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Two Months Left in 2017

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We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In August, we traveled to Miami to celebrate the beginning of chapter 35. Chapter’s 33 & 34 had a lot of highs & lows, and I wasn’t sure at times, but I made it through the years. Miami was very relaxing and just what I needed after the year I had. I just needed time to reflect. The beautiful thing about reflecting is you have time to evaluate yourself and relationships. When I get stuck in thought, a feeling, or a relationship, and I am confused about getting unstuck, I start to evaluate myself. I take the time to observe myself without judgment or reproach. It can be a powerful tool for change. I pay attention to what I say, what I think, how I’m feeling, how I act, or how… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017

Daily Inspiration

Friday night I had a conversation with someone that I have been missing. I explained that I was starting to make some changes because I have been working too hard. I expressed that this weekend I had no plans on leaving my house because I wanted to rest and lounge. On Sunday, I sent him a text message stating that I thought about his words, and I took the time just to relax and lounge all weekend. It was nice to sit around in pajamas all weekend and watch television. Have you been working too hard at your job, at life, at your emotional progress? Have you been working too hard on your relationships with people, on trying to gain insights, or on trying to figure out where to go or what to do next? Many of us have had to work hard in life because nothing is given to us. To get from where we were to where we are, we have to stop being comfortable, and move forward. There’s a natural rhythm for everything that happens along the way. There are a natural rhythm and order for all we’re to do. Yes, there are times to begin. Yes, there are times to put one foot in front of the other and walk away. But the joy, the service,… Read More »Daily Inspiration