My Friday situation is good this week. I had a full week and it was good for my personal goals and my business goals.
I attended our local Greater Austin Black Chamber luncheon. The topic was The State of Black Business. I was able to re-connect with people and meet some new entrepreneurs. The rest of the week I did work on my business. I’m re-launching so I been working on sponsorships and just day to day operations. It ain’t easy!!!
But my fun was today. I use art as my self-care and this morning, I met a friend and we did our art projects. Believe it or not, my art is getting better. I have said it before, it does not look like three-year-old art :). It is so relaxing to sip on coffee, talk and let my creativity go wild. I am participating in the #WorldWatercolorMonth this month, so I was able to create some pieces for that.
I hope your week has been better. With all the continued tragedies around the country, to relax a bit and take care of myself and my mental space, art always does the job for me. I still pray for our country and people who are affected by the loss of their loved ones.What have you done for your self-care lately?
Have a great weekend see y’all next week.
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Hi everyone! This week has been full of emotion and anxiety. It is also very hot and humid here in Austin and I have been staying inside and working.
With the latest happenings I’m not in the mood to write. I’m sad and frustrated. So I’m going to keep it brief.
I pray for the two families that loss their loved one and the families of the police officers that loss their lives.
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Life… My Friday Situation
I have been away and I have missed writing about what’s happening with me in my life. Every day, as I think about writing a post, I decide “I will do it tomorrow.” Tomorrow comes and I don’t write.
I have been reading other blogs and thinking about my neglect of my own blog but my motivation has not been there. I had to create a social media plan for writing stories and doing videos as part of my business and decided why not add my personal blog to my calendar to ensure I get something out at least once a week. So here I am.
I’m not sure what you will read here, but I can tell you it will be about my life. Lately, I have had to adjust to taking care of my elderly mom with my sister, re-launching my business, manage my mental health, keep my marriage strong and find time to be me. I’ve been busy.
I will do my best to have something posted weekly. I’m going to spend some time researching topics and telling stories about my life. I should have enough content to share :). So hold on, I will be back and thanks for sticking around and reading my blog.
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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m doing some major changes for the new year. I want 2016 to be a good year for me and my family. This year has been hard on me and I’m just now moving ahead with what I need to do.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m tired and I need a vacation. But because I’m building a business, a vacation is not on my books right now, but I do plan to have a beach vacation in 2016. I feel I’m running on empty most of the time, but sacrifices have to be made to have two businesses.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m looking forward to some down time the last week of December. It is the only way I can start my new year with a fresh perspective. I have things I want to do, but in order those things to happen I have to be physically and emotionally fit.
If we were having coffee, I would wish all you a happy holiday and a great new year! I hope you have enjoyed our coffee time!
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Okay so I missed day one. I had signed up for National Novel Writing Month but as the time got closer I could not decide on what I would write. On Saturday, I came across the NABLOPOMO and after chatting with another blogger, I decided this would work better for me.
Yesterday flew by before I new it day one was gone. Not sure what I will write but will most likely be about my day. Maybe. We’ll see everyone tomorrow.
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I would tell you last week was hard for me. My hope is this week will be less tiresome and more productive. I started last week off as I do most Mondays with our Monday Morning meetup at Orange Co-Working. Due to the holiday, it was just me and what other attendant, @Regina Weeks. We had a great conversation about our businesses. We talked about how to reach new business prospects. Great conversation and great tips to improve our general business tactics.
If we were having a cup of coffee, my sister and I are adjusting to a new way my mom will stay with us. It’s a new schedule which will mean she will be with me half a week and my sister the other half. Not sure how long my mother will be able to keep up but if you care for parents, you know it can be difficult but taking care of my mother is a “have to” in my book. So I may grumble but I do it because I love my mother and she has done so much for me.
If we were having a cup of coffee, I would tell you I met with some great friends. Vicki McCullough is a great lady I met at my Wednesday morning networking meeting. I also met with my friend Shelley Kaplar. She makes me laugh and we love talking about our dogs and our journeys as entrepreneurs.
If we were having a cup of coffee, I would tell you that throughout all the laughter, all the meetings, my blue cloud was with me. It tries to bring me down, but I keep pushing.
Well, my coffee break is over. We will catch up next week. Have a great week.
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I would tell you I had a good week but I’m feeling drained right now. I work at a co-working space called Orange Coworking! It is a wonderful place for me to meet people and get a lot of work done. They celebrated their six-month birthday with cake and prizes.
I started off the week with our Monday Morning meetup at Orange. It is a group of entrepreneurs who discuss and brainstorm ideas or issues brought to the table. It is a great way to start the week.
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you that I’m balancing two businesses. It’s hard but I don’t have to return to a job I would not enjoy. I like controlling my day and being free to work the way I choose. So I’m not complaining just have to figure out my down time because I’m always working or thinking about work.
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you I attended a E-Women Network Wisdoms Circle. I was a bit nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect. But I learned a lot and I left with tools I can use to grow my business. The women were great and we were able to connect in the fact we all had one challenge we could get ideas to help us move ahead. What I like is you present the challenge then the other women give you ideas. You cannot speak during this time. You then take those ideas and use them as you see fit. I’ve got some work to do! But it’s all good.
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you I think I’m finally relaxing on the radio show I do every Friday morning. It’s called the Breakfast Club. I have been a co-host for about at least four years but it takes me a while to feel comfortable in order to show my personality. I have to trust others and my surroundings. I live “on guard” all the time.
Well, I think I have drunk at least half of the bottle so I will see you next week. Have a great weekend!
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