Happy new Year, guys!
We are officially 16 days into the new year and 2019 is already starting off amazing! There are two weeks left in the month and plenty of time to make some new year resolutions. I know some people feel like new year resolutions are all talk, no action. Others often question the purpose of waiting for the new year to set goals that you can start working on right then. While both of those may be valid points, there is just something refreshing about starting anew. There is something refreshing about being able to write a new book with 12 amazing chapters and 365 new pages. For me, a new year screams opportunity. And this year, I plan to take on every opportunity that comes my way. I am naturally an over achiever and, as a result, I sometimes end up biting off more than I can chew. So, when it came to making resolutions for the new year, I knew I needed to have laser focus. I decided to section my goals into four areas: health, wealth, professional, and personal.
Sanai is one month away from 2 years old and she has already entered the dreaded “terrible two’s” phase. Falling out when she can’t have apple juice for the third time in an hour. Screaming at the top of her lungs when I don’t let her open a bag of chips in the grocery store. Telling me “no!” when I ask her to clean up her toys because she isn’t done playing. My daughter has relentlessly marched into the this sassy toddler phase and I’m doing everything in my power to stay sane.
After high school, I went to college and graduated. I moved from my hometown of Miami to my new home of Atlanta. I kissed a few frogs and found me a prince. I saved a lot of money, but blew even more. I worked for Marriott for a while and thought I’d be there forever. Then, I started with a new company and landed my dream job. I launched my lifestyle blog, Cup of Consuella. I had a beautiful daughter. I bought my first house. I made a lot of mistakes, but I have a lot of accomplishments. A decade later, and here I am. A lot can happen in ten years.
I don’t know about you, but my 2017 has been a hell of a ride. By the grace of God, there have been many high points and accomplishments, but life wouldn’t be life if those great moments weren’t accompanied by some bumps in the road. As the end of the year nears, I begin to wonder if my year was as productive as I had hoped for. Needless to say, there has been a whole lot of self-reflection in this last month of 2017.
Fall is arguably my favorite season, for so many reasons. From cool and crisp sweater weather, to fashion, to festive decor, to fall scented candles, to pumpkin spice everythang! Emphasis on pumpkin spice! Clearly, I love fall.
So, yesterday me and two of my colleagues went to Public School 404 for drinks and light bites. We usually try and catch up at least once every other month, but it’s been so busy for all of us and we finally got a chance to get together. The last time a few of us were leaving The Optimist, I looked over and noticed Public School 404, and since I hadn’t been, it was next on my “must try” list.
Often times, I find myself always wanting more. I know you’re probably thinking that it’s okay to want more. And that’s true, but at some point, you have to stop wanting for just a second and be grateful for what you have.
Last Friday, my coworkers and I went on our summer FAM trip (FAM is short for familiarization). Basically, we spend one full day in the city to familiarize ourselves with venues, restaurants, and attractions in the city. Most trips, we visit places that have recently opened so we can see what they can offer to convention attendees coming to Atlanta. Other times, we visit places that we may have visited previously, but they’ve had some changes and/ or updates. This trip we saw a lot of cool places!
I tried Mexican street corn for the first time and O M G!! It was so bomb! This recipe takes something as simple as corn to a whole different level! This will be my dish at all the summer BBQs for the rest of 2017!! See below for the simple recipe!