Moving out and Moving on

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Today we are finishing moving out and cleaning up our old apartment and officially going to our separate homes tonight. It’s a bittersweet feeling. This has been our home for the past 14 months and things have changed so much. I truly believe this apartment harbors very strong negative energy for us individually and as a couple. It hasn’t been the best 14 months and the last 6 or 7 has probably been the worst of our 6 1/2 year relationship. I’m happy to be out of this apartment, moving on, and starting fresh somewhere else, but I’m also terribly sad about the fact that I’ll no longer be sharing my home with someone who has become one of my best friends over the past 7 years. I know that after every storm comes a rainbow, and that God will never put more on me than I can handle, but the stress and the pain I’ve been going through lately is out of control. I’m unsure of our status as this moment, but I believe time apart will be good for us. We need the chance to grow as individuals and figure out exactly what we want in life and what we’re willing to do to achieve those goals. I’m not the same person I was when we met my junior year of high school. I’m not the same person I was 6 months ago. I’ve grown, I’ve changed, and whatever the cause may be, I am now different. Change is part of life, and rather than try to fight against it and force things to be the way they were or the way I’d like them to be, I’m letting go. Allowing God to handle them, and let whatever happens, happen the way it’s meant to. There are still things on my mind I feel I need to say, and in time, those things will come out. But for now, I’m closing this chapter of my life and moving on to the next one. There’s a new, exciting journey waiting right in front of me, and I plan on finally living my life to the fullest, finding out and being who I am, what anyone wants me to be, and living with no regrets.

wish me luck…

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Busy Month Ahead

March is looking like its going to be a very busy month for me. Part of me is super excited, but the other part of me is super nervous and unsure if I can handle it all.

Work is getting crazy busy but I till feel like I need a 2nd job. I have school that is stressing me out because I don’t want to be taking any classes at all so I don’t feel like I’m putting even half of my all into it. Not good it at all

NaturalBelleDesigns is consuming my free time and I absolutely LOVE it . For March, I am participating in another IG auction that begins on the 4th (you should check it out, especially if you’re into phone cases and jewelry. Follow @heavenlyblingauctionpage for more details!!) 2 blog features and giveaways are in the works with another blogger as well as a potential 3rd feature. Super excited about those! And of course I will keep you all updated on those events!

Some days I feel like I’m constantly going and never have a second to stop and rest. Even when I get the chance to slow down, I jump on my NBD work and next thing I know it’s WAY past my bedtime lol.

What do you all do to balance life when you have things coming at you from every which way??

I Start School Tomorrow!!!

Eek!!! School starts tomorrow!! Y’all I’m so nervous! I’m just taking a evening photography class but jut the fact that I’m going to be actually back on a campus, in a classroom makes me very nervous for some reason. I’m hoping to be back in school full time in the fall but that would also probably change my work schedule from full time to part time. Double eek!!! Wish me luck!!

SN- as of today my honey is officially a Professional Golfer!!!!! I’m so excited and beyond proud of him!! I don’t speak about his golf a lot but this is a new beginning to our life and expect to hear more about our trials and tribulations as he pursues his dreams and I deal with him being gone.

That’s all for now lovelies!!! Until tomorrow!!!

Check out my Christmas gifts from honey and my mom that I will be using in class!!! Awesomeness!!!

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I’m Back (For Real this time lol)

Hi Lovelies!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!! I know I’ve been doing very horribly with posting on my blog lately, but am determined to get back into it.

For the rest of the month of January, I’m going to be posting at least once daily! Regardless of the randomness of the post, I’m determined to make an effort to keep my blog up to date.

So, as for a little update on what’s going on with me…

◆I’ve been sick (as usual with this time of year) but am getting better
◆I have been working out and eating clean A LOT!!! I’m very proud of that, and have also considered in competing in Fitness Competitions. (More on that later)
◆My Etsy shop is FINALLY up and running!! Please go check it out!!  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/naturalbelledesigns) Currently I only have my jewelry listed and my crochet scarfs will be up once my mom comes home in February since she volunteered to be my model.
◆I start school on Tuesday!! Eeeek I’ll actually be back in a classroom for the first time in almost 2 years. I’m extremely nervous but trying not to think about it. I’m an art major and will be taking a photography class, so I hope to use my blog as a place to display some of my work.
◆My locs will be 1 year old on Tuesday the 22nd!
◆My boyfriend and I will also be celebrating our 6 year anniversary on that day as well. So Tuesday will be a very exciting day for me! lol

That’s about it for now. You should follow me on Instagram, I’m always on it! lol @MichelleSssss

Also, anything you wanna know or conversate about it??? Let me know, it’ll help me with posting daily lol.

♡Michelle

I’ve been MIA Again!!!!

Hey guys! I’m so sorry I’ve been gone for so long again! Life has been so busy lately. Here’s a quick recap of what has been going on the past few months…

-Started working fulltime again

-Boyfriend graduated from college and moved in (It’s taking some getting use to lol)

-I’ve started following Dave Ramsey in an attempt to get out of debt and it has pretty much been consuming my life lol (that’s a post all on it’s on)

-Working out and changing my diet drastically

That’s pretty much it. Doesn’t seem like much now that I look at it, but it sure does feel like it. I want to start posting daily again, so be on the lookout for that. Also thanks to my new and old followers for sticking with me!! I appreciate it!! 🙂

My YT videos should be back up soon and I will also come through with a loc update as well!

I’ve Been Tagged!!!

Happy Sunday all!! I’ve been tagged by Mae over at Mae’s Beauty Reports. This is my first tag so I’m pretty excited, thanks Mae!!!

Here are the rules:

THE RULES OF THE “TAG” BLOG:

1) You must post 11 things about yourself on your blog.

