Therapy is good.

So last week I didn’t have therapy and let me tell you, I did alright. I mean I socialized more than I normally would which is a plus but draining for me. Anyways I used to have a friend who was always on the fence about going to therapy. The reason I went was because a close friend of mine told to try one session, that was it. They didn’t push me at all but just encouraged. So I did and here we are now, I’m going off campus but am still going to therapy.

At first it was boring and I thought I could solve everything. I thought I could fix everything in my life but I couldn’t. I got angry at myself for not having everything together. If you guys remember I was really dreading summer therapy. I tried it out and ended up really liking my current therapist. It’s not a huge commitment maybe an hour of your day(the only thing is if it’s far away or not) I really like the area I’m in because there’s a whole foods a few blocks away and a bunch of restaurants.

Therapy gives me a time to talk to someone and get a third opinion on stuff. Other times I rant to them about things bothering me. I’ve been trying to push myself but in the right way. Recently I’ve been trying to socialize more but not too much to where I’m drained constantly. That’s one thing I really have to work on so I’m just trying to find that balance. Also reflections, I know it sounds lame but it’s kind of like therapy only it’s for my eyes to see how much I’ve grown. It pretty simple, get a notebook and pen then think and write about things you realized about yourself this month or last month. This helps you think about who you are and who you want to become.

As always I hope the rest of your day is great and I will see you guys next time!

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Red Soup Recipe

Whether you’re sick or a whole bunch of people are sick, this soup is sure to help. Recently I’ve been feeling under the weather and a lil bit sad lately.

Anyways enough about my emotions heres what you’ll need for this soup:

  • 80%fat/20%lean 1/2 pound tube of hamburger(or whatever source of protein you like)[I’d also get more if you’re cooking for more than 5 people but just guesstamate how much you’d need]
  • Two cans of both dark and light red kidney beans(can be used for protein)
  • Two cans of tomato sauce
  • Two cans of petite diced tomatoes or just diced tomatoes(this is just up to you)
  • Two cans of Rotel hot salsa mix.
  • Water
  • Beef bullion cubes
  • Whorechester sauce(optional I usually dont use this)

Now that thats outta the way, here what you have to do, its pretty easy.

  1. Put 6 cups of water in a pot and heat on medium
  2. Then put 6 beef bullion cubes in the water
  3. Add the tomato sauce and rest of tomato ingredients
  4. Mix a lil bit
  5. Cook hamburger while thats heating up
  6. Drain then add both canned beans
  7. Once its to a boil put it to a simmer and leave for 30-40 minutes (this is if youre in a hurry if not put on the lowest heat possible and leave up to an hour.
  8. Check up on it once in a while.
  9. Then for the last 12-10 minutes put in at least a cup of macaroni noodles (for bigger batches I use a cup and a half)

On days when I need the spices I’ll add a bunch of Cheyenne pepper and black pepper. You can either put this in the actual soup or in the bowl you have. Then let it cool down a lil bit and there you have it red soup. My older brother would usually pile in saltine crackers to make it more like a goulash, so by all means do that too! Add goldfish crackers for kids to make it more fun to eat. As always I hope the rest of your day is great and I will see you guys next time!

Things I fell in love with this summer

1)Bomber jackets

Even though they are more fall season, I love bomber jackets. I didn’t get any until the end of last month (they were vintage). They make any outfit seem more laid back or edgy.  They’re really comfy to wear with just a simple dress, or the classic jeans and tshirt. I know they will really come in handy when winter rolls around because of the thick material.

2)Early mornings

This has been due to both early morning classes and lack of sleep some mornings causing me to stay up till the sunrise. But no all seriously, I think its cool being up before anyone else and having time to yourself. I usually make a cup of tea, do a face mask, pick out my outfit if didn’t the night before, then do my hair. If I don’t have anything going on that day I like to plan an activity to do that day whether it’s going out for lunch or checking out a new boutique downtown.

3)Face masks

As I mentioned above I like to them in the at least twice a day. I use the sand and sky clay mask once a month(or when my skin is really bad like now). I also use some products from lush but if I just want to sit in absolute silence and think about something then I’ll do sheets masks.

As always I hope the rest of your day is great and I will see you guys next time!

New York(1)

Okay so I know I don’t tell you guys all about my life but by the title, yes I went to New York. If you follow me on instagram you should know this already, so here’s what happened.

I was staying with a family in Union City. The room was very beautiful, like something out of a vintage movie. (The house was pretty old) Anyways the house was amazing, but in my true fashion, I had something to work on. Yup I had to finish an essay for the first summer term english class I had. I didnt really have that good of time management skill(working on that, I promise)

Carrying on with our tale trip, my one pet peeve I didnt enjoy was going back and forth from Union City to NYC simply becuase it was money. And actually one of the days I forgot my wallet back at the airbnb SO I had to get a lyft back. Other than those problems the trip was a success. I didn’t vlog it but most of it did go on my instastory(@alonna_lucille)[you’re welcome]. I went to multiple art museums, went to a lot of cool bookstores, and ate an drank some pretty tasty things. The most memorable trip by far becuase I did a very big personal thing that helped me strengthen my relationship with my parents before I left. So needless to say that trip will always be in my mind whenever I make it back to New York City.

As always I hope the rest of your day is great and I will see you guys next time!

Working out

I don’t think I mentioned this before but I work out pretty regularly about 4-5 times a week. Over time I’ve seen this benefit me and my overall health but at times I was still a mess. Now I’m at this routine where i workout so far every morning this week. I don’t know I guess sometimes working out does make a difference and other times not so much. I know this was short but my mind is somewhere else working on other poems. I hope the rest of your day is great and I will see you guys next week!