Thankful Thursday

IMG_4036-0

 

Happy Thursday!

Go over and subscribe to my new page at http://www.nettafied.com

It is 6:53am on Thursday morning and it is now 54 degrees, when yesterday was 72. Too much of this kind of weather can drive anyone crazy. I love cold weather because it gives me the okay to throw some thick leggings on with boots under a pea coat and scarf and still look somewhat fashionable. I just wish our cold weather were more consistent.

f15482c797389537d36d9055f639c54a

 

This week I am thankful for the warm weather we have had lately. The weather in NC is far from normal. It can go from 40 degrees one day to 72 the next. This week we actually had two beautiful, sunny days! Yes, I am very excited about that lol. I am over winter at the moment and can not wait for the first day of spring. I have it marked on my calendar, although around these parts it doesn’t exactly mean that the weather will be warm, still I am hoping for the best.

d8ef85e05989f08275555734bdf12069

 

This spring, I am looking forward to quite a few things:

  1. Gardening, I am obsessed with trying to not only master planting, but growing my own vegetables. So there will be a lot of YouTube watching in the near future.
  2. My usual park runs! I love my treadmill, but I really don’t use it the way I should. The reason, I need fresh air! My treadmill is crammed in a corner of a guest bedroom with the view of a wall. It only does the job for so long. The park in the spring is great, it’s not too hot, the air is crisp in the morning and it provides me with scenery that isn’t a wall. There are two seasons I love the most and that is fall and spring. You get the best weather in both. Not too hot or cold, the leaves changing colors in the fall are beautiful, the sun shining just right in the spring is the perfect warmth. Yup I am reminiscing. It is definitely time for spring.
  3. Last but not least, my baby pie’s birthday! On May 4 my son will be 1 years old. It is so hard to believe my little 7 pound baby will be turning one in two months. He is growing so fast, I was warned to be ready for the day I turned around and he is a toddler. My heart sank just a little yesterday as I was leaving a store and the sales clerk asked how old Ty is. I accidentally said 9 months and had to correct myself. “10 months, he is 10 months today.” My little baby pie is growing up and somehow I wish I could slow him down just a little.

What are you all thankful for this Thursday? Leave it below if you would like to share.

Have a happy Thursday and Stay Inspired!

Aspire to Inspire,

Nettafied

Advertisements

Thankful Thursday

thankful

 

 

Happy Thursday!

Well, the week is coming to a close. This week I am thankful for growth, you know personal growth. I learn more and more as I get older. About myself, people, life. As I get older, I began to realize what is important in life. The realization that things and people change and goals take on a different shape are more of a relief now than they are scary to me.

motherhood-is-a-choice-you-make-everyday-to-put-someone-elses-happiness-and-well-being-ahead-of-your-own-mother-quote

I used to always say it’s no way I could have a child, I am just not mother material. I actually had an old boyfriend tell me that. His words were “you won’t have children, your all about you” I am paraphrasing, but you get the point. The truth was we were way too young to be talking about kids anyway and he was right. It’s amazing though how the things you expect to be important to you your whole life take a backseat when you bring a little one into the world. There is absolutely nothing I wouldn’t do for my son and suddenly everything that was “about me” before, doesn’t exist. Not that I don’t care about myself  or want to take care of myself, just that everything I do now revolves about him, his needs/wants and believe it or not, I’m okay with that.

e756ea9e8578e423f891f40764b79f5a

I met my husband my senior year in high school, and I think we both thought at the time we were just having fun, hanging out. Both young and ambitious about how much fun we could have with the freedom college provided. Through college I saw myself began to grow by living outside of the box. My thinking became broader and neutral. I met so many acquaintances, many of whom became long time friends of mine. College provided a different outlook on life, not because of classes (not that they didn’t help) but because of the people I met, the freedom it provided and the limitless responsibilities I began to take on.

Quotation-Bob-Proctor-growth-change-choice-Meetville-Quotes-44060

Now, at 30 years old I am slowly realizing that I am still learning, growing. I am still struggling to figure out exactly what it is I am meant to do in this world. Although I have a very good idea lately of what that is. When I am sad, I write. When I am happy, I write. When I am inspired, I write. I have always wanted to write, but I was afraid of letting my thoughts be heard. There is something so personal about writing, so honest and real. This blog was something I would have never done at 18 or 25 for that matter. Through growth I have become somewhat fearless and man do I love it! Personal growth is something I think we all go through everyday, it’s when you embrace it and began to appreciate it that this thing called life gets a little easier. That’s how I see at it anyway 🙂

Check out my new home at nettafied.com

What are you thankful for this Thursday?! Stay inspired people!

Aspire to Inspire,

Nettafied

 

Thankful Thursday

 

 

 

 

thankful

 

Hey Hey!

