Wednesday, November 30, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 30

On this final day of the challenge, I am thankful for the challenge! This month, trying to really think about things I am thankful for has made me appreciate life even more. Sometimes when things feel like they aren't going right, we just have to be thankful for what is going right! This challenge has helped me to appreciate the things I am grateful for in my life! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 29

Today I am thankful for music! Music can truly be powerful. It can be white noise on in the background while you do something else. It can change your mood. It can enhance your mood. It can truly be awesome! I'm not much of a singer, although I do enjoy singing along and I do enjoy the occasional Karaoke. I can also sing in the classroom and not care what the kids think. :-D This is on my mind currently because there are some motivational songs that I love to use to get me in a motivated mindset. I also am beginning to get into the holiday spirit for the December holiday season and Christmas carols is definitely a way to get into the mood. Here's to music! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 28

I am thankful for days that I feel went successfully. As a teacher, I am always thankful when I feel like the day went smoothly and that the children learned what I wanted them to learn. Honestly, sometimes you can feel like you are on a battlefield when it comes to cooperation and being able to get through what was planned for the day. That is the reality of working with children. I think any teacher can agree that any time you can leave at the end of the day and say that you got through what was planned was a success! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 27

Today I am thankful for relaxation time. We really do not get enough of it! And not just relaxation time, but time to choose how I want to spend it. The weekends always fly by and before you know it you are back in the grind of things and working and then you get another weekend and it flies by and it all starts over again. It truly can be never ending sometimes. However, it's a necessity of life because too much depends on having a means of income and a job and being able to provide for yourself and your family. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

30 Days of Thankful...Days 25 and 26

I am thankful for time spent with friends and family! My Thanksgiving dinner went nicely and yesterday I had a good day catching up with my best friend and spending time with my family. These moments are to be cherished and it's important to honor and remember them. Watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix yesterday and today made me even more thankful for my time spent with my own friends and family. There will truly never be another show like Gilmore Girls and right now I don't plan to write any spoilers, but maybe in a few weeks I will give my personal opinion on the revival. All I will say is that I thoroughly enjoyed having the Gilmore's back in my life even if it was just for a weekend! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! 30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 24

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Wow! A year certainly does fly by in no time! This year I am thankful for family traditions. Remembering the traditions of the past and transitioning into making traditions of my own. The older you get the more you start to have your own traditions as you start to build your own family. The past several years have been the start to this transition away from doing what my family does to doing something on my own. In 2014, that was the first year I woke up not at my parents house on Thanksgiving. In 2015, I spent the morning with my family and the actual Thanksgiving dinner with my boyfriend's family. This year, I will be spending the afternoon and dinner with my boyfriend's family and will spend part of Black Friday with my own family. Who knows what next year will bring? I will just have to wait and find out. 

Growing up, my dad and brother would go deer hunting and my mom and I would stay at home and watch the Macy's parade while she cooked and as I got older I would sometimes help her cook. My mom and I would eat lunch with her family and then all of us would meet up with my dad's family for Thanksgiving dinner. A couple of years my mom hosted and we had her family over for dinner. Family traditions are important to have and change as your family changes.

Here is a video I did this morning through Periscope explaining about my family traditions and talking about how traditions change as you get older:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 23

I am thankful for libraries and I hope they never go away! I remember going to the library as a child. It was so fun to be able to go for story time and to get new books each time I went. I also remember doing the summer reading challenges. I feel like libraries are a dying thing and that is truly a shame. I enjoy going to the library to get new books each month for my students. Some students have never even been to the library. It's definitely the only affordable way to provide a world of books for you and your family! Here's to saving the libraries of the world! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 22

I am thankful for adult coloring pages! This is truly a fad that has taken the world by storm! It is definitely relaxing and enjoyable and has become a new obsession of mine. I haven't spent but so much time doing it, but there is a world of books out there almost everywhere that you go! This image is my latest adult coloring books haul from the local Dollar Tree! I couldn't beat $1.00 for everything. Gets me every time! lol. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 21

Today I am thankful for my students. As frustrating as children can be from time to time, my students are truly what my job as a teacher is all about. I have positive memories from all of my teaching experiences and I know that I have made a difference in the lives of my students. Some of these kids may not realize it as I have taught one and two year olds, but I can tell that I truly made a difference in their lives. When you walk into the classroom in the morning and a one year old walks over to you and hugs your leg or gives a wave or says, "Hi!" It's just so heartwarming! And this has happened in all of my classes. The older students may have just said, "Good morning!" or something equivalent but it still is heartwarming and you can tell that you make a difference in that child's life. I have had some of my older students tell me as such and parents of my younger students tell me as such. These are the things that make me want to continue teaching. You can be at rock bottom, ready to quit and a child will do something that makes you think, "This is why I went into teaching!" That will quickly turn your mood around and rejuvenate you in your teaching career! 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 20 and Daily Gratitude

Today I am thankful for J.K. Rowling! I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today with my mom and it definitely brought back the LOVE of Harry Potter for me. Seriously, there will never be another series that is so easy to get into as Harry Potter for me. I am excited to see where the sequel movies go with this new direction of the Harry Potter prequel! Such a wonderful idea to extend the series! 

