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Thursday, July 17, 2014

30,000 on plastic surgery.....whyyyyyy?

I am up early before work....eating breakfast and reading my morning news. I came across this article of a woman who spent 30,000 to look like Kim Kardashian. Yes KIM KARDASHIAN. How insecure can you be? And she spent 30,000.... Do you know what I can do with 30,000? Let me count the ways:

1. Pay off student loans
2. Help open another home for the homeless
3. Help open a home for victims of domestic abuse
4. Pay for ANOTHER degree
5. Buy numerous books
6. Travel the world

You see what I mean....how can come ANYONE spend 30,000 on something so shallow like plastic surgery to look like a celebrity? Do we live in a society that shallow and superficial? It made me think about the Human Barbie and Ken....both of these individuals spent thousands to look like Barbie and Ken....who are PLASTIC DOLLS. I am not a fan of plastic surgery ; I think we should love and appreciate our own beauty and not strive to emulate others. It's true that we live in a society that is very focused on attractiveness and what exactly is attractive. I am 5'1 with curves....society loves tall and skinny. Well good for society because I LOVE ME. Ladies and gentleman, we need to accept that we are all different and beautiful in our own way. PLEASE do not compare yourself to a celebrity or any other individual! Love yourself!

Article: http://nypost.com/2014/07/15/i-spent-30000-to-look-just-like-kim-kardashian/

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Greetings from the Northshore!

Hello! So let me update you: currently still in my new town near the New Orleans area! I love living here; I rarely ever get home sick. Don't get me wrong; I do miss my family and friends. But I am enjoying living and growing on my own. I love my job. It is great experience for me and cements my plans to work in the Hearing Industry for awhile. I recommend this to everyone: Please get your hearing checked! It is amazing how many people who are in their 20s,30s and 40s are suffering with hearing loss. Over the time in my blog, I will talk about the different testing that we do. 

I want to blog more. I get side-tracked with work unfortunately. Let me say this.....I don't understand how parents can go to work and take care of a family. I am 24 years old and once I get off work, I just want to eat and sleep. I can not imagine taking care of another human right now! It is stressful. So to all the parents, I give major kudos to you all. It is tough to juggle career, marriage and kids. One day I'll do it! Anyway, I'll be blogging more; this is my diary for all of the internet to see. Adios!

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Job! New City!

I have not blogged in forever and I blame myself. So many things have happened since March...all good changes though. I have a new job as a Hearing Specialist trainee with a great company. I am so excited and I love my job and the training I am receiving. I also had to move for this job. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Stepping out your comfort zone can be terrifying but when it is an opportunity that is great and will open doors, you must take it! I am real happy that I took this leap. I love the area I am in now. When I pass my test, I'll have to move again and I'm praying it's to a specific area that I want.

My days mainly consist of work and studying for an exam I have to take in July. I am not too nervous about the exam. I think the reason is because I actually find my career path to be highly interesting. I graduated in Communicative Disorders, so anything pertaining to human language, speech and hearing intrigues me and that is what I am currently studying for on the job. Prayers are always welcomed :). But since I moved, I have lost and gained people in my life. Does it hurt? Yes it does. But I realize in life that if you live long enough, you'll lose people either through death or life changes. It is unfortunate but we can not avoid it. My main focus as of now is to become a better version of Zeneshia. I'll be 25 in 6 months (I'm excited) and I have a list of goals that I want to accomplish by my birthday. I plan on using the rest of 2014 to establish myself in the hearing industry, make adult choices and become a better Zeneshia!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New changes but I am GRATEFUL

Well, I have gone through some huge changes the past few weeks! Regardless, I am thankful. I am a huge believer that everything happens for a reason and that you have to go through challenges before reaching your visions.I am excited because I will be starting a new career soon in the hearing industry. My degree is in communicative disorders and I am so elated for this opportunity. For the longest, I have been confused and frustrated on what and how I wanted to make an impact in this world. With this new position as a specialist, I will be able to help others. 

I read an interesting blog post on success . The author of the blog explained that instead of focusing on just becoming successful, also incorporate how you want to be significant and leave a lasting legacy. That spoke to me. My definition of success used to be if you were making money and winning awards, you were successful. That is great but with significance, you can leave a positive legacy on this world. That is what I aspire to do. Of course I want to make a great living financially and receive nice recognition. But I would prefer to be passionate about what I do and leave a lasting legacy in the hearing industry for decades to come. I want to be an EXPERT.

