It’s Working For My Good

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I have to admit that I often have a hard time accepting things for what they are. Then if you add my lack of patience to the mix, you’ve got a very clouded mind on your hands and that’s exactly how I’ve felt many times in recent years and months – clouded.

I feel as though I’m always hitting the reset button and it’s super frustrating. I have one huge victory and then by the next week, I’ve been defeated in some other endeavor. This past week took a rough turn and I could not do a thing!  Continue reading

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Harder Than I Thought It Would Be

jessicasimienAm I the only person tripping on the fact that February is pretty much over? I mean, where did the time go?! Between getting adjusted to being a student again and trying to maintain my websites and the other things I have going, it’s like my life has been one big blur since the year started.  Continue reading

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100 In A Year, Task 23: Attend An NBA Game (PHOTOS)

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Task 23: Attend an NBA game

Last night (Monday, February 23, 2015) I had the opportunity to complete Task 23 on this year’s 100 In a Year list, which was to attend an NBA game. New Orleans is the nearest city with a professional team so it was only right to head to the Crescent City to watch the Pelicans take on the Toronto Raptors.  Continue reading

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Baby Girl, You Can’t Survive Like This

jessica-simien-february-2015Have you ever had to pause and reflect on your own behavior? It’s so easy for us to point out the flaws and shortcomings of others but looking in the mirror and identifying areas where we need to improve ourselves isn’t as simple…or fun.

I always revisit some advice that one of my good friends gave me about a year or two ago. She told me that Im the only person I can ever change. Whenever I find myself in a situation that I don’t like for whatever reason; instead of trying to get the other person (or people) involved to change, I should just change myself. If I change myself, the situation will automatically be different.

For about 3 or 4 months I’ve been giving myself a good look in the mirror and I’ll be honest, I haven’t been very proud of what I’ve seen.  Continue reading

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100 In A Year, Task 37: Try An Oyster

jessica-simien-oyster-100-in-a-yearI’ve had this task on my list since I first started this yearly project almost three years ago, and this is the first year that I’ve actually done it.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to try new foods but I’m extremely sensitive to the texture of the food. It can either be absolutely delicious or it can make me want to gag before I even give the dish a chance.

Prior to actually trying one, I always knew that oysters are slimy and let’s be real…they aren’t very visually appealing. This always kept me from eating one.

All that changed when I dined at Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the first time.

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