“How many times our potential was anonymous?”

Where we are in the present does not dictate where we will be in the future.

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

& if you’re feeling your ego humble yourself?

We can get so wrapped up in our visions, our goals that we get disappointed when we don’t see the outcome right away.

I have to remind myself that life itself is a process and no one of status, prestige got to where they are over night. If someone got to where they were over night how long did it truly last?

We put on the gloves and beat ourselves up for not being where we want to be by a certain age. I’ll admit I’m not doing what I imagined to be doing at the age of 23 years old. I thought with a college degree so many doors would open. I appreciate and value my college degree. However, a college degree does not guarantee anything, it doesn’t even guarantee a pat on your back. Hard work ethic, experience, connections and of course the “root of all evil” money opens doors. When you want to achieve your dreams whatever they may be it’s not an easy task. It seems like several doors will close in your face before one will open. I don’t take rejection too well. I’m a confident woman so I feel wronged when I’m rejected. I need to get comfortable with rejection. I need to get comfortable with knocking on doors and being aggressive.

The world doesn’t know me.

My potential is anonymous.

i’m aware of myself. My family may be aware of my potential and maybe a few friends.

Just because my potential or your potential is anonymous does not mean we stop moving in the process.

The process is undefined and there is not a specific route, no specific routes. We are sometimes pacing ourselves, other times we are running and we stop to smell the roses maybe we’ll get lost in a garden patch or maybe we’ll fall in a ditch.

We need to enjoy the process. I need to enjoy the process and not get so caught up in the envisioned end result.

Make the process interesting. Travel some routes you did not imagine. Travel the road less desired. Beat down some doors to get what you want because nothing is handed. Even if something is handed to you it shouldn’t be trusted..nothing is free.

our potential won’t always be anonymous.

our potential will be realized.

our dreams will be realized.

our drive will pay off.

our visions will be manifested.

what you feed..

what you feed
will grow
what you starve
will die
what you invest in
will thrive
flowers growing out of our minds are possible when we change our perception
positive affirmations when we are selective in what we view
be the light
surround yourself with light
what you feed
what do you feed?
what seeds are you planting?
what’s growing?
we reap what we sow

we preach, “I am not my hair.” But why do we spend so much money on hair? Think about it…that $60 every two weeks turns into thousands of dollars by the end of the year. we preach, “I am not my hair.” But why does those 28inches make us want to swing our hair and we feel flawless? we preach, “I am not my hair.” But why are we so afraid to cut all of our hair off?

Hair doesn’t define who we are… thank goodness I am not what my bad hair days look like.

But our hair is a statement to the world. Our hair is an introduction without us speaking. It may not be that deep to you but notice how others respond when you leave the house with a bonnet on or your hair as a “mess.”

I am natural and I take pride it in until I have to do my twist out at night. I came into this world as a curly headed gal, I no longer want to alter my curl form. I love a good press out. I love versatility. But no more press outs for me. I’m on a journey to install sister locks by the end of 2016. Lets hope I’m not tempted to press my hair.

I’M GROWN

Lol I’m watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians…yeah I’m basic. Kylie Jenner states how she just turned 18 years old and she’s grown. Girl bye! Take several seats (as the dramatics say)…you haven’t even reallyyyyy lived life or experienced life at 18. I do have in my mind that Kylie Jenner is rich and her life is different so I really want to tell her bye, take several seats.

I can relate to Kylie Jenner in a way though… I thought I was so grown at the age of 18 years old & here I am 23.5….still not grown. I still need guidance. I do not have it all figured out. I’m a grown little child.

comparisons..

Social media has its pros and cons.

I am starting to believe it has more cons than pros.

You’re probably thinking how could I feel this way if I’m constantly using it? And yes I do use it often whether it’s making a tweet, posting pics on Facebook, scrolling through Instagram, using SnapChat or even making this post. Truth is I really have a problem with social media. At least I’m aware and honest right? Whenever I feel myself using social media too much I pull away. I delete the apps off my phone and go on about living life.

The problem I have with social media is it can keep you distracted…BUT only if you let it. How many times have you went out with family and/or friends & someone was glued to their phone? RUDE as sh** right? Right! Lol social media has you looking at the post, preparing for the next post and responding to posts. We feel like we know complete strangers just by viewing their social media. We get so caught up in others lives… we NEED to be living our lives! We make comparisons and start to feel inadequate when our life doesn’t match up to some we hold on a pedestal. Then social media tries to sway you to a certain side based off opinions. It’s really all your interpretation and how you use social media. I definitely believe there is a certain etiquette to using social media..but Do what you do!

The point I am attempting to make is that social media makes you less present with what’s going on in your surroundings.

I challenge you to BE PRESENT.