Lately? I’ve been very unhappy with where I am. Not only professionally, but personally too. I love my daughter, don’t ever doubt that. By personally, I mean that I am a 41 year old single woman. It has been 10 years since my daughters father and I separated. I honestly never thought I’d still be single this long. With that said, while I would love to meet a man who would make me happy and share most of my same interests, I know that I don’t need a man. I feel that here in Delaware, I’m not going to be able to find what I’m looking for. However, I will admit that this is most likely because I depend on my friends for entertainment. I need to get out there and join in with other groups that share my interests.

But, I digress. One day, on a Thursday, starting a weekend that my girl was with her father, I pulled down my suitcase and put it on my bed. I was going to pack that bag, put it in my car and go. To where? I have no clue. I was going to drive until I was tired of driving and then drive some more. I wanted to get away from it all. My home, my job, my family and friends. After everything that life has tossed me, didn’t I deserve to do what I wanted and damn everything else? People do it all the time. Why couldn’t I? And was I more like my dad than I thought I was? Did I have a restless spirit and it finally came forward?

I then sat down and stared at this suitcase and wondered what it really represented to me. Why am I so restless? Why did I want out of my life so much? So, I looked up the definition of restless at dictionary.com. The best one of the five that suited me? The second one: “unquiet or uneasy, as a person, the mind, or the heart.”

I looked up Midlife Crisis on WebMD and here is what they say about it: “What’s a midlife crisis? It’s the stuff of jokes and stereotypes — the time in life when you do outrageous, impractical things like quit a job impulsively, buy a red sports car, or dump your spouse.”

Well, I didn’t quit my job impulsively, but, I did go out and buy a new car. So, I look at that suitcase… Contemplating… Wondering which one fits me the most. I look at my life as a snapshot. I’m divorced, my daughter is going to go to school by her father’s because it’s a better school district. She wants to move to California when she graduates High School. That is only five years from now. I hear all her dreams and what she wants to do and it hits me. I’m not restless. I’m not having a midlife crisis. I put my life on hold when I met my boyfriend, later to be my husband and then the father of my daughter. I wanted to travel. I had wanted to move out of Delaware when I was younger. I was adamant I was going to move out of the state and be happy somewhere else. But I didn’t. I stayed and put my life on hold. Obviously I didn’t know my life was on hold. I thought I had everything I needed. The feelings I’ve been having? I feel as though I’m in limbo. Can’t move from one thing to the next until I have a firm grasp of where I want to go.

I am 41 years old. It is not too late for me. I can make changes now to make myself happy. I don’t want out of my life. I love my daughter. I love my family and my friends. But, I’ve been in the same place because I don’t want to rock the boat. The boat being my family and friends. I didn’t want to flip over because I was afraid of what was on the other side. Well, if I want to get myself out of Limbo, I need to flip that boat and know that regardless of what is on the other side?

My family and friends will always be there. I need to go where the flow takes me. Whether that be owning my own business staying here in DE, so I have the flexibility in life that I am desperately seeking. Or if it takes me to another state with another company who values their employees. Knowing that the employees are what make the company stand.

I’m a mom and I’m unhappy with my life. There is nothing to be ashamed of with that statement. I recognize it and it’s time to act accordingly. I’m not depressed, I’m not restless and I’m not going through a midlife crisis. I just realized that it’s my time and while I’ve been on hold, I see that everyone else around me is moving forward, happy with their lot in life. Why shouldn’t I be happy in my own life?

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myCharge Review and Giveaway

by Jacqui on January 25, 2014

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I’m addicted to my iPhone.  It’s like an extension of my hand.  I use it at work, in the car, in the store and yes, at times, in a restaurant.  I know I’m not the only one out there that is like this!  Right?  As a result of this, my phone battery is low before the end of the day.  I have a USB charger in my car of course, but, that’s not exactly useful when you are in a store.  This is where myCharge comes in.  I was sent a myCharge Summit 3000 to review and was pretty impressed with it.  I wanted to test the battery after its arrival.  It was at 50% when it got to me.  Two weeks later? It was still at 50%.  I was very surprised at this.

