It’s the anniversary of my resignation.

This is the life. God knows it hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been way more exciting than the life I was living before. Still a long way to go! Sidney and I are finally settling on a focus for our business and it looks like we will be moving forward soon. I’m very excited about the idea of having something that’s for US: Working our asses off for our family, instead of a boss or a manager at a 9 to 5. What I’ve learned about starting a business so far is, the process is easier than it seems. Yes you have to have some money and yes it is a LOT of work but to start a small business doesn’t require as much money as one may think. Paperwork seems fairly easy so far. It’s just a matter of how big you want your business to be. And let me tell y’all something about me: My goal here is not to make some ridiculous amount of money. I want a modest lifestyle. I just want to find something that A) we like to do and B) that the community we live in doesn’t have. Or something they have t

Identity Crisis

????????????????? The problem with social media is, people tend to give you mostly the good or the bad stuff that's going on in their lives, depending on the type of attention they want (or need). Even if you try and balance out the good and the bad, people are still going to make assumptions about your life that aren't true to the life you're actually living. So I'm one of those people that try to balance things on social media. I don't want people thinking I'm living the perfect life because I'm not. I don't want people to think my life is miserable because it's not. "OMG I posted a sad quote now everybody is gonna think me and Sidney broke up 😭" I say all of that to say.. for the most part everything in my life is going well. I just got the last room in my house rented, and we are in the process of searching for another property to rent in Cali. Health insurance, all of that is taken care of. Money is no longer the huge

Road Trip Time!!

First things first, as you can see I changed the look of my blog. I made this blog in 2009 and designed the look myself, back when we were still in the MySpace era and everybody knew how to code before we knew how valuable coding was. Coding has left my memory, unfortunately, so I have to settle for one of the default templates on this site. One of my biggest regrets. lol. Anywho, back to these life updates. Motherhood has been very good to me. It's been hard but a transition like the one I've experienced can never come easy. My mind is different. My body is very different. I am a good 20 pounds lighter than I was BEFORE pregnancy. I can't gain the weight back, probably because I'm still breastfeeding. Tummy on fleek but my curves are gone. Hips, thighs, and hindquarters. It's been depressing watching my body change in this way. Sidney's response has been "You've been complaining all this time about wanting to tighten up your midsection and now it

First Month of Unemployment.

These last few weeks have been weird because it's been like a whirlwind but a standstill at the same time. I've been in California for the last month and a half. I go back to GA in a few days, and I'm honestly not ready.. but I have to go home and adult. Miss you already! I was hoping to have some sort of plan implemented by now, but all Sidney and I have really been doing is relaxing and having fun. Right now, mom-in-law has the baby. She came to pick him up a few minutes ago so she could run errands with her sister and introduce her grandchild to some people. It's been like this the entire time we've been in Cali, and I haven't felt this much peace since before I got pregnant. We've taken trips to San Diego, Rancho Cucamonga, Vegas.. hell even a trip down to the mall feels like a vacation when you don't have to worry about the baby. We were supposed to be in LA right now, but Sidney is under the weather, so I figured I'd hit ya'll with

Two weeks to go!

It is Monday, 5 December 2016. The time is now 2:16pm. Life has been a whirlwind and I haven't even officially left my job yet.  I'm sitting here at my desk, with an intern that has been assigned to help me get my workload together before I leave. He's sitting here doing nothing because, quite frankly, I don't have anything that I want him to do.  It's not like I don't have work to do. I have 2 weeks left, and I actually have a bit of a workload in front of me. However, on Friday, my job disabled my email. This morning, I came in to discover that they disabled my login for my computer. They disabled my account to get into the system that I use for work. So, I promptly disabled a large number of the fxcks I have left.  I was fully prepared to sit at this desk and do nothing, BUT it is not within my nature to give NO fxcks. (Does that make sense? lol) I went ahead and notified mgmt to get my accounts back. And now I'm blogging.  &qu

Life after the letter.

So here I am, a week and some change after turning in my resignation. I'm not sure what I was expecting but what I CAN say is that I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me. The blog and the announcement was sort of a shock to some. Mostly coworkers. A lot of folks just weren't surprised. Of course, the rumor mill spread. A few people (i.e. those who never read my last blog) assumed the pressure and stress of the job is running me away. Nope.. I could handle the job just fine.. if my heart was still in it. Anyway, ever since I got the email saying my resignation has been accepted I have found myself a bit lighter on my feet as I stroll the hallways of my job. It's easier for me to deal with parts of the job that I was having a hard time dealing with before. I'm able to speak my mind easier. I can say things to my supervisors that I was too intimidated to say before. I find myself wondering: "Where was all of this energy and confidence before?" No

So I quit my job today..

.. or rather, submitted a letter of resignation. When I've said that I've been feeling a change coming, this is one of those major things I was talking about. I've been dealing with being unhappy for a long time now. It's not necessarily the job itself, but a JOB IN GENERAL. I sit at this desk every weekday of my life and daydream about a different type of life. I try to work on other endeavors while I'm off, but even something as simple as a hobby is damn near impossible because when I'm not at work, I have mommy duties. When I don't have mommy duties, I'm at work. Sometimes those two things loop into each other. And when I have a moment to have a break from both all I'm trying to do is REST. I thank God every day that I was able to land a great-paying job at a respected agency right out of college. I was hired before I even graduated, which was a huge blessing and I am very proud of that accomplishment. I was convinced that I was going to be th