Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dear Despondency ....Job search comes to a hault!!!Credit Report

Dear blog/diary,

Today is proving to be super unproductive. I have pulled my credit score on and to be 100% honest although I am not surprised by the results I am soooo upset mostly with myself . My outstanding debt ladies and gentlemen attributed to an 4month unemployment stint after being laid off 6 months after graduation in 2008. Then starting to temp for an agency that clearly believes its not cruel and unusual punishment to charge clients(my employer) 29.00/hr for my work and pay me 16.00/hr wages. Grand! Unable to pay rent,and the monthly installments on my private loans they are reported on my credit report the grand total $69,559.00 pardon my French, but what the F*c#!. No shoes, cars and irresponsible spending insight purely debt for an investment in myself. WOMP WOMP WOMP. For every highschool student who may see this it is imperative for your to be selective about your schooling and be on top of where you monies will come from to fund your time there. IMPERATIVE!!!Yes,yes I signed every promissory note and have all the copies of my idiocy recorded in a neat filing cabinet stashed and my families home. But the reality is I attended school for several reasons and one was to certainly increase my earning potential surely to surpass the 18 year old who chose not to attend any school after High School or GED. Merci beaucoup life!!!!!

I'm irritated / desperate for advice and assistance with paying down this debt so that I may continue to pursue my original plan which is to attend law school . Oh wait another conundrum am I confident that the investment of an additional $100,000 in law school student loans in the answer to my problems? UGHHHHH lol it isss I want and need to do this, I am secretly talking myself into a Suze Orman segment on the OWN . Am I the only fool going through this, fool maybe person no. There have to be more out there. Who's with me? Who wants to change this thing for the better.

As a matter of fact I think , I know that it is imperative that the liberal arts majors in the world shouldn't just switch to finance or the medical field just because. We still need poltical thinkers, analytics who have wide range of abilities and transferrable skillsets to adress the world's problems. Who's with me??????

Lastly, I found this really amazing site to assist with ideas on how to manage your young money if you have any (;-) it's called it really has many amazing tools to help you start to recognize the importance of making your money, what little you have, work for you now and down the road. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation Shut Down/Employees lose Income to bring in the New Year

On December 8, 2010 New York State Senators were charged with the responsiblity of passing legislation that would keep New York City Off Track Betting open for business generating upwards of 1 million dollars in handle ( profit) to be designated to state entities, help to cushion the NYS budget deficit.

The larger part of this story as , much like any news involving removing a business entity that employees nearly 1,000 employees is the fact that workers have been displaced, with very little in the way of support to transition into the job market.

As unfortunate as this has been I intend to be in contact with the political leadership responsible for this major FAIL!!!! and I certainly will find out how their respective offices plan to support their constitutents through this transisiton to job hunting.

For former Employees of NYCOTB/(anyone looking for job) Below are the links to few websites that may assist you in this process.

Job Resources

New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Claims Link-File for Unemployment Immediately

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Not so lazy Sunday Rant

So today is launch day . I have decided to make all efforts to get my business cards templated, color schemes narrowed down and make the necessary steps to implement a five step plan to launching one of my business ventures for the fall of 2010.

It seems that I have been chosen as the go to gal for random bits of information. I've been known to help with those close friends and family members who need a bit of help organizing some personal errands that often require extra time. Small household filing projects, to finding out information about grants bunch of stuff..... So sometimes I get a bit of a thank you fee and I realized why not let people know that I can and will help them with their projects. Let me assist you with yo situationsss!!!! lol So personal concierge services launching next Monday web page soon to be up and running. EXCITED!!!!!

Follow me on twitter : @Bella_Concierge serving the Brooklyn, NY area.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lost 28 lbs and gained the majority of it back!!!!!!

So it has been a while since I have posted a piece on this here blog. But the truth is I have been enjoying my summer 2010. Thank GOD from 25th Birthday shenanigans to family gatherings, I have been super busy dancing and EATING.... :(

I was able to lose 28lbs. without a gym membership but through simply eliminating carbs for six days of the week and consuming only natural sugars via fruits and vegetables in super moderation. I also had half of a grapefruit after every meal, even a snack. Then I would walk to Union square or to Brooklyn from Midtown Manhattan. lol the difficulty with remaining consistent came when I had to volunteer on a political campaign and got stuck for an additional 5 hrs a day behind a desk making phone calls. But that's alright lesson learned.

The reality is now I know I can do it and making excuses won't get me anywhere but 50 lbs. heavier. I have indulged for far too long and it is showing in more ways than one. It is September 5, 2010 and I will be on another challenge. 25 by the 25th of October.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hot Saturday in Brooklyn New York , East Flatbush

Its hot outside. Thank goodness for the slight breeze blowing ever so gently through my windows. But nevertheless its HAWT!!!

