Book Review | All Things Beautiful By Jermaine Reed 

Hello my loves,

I had the great pleasure of reading “All Things Beautiful,” a short story written by Jermaine Reed it’s by far an inspiring piece of literature.
All Things Beautiful is about a young writer named Brian, whose passion for writing is short-lived when his job search is coming up short. Desperate for money, he takes on a job as a home care provider and ends up caring for a paralyzed man named Mr. Kovac.

Three months into the job, Brian stumbles on a manila folder labeled “All Things Beautiful” in the attic of Mr. Kovac’s home while dusting. Curious, Brian opens up the unfinished manuscript and begins to read. Unbeknownst to Brian, an hour passes. Mr. Kovac is not happy about Brian’s unexplained absence.

Two more months go by after Brian gathers up the courage to ask stubborn Mr. Kovac about the unfinished manuscript found in the attic. Angered, Mr. Kovac, is still curious of Brian’s opinion. Brian encourages the old man to finish the beautifully written manuscript. However, Mr. Kovac quickly declines.

The next day Brian brings his laptop and persuades Mr. Kovac to tell the story while Brian types. Mr.Kovac gives in and begins to tell his story, few hours go by and finally finished, Mr. Kovac is pleased with the finished results. Once Brian brings up Mr. Kovac’s potential as a successful writer, Mr. Kovac quickly dismisses the idea.

Over the next four months, Mr.Kovac becomes a mentor to Brian by teaching him with creations of Mr. Kovac’s own.
Unfortunately 5 months later, Mr.Kovac passes away, leaving Brian the finished manuscript of “All Things Beautiful”.

I’m looking forward to knowing what Brian is going to do with the manuscript and his writing career now that he worked under Mr.Kovac expertise.
Look out for the full short story at Third Wednesday Magazine during the 2017 spring edition. You guys don’t want to miss this.

In the meantime, I encourage you to go to Jermaine’s blog here to check out more of his riveting short stories and blogging advice.

Until next time! 

XOXO – Aneesha 

5 Inspirational Quotes that Motivates You to Take Action!

Hello lovelies,

Lately I have been feeling so inspired, I want it to rub it off on as much people as possible! 

Then the “good idea” alarm was going off in my head.


Each month I’ll be posting an article that features inspirational posts to remind you that you can do it and you can get through whatever obstacles that’s in your way. 

I hope this new series inspire you all to get up, take actions and follow your dreams!

We all go through days where we we’re not in the happiest of moods or feeling like ourselves. Feelings of:

  • Laziness..
  • Feeling cranky/irritable.
  • Want to be alone.
  • Avoid others.

Whatever the reason may be, we all go through random “bad” days with no explanation why. Whenever I wasn’t feeling myself, I use to read inspiration quotes on Pinterest or online that would motivate me to get up, be productive and not waste the day ahead.

“Time is very precious, it’s one thing we don’t get back once it’s gone. Use it to your advantage!”

                               – Aneesha Monae

I came across 5 inspirational quotes on Pinterest (I do not own) that motivated me get through the roughest of days, even when I thought I couldn’t. I hope these quotes help you all like it’s helped me!

1.) The Best Project you’ll ever work on is you! 

This quote is very accurate, when my mom passed away when I was 16 years old. I was positive I was going to go spiraling out of control (The teenage way of venting). However, with the unexpected pregnancy of my daughter in 2012 (Check it out the story here). I was determined to change for the better, for my daughter and for myself. I’m still a work in progress, I’ll never stop growing myself. And you shouldn’t either!

2.) They said “Be the person you needed as a kid.” This honestly changed me into who I am today.

When I was a kid my mom had to work a lot to take care of my siblings and I and with a total of 4 of us, my mom had to work a lot of overtime. Of course I was a kid and never understood why she was away all the time. Yet, my mom sacrificed all her time at work so my siblings and I can have any and everything we ever wanted. And for that I look at her as a superhero. No matter how exhausted,sick or frustrated she was. She got up and did it.

