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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My 200th POST!!!!

      Cheers, bells, whistles, throws some glitter!! It is my 200th post and I am dougie-ing all over my bed!!! Who would have thought I would be writing my 200th anything.. Let alone writing for a blog!!! Whelp, with a HUGE HAND, CLAP AND PRAISE, I am still at this blog thing and I have readers to prove it!! I never thought in a million years, that anyone would want to share in my world. Because of my readers, who actually feels more like family, I continue to chug along at this wonderful world of BLOGGER LIFE! Thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by at some point in your day to read what this FLORIDA GIRL, who now resides in the ATL has to say!! Hugs and HUGE KISSES FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!! Although I am not as consistent as I would like to be, I really do appreciate all of the comments that are left behind! Thanks for allowing me to be a sounding board while keeping up with the everyday musings of this thing I call LIFE!


Much Love,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Finding a Balance!

      Lately, I have been asking myself where does the time go? It seems as though, I never have enough time to fulfill any of my dreams and aspirations. My one major aspiration, was to have a successful mentor program by the time I turned 40. Well, the battle between being a cheerleading coach/mommy for my daughter's school's team and being in charge of a mentor program was a challenge for me. The fact that cheerleading took up most of my time, won out. I had to make the best decision for my daughter and the fact that she needed me, placed a period on anything else! With that being said, it has bothered me that I could not find the balance between the two. I, being the founder of Ebony Pearls had to tell 12 young ladies, that I could no longer have the program because of other obligations. The decision bothered me for awhile but I knew in my heart, I was making the right one. Well lately, my heart has been full. I have had several girls and parents contact me about Ebony Pearls and if we will ever be in existence again. With much hesistance, I say, some day soon.... While watching Joel Osteen, Sunday morning, his sermon was about fulfilling your dreams and to stop putting off what is on your heart for tomorrow and do it TODAY! He also preached about things weighing heavy on your heart and staying there until your commitment has been fulfilled. That to me, spoke volumes, because I have been in a constant battle. On Monday morning, one of my students gave me a typed letter from her dad. My first thought was, oh crap, what now! Relief set in quick! The letter was thanking me for being a wonderful teacher and enriching the life of his daughter. It also went on to say that he has started a non-profit organization to enstill good health, wellness and a better education for minorities and wanted me to be on the board! Immediately, my thought process went directly to my mentor program and asking myself, was this God's way of saying, I GOT YOU! YOU ARE NEEDED! I spoke with a friend and she also said, God has a way of speaking to you, when you least expect it. I took that whisper from God as a sign, that Ebony Pearls Mentor Program is needed and that I am making a difference. So now my goal has begun to find a way at balancing both mommyhood/mentorhood and finding a way at being successful at both!

Suggestions are needed! How have you balanced things in your life?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Instagram Pics of the Week

Geek swag!

Was definitely in my feelings that day!

Arm Candy

Vintage China that I LOVE !!

I fell in LOVE with this thrift store!!

More vintage china


My DREAM RETIREMENT HOME!! I can see myself sipping on fresh lemonade on my wrap-around porch!! What a LIFE!


Monday, April 9, 2012

What I Say...Monday!

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end."

Had to be reminded of this today!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

As I Revisit My Bucket List....

      When I woke up this morning, I was feeling some kind of way about my BUCKET LIST! I immediately started thinking about everything that was on the list and what I had accomplished and what I didn't. I suddenly went into a small little depression. Over half of things on the list I have not accomplished or even attempted and it makes me sad. While writing that list, I was at a different place in my life and now I find myself in a MUCH DIFFERENT DIRECTION! Buying Jimmy Choos was important, then! Didn't make my trip to Turks and Caicos but I did go on my VERY FIRST GIRLZ TRIP last year. This thing called LIFE, sorta kinda got in the way of me completing my first children's book and completing my degree in Media Literacy which I do plan on completing. My bond with my family is well... uuuhm... it's there but now a days, its been touch and go because I have chosen to give LESS OF ME and because of that, people's feelings have been hurt. I have made some strides in completing my bucket list, I did walk/run a marathon, I went parasailing with my bestie, I am grudge free, I do plan on having a church home by July,( I am very close to making that walk)  and my family trip with my kids is on, in May! Not sure, about visiting my grandparents' grave. Just can't find the motivation to do so! As I ponder the rest of my bucket list and what I have and haven't accomplished I feel a small victory in knowing that, it is NEVER TO LATE TO KEEP STRIVING TO COMPLETE YOUR GOALS. This wonderful thing about blogging is, as I type I am feeling much better! The one thing I know for sure is EVERY SMALL STEP I TAKE, WILL LEAD ME CLOSER TO MY GOAL AND ACCOMPLISHING EVERYTHING ON MY BUCKET LIST!

Live, Laugh and Love... Chellany