Why I Haven’t Posted Lately…

So in all honesty I kind of lost my momentum with my blog.

I had so many things planned and then like everyone else me and my family have been affected by the current virus circulating the globe.

That means what little money I had coming my way was used for more important things that was needed for security, not boosting my blog.

I could still very well promote my blog by posting on it as well as posting on other social media platforms. I just don’t really feel like I have the time with everyone home and a busy 10 month old everything has fallen off course.

I have also lost my momentum in building a YouTube. I still really want to I’m just scared to and I don’t really know what I want to do as a “niche”. With everyone home I have more eyes on me and I’d feel more comfortable without those staring eyes.

I did start gardening though and I’m trying to have more of a bond with my husband since he’s home from work more.f

How about you guys? How’s life in captivity and confinement going for you?

Don’t Let Your Fear Create Internal Hysteria And Paranoia

This quote is befitting to what is going on around the world today.

There are so many people who are so fearful of the outcome of the COVID-19 virus that they are buying up all products in the stores which is creating rationing.

There are some people that are so scared this epidemic will be so bad that people will get desperate. This doesn’t sound very bad but with desperation comes desperate measures. With food and necessity items being rationed in stores some low income people may end up doing illegal things towards other innocent people like robbing them to survive. Many people are showing signs of paranoia with this by buying out fire arms stores and stocking up on ammunition for firearms to protect themselves.

Because people are fearful of this virus it is making people act extremely irrational and causing social issues for everyone.

Word to the wise, this is a time where we must help each other and lend a helping hand even if it is from a distance. We should not be rioting for toilet paper or making this situation harder for others and ourselves to survive.

We must not give in to our fears.

I pray everyone stays safe, have good health, and have the proper necessities to last until the scare is over.

Love to all,

Ricky

What To Do During Coronavirus Isolation

On a more positive note, I know everyone will be stuck in their houses all over the world so I thought that it’d be a good idea to share some activities that may help while being stuck at home. The hope of this list is to combat depression, cabin fever, hysteria, and paranoia.

I am well aware that these feelings may occur regardless of the situation but it never hurts to get your mind off of the negative and apply your mind to more positive thinking. So with the help of some of my fellow bloggers I have come up with a list of things to do to help the isolation days pass by a little faster.

  1. Start your New Years Resolutions
  2. Meditate
  3. Exercise with your kids
  4. Play board games
  5. Watch movies
  6. Read
  7. Learn to garden
  8. Spring clean your house
  9. Try new recipes for your meals
  10. Start a personal blog
  11. Start a YouTube/ Blogging channel
  12. Practice drawing
  13. Take up a new hobby
  14. Organize your closet
  15. Try Yoga
  16. Small doses of social media
  17. Have an at home spa day
  18. Getting close to God during family bonding (for any religion/beliefs)
  19. Getting closer to yourself spiritually
  20. Catch up on household chores
  21. Call your loved ones
  22. 1 on 1 time with your spouse
  23. Reminisce on old photos
  24. Enjoy your porch/balcony and backyard more
  25. Reminisce on old times

For now that’s all that I can think of. If you have anymore ideas that could be added please comment down below. If any of these helped or didn’t help you let’s talk about it.

*Special Thanks*

I had help coming up with ideas and inspiration from some bloggers in my little online family so please go visit their Blogs as well and show them some love.

Tell them Ricky sent you!

Pvcann

Temi Michael-O

SnapDragonX

Elliejay

Thinking Scripture

The End Of Days?

Not to get super biblical but the world today reminds me of Revelations. The corona virus turning into a plague, war, ignorance, lust, all sorts of stuff.(I’m not huge on the Bible I’m just talking about what I remember and comparing it to resent events)

From what I know Revelations was about the beginning of the end of civilization before God wipes the land clean with rain that lasted 40 days and 40 nights (I may be wrong and that may be two different stories). At some point as a child I was also told that when God decides he’s had enough he will once more wash the land clean but not in any way he’d done before.

I think, from a biblical stand point if you are religious, that maybe he’d wipe out people with a literal plague that rocks the whole world…kinda like how the corona virus could potentially do. It makes me wonder where science and religion have a happy medium. Some say they don’t.

I think they do because in every religion there’s talks about how the world was made and how people came to be here…just like science. There are even biblical events that can be proven by science you just have to know where to look.

So how will this scientifical world of our’s match up to Revelations? This is a question that may never be answered sadly…and yet I still wonder.

Is this the end of the world as we know it and the rebirth of a new world? Is it happening right under our noses and we don’t even realize it?

Help On a List

With all the negativity going on with this pandemic and most of the world being in self isolation, I think it’s time to find a light in this dark time.

So I have been reading quite a few of others blogs. Some are really scared and paranoid others are very nonchalant. Either way most of us are going to have to distance ourselves or go through self isolation.

So I think what I am going to do is come up with a list of positive, productive things that can be done at home or by oneself.

