My Journey Towards Financial Freedom

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. As we are all struggling to find some sort of normalcy, many are dealing with being laid off , due getting laid off, furloughed, and/are struggling to pay their rent/mortgage and bills.

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I am grateful and extremely thankful that I had and still have a full time job. However, due to the rising cost of everything and other issues, I have racked up a hefty credit card debt. on top of my student  and car loans, and mortgage. Me, from a year ago, would have been devastated with constant panic attacks. Nonetheless, one thing the pandemic has taught me is that life is too short and there is no point getting sick about all things though I have become an insomniac. I am still a human.  As someone with ADD, it’s very easy for me to loose track of things. Today, I will share with you my journey towards financial freedom by following few rules.

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  1. Hide Credit Card: The first thing that I did is put away all my credit cards away to a place where I don’t have easy access to .
  2. Create a Spreadsheet: As a  data person, I do much better if I can visualize where I am now and where I want to be. The spreadsheet showed me the credit card balance, student loan, car loan. I then subtract the amount I pay each month minus the interest charge to estimate of about the time frame when I can realistically pay off the my credit card debt.
  3. Look at the Spreadsheet Periodically: I periodically check the spreadsheet and compare it against the actual balance. Seeing the trends of lower balance acts a positive reinforcement for me. It encourages me to stay on the current path towards debt elimination.
  4. Staying on Budget: Finally having a written budge and sticking to that budget allows me to stay on track and avoid paying late fees.

My dear lovelies!  I am still int eh early phase of my journey towards financial freedom, but with your moral support, I hope to stay on track and reach the finish line. I would love to hear about your strategies in gaining financial freedom. Any advice I get will be of tremendous help to me.

One thing that  have learned for sure that loosing hope is not an option for me, because it’s contraindicated for someone living with ADD and generalized anxiety disorder.

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The Ultimate Fashion Trends of 2020

Here there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well.  The pandemic may have bump on lots of our plan. However, one it cannot do is force how we feel. I for one feel great when I continue to style myself and follow my beauty regimen (The natural look). Hence, don’t give into the pandemic. Rise yourself and become the chic self you have always been. Today, I am going to share with you the fashion trends of Summer and Fall 2020.

Summer Fashion:

Linen: This fabric has always been an obvious choice for combating hot temperatures. This year retainer have been quick to offer a lot of variations of linen and mix. Clothing So, stay cool in the summer heat with because linen pieces.

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Linen Shorts: The floral and fruity prints brings out a chic tropical look that all want. In addition, we get the coolness from the linen fabric.

Linen Shirt:  Linen shirts can be worn multiple ways, from laying with a tank, to tucking the shirt into denim shorts or linen pants, and pairing with your favorite summer sandals.

Neon Colors: Neon colors will have a strong presence this summer. It’s the time to wear your brightest brights and choose poppy colors that reflect the clear change in weather. In other words, don’t be afraid to stand out.

Bucket Hats: These hats are another trend this season. It not only protects you from the elements of the weather but also adds a chick look to your ensemble. Think of the bucket hat as a must-have accessory like your favorite ring or chain neckline. You never want to leave home without it.

Puff Sleeves: This 80s-inspired silhouette has been around since last year. It’s the perfect easy-to-wear detail that takes any simple top from ordinary to exceptional.

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Black T-Shirts: If done right the black T-shirt is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. Whether it’s a simple tee or a babydoll t-shirt dress, polka-dot top or a crop, you can get the most out of this versatile piece. It’s time to give your tees the attention they deserve by layering them under a flirty slip dress, pairing them with some leather hot pants and sexy stilettos, or sporting one with an unexpected detail to bring new life to a tried-and-true classic.

White Button-down Shirt: This piece adds a chic flare to your summer wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Fall Trends:

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The Year-Round White Dress: A sheer, floaty, feminine white dress became the uniform for many women, inclement weather. Lingerie looks, all shades of nude, and some seriously interesting sleeve work are also at play.

