What a long week?

How do you enjoy spending the first day of the weekend? I prefer to use Saturday as a day to “TRY” to sleep in and get some much-needed rest after a painfully LONG week! I might try doing some cleaning today, but I might hold off until tomorrow. Even though between my sweet and loveable cats and my annoying habits of getting up at the same time daily, I will not sleep past my normal time. I do hope that I will be able to binge-watch one of my favorite shows, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, and considering I have seen every episode at least four times sleep on and off during the day. Many people do not understand why I love this show as much as I do because it is about sex crimes, but this shows is the only time I am able to see actual justice. Yes, I do know this show is not always based on actual events, there is justice for the victims!

After how long this past week felt, there is something that I cannot understand about people and their behaviors. Why is it so difficult for people to behave and treat others kindly and with respect? Also, why can people not think rationally, instead of 100% irrationally? It seems like everyone wants what they want and they want these things immediately! I understand that most people are impatient, but it is not too difficult to at least try to be reasonable. Unless I am missing something and there are people out there that can walk on water and perform miracles.

I cannot imagine I am the only person that believes in equality, right? Why should anyone be treated differently and with more respect than anyone else? I firmly believe we should all try building each other up and not tearing anyone down for any reason! If we could all try doing this once a day, once a week, or if it is too challenging for someone, once a month, I think this world would be much better and much happier! We have nothing to lose doing this, so why do more people not do so?

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope your week went well and you have a wonderful and safe weekend! This is your weekend and you do not have to do anything that you do not want to or anything that does not bring you joy! I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you today and I look forward to reading your comments. I will respond to y’all 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

Let It Go Friday

Guess what y’all, it is finally Friday!! I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way, but this week felt SO LONG! I know it was the same five days that each week is, but it felt much longer. Of course, it does not help that I was ready for Friday on Monday morning😊! The weather where I live was very messy yesterday. It rained all day, which made it appear darker than normal and a little chilly. Thankfully, I think the weekend is going to be a little nicer and hopefully, there will not be any rain! Even though the rain makes me hurt much worse, I would almost prefer it to rain on my days off because it gives me a reason to just stay nice and cozy on the couch with the cats!

After a week that felt super long, I think today will be the perfect day to try letting go of any negative feelings the week created. Our weekends are too short to bring any negativity in and much better left in the past. There are times in our lives when we have been disappointed by another too much and none of us deserve this. Walking away from those who have caused us so much pain from disappointments can be necessary for our own well-being. It is not easy, but often VERY much required because we all deserve happiness. It might be friends or family or just acquittances, it is okay to walk away from them! Please never feel guilty to walk away from someone in your life that caused you any kind of pain!

Now that the weekend is almost here, do you have anything planned for these next two days? Just because it is the weekend, it does not mean we have to have plans, it is completely okay to want to rest and recuperate from the week. I would like to work on what I am doing for the writing competition, catch up on some reading, and most of all catch up on sleep!! Of course, my cats do not understand this and will more than likely want me to get up at the same time so they can have their Fancy Feast treats. We will see though, I am just happy to not have to work and be forced to listen to people complain and make unreasonable demands!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found the quote helpful in letting go and walking away from the unnecessary upset. Hopefully, you will do something that makes you happy this weekend and whatever you do, you do so safely! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

We have made it through the first part of the week and only have the other half to get through, and considering we successfully made it through the most difficult half I think the rest will be much easier! How has your week been up until today? Hopefully, it has not been too bad and you just have your sights set on the weekend because it will be here soon! Yesterday, I had my routine follow-up appointment with my doctor, and just as I expected the worst part of it was the drive to the office and the appointment was fine. These routine appointments always go the same way, so I am never worried.