So if anyone has any suggestions it would be great if you could share them so that I can put together a list that caters to everyone. Who knows it might even help someone who is feeling depressed and alone with all that is going on in the world right now.

Life on Lockdown

When I say life on lockdown I do mean that very deliberately. I know that there are many other countries in a worse state of lockdown then the US but I feel as though it will be Very soon that we are on total lockdown. As in no one in or out of their homes for a month.

I am aware that in Italy and most parts of Asia this is how they have to live. It makes me wonder if they had toilet paper hysteria over there as well.

I live in the midwest where a couple days ago we didn’t have any COVID-19 cases…until we did. Within a matter of days people were dying and the shelves were cleared. ALL the schools and daycares are shut down. Most Jobs have been shut down. We will most likely have a recession this year as well.

The news said this could last until august, students might not graduate in may, this may be a BIO attack, all sorts of things.

There are the paranoidvand hysterical that believe all the hype. There are the unbothered individuals who live without precautions. Then there are the few like myself, where as I am aware of the risk but I also know PPE and how to protect myself.

I am in the middle really. I am worried but not hysterical in how I act in my ADL’s yet I am not scared to go ahead and shop like a normal person or enjoy life while the whole country is on lockdown.

What’s going on where you live right now?

How are you handling COVID-19?

I’m Over It

Hi I’m Ricky and I’m a 21yo stuck just being alive and present but not living, and I don’t know how to move forward in my life.

I’m frustrated and I’m not happy where I am right now in life. I’m trying to be though…

There are so many things that are not going how I would like them to go. Not to sound like a spoiled brat just because things aren’t going my way, but it sucks. Don’t get me wrong I am so blessed to be a SAHM for so many reasons but there are basic things that I wish I had back for myself and it’s like the world is intentionally working against me and I don’t really know how to move forward.

Just to name a few things that are currently bothering me…my car is down because of an unforeseen issue (I don’t really drive my car or go anywhere but it won’t turn on). I feel like a stranded duck that’s stuck.

I rely fully on my husbands income (I DO NOT like to ask for money or depend on anyone, I like having my own financial backup).

I don’t want to be where I’m living…There can’t be two kings and queens under one castle, it just doesn’t work. That’s all I’m going to say about this for a multitude of reasons.

I think the most major thing that’s been bothering me is that I gave myself away. I completely gave up who I was for people that I love and I am trying to be a more mature and happy person but it all comes back to the same stuff. I would, for once in my life, just like to be myself without anyone else’s input.

YES…I am complaining.

NO…I can’t really do anything about my situation right now.

YES…I realize there are individuals who are in a worse situation in life then myself.

Seeing A Deceased Loved One In Your Dreams

Have you ever dreamed of someone right after they passed away and wondered if they were trying to talk to you, Give you a message, Or if it was really them or…something else?

For me, every time I lost a loved one I seemed to dream of them the night they passed away. Sometimes I’d think they were trying to tell me something, other times their image was altered and distorted and I felt like maybe something else, supernatural, was taking on their appearances.

I still have these dreams at least once a month about someone who I loved or was once close to. Sometimes they are confusing, other times they are clear and nostalgic. Then there have been times where I literally have a nightmare that’s so terrifying I get anxiety attacks.

I don’t know whether they are speaking to me or if I’m just dreaming of them because I miss them or was thinking about them the day before.

I don’t know If some other worldly thing is just putting on a fake appearance to trick me (I’m extremely superstitious).

I wish I knew though…

Have you ever dreamed of someone who has passed away?

What kind of dream was it?

If you Fail, You Can Begin Again

Many people have the fear of failing so they don’t even try. But in my years of modeling and school I have learned that if you don’t try and fail you will never succeed, unless by shear dumb luck.

Most people see new endeavors as intimidating, and who wouldn’t when you don’t know if that outcome is good or bad. The negative part about this is that people only see that they can potentially fail so why try anyways?

I myself have this super fear of failure.

But I am trying to change that in myself and maybe influence others to change that negative way of thinking as well.

Instead of seeing the glass half empty why not see it half full? Instead of worrying about failing before you’ve even started why not just start and see where that takes you? Life is always going to be about trial and error no matter what your doing.

But I’m going to look at failing as a positive now. If I fail I can learn from my mistakes and become better, I will gain more wisdom about life, and if I fail I can try again and do it better this time.

If I don’t fail how can I improve upon myself and what I want to do in life?

Sometimes failing means starting over in life, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you don’t let it.

Just a word of positivity from me to you.

Update On Ricky Talks

Long story short my baby girl just turned nine months and we had four different appointments on four different days. I had important family matters that I had to attend to away fro home so I did not have my laptop to upload. Needless to say it was a extremely busy and mentally exhausting week for me, my husband, and my little one.

But the show must go on!

I will try to pick up my speed and catch up on other blogs and the Community as well as get back to my posts and Quote of the day series.

Until next time,

Ricky.