Pick Me Up Thursday

Every long week requires a little inspiration!

Happy Friday Eve y’all! I hope your week has been good so far and just think there is only one more day before an amazing and relaxing weekend! Honestly, my week has been rather long and has included a lot of pain. I am not sure why the increase in pain, but I am doing the best I can dealing with it. I am thankful that I am able to work from home, which also means wearing comfortable clothes all day!

There is so much going on around the world and honestly, most of it isn’t all that positive. The news can be emotionally draining and while it is important to know what is going on, it is also best to try to distance ourselves from it as much as we possibly can. There is so much corruption within politics and hate spreads faster than wildfire, we need to be able to find a balance. This is one reason why I found the quote I am sharing so encouraging and I hope you will as well! My hope is that this quote will provide you with the pick me up you might need today!

No one ever said that life was easy because it can be very challenging. No matter what struggles we might face on a day to day basis, we need to know we are all strong enough to handle it. We do not have control over the way anyone else acts, but we can control how we act and the way we treat others. While it is important to treat everyone with respect and kindness, we need to never neglect ourselves either and understand the importance of treating ourselves with the same respect we give others. I am honestly learning trying to learn this because I have always put everyone else’s needs ahead of my own and end up neglecting what I need. We have all heard that old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” right?

Thank you for visiting my site today! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on what I shared today and promise to respond as quickly as I can! I hope you have a great day and PLEASE continue to stay safe! This virus does not seem to be giving up and is still causing harm to so many. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

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

Random thoughts Sunday!

As the weekend comes to an end…

Good evening y’all! How was your weekend? I hope you had a great and safe weekend! I will be honest, I did not do much over the weekend. I think y’all already know that I do my best to not leave the house because I am terrified of COVID-19 and unfortunately, the state I live in is not doing the best with new cases and deaths. I don’t even leave the house to go grocery shopping because hardly anyone wears a mask and NO ONE respects social distancing, which I find very irritating because I am HIGH RISK!

Considering I try not leaving the house, I have been ordering my groceries online and having them delivered. Last weekend, I did the same thing I always do with grocery shopping and had an awful experience. I try to never complain because the people doing the shopping for me are really doing me a favor and I would even say keep me safer. However, when I request to be contacted when the store does not have the product on my list in stock and not make substitutions on their own, that is what I expect. This always worked so well each of the four previous times I did the online ordering, but last weekend nothing went the way it was supposed to.

Even though last weekend did not go well, I ordered again online for delivery yesterday. The lady sent me a text when she started the shopping and when the store did not have what I requested and when she was done and on her way to my house. I thanked this lady, Norma many times. I even told her why I wasn’t going to stores. She told me she understood and that her mother has MS. I thanked her several times during the time she was shopping and she actually bought me a small flower arrangement. I was so shocked and wanted to share this with y’all. Norma restored my faith in good people in the south!

Honestly, I have spent several days wanting to write about something and couldn’t get the words out. It was driving me crazy because I had a few days without work and I wanted to be able to do what I enjoy doing, which is writing. I have been struggling with a few topics that have a lot of meaning to me, but that also comes with a terrible amount of anger. I have always been a kind, caring, and happy person and do not like being angry. What has been going on in the country I was born and raised in is terrible and very upsetting. Politics is frustrating and I know we all have our own opinions on it. It doesn’t matter if we are Republican or Democratic, what matters is fairness and treating people equally and with respect.

Something else that has been weighing heavily on my mind is this situation with Jeffrey Epstein (who is deceased) and Ghislaine Maxwell. The connections these awful people had are deep within the rich and powerful people of the world and that includes politicians. The awful things Epstein and Maxwell did to young girls was traumatizing and life-altering to them. NO child should ever see or experience what the young girls that were lured into Epstein’s circle did and anyone and everyone that was involved should pay the consequences to the fullest of the law. This is a very sensitive and difficult subject for me and it had caused me a lot of anger and sadness!