2) You must answer the questions that the tagger has set for you as well as create a new set of eleven questions for those who you tag to answer.

3) Choose eleven people and link them in your tag.

4) Go to their page and tell them!

5) No tag backs.

6) You legit have to tag

So here are the 11 things about me:

1. I am an only child. My parents divorced when I was really young, so besides the bi yearly trips cross country to visit my dad, it was just me and my mom the majority of my life.

My mom and I after our first 5k!

2.  I have a Chi-Poo puppy (he’s mixed with poodle and chihuahua) named Latte who is my child in doggie form lol he thinks he’s a big baby anyway.

Latte

3. Me and My Honey, Michael, have been together for 5 years this past January and I love him to pieces. We’re complete opposites but fit together like 2 perfect puzzle pieces.

Me & Honey

This is a typical "us" picture lol

4. I’m a Gemini and my birthday is May 30, but I attempt to celebrate the ENTIRE month lol and almost everything used to describe a Gemini, typically describes me.

Pretty Much Describes Me lol

5. My favorite colors are now pink and turquoise but growing up I seriously loathed anything pink and girly.
6. If you were to put a label on my eating habits or diet, I suppose I would be currently classified as a Pollo-pescetarian, meaning the only meat I eat is chicken and fish, but I am slowly getting away from chicken as well and hope to one day be a full on vegetarian.

Animal crackers... yummm

(I can’t wait to get one of these awesome vegetarian shirts at Loop’s & Pluto)

7. I have a horrible sweet tooth but since changing my diet, junk food doesn’t taste the same to me. Most of it tastes artificial and ends up making me gag and look for something else. It’s a blessing and a curse lol

8. I kind of love crocheting and jewelry making now. It’s exciting and relaxing.

9. I love to cook but I’m more of a baker.

10. I believe in writing things down to make them happen.

11. I pretty much only drink water and the occasional juice, but I now love those little Mio water enhancer drops.

Now on to the tagged questions

1. What is the best gift you have ever received? This could be interpreted either way, a lesson or experience, or an item / actual “gift”

-When I was younger, my dad gave me a stuffed bear that I named Teddy, after he died, it’s one of the only material things I have left to remember him by, therefore it’s my favorite stuffed animal and gift.

2. If you could have dinner with one celebrity, dead or alive, with whom would it be, what would you dine on, and what would you talk about?

-I would love to have dinner with Bow Wow, only because he was the first celebrity crush I had. It started when I was about 9 and almost 13 years later it’s still going strong lol

3. If you had your own clothing line, what would it be called, who would it be catered to, and what would be a few of the main colors included in the line?

-My clothing line would be called Beautiful Belle, catered to young women, ages 20-27, and the main colors would be neutrals, with pops of colors to accent the clothing.

4. What is your favorite product that you just could not live without, and why?

-I couldn’t live without shea butter. I have really sensitive skin so I love that is all natural and I can add whatever oils I like to make it work for me.

5. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

-A few months ago I would have said pizza, but now I think it would be pasta. So much you can do with it and I’m a carb freak lol

6. When and why did you first start blogging?

-I first started blogging as a step up from journaling, and then wanted to track and share my natural hair journey, which has now turned into a loc journey.

7.  What is your favorite make up brand, nail polish brand, and clothing?

-Favorite make up is MAC, nail polish would be OPI or China Glaze, and clothing would be American Eagle because I LOVE how their jeans fit me for a reasonable price.

8. Who is your favorite storybook character and why?

-Storybook character… hmmm… as of right now since I’m a huge Twilight fan I would have to say Bella or Edward. 🙂

Alright, i will make the last few a little easier I know by now this has taken a lot of thinking and typing by now :) but I had fun and I hope you do, as well as reading others.

9.  What is your dream job?

-My dream job would be to have a business from home selling things that I craft and create. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom, this way with a business at home, I could be home with my family and still make some money.

10. What is one thing you have always wanted to do? (Ex. Bungee jump)

-I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and Paris. Italy for the food and Paris for the shopping lol

11. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

-My favorite thing to do in my spare time is crochet while watching movies.

Who I tag

NaturallyGlamedDiva

Ceraisis

HerZealousLocs

ALittlePieceOfMoi

NaturalBlackGold

Domestic Diva M.D

TriKatyKid

Princesa’sWorldofBeauty

TheAdventuresofWe

Peace,Love,&FabulousThings

TheEnduringMind

Now on to my tagger questions

1. What is your favorite color and why?

2. What’s your zodiac sign and do you think it describes you?

3. What is your favorite thing to cook or bake?

4. If you could do one thing to change the world for the better, what would you choose?

5. What is your favorite movie of all time?

6. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

7. What is a scent that brings happy memories to you? And what memory does it bring you? (ie-Amber romance from Vicky Secrets reminds me of my freshman year in college because that was pretty much the only scent I wore. It makes me smile every time I smell it)

8. If you could study anything in college and get a job you would guarantee love in your field, what would you study?

9. Paper or plastic and why? (cash or card lol)

10. What is your one guiltiest pleasure?

11. If you could pick any vacation, all expenses paid for a week, where would you go and what would you do?

So there you go! That was fun. Can’t wait to read the answers to the people I tagged

I Got a Job!!!!

I’m so happy I finally got a job!!! The past two months I’ve been out of work have been rough. I had just moved into a new apartment with a higher rent and I went from being able to pay my rent in one paycheck with money left over to not even being able to buy food for myself. But I thank God I’ve found something. Even though it’s a temp position and I’m taking a pay cut, for the time being its much better than nothing. I’m still waiting for my permanent position that is in the works for later on this year but for now I’m just happy I don’t have to worry how my bills will be paid. So to everyone out there struggling, it will get better, just keep your head up and keep on keeping on. 🙂

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