’t write this because I want to steer clear of negativity as much as I possibly can. I must have started and stopped writing this at least 15 times, but I do feel this information is crucial and really needs to be shared as much as possible for the safety of human lives. There have already been so many people that lost their lives because of this virus and things urgently need to change.

My husband is a wonderful man and has always been very supportive of my writing and dreams of doing more with it. For the first time when I explained to him earlier in the week what I was planning to write about he actually deterred me from writing anything negative about the president. Let me clarify this, he did not deter me from writing negatively about the president because he supports him because like myself he doesn’t support that man at all, he just did not want anything I wrote about to negatively impact my life in any way. What I am actually writing about today is so much bigger and more important than a simple man like the president. I am writing about what most people worldwide have lived in fear of for the past 6 months, COVID-19.

There have been many false claims made and a vast amount of important information that was either not shared or it has been forgotten or it was not taken seriously. When the president of a county isn’t taking something seriously, none of his followers/supporters are going to take it seriously either, which in the United States where I live is an enormous problem.

If you are like me and you do not care much for politics, think about what you would think if your favorite musician was not taking this virus seriously. Would you follow how that person behaved or would you think the musician was out of their mind? Now think about how people you know and care for are behaving towards this virus. Do you have family or friends that are not viewing this virus seriously? Thankfully even though my mother supports the president she does understand the severity of the situation we are in here in the United States.

The COVID-19 numbers in the state I live in are steadily increasing without fail. I tend to think it is because I live in a mostly Republican supporting state with only a few exceptions. Recently, I spoke to one of our neighbors at the mailbox and she flat out said that she thinks the virus is a hoax. Of course, I always keep 6 feet distance between myself and anyone else that doesn’t live in my household.

The many things I find irritating when I do have to leave my house, which is not often, is that so many people do not respect others with social distancing and hardly anyone wears a mask. I just do not understand, except that neither the president nor vice president wears a mask. Nonetheless, people should appreciate the science involved and listen to the experts.

Recently, I saw that the United States has been the worst-affected country with more than 3.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 139,960 deaths. It is terrifying how many innocent or uneducated people have had to lose their lives because of this awful virus. How many people need to die before everyone will do what is necessary? It is easy to wear a mask and if they do not have a mask, wear some kind of face covering. It is even easier and doesn’t cost a thing, practice social distancing. Even in the south where I live in the United States, stores have markings on the ground indicating where 6 feet is, but yet many people still can’t maintain the 6 feet that is required.

I think y’all know by now that I am a very emotional person, which explains why it is hard for me to not breakdown in tears when I hear about someone that lost someone they love to COVID-19. It is the people’s life that has forever changed because they have to learn to live without someone they love.

Some spouses have lost the person they promised to love, honor, and cherish for the rest of their lives. Some parents have lost their child or maybe even grandchildren. How can anyone see this and not understand the urgency of wearing a mask, practice social distancing, disinfect everything they touch, and or wash their hands multiple times a day?

Most of you that have read my posts also know that I have Multiple Sclerosis and that I take a medication that weakens my immune system which means that I am at a very high risk of contracting the virus that is causing so much fear and stress throughout the entire world.

I am thankful for the job that allows me to work in the safety of my home. I am thankful for my husband that always supports me and does his best to protect me. I am thankful that my mother and stepfather are aware and staying safe from the virus. I am thankful for the intelligent people the United States has, even if those people are not always listened to because without these people we would not know what we do know about the dangers this virus has the potential of.

I want to ask each and every one of you to stay safe and follow all the safety protocols that we have been made aware of. I completely understand how uncomfortable it is to wear a mask, but I also think a little discomfort is worth your life and safety. No matter what everyone else is doing or how different you might look, please always wear a mask when you leave your home!

I know parts of this post might have seemed a little negative, but I hope you were able to see the positive within my words. I want to thank you for taking the time to read this information and I hope you will always stay safe! I worry about my family, friends, fellow bloggers, all humankind, and animals because animals can get COVID-19 just like we all can.

I hope y’all are having a lovely and safe weekend. I would love to read your comments on the information I have provided. I promise to respond as quickly as I can and within no more than 24 hours. 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!

Let Go Of Your Negative Energy & Enjoy Your Life!

Happy Friday y’all! How was your week? This was my second week at my new job and things are still going very well and I must say that I am working with some pretty great people! It is definitely different being able to work from home. I mean, I do not need to make my hair or makeup look nice and do not even have to wear uncomfortable work clothes. I will be honest with y’all, I do still put makeup on, always let my hair air dry, and wear comfortable loose clothing! I LOVE it!

Now that we have made it to another Friday and the weekend is near, it is time to let go of any negative energy we might be feeling. Negative energy doesn’t need to be work related, maybe you had a disagreement with a friend or family member. Disagreements can happen with anyone, which is one reason it is best not discuss sensitive subjects with family, such as religion and politics! Regardless of what negative feelings you are having, it is best to let them go and not carry them into the weekend with you! Weekends are supposed to be relaxing and happy! I do hope the quote I am sharing today will help you release any unpleasant feelings you are experiencing and you are able to have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote that I shared and I do look forward to reading what you thought about it! I hope the last day of the week is a good one for you and you are looking forward to the weekend. Please, whatever you do over the weekend, stay safe by following all safety measures. I hope you never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday!

