The End of a Decade

As I sit here thinking about the previous years, the only thing that goes through my mind is, “Dang…Won’t he do it?!” Let’s go way back and see how much I changed. 

  • 2010– Started fresh at Triton college after taking a year off from school, had a job at a hospital, was thinking of starting a blog, deleted my YouTube channel, and I really did not know how to manage my anxiety.
  • 2011– Met my husband by the end of the year (we went to the same college), I was getting ready to graduate, I entered the worship team at my church, and got out from a really toxic relationship. 
  • 2012– Traveled to Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Florida, and I forgot where else lol! I started taking classes that would help me out in my career, and I spent as much time as I could just figuring out my life.
  • 2013– I took some classes at DePaul University, my husband became my tutor, I lost control of my eating, gained weight, and was getting stressed a lot during school. 
  • 2014– I transferred out of Depaul, went back to triton, my husband became my boyfriend, and from that point on my whole life changed. I was able to reconnect with my creative self and started writing songs all over again. 
  • 2015– Met a few people that I am so glad they are out of my life, started to control my anxiety a little more, got done with triton, and ended up going to Dominican university. 
  • 2016– This year was the one that was very difficult for me. Started this blog, reopened my YouTube channel, had my braces all over again, made a channel with my other half, traveled a little more, and what broke my heart was that I lost my abuela. She was the rock of our family, and I can still remember everything that went through my mind when I got the news. 
  • 2017– A few friends that I love died this year, it was a very hard stage because I was really negative, had depression that no one knew, but throughout everything I know God was just making me stronger for what was to come. I was embracing my ministry at church a little more than before, and I started to fall in love with the Lord all over again.
  • 2018– I went to a retreat that changed my life (shout out to my youth pastor), started getting more into the word of God, prayed for the Lord to remove fake friends (which this year he did!), my confidence sky rocketed, made new friends, got closer with my sibling, started writing content for my channel, wrote more on my blog, took “me time” very seriously, my significant other and I conquered so many things, and last but not least God put all the pieces together in time. 
  • 2019– Got engaged in February, traveled with my sister and mom, wedding preparations were on point, got a new job, went back to the gym, changed the color of my hair, crossed the stage, got married in November, redo my blog site, moved to a new home, detoxed from social media, bought the stuff that I always wanted, learned to save more, turned 29 (last year in my 20s!), reconnected with an old friend of mine from church, and by the end of the year God showed me his love like you have no clue. 

So the question is…What lies ahead of 2020? All I know is that something great is going to happen this year, and I am letting the Lord take control of everything. It is sad to hear on the news of what is going on throughout the world, but I know that if God is on my side my faith shall not be shaken. I have so much to put out on my social media, and I cannot wait till you guys see what I have in store. Love you all and I hope this year is the best year for all of us! 

~A decade in pictures 2010-2019~

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Quotes that Inspire me

When I used to have depression and anxiety back in the day I would always go on Instagram or Pinterest and look at the most random quote ever. Sometimes by reading a few quotes can change your whole entire mood! Last year, I wrote a poem about anxiety and depression which if you would like to read it, I will link it at the end of this post. 

Today I want to share with ya’ll some of the quotes that helped me during my times, and I hope it helps you too. Ready? Here we go: 

God Guides and Provides Quote

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Inner Light Quote

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Smile Quote

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I have more that I will share later on with all of you, but there were some that stood out to me the most. When I used to be at school, there was a small chapel that I would always go to so I could be alone. I am a proud evangelic, so even if the school was catholic I would go to a little corner which was like a library, stay there for a few minutes, read my quotes, and pray. I used to go there and cry so much because there were things that I was hiding. It is HARD being the silly one from the bunch of friends that you may have, but sometimes the funniest one is the person who never feels okay.

I know how it feels when no one understands you and especially someone trying to pressure you to be “out” and “happy” all the time telling you to just smile. It doesn’t work like that at all and some stubborn people push you to your limit making you just burst, and making you just distance yourself from them. If you are going through a very tough time I will be praying for you! It is okay to be alone, it is okay to cry, but never forget that the sun will always come out once you accomplish on erasing whatever it is bothering you.

I hope this helps you out in any way, and again feel free to read the two poems listed below. If you relate to that and would like to talk to me feel free to message me. 

