How to Ease into MONDAYS

Being a nursing student and full-time Mom, I have a ton of things to do in order to get ready for the week. I find myself on a Sunday night, laying in bed making a run down of my to-do list.

But first I have to organize my thoughts and ease into my Mondays by doing a few things. The night before….

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Tip #1: I Pray

This is by far the best tip I can give and start this process with. Relying on my faith has gotten me so far on this busy journey of mine. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I simply say a quick prayer and my mind set is easily shifted. My thoughts are clear and clarity comes forth.

Tip #2: Write a To-Do List

Seeing all my task on paper holds me accountable and puts a fire boost in me to get this agenda tackled. I start with the most important thing that has to be accomplished for the day.

Can you guess my #1 accomplishment for the day!? ……homework……going to work……laundry????

If you couldn’t guess…..I’ll just tell ya! It’s making sure my daughter understands and know how much I love and adore her. It’s very important for me to teach her the value of our relationship and the importance of one another to each other. She is an awesomely-smart kid and she must know that Mommie loves her very much.

Then here comes

* going to work 6-2

* carpool for school am/pm

* helping her complete her homework

* making dinner (while we talk about our day)

* eat together

* story time

* prayers/talk with God

* bedtime (7:30pm)

* completing my 4-6 homework assignments

* shower

* bedtime for me

Tip #3: Organize tasks according to your day schedule.

Be sure to arrange any tasks that can be grouped together, tie them into one another. It will save you valuable time. ((And gas)) For instances if your job is by task A….go do that task first. Then task B and D are close to your home, knock those out on your way home. Include task C on the way to B & D. By the end of the day all tasks are done with purpose!

Tip #4: Stick to the to-do list you made in tip #2.

Why make a list and not let it serve it’s purpose. I make a list to keep up with myself! Because with everything I have going on I can easily forget something. Referring back to the do list, changes my life daily. I keep up with what’s going on and no task goes undone ((sometimes)).

Tip #5: Understand that everything may not get done and that there is always a tomorrow.

I can be honest, right! I find myself not completing all my homework assignments for the day but I understand that the assignments aren’t really due until Sunday. So I have plenty of time to do them but I just like the pressure on my brain. NOT!!!!

I apply the pressure because life sometimes likes to throw limes instead of lemons. So in order for me to be able to sip on my lemonade, I make sure my tasks are completed in a timely manner.

I hope that my words and advice reached who it’s intended for. But for today I can only pray that me words heal and my looks don’t kill. Walk light, my friends

Yours Truly,

Kara Shenee’ xoxo

2018 Fall Pictures


The weather was extremely nice outside yesterday so I decided to take fall pictures with my daughter. Considering we haven’t taken pictures together in over 5 years, we needed some to update our new apartment. I decided on a park located within the city. The scenery was gorgeous and just beautiful for fall pictures. There was a brown ancient bridge that over looked the water. The image on a picture didn’t do any justice. You had to see it for yourself. But I’ll post a picture of it later. I chose the warm colors of burgundy, dark blue jeans with black footing to keep us cozy while we took pictures. If you want to see more pictures head on over to the Gram to see more! @karasheneexoxo on the Gram! Happy Fall y’all! November 2018DC53E1E2-A5AC-4E54-BB4D-213D70F2FAEE

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally here! I’m ready to share my life and journey with the world. It has always been in the back of my mind to start a blog but I have always felt the need to have a valid reason to do so. But now I’m in my late 20’s and early 30’s and I have finally decided that my journey has now started. Of course I could of started this trip when I gave birth to my daughter in 2010 or when I started nursing school for the first time in 2015 but I didn’t feel the need too. But today my daughter is 8-years old and I’m starting my second round of nursing school but this time it’s different. I am pursing my BSN in nursing and my daughter inspires me daily to share our life on social media and with the world. So I finally decided too. She is getting so big now and I’m on a new journey through life and I’m starting to find ME. Of course I’ll share the highs and lows of my world but please share yours as well. Until next time, walk light! Yours Truly, Kara Shenee’ XOXO