2019: More Movement, Patience, and Positivity-August Edition

As I sit here, I must admit I feel lost for words. This past month has come and gone with a blink of an eye.

Movement, to be honest, I feel I am lacking. My weight loss journey has gone to a stop. I have been feeling slow and tired. One of the phrases that keeps coming to my mind is, life is about movement and enjoyment, not fear and anxiety. I have been letting my anxiety get the best of me, and I know this is not a good thing. I have been taking some self-care steps, such as reading, talking to friends, and getting extra sleep, to manage my anxiety.

For those of you that have been asking about my book, please have patience. It is in the hands of my editor. Once it is edited, it must go through another check by my caseworker before it is published.

Patience has been a hard thing for me to grasp. Have any of you felt stuck in life? I have been feeling that way. I really want to get to my next phase of life. Once again, my friends and family reminded me to “keep going until God moves you.”

I have a lot to tell you when it comes to positivity. For those of you who don’t know I have been working with Vocational Rehabilitation to help me get my business off the ground. I had a meeting with my caseworker, and he is happy with my progress. I hope to be graduate from Vocational Rehabilitation in the near future.

I was made top fan of the week for one of my favorite charities. This made me very happy.

Lastly, I was nominated for the Liebster Award.

I have a lot of fun things planned for the month of September. How was this month for you guys? Let me know in the comments below.

Amanda Gene tries Candy from Canada

I was excited to receive a box of Canada treats to try. Thank you, Aunt Wendy, for the treats. 😊

The first candy I tried was a Big Foot Gros Pieds. The texture remined me of the fruit rollup snacks we have in America. I liked the fruit flavors of Banana, grape, and apple. I enjoyed this treat a lot.

The next treat I tried were chocolate covered almonds. I love chocolate and almonds. The candy was very sweet and it tingled even after I finished the sample. I liked the crunch from the almond. I am sure I will finish the box very quickly.

Sugar Shack Maple Candy Pastilles were next. I honestly feel that if I sucked on the candy longer, I could have enjoyed it more. However, I did not care for it right off hand. To me it was too sweet.

The next treat I tried was a hard candy that was in the shape of a maple leaf. Even though the candy shape looked unique, I did not care for the strong maple flavor.

The last treat I tried was a Canada milk chocolate bar. I loved the markings on the bar because it remined me of tree bark. I liked how sweet the bar was. It really was delicious.

Tell me what country I should try next by leaving me a comment below!

2019: More Movement, Patience, and Positivity-July Edition

July moved so quickly, and soon we will be in August. That means that half of the year has come and gone. Where has the time gone?

Movement has really hit me this month. Have you ever found yourself complaining about completing a task? I have. I have learned that it is easier to complete a task than it is to blab about completing the task itself.  That has happened to me time after time this month. I have found that I can complete more by just finding the energy to complete the task instead of complaining and walking away only to do it later.

I have more energy completing a task instead of walking away. It has helped me with my weight lost too. I am beginning to feel better about my body and how I look. 😊 I still need to keep an eye on my weight, but that is good health management anyway.

Patience has been hard. As you may or may not know I am working on starting my own freelancing business. For me to do that, I must work with my caseworker from a organization called, Vocational Rehabilitation. Every time I have a project or an idea I have to go and present it to my caseworker for them to approve it. This is true with my project. Just know that I am getting closer to allowing me to publish this project. I am very excited to be getting closer to letting the public see it.

Positivity has been a big part of my life this month. I have gotten some very special packages in the mail from some of my friends. I feel so amazing knowing that people care about me. I care about them too. I send letters to them from time to time. I found that being positive has helped my anxiety and depression quite a lot.

Remember you can achieve your dreams and goals! I believe in every one of you. 😊

 

2019: More Movement, Patience and Positivity: May Edition

May has certainly flown by. It has been a fast paced but fun month.

When it comes to movement, I certainly have been making some strides. I have slowly started getting my weight in the right direction and I am happy to report that I only need to lose three more pounds. I know with hard work and dedication I can lose the weight I need.

I have also completed my Hadley School for The Blind and Visually Impaired course “Going Places.” I even did a YouTube Series on the subject. Be sure to check my series out!

I have been published and paid for one of my works! You can read my article here.