For the first time in 24 years, I am excited and eager to start a job. With my other jobs and even graduate school, I was nervous and filled with second thoughts. But with this opportunity, there is no fear; only excitement. I am reaching my visions and will not stop until I am significant :)


Monday, January 27, 2014

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So I reside in Louisiana. and guess what? We are dealing with an ice storm! Yes good ole Louisiana. Everything is shut down for tomorrow and Wednesday. Last Friday, our area also suffered with this issue. Dealing with this has made me appreciate living in the South. I love cool weather but once ice and freezing rain comes about, I am over it. I am not sure if I could make it up north; if I had too, I'm sure I would! Anyway, I read this interesting article over on Thought Catalog. Here is the link: http://thoughtcatalog.com/nancy-bonds/2014/01/the-5-abridged-secrets-to-life/#RR9LVie4WT8MxpuA.30

Read it. I think it's very inspiring for twenty-somethings.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

5 mistakes you shouldn't apologize for in your 20s- Agree or Disagree?

I love to read articles about being in your 20s. At 24, I do feel that I am in the prime of my life and I'm working hard now to have valuable skills in the future. I ran across this article from Elite Daily titled "5 Mistakes That You Should Never Apologize For in Your 20s". I for one agree with all of these except number 1. Let me break it down:

1.Don't be sorry for falling in love with everything and everyone you meet - I disagree. Love is special and I am very picky about who I fall in love with. I have not actually been in love before; I think love is beautiful and not every person you date is worth getting it.  I would prefer it to be "dont be sorry for dating and NOT falling in love in your 20s". I think dating in your 20s is fun. Sometimes, you just want to date someone because they are FUN; not because you are looking for the love of your life, the father of your kids, etc. Plus, dating helps you determine what you truly can or can not tolerate in a future spouse. So enjoy people and enjoy hobbies but loving everyone and everything? ehhhhhhh

2. Don't be sorry for being selfish and putting yourself first- Hello! This is currently me. At 24, I have NO KIDS and NO HUSBAND. So yes, I do care about myself and pursuing my goals before certain responsibilities come about. When I say selfish, I am not talking about hurting someone or being shady to get to the top. Being selfish in your 20s mean not passing up great career opportunities or pursuing goals all because your boyfriend or best friend wants you to stay near them. Because at the end of the day, none of these people can help you pay Sallie Mae, invest or become CEO. So yes be selfish and pursue your goals.Put yourself first or you will regret it.

3. Don't be sorry for leaving your good friends and family to chase your ambitions- I agree. If your family or friends truly support you, they will want you to chase your ambitions. My best friend, who I love dearly, decided to move to Wyoming to pursue her goal to getting into the Masters Program over there. Wyoming is very far and different from where we are from but I told her to DO IT!! True friends and family will be around so pursue your ambitions. You have to put yourself and your ambitions first.

4. Don't be sorry for moving a million different times to a million different cities- If you have the money and skill set to do this, then go head. Make friends in each city and keep up with them via Skype, Oovoo, Facetime whatever. Do what you want. Experience different cities and the culture, nightlife, etc.

5. Don't be sorry for wanting more, Ever!- You should always want to to do better and strive for more. Idc if you are 24 or 54 if you want more, do what you can to get more. You only live once so don't be afraid!

http://elitedaily.com/life/5-things-never-apologize-twenties/- Here is the link to the article.

Enjoy!

Social Network Hiatus

Have any of you ever gone through a phase where you are tired of tweets, Facebook statuses and Instagram photos? Currently, that is me. I deleted my Instagram account, deactivated Facebook and have decided to stay away from twitter.  I have my reasons for all of this.

Instagram is a fun app. But I'm tired of seeing how materialistic my peers are. Photos on Instagram consisted of designer handbags, shoes, very edited photos, etc.  That is great that you received all of these nice, quality gifts but do you really have to show it to the world? And please stop with the clearly edited photos. I see some of you in person and don't even recognize you because of how DIFFERENT you look. Meaningless, unfunny memes were aggravating too. and do not get me started on Instagrams or Tweegrams (not sure what the correct name is). I may get back on Instagram one day. MAYBE.

Facebook is a social network where people who can't spell or understand grammar rules constantly update their status to complain, brag, and/or showcase their racist, sexist and homophobic views. Recently, I have also noticed these videos that were on my feed that showed gross and odd events. I am not sure if it was spam or just part of the website now but I had to deactivate. It was too much. (The videos would automatically play too!).

Lastly, twitter. I actually like twitter. I follow tons of interesting pages pertaining to the specific career I am interested in, Feminism and Finance. But, I just wanted a break. I'll miss twitter. I'll be back on there before any of these social networks.

I'm just at a point in my life where I want to change a lot of things that are in my life. I feel that I am still in a comfort zone and I want OUT. I want a new career I can be passionate about, new conversations, new hobbies and a new environment. I'm patient and working towards all of that.  To get where you want to be, you have to drop dead weight; I'm currently in the process of doing that!