Yes, it’s Wednesday. And yes, I am recapping my week. Apparently I already started celebrating last night with my husband when we went to On The Border for dinner. (see pictures above… the watermelon margarita was soooo good.)
I am leaving for FitBloggin tomorrow afternoon, so I wanted to check in. I also wanted to prove to myself that I can allow myself to “blog freely” and not get so caught up in what I am supposed to do, what I am supposed to write about, or when I am supposed to write about something. Do you ever feel like that? I feel like that is part of the reason that I decided to start this blog and leave my old site for good. I want to be myself and show who I am instead of creating a “perfect” online presence. I also wanted to talk about the experience I had at Blogging While Brown this past weekend.
Career// Do you ever feel like you need to do something different? That’s how I am feeling. I haven’t heard back from my dream job, and didn’t really expect to yet. But I am trying to come up with a strategy in case I don’t get the position. If I don’t get it, I don’t believe that it speaks to me being qualified…it speaks more to the level of competition for this job. Most of the existing staff also have an ivy league background, which I definitely do not have. Knowing that my goals are to reach a certain level of prestige in my career, I know that I may need to start planning an alternate strategy to get to a higher level in my career.
Love// To all the married readers, do you ever have a moment where you look at your spouse and say “Wow, I really love your behind. Like I really do. Even when you snore in my ears, don’t fold my laundry the way I like it, or even when you come home before me and don’t start dinner. I love you.” 🙂 I’m feeling very lovey dovey lately.
Health// So I have been having digestive issues for quite some time, and yesterday I went back to the doctor about it. I am a little self-conscious about talking about this, but in short…I really wasn’t given a solid, long lasting solution besides taking medication. I refuse to believe that I must feel like this on a regular basis, so I am going to try something on my own. I’ve read so many books, and heard so many stories about people cleaning up their diet and fixing their life, so I want to give it a go. I cannot take using any more medications to get my digestive system back on track. It’s literally becoming painful. Let’s see what happens. Starting today, I’ve completely eliminated processed foods, and will most likely eliminate dairy and gluten too if I don’t feel any better in the next 2 weeks.
#BWBNYC// Last week I attended Blogging While Brown and I had a blast. I was planning on writing a full recap like I did for #140You, but I thought that it may be a great idea to take this opportunity to highlight some other bloggers who also attended. I met so many beautiful people and there was so much talk about community, so I’ll try to lead by example and share the recaps here instead of writing my own. My only thoughts are that I cannot wait until the next conference in 2014! I plan on being there come rain or come shine.
Schnelle from Brooklyn Active Mama// Eileen from Mommy Teaches //Babs from Babs in Blogland //Renee from Soul Food Therapy //Alexis from The Grio (I’m also quoted in this article!) //Arsha from Brand Build Sell //Marc from Polite On Society //Terrance from BrothaTech //Diana from Sisters with Beauty //Mz. KP from Sailing Autistic Seas //Shadyra from Shades of Marketing //Tatiana from LoveAt1stByte // Crystal from My Faith and Fitness // Renee from Soul Food Therapy
If you’ve done a recap too, please leave the link in the comments.
Have a great rest of the week! I will be very active via social media this weekend talking about FitBloggin, so make sure you are following me to stay in the loop.
And stay tuned for a GREAT guest post tomorrow from Carli over at Real Into.