I see you!

Yes,  I'm still alive and well thank God. I haven't forgotten about this blog, in fact I'm always thinking of what can I write and that I need to update as the months went on. Wow, I think it's actually almost a year since my last published post! My apologies.

Hmm, what has happened?

  • Well, for the most part last year I have been studying for the MCATs as well the usual volunteer work 3x a week. April 2013 I attempted the MCAT and sadly did not do well. Since then I have been relaxing a bit. (See, there wasn't much to update up to April because I had not been doing much). 
  • My 24th birthday came in May, I celebrated with a little game night at my house it was fun! I've never hosted anything before, had a small space to work with but it all worked out. Had an awesome time with awesome friends. (My Instagram has a couple pics if you're interested).
  • Not so much my update, but in June my youngest brother (I have 2) graduated from high school and is now in college! Proud of him!
  • Another not so much my update, but in August my parents celebrated 25 years of marriage! I thank God for the strength, patience, and love it takes for that and that He gives them many more wonderful years. I only pray God gives me someone wonderful and blesses me with a long and loving marriage. 
  • As of last week, (although forever a Windows chick) I am now a Mac girl (no, not a makeup artist ;). I am still getting used to this, but I'm a quick learner. (If anyone would like to let me know the Mac version of 'Home' and 'End' keys, I would greatly appreciate it. I've simply been dragging the cursor to the beginning or end of a sentence).
  • Tomorrow is the first day of grad classes for me! I am pursuing a Master's in Public Health! I had wanted to purse an MD/MPH degree, but for now I'll work on the MPH. No use holding it off for any longer. I am only getting older!
Today is Labor Day, my family is hosting a little something and I think I hear our first guests arriving! Hope the weather clears up and that the sun comes out!

How's everything all with you guys?

Until next time =) (I promise my next post will not be a year from now!)


“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” - Bertrand Russell

Can anyone attest to this quote, have you ever read a book just to say you've read it? As for myself, I can't say that I have. I read books because they seem like a good read. The only book I can think of wanting to read is Catcher and the Rye, not so much to say that I have read it but to understand when people or TV shows make a reference to it. 



Yesterday afternoon while driving home from Brooklyn, I don't know why but I started thinking about self-doubt. Then scrolling down my instagram feed before bed I come across this picture by my friend Jazmyn:

So I felt it necessary to blog a bit. A lot of times, at least with me, qualified people tend to take themselves out of the running. Say for a promotion, a better job opportunity, a really good school, and even in love thinking that they don't deserve a person. I want to be a doctor, I want to apply to medical school. Yet, at times I doubt my ability to get in, that there are thousands of applicants and I won't make the cut. I believe in God, I pray to Him (could do it more regularly), however there's always a little voice that makes it seem this whole endeavor is impossible.

Self-doubt can very well be driven by fear. Fear of failure or fear of disappointing the parents. Jazmyn's picture quote is right, I do need to trust myself and I do know more than I think. I am capable and it's about time I start acting like it. I am a college graduate (2011!), thank God.

I hope this post helps as that picture helped me. Every now and again we need a boost in confidence. Take hold of your life guys. The road to success is a tough one and once in a while need to take a rest stop and re-energize.

Leave any thoughts or encouraging words below! =)


Get It Right, Get It Tight - Workout Clothes

Hey guys, I know it's been a couple of months although I have been active reading around the blogosphere. Just been having some writer's block.

I know summer is almost over but fitness should be a lifetime and not just to get ready for summer. Admittedly, I've been slacking off since like July. The heat has made me lazy to try and workout but I am trying to get more active again.

So, I just wanted to let you guys know of where you can get workout gear for a bit less than their retail price. Personally, I've been getting a few things from Marshall's. They have good brand names for lower prices. The reason being that they're from previous seasons. However, to me that's not a big deal at all! It's the same quality of clothing yet maybe without this season's hot color or pattern. Stores like Marshall's and TJMaxx are good to check out. You can also check for sales at Macy's, Modell's, Finish Line, etc.


Trip Tip

I came upon this website, travelmath.com, and thought I would share it with all of you. It helps you calculate how much a trip would cost you. This seems like a very handy tool for anyone planning a road trip this summer. Summer is creeping upon us, I can feel the heat and humidity already.

The website also has other things to help you plan a vacation. I plan on staycationing in New York this summer, but this will help on planning day trips to out east or upstate.

Where do you plan on going this summer? Or if you aren't going anywhere what are your summer plans this year?
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