Daily Practices for fostering Gratitude:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 19...Nature and Earth Day 7 months late :-p

Today I am thankful for nature! Nature can truly be beautiful! We must take care of our environment! Back in April, the PeriGirls celebrated Earth Day with topics for each day during the week that Earth Day fell. During that initiative, I learned so much about composting, gardening, ideas for upcycling, and of course reminders of reduce, reuse, recycle! Pinterest has a lot of fabulous ideas for upcycling as well! I have been to three beautiful gardens in my lifetime. Maymont park and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens are both in Richmond, VA. The Elizabethan Gardens are in Manteo, North Carolina by the Lost Colony. I enjoy taking pictures of flowers and also watching them grow. When I ever get a house, I will be sure to maintain a garden with as many hardy plants as possible since I do not do but so well with indoor plants in 

Here is the playlist of videos from April that I did for the Earth Day celebration:

30 Days of Thankful Day 18/Day 5 of Global Entrepreneurship Week

I am thankful for business resources! There are so many different resources out there for people to use in their lives and businesses! Some of these resources are offered for free and others are offered for a small cost. Thank you to everyone that has created and offered these resources!

Global Entrepreneurship Week Day 5, Business Tools that I use:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 17/Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Day 4

Today I am thankful for additional streams of income. In today's world we really cannot rely on one stream of income. In a right to work state, anyone can fire you just because they don't like you. There does not have to be any reasonable cause for getting rid of someone in a JOB. When you have additional streams of income rather it be offering services or selling products, you have other options for making an income so you can pay the bills and make it in life day to day. EVERYTHING costs money and the only way to get money is to work for it by offering your services or selling products. That is what entrepreneurship is all about!

Here is a quick video on how I generate revenue in direct sales:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 16/Global Entrepreneurship Week Day 3

Today I am thankful for positive attitudes! I think it is super important to keep a positive attitude in order to live a fulfilling and happy life. Sometimes it can definitely be difficult to hold a positive attitude, but you just have to do what you can to turn your mood around. Learn to deal with the things you cannot change and to change the things that you can. 

Day 3 of Global Entrepreneurship Week--How to Keep a Positive Attitude while being an entrepreneur:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 15/Day 2 of Global Entrepreneurship Week

I know the other day I said I was thankful for educators of all sorts. Today I am thankful for coaches! Coaches are a special brand of educators! Not only do they teach but they mentor others and coach them to success! Today I am thankful for the leaders and coaches that are part of my life! A huge part of direct sales leadership is being able to be a coach and teach others what you do and mentor them through their journey. For me this is where a lot of that coaching comes from but I know for others it comes from other areas of life. There are sports coaches for example. In my teaching experience when I have been paired with mentor teachers this is another form of coaching. The teachers that are veteran teachers are your mentor to coach the new teacher through learning to be a teacher. I am thankful for everyone that has coached me either personally or by coaching several others at the same time and being a leader and mentor in their industry!

Day 2 of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the celebration in the PeriGirls group for Periscope and Live Streaming focuses on your Business Teachers. Here is a shout out to some of mine!: 

Monday, November 14, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 14/Global Entrepreneurship Week

Today I am thankful for obscure lesser known "holidays". I think it is super fun to find out when a certain day you had NO Idea was a holiday or special day turns out to be something special. For example, this week is Global Entrepreneurship Week which celebrates entrepreneurs from all over the world! I think it is fabulous that we have such a week to celebrate those that have taken the leap into Entrepreneurship! I know I have met many people that are entrepreneurs through Social Media. I myself am a part-time entrepreneur and I know a few other people that are in that same boat as well. Looking forward to celebrating this week with fellow entrepreneurs! 

Here is a quick video about how I got started as an entrepreneur:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 13

I am thankful for educators! Educators of all forms...authors, livestreamers, etc. I truly enjoy learning from others and when others are willing to educate the world, it is an amazing experience for all involved! I think my love for learning comes from the fact that I am an educator myself. I teach students full time and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others through Blogging, videos, etc. in my free time. Be sure to thank the educators in your life! 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 12

Today I am thankful for my Avon Customers. These people have supported me over the past five years and will continue to support me over the years to come. I appreciate each and every one of you that has bought Avon from me over the years. Truly our businesses are for the customers and thanks to the customers. That is one of the beauties of direct sales! Wishing everyone a beautiful holiday season! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 11

Today I am thankful for Veterans. With today being Veterans Day, I felt I wanted to say a thank you to all current, past, and future service men and women. I hope others remembered Veterans today and every day. Thank you for protecting our country. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Day 10 of 30 Days of Thankful

Today I am thankful for my businesses. I absolutely love doing things for my direct sales businesses! It is nice getting myself out there and also doing things for myself on my own schedule. I enjoy getting out there and sharing with others about these direct sales businesses. I know that being in direct sales has allowed me to grow as a person. I am at a point where I am not sure what I would do without having these extra outlets in my life. 

