- 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
Posts Tagged With: Wisdom
Isn’t funny how our emotions work? One minute the world feels like it’s going to end and the next minute you feel compelled to serve Beyoncé realness.
As I bring the microphone to my lips and open up my 👄, I take in a mouthful…. OF AIR! Y’all nasty. Lol. And allow my vocal chords to do the rest. Oh… ya’ll thought I was going to actually starting singing? You’ve got the wrong blog!
I’ve revealed more than I ususally do these past few posts and I must say it’s been liberating. The overwhelming support has reminded me to ensure I’m also being kind, loving and supportive to myself. So interesting how we forget to do such a simple thing.
I’ve recently started going to a counselor. Yes! I know….it’s still hard for me to admit it but hell I’m going to a damn counselor….and I’m unapologetic. And even better it’s covered by my insiurance. Lol. Anyway…….usually at the end of every session I try to walk away with some mantra that I can put into practice throughout the week. And this week…. you guessed right.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF ANTHONY.
I don’t know where this journey shall take me. I surrender chile! I mean literally, I have handed over the car keys and fastened my humble ass in the passenger seat of life. SOURCE take the wheel. My GPS is off… hell my cellphone is off. I clasp my hands together, throw my head out of the car window and look up to the sky. I simply close my eyes and say thank you. This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY and so it is friends.
Hey fellow writers! I always wonder how many people actually read these posts? Then I wonder why I do I actually care? I mean my purpose for writing is for me to reflect on my truth my clarity. If my journey inspires others …. great! If not… eh… it is what it is. No shade…. wink.
Sorry folks, today’s a funky kind of day. Heck I’m just tired and it’s myTRUTHmyCLARITY. Lol. I’ve found myself trying to keep busy in order to avoid the present matters at hand. Sigh…. I’m tired just thinking about it. I keep hearing ‘one day at a time’ but these days are wearing me out! Lol. It’s interesting because I feel this need to ‘keep swimming’ 🏊 but lately I’m feeling more compelled to simply float. I’m doing all this swimming and haven’t a clue which direction I should even be headed in. Round and round I go wondering why I’m chasing my tail. The other day it dawned on me to actually stop swimming and come up for some damn air. Like literally take my head up out of the water! Well damn! Didn’t realize I was actually swimming/exhibiting in a fishbowl of emotions which speaks to why I’ve been suffocating.
I’m tired friends….and just feel this need to float calmly in the ripples of my emotions. As I lay on my back and look up out of the fishbowl I wonder what’s out there? How do I get myself out of this bowl of emotions. My desire to change goes beyond buying a filter and changing the water. I want more than this bowl…I want to be able to leap out of this bowl and float through the winds of possibility. I want to feel free of all the pain and sorrow. I lay here floating….. feeling to tired to swim. It’s so hard to just be still but know I must if ever I am to restore my fire 🔥 to persevere. I float freely……just being with self and having faith that one day I’ll be restored enough to take the leap of LIFE out of the bowl and into the unknown. This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. And so it is….I FLOAT. :0)
I’m taking a big leap and going to share some intimate thoughts in my upcoming posts. It TRULY makes me very uncomfortable which is why I know it’s needed for growth. I’m doing this as a form of healing. Y’all, life! It sure is like a rollercoaster. One of a kind. A roller coaster with an endless track of twists, turns, hills, stops, varied speeds, and LOTS of bumps. Lots and lots of bumps. Did I mention that the coaster is also made out of wood? Yeah, so let’s not forget the constant repairs needed just to ensure it’s still functional. Y’all, life truly is like a roller coaster.
Where to even begin? Sigh, he cheated on me. What’s worse is that I walked in on both of them completely naked. There I said it. Nine months ago I thought time would heal the wound yet it still hurts. If I could just take that moment out of my memory bank. That moment altered my entire life. That moment change everything. That moment put the roller coaster out of operation for a while. That moment….sigh is a moment I’m determined to conquer. That moment will not conquer me. That moment is my badge of honor. That moment is just that….a moment.
My promise to myself is to live out loud no matter good or bad. This blog has always served as a form of healing. As I unpack my ‘dirty draws’ know that my intention is to heal. My intention is to forgive. And my intention is to move forward. I will no longer play victim. That moment was lurking on the shadows. It had to happen. It was inevitable. I am strong. I am beautiful. I am truly going to look back and be grateful for that moment. It’s time to open up, Good, bad or indifferent. I surrender to myTRUTHmyCLARITY.
Yes, I quit my job four days ago and I am unapologetic. I surrender to the totality of possibilities and affirm that all is well. I know my value. I know my worth. I deserve better and walk confidently into the direction of the unknown. What awaits? I have no clue at all but trust that my Source will guide me into a purposeful cause. The totality of possibilities await and I am going to be okay. I will not allow myself to exist in a space that doesn’t ‘fill my bucket.’
This is one thing I now know to be my truth, my clarity. I quit! And so it is. :0)
Habits are so hard to break and I must admit that I’m struggling with a few myself. Here are some quotes for thought. Today’s a new day. :0)
Yesterday was filled with surreal experiences. It reminded me of the moments you watch in movies and wish you could experience for yourself. Breathtaking moments filled the day. I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll just make a list of these precious moments.
– Blogging and swimming in the hotel pool area
– Riding the bus with the locals
– Hanging out at the Playa de Manuel Antonio
– Swimming in El Pacifico
– Playing in the waves
– ‘Dranking’ my margarita on the beach
– Writing my name in the sand
– ATV riding through water channels, the jungle, dirt roads, and countryside for about a good hour and a half (magnificent views)
– Home cooked Costa Rican meal
– Seafood meal at El Gran Escape
– Ice cream shop
– Relaxing at the hotel
– Hangong out with the beau throughout it all
My time in Quepos and Manuel Antonio has been well spent. It truly has felt like a vacation. I need daily life to feel like this. Maybe it’s time to go back overseas to live and work. Hmmm?? :0)
Gentle Sigh. One’s intention goes a long way be it good or bad and it’s important we walk this truth on a daily basis. Every decision you make is deeply rooted with intention and recognizing this ensures you stay present throughout the process and removed from the result. A person having good intentions can be found awaiting the express train with a clear desire to pass on by the bullshit ideas that the EGO holds to be its truth.
As a person with good intention, I recognize that I am not my title. I am not what I acquire. I am not this body. I am not separate from God. I am not invested in any materials deemed of value by man. I walk ‘myTRUTHmyCLARITY’ embracing unforeseen challenges and defying all odds. I remain present and saturate my egotistical thoughts with the following positive affirmations:
- I move confidently into the direction of the unknown having nothing but good intentions.
- My success is measured by the number of people I inspire.
- My intention is reflected in my personal growth.
- My success is measured by the distance I am willing to travel in order to serve others.
One thing is key! Successful people having good intention live on purpose. They feed off of life’s opportunities in order to serve and grow. Your purpose is married to your passion and success is simply the honeymoon. Now walk down that aisle with good intention! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY!
As I move into 2015, I leave behind old negative thoughts and welcome positive healthy thoughts.
I part ways with habitual behaviors that disconnect me from my source and walk confidently into the direction of my dreams.
I invite full potential into my present reality forcing stagnant energy out of my life.
As I work to embrace uncomfortable experiences, I recognize that this is the place where LIVING ON PURPOSE resides.
The following truths about EGO will afford me a life of evolution and service thereby enveloping me in peace, love and happiness:
-You are NOT this body
-Your are NOT the THINGS you acquire
-You are NOT your titles
-You are NOT separate from GOD
-You ARE a spiritual being having a human experience
This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY :0)