Monday Thoughts – Emotional Stress


It’s been a while since I’ve shared any thoughts on a Monday…

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Monday Thoughts


This doesn’t feel like a Monday to me. Maybe because I don’t have to work this week. I am sorry to those who does, it must feel awkward to work even a few days if you have two long weekends in a row.

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Tuesday Thoughts


Wow, I can’t believe it’s here. Today marks my 20th year since I first stepped foot at LAX airport. So many years have gone by. So many lessons learned. It sure feels like a milestone. I feel I should write something but I did that in 2020.

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Monday Thoughts


According to Fitbit, my stress management score has been around 75 for the past week. Maybe it’s because work is just about the only thing occupying my brain these days. So much to bill, so many accounts to reconcile.

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Monday Thoughts


Maybe I’m just looking for trouble despite my muscles protesting yesterday or maybe I’m just stubborn.

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No Rest For Me


It’s once again Monday and I have a feeling this is going to be a rough week.

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Monday Thoughts


This Monday has been brutal so far. I didn’t want to get up this morning and the moment I did, I wanted to curl back under my comforter. It was so cold and I was so tired. I wanted to turn on the heat but mom was having hot flashes and sweating like crazy. She even had the windows open. It’s 40-some degrees outside, come on!

Is this what it feels like after a 56-hour work week? I’ve been working overtime every week since I started but never have I worked on a Saturday. I think being mentally strained is worse than being physically strained.

And of course, having a mom and family like mine, God forbid I should have one day off. My aunt dragged me out yesterday to have me take her to work and buy two boxes of cup noodles for her on my way home. Of course, when I visit a big box store, there’s no way I would ever make it out with just 2 boxes of cup noodles. I ended up getting some batteries and 2 gigantic (27 gallons) storage containers for my garden stuff.

They looked big at the store and even bigger in the back of my car but when I started putting stuff in them, they were smaller than I thought. I might need one more…or two.

After all of that was done, I was so tired and sleepy even though it was only 2 PM.

That’s what I get for skipping my morning coffee…

I barely dozed off when mom woke me up to help her plant some roses in the front yard. No, it’s the ones I propagated last week. They are these beautiful petite rose bushes from her house – the one she refuses to live in.

I ignored her for the first 15 minutes or so but to be honest, I was so tired I couldn’t even open my eyes without them automatically shutting less than 30 seconds later. She stomped her feet – boom, boom – and shouted, “do you know how much pain I’m in? I only do this for you, you know. If you don’t want to do it, fine, do ask me to do anything else for you again.” She stormed off, muttering angrily beneath her breath.

I should’ve replied, “I didn’t asked you to do this, you know,” but that would dredge that conversation from a few weeks ago which ended with her throwing something across the room, nearly missing my head. I didn’t see what it was because I was outside and out of harm’s way by the time what ever it was landed with a thud.

Anyway, I should return to work now.

Monday Thoughts


Today is going to feel so weird. First, I had a meeting at 7 AM, that’s early for anyone. I mean, if it’s still dark outside, then it’s either too early or too late. Unfortunately, the host of the meeting is super busy and that’s the time he has for the meeting.

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Monday Thoughts


Mondays are always hard (well, no duh!) especially when one forgets that she set a vibrating alarm on her watch and it goes off right on the dot. This alarm got me jumping out of bed this morning despite being sore all over. It put me in panic mode and I hate it.

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Monday Thoughts


I was glad to see the sun be back to its yellow shining self this morning despite still seeing a little bit of haze linger in the air.

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More Monday Thoughts


Can somebody say Deja Vu?

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Monday Thoughts


I was heading to my work’s break-room this morning to rinse my water jug and cup when I saw this.

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Thank you for Visiting!


It’s been a while since I’ve checked my all-time stats. The image above was snipped on January 1, 2021 and I was amazed to see how many countries I have traveled through this blog since 2013. I feel surprised and humble that you all have decided to check out this blog and follow me even though I write about the most ridiculous things sometimes.

I did not even imagine anyone was going to read what I write when I started this blog and I certainly did not think of getting an official domain. If you haven’t noticed, the blog URL is now https://thisisanotherstory.com/. I decided to take the plunge and get a domain name a few months ago.

Before I return to my Monday work, I know I probably don’t say this enough, THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

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Thought of the Day!


Here is my thought for this Monday:

Be patient, when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right moment – Lyanla Vanzant

Thought of the Day!


Here is my thought for the last Monday of April 2019:

You will never stand out if you try to look like everyone else. Innovation is not imitation. 

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Thought of the Day!


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Thought of the Day!


Here is some Monday Motivation for ya!

Whatever happens today, you are going to figure it out! But it might be weird and difficult and exhausting, so coffee up, badass!

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Thought of the Day!


Ugh, I’m so tired this Monday. Probably from all the yard work. 😴

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Thought of the Day!


Here is a thought for the first day of April or shall I say, April Fools!

Welcome April! I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. – Edgar Allan Poe

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Thought of the Day!


Yep…it’s definitely Monday. Stay caffeinated my friends!

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Thought of the Day!


I should really practice this, thus this is my thought for this Monday:

Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself, the storm will pass.

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Thought of the Day!


I’m struggling this Monday and I’m sure a lot of others are due to the hour-spring-forward-daylight-saving. Ugh! So I will be repeating this thought in my head today.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, let’s get this Monday Rolling!

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Thought of the Day!


Here is my thought for this Monday (which I think it’s quite true):

I act different around certain people. It’s not because I’m a fake. It’s because I have a different comfort zone around certain people.

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