Even though we have made it through half of the week, we do still have the other half to make it through and I think we could use a little inspiration! I hope you find the quote that I am sharing inspirational and it helps you get through until the weekend returns again! It can be easy to lose sight of what is important in life because we are always so busy and tend to forget about what is most important. We need to try to always chase our goals, passions, and what we want in life and not what others want us to do.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found the quote inspiring and it helps you through the rest of the week. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope your week has been good up until now and gets better until the weekend has returned. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Tranquil Tuesday

I must say that surviving the most dreaded day of the week deserves praise and congratulations😊! Monday is never very exciting, but I do hope it was not too bad for y’all! Yesterday was not all bad for me, it was of course, a little busy but nothing that I cannot handle. I think it is just difficult to let go of the weekend when we can relax and not wake up to an alarm clock. Anything we were not able to get done yesterday, we have another chance today! Unfortunately, today I get to drive on the worst road in the world to go to my routine follow-up appointment. These appointments are useless because nothing ever changes!

Moving into the second day of the week is a good thing because it means we are one day closer to the weekend. Yes, I am already ready for the weekend😊! Regardless of how many days are left in the week, we need to try to remain calm and handle things as they come, instead of thinking about what might happen! I really enjoyed the quote that I am sharing with y’all today and hope you will as well, and that it offers you a sense of calmness and strength! I think it is easy to forget how incredibly strong we all are because life gets chaotic. No matter what occurs in our lives, never doubt yourself because YOU can handle anything! NEVER let anyone ever tell you that you cannot do something because you can do anything!

I know many of us must deal with various different doctor’s appointments, right? Today the appointment is just with my pain doctor and I like her because she is kind and easy to talk to. I think it is important to always be prepared for appointments, which means having notes for what you need to talk about, prescriptions that need to be filled, and any other concerns you might have. It is so easy to forget to mention things when in the exam room, so it is best to be ready and prepared because getting in touch with a doctor after the appointment seems nearly impossible!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I appreciate you taking the time to read what I share and hope you enjoyed. I hope you found the quote calming and it helps you survive another day. 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

Motivational Monday

Hello again, Monday! It is crazy how quickly the weekends fly by because it feels like it was just Friday not too long ago. I guess this is just something that happens every week, and we should consider ourselves lucky to have another opportunity with a new week. I hope this week holds many wonderful opportunities for all of you and you will not let anyone or anything get in your way of achieving greatness! Even though the weekend did seem short, I hope you were able to enjoy it and do something for yourself. My weekend was relaxing and quiet until Sunday when I woke up with a terrible migraine that would not go away. Unfortunately, this is something I endure too much and it never gets any easier.

As we begin a new week, I feel it is important to try to do so with a motivated and good mindset. If we do not try to start the week in the best frame of mind, we cannot expect the rest of the week to be as great as it should be. Each of us has faced countless battles and various struggles, but we are still here to live another day. Our journeys will always take strength and courage we never knew we had, but one day we will realize how incredibly strong and powerful we are. We can use these qualities to keep up a good fight and this will show others what they are capable of. Each storm we survived during this life, gives us the courage we need to face all the other challenges that life has in store for us!

I know most people are not ready for another Monday, but they never fail to return and it is another chance to do great things. I tried telling my cats this😊, but they did not think it was a good idea for their Mommy to have to be glued to her work laptop and not with them. I guess it is a good thing that they sleep around 20 hours a day and when they are not sleeping, they are enjoying playing with one another. I would give anything to live the life of our cats because they have everything and more they could ever want, plus everything is handed to them and they do not have to work😊! Our cats do not understand how lucky they are because not everyone treats their pets like family!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote provided you the motivation necessary to begin another week. If there is such a thing as being reincarnated, I hope I will be lucky enough to come back as a cat who has a life as mine do! Those precious little fur balls have it made😊, but I still love them more than I could ever explain! I am looking 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

My Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing week. Unfortunately, the weekend is nearing its end and it will be time to prepare for the new week soon. Why does it feel like it was Friday only 30 minutes ago, and we were excited about the week? The workweeks can be painfully long, and the weekends are always way too short, which seems unfair. I wish there was a way to flip-flop how the weeks were and we had at least four days off in a row and work the other three days but no more than 6 hours. Every company always “preaches” how they believe in providing work-life balance for their employees, but I am not sure how anyone is getting work-life balance when we are working more than when we are home with family.

