Hey hey hey, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted because life got in my way the last half of the year. I wasn’t able to share with you life through my literary lens because I did not find the time to set aside and post I wanted to. I let my blog fall by the wayside and for that I apologize. But after speaking with my coworker about the guilt I was experiencing, she encouraged me to dust myself off and try again. So, I’M BACK!!!!!!

First things first, let me catch you up on a few things that happened during the last half of 2019. I started a new job at the strangest place I’ve ever worked at. It’s so different from my previous places of employment which was initially a welcomed relief to this jaded, burned out Social Worker. But then I realized part of me thrived off of working in dysfunction. I had to understand that God has put me here for a reason and I will patiently wait to see what’s in store.

So I will come to work because it pays the bills and I won’t complain. I will hopefully be able to work from home full time in a few months which was the motivating factor for me accepting the position. So keep me in your prayers and I’ll keep you posted about my transition, fingers crossed.

In November 2019, I was blessed to be able to travel to Mexico twice. The first time was for a friend’s wedding which was probably the most ENERGETIC and LITT wedding reception I’ve ever attended. We partied so hard that it took me a few days to recover. Now stop right there, I know what you’re thinking, I wasn’t intoxicated with alcohol! My recovery time took so long because I danced like my name was Megan Thee Stallion that night. But the next morning I was sore like my name was Cicely Tyson. Moral of the story, I can’t party like I did in my glory days.

The second trip to Mexico was to celebrate my good friend’s 40th birthday. We stayed in the very sexy, beautifully tucked away paradise of Tulum. This place is a Millenials dream vacay. From the picturesque scenery, to the architectural structure of the resorts and housing, to the beaches and the food, Tulum owes me nothing! We snorkeled, ziplined, toured the ruins, sailed on a yacht, had a photo shoot and dined at the best places. We had such a good time that one of my friend’s lost her passport at the airport on the way back. She probably was secretly trying to stay in Mexico because of the great time we had, lol. Ok maybe not, thankfully she otained her passport right as the plane boarded and we all made it back safely to Tejas.

Then there was Thanksgiving, Christmas and Jordy B’s 2 nd Birthday. Each holiday was spent with family which is the most important thing to me about that time of the year. The quality time spent with loved ones outweighs the gifts, the food and the pounds I gained over the last few weeks of 2019.

So when my church fasted for the first ten days of the year, I gave it my best attempt. Ok, maybe not my best, but I did what I could and the Lord knows my heart. Which is why he allowed me to loose some inches over that short period of time. Now if I could only keep the momentum and incorporate regular exercises, I would be unstoppable. But who knows what the future holds, maybe I’ll buy a Peloton so I can look like the already skinny chic from the commercial. But I digress….It is my hope that you will continue with me on this blogging journey as I COMMIT (my word for the year) to being a better Mom, Christian, Daughter, Auntie, Sister, Cousin, Friend and Blogger. Until next time….