Some decisions are easy to make – like taking an exciting new job or buying your dream home. Others are challenging and push you to limits. Thankfully some of the hard decisions that I made have paid off. I often get asked why I did something or how I pulled a task off. It’s not always easy for me to give a step by step because I tend to be very “in the moment” when I’m moving through life. One thing I know without doubt is that when something isn’t working in my favor (job, relationship, whatever) – I change it to put myself in a better position. Here’s a small peek into things I’ve done that have propelled my life.
That feeling when you’ve hit your stride. You’re slaying goals and already have future benchmarks planned out. You’re eating healthy, your skin is flourishing and so is your hair. Everything is just coasting along smoothly…
And then it’s not. Life is full of highs and lows and every now and then you have to rest. I said rest not QUIT. Finally you have that moment when you decide that enough is enough and you’re ready to get back on the bull and keep going towards your goals. Yet, nothing happens. You have no creative juice left and while you may have moments of sparks you can’t wrap your head around them enough to make sense of it all.
So yesterday was Easter Sunday. I was raised in church all my life and was even faithful until a year and a half ago. Grandma consistently asks me if I’ve been going to church though and yesterday was no different. If the title of this post doesn’t give you a clue – no I didn’t go to church for Easter.
I haven’t hopped on the bandwagon of people who are too “woke”for church. I’m not even going to use the reasoning that I’m a Millennial and so forward thinking even though it’s true. The fact is that people keep asking me why I stopped going. I used to be a Jesus fanatic (seriously my Facebook memories about this fact are so annoying). I invited people to church often and they actually came. But that’s not the case anymore and here’s why.
This coming Monday will be the official first day of Spring! Maybe it feels like it where you live. But in ATL it’s still cold and rainy – not cool Mother Nature, not cool at all! First we lose an hour, now this?! OK, I digress…
Now would be a good time to get into spring cleaning mode. I take pride in creating a lovely atmosphere at home! In case you do too, I’ve made a list of easy things you can do to refresh your space. Save it in your phone or print it out and stick it to the fridge and check each thing off as you go!
I’m not ashamed to say that deep down I’m still a big kid. Maybe that’s why children are so drawn to me. I loved coloring as a child and trying different techniques and effects with patterns. I never really outgrew the past time, I guess just got older and it was no longer the norm for an adult to use a coloring book.
I won’t lie – I thought about buying one and just using it to pass time and relieve stress. But every coloring book had some overrated animated character as the theme. Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty and Ninja Turtles aren’t exactly what I want to use. But then…
I used to go out all the time in my early 20’s. Seriously ALL THE TIME. Hang out all night and still be at work by 8 AM – not a problem at all. Drive 3 hours just to party with my friends at their college – no biggie. I didn’t even buy groceries because I was on the go so much. Looking back on it I couldn’t even imagine living that way now. I never cared about the domestic side of life. Cook and clean? That was for my grandmother’s generation. I wanted to travel, dance, build memories with my friends, play in my makeup, get tattoos and get pierced. Glad I got all that out of my system!
But I am elated that you decided to come by anyway!
I’m Candace McGee, creator of this newborn blog. The Quirk Life is a personal lifestyle blog where we can be our awkward self on our own terms. Fully and unapologetically. I hope to connect with other people who stick out like sore thumbs! We’re going to have oodles of fun here and I look forward to building lasting connections online and face to face.
In the meantime, leave a comment. Say hi. Tell me some topics that interest you. Ask me questions. Yup, let’s get those connections going right now!