Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. You have to know that you’re a good person & a good friend. What’s meant to be will end up good & what’s not - won’t. Love is worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don’t, you just have to move on & realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around & don’t lose something real. Always fight, until you can’t anymore & then be fought for.
When I first moved to Ashburn, I was skeptical of the decisions that I made for myself post grad. I was worried that I wouldn’t like my job enough because it was completely out of my area of expertise. I was worried that moving to a new area not knowing anyone and being far enough away from my friends would make me homesick. To be honest, it hasn’t been easy starting the new job & feeling like I’m at the bottom. My living situation hasn’t been that easy either. There have been countless times I’ve been homesick, have wanted to go back home, or felt that my job was too overwhelming.
However, I was blessed with having the opportunity to meet amazing people who have open-heartedly accepted me into their family. They have been a breath of fresh air and I truly cherish the time I get to spend with them. I love when they visit me at work, or when we eat unhealthy food afterwards, or when we play volleyball, or play COD online, or do crazy things like zumba together, or sit at a dinner table and have random conversations, or even when we’re doing nothing at all. They’re all such beautiful and wonderful people who contribute to my post grad growth. I want to take care of them just as much as they take care of me.
So I wanted to take the time to dedicate this post to my new Ashburn family. Thank you all so much for allowing me to be a part of your lives. Because of you, I am reminded that there is a reason for everything. I know that God brought you all into my life as reassurance that my life here will be okay and as a reminder that I shouldn’t give up on it. The more I get to know you all & see you, the less I doubt my decisions to be where I am now. I can’t wait to see our relationships grow more & more each day. I love you fam!
1. Love each other.
2. Don’t lie or cheat.
3. Keep communication open
4. Stay sweet.
5. When you get hurt, forgive & forget.
6. Don’t talk about break-ups.
7. Never say it’s okay when it’s not.
8. Forget about pride.
9. When you say sorry, mean it.
10. Don’t compare your past with your present.
11. Don’t talk about your stupid exes.
12. Make it a give & take process.
13. Be aware of each others feelings.
14. When you’re going through a fight, don’t let the day pass.
15. Quit trying to be the perfect one. Be the right one.
Working on it. <3
I don’t really have much to complain about. I graduated. I have a great family & awesome friends. I have an amazing boyfriend who gives me an infinite amount of support, happiness & love. God blessed me with a job in a time of hiring freezes. I eat good food, drive a car that can take me from one place to another, have sneakers on my feet that I could live in for forever because they’re that comfortable. Life is everything that I could ask for & more…
But there are times when no matter how good things are, there’s this sense of indifference… disconnection from the rest of the world… & loneliness. I don’t know what it is that’s making me feel this way, but it’s just one of those nights. This too, shall pass.
Berries ~ high in antioxidants, may help prevent cancer
Greek Yogurt ~ twice as much protein as regular yogurt, low in carbs, and good for digestive system
Quinoa ~ a complete protein, gluten-free, found to be more satiating than wheat or rice
Nuts ~ Rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants, completely natural, and very filling
Asparagus ~ great for your heart, protects against certain cancers, filled with antioxidants, helps with digestion
YES ALL OVER THIS.
TRUE. I love all of them!