How does it affect you when a friend goes through an extremely difficult situation, especially when the situation is something you also experienced? I know I did a post about my experience with being laid off when it happened. It has been a few years now, but the emotions surrounding this are still raw. Anytime I get worried about work being very slow, I start to panic because I fear I will go through another layoff. Of course, the company that laid me off was in the mortgage industry and the company I am at now is different and has ZERO to do with mortgages, but it was expected due to the economy. Anyways, I friend I made while working with mortgages sent me a text on Saturday letting me know she had been laid off.

When I am friends with someone, even if I have never met the person face to face, but you worked closely with them via emails and phone calls, I care about the person. It seems like I can feel their pain and it is even more intense when a friend goes through something I went through. Going through a layoff can have a strong and negative impact on your life. It feels like the rug was pulled from beneath you and you land on your rear end. When someone gets laid off, there is immediate stress felt deeply for how they will be able to care for themselves and their family. Something that has this strong of an impact on your life can stay with you for years. I think I might have a mild case of PTSD because of what I went through and knowing someone else went through this breaks my heart.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and you have had a great weekend! Sadly, tomorrow is Monday again and we are in for another 5 days of working 8-hour days. On Tuesday, I have my routine follow-up appointment with my pain doctor, and these appointments always go the same way. The only bad part of these appointments is having to drive on what I think is the worst road in the world, but maybe it will not be too bad. Yeah right, who am I kidding? There is so much road construction, which causes many delays I doubt anything will be any different from the last time I had one of these follow-up appointments. 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

Saturday Thoughts

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well so far and you are trying to do something that makes you happy and helps you to relax. Anyone who must work five days in a row can understand how exhausting it can be. Even though I work from home, being forced to sit in front of a computer for eight LONG hours is draining, but when you add in listening to people complain it makes it feel even LONGER! I am so thankful for the weekend and even though two days are never enough, I will plan to appreciate and enjoy each day to the fullest. Of course, this does mean that I will do as little as possible and anything I do will be because I want to😊!

I mentioned in a previous post that I am considering doing another writing competition. I think once I can stop debating with myself if my writing is good enough, I will mostly just try. However, I cannot decide if I should do another personal essay or if I should do a research-based article. I know that doing a personal essay sounds easier and with it being a personal essay it might show more heart, but I am not sure if that is the way I want to go. I think if I do a research-based article, I could still add a lot of personality and heart. I have several ideas for the research-based article and am planning to do an outline for each because I think that will help me make a final decision.

I have a question for anyone reading this because I do value your opinions and advice. Have you ever done a writing competition? If so, how did you choose the topic to write about? Many of you have been loyal followers for a while with my blog, so I think you understand my writing style and abilities, what would you suggest I do about this competition? The deadline for this is not until May, but I prefer to prepare for things early. I do not like to wait until the last minute because so many things can go wrong in life, and I think it is best to have plenty of time to make necessary corrections!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site today. I know we are all busy in life, so I do appreciate you reading what I have shared and I am looking forward to reading your comments, and advice! I hope you will be able to enjoy your weekend and do something for yourself. I think many people are always doing things for others and it is important to do something for ourselves at least once a week, more would be better! 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

WOW, we have finally made it to Friday! It has seemed like a long week and I am so thankful the weekend will start soon. How has your week been and are you looking forward to the weekend? I know that is a silly question because most of us look forward to the weekend on Monday morning or at least I know I do. Working from home is a great experience and I have a handful of co-workers who are amazing to work with. It is crazy how close you can become with someone you have never met before just through numerous conversations.

