A COVID Thanksgiving

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am blessed to say that manifesting money has become a basic component in my life. Right now, I am in a space where I cannot complain about life financially. Thanks to me for not giving up on Options Trading, it has done me a great benefit in accumulating a few saved dollars I put into the market. I wake up every morning ready to see what numbers the pre-market holds. To be honest, it’s one of the most exciting parts of my day. It makes me feel empowered whether the stock is going up or down (most up) because I am student striving to learn the game. I will get to the point where trading will become first nature to me, and maybe I wouldn’t have to work. Maybe I could concentrate on my dreams, write and travel. That is the dream.

In other news, “Lost” Angeles has yet again worked its way to the stressful bones in body and it was time to make a move. For the third time this year, I have booked a flight back home and proud of it. Even though they say COVID is at an all-time high right now, I couldn’t shake the fact that I wanted desperately to go home. The urge to see my mother, my father, siblings and the friends that I have left. I needed their love around me yet again. I am only one day in and I feel so much of it…so, so, much of it. My emotions are starting to feel overwhelming with their sudden need of attention from me. It’s been only one day and I feel that I am being guilt tripped into seeing one person first over the other. People, I swear. I am trying to take it as a form of flattery but, people got a real handle on emotional manipulation. However, the ones that came to see or called me first are the ones I spent time with first. I thought that was fair. I started with my best friend, Marshay, who picked me up from the airport, then it trickled down to my immediate family. The couple of days were kind of rough due to a best friends quarrel, but we reconciled our argument.

Nevertheless, I had a good Thanksgiving even our dinner was made after the holiday. My mother was diagnosed with COVID and she wanted to wait until after quarantine was over to make our dinner. Bless her heart. As usual it was the BOMB.COM! She made her famous macaroni and cheese, collard/mustard/turnip greens, candid yams, three chickens (that were literally roasting all night, OMG!), honey baked ham, dressing, cornbread, and peach cobbler. Everything touched with those hands was made with love and hard work. My mothadarlin loves cooking for her family and whomever else would love to slide through to get a plate.

My mother is the epitome of the joys of giving. She gives all year 'round and during the holidays it's magnified by ten! I wanted to let you all know a few things I am thankful for in the spirit of THANKSgiving:

  1. I am thankful for a roof over my head. I have came a long way from living in my car; sleeping in parking lots, on a dark street corner, or in parking garages.

  2. I am thankful for still have a job during this pandemic. I know lots of people who have lost their jobs and had to rely on the government for their well-being. To be honest, I couldn't imagine just relying on one source of UNRELIABLE income. Talk about stress. I am truly blessed.

  3. I am so grateful that my car, SASHA, is still up and running after the wringer my sister put her threw as well as me. We have been rolling for two years now. We've had a few bumps and scrapes, but, it was nothing that I wasn't able to fix. Thank you SASHA, girl. If only you can hear how much of a trooper I know you are.

  4. I want to thank myself in sticking to trading on the stock market. I've officially made my first thousand dollars in November and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I am also thankful for the people God has placed into my life to help with this ordeal. I couldn't have done it without them ( probably could, but it would have taken me longer to get to where I needed to be). God knew what God was doing.

  5. Lastly, I am thankful for all the trials and tribulations I have went through this year. I have lost friends, and gained clarity of those that are truly in my corner. This had to be one the hardest lessons to learn this year. Friends I'd thought were forever, were only here for a season. I thank God for showing me who they really are, as well as their absence.

I hope all my readers have had a very safe and happy holidays. I know I have. I am not ready to go home just yet. I am actually enjoying the white chaos going on outside my window. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Especially since it looks like it threw up in my mother's house. Until next time...

Stay Positive. Stay Focused. Vibrate Higher. Peace