Poems:

Depression Through My Eyes

Anxiety In My Eyes

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

Michele C.

Weekend Vibes

Well what a weekend this was! I am so blessed and grateful that God has taken me through the first week of 2019. Today I took the time to talk to God (my way), and let me tell you that he answers quick! 

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Psalm 145:1

Today was maybe an eye-opener and a day where I had to trust what God was making me feel inside. I have been talking to the Lord for the past few weeks on something that I need in my life, and today I think I am closer to my answer. I am forever amazed at how he picks the right friends for you, and those that really care for you. Today I talked to a friend of mine that I haven’t talked to a while due to school, and she made my whole entire night.

Even though I still don’t have an answer, I know by faith that the outcome is going to be amazing by what her and I talked! It’s crazy how God talks through people, and they do not even know it. She will know this after she reads this post, but I felt a tremendous peace, not just because I am hoping for the best, but because I know that everything is in the hands of the Lord and everything will be alright.

That peace right there ya’ll is one that I wished everyone would experience because it is something I cannot explain. What have you been struggling on? is it school? job? relationship issue? or something that is going on in your life? I don’t know what it might be but trust me when I tell you that even if the outcome is bad you will look back on this, and laugh at it later on because you will see that you are still alive.

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It doesn’t matter what happens as long as you live through it, believe that God will take you out of it, and you will be victorious because the devil will not be able to touch you. It is at those times where you need to be silent, trust God, and watch him work as long as you have faith! With faith you can move mountains, make the ocean quiet, and even make the sun move because when you believe that God is the almighty and has everything in his power then that is when he shows you all his glory.

I honestly cannot wait to see what God has in store for me this week! I want the time to pass by super quick because I feel good things coming, and when I say that this is my year I mean it! Also, keep an eye out for my e-book! It is crazy that I took this step and literally I am writing my heart out for this e-book, and I hope it will be a blessing to you all. Also, I have been doing a few covers for my YouTube, but I can’t find soundtracks so guess what? I will be doing acapella till I find a good soundtrack for a song that I would want to do. When i post one up I will upload it on to my blog so you all can check it out! 

Also, I did a poll on twitter and I saw that the Blogging Tips & Tricks got the majority of the votes. So I will keep doing a series of blogging for you all so stay tuned because more is coming your way! Again if you haven’t already go ahead and subscribe to my blog, follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and on Twitter. If you have content that you would love for me to check out please let me know, and I will do it. I pray you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 
Michele C. 

11 ways to improve for 2019

I have been thinking and talking to people that are so busy, but have no time in doing things. Last year went by so fast that I honestly did not feel the time at all! I want 2019 to be different and I am sure you want the same too! So here are 11 ways for you to improve for 2019, and also it will give you time to enjoy this year. 

1. Organize– Organization is key! I have seen that when I have everything very organized I get more energy to do stuff, and I am able to keep track on my time. Plus I find all of my things exactly where they belong instead of being thrown on the floor, or clothes on the chair.

2. Clean– When you clean you see everything that you have lost! Get into the habit of cleaning your home more, and put some music to boost up your mood. Also, you hardly even get sick in a clean home so it is a total win for you.

3. Light– Bring in some sunlight to your life! Make sure the curtains are wide open when it is daytime because if you have it closed it only makes you want to go to sleep. The more sunlight you get the more energy you would also obtain. 

4. Finance– I know we all love to splurge but have you thought of just keeping it simple? Try to do some diys instead of wasting so much money on things you do not need. Learn how to start saving up so you can have enough if you want to go on a vacation this year. Spend wisely! 

5. Health– Get your exercise on and start eating healthy! Start by doing baby steps this whole month, and watch yourself getting better at it in the next coming months. Do not give up and work on your goal! 

6. Faith– This is important because it keeps you moving throughout the year. No matter how things go have faith that everything will come to pass. When I am in a difficult situation, I start to think of myself a week from that day, and I laugh because I know that I will be okay. 

7. Friends– Ha! Pick your friends wisely!!! If you have a feeling in your gut that they are not the ones to be in your circle then cut them off completely. You are doing this for yourself because remember who you hang around with not only reflects who you are, but also how you do and feel. 

8. Learn– Try to learn something new this year and stick to it! Remember that everything takes time, patience, and love at what you will be learning. So take this year to get on track and heck learn an instrument or even a new language! That is exactly what I started doing!

