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Day 23: Attractive Famous People

Post 5 pictures of famous people you find attractive.

Taye DiggsAngela BassettMicheal B. JordanChanning TatumKelly Rowland

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Day 22: Change

How have you changed the last 2 years?

I feel like I have matured even more than I had in my mid-20s.  I believe that I have began to love life more freely and enjoying every second and have little to no regrets.  Living this way has reduced my stress and worry.  I don’t stress things I have no control over. 

The last 2 years has taught me how to love myself even harder. I’ve learned that heartbreak isn’t the end of the world and I can overcome such an event.  I’ve learned to not hide my love from those who care about me. I’m still learning everyday to love and be loved.

I hope to learn even more about myself over the next 2 years as well.

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Day 21: Favorite TV Show

One of your favorite tv shows.

One of my favorite shows of all time is Criminal Minds.  I have watched seasons over and over and watch it as if its my first viewing.  I started watching while deployed in 2013 and caught up on all seasons within the 6 months and have watched each season at least twice since I got back home.  I love crime shows and investigations.

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Day 20: Education

How important is education to you.

Education is topic that can go either way. To me, education is important because it is like a gateway to the world and people.  I learned more about people and the world through the various courses as well as my major, Sociology.  Education can expose you to experiences you couldn’t get without higher education.  I believe education provides a source of connectivity to others.  Many feel completing higher education is just a piece of paper, but if you under utilize the degree and not make it work for you, you will feel that it’s just a piece of paper.  I feel my college degrees has made me qualified and overqualified for jobs that I would have never been considered for or even applied.  I encourage my family members to attain higher education.  Even if you would like to be an entrepreneur of some sort, the degree can be a backup plan.  I had several friends obtain degrees only to start business shortly after, if not while in school.  The education received provided them with business courses and experience, networking, and mentorship from advisors and faculty.  The amount of friends, colleagues, and mentors I gained from attending a higher education institution (HEI) added more value to my life (personally) than not attending HEI.

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Day 19: Regret

I’ll be super busy tomorrow, so I’m writing early.

Your biggest regret in life.

Due to my present day situation, my biggest regret is not being more vocal when it came love.  I’ve always been a silent lover when it comes to unhappiness, mistreatment, and walking away.  I spent years being in love with one person, 3 years the first time (2009-2012) and exactly 1 year the last and final time (2016), I had enough of the same old same.  I gave so much time, love, and money to one person that I missed out on people who were better for me, but it taught me a lesson in life and love.  No matter how bad you want something with someone, they have to want it too.  I ask way more questions now than sit back and assume.  I’ve learned so many lessons in life and love in the last 8 years.  I’ve learned my self-worth, I’ve embraced my singleness, and I’ve been able to grow as a person.  Had the past 8 years gone by and I was still the same person I was before, time would have been in vain.   Continue reading

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Day 18: Repeat Reader

A book you could read over and over again and never get sick of.

My favorite book would happen to be The Conversation by Hill Harper.  I’m pretty sure I’m on my 3rd round of reading this book, but I pull something different from it each time I read it.  I’ve read it at different times of my life so I’ve been able to apply different topics to my present situations.

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Day 17: Highs and Lows

Your highs and lows this past year.

Highs

My highs are surrounded by my Air Force career change and moving to Texas.  I’ve been wanting to come to Texas for a few years and to be living here, I’m happy.  I reconnected with someone from my past and at the moment we are on our way to a future together, just distance is keeping us apart.  I am saving more than I have in my adult life.  I have to save for a wedding, kids, homes, and vacations.

Lows

My lows are based on my love life.  I wouldn’t really classify them as lows, but more blessings in disguise.  My health was a low, mainly with the stress of moving and starting over. I’ve bounced back from the lows and found the good in the difficult.  Being away from my family is a low that I can deal with, but getting back home to visit them is expensive, but in the coming months I’ll make it back to NC to visit those I didn’t see during my last trip home in May.

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