When you plug it in to start charging, the voice volume is kind of loud.  But, it tells you what you are doing.  When you plug it in to start the charging process, it says “Power On.  Power Bank Charging”.  You can also charge it in by plugging it into the USB port of your computer.  From the myCharge site:

The myCharge® Summit 3000 is a rechargeable 3000mAh battery pack that will charge the average smartphone 2 times, and even charges iPad and other tablets.  iPhone 5 owners, use the USB port and your cable to get charged!

It does not come with the cable for the iPhone5/iPad Mini. You will need to use your own cable in the USB port on the myCharge device.  When I charged my iPad Mini, it was at 10% and it made it to 42% charged before the Summit 3000 was no longer charged itself.  This was from a fully charged status.  I still had applications running on the iPad that I hadn’t closed out yet.  I’m assuming that is the reason it didn’t fully charge.  Just because, like my iPhone, I love using my iPad all the time.  The cables on the myCharge include one that can be used for your Kindle or other Android devices.  It also has the connection for the older generation iPhones and iPods.

myCharge has generously offered one of my readers within the Continental USA a changes to win one of these for themselves :).  This charger retails as $59.95. You can enter by using Rafflecopter below.

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House of Doolittle Businuess Supplies Review

January 25, 2014

Business Professionals seem to have the busiest schedules.  They run too and from meetings, appointments with clients that they need to get to and interviews.  House of Doolittle offers a great Business Planner that makes a dreaded work week a little easier to start.  Administrative Assistants will find it easy to keep up with their […]

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Set the Record Straight With a DNA Test

January 17, 2014

A DNA test can help confirm the father or mother of a child. Innovative testing techniques can now eliminate any disputes. Here are some situations where a test can help set the record straight. Multiple partners In today’s society some women and men choose to have relationships with more than one person at the same […]

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My Goals for 2014

January 1, 2014

  Yes, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to renew and refresh. Let go of the past and look forward to the future. My goals for 2014 are: – More quality time with my daughter. – More time with my family and friends. – Remain debt free! I just paid off my credit […]

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Modnique Review

November 26, 2013

Please note that I was compensated with product from Modnique to review. However, as always, Reviews are mine alone and as honest as I can be. Recently, I’ve been on a huge watch kick. I love them! I’ve purchased a few and my daughter got me one for my birthday a few weeks ago :). […]

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Medline Review

November 23, 2013

Have you been in the position of having a medical procedure done and you weren’t able to take a full bath? Outpatient procedure and such? I was recently sent promotional items from the Medline product line through shoplet.com. They sent me the Flushable Personal Cleansing Cloths, the Hydrating Cleansing Foam, Nourishing Skin Cream and Hydraguard […]

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Key of Fate Movie – Kickstarter Funding

November 23, 2013

I love movies!  They are one of my favorite things to do when I actually have a little downtime.  Fantasy and Sci-Fi movies rank up there as the best to watch.  Movies of the future?  Even better! Key of Fate is a Production Company who is in the process of raising funds to get their […]

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Dear Daughter. I love you.

October 4, 2013

Dearest Daughter, you may not know this, and you may not always feel it.  But, I do love you.  When you were a baby and I sang “You are my Sunshine” to you while nursing or just cuddling, they were not words to me.  That was and is how I felt and feel.  Watching you […]

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Bullying. It is NOT ok. Consequences are severe

September 30, 2013

My daughter was being bullied.  In one of the typical “Mean Girl” mentalities, another young girl sent her text messages.  Calling her a B*$%& and a SL*$.  Really?  They are in the 7th grade.  I’m not naive enough that I don’t know other kids are sexually active, however, if you know my daughter, they know, […]

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