Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I believe that God talks to us. Sometimes it's directly and sometime he uses other people. It's up to us to choose to listen. So lately I been struggling or more like in limbo about something. Not knowing what to do about it, if anything. In any case I spoke to one of my customers. She is a single woman and she says she is thinking of moving away to another country for retirement. She lives with friends here but she says when she gets old she doesn't want to be a burden to them. Julia never got married or had any kids. Fear was the reason. She said she was always thinking ahead and for fear or being hurt she never got married. She told me that in life you have to be more adventurous. Do things you want to do and eat things you want to eat and make memories with people because in the end you don't take things with you when you die. I could not agree more. I love how when I think God isn't around or he had better things to do than so solve my stupid problems he comes through, all you have to do is listen. He is around and sees everything. Open your eyes and ears, he does send you answers it's up to you to pay attention.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
So recently I been giving country music a try and I stumbled upon this song by Kane Brown. It's a beautiful song about a guy that is laying in bed with his girlfriend. He says he doesn't know how heaven could be better than that. Not only do I agree, it made me think of how lucky and great full I should be. Yes it made me think of when that happened to me and even though I'm not with him anymore I get what he means. It made me think of other times where I am in so much happiness I can't even explain it. It also made me think of when I'm surrounded by my friends at game night. There is so much noise but the good kind. The kind that makes you know everyone is involved and present. I'm in heaven when my mom is happy she is on vacation with me to a place she has never been. So there are moments when heaven is on earth and in this time. The trick is to catch it while it's happening, to record it in our minds so that we can remember it when things are that way. I want to live my life like that, collecting memories so that when I'm old I'll look back and not regret anything. What a beautiful song!!
Monday, December 25, 2017
So yesterday I was at my one of my best friend's house. We celebrated Christmas with the her family and after we opened gifts we played games. Yes, I said games. We played family feud I bought at Five Below. It was amazing and so much fun! Today I was coming back from spending time with my sisters and I was like thinking...wow! I'm so blessed to know this group of people. They are so amazing, they love me for the person that I am and don't judge me. I can be me around them. The silly person who I am. I'm so happy God put them in my life. They are my family and we have an unbreakable bond. We have been friends for more than 25 years and it just keeps getting better. Some people never have long term friend and I have a whole family worth. Pleased I have a good job which I complain about but at least I have a job. I helps me pay my house and put food on the table and lets me take my mom on vacations too! All in all God is good to me and my family. What did I learn this year? I learned that not everyone in your life will be happy for you. That there are people that disguise themselves as friends but aren't. Which I did know before but it's seems like I might have needed a refresher. I learned to mind map and that has been really great for me. It's helps me see the loops in my thinking and lets me make list so I can accomplish things. I'm looking forward to next year. I want to be closer to my sisters and my nephews. I need to spend more time with them. I also need to take my Ebay thing more serious. I need to stop being lazy with it. Go back to school, even if it is one class to start. But this year was about learning to care and appreciate what I have. Sometimes we complaint but we have to learn to appreciate what we have. There are so many people in this world that don't have a place to live or even food to eat. If we have that we are already ahead. I have no doubt in my mind that God has a plan for me next year. So even though I don't know what it is I'm happy to trust in Him that he knows what's best for me.
