Happy Birthday, Munchkins!

Birthday time!

It has been a fun filled week with my babies! We started on Wednesday with a mini photo session for the two of them. I got a chance to test out my new lens, as well as get some updated photos of them.

On Thursday, I surprised JJ and his classmates with cupcakes for lunch, and a junk food birthday party that night. On Friday, he went to the circus, then had a night of pizza and movies.

Ivy’s 4th birthday was on Saturday. Her one request was a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. We went early because they were completely booked for the day, but she still had a great time. She even took a picture with Chuck E. She spent the afternoon shopping with her dad, before settling in to binge watch Supergirl.

Today, they had their birthday dinner with my in-laws, which involved more pizza. They received gift bags full of junk, and are currently bouncing off the walls.

Someone save me… PLEASE.

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!

It’s Been A Long Time…

“…I shouldn’t have left you… Without a dope beat to step to.”

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I stanned hard for Aaliyah back in the day! But…. This isn’t about that. I’ve been gone a long time. I’m not really sorry. And yeah…

So here we are! Here. I. Am. And so much as changed since the last time I wrote here. JJ started Kindergarten. Ivy is in a Pre-K3 program. I got a tattoo… I turned 30. I’m still married… Depressed, sometimes, but mostly happy. But, I can say that I’m getting a little better at expressing my feelings.

Okay, that was a lie. Truth is… I’m still struggling with the truth. The parts of my life that have to remain unspoken. I’m dying on the inside, feeling like there isn’t anyone who understands my situation.

As much as I need to release this negative energy, I keep feeling like it’s never the right time. I can’t remember a time in my life where I was this confused and out of my mind. I’m hoping that this is like… a mini mid-life crisis, because I don’t want this to be life. This CAN’T be life.

Happy Thanksgiving (Late)

Hi friends! Nothing beats a post Thanksgiving post to remind you all that I am alive and well. I hate that I don’t find the time to blog more. I’m always wondering… What can I do to make me happy??? And here we are… Back to where my happiness started… Keeping a journal.

How’s Life?

Life is going. Times are tough, but we are making it. My main focus right now is making sure the kids have a good Christmas. This year is the perfect year to teach them that Christmas is more than just material things. Work is going well. I had a great six month evaluation. Kids are doing great. Growing up fast. The marriage is… A marriage. Ups… Downs… Blah Blah Blah, yeah!

How Was My Thanksgiving?

Pretty freakin’ awesome! I ended up doing two impromptu photo shoots with my new 24mm lens. Here are a few faves from the day:
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We had a great day for the most part. It started with the 2 hour road trip to my parents and ended with a dinner with friends. I got to meet my grandnephew (the lovely baby in the photos above) for the first time. It was also the first time that we’ve seen our friends since we moved to the city.

Before I Go…

I want to thank the faithful few that check on me every now and then. I miss our blogging community. I’m slowly finding my way back. I have so many thoughts and wants. I need to get back to what makes me happy… Because I realize that I’m starting to lose myself. So, until next time…