Archive | March 2014

Full Disclosure – My Crush

I haven’t had a crush since I was a teenager, yet there is someone who gives me butterflies.  He is so quiet and introspective, but when I tell you that there is something that happens when we make eye contact…seriously, there is. I barely know him, yet the connection is so strong. Am I imagining things? Quite possibly. I wish I could say that my instincts have never steered me in the wrong direction, but I would be lying if I did. Still, a fantasy exists in my mind, and it is quite enticing.

Have you ever had an innocent crush? Did you ever let them in on your thoughts? Did it backfire, or were you glad that you let your secret out?

Nita

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Desire (Insightful ramblings)

I have been feeling rather desirable, lately, for no earthly reason.

One of the most desirable characteristics that I appreciate in others is ambition.  Who knew that my recent embarkment on a journey of empowering myself to become the best version of “me” through simply making wiser choices – in life, love, health, fitness, and overall wellbeing would make me feel so desirable?  Who knew that entering my mid-thirties would give me a heightened sense of self-awareness and enhance my perspective?

I still love hard, but I refuse to be a sucker for love.  I will always be the eternal optimist, but never again will I be naïve or gullible.  Life has struck me hard over time, yet I have given the final TKO.  My children may say “Wow, momma, really?” when I break into song and dance, on a whim.  I’m just making my greatest attempt at living life to the fullest.

I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I’m open to whatever is just around the bend.  My desire is to have whatever God has for me.  Yes, it sounds cliché and easy to type, yet how many of us live it?  I’ve had a go of it on my own, to no avail.  I’m referring to life.  I’m all about living the most purposeful life, now.  Leave me to my own devices, full of lustful pleasures and gluttony, and I’ll end up back at square one.  True story.  Life just tastes sweeter now, and I’m so very thankful for the ability to enjoy it.

Nita

New Year, New Choices, New Way of Life

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions.  I mean, why set yourself up to fail, right?  What I lean toward, is self-preservation via rejuvenation, renovation, and simply upgrading one’s way of thinking and way of being.

Starting tomorrow, I am taking part in a weight-loss challenge via DietBet.  This online weight-loss community is so innovative!  The challenge follows a simple premise.  Each participant contributes the same amount of money ($30 for this particular challenge) and has four weeks to lose 4% of their body weight.  At the end of the four-week period, whoever has met the challenge splits the pot!  I’m not one to gamble, but I’m really excited this challenge.  I could definitely use the added incentive.