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

30 More Days Till 30

In 30 more days I will be turning 30 years old. I know most girls cringe at that number and age, but for me I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at in life and what I’ve accomplished so far. I feel high on life and I’m excited for what’s to come. This past year and some months since the break up has been so life changing and eye opening for me. I have my own place I can call home, I’m becoming a stronger nurse, I’ve gone to South America on a solo trip and I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve become a better version of myself and am still striving to better myself every day! I may be getting older, but I’m okay with that because every day and experience that passes makes me wiser. These next 30 days I hope to make the best of my last days of my twenties, but I am ready for this next decade of my life and what it has to offer. To all my fellow 29’ers about to turn thirty, I hope you’re also feeling the momentum and making your life the best life it can be. 

Stay positive!

❤ always, jewlz

P.S. I’m planning another solo trip for my birthday so be on the look out for more adventures! 🙂 

 

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