G.O.A.T.

2017 is just beginning, and it’s already the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Times)

I took a week off work to get my personal life in order. I cleared a bunch of things that we no longer use out of the apartment. I’m enjoying not having clutter everywhere. I still have more work to do, but progress is progress.

Last week, I didn’t mention that I had a job interview. I was so nervous about it, to a point where I felt sick. Little did I know, it wasn’t really an interview, but more of a “this is what you’ll be doing, and we hope you will accept the position.” Turns out, the manager was the Foursquare Swarm mayor of the building before I politely booted him out of the spot.

Well today, I got the official offer! I will be moving up to IT Operations Analyst! It’s entry level, but I’m okay with that. I still have at least two years before I graduate with my Bachelor’s, and I’m excited to get the experience that I need. This is what I’ve been waiting on my entire life, and I couldn’t be happier.

On top of that, I was officially inducted into the Honor’s Society! I’m ecstatic! For once, I put myself first, and it’s like all of my dreams were on the other side of that door.

So here’s to 2017!! May it continue to be the G.O.A.T.

New Year, Different Perspective

7:25pm. I’m out of coffee, and I have been sitting at my computer all day.

It’s a new year, and I decided to quit the whole new year, new me thing. Truth is… It doesn’t work for me. Ever. Instead, I decided to just make moves. Because… Why not?

New Year Goals

This year’s goals include:

  • promoting my photography business that has been open since 2014.
  • get back into blogging on a regular basis.
  • keep my grades up, and keep myself motivated about school.
  • take a vacation.
  • adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • BREATHE.

It’s mid-January, and I’ve already started working towards half of my goals. I’ve been working out and eating better. I’ve been completing all of my homework assignments on time. I booked a five-day cruise to the Bahamas for my family. I had my first successful photography session of the year. And, I’ve launched my first photography promotion.

I also had time to put together websites for J’s business and my own. Terin Selena Photography finally has a fully functional website and shop. My Facebook and Instagram pages are active, and I am so relieved!

I’m excited about 2017. I finally realized that no one can make my dreams come true, except me. I have to live for myself, first. Only thing that I’m mad about, is how long it took me to figure this out.

It’s going to be a great year!

xo.

I Said I Would…

It’s a new year, y’all! I did terrible with blogging last year, I know. I would say that I am going to do better this year, but the way my life is set up…

Since my last update, I have started classes. I currently have a 4.0 GPA, and I’ve received an invitation to join the Honors Society. This is my third quarter, and I’m taking Biology and Web Development.

Nothing new is going on with work. I feel like I’m at a plateau, and I need to make some changes.

The kids are great. January is birthday month!

I have a few projects lined up for 2017. I’m going to attempt to focus on myself this year. I have so many dreams that I want to fulfill and there isn’t anyone holding me back… Except me.

So as always, stay tuned!

006 | Another Life Update

I like life updates! LOL!

So I am going back to school! I registered for classes at Strayer University. I’m excited to finally finish my Bachelor’s in Information Technology. I’m going to be focusing on programming.

Kids are great. Out of daycare and afterschool for the summer, and saving me hundreds of dollars.

Work is good. I am a 2016 WOW! Star, which is a huge deal at my company. They also want me to consider moving up, but with school starting, I’m not too sure.

Life is really coming together for me, and I couldn’t be happier.

Until next time.

005 | Life Update

It’s May… I’m stopping by for a few updates.

Update #1

That replacement iPhone 6S turned into a Nexus 6P. LOL! It’s so hard to stay away from Android. As much as I love it, I’m excited about the next iPhone and WWDC. I’ve been working on trying to get a decent screen for the iPhone 6 that J dropped weights on so that I can have a device for iOS 10… I’ll keep you updated on that one.

Update #2

I’m still planning… and spending a ridiculous amount of money on planners! I’m actually planning a destash of the few that I have left. I ordered a Filofax Malden, and I can’t wait to get it. The Inkwell Press has been converted into a budget calendar. I think I may start posting more about my planning and quest to find planner peace.

Update #3

I got a promotion! TD Lexington’s only Black IRA Ops Rep 3! It was completely unexpected, but well deserved. I’ve been working really hard, and feeling really unappreciated. At the point where I was ready to give up and find somewhere that would appreciate my talents, my boss announced my promotion and that I was Employee of the Month!

That’s pretty much it. I’m well. The family is well. I have some visions for where I want to go with the domain. I’ve gotten rid of a few other domains because I feel like it would be much easier to manage one. I’m not a huge fan of subdomains, but if I am going to have them, terin.me is perfect for that. Besides, it’s officially the domain that I’ve owned the longest.

Stay tuned… Hopefully I don’t fall off the wagon again before I get my thoughts situated.