Wednesday, February 3, 2016

And the Award for Best Month Ever Goes To....


Picture this right here...



               It's the group New Edition and *stay with me!* They are walking up to you to sing "Can you Stand the Rain?" click here to hear it while you keep reading)

                                        Now in my best deep falsetto voice: 

                                 I'm sorry I havent been writing
                                 It's been tough you know....
                                 I had to go out there in that big cold world...
                                 and make a dollar or two... 
                                 or maybe it was more..
                                But what I'm trying to say...
                                Baby Can you Stand The Rain...
                                Cuz I'm back.. I might have been goneee....
                                But I'm back....

                                                 
                                     *dramatically slides in the rain*


                                       Okay fine.... *stop the music*


                       Yes, *sigh* as usual, I have been MIA
hoping the cute sad guilty puppy face helps my case

              But heyyyy.... *awkward smile* Happy New Year!   Happy "New Year New Me" has sailed, maybe?   Happy New Month of February!!! 

                    I have been just Loving Life. Living Life. And LEARNING a lot about Life.

          And yes, my Purpose through this blog is to spread my lessons and even though they have not been as timely as I would like......I'm working on that.

                 I think that's important. The reality that I am so short of perfection, yet I'm striving.

                                          Aren't we all though....

                                             Best.Possible.Me.

                                                     right?

          So quite a few changes are going to be made in 2016. And for all the loyals, Its going to be big and fabulous.  Just wait on it.   I'm really working to improve #BPM on a whole new scale.  Sometimes I want to shut down the blog and come back when I'm ready but when is anyone ever "ready"?  *insert church lady "hmmm that was deep chile'" here*  I know that God is using me even in my unreadiness and it's alllll about the journey so yeah, walk with me.

                   
                               Okay so what's the Best Month Ever....

              
                                          October... duh 


                          October was the BEST AMAZING Month EVER!!!


     

          LOL!! I know we are in February so like...that doesn't make any sense... to youuu maybe. But okay let me explain. So I turned 29! Yes this is my last year in my twenties....



And while I'm so excited....oh hol' up ha ha I meant to use a happy baby not a crying baby  *cleans tears on my face* Lol!! But anyways I have so much to DO !!  I am so excited and ready to TURN this New Year of not just 2016 but my year of 29 OUT!! Let's do this, Charlene! Let's Live Life on a Super Amazing Note!  Already I'm off to a crazy awesome start!!!

1.  My travel game is so on fleek (I hate that word).  I was blessed to go to the beautiful Puerto Ricooo and the famous El LaY (LA) all with my besties....isn't God good?

amazing views with amazing people

my friends and I sure love heights 

2. My give-back mode has also been A-mazing!  Phew! My friends and I gave over $100 in Gift cards, Food, and Toys to an amazing charity in December ! and in January we collected blankets for the homeless !



What a blessing to be a blessing!


3. I have friends doing amazing things!! like graduating...or getting promoted....or doing well in school....or being superstars at work.... or getting engaged !  *scream!*
my bestie got her MPH! Yessss!!! 
did i mention my brother who is also my BEST-FRIEND also got engaged...
my first best friend in life is marrying his best friend for life :)


Like My Life is on a 100 right now!!!
  

OF course there are downs....here and there.... but who doesn't go through downs? as the saying goes, it makes you appreciate the Ups, right? I'll rap about it in another blog. 


This is just to say ....like Mase..(again..)  I'm backkkkkk....heyyyyyy


#Luckygirlseries #Blessed #BestpossibleMoi

Until next time,

Peace fingers,

Charlene

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reflecting on September....






I thoroughly enjoyed September. Did I meet every goal? A good portion. I mean I worked hard, I gave back, I enjoyed amazing company, but best of all.....I learned.
A lot.
Here are random clips from my musings lately .... 
Musings: a period of reflection or thought 
Disclaimer: As usual, this is me being open. Judging is never welcome here. Just Love, Smiles & Giggles, and Lots of Growth.
So enjoy....
"Discipline really sucks."
"Excellence requires a step above average. And quite frankly, sometimes, I just want to be average."
"I mean how can I possibly squeeze in working out, going to work, cooking, cooking healthy mind you, maintaining a blog, maintaining myself, checking up and doing things with and for my seemingly 1000+ family and friends.....my Lord.."
"Social media be lying..."
"Somethings gotta give..."
"Doesn't always something give...get left behind..."
"Sometimes it is easier to just be average. But it really is the desire for more...for better... that makes one do more... "
"Structure...Structure is what I crave...Better structure..."
"Man I need a life coach or something..."
"For free..."
"I'm really blessed."
"Am I good christian?"
"Do I exemplify Christ in ALL I do...? because a lot of people sure do irritate me"
"I'm not perfect"
"I'm trying though...*sigh*"
"Why are some people intentionally horrible? like mean? spiteful?...like did you just hear yourself say that stupid thing?..." 
"Do people think before they talk?? before they act?"
"I need to work on my patience."
"I miss my mommy."
"I love love fall...pretty brown leaves falling everywhere..."
"I read somewhere that trees teach us to let dead things go... how accurate."   
fall 
"letting dead things go...lol...sounds about right..."
"Dead relationships...dead promises....dead memories..."
"let the hurt die, Awele.."
"2016 is almost over...my word..what a year..."
"and I still have a lot to do..."
"October is about to be so live."
*smiles*
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                             this is one of my favorite apps on my phone