Monday, December 4, 2017
I know I'm always complaining about this and that but last week I had NOTHING to complain about. I was in the Bahamas with my mom! It was awesome. Here are some pix so you can see... I know it was a cruise but who doesn't love cruises? I don't think I have ever meet someone that has gone on a cruise and did not like it. Anyways I also have to thank God that he let me have the ability to take my mom on this cruise and spend some much needed quality time with her. Yeah we fight and nag on each other but really she is my best friend in the whole wide world and always has been. I'm just sad that it took my so long to realize she has always been on my side and by my side even when I did not think she had my best interest at heart. I love her and I thank God I still have her here with me and I hope that God lets me show her how much she means to me.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ok so today I was wondering about this one guy that bought a lot of shirts from me a few months ago. Anyways I looked up his account and of course what I thought was happening is happening. So he bought my shirt so he could sell them him self. So I don't know how to feel about that...I guess it's my fault that I priced my stuff too cheap to where he saw he could take advantage of that. But then I think well I'm still glad I had a good day from him. So he bought like 17 shirts from me for over 200 and he's selling them for twice he paid from me. I can't be mad at him it's my fault. Well because of that I now have changed all my listings to buy it now and no more haggling if they want it they will pay the price I list on there. There is this other guy that sells ties and he does the same thing. I know about this other guy that sell shoes...same thing. So I changed all my fixed listing to buy it nows. I hope that helps me out. I will keep an eye out to see if that helps my sells. Also I'm going on a cruise with my mom again. This time we are going to the Bahamas. Why does that always make me want to sing kokomo by the beach boys? I love that song, dude! I'm so happy that God is going to let me take my mom on a nice long vacation. She deserves it. Back to the ebay thing, can you believe that guy even stole one of my pix to put in his ad? Maybe that's what I'm most mad about. IDK. Or maybe I'm mad because I work so hard to put up nice pix and price my stuff to sell and I saw his ads and they look like shit but people at buying it a twice the price with no effort for him. Yeah, that is it. Well I guess ounce again it's my fault because I have not advertised on my YT channel and taken advantage of the people I have access to... I don't know. Me watching all these YT people makes me want to get back on YT and document all these shenanigans since I became a re-seller. Well shall see...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
So one year today I started a new part of my life. I became a seller on E bay. It has taught me so much. I started because I saw this lady on YouTube talk about how in one year full time reselling on E bay she sold more than 100K. That sounded amazing to me. I thought I can be a re-seller. I did it and now it's a thing I do part time. I love things about it. I do have to admit that not all of it fun. I really dislike to list things but if I don't list I make no money so a year later I'm still struggling to to post on a daily. I have to say I have learned so much. One of my goals was to pay off credit card debt. And I have to say that I have paid one credit card which I though I was going to be a slave to for the rest of my life. And I did it with this extra money from E bay. I'm an going to continue because I have more debt unfortunately. You know what I really like about this reselling thing? Shopping! I love shopping. And with this part time hustle that part is about 50%. And it keeps me busy. I hope that this part time thing can continue to help me pay off stuff. Ultimate goal would be to use this vehicle to get out of debt completely. What a day that would be, OMG. The funny thing is that I had always thought in the back of my mind that selling on E bay would be too hard or complicated. But on the contrary it's fun and it's super easy. To tell you the truth I think that once you learn how to do this you could potentially always work. I think it's since it's not a hard job when I come up for retirement I think I would still do this because it's so easy. Any then I also think about people who are out of a job and what this skill could bring people. The potential to make a lot of money is there you just have to learn it and be committed to listing everyday and finding a good place to source from and be honest with your customers. It's easy money. I definitely wish I had started doing this a LONG time ago. If I had maybe I wouldn't have debt. Well, you live and you learn, right?
Sunday, September 3, 2017
So as you may have seen all over the new this week, we were hit by a crazy amount of water around this time last week. It just reminded me of why I fell in love with this city. The kindness of people. So in 1995 my mom and my brother and I were on our way to one of the most important interviews in my life. The interview to get my residency card (green card). So if you don't how important that is, it basically is the reason I was able to become a citizen and be able to live in this country. So we were going down the road and we got a flat tire. So my brother looked in the trunk and could not find a tire iron. So we were stranded with an impending super important interview that was to decided weather or not I was going to be able to stay in this country. So what happened? The sweet people of Houston came through. About three people pulled over to help us. They provided the tire iron my brother needed to change the tire and I got to become a resident. That's the way the people of Houston are. They pull together! And that's why I love Houston and even though I was not born here I was raised here, have spent most of my life here and I'm proud to be a Houstonian! This will only make us stronger!