158 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

Day 158

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Temperature: High 38° / Low 24°

What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?
Productive. Not as jammed packed as yesterday, but it was pretty damn close...at least it felt like it. Let’s see...What did I do? Woke up, worked some, got our breakfast and lunches together, set up my checklist for all of the things I need to do for the business before my impending launches (AKA more work), hit the mall for a little Xmas shopping, visited my seamstress, worked out, did more work, ate dinner, and more work… yeah. It was a good amount going on today. But no stress.

How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

Today was about a 2 today for pain, but I was a little agitated throughout the day...Not quite the bubbly person I like to think that I am (or at least try to be). I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I was a little off. I’ll see how I am tomorrow and try to make a conscious decision to be more positive. Actually...now that I think about it, I was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster today. I can think of a couple really high points where I was bubbling over...and I had a couple weird wonky times too.


Workout Time & Duration?

Today’s Booty Day was better than yesterday’s workout...but it was lacking oomph and I need to do better. Okay, it’s now clear that I’m being hard on myself today, so let me back the fuck off. I’ll try this again:

Today’s Booty Day was pretty good. I felt the burn and was happy to be in the gym and getting my groove back. Yeah, that’s more like it. And I was there for about 1.5 hrs.


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

Some of my bubbling over took place when I opened my fabric box and also while I was at my seamstress, Debbie’s house! She’s been waiting for me to get my extra fabric to her, and today was the day! I dropped it off, we made sure it was the right color this time and


We had a great conversation about destination weddings and business and life so I left her feeling encouraged, renewed, and rejuvenated! She told me how great the convo was for her too and we were both all smiles when I hugged her and left. Debbie is great! It really is important to interact with positive people throughout the day. If I had a lesson learned part still, I’d add it. Actually, this is my journal and I can do what I want...so:

Lesson learned today?
It really is important to interact with positive people throughout the day. Energies are a real!



Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

I don’t know WHY I’m dragging my feet like this on these napkins, but I STILL didn’t get my email to Lea out. It is going on #1 of my To-Do List today. Damn it Omi! You were sooo excited about this, and now..what the hell? I’m taking so long it’s now become a “comeback” task...okay, not really...but it is definitely on the way to it.

Loving Black Love Moment?

I received some constructive criticism from Che about my business and I didn’t exactly take it as well as I should have. We were able to communicate about it in a way that I am proud of. We’ve grown a lot and when I look back on that conversation I realize that I didn’t handle it 100% as well as I should/could have, but the OLD, more defensive Omi would have fucked that all the way up. And I know Che would have too. I’m proud of us and can’t wait to see how much better we will be next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.

I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit
— Erykah Badu


What am I happy for?

Bridals by Lori getting my fabric right and in great timing! I really do need to finish my review post for them because I’m really happy with the whole process and experience I’ve had...Fabric Fiasco of Day 200 and all!


What could I have done better?
2 things:

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  1. Dinner was a clusterfuck...like for real. I didn’t have a clear plan for it so I decided on takeout, but they didn’t have what we wanted and it took over an hour to come up with an alternative and get some food on the table. We were beyond hungry by that time and I hate it when that happens (and I know Che does too), so I need to not let that one happen again...I’m not perfect so I know it will, but no time in the near future at least! Gotta do better!  The only halfway good thing that came out of the night was that I got to try a new Tequila while waiting on our food.
  2. Not be so hard on myself. I started this journal entry a little rough, but I did get my act together.

What am I doing tomorrow?

I think I’m going to try to go to the Gym earlier in the day...like the morning. Core Day in the morning may give me a good energy boost!

But before that, I’m going to EMAIL LEA ABOUT THESE NAPKINS. I said it’ll be #1 and I mean it! I’m going to see if she can do a Skype call with me so I can see them better. I thought of that idea today and like it… We’ll see!