The Glitz: Morphing into a human disco ball is the number one cure for situational sadness, according to experts.

The Big Fur: With our unpredictable weather patterns, we have no way of knowing if next season’s fall and winter will be all sunshine and heat spikes or blizzards and polar vortexes. But if it’s the latter, we’ll be well prepped in some seriously statement-making furs.

Metalic Flare: Metallic cloth will add a chic and bold statement to you Fall wardrobe.

Sequins Dress: Like metallic ensemble, sequence add chic and boldness to your wardrobe. Wear it with knee boots for night or  chunky sneakers of a bold daytime look.

My dear lovelies! Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had writing it. We all have our fashion styles. However, if you are trendy person, this will well-prepare your for your chic and stylish ensemble.

What are some of your trendsetting wardrobe pieces for 2020. I would love to hear from you.

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Five Tips to Have a Fabulous Vacation without Breaking the Bank

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Here there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. I know vacation is the last thing in our mind during pandemics, but is it? I for sure, can’t wait to things go back to a new normal, and travel is one such way to feel normal. Additionally, budget constraints may be put holiday thoughts in the back burner for you. However, it does not have to be the case. If you plan early you have a wonderful vacation without breaking the bank. I will share my own five tips to have a wonderful vacation without breaking the buck. Following these tips has allowed me to go on more vacations then the entire childhood.

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1. Air fare and hotels rentals to your favorite vacation spot: This may sound like a far-fetched idea, but it can within your reach. I had same thought process for years until I learned about this rewards point tip for a friend. My friends, there are various credit card companies that will give you hefty rewards for using their cards. Many cards have this introductory bonus available if you spend certain amount during the first three month. This might seem unattainable but if you think about it, it’s very much within reach. Check out the following rewards program:

a. Hilton Honors American Express Card: Here, not only there is no annual membership but you can 75,000 bonus points if you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months of the card membership. Additionally, there are no foreign transaction fees. Furthermore, for each dollar of eligible purchases on your card at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations, you get 5x Hilton honors points, 3x points for other eligible purchase.
b. United Explorer Card Through this card you get 40,000 bonus miles if you spend $2,000 within the first 3 months of the card membership. Additionally, there is no annual fee for the first year, but you have to pay $95 annual membership fee after the first year. One perks that I really like about this card is that I get two check-in luggage free. Knowing how much the airlines charge for check-in bags, it’s a good perks to have.
c. Chase Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card: Through the Bonvoy Bold Card you earn 50,000 bonus points if you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months of the card membership. Additionally, there is not annual fee involve. You can choose to apply for the Bonvoy Boundless Card for a $95 annual fee, and you earn 100,000 bonus points if you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months of the card membership. 100,000 points will give you 15 days free stay at the vast list of Marriott hotels.
d. Capital One Venture Card: With this card you are eligible for 50,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months of activating the card, and you receive unlimited 2x miles for every $1 spent. If the spending requirement sounds intimidating just remember one thing. I was in the same boat but I have decided to pay my phone, utility, cable, car insurance bills, groceries through the reward cards and pay it right away as I would do through my bank. Before I knew, I have enough points to have a free vacation to Hawaii with my family, which was in my bucket list for a very long time.

2. Plan ahead: Planning ahead is a great way to make your amazing vacation dream come true without breaking the bank. I have planned each of the vacation that I have taken a year ahead. This allows you to have time to shop around for the best deals and save up for the vacation.

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3. Take Advantage of the Various Travel Booking Sites: There are various sites available for great travel deals. Site such as Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Priceline, Orbits, CheapOAir, Google Travel, Trivago, Hotels.com (for hotels), and app such as hopper to find the best flight and hotel deals for your travel destination. Often when you shop around early you can often get the best deal available.

