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all is well (part II)

Appreciation is the highest vibration ๐Ÿ’•

I’d like to start the second installment of my *all is well* series off by expressing my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all those who have made my quarantine life easier these past few weeks.

I’d like to start with the healthcare workers, nurses, doctors, hospital personnel, police officers, and everyone who is on the front lines playing a critical role in controlling the pandemic. Thank you for working hard to keep all of us safe. โœจ

I’d also like to thank all the amazing people I had the opportunity to rendezvous with these past few weeks outside. Special shout out to the staff at my local Target for manning the shopping carts with an associate who sanitizes shopping carts for all customers who walk inside. Last Saturday, I went out for my weekly grocery run there and my experience was nothing short of memorable in the best way possible. I was greeted several times by several people in different sections of the store right down to the cashier who remembered me from several visits ago. She asked me, “Are you the one who bought an air fryer a while back?” I was so surprised she remembered me I told her: Yes, that’s me! How are you doing? I don’t remember the rest of the conversation but I do remember walking out of the store feeling like there’s a shred of light that’s glimmering through all of this. Thank you for doing your part to make me feel safe and welcomed while I’m gathering my supplies for the week. ๐Ÿ’—

Last but not least, I’d like to thank the Amazon drivers who dropped off all my items with care. I actually got a text from a driver named Michael asking me where it’s safe to drop off my package. But that’s not all, all of my supplements, protein bars, and weights have arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for dropping all of my items with care. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything all of you do to allow me to stay at home. ๐Ÿ’– Read More

light shining through clouds in open sea

all is well (part I)

Even with the recent turn of world events, I’d still like to think that all is well. โšก

I’m not a fan of regurgitating stories unless I can tell them in a way that’s beneficial. My coming to terms with the initial shock of the global pandemic became a brilliant jumping-off point for my glorious expansion.

My fabulous backstory

Three weekends ago, I text one of my mentors at the incubator because I knew he lived alone in Chicago and wanted to see how he was doing. (This was after working remotely for four days straight and hearing about the madness that was already happening in the city on the news.) He told me he just saw two guys getting into a fight over the last ribeye at Trader Joe’s just now. I swear, you don’t make this stuff up! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Later that Saturday night, I walked into my local Target store and saw huge merchandise gaps everywhere. Empty meat, dairy, and milk sections. I’ve never seen anything like it. My first thought was: PANDEMONIUM. HAS. STRUCK. THE. SUBURBS. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Read More

staying balanced

Since this is the first post in Always Hungry, I think it’s fitting to share the inspiration behind why I chose to dedicate a whole section of my blog to it.

True to the tagline this blog: “Simply goals & sustainability, obtained” this is a major arena where l demonstrate how I live this consistently.

FOOD is part of a balanced diet. โšก

Years before this blog was even created, I discovered that I loved showing my creativity through food. Cooking still brings me great joy till this day because I see it as an act of self-care. It is my undying belief that busy โ‰  food has to take a backseat. โšก

Which brings me to the value prop of this section:

I will show you guys how to prepare recipes that are easy, pretty to look at, and most important of all, fricken’ delicious. ๐Ÿคฉ

(Like seriously, where do I sign, right?) โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž Read more

…and now, I will do whatโ€™s best for me

There’s a reason why flight attendants tell you to put on your air mask first before helping the person next to you.

Between chasing my career aspirations and fitness goals, I really need to learn how to slow down and make self-care part of my daily routine. Here is the first of my Fab (and Sustainable) 5 features the top 4 headlines covering the best tips + 1 of my very own. Read More