9. Don’t be afraid– This year DO YOU! This year is YOUR YEAR! Make sure you make the best of it, and don’t let peoples opinions get to you. If you want to do something then JUST DO IT! I just sounded like the Nike logo lol! 

10. Planner– Keep a planner with you at all times and get ahead of your game. The more you plan things then the more you will be able to accomplish your own goal. Remember to put the date as to when you want to achieve your goal too so it can give you motivation!

11. Relax– This year try to relax in every way possible! Sure you might have to go to work or even to school, but you need to have peace in it all. Take some time away, turn off social media, go MIA for a few days, and concentrate on YOU! This totally helps because I do it too! You even get back new energy to accomplish each task you set your mind to. 

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This is all I have today! What do you wish to accomplish this year? Whatever it is you do I hope you get to your goal!!! Remember the only person stopping you is…YOU so go ahead and do you boo! 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

Michele C.

Winter Vacation

Winter vacation has started and my love for writing has increased. I am planning to do 3 posts every day starting…today lol! Each one will go up on a different hour so you guys can have time reading previous posts. Today I want to talk about children, and a few ideas to keep them entertained now that they will be home. 

I know that every kid loves to play video games, or be stuck on their IPad. When I was small there was no such thing as an IPad or an XBox. You should really try to use this winter vacation to get them active, and not letting them be stuck to a screen 24/7. These are some of the things that you should try to do with the kids.

1. Make them draw their favorite cartoon. 

2. Take them outside to play for a while.

3. Teach them how to bake brownies or their favorite treat. 

4. Show them how to play an instrument. 

5. Do some DIY projects. 

6. Do karaoke with them.

7. Play a board game with them.

8. If you are Latino get the kids to play Loteria! 

9. Learn how to make art latte with your kids. 

10. Go old school and play with clay!

11. Make a drawing competition with them. 

12. Start a winter tradition. 

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As you can see there are so many things that kids can do without being stuck on the internet. Now a days, there is so much bullying as well as bad influences online that will make them trigger, and change the way they are. During this winter vacation, try to keep them occupied with giving them time, and do not let them be alone for one second. If you already have things to do with your children go ahead and share them with me. I would love to know the traditions that you have during winter vacation with your kids. I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

Michele C.

Hyped

Hey ya’ll!!! You know that moment when everything just falls into place? Yeah…that is so me! Honestly, these past few months have been incredible full of blessings, and endless smiles. It is kinda crazy how God works, and gives you what you need in due time. Alright so today, I am so happy to introduce you all to my other half, my very best friend, my soulmate, and my boyfriend Carlos! He has started his weight loss journey a few months ago, and he has dropped weight so fast! If you want to get to know his story, or you want to see how he did it please go ahead and check out his website which is: solarctraining.wordpress.com you will not regret it!

I am so incredibly proud of him and his brand-new achievements that he has accomplished in such little time. In addition, we both are finally done with one of the two classes that we both were taking at the university. We took a class at the Shedd Aquarium which we loved so much! I am honestly going to miss it because from all of the classes we have ever took, this one was the one we enjoyed the most! I am incredibly blessed for the brand new experiences at the Shedd, for making new friends, for having brand new professional connections, and having a one to one with nature.

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If you go to a university and see the class named “Fresh Water Ecology at the Shedd Aquarium” TAKE IT! You will NOT regret it trust me on this one. Some of the things that I am looking forward as this month is about to be finished is having time to get more organized. I have so many things to do and now I am also admin to another incredible group (which I will later talk about), and there is just so much going on that I am so hyped.

There are so many projects waiting to be done, so many life-time goals waiting to be accomplished (oh yes I said life-time just wait), and besides this I am preparing an extra mega surprise which will not yet be said lol! However, one thing for sure though is that I am counting down for the first week of November to get the practice dates going for my group. I will make sure everything goes to perfection and I know that my team will do an amazing job like always.

This Wednesday I will be writing about a product that I fell in love with, and made me throw so many products away making me stick to this particular brand. You need to wait and see for this post that will change your life lol! I hope you all had an amazing weekend filled with adventure like I did! May you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at.

Peace. Love. God bless.

Michele C

All about YOU!

