I’m pleased to announce the start of a new journey for my blogging adventure. I have partnered up with a wonderfully talented woman and we are expanding to a larger blog with more of a social impact. While I will momentarily be away while building the new site please stay tuned for the greatness that is ahead while I undergo this process of re branding.
This blog will remain active during this process.
Thank you for your continued support!
I’ve heard it too many times to count.
“ Today isn’t going to be a good day” or “Today is off to a bad start.”
I would glance at the time and think to myself, “It’s still morning!”.
I didn’t always used to do this. I would be the first one to declare a bad day before lunch time, breakfast even. For the smallest of reasons too, maybe I couldn’t find my right shoe or I had to wait for someone to finish delivering their newborn mammoth before I could use the bathroom.
Either way, there were too many random factors that would contribute to my day going “bad” and not enough things that I actively did to make my day go well.
It’s been two months since I graduated University completing the degree requirements to earn a BS in Biology and BA in Psychology.
The weeks leading up to the graduation ceremony I was not all that thrilled. Why you may ask? Well if you have recently graduated you may know what I am talking about.
I felt numb and disappointed.
My undergraduate career was the most challenging and difficult time of my life.
I had it all good up until that point, no problems. So why did life have to hit me so hard and so frequently when I needed things to go right the most? What’s there to celebrate about?
I made up my mind. I wasn’t going to go the ceremony.
However, just days before deadlines started approaching in preparation I decided to attend. The ceremony was not a celebration of earning the degrees it was a celebration and the closing of this chapter in my life. I went through hell during undergrad but I came back.
Not to mention I finally, finally, had my aha moment. (Better late than never)
Graduation now meant something different to me. It was a symbol of the personal changes I went through in undergrad life. The death of an old self and birth of a new outlook on life.
It was not easy and I battled many demons but I did survive against the odds.
Id like to encourage anyone going through strife to stick it though, as long as you are alive you can change your days and make the best out of any circumstance.
Congratulations to all the graduates of the Class of 2016!!!
We made it.
I sometimes struggle with the thought of putting my fingers to a keyboard and writing whats on my mind. Not only is a blank slate beautifully open and up for individual interpretation but slightly intimidating.
I am done worrying about not measuring up to some invisible standard. To not feeling like someones expert or genius. A good friend once said to me, “so what”.
I now create the standards. No more waiting till the right moment to conquer things in my life. Now is all all I have and can be certain of.
I have exactly 56 days until I graduate from university and to be quite honest I am just now getting excited about it. Last month I was not excited about celebrating my graduation nor was I planning to attend the ceremony. However, I have recently had an Aha moment. Yes! I spent these last 1.5 years questioning what it was I wanted to do with my life, and before that only having some vague idea. I was not necessarily lost career wise, but more so searching for that sign that just about everyone seemed to have gotten that made them sure of their future.
I recognized that not everything I have done has made me feel successful and that quite frankly that feeling of success is subjective. I could be the greatest painter and win awards for it but if I don’t love it, painting is nothing but a thing I do that people happen to like.
I have learned that everyone comes into the game differently. Everyone has their own agendas and own capabilities. I learned that there were somethings that could never be taught about the college experience. I learned from experience.
So, I will attend my graduation. Not for any other reason but because I know I gave it my all with what I had to give and I know that I am changed for the better. This ceremony will be a graduation of my mind, body and soul.
Tis the season where shopping in abundance is almost mandatory. In fact we live in a society where shopping has been made easy for us. We don’t even have to leave the house if we don’t want to; everything we want is just a click away .
Through the years, my idea of what the holidays were really about has changed. I went from saving my lunch money for a cute new handbag, to strictly asking for money or gift cards to shop with, to not wanting much but to be around my family.
I believe my life experiences have gotten me to the point where I can agree that you can buy everything you want and still feel inadequate. Continue reading
It’ the most wonderful timeeee.. of the year! Winter break means I can blog guilt free and more frequently. I have so much to share.
Introduce myself? I have not yet done that, did not know if I should. Reason being is that I have a hidden agenda. This blog serves as a personal challenge and source of outreach. I have multiple interests that I never want to lose. I was once a very shy girl who you couldn’t get to speak, now going on 23 years in a few days I have learned and experienced so much in life that I want to share. Also, since I have multiple interests I hope to be able to document my experiences. I am stepping out in a big way, challenging myself. I am changing who I am because I have been able to finally figure things out. I have become very sure of somethings and others I’m eager and willing to learn.
This blog will be a medley of beauty, health, wellness, self-exploration, fitness, sexuality, spirituality, peace and power. After all, I find they are all connected. I also will cover ways to get the best out of life and what you can do with your 20s. I’m all about free expression so lets not confine this blog too much but I believe we get the gist eh?
I would absolutely love to be asked questions to give advise to. I’m no expert but I have seen more in my life than most people ever should, however I pride myself in my escape and being able to keep myself upright and moving.
Why blog publicly? Well my identity is still secret isn’t it? I have many many journals that I keep and I fill them constantly, my mind gets flooded with thoughts at random times of the day. Absolutely brilliant ideas I tell you and it’s such a shame I never used to share. It would eventually bother me that I never put it out there, but instead kept it inside. I hope to change that.
I’d love to connect with women and men. Women, more so for reasons of shared experiences (since I am a woman). Hopefully, through the women some of these things can get reach men. In the case that Id target both audiences probably for advice on dating and how to understand and treat each other, and how to exude power in the right manner to get what you want in life.
“Chi” has multiple meanings that I will reveal in this blog on several occasions. I hope to be able to expose to people how our bodies and mind are connected, how we are much more than we often think of ourselves, and how to never settle for something we can change.