Monday’s are for Coffee

Coffee and work

Starting off the week with coffee is honestly my happy place. Working in EMS, we sometimes rely on that need of caffeine. Not saying it’s a good thing, but it helps us make the shift more enjoyable. I start early so I need that little boost. Getting to work by 7 am is rough sometimes and then we don’t know when our day exactly ends just a rough estimate. So coffee tends to help.

Usually I will make my Green Tea or Breakfast Tea in the morning and by the time I get to work I try to find a coffee shop to go grab a coffee. This week though, I am going to try something a little different, a little healthier. I have a Keurig at home, copious amounts of coffee, creamer and little extras. Why have I been spending all my money at coffee shops? We usually go to Starbucks because there are tons of them in my area. I just recently looked at the calories and sugars in certain drinks and….oh boy I was shocked…🤯 some of the coffees that I drank had as much sugar as a soda!

With that realization I am going to be trying my hand at making my “fancy coffees” at home this week, as a test run. Then hopefully I can keep this up and when I feel like coffee I’ll continue to make it at home.

“May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.”

– Unknown

Happy Monday everyone! Stay safe, stay strong and have a positively good day! 💚

May 20th 2020

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

– Robert H. Schuller

February 24th 2020

Setbacks Don’t Mean To Just Give Up

Setbacks don’t mean you get to give up and stop trying. They happen sometimes and we have to push through, carefully and willfully. Since being here in my “A” school I have been going through my chaotic whirlwind. One of the things that help me clear my mind is working out. Well, I have micro tears in my Achilles tendon from some of the things we had to do here and it has been an annoying setback. Even though I can’t do the hardcore extreme workouts I would like to do, I don’t let it completely put me on my butt. I still manage to find ways to workout and also take care of myself so that I don’t injure myself further. I also have someone who gives me support and also tells me when I should take a rest day so that I can heal properly and quickly. Always remember to stay positive, there is always a silver lining to anything. Don’t let your mind get into an “I can’t do this” mindset. It will make things much harder for yourself, trust me I have been there. Keep your head up, your spirits high and your mindset positive. Don’t let a setback get in the way of your goal.

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.”     

– Alan Loy McGinnis