Month: November 2013

The 5 Things That I’m Grateful For

Happy Turkey Day!

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I know its been awhile since my last post, last week was very difficult for me. My computer broke for no reason at all. I’ve only had it for a year and the thing has been hell the whole time. Then, my phone broke so my connection to the social media world was gone.  So now that I’m back on this great day. I though it would be the perfect time to  write what I’m grateful for.

1. I am grateful for my family and friends – I was going through a very difficult situation at work and my family and friends were there for me. They listened to my venting and encouraged me to look to the brighter side.  They gave me the courage to look for a better opportunity. and I’m here now with a new job in a better environment.

2.  I’m grateful for change – I used to be afraid of change in my life because I liked everything to stay the same. But now I understand the importance of change, especially in myself.

3. I’m grateful for positive blogs – These blogs  really keep me going and thinking positively during times when I’m not  so happy. I love reading the positive stories and learning new ways to bring joy and happiness into my life.

4. I’m grateful for relaxation – I’m a worker bee. I’m always buzzing around something, trying to do this or that . This month I learned about relaxation techniques, such as meditation, breathing exercises and luxurious baths. I learned to start implementing more relaxation methods into my daily routine so I feel better and happier throughout the week.

5. I’m grateful for all of my social media buddies!- I’m sending a big  thanks  and a slice of (insert favorite pie/ cake) to all of my subbies. Thank you for reading my blog and showing me techniques to enhance your reading experience. Thank you for your comments and well wishes. I started this blog last year and it really felt like I was writing out into the universe. I didn’t take the time to actually learn how to build a community online, and I ‘m very grateful to have met great people who have took a chance on reading my blog.

Thank you and have a happy and tasty Thanksgiving!



First comes the app, then comes the phone

Hello all,


Ok, so remember my first post about joining an online dating site and all my mishaps and craziness (if you didn’t get a chance to check it out, read it here )? At the end of that post, I spoke about meeting a good guy.  I was messaged by a Southern gentlemen who relocated to Philadelphia for a job opportunity. We hit it off pretty quickly because we shared  the love for the Walking Dead, live concerts and  reading good books. Since our conversations were going so well online, I decided to ask him for  his phone number. Now I know what you’re thinking… the guy is supposed to make the first move. I tried yall… I really did try, but I just thought he was taking to long to ask. Maybe he didn’t know the right time or didn’t want to seem forceful I don’t know, but I thought it was a good time to move this thing along.

Our first conversation on the phone was great. He’s a jokers. I got to learn more about his background , and really it just felt like I was talking to an old friend. Surprisingly , I felt comfortable speaking with him.  The only weird part is whenever we talk I keep reminding myself that I don’t really know him . Yes, I know his favorite things to do, some of his family background and his job title, but I feel that there’s something missing.  I don’t know if I’m being uptight with this, but I still have some apprehensive due to all the Lifetime movies where the women finds the perfect man online and ends up with a knife to her throat! This is my way of  not getting to caught up in the greatness of him and remembering the reality of the situation.  This is true with dating period, whether it’s online or in person.

For all those who’ve tried online dating, what methods do you use to keep yourself safe while cruising for love online?