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#LessTraveled

Please do not be afraid to take the road less traveled. I know it can be challenging as society pressures us to “fit in”. Our family falls prey to the generational conditioning of- “that’s how I was taught”. Consequently, it is passed down to us. However, we have a CHOICE! We can fall prey and continue to pass the “torch”- OR… we can BREAK the curse.

We can take a stand… For ourselves… for our ancestors… and for our descendants. We have the POWER to make a difference. Let us NOT be afraid to question- Why are we here? Why are we doing this? Is this even me? Or is this just the programming that was passed down to me?

Of course, we will be faced with “backlash” and much worse- should we take this approach. I’d be surprised if I/we weren’t. This likely response is just a sign of IGNORANCE- not even in a negative manner, but the literal sense. At times, we are conditioned to “doing what I was told” for centuries. Anything against that response is just “absurd”.

However, we must get honest with ourselves… with…what we want… what we feel… what we desire. We must be brave and stand in our truth. Let me reassure you that it’s okay to not fully understand what YOUR truth is- The key is to know what it is NOT. That is where the real power kicks in. Acknowledging what is NOT you- gives you the opportunity to create the future you desire- not the one that someone else designed FOR YOU. I encourage you to ask yourself- “is this mine”… from time to time. If the answer is repeatedly NO- it’s time to make some adjustments.

Take the road less traveled to create the future YOU desire✨

#ANewDay

Today marks the start of a new era in my life. Yesterday ended a five year cycle. I recently posted a summary of much that has transpired in my life these past five years. It was difficult to come to the conclusion that the end was near. I pondered over it for months, but always seemed to “choke” when it was time to “walk the walk”.

I’ve gained a new perspective on life- and MY life to be more specific. I realized the things I placed value on held no real value. I realized the opinions of “outsiders” held no real value. I had to distance myself from things and people within my “comfort zone”.

I had to get uncomfortable and call myself out on my own shit. That’s a HARD pill to swallow, but I did- and I still continue to. The real healing takes place when we are real with ourselves- regardless of how much we may dislike it. We are able to implement changes to align us with our true self in this stage.

This emotionally intense blessing allowed me to remove many masks (still a work in progress). I have gained a better understanding of the cause and effect in my life- dating back to my childhood. I’ve learned how various people served as a catalyst for change in my life. Unfortunately, many were identified “after the fact”, but better late than never. I can appreciate those people for playing their roles- regardless of the pain I experienced. This alone is true growth- to remove judgement from situations and hold myself accountable.

My main point in all of this is we must get to the core of our being if we truly want change. We have to go through the darkest parts that we try so hard to avoid. We must stop “blaming” everything and everyone WITHOUT taking a deep analysis of ourselves. We must surrender to outdated programming of society, our ancestors, and our former selves. We must build the courage to close chapters that “feel” and “look” good without providing substance to/for us. We must bravely look the “unknown” in the face and say I AM READY! This is where LIVING life BEGINS.

Today marks the start of a new era in my life✨

#TakeThePlunge

Often in life we have the desire to do something new… something exciting… something that we’ve always dreamed. These desires are likely followed with thoughts of… I will do it when this happens… or once I finish this… or… I wish I had the time and space to do it… maybe later in life…

I’m sure we’ve all been there. I know I have- on several occasions. Honestly, I think I’ve experienced that feeling just a little too much. I often played with the idea of- I just need to complete X,Y, and Z before making a move. The goal remained the same, but the XYZ changed repeatedly.

I eventually came to the realization that I no longer want to live like “this”- UNFULFILLED! The only thing left to do was to “Take the Plunge”. I courageously took the next step to create & live a more fulfilling life. I agreed to NOT “play it safe”. I agreed to “coloring outside of the lines”. I agreed to not let the opinions of others dictate how I choose to live my life.

Here I stand- prepared to face the “UNKNOWN”. This is the scariest thing I’ve done in my life thus far. However, I truly believe this is where the real fun begins. I’m sure there will be challenges and victories as I prepare for my next journey. I am just happy to step outside of my comfort zone to experience a life that I’ve dreamed of✨

Stay tuned✨

#Surrender

To surrender is the most difficult, yet powerful action a person can take ✨

#TodayIDidAThing

Today I did a thing

A thing I’ve played in my head for months

Today I did a thing

Just the thought of it

Kicked me more than once

Today I did a thing

To remove all the chains

Today I did a thing

Many people will find strange

Today I did a thing

Followed my heart without a doubt

Today I did a thing

It was something I thought I couldn’t live without

Today I did a thing

To close out a chapter

Today I did a thing

I welcome my happily ever after 💖

#5YearsAgain

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of being at my job. As I reflect back- this is the longest I’ve been at one single job (that says a lot about me 😩). Today marks an achievement. It marks a measurement of growth and accountability.

Five years ago I was so lost and confused. I was overwhelmed with all of the “what if’s”, but so unaware of the power is possess within. Never would I have imagined I’d accomplish all that I have within 5 years.

I uprooted my life to start “anew”- not knowing what lied ahead of me. I continued my studies for grad school. I understood the importance of credit and financial stability. I learned how to hold myself accountable for my actions. I made the biggest purchase in my life 🏡 (thus far). I proposed and married my best friend in the whole wide world. I learned what it means to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. I witnessed my brother’s life change in the blink of an eye due to a horrific car accident. I suffered from my mother unexpectedly passing away at the young age of 59. I made a lot of irresponsible financial decisions with consequences. I graduated from grad school. I managed to kick a bad addiction cold turkey. I “lost” loved ones as I found myself 💖 In fact, I am still learning myself as I evolve from one place to the next. I started an entire movement, in which will continue to grow. I started a spiritual awakening…

This all goes to say that a lot can change in a matter of just 5 years. Never underestimate the calling of YOUR life. All it takes is determination, discipline, and faith. Trust and believe- it will not be all easy-far from it! However, it will all be worth it. Especially when you get to the point that you can reflect on ALL of the growth along the way.

I am starting a new journey in the near future. But first, I must acknowledge and honor THIS journey. How I prayed and wish for EVERYTHING that I have now. How everything that I have now was beyond my wildest dreams five years ago at 30 years old. I stand here HUMBLY grateful for the experiences 💖

I am also grateful to know my journey does not stop here. Rather, I must move forward with my head held high! This time- I must honor myself- MY goals and aspirations. I am ready- despite being terrified! This is all a part of my journey.

In closing, I celebrated over dinner with my wife. We witnessed an ironic scene with three cars in the parking lot. The license plate on each car included 888,777, and 444. I took a picture, but will not post due to privacy concerns. I will leave this with you… I am divinely guided on my soul’s journey:

Sometimes the scariest decisions are the ones that put us in alignment with our true purpose 💖