3.) You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.


Before I became a mom I was considered “popular” in high school. After I gave birth to my daughter is another story as to what had happened to the missing 20 friends I had (lol). All the friends I thought would be there during the most memberable but terrifying moment of my life, vanished without a trace just poof. However I had to sit down and think, Did I want that type of environment around my child? The negativity? The selfishness? Absolutely not, It’s their loss. 🙂

4.) It wasn’t a waste of time if you learned something from it.


This quote is my favorite. One of my blog’s goals for 2017 was for me to collaborate with other bloggers and be more social. However, since I’m a small/beginner blogger I need more experience and projects to bring to the table before discussing commission. Even though a reward would be nice, the experience and knowledge I learn along the way with these amazing bloggers and entrepreneurs will always be priceless in my book.

5.) When you feel like quitting think about why you started!


I’m a full time working (phlebotomist) mom but I love to write as a hobby. After a long work day I find it difficult to even write, let alone pick up a pen when I have a screaming 1 year old from teething and a 4 year old diva sneaking into my makeup bag. However, seeing people that are just like me become successful writers and bloggers inspires me that it can indeed happen. Don’t give up, with hardworking and dedication it can happen!

Do you have any quotes that helps you get through a rough day? Comment them below!

Until next time!

XOXO- Aneesha

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I’m Turning 22… Now What?

 I’ll be turning 22 in 3 months, 17 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes and counting.

Why is accepting that I’m getting older a hard pill to swallow? Is it the gray hair? Death? Wrinkles? Or there’s a 50/50 chance I’ll poo my pants if I laugh to hard? Haha Whatever the answer may be, I wish I can find the fountain of youth and go scuba diving all through it and stay young and alive forever! Wouldn’t that be cool?!

Turning 21 is a huge celebration for teenagers upgrading to adults. But what happens once you turn 22?

When I was 10 years old I use to sit at the top of my bunk bed and daydream for hours on how I wanted to be rich lawyer that own a law firm. By the age of 21 I thought I would have achieved a lot by now, degree in some sort, Traveled to atleast 25% of the U.S. and own a business. I had very high expectations for myself as a kid, Yet as I got older my childhood dreams of becoming a lawyer and owning a law firm became a vague memory.

Nonetheless, This isn’t the end of the world. Life isn’t a movie where there is a script or a retake. You can change the ending and title to your “movie” however you want it. You have to take the steps to get to achieve those goals plus more.

Even though 22 isn’t something you shot to the mountain tops over. However, this year will be my year to step out from the crowd, walk my own path and find my own destiny without no guidance and just follow my gut instinct!

Until next time!

XOX Aneesha 

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How To Achieve Balance In Your Life.

Hello my loves, Balance is something that  some of us struggle to work on the daily basis. Trying to balance between career, family, health, hobbies, personal time and home care is not easy; and some find reasons to not complete the task altogether which enhances lazy habits.

Once you achieve balance in your life you will feel better mentally, physically and spiritually. And you will begin to feel better about yourself and the life you currently have and the people that are in it.

I have discovered 4 easy and adjustable tips that not only made me feel better as a person but look at life in a positive light. My routine became light and easy in all aspects in my life once I adopted these easy tips and I want to share them with you! 


We will all probably hear this saying over a million times during our lifetimes. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that statement is 100% true. After becoming a mother of two, I would rush out the door and completely forget to grab a bite to eat to avoid the kids being late to daycare and me being late to work. We receive energy from our food and of course when we wake up in the morning our energy meter is at a zero. Taking 10 minutes out of your morning to prepare a delicious “beneficial”breakfast promotes productivity and time management skills. You will thank yourself when your not dragging your feet throughout the day once you adopt this habit.