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Alright I am back!!! Hey everyone what’s up?! It has been a while I haven’t had the chance to sit down, and actually write my heart away. Today I want to talk about how to free yourself from negativity by just mediating, and focusing on you without giving to much importance on things that do not matter. By that I mean family problems, friendship problems, school problems, work problems, and the list just goes on! Have you ever thought of just having your own time, and going MIA on everything and everyone? Let me tell you that I am an expert on that and today I will show you how to do just that!  Continue reading All about YOU!

As you grow up

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As you grow up, you will see that your past dreams will not be what you want later on. 

As you grow up, you will see that people that you thought would be there for you will not.

As you grow up, you will encounter a lot of things that at one point one of those things will make you give up.

As you grow up, you will see that a certain college degree does not define you at all. 

As you grow up, you will see that living is something that you should do without being stressed. 

As you grow up, you will see that money is nothing but adventure is everything. 

As you grow up, you will see that you are in this world temporarily and you need to live as if it was your last day on this earth.

As you grow up, you will start to appreciate things a little more and see that breathing is a gift anyone would want to have. 

As you grow up, you will see that there are times that you will win and lose. 

As you grow up, you will see that you will be a little bit more wiser from the things you encounter, and from what you know you can give advice to others. 

As you grow up, you will see that taking care of your soul is one of the best things you could ever do.

As you grow up, you will start to appreciate your parents because they are the ones who brought you into this world.

As you grow up, you will see that your sibling is actually your best friend that no one can replace. 

As you grow up, you will see that life is too short! So smile, laugh, eat, explore, and do much more! 

As you grow up, you will see that you will go through heart aches but that does not mean it is the end of your life. 

As you grow up, you will figure out that the person you want to be, others are not willing to accept but that is okay.

As you grow up, you will learn that nothing feels better then forgiving the person that did you the most harm. 

Want to know something? Yes, you will get your heart broken but you will break hearts too. You will go through things that no one will be able to understand because they will either judge you or laugh at you. There will be times where you just want to vent and that is okay. There are times where you will feel trapped inside a cage because you know you have so much to offer, but you just do not know where to start. There will be times where you will lose yourself and end up depressed leading into anxiety because you do not want to mess up later on. Life is not perfect I get it because I have been there and still in the path of healing but that is okay. It’s okay to cry, its okay to get mad, its okay to vent, but if you do not trust anyone then write everything down. If you are like me that you just cry it out alone at night THAT IS OKAY! People will not understand you even if you vent you know there is still much more inside you need to get out. Some people lose themselves in the process but try not to do that because it will harm you more. People tend to lose themselves due to a career, family problems, or different types of issues that no one will know. My advice? Don’t let an ex, career, family, friends, teachers, or whatever it is define you because at the end you are the best version of you. We all have different timelines so don’t you ever feel that you are “behind” because chances are you are way ahead than you might think you are. You are loved, you are smart, and you are unique! Keep going and don’t stop it is not easy but if I can do it then so can you. 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Trust in the Lord, find peace, and once you do that you will see that everything will be okay.  Always pray, believe, and know that everything has a timing and the timing of God is perfect. What works for me is that I talk to God as if no one is around because the Lord understands me, and I find peace within Jesus. Always remember that the only one who loves you so much is the one that died at the cross for you and there is no other love than the love of God. If this has spoken to you in any way I am glad it did, and never forget you are not alone. We are in this together but with God we are more than we can ever dreamed of. The moment you breathe, once you wake up, it is just another chance for you to live so smile and fight the battle that is within you. I love you all so much and if you need someone to talk to do not hesitate in contacting me because I am just one click away. God bless! 

xoxo-Mishipcm

Devotional Time

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The past few weeks I have been doing my own devotional time, and man did it hit my soul because it’s that moment when you know God is really hearing you. What does God mean to me? Well……………….

God…the all powerful.

God…the all knowing.

God…my first Love. 

God…my life support.

God…my main guide. 

God…the right path.

God…the one I worship.

