Happy 2017 my dearest loves. I am so sorry for the long break from blogging. I will be quite honest, I was extremely busy between school and work and just did not make the time. Well I am back now and ready to do a small 2016 review.
* Clears throat*…. 2016 was a very difficult year for me emotionally.I truly was all over the place. I did not know my up from down. I would be ok and just bust out crying. It had been too many time when I had to stop working to cry. If you didn’t know my mommy passed away late 2015. It was unexpected and shook my entire existence. I am honestly still ” not right” because of it but I’m striving each day to just make it throughout the day without having a crying fit. Now you understand why emotionally I was just not myself and it has been a journey to try to find my ” new normal”. I have not found it but with time I know it will come.
This year has also showed me that I am stronger than I ever imagine. I never thought I was a strong person but it wasn’t until the deaths of my uncle and my mommy 6 days from each other I know I had to try to be. Nothing prepares you for all the emotions you will experience after losing someone you love. However, I will encourage anyone who lost someone do not run from your feelings. Cry, shout, scream, yell, get those emotions out. Talk to someone whether it be a friend, family or a therapist. When I was having the hardest time which was this past summer.I decided to see a therapist. We did not have many sessions because of my schedule however, when I did talk to her it help me tremendously. She made me feel ok for feeling how I was feeling. I was on the brink of everything falling apart but those few sessions pulled me back together. I plan to seek out another therapist because I believe that there are a few more things in my life that can be worked out.
I did some traveling. I went to Chicago, Miami, Bahamas, Ohio and Negril, Jamaica. Do not worry I plan to blog about Jamaica because it was the best trip I took to date. These trips were just what I needed. Each of the trips I have taken gave me a peace that I was seeking that I would not of experience without having them.
In all my 2016 was not all that exciting but it was an experience. I learn so much about myself and those around me. I have a great circle of people who I love and trust and vice-versa. My goal for 2017 is to not live in fear. My mother death cause me to be fearful. I was secretly moving different because of that. I cannot do that any longer. I going to be fearless for 2017. I am going to step out on faith in areas I am petrified. I ready for the next chapter and plan to make it a great one. I hope each of you do the same. #BeFearless2017
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY LOVES!
I hope each of you are enjoying the holiday with the ones you love while eating good food.
My family and I decided to visit our relatives on my maternal grandmother side for the holiday.
.After many years of discussing going to visit we finally made it a plan in February to visit this weekend .
Man when I tell you I’m so glad we did! Those few days with them meant so much.
Mainly because we only would see each other during the time a family member has went on to glory.
I know that this is many families story but I’m glad we decided to try get away from that and see each other. Here is a few pictures of our visit.
MY COUSIN BILLIE AND I
THE BEST PICTURE OF THE TRIP WAS MY TWO OLDER COUSINS BILLIE AND PAULA EMBRACING EACH OTHER AS THEY PREPARED TO LEAVE.
THAT MOMENT IS WHAT THIS VISIT WAS ALL ABOUT! FAMILY SEEING OTHER AND LOVING ON ONE ANOTHER!
I HAVE NO IDEA THE LAST TIME THEY SEEN EACH BUT IM GLAD THE FAMILY DECIDED TO MAKE THIS TRIP!
FAMILY IS EVERYTHING LOVES AND I HOPE YOU ALL ARE ENJOYING YOURS WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!
P.S. I can now be reached by email Sincerlyshyla@gmail.com. The email can be used for business inquiries, blog topics as well advice I am here to answer any questions you may have.Be Blessed.
selfie with the beautiful beach as my backdrop
Hello my loves. Let me first say that my thanksgiving was great. Anytime I get the chance to break bread with my beautiful family is a great day. I am thankful for that. Well a few weeks ago I went on the best vacation I have ever been on in my life. My cousin and I decided to travel to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was absolutely breathtaking. I mean that is the only way to describe how this country looks. Where we stayed was fabulous. Right of the white sand beach. I was less than 100 steps from the beach…. how convenient lol.
my view while relaxing on the beach
I been on many vacations but never a resort. For the first time I really felt relaxed. I didn’t have to hustle back to a hotel or see what we were doing for the day. I truly relaxed. It felt good to relaxed your mind where all you can hear is the ocean crash on the land over and over. It is has the most soothing sound.
walking along the beach
While on my trip I remember how I told a few people of my vacations plans and future vacations spots. Many of them stated…”That sounds great but that it something I would do with my mate”….hmmm. I can understand that to a certain extent. These places would be great couples vacations. I am sure lovers can appreciate and benefit from what these kind of vacations offer. I mean who wouldn’t want to travel with their boo. However, I am not going to let me not having a mate stop me from traveling wherever I want to go.
outside of my room at the resort. I was ecstatic to be in such a beautiful place.
I also encourage each you to take on that mindset as well. Life is too short to wait on certain life events to happen for you to explore this beautiful world. This vacation was a dream come true. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect vacation. As I now make plans for next year adventure…..the beautiful country of Jamaica. I’ll do so without feeling bad or sad if by then I am still single.