Declutter and Self Love

Lately, I have been holding onto the past too much. I would wish and over think that things would change. They did not. Time to fully move on. I started to but in the back of my mind, I really wished to stay in a hopeful mood. I felt weak and this situation made me feel self doubt and a lack of confidence. Now, I realize I am more than the situation. I decided to make some deletions of social media, photos, and belongings. No more of this painful past in my life anymore. 

Dating should not be painful. However, it is work. It is not a fairy tale. Things do not magically happen and fall into place. It is about giving and taking. You should never have doubt that your a poor person in a relationship. You should never have to feel that the way you are is incorrect. If someone ever tells you are “over dramatic” or “need to stop thinking. Shut off your brain” then leave.

  To that person..the over thinking is who they are. They can’t change who they are. To tell someone they are dramatic is painful. It makes them question who they are. It makes them believe they are ugly and unbearable. To not apologize and mean it is worse.

 To tell someone to stop thinking and shut off your brain..that means that you are controlling and telling the person to stop being a person. Why would you change someone who has a big heart, worry about the person, and have ideas of making a relationship work? Every action or thought was to show I cared, respected, and admired you. 

 Thank you for breaking up with me. I am glad to see that I do not need that negative force in my life. You can’t change a person. This is who I am. 

I hope you find someone who has a big heart like me (maybe bigger) and will show respect despite your flaws and habits. However, I am in search for someone who understands my big heart and will NEVER tell me I am dramatic and need to shut my brain in a hurtful manner. 

 

 I bought this ring last month to show I love myself. This is a ring that claims my commitment to me and no one else. I use it as an anchor. 

 I felt lost and deprived of love, especially loving myself. I questioned who I am as a person. I worried that the way I am is off putting and that no one will see me as something special. Some days are still hard but it is getting better. 

 When I look at my ring on my hand or if Icrub the pearl with my index finger, I realize that I am special. I am powerful. I am incredibly smart, talented, beautiful, and kind. My overthinking and anxiety is apart of who I am. We all have flaws. I am perfect with my imperfections.

Somedays are harder than others. However, I do the following to keep me grounded:

1.) Surround myself with people who love my imperfections.

2.) Teach my students but try to slip in inspirational motives and ideologies that keep me going. Hopefully, inspiring myself inspires ones of them.

3.) Eat right, don’t drink alcohol, get plenty of sleep, wear makeup and exercise. I am worth good health.

4.) Do what makes you happy and don’t be afraid to say no.

5.) If someone doesn’t like who I am, move on.

Life is too short to feel the way I have been feeling. Moving on is the best medicine.

-Jackie

Date Night Healthy

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So, if you have not known already I have been in a relationship with a great guy whose name is Brian. We have been dating for four years..five in April. Brian has now joined in the healthy and losing weight life style with me. He has lost over 20 lbs so far and I am so proud of him!

What I have noticed that we are falling into a trap with our dates. We tend to go out to eat ALOT. Also when we go out to eat we never seen to get anything healthy. I do not think we are helping each other by doing this. Yes, sometimes you need to live and enjoy life but eating poorly every week is not the way to go. I have been wrapping my brain around what Brian and I could do for dates. I thought I could share you my thoughts and ideas.

Working out together: This may not seem the most romantic date ever but working out is something I enjoy. I want to share what I enjoy with others. I also would like to have a work out partner.

Taking walks: We tend to do this already but maybe we can take longer walks. Go to the park and enjoy nature.

Go bowling: Ignore the junk food and just enjoy the sport. Maybe join a team?

Take a class together: My Mom suggested a cooking class but I do not think that will help us. I was thinking a dancing class or something but I know Brian would kill me.

Go to a concert: I noticed the concerts Brian and I have gone to we were standing on our feet and moving around the whole time. Concerts usually do not have junk food..They do have beer but they are so over priced it is not even worth it.

Go to a museum: Living so close to Philadelphia, Brian and I never seem to enjoy the history and art around us.

Cook a healthy meal together: I felt this could help us learn new healthy meals and we could do it together as a couple. Why go out and eat unhealthy when we can cook a good meal together?

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These were just a few ideas I came up with. I just feel like we eat out far too much and this is what is not making me lose weight. Granted I come up with these ideas to go out but I wish he would help me with saying that is not a good idea. Oh well, I need to learn what is write and what is wrong.

If you think of any ideas, please let me know! What do you guys do on your dates? Any suggestions or advice? I would love to hear it!

-Jackie