If the plan doesn’t work, Change the PLAN, But never the GOAL #wordsofwisdom
on a Friday ! #TGIF
Getting ready for the next course. It feels like med surge 2 just started but that is accelerated nursing school, on to mental health!
can you peek my husband—? 🌸♥️ Anyways, I’m going to try to read a chapter from my art textbook and sleep. Tomorrow I can hopefully get a day off to relax and stuff. (mini rant below ⬇️) 🙃
Today has been shitty for me at work! I’ve been a new employee for 3 days so far and today was the first day I worked with the manager present. She’s very nice, sweet and patient...but she kept nitpicking my ass the whole 5 hours I worked. I understand she’s probably OCD and would like the employees to know the store and how things run. But remind you I’ve only been there for 3 days, 15 hours of work total a week...she would tell me how I folded the scrub pants/shirts incorrectly (I only folded and did things as told by my fellow co-worker whose been here the longest) and proceeded to nitpick everything I did. Not every employee will get the full training they need (the manager was out of town for the first 2 days I worked). I took my own notes on the clothing brands and it’s prices. These are notes for ME and only me. I learn my own way. The manager took a look at my notes and said “I don’t know how you could learn this way, but let’s see! 🙂”. I’m just...dumbfounded?? She didn’t give me time and space to learn my responsibilities and duties around the store. I will get it eventually 🙄💀
A different kind of transformation..
I know. My transformation seems backwards. But this is so much more than a “string bean to healthy cheese stick” transformation. I was running my body on nothing on the left in high school. I would wake up SUPER early and do crunches on the floor knowing I had volleyball practice later. I would skip breakfast. I would eat n uncrustable and a string cheese for lunch... if I was REALLY hungry I would also grab a bag of chips... the “healthier” baked kind. I would usually skip dinner because I didn’t like our options. Unless it was pizza. Your girl could always scarf down a few slices of pizza.
The way I looked in my spandex was my PRIDE. I loved when I would lay on the gym floor and could feel my hip bones against it and be okay that I was uncomfortable. I LOVED running until I was dizzy because I thought people would like me more if I was skinny. But no, Young Rachel.... people won’t like you more or less depending on your weight.
Flash forward to the right picture. I am healthy. I am happy. Sure, I still scarf down some pizza. I still can eat like a pig. But I now allow myself to enjoy things that aren’t going to send me to my grave. I love working out ONCE a day.. no more 6 AM crunches for me. I know people care more about my personality than my weight or my looks. Love yourself. Love your body because you really only get one. Love your mind. Mental health is important.
WHO CAN RELATE BC I SURE KNOW LOTS OF YOU HOT LADIES CAN!!! 💓
This is a serious throwback.
I've decided to share this story with you guys because lately I have been feeling extremly discouraged. We all have our demons that we battle with each and every day, it gets hard when these demons become louder than the voice that tells you to keep going. I had to take a trip down memory lane just to remind myself how far I've come. This little slide show can't even fit the amount of shit that went down in my 10 year journey of "finding Mee" but I hope it gives someone the strength and motivation to keep going. I didn't know what I was signing up for when I left Germany, I was only 20 years old. Never been to the US and didn't really have a plan. I took a leap of faith, where I found the courage I don't know. But they say God's plans are bigger than ours. This is not how I've envisioned my life to go, I thought I had it all planned out but the man above had other plans. What I'm trying to say is that life is going to get tough, you will find yourself in places and positions you never thought you'd be in. When that time comes and you feel as if your back is against the wall, try reminding yourself why you started to begin with, look at how far you've come and ask yourself is giving up really worth it? I really hope this video motivates, helps, and speaks life into someone. Even if it only touches one person, at least I know I've helped.
#videoftheday #talkswithmee #believeinyourself #yougotthis #journey #graduationday #keytosu #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #brainsandbeauty #educationiskey #lookatgod
l #bachelorsdegree #faith #motivationdaily #happiness #degree #communcation #accomplishment #success #independentwoman #faith #ambition #tbt #yorku
Yes! Yes! Yes! IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!!!! I can’t even describe how excited I am to have this little piece of paper! The end was truly a fight ‘til the end!! Having to take a class twice just and having the grade of that class being the only thing standing between more school or the little piece of paper I’ve been working towards!! I’m happy to say I freakin did it!!!! Online classes, accelerated non the less 😬5 week classes that were normally 1 semester, 2 Kids, a husband, a full time job, prep for my first and second bikini competition, schools and training attendance all while working toward this. And ahhhhhh it feels so good! I never thought I would be so damn excited to get a piece of paper!!!! #adultstudent #collegegraduate
🎓 #momof2 #bachelorsdegree #doneson
HOUSTON!! IEU is returning for our Admissions Day! Registration is open to join us if you want an early decision on your application. Finish your application before Jan 25th! PM for a link today!
There’s no better way to celebrate National Teach Ag Day than with ABAC’s first senior class of Agricultural Education Majors!✏️📚🐮 #teachagday #bachelorsdegree
Hung my first art exhibit.
Welcome to my life. This is the sleep schedule of someone who is trying to juggle a full time job working the graveyard shift, an internship with the sheriffs office during the day, and a full school course load mixed somewhere in between. Am I tired? Hell yes. Is my social life lacking? A little bit. But these are small sacrifices when looking at the big picture. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am to my family and close friends for the support, encouragement and understanding. It’s been a long, hard road full of speed bumps but the light at the end of the tunnel is nearing. Graduation is coming December 2018 🎉👩🏻🎓
#illsleepwhenimdead #riseandgrind #ificandoitsocanyou #kennesawstateuniversity #soontobealumni #bachelorsdegree #criminaljustice #graduation #soclose #fitbit #sleeptracker
Sooo I think I'm gonna start doing #100daysofproductivity
😊😊 To help keep myself on track with school & stuff. You can unfollow me now if u think its gonna get annoying lol. Today I took notes on 3 math sections, passed the homework and post tests for them, and passed my Critical Thinking & Logic final. 🙌🙌❤❤ #wgu #bachelorsdegree #elementaryeducation
Huda is an #InformationSystems
major in her second year. She has lived in #Colorado
all her life and has absolutely no plans of ever moving! She loves #painting
with watercolors and doing abstract portraits. She is also an avid #writer
and loves watching crime, mystery or suspense shows.
She chose #CUDenver
because it is such a #diverse
campus; she always felt like she fit right in. She is very interested in the role of #technology
, especially as tech becomes a bigger and bigger part of our lives. Being at a campus in the middle of the city allows her to see that firsthand! #HudaInTheCity
It took some time and I’m not mad or disappointed but that is why I say it’s never to late pray, hustle, grind and believe to get what you want. I never sleep because I’m always doing just that. On to the next one. #bachelorsdegree