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4. Sign Up for the Free Loyalty Programs: Hotels such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and airlines such as Jetblue, Southwest, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines all have free rewards program so that you can earn mileage and rewards points for every time you book through them. If you need to travel for business, signing up for the loyalty programs will really come to your advantage. For example, my cousin who constantly travels for work has accumulated a lot of mileage and hotel points to use for dream vacations. If you have to travel for work, use that to your advantage. Additionally, being part of the travel reward programs allowed me to receive emails about various deals, such as Southwest and Jetblue’s one-day deals starting at $49.

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5. Save your changes: Every day we spend money to pay for bills, groceries, and other miscellaneous expenses. If you set up to automatics changes for each of your expenses, before you know you will have enough money for your vacation. The money that you would not have paid attention to anyway will help to have your dream vacation. I have also saved for my vacations for setting aside the changes from the cash I spent and before I knew it, I had few hundred dollars to use during my vacation.

My dear lovelies! I am not trying to promote one site over another, but merely sharing from my own experience so that you can have your own vacation without breaking the bank. I grew up seeing vacation as a privilege. However, with cheaper flights and hotel deals along with the above tips have put vacation within my reach. They have allowed me to travel to places like Canada, Bahamas, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, Minnesota, and my favorite Hawaii.

Hope these tips help to prepare for your dream vacation without breaking the bank. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I would love to hear about the tactics you use to prepare for your dream vacation frugally. I would love to hear about your ideas.

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The Easiest Way to Invest for Your Future

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you all are doing well and being safe. Have you thought about investing but don’t know where to start. The past decade I have been struggling to figure out a way to invest outside my 401k. To be honest, the word invest intimidated the heck out me. Where do I even start? I can’t afford invest a lot of money. That is when I found out about Robinhood. It’s a free investment platform, where you can buy fraction of a stock like google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix for as low as $1.

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There are several companies that provide free investment opportunities. Firms including Charles Schwab, Robinhood, Square, SoFi and Stash all allow investors to buy fractional shares of individual stocks and, in some cases, ETFs, for $1 or more. I ended up choosing Robinhood. The process of signing up was quite simple and easy to follow. I am not investing outside of my 401k for retirement. I am investing to use three to five years down the road.

My dear lovelies, if you are putting off investment because it’s intimidating, or you don’t think you have enough to invest then check out the above firms. Hopefully, the investment process will be simple and smooth for you and you will well on your way to a better future. If you don’t know where to invest consider the following recommended by Motley Fool: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Chewy, Fastly, Zoom, Shopify, Square, Oka.  Motley also highly recommends their “FAZER stocks”.  (F-Fastly, A-Appian, Z-Zoom, E-Elastic, R-Roku.  I am in no way a stock expert. I have a novice. But doing some research and following expert recommendations, my stocks increased between 0.85% to 286.26%. Don’t get me wrong I have dozens of stocks which decreased from 0.07% to as high as 55.13% since I started investing in late January. However, the one thing that I have learned is in order to succeed you have be in for a long run. Hence, I am patiently waiting. I have learned not to look at my stocks everyday and mini anxiety attacks.

Ups and downs are the name of the investment game. However, if you sell your stock every time it goes down, you will not succeed. Your goal for investment should be at least 3 to 5 years.  Trust me, it’s a learning curve but with patients and doing your homework will lead you to success. As for me, before deciding to panic about my stocks, I try avoiding looking at my stocks everyday and just keep my eye on the finish line and l know that it will be all worth it at the end. I have sold some stock based on my homework, but those were exceptions based on expert recommendations.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post as much I enjoyed writing this post. During this time of uncertainty, it’s very easy to lose hope. Trust me, I am sleepless thinking about the amount of debt I have. However, if we stay focused and stay on our path, we will overcome. I would love to hear your feedback about investment: what worked for you and what didn’t. Wish you the best on your investment journey. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be honored to share my experience, as a novice myself.

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How I got into public health!

Good morning my lovelies! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I have been blogging on an off for few years now. I thought, since I have not shared much about myself with you, why don’t do that. Today, I will tell you the story of how I got into Public Health. It was definitely not my first choice, but I am glad that I am in Public Health.

Growing up, I had a clear plan about my future and what I wanted from life. I had a notebook planning the detail intricate of my future. Why? Isn’t it obvious? I was a control freak, who wanted to control every part of my life. I wanted to be a doctor since I can remember, and I had every goals planned. I wanted to go to college with full scholarship (since my parents couldn’t afford to pay my tuition) and then go to medical school. So simply…but is it?

I almost fulfilled the first part of my goal. I did get 90% scholarship to attend George Washington University. I had full scholarship to other universities but GW was my first choice. In college, not have I learned about the typical educational lessons but some great practical lessons as well. It taught me that live can’t be under my control. I will need to let go of things in order to succeed. Struggling with that gave rise to the beginning of my generalized anxiety disorder (Stay tuned for a separate post about that), which led to so many panic attacks.

My dear lovelies! Each time my life did not go account to my plan, I had a major panic attack. I graduated with honors in Biology, a typical premed major. Little did I know that it will really limit my career choice if I didn’t go to medical school. Well, my dad did tell me to consider other major, but at that time my crazy teenager self thought my dad was against me. To tell you the truth, I had quite a decent MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) school but could have led to acceptance to any in-state schools, but the problem that I faced was that I was a Washington DC resident, and there were no DC in-state medical school. Hence, the competition was already tougher for me.

After graduation, I was put on wait list to medical school and what threw me out. I did not apply for work because my plan was to go to medical school, the fall after my college education. Hence, I was unemployed after graduation. When I applied for job I did not get any job offers because all potential employers believed I will leave either for grad school or other further education.

They were right. Frustrated and angry, I decided to apply for a dual masters and medical school program. One thing I knew at that time is Biology will not take me anywhere. This was the very first time in my life I did not have an answer. I decided to do some research and dig deep and hard into my soul. Those were some very long months. My research led me to realize how much I loved taking this public health course in college. I told myself may be that would be a bonus to have as a background. Well, it will add to my medical degree. Hence, I started to apply to dual MD/MPH programs.

Of course, I heard back from graduate school first. So, I started my Master is Public Health Program in Epidemiology that fall. Boy, this program opened my eyes. While being a full time student again, I was working part time at Children’s National as a research assistant. I worked as a research assistant before but they were all lab job. This was the very first time I was working in clinical research. My work and school made me release how much I liked public health, that looks at the overall big picture. In medicine I would have only been looking at individuals. That was the very first time I realized I did not know what I wanted to do in life. I ended up getting into medical school but by then I realized that medical school after all, was not for me.

Dear lovelies, it was at time I realized that things will happen to us when we are ready for it, not before or after. I graduated with a MPH is epidemiology. I graduated with a full time job offer in my hand to work in clinical research at Children’s National. I graduated and became a full time clinical research professional. I ended up working at Children’s for 10+ years with a second graduate degree for free. I am working in clinical research as an analyst and I could not have asked for me.

What the past decade has taught me is ‘to always live in the moment’. I know it’s very easy to say but very heard to do. Those very words have set me free. I remember when I first started my training in Public Health I used to be addressed as Poop Inspect. I was not taken seriously. Even when I talk about how little we are prepared for an eminent pandemic, all of us public health professionals were laughed at. Now, I am longer called a poop doctor, but at what cost?

My lovelies! I still leave every moment in the moment and l love working in the public health program. I am so glad I have grown from my experience, which has led me to being who I am today. I still have anxiety disorder but have learned to manage it quite easily. Once thing life has taught me is that live in the moment and be happy with the way things are. Well, it could have been worse. I see the world as glass half full and “Miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep”.

My dear lovelies! That’s a small glimpse in my life. I would love to hear how you came to be who you are now. Hope will love reading this post as much as I loved writing it.

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My Declutter Project

Good Morning my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. Hope you had the chance to visit my new YouTube channel. You didn’t? Well, there’s still time. Do it now. I would love to hear your feedback. I would really appreciate it if you could please subscribe to my channel and like my videos. I really mean it!

Now that part is taken care of today I will take you to a virtual trip with me to declutter. Why is this important you ask? Well, you have know me than one thing you know for sure I am a lazy gurl to do stuff with less effort. Lol…why do I say that about myself? Well that’s true. I like to spend more time in life doing what is important to me, that’s living in the moment. Another thing you should know about me is that I am a shopaholic with generalized anxiety disorder. How does that have to do with declutter? Well, when you are dealing with the above to problem, your life can easily turn to that of a borderline hoarder. That’s exactly what happened to me.

Hence, staying at home has given me the opportunity to do some decluttering. I have a long way to go but at least I have started! The very first place that I have started is the kitchen. Please check out my above video where I showed a glimpse of my decluttering project. First of all storage boxes, shelf organizer, labels, and drawer dividers have been my lifesaver. I have ADD and memory issue (from medicine side effect). Hence, forgetting is a common part of my life. This is where labeling has come in very handy for me.

My mom always tells me, if my head wasn’t attached to my body, I would ave forget it long time ago. This is very true. After organization, I would lose (misplaced may be the more accurate term) very easy, and label made it easier for me to easily locate everything. You see, the clutter started in the first place because I wanted everyone on my sight so that I don’t misplace them and when you know that for everything, things can get out of control easily. That’s why I needed this decluttering project as a cognitive/behavioral therapy.

First of all, keeping like items in boxes can not only make your life easier but can also keep your items organized. mDesign boxes has been my lifesaver when it comes to organizing. My kitchen is full of different types of these boxes.

Next, these airtight food containers are another life saver. Moreover, it comes with the chalkboard label and marker. Beside, they are also stackable, which makes it quite easy to stack them and look organize. Where it’s cookies, flour, cereal, sugar or anything. I have them all in these stackable airtight containers and have them labeled so that they can be identified easily. Now I don’t have to look through items for half an hour everyday. It has made my life so easier.

Next, these airtight food containers are another life saver. Moreover, it comes with the chalkboard label and marker. Beside, they are also stackable, which makes it quite easy to stack them and look organize. Where it’s cookies, flour, cereal, sugar or anything. I have them all in these stackable airtight containers and have them labeled so that they can be identified easily. Now I don’t have to look through items for half an hour everyday. It has made my life so easier.

As I have mentioned earlier, chalkboard labels have been my new BFF. Don’t tell the storage boxes that I did it.All my items are now labelled, thanks to these handy little guys. It makes it so much easier to me to locate items.

Shelf organizer has been my another life saver. As you can see the video It has allowed me to organize my spice jars in a way that is easy to get to. I absolutely love new new organized kitchen.

Howe do you organize your kitchen? Do you have any tips for me? I would love to read your feedbacks.

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Target Same Day Delivery Through Shipt – Feedback from My First Use

Hi there my beautiful lovelies! Hope you all are doing well. I want to start by requesting you to please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, and like my videos. I hope you all are ding doing well and staying safe. With the advancement in technology, brick and mortar stores are becoming obsolete. I for one, is a big fan of the community brick and mortar stores, but I do have to confess, lately, I have been focusing a lot on online shopping, from buying day-to-day items to fashion items, and even restaurant delivery and grocery services.

One such online grocery service is the Target Same Day Delivery With Shipt. In 2017, target bought the leading tech company on same day delivery service, known as Shipt for a whooping $550 millions cash. What this new service does is you go online to the Target.com website and order items from the same day delivery items. Once you place your order, one of Shipt’s 20,000 shopper will go to the store and pick up the items for you and deliver it to your doorstep. What an amazing concept right? The past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic alone, Target saw a whopping 300% increase in the use of their shipt service.

I for one wanted to see what the hype was about. Since the beginning the pandemic, we all are taking extra precaution to keep us and our loved ones safe. I myself have taken so many steps to keep my vulnerable loved ones safe. Beside frequent hand-washing, social distancing, wearing masks and gloves. I have also started doing a lot of the shopping online. Whether ordering delivery from my local restaurants through various apps. i have also taken steps to buy grocery items online. Today, I will talk about one such service, known as the Target Same Day Delivery With Shipt.

I decided to try the Target Same Day Delivery service because I wanted to use up my Target gift card. I have used online grocery service before, including Amazon and Instacart (reviews to follow soon), and wanted to see for myself, which is the best service for me.

I went to the target website, and chose the items I needed from the Same Day Delivery section around 12:54 in the afternoon. At around 1:59 pm, I received a text from the shopper introducing himself. Around 2:06 pm, I received another text that the shopper has finished shopping and is on his way.

Around 2:54 pm, I received a text that my ordered was delivered and I should take my food inside immediately, I open the door and nothing. I text the shopper did not hear back. I decided to call the Target customer service to get some answers. What happened next, I will never forget. After waiting a long time and back and forth between menus and options, I was finally transferred to the customer service agent. Once, I tried to explain what has happened, I was put on hold for over 30 minutes. However, after patiently waiting the line was transferred back to the main menu. As I went through all the options again to reach the customer service representative, I get disconnected this time after over 30 minutes. With frustration and anger, I text shopper asking about his whereabouts. I finally receive a text back from the shopper around 3:52 pm, saying that he’s on his way. I wait over more minutes and around after 4:30 pm, the shopper finally drops of the items. He was kind enough to apologize for the delay and explained that he had a difficult experience with the previous order.

When I quickly glimpsed through the items, I saw that I have received all of the items. I asked the shopper and he mentioned that he did not find all the item. I go online and see that under order details, it still says that I received those items even though I didn’t. At this point after being beyond frustrated and annoyed I put a reminder on my phone to report issues to the order today.

My dear beautiful lovelies, I have to admit that I am an avid online shopper, but in my years of online shopping, I have never experienced just horrible experience with an online order service. The customer service was horrible at best and very frustrating. I am glad that I have tried this service, because now I know that will never use this service again. Overall, I will give the Target Same Day Delivery with Shipt a 0 star and would not recommend it to anyone. As I have mentioned before, I am trying to add meaningful posts that are true to me and my own opinions. My goal is that you help you make informed decision.

I would love to hear about your experience with the Target Same Day Delivery Service. Have you had a similar or different experience? What same day delivery service would you recommend. Please comment below. Your feedback will help me get better.

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An Introduction to My YouTube Channel

Hi there my beautiful lovelies! With this post, I want to officially introduce my new YouTube Channel to you guys. As you have me your support over the past you years, I hope you will show the same support on my YouTube channel. Please take your time to check my channel. I would really be honored if you subscribe to my channel and like my video.

I tried to introduce myself through my artwork. Hope, you will enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it. I will try to add contents that are true to me and my point of view. Additionally, if you get a chance please follow my Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok page, and like the contents.

I end tonight with some quotes from some famous leaders of our nation. I try everyday to live by these words. Good night my lovelies! Take the time and hug your loved ones little hard tonight and live in the moment. Today is a gift and that’s why it’s called a present.

Good night! May God bless all the people of the world, the great United States of America and everyone or their loved ones throughout the world who are suffering from COVID-19 or have succumbed to the pandemic.

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Happy Independence Day America

Good morning my lovelies in the western continents and good evening and happy nights for all my lovelies on the eastern parts of the world. Today is the 244th Independence Day of the this great country of the United States. I am thank you to this beautiful land for giving me a good life and future. I am a Bangladeshi by birth have called the United States my home and country for more than two-third of my life and I am forever grateful for that.

Two hundred and forty-four years ago, 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. While we celebrate such occasion ask yourselves,”Are we truly Independent?”.

My dear beautiful lovelies! We may be independent from England but we are all entrapped by the shackles of disease, social and racial injustice, health and income inequalities, gun violence. How can we be truly Independence while carrying so much baggage.

My loveliness! I hope still have hope for this wonderful nation. The past few years, we have seen rise in call for changes for the good. Whether it’s the million women march, the Me Too movement, march against gun violence, or rising world-wide protest against racial inequality and injustice, all these movements shows one things: We are all tired of inequality and are ready for change. We are tired of unequal and broken healthcare systems, racial disparities. How many of you have been pulled over by cops for just being who you are. As the great Dr. Martin Luther King said, “

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream...I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

My dear lovelies! I still believe with those strong words and try to live each day with the aim to fulfill those dreams. All of us who came to this wonderful nation, the land of immigrants, came with those dreams in our eyes. Even though I was fortunate enough to live in the most diverse part of the nation, I still have faced some form of discrimination, whether a boss telling me that I can’t write because English may be my second language, even though I did my schooling in this beautiful nation and am fortunate enough to hold two graduate degrees with honors and several publications under my belt; or stopping my a cop because my car looked suspicious; or even told by many to go back to my country and this country is not more me. Nevertheless, those were nothing compared to all the supports I have received from the beautiful people of this country. I have was fortunate enough to be able to know wonderful and kind police officer on a personal level or even have friends, neighbors, bosses, and co-workers who always have my back.

I still consider myself a fortunate person, whose father worked multiple jobs to provide for his family, and taught us to be a kind human first before anything else. Thanks to all the support, I am where I am and what I do.

My beautiful lovelies, around the world, let us all stand together and declare our independence from all those baggage. May our lives be blessed and truly independent.

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Giantex Metal Loft Bed Frame: A Hit or Miss from Amazon

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful Friday. Today we have set up this space saving bed in the our small room to act as an office space and extra bed. I have posted a detail review on my YouTube channel. Please check out the video and subscribe and like my channel so that I can continue to bring the best content to you. This is my first real post on my channel and I would love your support and feedback.

My review is on the Giantex Metal Loft Bed Frame, Twin Size Bunk Bed with Bilateral Ladders, Guardrails, Desk and Bookcase, Space-Saving Loft Bed with Keyboard Tray from Amazon, with the cost of $329.99. Before, I started the review, I want to make a full disclosure that the review is my own opinion. I have not been paid for my review. I bought this bed myself as my latest project of decluttering my tiny hoarded home. I will try to post my reviews of the item that I found in Amazon to help me with my declutter and organize my home.

Assembly: When it comes to assembly, I would say it’s vague at best. The instruction was not clear, and took us few hours to put it together. When trying to install the keyboard tray, the holes did not align properly and we had to drill a new hole to install the tray. I think we probably have burnt over 1200 calories assembling this loft bed with desk. By the time we were finished, we were drenched and very tired to do anything else. The assembly is a total miss

Material: The only good thing about the material is the metal frame. Everything else is quite flimsy. The shelves need more reinforcement to actually hold books together with the shelves bending and falling. The plywood are mediocre at best. My goal has always been to be a thrifty shopper with winning items. The ladder is painful to climb, and this investment was a waste of $329.99.

Storage: The shelves would have been great for storage if they were not flimsy. One good thing is that I can put items in organized storage boxes and place them under the desk as a space-saving and organizing option. However, the built in storage is a bust. I will get it fixed but will have to spend extra for reinforcement.

Overall: Overall, I will give Giantex Metal Loft Bed Frame, Twin Size Bunk Bed with Bilateral Ladders, Guardrails, Desk and Bookcase, Space-Saving Loft Bed with Keyboard Tray, a one star due to vague assembly instruction and the product is difficult to put together. It does not look like it will survive long. I am really hoping its looks are deceiving. The only positive thing I can think of this bed is that it’s quite space saving. That tiny little room looks clean and organized. Now, I can only hope that after adding shelving reinforcement, it will last a long time. Otherwise, the bed is a complete waste of manpower, our times, energy, and money. Overall, this product is a total miss for me.

My dear lovelies!!! I hope I was able to help make a more informed decision if you have been thinking about getting one. If you have or know of a more sturdier option, please comment below. I would love to hear from you and comments.

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