Until next time,
Peace fingers,
Charlene 

We Rocked it Out August

HIIII LOVES!!

*scream!!**
The year is almost over!!
**iphone emoji shocked face!**
Lol! Question 1.) why do I always like to scream? 2.) you guys can tell I have an iphone and I use my emoji's quite often right?
Lol!!
Okay! Right to it! How was your August?? Yes, We're still on the Best Possible Me Monthly Check-in and I really hope you all are enjoying your Year so far ! Seriously it is my hope and joy that Month by Month you experience amazing things, people, places, food... just Amazingness all around ! #BPM Yasssss!
So, July was crazy awesome right? Click here and read all about it if you haven't! But guys, seriously, going into the month, I was nervous... like What if...? Trust me I know you all think that too.  What if this month doesnt work out? What if work is harder than I thought? What if  I am not financially secure? Just what if!??  But thank God I remember that duhh, I serve a God that tells me time and time again not worry about anything but to pray over everything.
           "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God"    Philippians 4:6
Keeping this verse and others too in my mind, I declared over August that it would be a month of PEACE and JOY! and boyyyy was it!!   So here were my goals, and hey now ! I accomplished 100% of them ! Whooo!!!!!!
Personal Goals
  • Go somewhere new - I went to an amazing movie theater with friends and the experience was wonderful!  It was like I was in bed. with my blanky. and a button to push for unlimited popcorn. Myyyy my my.  How come I never knew about this before?  two thumbs up !!!
    what an experience. Fun!
    blurry but what an experience. Fun!
  • Do something new - Paint Night - Check out my skills tho! This is on sale for $499.99. Let me know if you're interested. LOL!!  okay im half kidding.
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    Lil' Picassos. Mi amours !
  • Meet someone new- heyyy new friends at work !  A genuine smile and "how are you" goes a long way
For Others
  • Help someone new – While I could not physically participate in the Homeless Initiative, my amazing roomie held down the fort and created over 100 goodie bags for the homeless!!  It was awesome!!! I also kept snacks in my car for anyone I saw with a sign who maybe needed some food.  This works if you do not feel comfortable giving money but check with your local authorities because sadly, some states are making it illegal to feed the homeless.  *sad face*.
- I also helped my co-workers !
giving
Giving is so much fun. You end up being SO blessed as well as blessing someone
  • Support my friends - A friend and an awesome brother to me had a comedy performance in Jersey and I as well as my friends supported him. It was a hilarious night to say the least.  I also had a ball attending a beautiful friend's bridal shower. The countdown is on, Abby!!
    This guy is a star !
    This guy is a star !
So happy for the Bride-to-be! Nigerian Weddings are always a blast !
So happy for the Bride-to-be! Nigerian Weddings are always a blast !
For Family
  • Go above and beyond – If I saw a need, I stepped up.  Whether it was getting groceries for an aunt, surprising my sisters with lunch, listening to a friend in need, staying past clock-out time at work, I kept praying for opportunities to do more ! and God did not disappoint.
  • Family time - Family time is everything to me and I loved my breakfast/lunch dates with my sisters!  plus I took my cutie siblings, JJ and Armani to the movies and they loved it!
  • sibling love
    My hearts.
Whoo!!! I feel so accomplished and I truly enjoyed my August! It was fantastic !! Memories ontop of memories. I am so grateful for this life God has given me, truly. Now your goals might have been just one simple thing or it could have been a long laundry list. Whatever the case might be, I encourage you to get out there and really ENJOY life !  Setting goals does not have to be stressful and you can start out light.
There are so many places in your city to be explored, people to meet, quests to conquer, and FUN to be had.... and it's alllll waiting on you.
So.....
You Ready?
Hey now, that's the spirit.
I'll see you later for BPM September Edition.
In the mean time,
Peace fingers,
Charlene

My Amazing July

HEYYY LOVES!

