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How To Never Get Old

There was a time in my life when I though that every day, I’m just getting older and that’s pretty much it.

I actually thought that every new day of my life was just me, another day closer to the day I die.

Crazy right?

Maybe… But I actually thought that!

Then, something interesting happened… I realized that every day I wake up, is the same as every day from my past. Nothing would ever change for me because I was constantly thinking about things not happening in my life.

It’s funny talking about it now and thinking back to those days, but back then, nothing was ever funny to me, it was always gray and sad.

The day I changed, is the day I’ve met Laura.

Back then, I lived in Virginia Beach, with 2 roommates and a dog. We had a nice little place by the beach. Our condo would always be messy, because well… We didn’t care about cleaning it. Most of us worked 2 jobs, and would only come home to sleep.

On one beautiful morning I get a call from my mom… It was completely out of the blue, and she told me that she’s on her way to visit me. She just crossed the city line and will be at our place in about 20 minutes. Needless to say that when my mom entered our beautiful place, she almost had a heart attack.

I have immediately called one of my roommates whom I was paying rent to, and asked to get a cleaning service over ASAP!

About 2 hours later I get a knock on the door, and outside there was Laura. She was the owner and only employee. Her Virginia Beach house cleaning company was just being born. She was the face of her business, and let me tell ya… I’ve never seen her face, without a smile on it. I believe that smile is the best representation there is.

I got to know her during the 3 hours she was de-cluttering and cleaning our place. She comes from a poor, hard working family. She has always dreamed about owning her own company and finally, she own it. For the next 3 months we’ve gotten very close and Laura helped me discover who I really am and what I truly wanted in life.

Every since then, there hasn’t been a day where I didn’t appreciate what I have and didn’t look forward to tomorrow.

So… You might be asking now… How do i never get old?

I would say… Find your purpose, your dream and work towards it every day of your life!


What bay watching is to me

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get and have decided to write a whole post about it. I want everyone to know that it isn’t a hobby, definitely isn’t a sport or anything else in between.

The way I look at it is, it’s a lifestyle. It’s something I do not just because I enjoy it, not because it helps me (even though at times it’s much needed), but simply because it has become my way of life.

I’ve been laughed at for it, believe it or not. I remember back in Richmond, prior to moving, I would walk along the James River with my friend Hermione. We would talk and enjoy the views, and some guys from the park nearby would start laughing at us and calling us a couple. Now, we were a couple of girls, but definitely not together, if you know what I mean…

One of my biggest friends and mentors was actually Hermione’s dad, Melvin. He actually gave me a free photo shoot at his studio, prior to retiring from photography and starting his photo booth business, Photo Booth Rental Richmond. Feel free to check out his website by clicking the name of the company.

Melvin, was one of the most important people in my life as I was growing up, following my immediate family of course. He taught me how to be mentally strong when challenges hit, how to resist urges to buy (I used to have a pretty big problem with shopping back in the day) and essentially, how to be kind to others.

My life hasn’t been very tough when it comes to money, but I have definitely been through a ton of emotional suffering…

My whole life, I was a chubby, and have been made fun of by most of my peers. I suppose that all of my emotional issue, have turned me into a pretty hateful person at times.

For example: I remember screaming at my sister for doing things that are nothing to everyone else, but I would get extremely mad at her. Now that I think about it, I was mad at myself and jealous of her. It’s hard to admit it, but that’s exactly what was happening. Strange things happen, when you finally grow up. It’s almost like you transform and not just physically, but also mentally and sometimes even spiritually. Things that used to matter, don’t matter as much any longer, your priorities shift. That’s exactly what happened to me…

Since then, I have given up alcohol and partying, got into yoga, meditation and gym. I have also tried out crossfit, but found out it isn’t for me.

All I’m trying to say here is that everyone has their own way of relaxing, and mine is bay and whale watching when possible of course. I have also recently taken on fishing. If any of you get to try deep sea, it’s totally worth it! Next thing on my list is diving, but that’s some time in the future. Gonna take it one step at a time.

Thank you for ready my first post. I appreciate any feedback and feel free to reach out to me via my email if you have any question or just wanna chat. Thanks!