10 Facts About Me

Sending positive energy everyone’s way.

I haven’t been writing much lately, and I miss it. One thing I have always wanted to do was give my readers some insight on who I am. What better way than to give you all some facts about me.

Let’s jump right in.

#1. Not that interesting, but worth noting,  I am the oldest sibling. At times I really hate it, because I’m often put in situations where i have to rescue my siblings. Oftentimes when I give advice, they don’t listen, and then I have to hit them with the “I told you so”. It’s a stressful job but somebody has to do it.

#2. Nobody believes me at first, but I wear a size 11 shoe. Once I convince people that its true, they always say my feet don’t look that big. I mean they are pretty proportionate to the rest of my body, so it doesn’t look strange. Here’s a post I’ve previously written on where I get most of my shoes, 6 Inch.

#3. I am a huge Future fan 🙈. I freakin love that man, he has a song for any mood that I may be in. I’m not sure why so many people dislike him and his music. Not only do I love his music, but he’s easy on the eyes. My friends tell me every time they see a post of his come up in their newsfeeds, they know it’s because I liked it.

I finally had a chance to meet him, and he said he liked my hair 😁

 

 

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Performing his hit song “Mask off” June 22nd 2017, The Woodlands TX

#4. I am constantly changing my hair. I love trying new looks, it’s fun. People assume that people who change their hair a lot have no sense of self, and I completely disagree with that. I know who I am, and I simply like having different hairstyles and colors. 🤷🏾‍♀️

My current hair
My natural hair in twists

I miss my box braids
Feed-in braids

#5. Mental health is a serious issue to me. People very frequently brush mental health off,  and it’s not something to be taken lightly. I am highly upset when I hear people make jokes about the mental health of others. Inner peace is something everyone deserves to have. People should address issues they may have and not let anyone convince them that they’re crazy, making things up, or what have you. Seek the help that you need, you’ll love yourself for that. Your mental wellness is a great part of who you are. #6. ​I’ll probably be a forever student. My mom used to tell me as a teenager, that I’d probably be in school the rest of my life. I thoroughly enjoy school. Presently I have a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Louisiana Monroe (Go Hawks Go), I am currently working on my Masters in Public Administration. Once I finish my masters program, I plan to go to massage therapy school. I also have plans to become a certified doula. I do my best to let others know that you can accomplish any and everything you desire to do in life.

#7. I love to travel. My travels began in undergrad with study abroad. If you or anyone close to you has the opportunity to do so, GO FOR IT! My primary goal is to visit all states 2-3 times with a different adventure in mind every time. I include my children when deciding on what to do on our adventures. They come up with pretty sweet ideas, might I add. I have a Cabo and Korea trip in the works, so stay tuned for that. You should know travel really is not expensive with the right amount of planning.  Our latest adventure was to Lawn and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I encourage everyone to travel, even if its no mare than exploring other cities in the area you live.

I got to stop by Geronimo’s grave in Fort Sill

#8. I hate taking pictures! I would much rather be the person behind the camera. I find posing for pics extremely awkward. So I guess I could say I don/t like taking pics because I never know what how to pose. It’s not so bad when I have some direction on what to do.

#9. I can very easily unplug form the world. When I feel overwhelmed with life, my phone is the first thing to get the boot. I will put it on do not disturb and spend as much time alone as possible ( it can seem impossible with a 3 and 5 year old).  Hmm, I guess this goes back to number 5. My friends know that once I have figured it all out, I come back to society. Some would say that a Pisces thing. ♓️
#10.

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Megabus or nah?

As everyone knows, I like to travel, and I do so with my children. One day I got the  idea to surprise my dad, he lives in Florida, with an impromptu trip. I hadn’t seen my dad in about a year, due to me dealing with things with my youngest son. Anyhow, I was left with what would be the best way, financially, to reach our destination. I could purchase plane tickets, but I didn’t know how long we would stay, or I had the option of driving  10+ hours with my boys. I have never road tripped that long without an alternate driver, so I was like ehh. Then I thought about Megabus.

Megabus advertises to have fares as low as $1, you really can’t beat that. Then I started thinking about how the actual ride would be for such low costs. I also considered pros and cons of me driving versus riding the bus. If I drive I have to factor in the cost of fuel, food, actual driving time, and being a referee to my boys. If I choose the bus, I pay and ride and can attend to my children accordingly. The only real con was simply being on a bus.

I decided to go with Megabus. I literally packed, bought tickets, and left all in the same day. I actually bought the tickets online en route to the bus station. The requirements for luggage were the same as any airline I have traveled, one bag per reservation and a carryon.

 megabus.com


Let’s talk about the ride! It truly wasn’t bad at all. I chose seats closest to the restroom, as traveling with a 4 year old requires lots of potty breaks. For obvious safety reasons, I placed my boys in the window seat, and I sat in the isle seat. Road trip essentials were packed in our carryon, Leap Frog tablet, coloring book, etc. I also had diapers, wipes, and hand sanitizer on hand. Being that we left the terminal a little after midnight, the boys went straight to sleep.


There were two drivers on the bus we were on. I’m not sure if it’s standard procedure to have alternating drivers, but I thought that was smart. We also stopped for meals which helped with not having to pack snacks. Obviously, people were on and off at each stop, we stopped in Mobile, Tallahassee, Gainesville, before reaching the final stop in Orlando. All passengers were courteous of others, the temperature on the bus was just right at all times. There’s nothing I can really find fault with for this particular trip.

Once we reached the final stop, they unloaded all luggage first and then let us off, which made picking your luggage up fairly simple. I’d definitely travel using Megabus again, especially if it will cut down the cost of travel for me. My boys were antsy towards the end of the ride, but that’s to be expected. But yea, Megabus is great so far. I’ll come back and update on the return trip!  Thanks for reading!

**UPDATE** Well I learned that having alternating drivers is standard, which makes sense. Our return journey was just as smooth as our departure. Our drivers were butt holes to say the least. They have seemed like the type to abuse authority, but who am I to say. All in all, I am very pleased with Megabus and will definitely be utilizing them again!

           Greetings from Florida! 

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