Getting ready to see Rafael Saadiq perform in Central Park at the Rumsey Playfield

Friday, March 19, 2010


okay guys Productive day . yipeee . I had such wonderful time today . It is absolutely gorgeous outside. I love it. ahhhhhhhh got caught up on some much needed filing, a nice lunch with my co-worker thanks for draggin me to Bryant park I enjoyed every second of it. Off to happy hour with my ex bf lol he's a great friend now. But yes happy hour then a bit of dancing. I'm so excited. yippee. alright Big apple not so bad.

Exercise update. started Shaun T's Insanity workout this morning. OMG I am soooo out of shape. But I am proud of me I hung in there and grunted my way through the entire fit test. whooo. I'll do a detailed post about all of that later on this weekend, but right now I must figure out what to do with this hair. .....must look excellent for the happy hour lol. Ciao!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


feeling blue-grayish. .... Not having a good day at all. Calgon take me away.

Friday, February 26, 2010


It's Snowing again...

Foodie Finds (not really but yea sometimes on a budget...)
Your girl enjoyed some great fresh "live not raw food" last night. The recipe courtesy of the yabbapot lady....I don't know her name but I subscribed to her channel on the ole youtubeski and found some yummy lovely recipes that may help me on my road to a cleaner eating lifestyle change. Royal seaweed salad. The salad was just divine!

I happened to have some of the ingredients in the pantry. What an amazing taste the flavors are complex but compliment one another very well. I bought a small container of sesame seed oil to flavor and what a treat it turned out to be.

Thank you YABBA!

Weather appreciation

Thanks to the snowstorm , I got to hang with a great college friend for the evening we caught up laughed alot and talked about weight and how we both want healthy happy lifestyles. GRRRREEEEAAAATT partners in change. And the best part is I noticed that I'm not as negative about my weight as I used to be (ahhhhhmazing).

Weekend plans


Monday, February 22, 2010

25th Bday Weight loss challenge. Lose 80 lbs by June 4th 2010

Goal is a healthy BMI of 23.2 can be a little less but certainly not more.
If I can maintain optimal health for the rest of my life barring any genetic maladies I can't myself detect, then I will be content and at peace with meee.

Health is Wealth and I won't be a statistic . No thank you Mr. Diabetes, take a hike Hypertension I'll pass. I will be healthy I will be the best me I can be at the very least I'm not wasting valuable shoe shopping dollars on meds for ailments I can prevent. No no i'm not forcing myself to be thin for pictures, weddings, blah blah blah . This is my gift to me . I most certainly must be in the best shape for me and prayerfully for my family I will be blessed with. (see post on vision board coming up soon)
Yes it all begins today with a liquid cleanse.

24 Hollywood juice diet time to cleanse some toxins and get the ol stomachayyyy prepared for a new routine .

I would love to start dancing again but I need to work my way up to the rigors of the advanced dance class after building some stamina and shedding some belly fat.

Okay so it's 10:42am -not feeling bad at all juice is pretty tasty and I'm sure I'll make it through the day with very minor difficulties. (keeping my fingers crossed).

I got this.!
Weight Progress:
Weight today:215lbs.
Goal weight : 135lbs.
Current BMI: 36.9
Goal BMI : 23.2

I plugged in my specific info into this websites: http://
handy BMI tracker and came up with my figures .

Friday, February 19, 2010

Taking the bull by the horns ....

I am so excited about this newfound sense of focuseI've been having for the past two weeks. Prayers being answered . Feeling reenergized and ready for the world.

I am writing this blogpost for accountability reasons and as a venting platform. I am a college graduate working at a JOB (Just Over Broke) and I won't let myself slip further into complacency. There is so much to be done. Elections to volunteer on . I have a zillion ideas floating around this brain and someone is going to listen. Okay they may not want to listen but, I will be sure to share anyway.

Today's agenda.
I. Revamp the blog(s)
II. Photograph seven subjects before the nights end.
III. Network at the wine and cheese this saturday (arghhhhh freakin outtt ..must find good topic of convo helpp!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Faith test........initiated lol


I'm not really sure who to be angry with. Probably myself and perhaps my massah's a little too. But the reality is i'm just consumed with a burning rage at this very point in time. Like a physical heat lol I think I may be sweating there goes my press. ... darn!

But yea so there's this heat of anxiety lighting my heart and limbs ablaze and I hope it calms itself soon. I'm wearing slate gray and we know how much of an armpit stain can be left when perspiration decides to cascade down at the most inopportune time.

Ah this place!!!!!! lol Its a long running PUNK'd episode and I can't seem to get Mr. Kutcher to come out and suprise me. COME ONNN it's almost not funny anymore.

arghhhyyyy write up write write up why don't we write the no smoking sign in an office space, . across your forhead. Or perhaps confidentiality with asterisks across there too. Or even better no you cannot tell the CFO to get the hell out of your office. AHHHHHHH maybe we can define hostile for the massah's as well. lol now my stomach is churning with disgust I may just hurl.

Worst part is I was sooooo looking forward to my Subway sandwich and nowww no appetite. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.