Today is November 1st. That means October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is over. The reason why I’m writing my BCA post a day after the end of October is because, quite simply, I feel as though women should continually stay aware about their risks of getting breast cancer. It should never be a one-time-a-year thing.
I haven’t always felt this strongly about BCA. I mean, sure, I have attended events, participated in walks, worn my pink ribbons…but I never really took it that seriously. But this year is different for me. Motherhood has made me so attentive to my body. I understand now, what it means to truly think of someone else’s needs before my own. And the reality that me not taking care of myself could result in my daughter not having her mommy here to watch her grow up…well…is just plain unacceptable.
At my “well woman visit” (ahem,
papsmear) last month at my doctor’s office, I didn’t just let the nurse practitioner do the breast exam on me. I asked her to show me the proper way to do it. For the first time I really paid attention and decided to do away with the “it won’t happen to me” attitude I’ve had. Because the truth is, it CAN happen to me. Or you. Or someone you know and love.
So please, remember to feel on your boobies every now and again.
It seriously only takes less than five minutes a month!
The life you save may be your own.
I have stated before that the book, “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey changed my life. How so, you say?
Well, it basically ripped to shreds every preconceived notion I’ve ever had about personal finance. This term is slightly overused, but Dave is truly a GURU when it comes to ridding your life of debt and thereby changing everything about your life. Permanently. If you purchase the book, I would venture to say it’d be the best $25 bucks you’ll ever spend. The thing about Dave’s message and plan is that it’s useless to you if you’re not ready to commit to making some serious changes to your financial behavior. My husband and I were ready back in 2007 and Dave has become an honorary member of our family as a result!Read More»
Happy Friday and Happy Fall to all of you!
Today is the first day of fall and with that, we bid farewell to summer. I had a great summer and I hope you did, too! I got to do a lot of fun things like visit the OC Fair and the Grammy Museum. We took family pictures, hung out with friends, and simply enjoyed life.
Now it’s time to trade flip flops for boots, strapless dresses for sweaters and scarves. Now that I think about it, I’m kinda ready for fall. I’m ready to sip Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks and eat cozy comfort food like homemade chili. Not mention, the baby’s first birthday is coming up in December! My, how time truly does fly.
What do you most look forward to during the fall season?
With its ever growing lineup of reality shows that feature African American celebrities, athletes, and entertainers, VH1 is becoming the modern, cable version of Blaxploitation films from the 70s.
Watch the video to hear my thoughts on Basketball Wives and other foolishness that keeps me from barely turning the television on at all these days!