Hobbies and Knowing Yourself

The other day me and my friend were having a conversation about knowing yourself and always making sure you have time for yourself. She’s currently in a relationship and was telling me how it’s hard for her to get time to herself at times because she has to always consider her free time for her significant other. This is one of the reasons why I choose to be single and I’m happy to be single because all my free time away from work is spent on me and what I want to do. I feel blessed to be able to have the freedom to spend my days off being lazy, catching up on sleep, reading books or exploring my city, etc. I was telling my friend how it’s so important to be able to spend time away from your significant other to do things for yourself so you can stay in tune to you and the things that make you Y-O-U. Read More

Happy Friday!

Hi friends!

Hope everyone has had a great week and is ready for the weekend! I actually go to work tomorrow night again, but I’ve been off the last two nights so I feel like I’ve been on my weekend. 🙂

This post is going to be a little random, but just wanted to share a couple things with you guys. One is this video:

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60 Years

The other night I admitted a patient whose family was at the bedside including his wife. These lovely people were asking the doctor how long the patient’s hospital stay would be because they had an event planned to celebrate the couple’s 60th anniversary. 60 years! Of course, the doctor said there is no timeframe we can give which is true because a person’s course of stay is dependent on so many different factors and events that can occur. I couldn’t help but think to myself and hope that the patient will be able to get out of the hospital by their anniversary. I mean, 60 years of being with someone is a long time and something many couples cannot even come close to. Later after the rest of the family left besides my patient’s wife, I was having a conversation with her, congratulating them and we started talking about how it’s such a shame nowadays how easily people get divorced. And I couldn’t agree more! I feel that people now don’t take the meaning of marriage for what it stands for nearly as much as they should. I too, come from a divorced marriage and grew up my whole life being raised by my mom. My grandparents are divorced. My sister already in a second marriage. I know what it’s like being raised by a single parent and I have always believed that I will never get married until I absolutely know I can be with the same person until the end of time.

Even though I am about to turn 30 in one month, I am not scared or sad at the fact that I haven’t found my “one”. I think it’s sad when I meet other females who get so caught up in the fact that they are not married yet and with a family by a certain age. This is just society owning your life and your thoughts as to what is “right” for YOUR life. If you haven’t met your life partner, then it’s just not the right time. And I have complete faith that the right guy will come along at the right time for me and I am 100% content that I haven’t found him yet. Or that he hasn’t found me yet. 🙂

I am loving my life right now and using my time with myself to better myself in every way possible. And I am so thankful that I am able to do whatever I want because I do not have any obligations to a boyfriend or husband or children, etc. I have met so many people already who have told me, “I’ve always wanted to go on a solo trip,” or “I would, but I can’t because of my children.” Of course it’s a blessing to have a family and children, but I also think it’s a shame when you are unable to do the things you truly want because of other people. So I just want to remind all my fellow single people out there to go do you and have faith that the right person for you will come to you at the right time. Don’t waste time looking for your life partner or being sad that you are still single at whatever age you are. Embrace YOUR life and hopefully one day we will all be able to celebrate our 60th anniversary with our husbands/wives.

Happy Monday everyone!

<3, jewlz

The Beauty of Relationships and Human Interaction

Good morning, world!

I was talking to a friend last night who was asking about my blog and how he hasn’t seen too many posts from me lately. I was so flattered and touched that he actual reads my blog! The purpose of my blog is really for me and also in hopes that it may inspire or encourage or do something positive for anyone else at the same time. So when he told me he actually enjoys reading my blog I was very happy and of course encouraged me to be more consistent with my posts. These are the kind of friends you need in your life! The ones that love you for you and support you no matter what. I am so thankful for these types of friends. But I am also thankful for human interaction in general as well. You can learn something from others every day. You just have to be present to realize there’s a lesson to be learned.

For example, a few weeks ago a coworker of mine shared with myself and a few others at work this amazing story about her daughter. Before this story, I didn’t know much about her on a personal level, but this story definitely showed me what an amazing woman, mother, and nurse she is! This encounter was just another example of how even everyday encounters with people you are not even close with can teach you something or make you feel emotions that will allow you to appreciate life or just feel something positive. These are the things you need to pick out and appreciate with human interaction. If your encounters with people are giving you negative energy then leave it out and move on. Don’t waste your energy!

This is also why it is so important why you should pick and choose who you spend your time with. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that our time on this earth is so precious and it shouldn’t be wasted with people that don’t matter or with people who don’t push you to be a better version of yourself. I’ve done my share of hanging out with friends who are not that close to me, but are fun to hang out with. You know, the friends you go out to party with, but they only know you on the surface level. These are the people who are close to you on a lighter level instead of a deeper one. Now that I’m older (and wiser), I am happy to be able to realize and choose who I want to spend my time with. There’s this famous quote:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

As a nurse, I’m always reminded of our short time on this earth so I like to remind myself that I have the power to choose who I spend my time with and I hope this is a reminder to you as well who you choose to spend your precious time with. Make every day count!

<3, jewlz