Posts Tagged With: reflection

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 
  • 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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My FELLOW WRITERS….(feedback encouraged)


SHARE your TRUTH on the meaning of LIFE.

I INVITE you to finish the thoughts below:

LIFE is…………………..??
LIFE is NOT…………..??

Add your feedback in the comment section below…….let’s start a conversation. :0)

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Present Day Post


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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Reflective Teaching

imageTeaching is the type of profession that will always bring about new challenges on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. My favorite teacher (sarcasm) is the one who will claim 25 years of experience yet he/she has been teaching the same exact way for each of those years. In this case, I’d push back and say he/she actually has one year of teaching experience. A great teacher is reflective and recognizes that no one group of students is the same. Therefore, if a teacher finds himself/herself teaching the same grade level and subject, modifications and adjustments MUST be made in order to meet the group exactly where they are. Teach on purpose!

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