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Think BIGGER


Dear Self,

I get that your desire is to locate a second job for supplemental income. However, I need for you to think BIGGER. Maybe you’re not able to find the job you seek because it has yet to be created. Use this time to tap into your passion inorder to create a purposeful yet lucrative second income for yourself. Think bigger! Be bolder! And do NOT let money cloud your judgment. If you settle for less than you deserve, you’ll get even less than what you settled for. Hard was never easy and easy will never be hard. Hiya! So exercise your creative juices and believe that this to shall come. And so it freakin is! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. 

From,

Self 

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Life Goals (BIG & small)

  • Travel and serve in Africa 
  • Fall in love ❤️ 
  • Become a Teacher 👨‍🏫 
  • Become an Assistant Principal 
  • Start my own school (Principal)
  • Live in New York 
  • Live in Atlanta 
  • INSPIRE youth in underserved communities 
  • Maintain a healthy gym routine 
  • Make friends around the world 
  • Become a Father 
  • Be PRESENT 
  • Continuously operate beyond my comfort zone 
  • Appreciate my family 
  • Make six figures times ten. Networth of over 10 million. I’ll take more more! 
  • Stay true to my passion and purpose 
  • Keep moving 
  • Turn off the television 
  • Keep up with my cycling 
  • Discover relief for my feet 
  • Be my own boss 
  • Start my own business 
  • Write a book 
  • Become a motivation speaker 
  • Train teachers 
  • PHD in something 
  • Be open to love again 
  • Not become a statistic within the black gay community 
  • Leave a legacy behind that rings in the ears of many 
  • No drinking at home alone 
  • Read 12 books a year minimum 
  • Walk, skip, jump to the beat of my own dream and do it unapologetically 
  • Own a fun car: something with a drop top!
  • Moped or motorcycle on the side
  • Establish a savings account that affords me financial freedom. 500,000 plus! Times 10!
  • But my mother a house of her own
  • Create careers for others 
  • Explore and participate in New and different things
  • Attend a motivational conference 
  • Travel to all seven continents 
  • Wake up and say THANK YOU
  • Just keep swimming 
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Today is MY Day


Nine months ago on September 1, 2017 at 5:00pm my life changed. It literally folded in half within a split second and ever since that moment it’s never been the same between us. Unconditional love? What does that really mean and have I failed? I mean I literally tried everything in my power to grow, maintain and massage the trust that had been kicked out the damn door (literally). Sigh….. this whole situation has just been one big old TO DO and I’m so tired. I get relationships are work but any element of seamlessness is/was needed/wanted.


Today is the day he moves out. Today is the day I truly begin to heal GIVEN I follow his departure with healthy choices. Today is the day I get back to focusing all of my attention on me. Today is the day I halt all side eyes and just live in peace at home. Today is the day I can walk home and no longer hold my breathe wondering what’s going on… on the other side of the door. Today is the day I start dating myself, loving myself, cooking for myself, being with myself WITHOUT DISTRACTION. Today is not an ending, it’s a new beginning. It doesn’t have to be all sad and gloomy. Matter of fact….IT WON’T. Today is the day for change. Today is the day and I’m unapologetic for asking him to leave. I deserve better and that starts with SELF LOVE. I won’t put him in charge of my happiness. I stand strong like Wonder Woman :0) and will sail confidently into the unknown waters of the world. I surrender….! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY and so it is. 

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Present Day Post

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Man oh man! Quite a task I took on….which was to transfer many of my private journal entries onto a public forum.

I also took on this project as a way to reflect on my two-year experience here in Abu Dhabi while also taking the risk of sharing my innermost thoughts on life with a public audience.

Furthermore, since I live in a middle eastern country I had to review my posts and make sure I was not breaking any laws. While living here it is important that I do not shed this country in a negative light. Why? Well it’s against the law and I could be put in jail. So I must exercise discretion when posting about my teaching and living experiences here in Abu Dhabi.

Now that I’ve edited and transferred a bulk of my old journal entries, I can get back to writing present day posts. I am very excited about this opportunity because those of you who have been following my blog can now experience the life lessons that show face on a daily basis WITH me.

Full circle moments indeed! Trust and believe, it’s been an insightful two-year experience. One filled with many ups and downs yet no regrets. I’m so thankful that I found the courage to step outside of my comfort zone because I have grown so much. I’ve traveled extensively, saved a little money, paid off my debts, and gained memories that shall last a lifetime.

With my move back to New York City in July, my departure is more sweet than bitter. Quite frankly, I’m more than ready to head back home. Lol, I miss my friends and family beyond words. I miss NORMALCY. I miss my old life. :0)

Although, I have a desire to continue teaching overseas my middle eastern curiosity has been killed. I’ve been here and done that. Fortunately, I’ve been offered a great opportunity back home that will move me into an administrative position and out of the classroom. I welcome the new challenge with open arms. Beyond that, I have a newfound appreciation for all the small things that do not exist within this foreign country. Starting with the many freedoms I’ve had to give up as a results of living in a Muslim country. No easy task!