What do you do for fun? 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 9

It is already Day 9 of the 30 Days of Thankful challenge that I have decided to undertake this month! Today, I am thankful for my access to food. Never have I had to know what it was like to go hungry and I am thankful that I have been fortunate enough that is the case. There are far too many people out there that do not have this same fortune many of them in America and many of them children! This time of year many food drives are going on in the Thanksgiving spirit. We should show this spirit year round and help the hungry whenever we can!

How do you plan to help the hungry? Feel free to comment and let me know. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 8

Today, I am thankful for my right to choose. My right to choose how I spend my life, who to spend my life with, and what to do with my time. Choices are imperative to living a happy life. I am thankful that I live somewhere where I can choose all of these things and they shape the path my life is taking each day. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Day 7 of 30 Days of Thankful

Today, I am thankful for my job. Having a steady income is vital to living and I am thankful that I have that with my job. Yes, sometimes things can be frustrating and yes, Mondays especially are not always easy, but it is important for me to have a job so I am thankful that I do and that it helps lessen my financial worries knowing I have a steady income.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 6

Today I am thankful for my home! Life truly is about the little things. Having a home is definitely not little. We live in a world where there are many less fortunate than us that do not have a roof over their heads. Reality is having a house or apartment, renting and owning can get expensive. I am thankful that I have a home to come home to and a place to stay warm and safe. 

What are you thankful for this Sunday?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 5

Today is Day 5 of the 30 Days of Thankful challenge for 2016. I am thankful for the PeriGirls! What are the PeriGirls? The PeriGirls is a group of women supporting women on Periscope and SO MUCH MORE! This group started as a support group for women on Periscope and it has grown into a support group that supports you on so many other levels. From supporting you in your business and personal growth to supporting you in the ups and downs in your real life. This group is ABSOLUTELY fabulous! If you are on Periscope and if you do livestreaming and you are a woman then you DEFINITELY need to look into joining this group of women. Go to to join our Facebook group. 

What groups are you a part of? What do you like about them?

Friday, November 4, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 4

Wow! Four days into this challenge already! Today, I am thankful for my friends! My friends mean the world to me. Some of them have been my friends literally forever. I have two really close girlfriends. One I have known since I was in first grade and six years old and now we are 27 and 26. The other I have known since I was in high school and we have known each other about 10 years. There is a third friend that is also really close that I see less of and we have known each other for about 10 years as well. My how time flies! These ladies have made my life worth living and through a lot of ups and downs they have always been there. That's what true friendship is about. I am thankful that I have these long lasting friendships because I have also had several shorter friendships that were important at the time but then we lost touch or really don't talk much outside of social media. I pride myself in these long lasting friendships because I know they will come in handy the older we get. True friends are truly forever. 

Do you have any close friendships? How long have you been friends with this person or these people? 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

30 Days of Thankful Day 3

Today, I am thankful for my family. At this point I do consider my boyfriend in here as well since we have been together for so long and he is my family at this point. I also of course am thankful for my parents and little brother as well as my grandmother. I am thankful for those family members that have passed away as well. I am also thankful for my extended family that I do not always get to see. No matter what, through thick and thin, family is family and as much as they might annoy you or alienate themselves they are still your family even through the tough times. I truly do not say this with a light heart as there are family members on both sides of my family from both parents that it is very unfortunate what has become of some personal circumstances. This is definitely a time of year, as is every day, to be thankful for those blood relatives as well as your expanded families once you make the steps to begin a family of your own. 

What are you thankful for on this Day 3? Feel free to comment below! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016 Day 2

Today I am thankful for my health. Overall, I am in good health and that is important. It is difficult to lead a happy life if you are unhealthy. I admit I could do better about exercising and eating healthier, but overall I have always been in fairly good health. I realize I am lucky that this is the case as I know people who have been through tough times with their health including close family members and friends. 

What are you thankful for today? Share in the comments to this Blog! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

30 Days of Thankful 2016

How is it November already? This month I am participating in a challenge I have done before called 30 Days of Thankful! Basically, each day you discuss something else that you are thankful for having in your life! We should do this more often than around Thanksgiving, but this month is definitely the perfect month to take advantage and be thankful! 

To start the challenge off, I am thankful for my life! If I wasn't here living, I wouldn't be anything. I am thankful to be here and able to LIVE! I am thankful I can share myself with you guys, my readers, and my followers! I do appreciate ALL of you! We truly have to be thankful for the little things in life and this is a fundamental part of life, just LIVING! 

Feel free to join me in this challenge! Thanks for reading!