It’s always important to never overwork yourself. Set aside things that needs to be done immediately and neatly put away the other items that can wait a few days.  Priorities tend to change over time so adjust accordingly to the change. Once I became a mom my fiancé, family, career, overall health and my home became my top priorities. You’re the only one that knows what needs worked on in your life and what doesn’t, Make time to complete your tasks.



It’s very important to take care of your health. Improving your health will make you feel better physically and your mind will be more clear and have more clarity which will improve your mental health. Don’t ever take your health for granted, Instead invest in your health to improve it. You can,

  • Exercise.
  • Go for a jog or walk.
  • Eating nutritional food.
  • Drink more water.
  • Don’t stress. (Better said than done, I know.)
  • Get a good night rest.
  • Dieting.

Without our health, we wouldn’t be able to perform the daily tasks that needs to be completed and our lives would really be unbalanced then.



I suffer from this problem at my work place daily. Getting disciplined for not turning my paperwork in before the deadline made me feel discouraged and worthless. Finally I came to the conclusion, I will shut my office door and organize everything by priority and barricade myself until it’s complete. And reward myself later by accompanying my co-workers with much needed adult conversation. It won’t be easy, but do your best to block out all distractions and I promise your work shift will go by much smoothly and you will feel more motivated.

Take time everyday to improving balance in your life or others around you. You will be more positive and satisfied with yourself and your lifestyle.

XOX,

Aneesha

What helps you balance your lifestyle? Please let us know!

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Self Love: What’s Atelphobia and How to Relieve it? 

Hello my loves! It’s the beginning of the New Year and I’m starting this year with a clean slate. I’m wiping my hands clean of any problems, stress or worries that I had in 2016 that I wasn’t able to resolve. Those problems are where they belong, in the past. I’m making 2017 my mission to grow as a person from inside out and sprout a better version of me.

One problem I always faced while growing up (especially in high school) is fear of not being good enough and of course there’s a word for it –Atelphobia. I was shy and no one wanted to be my friend, My self esteem was ruined before it even started and there’s no worse feeling of being forced to be alone. I was confined to a pen and a piece of paper every lunch period and vent my thoughts and emotions until my hands started to cramp. And ever since then, I haven’t been able to stop. Not everyone has the same passion of writing as me, So how can one relieve the feeling of atelphobia?
How can you get over the feeling of not being good enough? 

Let me be he first to tell you.. You ARE good enough! We’re all human and no one is perfect. Don’t let shame stop you from loving myself. Imperfection is apart of being human.

Over the past 5 years I have practiced meditation, prayers, affirmations and even detox cleansing. I was determined to love myself. However, to love yourself it’s not something you have to go buy at the store or research on the internet. I had made a commitment to follow when I felt unsure about my self that I hope helps someone like it helped me. 

  1. Look in the mirror and tell yourself your beautiful and mean it.
  2. Accept who you are.
  3. Release all feelings of self-hate.
  4. Replace negative words with positive ones.
  5. Be patient with yourself.
  6. Treat yourself with respect.
  7. Love yourself to the best of your ability.
  8. Forgive your mistakes you done in the past.
  9. Be your biggest fan.
  10. Not worry about what others think of you.
  11. Never compare yourself to others.
  12. You’re worthy of great things!
  13. Make yourself a priority.
  14. Write why your happy list, 
  15. Pamper yourself once in awhile.

Practicing self care is always beneficial as well to your mental and physical health and you can find out to improve your self care here!

I also found 5 inspiring quotes that promotes Self Love that helped me when I was feeling ashamed of myself and I want to share them with you too!

(Quotes credited by member of Pinterest)

Mala Collective

BuzzFeed

Spirituality, Intuition & Healing

Albion Fit

Jenn at Affirmation & Calendar 2017

Don’t rely on someone else for happiness Everything you need your courage, love, compassion and everything else is already within you. You owe yourself that love that you give everyone but don’t receive in return. 

Regardless of how anyone feels about you choose to be happy and love yourself each and every day!