I encourage you all to continue following my blog. It is my pledge to continue reflecting on my life experiences, sharing them with you and hopefully inspiring you to live your TRUTH with much CLARITY.

Consider these thoughts organized! ;8)

 

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AGING with TRUTH

imageLast October, I had the honor and privilege of celebrating my 31st birthday and it was a very special day. It was filled with gratitude because I have so much to be thankful for. One thing I am especially thankful for is experiencing thirty-one years old in this healthy and fully functional body. Many have not made it to this age which is why I celebrate (not dread) being a year older. I am thirty-one, not twenty-five, not twenty-eight… I am thirty one…….so get into it. :0) I embrace the number of years I’ve been afforded to spend in this physical body and I look forward to meeting up with thirty-two. :0)

One promise I made in my twenties, was for my thirties to be a completely different experience. I did not want to relive my twenties for another ten years. I truly believe there is a beauty in getting older and India Arie would also agree. If I were to do the same ‘old’ things I did in my twenties, I wouldn’t afford myself the opportunity to evolve on a spiritual, physical, and/or emotional level. As one evolves, an abundance of wisdom shall follow. Therefore, to wake up on October 4th in a completely foreign space was such a delight. I am living in a country that challenges my thinking, values, ideals and beliefs. My ability to be flexible, patient, reflective and tolerant is challenged moment to moment. Each day brings about a new level of understanding and I am experiencing (first hand) the true beauty in growing older and wiser.

BEWARE: Do not become consumed by the EGO. The moment this happens one may become obsessed with their physical body (looking youthful) and forget about inner self. Inner-self is often referred to as the ‘formless’. The ‘formless’ is you. YOU are spirit. Spirit is an extension of your SOURCE. Know this! YOU are not the body that stares back at you in the mirror. Your spirit is simply renting a space within a physical form that people recognize as the human body. Don’t allow your physical form to distract your spirit from evolving into something greater as each year passes you by.

Ones birthday should be a day of reflection and gratitude. If your years are blending together, then you may be reading and rereading the same old chapters of your life. I challenge you to move on! A purposeful life incorporates two key components: finding a way to be a better person than you were on yesterday AND to serve with love. Listen folks…….turn the page and allow the next chapter of your life to create itself. Time is of the essence. Throw your hands up, and receive the truth and clarity that comes along with growing older and wiser.

Consider these thoughts organized! :0)

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Sit down and BE STILL ;0)

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Do you ever stop and take in your SURROUNDINGS? Is there ever a moment when the stillness of the EARTH catches your attention? Do you ever find yourself thinking about the greatness of what really IS going on all around you? I’m not talking about things that are viewed through the lens of the ‘huMAN’. I am referring to everything else that exists beyond what we have come to know and understand.

As I was driving to work one morning, the stillness of the earth caught my third eye. How was this possible? Well imagine yourself on an airplane. You’re 30,000 feet up in the sky and traveling over 500 mph. Yet, it doesn’t feel like you’re moving that fast until you hit a bit of turbulence. Suddenly, your attention shifts directly to the movement of the plane because now your senses have heightened!

That morning my senses were heightened by the simultaneous movement of the EARTH around the SUN (as it rose above horizon) and the MOON around the earth as it began to disappear in the distance. I sensed earth moving in that very moment. As I pulled my car over and continued to observe this magical moment, I began feeling so present in that very moment. It was perfect! The moon was disappearing in my front window, the sun was rising in my rearview mirror and there I was observing my SOURCE doing what it does best: NOTHING yet EVERYTHING all at once. There was a serenity that consumed my body and my EGO didn’t know what to do other than run and hide. As the peacefulness moved throughout my body, it was if the sun and moon were adjusting my spiritual frequency. I could feel the energy of both forces pulling on me simultaneously, stripping me of today’s to-do list and life’s challenges. I felt so consciously aware. I felt awake. I felt free. I felt an abundance of peace in that moment and it felt mighty ‘GoOD’!

Why does any of this matter? Well Folks, life can wear you out! Therefore, Inviting stillness into your space helps to minimize the infamous mind chatter. Suddenly, everything will seem so small, so easy. Open your eyes! No, really open your THIRD eye and recognize that you are a space of consciousness/awareness in this world that we call earth. YOU are the observer of what’s being observed. Really take that in….and sit with it. In order for you to be aware of the space in which you inhabit, sit down somewhere, open your mouth, breathe in/out and just be STILL. Sounds easy right? Then what are you waiting for…….? :0)

I am fortunate enough to be greeted with a beautiful sunrise at the beginning of the day and a memorable sunset at the end of the day. These moments are great reminders for me to be STILL, be PRESENT, and to be NOW. I challenge you to go to a park and be with a tree. Or go to the beach and be with the water. Or pull your car over and be with the sun. Or sit in your garden and be with your flowers. Whatever you decide to do, just be sure you are not thinking. Focus on your breathing and the beauty that surrounds you. Your sources voice resides in the silence……and get this you never have to make an appointment with your source.

Give your mind the break it deserves and needs! ALLOW yourself to be still, be present, and be now with what IS and you will begin to invite a new level of TRUTH and CLARITY into your life.

Consider these thoughts organized! :0)

 

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