So let me first say that I was almost done with this post...so EXCITED to post....and then it all deleted.  -__-
Thanks Wordpress. I am Moving Back to Blogger Soon.
angryface
And Yes, I saved my draft.
But poof ! Into thin air.
No evidence whatsoever.  *sigh*
Regardless!!! Counting it all joy and moving on..... My July was Amazing !  Out of the 9 goals, I accomplished 6 of them.
Okay fine, if you want to be
mean technical, I guess you can say I accomplished 5.5/9 of my goals.
LoL, let me explain.
Haha! Kevin Hart Let Me Explain.... Get it? Okay lets just get started....
Here were my goals and my #BPMmonthlycheckout.
For my personal growth:
1. Lose 5 lbs  –  Almost !  I Lost 4.5 lbs !!
2. Pass my Boards!   - Done!! I did! I am an official registered nurse! Whoo!!
3. Make a completely new dish I haven’t cooked before ! *yum*   -  Done!! Ribs, parmasean garlic chicken, yummers!
For the honor of someone else:
1. I plan on serving in a give-away package event for the homeless !  *excited face!** - Done!! It was amazing!!
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The wonderful ladies of Pinky Promise that I was privileged to serve with!
2. I plan on displaying excellent service at my job and making people smile! - Done!! It helps that I lOVE my Job!!!
3. I plan on encouraging people through blogging more in July! - Almost! I did read & follow more blogs but I will post more!
For my family:
1. Calling my family more-  Almost! I wish I called more family but i'll do better 
2. Traveling with the siblings and making memories - Done! Even though I wish it was with more of my siblings! My bro & I took a road trip to see our sister in North Carolina ! Fun fun fun!
3. Spending time with my pops - Not Done : ( This too will get better in August, stay tuned! 
So Yay!!  The whole point of goals is to push yourself to be better.  There's no putting yourself down on this blog.
O-kay! Lol!!
  All in all, July was AMAZING!!  I had so much fun, I honestly feel overwhelmingly blessed.  I enjoyed a cookout with close amazing friends, I blessed people and was blessed by people through a serve-the-homeless initiative, movies, birthdays, a wine-festival, passed my boards, started work, consistently worked out, traveled, enjoyed eating right, sometimes ate bad, laughed, cried, made mistakes, and learned !
Mannnnn, I love this LIFE God has given me.
And I hope YOU do to.
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                                                                   Picnic Style
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                                                           Beauty All Around.               
                                                             I love these ladies
                    So, How was Your JULY ? And what are your goals for August?  Stay tuned for August's Best Possible Me Check-in....
Until next time!
Peace fingers!
Charlene !

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wait What?? Julyinngg ! #BPM's got news!!!









Hey lovely lovelies!
       
So this is going to be a super duper quick post on #BestPossibleMOI aka #BPM !
I wanted to say Happy JULY!!! Yes, even though we are 10 days in already. Lol! What?
I want to start a #BPM Monthly Check-in & Check-out !  
*yay!!* 
Wait whaaa?  What is that... 
Lol !! Well It's self-explanatory.  At the start of the month, I'll check in with you, get you HYPE!! Get you in the groooveee baby! LOL!  And MOST importantly get you thinking as to What Your Monthly Goals are to be the Best Possible YOU!  And then at the end, we'll check-out and reflect.. How did those goals go? What can we do better? What can we NOT do going forward...
get it?
Now give me a stronger Yay!!!**
**spirit fingers!**
Okay maybe not.
           Oh and I'm human and hopefully you who are reading this are too.  So if the goals repeat themselves, I think that's just fine, right? I so hope you join in ! I'm excited!! To join in or know what they look like, the goals will look like this..... Feel free to customize it to how you want it to look like:
GOALS      
--For my personal growth 
--For the exhortation (oooh big word) or honor of someone else
--For my family 
So For Example...... For this month of July:
For my personal growth:
1. Lose 5 lbs - yeah yeah, don't ...let's not do this. Just accept it !
2. Pass my Boards!  **pray for me!!**
3. Make a completely new dish I haven't had before ! *yum*
For the honor of someone else:
1. I plan on serving in a give-away package event for the homeless !  *excited face!**
2. I plan on displaying excellent service at my job and making people smile!
3. I plan on encouraging people through blogging more in July! 
For my family:
1. Call my family more (somewhere my aunties and uncle said AMEEN! LOL!)
2. Travel with the siblings and making memories 
3. Spend time with my pops : ) 

Now while this may be new to You, I have been doing this for over 2 years now and It has truly transformed my day-to-day living.  It gives my life so much more purpose and instead of saying "daggg, where did the time go? What have I done in my life? WHAT AM I DOING in my life?" You can simply say...Wait a minute !! Charlene from #BestPossibleME Put me ON to Monthly Goals and you can whip out your Journal or Where-ever you will store your goals-and-progress and you WILL look at it with so much joy, pride, reflection and just feel encouraged that You are Indeed Growing and Living! 

Okay until next time,
Peace fingers*

Charlene