If I keep going by what God means to me I will never finish! You know? It amazes me each day on what God has planned for me. He always talks to me in one way or another, and the Lord never leaves my side. It is outstanding that God sees me as an instrument that can be used even though at times I might feel worthless. It is amazing how God picks me up when I am feeling down, and it amazes me on how I can talk to him as if he was my best friend. When I pray I just praise God I never ask for anything because the Lord already knows my needs. At times, when I feel down something unexpected happens in my life that leaves me in tears….happy tears. When you least expect it God always comes knocking at your door, but it is up to you if you can really hear that angelical voice. Weeks ago, I have seen that when I sing I can feel the Lord through me with every note, and this only happens when I sing songs that please him. It is crazy to think how God can use someone to big and greater things that no one can ever imagine.

God…my doctor.

God…my refuge.

God…my father.

God…my music.

God…my ruler. 

God…my listener.

God…my voice.

There are times when I know I won’t be able to continue my day, but something happens that fixes everything. It is at that moment when I feel someone hugging me and I can’t help but look up and say “Alright homeboy I know it is you and no one else but you for which today and forever I praise you…thank you God!” There is one bible verse in the bible in which is my favorite verse and my grandma would always recite it:

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3

I do not know what you might be going through, I honestly do not know, but I can reassure you that God is watching over you. We all go through tough times but is that moment when you need to think who really is in control of your life. You might be going through a divorce, tough time at school, stress, fights, sickness, confusion, scared because you do not know where this life is taking you, a loss of a loved one, and much more and if you are I want you to say this prayer at this very moment:

Dear God, Here I am and I come to you with a heart that is really troubled. I feel like I am fading away slowly, but it is now that I want you to hold me. You see, I have no idea how to talk to you because I am just so little or at least that is how I feel. I would like for you to cure me on the inside-out. I don’t know how to fight darkness and let your light come right through me. I am going through things that only you know, but I declare that you take away anything that is bothering me out of my life. Heal me, hear me, show me, guide me, help me, and most of all please do not let me go. Better days are yet to come because I believe in your word, and I believe that you will always be by my side. Thank you because I know there is a miracle coming my way, and I will forever strongly believe in it. Fix whatever needs to be fixed in me, and let me walk with you from now on. Help me rest tonight in your grace and in the confidence that you are nearby. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

If you said this prayer rest for sure that God has you in his hands, and will never let you go. Leave everything in the hands of the Lord for he knows you better than anyone in this world. You are here for a reason so do not ever give up because brighter days are yet to come if you only believe. God bless you all and have a great weekend. 

xoxo-Mishipcm

Talent Show/Cover/Updates

Image result for musicHey everyone!!! Alright so I am super excited to announce that I got in a talent show at my school!!! For so many of you that do not know me I love music….okay love is an understatement lol! Since I was little, my parents made me get into music by buying me my first piano, tambourine, and a karaoke with two microphones. As time passed by, I started writing songs and saving up to get my own equipment. Later on, someone who believed in my talent (BETO!!!) that is my choir director at church, and he showed me that my talent could take me very far. Since I am in the medical field, it is hard at times for me to practice what I love to do the most. However, that does not stop me from singing all day everyday. Today I want to share with you all a cover that I made in Spanish in which I had so much fun doing because it is from one of my favorite singer. Click on the link to see it and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to Subscribe! 

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I will be putting up covers in English as soon as I get better from my cold which should be this week! This whole week and last week I have been super sick because the change of climate is crazy! One day its snowing, the next is Spring, the next is summer, and later on its snowing all over again. It totally sucks! What sucks even more is that the talent show is next week which means I have only today, tomorrow, and Monday to get better because I need to practice! So you will be hearing from me on YouTube in a matter of days lol! I am planning to go live on Instagram, Twitter, and on Facebook when the talent show starts so if you would like to see me perform live follow me. You can find me as MishiPcm on all of my social media, and if you do not get the chance to see it live I will upload it on Youtube for all of you to see.

This past week was a crazy one because it was my Spring Break, and instead of relaxing I was sick forgetting that I had to study for an exam. It was that type of week where you just want to be left alone, and want to have your time. I haven’t even been on Instagram (I am there quite often) but I just really wanted to get away from it for a moment. One thing that I am happy is that I finally upgraded my phone lol! I had to save up for it because the other one that I had was a super old one. Now I am trying to buy a fitbit because I am going to the gym more often! I am so excited because usually when you start to change your life in one way or another it ALWAYS shows! I would like to know what you guys have been up to, and let me know what changes you have made in this past week!! Love you all and I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!! 

xoxo- Mishipcm