O For Onward

I am honestly over the moon happy that today was the last day of my job. I am now off to do better things in my life. I couldn’t be happier with myself.

For those who don’t know, I worked at a coffee shop, on and off for the last three and half years. And now I am off to new adventures.

I plan on taking more time for myself since I have learned the importance of self care. I have worked through bronchitis, laryngitis, the common cold (multiple times), ear infections, etc.. I didn’t call in, even though I knew I should have, but I was too much of a team player to call in otherwise. But having to work through all of that, made me realize that it is important to put myself first. Because if I don’t, who will?

It also taught me that I should focus one thing at a time. Don’t overthink things, but instead simplify things when I can. I also learned to deal with things as they happen. I learned this skill because whenever we emptied a pot of coffee, I would rinse it out right away, and begin to brew more. Having that skill at work, allowed me to think like that in my life, as well. Where I shouldn’t postpone things, but to deal with them right away. Don’t put off what you can do now.

I have met some really cool people along the way. I was also a trainer, so I had close interaction with the new trainees. That taught me how to lead and provide others with guidance and to believe in themselves. I thought I was a good trainer because I am very patient and a friendly person. I am thankful for gaining more leadership skills. Because I am still thinking about pursuing a career in managerial accounting, perhaps, later on in my life. Having experienced those shifts as a leader, it made me realize that I can be a leader.

I am looking forward to having more time to myself. I plan on going on more walks, and reading outside. I can catch up on my books and TV shows. I am so excited! I am also excited about not being tied down to anyone’s schedules, but for the one I make for myself.

I am so happy to have this opportunity for myself. I cannot wait to start living my best life. I hope all of my followers will share this journey with me. O for Onward.

Empowered People Empower Others

Hi there!

One of my closest person I talk to on a daily basis is my second cousin (my dad and her mom are cousins). And unfortunately, she has had a few rough days. So I gave her a pep talk about how awesome she is. And that she shouldn’t allow people to treat her any less. I know it’s a hard thing to do at first. But once you begin practicing, you realize just how exhilarating it truly is. I suggested to her, that every time people say something mean to her, to replace it with positive thoughts or even a good memory in her head.

I would remind her whatever they were saying to her, is a reflection of them, which is not about her. I reminded her about how much I love her, so she should just disregard every negative thing they say to her.

Know your worth. Then add tax.

So whenever people are bullying you, just remember that you shouldn’t take what they say to heart. The only thing that matters is what you feel in your heart. Whenever someone treats you with disrespect, always let your inner circle know, so they can comfort you. Also, report it to an authority, this person can be a teacher, principal, a manager, depending on the situation you are in.

And if you are reading, and you are bullying someone else, please stop. There is enough hate in the world already. Figure out why you feel the need to pick on someone, and learn how you change your behaviour. Let’s learn to be kind to one another. We should start by loving ourselves. And we’ll be able to love others as well.

Our words can either harm or heal people, so why harm others when we can heal and uplift them instead.

Choose love, not hate.