At the end of the week, I think it is time to let go of anything negative that might have occurred during the week Our weekends are too short to have those negative issues weighing on our minds. It will always be difficult to get through a week or even a day without being confronted by people with terrible attitudes. I know it is challenging to not meet their attitude with negativity, but it will show who is the bigger and better person. Sometimes, we need to look at who the person is and realize they must be going through something in their personal life and it has nothing to do with anything we have done. Personally, I would prefer to walk away from people with a negative attitude because I do not want to fall to their level.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed this post and I am looking forward to reading your comments. I will respond to your comments as quickly as I can! Over the weekend, I plan to finish going through our closets to find things we will be donating and I also want to read and write. Some things are difficult to do during the week because I am normally too tired to think clearly, so the weekends are my time to play catch up! I hope you have an amazing and relaxing weekend. 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

I always prefer to think of today as Friday eve because it sounds much better than Thursday! How has your week been? For some reason, even though it has not been a super busy week, it has felt incredibly long. Life can be so exhausting because it seems like someone always needs something or someone feels the need to complain. I am not sure what people think complaining is going to accomplish, except drive others crazy. Maybe that is their goal or maybe they just like to hear their voice. No matter what I go through in life, I do try to never complain because it does nothing positive!

We have managed to make it through most of this week and only have one final day to survive because the weekend returns! I think we could all use a little pick-me-up to get through one more day, which hopefully, will not be too terrible! Unfortunately, we too often must deal with people who are unkind and rude, which none of us deserve. I hope the quote that I am sharing will help you handle these poorly behaved people and that you know that you are MUCH better than that! I do still believe when people are rude to others, they are just unhappy with themselves and want to make others feel just as badly as they do.

Now that we are so close to the weekend, do you have any plans? The only thing I know I am going to do is, go through my closet and decide what I am going to donate. I think this is important to do every so often because there are so many people that are in need and if we have things we are not using, there is no reason to keep them. I used to be better about doing this every few months because there was a place where we used to live that helped women and children who were in an abusive environment. Regardless of if I can find another place like that where we are living now, there are still so many homeless the need warm clothes in the cooler weather.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote was a nice pick-me-up for you. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. Always remember, YOU are important and YOU deserve nothing but the best in life. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Continued Gun Violence

We are only 25 days into 2023 and as of yesterday, there have already been 39 mass shootings in the United States that have caused 70 innocent people to lose their lives. These tragedies do NOT occur in any other developed country because other countries have found a way to prevent unnecessary gun violence. These continued acts of hatred do not make any sense to me, and I have many questions that I am not sure anyone can answer. The first question is why can the United States not find a rational solution and end gun violence? How many more people will need to die before changes will be made? The 2nd Amendment was written in 1791, but did they mean they thought everyone should carry a weapon? I think we need to face the fact; the 2nd Amendment needs to be updated so that the mass population stops misinterpreting it.

As I have already stated, the 2nd Amendment was written in 1791 and reads, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Right in the first sentence, Militia is a military force that is raised from the civil population, to supplement a regular army in an emergency. What does this mean to you? To me, this should mean guns are for our military to use in an emergency, such as war, and or to defend our country. With that said, guns must be regulated better and more efficiently. Anytime I have tried talking to other Americans about control, they try to hold on tight to what they think the 2nd Amendment means, but I do not think they read it and understood it correctly!

I do not think that guns belong on the streets or in homes because they are unsafe when people are not trained. A couple of weeks ago, a 6-year-old child brought a gun to school with him and shot his 1st-grade teacher. This was not a mass shooting, but it did cause harm to an innocent teacher and that child should have never had access to it or even known where it was in the home. The devastation of gun violence upsets me deeply and the fact we already had so many mass shootings early in the year, scares me to see what the remainder of the year will hold. Changes with gun policies have needed to change for a long time and I only hope the change will happen sooner rather than later.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I know many people will not agree with me on this topic, but I do still look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. I hope you are having a good week and you are staying safe. We have made it through the first part of the week, so hopefully, the last part of the week will be easy and go well. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa