Wow, its been a while since we last spoke, or at least since my last outfit post back in August. A lot has happened, a lot that I haven’t shared on social media. I decided to provide you with these “life lately” posts to try giving you some insight to my life, what’s happening and the things that are going on in my mind.
Update 1: First things first, earlier back in July I had a major life event happen in my life. My dad passed away, I never addressed it on my social media channels or my blog. I guess I’m still processing that he’s gone. For those unaware, he passed away from a heart attack, yes it was sudden, and no he was not sick. It definitely sucks losing a parent; no one prepares you for the pain, hurt or emptiness you feel when it happens. My dad’s passing, made me realize that life is too short and enjoy living in the present doing things you love. I find happiness and peace in traveling, writing poetry and exploring the world. If you’ve noticed on my Instagram I’ve been flying to new places like Puerto Rico, LA, and Austin. Next on my list is New York and Montego Bay Jamaica. I’m pretty excited to take you guys along on a visual journey.
Update 2: I work in Higher Education at a Career Center and my department has a ton of events/projects during the Fall. Since this is my busiest season, my life is pretty much occupied with meetings, phone calls, emails and hosting engagements for our clients. On top of work, I’ve been trying to make my health a priority, which leads into update 3.
Update 3: I’ve lost 25lbs I have 17 more to go, before I reach my weight loss goal. I began to really get my health into gear after my dad passed; it was a sign that making your health has to be a priority. I try and meal prep during the weekdays and workout at least 4x a week. I have little indulgences on the weekend, but overall my goal is to look and feel my best.
Wrap up: Overall my life has been pretty busy with work, working out, and traveling. I haven’t really had much time to blog or just catch up with you guys. But I plan taking a little bit of time out of my day to write and keep you all in the loop on the simple pleasures in Carmen Renee’s life.
So that’s my update! What’s yours?