XOX,

Aneesha

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15 Things That Make Me Happy

After becoming a working full time mother I’ve came to the conclusion, I only focus on things that stress me out and make me anxious. Rather than focus all my attention on things that brings me and others around me happiness. This is why I’m so excited to participate in the 15 Things That Make Me Happy and also want you guys to participate!

  1. My Family | Especially my children. Who I will go to the moon and back for. They mean the absolute world to me.
  2. My Fiancé | He’s my best friend, He’s my high school sweetheart and my better half. He’s devoted to our family and very hard-working. 
  3. Candles or Incense | I love scented candles and incense! It brings my nerves all the way down to a minimum. And makes my home smell wonderful!
  4. New Makeup | I’ve just recently started wearing makeup since the beginning of 2015 and I’ll be the first to say I’m hooked on my favorite product, NYX HD Setting Powder in translucent. Gives my face a natural glow that suitable for any event. 
  5. Red Nail Polish | When it comes to getting my nails and toes done, red is the go-to color for me. And it goes well with any occasion.
  6. Reading | There’s nothing more relaxing than reading a good, and I mean a GOOD book! The book you refuse to put down once you started reading it and drinking a cold glass of wine. Very soothing.
  7. My Dog | His name is Nikko ( Neek- Ko) I consider him my baby brother.. well big brother if we want to count dog years. He’s 84 in dog years.
  8. Holidays | Who doesn’t love Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween or Valentines Day?! Being around family and friends on a special holiday is a perfect time to make memories with your loved ones.
  9. Blogging | Of course blogging was gong to be on the list, Blogging is like second nature to me and I enjoy doing it. It brings me such inner happiness.
  10. Writing in my Journal | Writing daily in my journal was a great way to express my feelings without having to open my mouth. My pen was my oyster, And it wrote every vivid detail on any sheet of paper I got my hands on.
  11. Sleep | I Love Sleep. After becoming a mother to two young children my sleeping days are over, For now atleast. When I do have the chance to take a power nap I take it with no hesitation.
  12. Watching Funny Tv Shows/Movies |Nothing  brings me happiness than a comedy movie or show. One of my favorite shows to watch now that is available to watch on TruTv is Impractical Jokers. Hilarous show about 4 best friends that play jokes on one another until someone lose. It will have you laughing until tears are coming out and until you sides ache! 
  13. My Sister | My oldest sister is one of the most important people in my life after losing my mother back in 2011. She’s my best friend and supporter through any and everything with no questions ask.
  14. Tacos | If you have no clue what to get me, Tacos is the route to go! It’s easy and cheap to make and just plain delicious.
  15. Autumn/Fall | Autumn is my favorite seasons. All the holidays, cool weather, Hot chocolate and laying under the covers watch a good movie.

Until next time!

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You

What are things that make you happy? Comment them below! I look forward to seeing what things makes you happy!

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The Art of Letting It Go

There has been time and time again my kindness has been taken advantage of, And I finally got to a point I’m tired of it! I love helping people always has and always will. However, Using me just because you know I’ll say yes is very cruel and spiteful. But it’s okay, I’m sorry your were born with an ugly personality, sorry you have to pick on others to make yourself feel superior and sorry that you just have a cold heart.
I forgive you. No person can change who I am. Yes, I’ll be upset for a few hours but I will get over it, Because that’s who I am as a person and dwelling on the past just isn’t my cup of tea. Forgiving people is apart of life, If you hold a grudge it will eat you up trying to get even with that individual. Let it go, You will feel so much better under the sunshine and rainbows while that person is in the dark clouds and rain. Remember misery loves company, Don’t join them.

XOX,

Aneesha

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What to Do When You’re Just Not Motivated 

Hello lovelies!

 A lot of people ask me to teach them my method on how to stay motivated through stressful situations. Honestly my answer never change, Either you want something badly enough to work hard to get it or You’re okay with it slipping through your fingertips. I can’t tell you what to do to stay motivated, However, you can inspire yourself to want to chase your dreams to want to stay motivated on your own.