Normally, I hand write all my posts first and then type them. I know how insane that might sound, but it typically works for me. I feel more connected with what I am writing when I do it by hand, but I am doing this post by typing what I am thinking and not over thinking it like I tend to do, so I hope you can feel what I am writing as deeply as I do. I would really love to read your thoughts on this post and I promise to respond as quickly as I can.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and you stayed safe! Have you ever noticed how long the work week can feel and then how short the weekends are? Granted I am enjoying my job and love that I get to work from home, especially considering COVID numbers are on a steady increase daily. 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!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

I hope y’all had a lovely week! Are you ready for your weekend? Do you have any plans? Like always I have no plans at all. Honestly, after working all week I am looking forward to having no plans. I have no where I have to be and no time that I am required to wake up! Of course, even though I do not have to get up at a certain time, I still will not sleep in because I tend to just wake up at the same time every single day. This can be a little frustrating because at the end of the week, I really need to be able to catch up on sleep at least some!

We all have those times during the week when we might be feelings little frustrated with work, home, traffic, etc. With our weekend beginning tomorrow, today is a great day to let go of any of those feelings so we have a better chance to enjoy the weekend. Weekends are already short enough, so there is no point carrying unpleasant emotions into it and losing out on anything great! I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all today will help you to let go of any negative emotions and help you enjoy the weekend to the best of your abilities. I would love the chance to read your thoughts on this quote and I promise to respond as quickly as possible!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have a great day and your weekend is everything you want it to be. Please just remember to stay safe by practicing all safety protocols. I know I say this to y’all in every post, but it is because I care and do not want anything bad to happen to you! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick Me Up Thursday!

Friday Eve sounds much better than Thursday!

Hello y’all and happy Friday Eve! How has your week been? Maybe I am going crazy, but this week has gone by extremely fast! This was my third week with my new job and I am still enjoying it. I have learned a lot and there have been days I felt like I was on information overload, but I say that in the best way possible. Even though I am still loving my job, I am very glad it is almost the weekend!

I do not have to get up insanely early, but I do still have an annoying evil alarm clock. The funny thing is I am normally up before the alarm goes off. I think it is because in my mind I already know how much I hate that sound and I just wake up about 10 minutes before the alarm would go off. The sound of the alarm is so awful to me, I don’t even let the microwave go off. Crazy, right?

With only one day left before the weekend is here, I think we could all us a little pick me up. I hope you will enjoy the quote I am sharing with y’all today. I found it pretty uplifting and hope it will give you the pick me up you might need to get through another day of the week! I would really love to read what you thought about this quote. With so much negativity and tragedy that is happening around the world, I think it is crucial for all of us to find ways to hold onto positivity and happiness!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I hope y’all have had a pleasant week and you are continuing to stay safe. Hopefully your day is lovely and not stressful at all because none of us need stress in our lives. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a nice enjoyable and safe weekend! Are you ready to start the new week? The new week will bring us a chance to begin again and anything that happened last week is in the past.

How was the weather where you are? Where I live, it rained for a little while on Saturday and again on Sunday, both days were insanely HOT! There once was a time that I loved summer time because I love the beach, but I don’t know if it is because I am getting older or if temperatures are getting hotter or maybe it is the combination but I dread summertime now. In the south where I live, you are not able to walk outside for one second and not feel like you just took another shower. The daytime highs are normally in the high 90’s, so it really is miserable.

I think it is always important to begin our weeks with a positive mindset. I mean we all know there is enough negativity in the world, but we have a choice to not get involved with this! This is one reason why I love sharing a motivating quote with y’all every Monday. I hope the quote I am sharing today will serve as a motivator to you and that your week will get better with each day! I would love the chance to read what you thought about this quote!!

I hope your week starts off well and you are feeling the best you possibly can. I am so glad that I do not have to leave my house with as hot as it is going to be this week. My previous MS Specialist always used to tell me how awful the heat was for me and I never wanted to believe him, but he was very correct! The heat makes me feel terrible and causes twice as many dizzy spells, which isn’t any fun. I hope you are able to stay cool and not have to deal with temperatures that are too bad!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I always appreciate your continued support and love reading your comments! Please stay safe when you are not in the comfort and safety of your home. I also hope you never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa