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Currently I am ~ 14.02.18

img_20180213_155719_87344896315.jpgTHE STATS

Time – 2:34 PM

Feeling – Nonchalant? Not sure how to describe my feeling at the current moment

Eating/Drinking – Water

Listening To – People in the office

Missing – The peace and quiet of being at home; how easy school life was (Enjoy the moment if you’re still there; those problems are nothing compared to the “real world”).

Wishing – I was on a yacht or at a hotel relaxing, somewhere I can see and hear the ocean/sea.

Should be Doing –  So much work, planning for meetings/fundraisers/blog posts/social time with friends and probably so many other stuff.
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Currently I am ~ 14.01.18

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So we’re two weeks into January and this is the state I’m currently in:

THE STATS

Time – 11:15 A.M.

Feeling – Anxious and Content

Eating/Drinking – A PB&J Sandwich with a glass of lemonade

Listening To – The sound of the fan and the trees blowing outside. It’s actually a pretty gorgeous day and I’m spending it inside #womp.

Missing – My newest friend Nella and also this boy I’ve grown a liking to

Wishing – Things were simple and all my “problems” would just go away. I know they’re probably minuscule to what others may be dealing with, but stilllll

Should be Doing – My work reports, but who does work on a Sunday? Continue reading “Currently I am ~ 14.01.18”

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Christmas Wish List // $20 and Under Gifts Inspo

T’is the season and it’s time for another Christmas Wish list

So, my coworkers decided to do a Secret Santa within our little clique in the office using Elfster. Elfster is website designed for this kind of stuff; we can all register, create wish lists, shop, and message each other on this platform. PLUS it randomly pairs members up to their Secret Santa. For our little activity we decided on a US$20 (EC$54) limit.

While creating my wish list on the website I thought why not share it here as well? So here we are, my Christmas 2017 wishlist along with other items under $20 to inspire you in your gift giving. These gifts can be given to coworkers as well as friends or family without breaking the bank. It’s the thought that counts!

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Tip: Think about something they’re really into/love

We all know how much I love the beach, so of course here are a few beach inspired gifts to start off my list:

Mandala/Beach Towel – $18.99

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Importance of Healthy Eating

Last week Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion on the importance of healthy eating. This discussion was put on by the Rotaract Club of Antigua and Barbuda in which I occasionally attend meetings. Sadly, there was an issue with panel hosts but it was still an eventful evening. The host of the night was Ms. Charity Dublin, a nutritionist by trade and fellow lifestyle blogger.

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Story Time // My First Hospital Experience

Hey Guys!!

Welcome to October, my birth month *Woohoo*. As exciting as this month was supposed to be you can see from the title that it’s off to a rocky start. Yes, the month just got started and I’ve been admitted to the hospital for the VERY FIRST TIME and now I’m also on sick leave. Since I share all the happy times with you, why not share this experience as well?

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Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hey Guys!!

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If you have been following world news you should know by now what happened to some of the Caribbean islands last week. What started out as a simple low pressure system quickly turned into the most devastating hurricane the Atlantic has ever seen. Hurricane Irma was being called a category 5 ++ which is definitely off the Saffir-Simpson scale. Between a category 3 and 5 a hurricane system can be said to be extremely dangerous. Given we are currently in the season for hurricanes we monitored the storms and prayed for a decrease in intensity or shift towards the north.

Thankfully Antigua (where I reside) was spared quite a bit, however on the other hand our sister island Barbuda wasn’t. The eye of hurricane Irma passed directly over the island which is only 62 square miles. With winds over 185 mph and an incredibly low pressure many of the infrastructure on the island was significantly damaged. Sadly, there was one reported fatality which happened to be 2-year-old boy.  The island also has a lagoon which houses the Frigate Bird sanctuary which is a popular attraction amongst tourists. Unfortunately the lagoon was breached during the passage of Irma. Assessments will have to be carried out to determine the damaging effects on the island’s wildlife.

After Irma’s destruction there was no communication with the sister isle and officials had to wait hours before they could get a helicopter over to the island. After initial assessments of damage done to the houses and buildings, along with the incoming threat of Hurricane Jose at a Category 4, the decision was made to evacuate the island. In two days with the help of various ferry/boat and helicopter services the island of Barbuda was completely evacuated and deemed inhabitable.

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Hey September!

Hey Guys!!!
August is finally over *after countless weeks* & we have four months left in 2017 which I really want to make count.

So it’s a new month, and I’ve started to think about what I actually want to accomplish with my blog going forward. The mission of my blog has always been the same: “To Inspire” and I intend to keep it that way.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

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This won’t change much, you’ll still see:

  • Food: In My Kitchen +  #EatOuts
  • Adventure/Island life: Traveling, partying and any other activity i do here in Antigua or abroad
  • Inspiration: Let’s Talk + Motivation Monday

With the addition of:

  • Blog Help: As I discover new ways to improve my blog I’d share them with you *it may or may not be new to you, but it may help someone*
  • In your 20s: This may factor into the inspiration headline, but we all know how stressful this decade can get. I’ll talk about my experiences and what I’ve been learning thus far.
  • Guest Posts: Collaborating with other bloggers or maybe an interview I do with someone because I want to share their story about a particular topic.

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Currently I Am…. | Pt 1

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Hey Guys!! Hope all is well. Lately, I’ve been experiencing writer’s block and unsure of which direction to take my blog next. Nonetheless I thought of this post which I’ve been seeing quite a bit on other blogs. Basically it’s a mini life update post *which I’ve also been meaning to do since my first post-grad blog post*.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

Currently, I am….

Wearing Business casual clothes five days a week as opposed to the polo, jeans and lab coat/overalls I was wearing at the beginning of the year. Yes, I got a new job! I’m no longer a Laboratory Technician but rather a Technical Data Consultant. Sounds fancy right??

Listening to – I hardly ever listen to new music or albums; if I’m bumping any type of music it’s a mix from Dj Private Ryan or Chromatic Live.

Admiring – Fellow individuals who graduated with or before me as they make a name for themselves in which ever industry they chose. As well as those working towards a greater good. It’s nice to see young people doing more with their lives.

Determined to – Make a name for myself, both in my field of work and in the blogging world. Also just in general, I want to be known for something good.

Watching – The Blacklist on Netflix, Power and Game of Thrones *ultimately the best show on television #TeamArya* Who’s ready for the finale??

Craving – Starbucks, if it’s one thing I definitely miss from America it’s the frappuccinos. Continue reading “Currently I Am…. | Pt 1”

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Let’s Talk: Save Yo’ Money

Hey guys!

First, check the topic……..Now let’s be real, saving money has to be the hardest thing to do everrr, especially when unexpected things come into play. Today imma talk about ways I “saved” money in college, as well as after.

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Know when to say no
– every weekend my friends always wanted to turn up, whether it was drinking, eating out or going to the cinema etc. Yes, you gotta be social in university and not spend all your time in the books, BUT know your limit. Sometimes you have to pass up on a few offers because you will have other responsibilities. Continue reading “Let’s Talk: Save Yo’ Money”