Snowed In

Pedestrians on 5th avenue in NYC this morning
Pedestrians on 5th avenue in NYC this morning

I am sitting in my room at the moment debating on whether I want to go outside to deal with the slushy mess that I know I will meet due to the snowstorm that came through the Northeast and Midwest last night. I like looking at snow but I hate feeling trapped in because of it and feeling less productive as a result. I have so much going on inside my head and being off from work gives me the chance to over think things which has shown to do more harm than good. So what’s a girl to do when she’s snowed in?

I wanted to work on some of the goals that I am able to do while being inside (exercise, meditate) so I can feel like I’ve accomplished something. I also want to continue reading this book that is helping me tap into my inner artist called “The Artist’s Way” which has helped me become more honest with myself and has given me a clearer idea on how to go about expanding my creativity.  This would help motivate me but then the other side of me just wants to listen to music and watch tv shows on the HuluPlus app on my iPad. I feel like this is a great way to relax which is good because I am able to clear my mind of all stressful ideas (this is what I keep telling myself anyway!)

Instead of looking at this situation as a roadblock that’s stopping me from being productive, I am going to take the snow as a sign to stop whatever I am doing and to just appreciate what is around me. So many of us are used to our everyday routines and fast pace that life offers but we often don’t press pause and just live in the moment. Whatever I decide to do while I am snowed in for the day. I am going to make sure that I enjoy every minute of it and I hope you do the same:)

30 Days of Truth Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for

My mommy when she was 19:)

Hey everyone! I know i haven’t posted my truths on a couple of days but I wanted to focus on the ones that meant the most to me and this truth is definitely one of those. As soon as I saw the question, I automatically knew the answer. My mother is the person who has made my life worth living for. She believes in me and everything I set out to do and no matter how unhappy she has been in her personal life, she never tried to bring any of her stress or strife into my life. When I was younger and would become depressed because I didn’t feel pretty enough or cool enough to get the things I desired (which was to have a boyfriend) she always told me how beautiful I was every day. She still tells me how beautiful I am not only on the outside but on the inside and my grandmother used to joke and say that she’s surprised that I am not conceited because of the constant attention and compliments that my mom would give me lol…she is my backbone and my foundation and I realize that at this point in her life, she needs me as much as I need her. Whenever things get really tough, I know that we have each other to lean on and that is what keeps me going. I can’t wait until I meet all of my goals because I will be able to give a bit back to the woman who is the wind beneath my wings. I refuse to stop grinding because I am not doing it just for me but for the both of us:)


Who makes your life worth living for? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@Angielala). Working on some posts related to sexual confidence and I will be doing a Spreecast chat on Monday October 14th where I will be announcing the contest of the month as well as sharing some of my crazy experiences when dealing with sex so stay tuned for that!