Yes, the title of this post sounds like it’s some revelation, but in a sense it truly is. Today was a day full of retrospect with me trying to understand, rationalize and most of all accept where my life currently stands. Growing up, I learned how to lead but most of all follow. We are taught at a very young age to be obedient, to follow directions and to stay on the path. I began obsessed with being that perfect child in order to make up for the many shortcomings in my life. As I got older, fitting in and going with the flow or the crowd became less important. I started coming into my own and learning how to fly even if no one else was brave enough to do the same. My current experiences are no different when it comes to finding that “ah ha” moment and realizing that you were reading the directions wrong when you first started. When that moment does hit though, it’s as if you’ve found your reading glasses of life and things are much clearer and your perspective is forever changed.
This last week has tested my strength. Tested my hunger. Tested my motivation and made me realize who I have become, why am I the person I am and perhaps alluded to the person I want to be in the future. What prompted this realization? Well, I’ve
embarked on a new and exciting journey. For the last couple weeks, I’ve been questioning if I’ve made the right choice or not. I’ve been questioning if I am equipped to do what’s necessary to be successful. I’ve been walking quietly in the background with mounds of uncertainty which obviously transcend in my communication with others. I am not timid, nor do I settle for what life hands me. Normally I forge ahead, unafraid, unapologetic, unphased at those who may represent an obstacle. I have allowed others to influence my success by allowing their opinions, their skepticism and lack of support affect me. I am a rising star and will claim my position in that upper echelon of success that very few people are able to reach. I need to let go of my fears of swimming against the current, against the norm and in unknown territory. In the next year, I will reach my six figure income all that I have been so deserving of earning and help people change their lives. You can either ride with me or move out of the way. Whatever you decide is okay with me, because I am okay with me and that’s all that matters.
“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” PAPYRUS
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
“Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.”
Decided to post a throwback Tuesday of my eldest and her friends. When you tell a group of 11/12 year olds that you want to have a photo session, no one complains or refuses.
With my little one’s Pre-K Graduation rapidly approaching, I have been prepping the teacher appreciation gifts to be given out this week. After scouring Pinterest for several days, I was surprisingly not inspired immediately, as I normally would be with such a wonderful website. My biggest problem was that I just couldn’t find anything that I had truly liked to put everything in. While I generally love mason jars, I just didn’t feel like using one nor did I want a basket or some other pencil-esque design that they wouldn’t like.
Finally I decided to just go with a cosmetic bag from Forever 21 and selected a different one for each teacher. Personally, these things are awesome and great for multiple uses.
The other items purchased: bath salts, eos lip balm, hand sanitizer, body cream and a starbucks gift card. All of which are items I would be very glad to receive.
Then I wrapped everything neatly together in cellophane in order to make it easy to place in each bag.
Since I have a large supply of ribbon, I used different bow for each of the bags and then personalized the card from my daughter. I color coordinated the cards (sort of) to match the bags. I used photo paper for the cards because it looked much better and was of course thicker than regular copy paper.
My personalized teacher appreciation gift, all for under $18.00. Obviously the price will also be dependent on how much you add to the starbucks card, but I put $6.00 on each. If anyone would like the template, I would be happy to post it.
I have a thing for quotes. There’s just something about them that seems to fit a variety of situations whether it comes to someone else and their issues or your own problemas. Often times I will just like a quote and it may have absolutely nothing to do with my life other than the fact that I think it’s a cool quote.
I keep a few sites bookmarked for my social media posts or when I just feel like being motivated. I believe that it’s important to find something meaningful and read it frequently to provide just a little bit (or lot in some cases) of motivation/inspiration.
Empowering Women Quotes