First blog post ever!

I have always wanted to start a blog as a way to share my thoughts and insight with others. I am a total newbie and honestly have no idea what I am doing but I am just going to roll with it. My plan is to learn as I go and strive for the best!

Let me introduce myself, my name is Michelle Ferreira. I am an ambitious, dedicated professional with an enthusiastic attitude and outstanding interpersonal skills. I know what I want in life and will go the extra mile to obtain it! Giving up is not an option.

Life has thrown a bunch of curve balls my way; yet, I continued to play the game even during times when I struck out!

The topics my blog will include:

  • Life lessons
  • Advice / Opinions
  • Motivation / Inspiration
  • Product Reviews
  • Goal Discussion
  • Interests / Hobbies
  • Whatever is on my mind….


Life’s Curveballs

Life is full of surprises; not all of them good. I have been thrown a pretty good curveball this time and let me tell you it’s been quite a while since the last. Life seemed to be moving along just fine. Everyday tasks were completed with minimal effort, the bills paid on time, kids listened and did their chores when asked, my relationship was even somewhat decent (at least we were getting along). And then……

Boom! Bam! 

‘Life’ stepped in and said, “Nope!” “Things are going way too smooth.” “You’re becoming too comfortable, time to shake it up a bit, get you on your toes!”

The ‘shaking’ was done a little too hard and I am most definitely out of my ‘comfort’ zone. I’d describe it as turmoil! All the things that once seemed so good or at least on an even keel have become flipped upside down and tossed around.

 Life, you sure have me on my toes now, no more comfort zone for me. Boy, oh boy this is not going to be easy to remedy. Most bills are behind at least a month, making for a huge balance, that in itself is going to be hard to come back from. To make matters worse, we have two high interest installment loans (in my name, with my credit) behind too, which those two alone are $400 a month. Verizon will be shutting off our cellular service in a few days due to the $365 bill overdue. That was just the icing on the cake, I could bore you with a list of all the bills but won’t. Everyday tasks are slacking as I am too busy trying to find a part time job. My interest is not focused on how full the sink is with dishes. 

The kids are needing a swift kick in the butt to actually do some chores, let alone pick up after themselves. Needless to say my daughter and her non existent listening skills recently caused a lot of tension in my relationship. This tension built up so much between the financial stress and disrespectful kids that it has caused a major strain on the relationship I have with my other half. He is having thoughts about leaving, and not just for a few hours or a few days either! 

‘Life’ you sure did throw a hard, fast one at me this time. Not sure if I will be able to hit this one out of the park, not even sure if I’ll be able to hit this curveball at all! 

To be continued…