It dawned on me. After finally making the decision to do away with the “junk” that had been piled up for years and do some decluttering. I found myself sitting in my basement finding notebooks of unfinished stories interrupted by my tedious journey to success. I stumbled upon all the stories I had written and felt like “telling” to maybe a possible reader. I’d create characters for my stories that lived lives through my perspectives of the world. I’d create poems that emulated current events and timeless moments. Writing has always been my thing. I’d write when I’m happy, when my creative juices would begin flowing and when I’d be down right depressed. My emotions always led me to my paper and pen. Writing has always been therapeutic for me. It’s just something about letting my thoughts get transferred to written words. I don’t write to seek an audience. In fact, if you’ve come across this post, it was written for the sole purpose to celebrate my love for writing. I’ve always thought that writing was a gift because so few people can appreciate reading a story or poem and receiving a message from it or seeking the moral. I know this for a fact because being an English teacher has shown me that one can not simply become a writer or appreciate writing by force. Words can’t be put on paper if ideas haven’t been born. We all have powerful thoughts stored in our precious craniums. We just have to learn how to get those thoughts on paper.
It feels so amazing to sit and write this blog post. It’s been quite a long time since I have posted on this blog. I went on an unexpected hiatus and don’t worry, I can explain myself. I have been having an amazing year. My goals have been reached and I have been basking in my happiness. From traveling, working out and just simply relaxing. I took a break from my heavy use of social media and just focused on what matters: living without any regrets. I think that sometimes we can get so wrapped up in what other people are doing that we often neglect ourselves. I encourage you to take your very own hiatus and yes if means shutting down Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or what ever form of social media that you spend too much time on! During your hiatus, I want you to focus on your goals and dreams. Start journaling your thoughts and tune in to those thoughts as well. Pray.meditate. relax. It’s ok not to answer the phone or turn on the T.V. It’s ok choosing to stay in instead of going out with friends. And it’s ok to be a little selfish. I promise you that I’ve never felt better since I’ve gone on my hiatus. Best of luck on yours!
As I write this post on this lovely Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t help myself from looking at my goal list. That’s right, I still write a list of the goals that I want to accomplish both long term and short term. While looking at my list, I thought about how everyone has their own list of goals and how no to lists are the same. Your goals are all yours. When you set your goals, you set them because your list contains things that you want to get done. Your goals are unique because they are all about you. When you write your list, you get to be selfish and that is when being selfish is a good thing.
Never compare your future accomplishments with others and think that someone else’s goals are better than yours or vice versa. Those goals are uniquely yours. You’re going to get things done this year so you have to be sure that you understand how unique you are. Believe in your goals and they shall be accomplished!
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! It is hard to believe that in just a few more hours, it will be a brand new year. During the end of every year, everyone is always wondering “What am I going to do differently in the new year?” or “What should I change?”. I’ve been guilty of this until now. I am now realizing that just because a new year is upon us, it doesn’t mean that we have to make so many changes. Yes a new year can mean a fresh new start but some of us don’t need to start over. If you’re happy and content with the way things are going in your life, be happy and content. This year I have learned to be happy and content and that has made a world of a difference for me. We spend so much time focusing on what we should change instead of realizing what doesn’t need to change. The year 2015 has been so good to me. I was given so many opportunities and achieves my career and personal goals (which explains why I have not blogged in six months). Why would I want to change anything about that? I’m focusing on advancement instead of change.
I have also learned to love and appreciate the simple things in life such as drinking my favorite coffee and spending quality time with my family. It doesn’t take much for me to feel complete and I am not pressured to change anything. As we move forward into the new year, I challenge you to focus on what makes you happy right now at this very moment and think about what you want to stay the same. In this fast paced world, it feels good to know that some things don’t change and never will. I wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
It hasn’t even been 24 hours and I am already viewing the world differently. After admitting that I no longer “believe”, I have already encountered dozens of people who no longer believe and have never believed. I was immediately taken aback from witnessing this. I thought to myself :”How could they not believe in themselves?” and “Don’t they know just how much potential they have?” I was stunned to know that some people have just given up and others have never even tried. That’s when I realized that we each view the world differently. Each of us have a different perception of the world. Some of us take every opportunity that has been granted to us while others are unaware of the opportunities available. Once realizing this, I did some reevaluating. It bothered me so much that I was no longer a believer. I had to do something so I changed my perception so that I now believe and I will never stop believing!