Monday, gives us a brand new start!

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a lovely, safe, and relaxing weekend! I know I said I has several posts that I wanted to complete this weekend, but I was honestly so worn out I did not have the energy to provide you with the meaningful writing y’all deserve. I guess I didn’t realize how much working full-time took out of me, but hopefully this week will be easier and I can provide valuable content for y’all to read. I do have several ideas still!

At the beginning of each week, I think we all need a little motivation to get our week started on with an optimistic mindset. The quote I am sharing with y’all today means so much to me, probably because my stepfather has Parkinson’s. I know Michael J. Fox has battled this disease for many years. Truth is, I find how he handles his illness, family, and career extremely motivating and hope it this will provide you with that motivation needed to begin your week! You probably will not be surprised because y’all know I am a very emotional person, but this quote brought tears to my eyes.

I want y’all to know how much I appreciate you visiting my site today. I hope you found something great with the quote I shared and I look forward to your amazing comments. I promise to respond to all comments as quickly as I can. Again, I am sorry I did not share anything over the weekend as I had planned. Whatever you did over the weekend, I hope you remained safe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 numbers are not stabilizing, but increasing consistently. Where I live the numbers everyday are increasing in triple digits and there was the first pediatric case in the state I live in.

I know in each of my recent posts I keep encouraging you to stay safe and follow all safety measures with COVID, but I hope you know it is because I care and do not want you to contract this nasty virus. I also know I have made several ugly and snide remarks about the president, but that is because he is up for reelection and I do not agree with anything he says or does. I do not appreciate the way he has handled this deadly virus or the way he calls it the Chinese virus. I find his racists remarks and distasteful comments about human beings very wrong and just plain rude. I can not for the life of me understand how anyone with even one working brain cell can support this man, but I guess it is just because they agree with the racist aspects. In my eyes, we were all created equally and deserve to be treated with the same respect we expect from others.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a wonderful and safe start to your week. My hope is to be more prepared with posting this week because I love having the opportunity to share beneficial content with y’all. I promise to not make political comments in all posts, but I can’t promise that I won’t encourage y’all to stay safe. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope your week has gone well and your last day of the week is great! My week has been busy learning more about my new job and meeting some great new people through Skype and Zoom. The company I worked with previously in the mortgage industry was no where near as organized as my new company! It is amazing how much can change when things are organized and operate well!

I hope your week has been wonderful and safe. Unfortunately, the COVID numbers are still on the rise, well at least they are in the United States. Y’all already know I blame the COVID increase and deaths on one person and hopefully that will change sooner than later. Maybe I am wrong, but I think the only way a company or country can be successful is with a strong leader. Nothing can ever be strong and helpful if the leadership isn’t available!

Now that we have almost made it to the weekend, I want share with you a quote that I hope will serve as a pick me up for y’all! The days and weeks get longer, but I am pretty sure the weekends get shorter. Whatever you have planned for the weekend, please do what is necessary to keep yourself and your family safe!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the quote I shared gave you the pick me up we all need on Thursdays! I do look forward to reading your thoughts on the quote and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope y’all have a lovely day and please stay safe! I hope you never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Belated First Day Experience

I know I am a little delayed in telling y’all about my first day at my new work from home job and I am so sorry about that! It was also my first day working after several months of not working, so I was pretty exhausted. To add on to my first day of work after not working for several months, I also did not sleep for close to 48 hours. I do not know why, but I was unable to sleep most of the weekend. There isn’t really a reason for it either. Thankfully, I actually finally did sleep on Monday evening for about 5 or 6 hours, so now I can tell y’all about the first day with my work from home job!

Monday morning started off well, but on barely any sleep it was twice as exhausting. I had two Zoom meetings, one of which thankfully I wasn’t on screen but the other one, unfortunately, I was on camera. I don’t know about y’all, but I hate seeing myself on screen. I don’t think it is a very nice image! This job is working with a mortgage company and it was amazing how much I ended up remembering from when I worked for a mortgage company a few years ago. I will say this company seems a lot more organized than the previous mortgage company I worked for.

I will be the first to say that I am not all that great with hooking up computer equipment, but thankfully my husband is great at it. The poor guy was up until about 7 in the morning making sure all my equipment was set up and working correctly. I guess it is a good thing he works nights and does well being up all hours of the night! Unfortunately, he doesn’t work for the company I do so he doesn’t have access to what the IT people do, but he did amazing with what he could. I did have to call the IT department because there was something wrong, but it was nothing my husband didn’t do, it was on the company’s side. The IT support person even admitted the issue was a known problem.

The second day of work was a few Zoom meetings and yes, I was on video again. I don’t know why I hate seeing myself on screen or in pictures. I am very critical of myself! But the second day went well. I had a few modules to read and then complete a test. Testing has never been something I was good at. I could know the answers to all the questions, but when the timer starts I forget everything. The third day will be doing modules and one Skype meeting, which I will not be on camera!!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and I am so sorry I was so delayed with telling y’all about the first day at work! I hope your week has started well and you are staying safe! This virus isn’t over yet and if you live in the United States you already know our so-called leader isn’t doing anything to protect any of us. This person is caught up in his reelection campaign and his pole numbers.

Please, if you do live in the states don’t forget to vote in November. We the people need to join together and END the Trump presidency! I hope you never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa