Self Care is Important

I have been on fall break this past week. My goal was to work on all the areas I felt like I had been failing in for a while.

First and foremost I needed to get back to praying more. I felt like I was carrying around problems on my shoulders that I had no control over. I had to give them over to God to handle. I’m sure he was thinkng “why she carrying that heavy load when I can carry it for her?”

I also needed to get back to being more healthy. I need to lose some weight and get more fit. So, this week I started the 5k runner app, and if I only get to a mile jog and nothing else. I’m okay with that as long as I know I did my best. It’s been four years since I tried to jog. I have only did the app this week and it’s helped me feel better. My Fitbit actually has peak minutes. It’s been a while since I’ve seen those. I’ve not eaten the best but I am making better choices and since I’ve helped my stress level I’m not doing the nighttime binge eating I was doing.

Then I also wanted to do small things that made me happy and feel better about myself. Things I enjoy like writing, photography, or more simple things like watching a movie and drinking a hot cup of cocoa.

I have to say just doing these things this week has made me a better person. Self-care is important! If you take care of yourself it makes it easier and less stressful to take care of others and to also do the work that is needed or required from you.

I’m hoping to continue these things when I go back to work. The time needed to do these things could be achieved within an hour. I think I’m worth and deserve an hour. Make sure you are taking care of yourself.

Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading, and God Bless

Don’t Give Up


I set out to get a picture of the bird I seen yesterday evening. It was black and had bright red wings. I looked it up and it’s called a red winged black bird. So I went to where these birds were yesterday with my telescope to get a close up of this bird. I find them fascinating because when they fly the red wings show up and I just think they’re beautiful.
They were right where they were yesterday and I ended up having trouble getting my telescope and phone hooked up then my dog had to scare them off so I was not doing very well. I got frustrated. Photography is only peaceful when what your taking a picture of does not move lol
I heard it chirping and started up the mountain and before I could focus , it flew away. By this time I was aggravated and really felt like giving up and going home. I was hot, tired, and my legs were wore out. Something said , you are 1/2 way to your happy place just keep going. I tried to shut that voice up because I was done tired and aggravated lol
It was such a struggle but I made it to the top gave up taking pictures with my telescope because my phone was about dead and I had to try and get a picture of the cross I just seen. That is in the post before this one.
I got to my prayer rock, said a little prayer and also asked God to forgive me for getting mad for not getting a picture of my bird, but explained I really just wanted one good picture lol 😂
Took a couple more pictures and headed for home.
Then it happened my bird showed up right before heading down the mountain. I put my telescope back on my phone and tried not to get my hopes up. Then it happened! I got pictures of my little bird. The next words I said was “Thank You Jesus!”
The moral I think of my story is to get that picture I had to go just a little farther than I wanted to receive my victory. If I would of gave up and went home I’d not got my pictures and I also would of missed praying to God where I feel him closer than anywhere else.
I know God sent that bird as a lesson to remind me, don’t give up on what you’re praying for because sometimes you just have a little bit farther to go before what you have been praying for happens.
Don’t stop praying for that one that’s lost, those that are sick, the ones that need help, Don’t stop because you’re answered prayer may be just around the corner.
I hope this touched someone, I know I was blessed with the experience. God bless you always 🙏🏻💜