Punta Cana: How I Prepared to Travel Alone, Where I Stayed, and What I Did

After my trip to South Beach Miami in February 2017 for my 40th birthday, I caught the “travel bug” and I knew instantly that this was the first of many vacations I planned to take. Being a school counselor, I’m lucky enough to have the summers off and after talking with a coworker who traveled to the Dominican Republic alone the previous summer, I felt that this would be a great destination for not only my first solo trip but also for my first international trip.

Punta Cana

Once I decided that Punta Cana was going to happen I immediately began to research places to stay. With the options being endless, I of course turned to Facebook to ask for recommendations. I received very little suggestions and when researching them, I didn’t feel 100% about whether or not they […]

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Suddenly Single: Brokenhearted

Just like any new chapter in life, there are phases. If you read my first post for The Suddenly Single Chronicles then you may be aware that I was inspired to write about my dating and relationship experiences. Heartbreak is probably the hardest phase to get over, at least for me it is. What I can’t understand is, how do you get over a relationship that never really was a relationship? Then I realized, it’s not the ending of this non-relationship that has me feeling brokenhearted, it’s the man that I grew an emotional attachment to that has me feeling this way.

Brokenhearted

It’s amazing how hearing a song play on the radio can bring you to tears. No matter how many times you tell yourself you are going to be okay, you can never seem to get over the feeling of being brokenhearted. You might hit the gym, go to church, bury yourself into your work, or even try and meet someone else but that ache you feel is still there at the end of the day. You know there is a silver lining, but[…]

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The Suddenly Single Chronicles

Even though my blog isn’t that old, it was time that I re-vamped things a little. When I decided to start blogging, I wanted to journalize (I know that’s not a word) my life. I wanted to be able to talk about what I wanted to talk about. Then I decided to focus on making printables. But I have a story to tell. That is the story of being a single mom in the dating game. So I decided to launch The Suddenly Single Chronicles.

suddenly single chronicles

I love that picture! Yes that’s me looking cute with an orchid in my hair. A few weeks ago, February 3rd 2017 to be exact, I went to South Beach Miami, Florida to celebrate my 40th, yes 40th birthday. I had the time of my life! Now, there are a lot of things you see in that picture but one thing not pictured is the “man” that treated me to this most wondrous birthday getaway. The same man who once we returned asked me to keep the pictures of us “close to my heart”. In other words, keep them off social media. I had people asking me if I went to Miami alone. This got me to thinking, how did I get to this point? How did I fall for a man that, to quote Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, won’t “PROFESS” his love […]

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How to Track Your Finances

A few months ago, I wrote a post on how to keep track your finances. You can read that post here. The free download in this post is great! I use it myself and I have advised others in how to use it. While using it, I realized there were some minor adjustments that would make this document even more[…]

Monthly Finance Calendar

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The Holiday Shopping List that You Can’t Live Without

It’s that time of year again! The holiday shopping season is upon us. Almost everyday a new Black Friday ad or circular shows up in my mailbox along with a ton of emails and app notifications. As I look at all the cool things that will be on sale, I’m thinking about the gifts I have to buy for family, friends, and co-workers but I haven’t been writing down any of these great gift ideas. What better way to plan your gift shopping than with this perfect Holiday Gift Shopping List.

Holiday Gift Shopping List

I love this easy to use list! I even added a box where you can add your budget and the total amount spent that way you can see if you spent more than you planned or have a little left over to buy yourself […]

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