Mind your mind

I was doing great all of 2020. Wait, I lied!!! Kobe happened, then Corona happened then racism attacked full force and here we are. Let’s just say I was doing fine then June comes and there’s a death in my family. My brother, who I just started getting to know and who I hoped to meet in person. It was unexpected and sudden and I didn’t know how to process it. It was an eye opener that reminded me that tomorrow isn’t promised and to not put off tomorrow what could be done today.

Logging on to social media like Instagram and Facebook and seeing people dying, correction, being murdered on camera is not something we should be seeing so often let alone at all. It is traumatizing. I don’t ever want to get comfortable seeing it. I don’t want to desensitize it either. I want it to hurt every time we see it so that it will subside. It’s so horrible that it has to be this way. I only know that it has to get worse before it can get better.

So while I am sharing this with you, I am speaking directly to myself. The mind is powerful and the old saying is that the idle mind is the devil’s workshop and we are not going to give him a reason to get to work. Here are a few things that I will be doing to keep my mind sane and at peace with all that is going on. I hope it helps you also if you are feeling blah or sad. Feel your feelings but don’t live there, just pass by.

  1. Pray, talk to God or meditate
  2. Seek help (A friend or a professional)
  3. Have some you time, me time, quiet time or self care.
  4. Breathe! Take long deep breaths often.
  5. Find something soothing. (video’s on YouTube like ASRM, car detailing videos or pimple popping. *don’t knock it til you try it*)
  6. Find a park to people watch or take a ride to the lake or beach.
  7. Cry. (Find a movie or music to help you cry)
  8. Clean up / Declutter
  9. Get creative. Do something you have always wanted to do. (i.e. Build a bookcase, record a tutorial, write a book)
  10. BLOCK OUT NEGATIVITY!!! (Log off social media when it gets too overwhelming.)

Listen to this week’s podcast episode Dear Mind,


How I saved $10,000 in 1 year

Tips discussed:

  1. Write it down! (Budget & goals)
  2. What type of savings account do you have? (Interest earned can help you to reach your goals.)
  3. Cut back and sacrifice. (Pick up a second job or skip that yearly vacation.)
  4. Be disciplined. (Do not touch your savings account.)
  5. Anything extra goes into savings. (Income taxes, stimulus check, birthday money, etc.)

Bonus tips:

  1. Do your research. (Savings account, how to budget, etc.)
  2. Challenges (Implement a money challenge or two to help you save.)


Dear Education, ft. DJ

It’s been four years since I walked across the stage and that feeling of accomplishment is ever present. I waited so long to do it and the moment it happened, the feeling wasn’t something that I could put into words.

This week’s podcast episode is dedicated to the 2020 graduates. Whether that be high school or college. You will remember this moment forever because this is the first of its kind, World Wide. Our country is experiencing a pandemic that has caused so much to shut down. So the tradition of walking across the stage to your name and accomplishments being heard over the loud speaker and your family and friends cheering you on, isn’t possible. I pray that one day there will be a way for us to acknowledge you all beyond the internet.

To listen to my thoughts on the importance of education, click here or visit the podcast tab.