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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Adult Daily Living Skills: Ms. Duggan Practices Self-Care with Virtual Painting

 

(This a photo of a painting of a sunset with a large tree used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Ms. Duggan Practices Self-Care .)


With so much happening in our world, self-care is a major deal for me right now. Sometimes I think we forget that self-care is an Adult Daily Living Skill. If you take care of everything else and not yourself then what do you have?  Absolutely nothing! With social media sometimes, we think that self-care equals an expensive shopping trip or a spa day.

(This is a photo of a lady saying "Treat yo' self!")

However, self-care is essentially, what you make it. While a fancy shopping trip or spa day may be it for you something as simple as a day at the park or exercising can meet someone else’s requirements. I myself took a virtual painting class about two weeks ago with a group of students that I tutor on a Saturday afternoon. Honestly, after getting up early that morning to run some run errands so I could be ready for the class I was not looking forward to it. But once the painting began, I felt so calm, relaxed, and centered. I didn’t want it to end!

(This is a photo of a painting that I completed in a virtual painting class of a sunset with a large tree in the middle.)

A few tips I have for practicing self-care are to make it your own. Don’t feel the need to do what everyone else is doing. Create a schedule so that when life gets hectic you have already penciled yourself in. Lastly, try something new! While I have done a painting class before I had never done a virtual one and I actually enjoyed the virtual better! Do you have anything that you typically do for self-care? I want to know, so drop down in those comments and give me some new ideas! If you want to see how my virtual painting went be sure to click on the link below and don’t forget to subscribe!

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