Happy Thursday to you! This week I am thankful for longer nap times! I used to wish I could get my son to sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time. I would hear other moms talking about how their child takes naps for 1 or 2 hours, and I’m over here like can I get 45 minutes lol.

d1cbab180d78908e3ea9768c1b6eb7c7

I work from home now, so it is imperative that I manage my time wisely. This could not have happened at a better time. My son now sleeps for a total of 3 hours! Its good stuff. I know it’s seems weird that I am excited about nap time but you guys just don’t know how long I have dealt with 30 minute breaks throughout he day. It’s not like I sleep when he sleeps, I wish it were that easy. My decisions ranged from should I clean, prepare food for Ty, get dressed, feed myself or just stare at he wall for the 30 minutes I have, and how much can I get done in that time frame.

7084-naps1-300x225

I love spending time with my little one, nothing compares but it would be much easier if that’s ALL I had to do. Obviously, I don’t live in that world (if it’s ever found, let a sista know). I am able to get projects for work done plus some in those glorious 3 hours. No sleep though…..yeah…. no sleep lol. I am actually enjoying these long naps so much at night I look forward to nap time the next day. I put him down in his crib and do a happy dance, I am not kidding. It’s the dougie, I do the dougie. LOL!

 

All the same it never fails, an hour into his nap I find myself peeking into his room because I miss him. Then I remember all the times I would be rushing around the house to get things done in a 30 minute time frame. I look up and thank God for the next two hours I have left.

What are you Thankful for today?

Aspire to Inspire,

Nettafied

Thankful Thursday

 

 

thankful

 

Hey Hey!

Happy Thursday to you! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Our Christmas was very nice. Baby pie got some great gifts. Oh! and Happy New Year! This week I am finding myself looking back on 2014. This year I have carried and gave birth to a handsome baby boy, took a huge leap career wise, left my twenties behind (Why hello 30) started this lovely blog, and became confident enough to become friends with YouTube. This has been the best year of my life!

Happy-New-Year

 

The very best actually, I would do it over again if needed but, I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store. I have been so abundantly blessed, this year more than any other. I used to think taking chances, leaps of faith or whatever you want to call it was not realistic. I used to think you must have a plan for everything. Everything meticulously planned out, that’s how i lived my life. I took my first leap of faith and everything changed from that point on. It’s amazing how drastic changes (whether planned or surprised) can give you a boost of confidence. 2014 has been one fun roller coaster of great emotions.

Happy New Year hd wallpaper 2015

 

Although I am thankful for 2014, I more than look forward to 2015. I am not gonna say a new me in the New Year and all that, not that I dislike it or anything. I just don’t want to change who I am, just my goals. So, this year I am reaching for higher goals, goals that I have feared for years. That’s what people should be aiming for every year to set a goal higher than the goal you set for yourself the year before. What are you all thankful for this week?!

Aspire to Inspire,

Nettafied

 

Thankful Thursday

IMG_4036-0

 

This post may be a little everywhere today because I am touching on a few things all under the same topic. Just bare with me as I struggle to find the right words.

 

be-thankful-stronger-life-quotes-picture-quote-pics-good-sayings-pictures

Hey Hey!

Happy Thursday! This week I am thankful for life. Even though it can throw some sharp curves at you life is more than just going through the motions. I have watched things happen to people I love and seen friends experience the worst, I have even had things happen to me, things said about me and people take advantage of me. All the same I am extremely grateful for the things I have seen both good and bad, because all that does is teach me to be stronger than I was the day before. I am slowly learning that sometimes you get out of life what you put into it. If you constantly think negatively, you will only get negativity back. Yes, sometimes bad things happen to good people, but I believe if those people can look pass the current situation and see that there is a solution at the end their journey; they would know that even when you want to stop climbing the mountain of frustration determination and willpower will get you closer to the solution.

Life-Quotes-25-394x300

Life is one huge roller coaster. Some people will get on with you for a little while and then step off at the slightest hiccup. Others will stick with you through the loopty loos and stomach turning spins. I live my life as freely as I can. I try to limit the boundaries because sometimes boundaries are meant to be overstepped. Life with all its twist and turns is our story. You can choose to write and narrate your journey, or you can simply hand it over to someone else and let them dictate who you are and what you are supposed to be doing.

7-rules-of-life-quotes-sayings-pictures

 

I guess my point is never under any circumstances let people/situations get you to a point where you are ready to give up on yourself. People will say things sometimes to be rude or hurt your feelings. Sometimes people don’t even know that they are projecting how they feel about themselves on you. Instead of letting those words/situation get you down, use them as inspiration/ motivation to better yourself. It does not matter if they are true or said out of anger. Continue to be true to who you are. Life was given to us in such a beautiful way. Somethings within the life we are given are not as beautiful as we would like them to be, but know that not everything starts off as beautiful. Beauty takes time, patience and a lot of hard work. Life may not always be perfect, but it always has the potential to be beautiful.

Aspire to inspire,

Nettafied