This month my grandpa had his birthday. A good friend of ours organized a birthday party for him. I enjoyed helping my friend prep for the party by going grocery shopping and cooking some of the food. My grandpa enjoyed his birthday party. He enjoyed the lunch we served and chatting with our friends.  All of our friends had a fun time at the party. The food was delicious.

When it comes to patience, I have learned that hard work does paid off. I am currently working on a special project for parents whose children have Nystagmus. I am excited to work through this project; I want it to be the best project it can be. Therefore, it is going to take time.

I have learned to be patient with myself when it comes to editing my videos because I am having some problems with the software. I believe that I have found a solution to the problem which is so easy. I enjoy making YouTube videos. Be sure to subscribe to my channel.

Lastly, I learned that being positive and having positivity makes all the difference in the world. I have been meeting my goals when it comes to my Facebook, YouTube and Blog subscriber count.

Remember to set your goals and achieve them. ! I believe in each and every one of you. 😊

2019: More Movement, Patience and Positivity: April Edition

April was a really tough month for me for personal reasons; however, I am proud of my achievements and for pushing through it.

When it came to movement I had to remind myself that the more I move and walk the better I would feel. My weight has been going up and down. Thankfully it is in the right direction again. I am proud of my achievements as I have been volunteering by writing for SANE: Changing mental Health for Good for one year.  I accomplished an even bigger achievement by getting my first paycheck for an article I wrote. I never thought that I would be paid for my writing. My perseverance has paid off.

When it comes to my education, I just finished my second Hadley course. I cannot wait for my final grade and to be able to sign up for my next course. In addition to this, I finished my training at the local center for the blind and visually impaired; and I have earned my certificates.

When it comes to patience, I am waiting for a few things to come in the mail. I will be using these items for my blog and YouTube videos. I have been working on a #Secret project, and it is slowly coming along. I learned that I must be very patient with this.

Lastly, I am still learning that being positive has a big impact on what I can achieve. If I think positive thoughts and I set goals I can achieve just about anything. I truly am getting closer to my dreams and goals one day at a time.

Remember that you can achieve your goals and dreams too. 😊

 

2019: More Movement, patience and positivity: February edition

The past two months have really flown by and I have met some milestones that go along with my theme for this year. As with my last 2019-more movement patience and positivity post, I am going to break down my reflections into categories.

Movement: Even though I have not lost as much weight as I want to, I am doing the very best I can by trying to continue to exercise by walking. I have also finished my Independent living classes at school. I have more confidence when it comes to cooking and being able to use my cane more effectively. I am continuing my education by taking online courses through Hadley and I have finished my first course called, Self Employment with a Minimal Investment. I am now onto another course which will help me reach my goal of self-employment.

Patience: I still have to work on reaching this value of patience. However, I have learned that being able to reach your goals does take time, patience and positivity.

Last but not least is positivity: I am learning each day how to be more positive and happy. Learning this last skill is not easy but I am getting there. One example of this is learning to be positive that I will get out of poverty. With the help and support of my grandpa, who I took out for lunch this past Monday to celebrate 14 years of living together, I know that I will meet my goal.

If you have a theme for this year how have things been going for you? Let me know in the comments below.

 

2019: More movement, patience, and positivity: January

2018 went by so quickly; and now 2019 is here. I decided to set a theme for the year. More movement, patience, and positivity.

The reason I chose these key points are simple and easy to understand.

Movement: For me, this means a couple of different things.  The goal I have is more self-care. I want to take better care of myself because I deserve it. I want to work on worrying and stressing less.  I can do this in a number of ways. Writing in a journal, reading, and just getting things done without procrastinating is a great way for me to help myself.  More exercise: I would like to lose some weight. I am conscious about how I look and feel, and even though I am only slightly overweight, if I do not lose what I need to, it can become a problem.

The second goal is to work on my craft. As a writer, I should always work on improving my writing, and I want to work on my editing skills. I want to work on continuing to grow my audience by being more present on my social media platforms.

Patience: This is a value that I need and want to work on.

Positivity: I want to stop being so negative. I found out, in 2018, that being and thinking positive helps. I want to achieve my dreams and goals no matter how big or small they are; having family and friends who hold me accountable is a great help. Finally, I want to focus on giving back to the community. No matter if its big or small I hope that God will allow me to be more thankful during this season and to help me realize its not always about me but others.

Do you have a theme for this year or do you have any specific goals you want to achieve? Tell me in the comments below.