For those that are reading this that are the brink of giving up, please don’t! We all have those days that we feel like it’s not worth it but we should never give up. Those feelings will pass just stay positive and keep focusing on your goals. For those that have given up, start over. Change your perception of the world. View things as opportunities instead of constraints. I promise that it will truly make a difference.
Stay positive and stay tuned to the blog. There’s so much more to come!
It’s almost 2 a.m. and I am still awake. My body isn’t tired but my mind is. Lately, I have been feeling down for reasons that I have yet to understand. Everyone that knows me knows how much I believe in positivity and success but as of late, I don’t feel strongly about those things. I have had some of the most amazing career opportunities occur these past few weeks but yet that still doesn’t motivate me to stay positive. Maybe because it is something new and new challenges are on there way. I’m still trying to figure it out. I now have doubts and I am being hindered by a state of confusion. I always blog about achieving goals and being happy. Although these things are great in a perfect world, realistically that’s not how everyday is. As a blogger, I want to be honest with my readers. I no longer believe. I am not sure how long it will take me to begin to believe again but I want to be honest and admit how I feel instead of blogging about things that I am now unsure of. I appreciate every reader that has come across one of my posts and felt encouraged. Continue to stay encouraged and I will somehow try to feel that way too. No this isn’t goodbye. I desperately want to come back to blogging and I will. I just need some time to reevaluate and change my mindset. For those of you who are achieving your goals, continue to achieve your goals and set some new ones.
Until next time,
Have you ever felt like your dreams were just too big? I’m sure some of you who are reading this can relate. Sometimes we have goals and dreams that just seem like they’re too big or unrealistic so we say “That’s impossible.” Well I am here to stop you! Nothing is too big or impossible. All dreams and goals can come true as long as you just believe in yourself and your vision. Over the past six years, I have met so many accomplished people who believed in something that most thought was unattainable. They have gone on to do so many great things and all of those who had doubted them are left in a state of shock.
We spend too much time worried about what others are saying or what others would think if we went out and followed our dreams. This has to end. The only person that we should be focused on is ourselves. I want you to take on the world and do whatever it takes for you to be successful and achieve your goals. There is no such thing as a dream too big or too small. If you want it, go after it!
Best of luck,
If you’ve ever read any of my blog posts before, you know how much I blog about setting goals and achieving them. I always mention the importance of success and being proud of your accomplishments but I’ve failed to mention one important thing: your support system. If you think about all that you have accomplished, you may have done everything on your own but think about the people that were in your corner when you went off to pursue your dreams that most thought were impossible and the ones who kept pushing you when you were on the brink of quitting. I think I am speaking for everyone when I say that we wouldn’t be who we are today without the amazing people in our lives who support all of our endeavors.
I recently just celebrated a major accomplishment (details will be provided in a later blog) and I was surrounded by all of my family and friends who have been standing behind me since the very beginning. Without them, there was no way that I could have come so far. They have encouraged me to believe in myself and keep going when I so badly wanted to give up. My support system has helped me in so many ways and that’s why I want you to take a moment and think about your support system.
Take the time out to appreciate and thank those who have helped you along the way. Our support systems that we rely on allow for us to make achieve our goals and live a lifetime of happiness. How has their support motivated you to achieve your goals? Please comment below and share.
Hi readers! I am pleased to tell you that my blogging hiatus is over now and I have missed writing so much while I have been M.I.A. for a few months.I will blog soon about why I have been away and I cannot wait to share my news with you! I hope that all of you are doing well and achieving all your goals and even setting new ones. Can you believe that we are almost halfway into the year? Let’s keep motivating each other to be the best that we can be. Stay tuned for my upcoming blog!
Hello all! First off I want to apologize for my blogging hiatus. I hadn’t planned to take a break from blogging but I promise that while I was away, I have accomplished a lot. I hope you have as well. While away, I have been thinking about all of the opportunities that have recently come my way and how I have handled it. You could be anywhere doing your normal routine and then all of a sudden an opportunity come along and presents itself to you. Do you take it? or Do you run far away from it because it’s something new and unexpected?
One of the most important things that I have learned while being on my journey of accomplishment is that you must be open to opportunity. Do not run away from it but simply embrace it! It’s not often that an opportunity presents itself to you. That’s why you should not be afraid of it. As you are embarking on success ,you are going to faced with decisions. Should you stay in the same position that you are in right now or should you seek advancement?
Although opportunity can be scary for those of us who don’t easily adapt to change, it can also be amazing. New opportunity means success, accomplishment and also confidence. Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Instead be prepared for it. You never know when the next big opportunity comes your way. Be open to it and embrace it.
Wishing you the best of luck on your journey,