The trick to getting inspired is to push your limits and step outside of your comfort zone. Many people aren’t inspired to exceed more in life, because they have grown comfort with their everyday lives they grown accustomed too. To become inspired, Seek new experiences that will open up more opportunities for you to expand and grow. Once you find something that lights the fire to motivates you to keep going, Don’t burn out the fire or allow anyone else to die it out either!

Take control of your actions and responsibilities, you’ll be happy once you start! Remove all distractions, There’s nothing more distracting than having the notifications to your phone going off or people constantly interrupting you.

  •  Shut down all your apps that send notifications to your phone.
  •  Turn off your tv or anything that can cause you to look away from your project.
  • keen your door shut until everything is completed . 

As for the people knocking on your door, Politely ask them to come back in a few hours so you can complete your work, They should have no problem understanding.
Plan, Now that you’ve eliminated your distractions, Your mind should be clear of all stress triggers. Sit down and map out your plan for the nights ahead, to know exactly what needs to be completed and when. Remember to take realistic approaches so you don’t become overwhelmed and not finish at all.

Believe in yourself, Even when you don’t not, your a champion! Remain true to your beliefs and values. You can do it.

This isn’t permanent, Understand that what your going through is common and happens during everyday life (it’s normal). When you’re on the verge of giving up,  Remember you aren’t the only one that wanted to throw in the towel. We’ve all been there and done that but honestly, it probably won’t be our last time feeling this way again. 

Just because we feel down now doesn’t mean we’ll feel down forever. It’s only temporary.

Make positive changes so that it can reflect the change on your attitude to want to do better. If you want to improve your mood and attitude on life, You have to take the appropriate steps to get there. And adjusting a bad attitude is a good start.

Sometimes life deals us things we don’t really want, However looking at things that is worth living and make us smile are most valuable things to remember. Always ask yourself what are you grateful for? And remember it can be much worse.
Until Next time!

XOXO – Aneesha

See You At The Top!

Hello lovelies! Since I’ve been blogging I had the pleasure of speaking with some amazing people who own their successful  blogs and/or brands of their own. And I always had the same mindset of a boss! (Lol)

I was inspired to write this post after speaking with the knowledgeable and sophisticated Naftali Chirchir! We had a discussion about Lazy habits and how to avoid it and the conversation was a breath of fresh air!

“To succeed you must be sure of yourself before you ever win a prize!”

                                     -Naftali Chirchir

Belief in yourself is an automatic positive attitude to excel in your goals or expectations that meet your reality. 

During the journey yes, you’re going to get frustrated, annoyed and may even want to give up. But because your not seeing results faster than you like, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ride it out to the end. It’s a headache, but it’s also a liberating feeling. Not only do you have the responsibility for making the decisions,  But also seeing the final results good or bad and accepting the final answer for what it is.

Do something worth believing in. Trust me you can fool everyone else, But you can’t trick yourself into believing you have a passion when it’s false. It’s takes a lot of willpower to try something out of your comfort zone. However, with patience and consistency you will see the results that describe success to you!

Until next time, See You At The Top!

XOX,

Aneesha 

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How to Get Rid Of Lazy Habits

Procrastination is a common and a real issue amongst adolescents and young adults. Laziness that affects certain parts of your life is a habit that can affect your chances from achieving your short and long term goals, In school/work, in a relationship any other purposeful life events.


Learning to do task without having motivation is an important skill. Most people can’t begin a task unless they have motivation, Which promotes laziness. However, If you can teach yourself to get stuff done with or without motivation you can overcome laziness and procrastination.

 Quitting is often confused for laziness but there’s a huge difference. Quitters fear failure for not living up to everyone’s expectations. The key is not to have excuses, Excuses enables laziness.  Question all your excuses and ask are they valid. Also see what can you do to overcome this habit and still get the job done?
Until next time!

XOX,

Aneesha 

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