It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my blog and to be completely honest, I haven’t had the desire to. I haven’t been able to focus on creating quality content because of all the life changes that has been happening recently. To be honest, it feels as if I’m in the season of my life where God is calling me to walk down a path that I’m not too comfortable going down. The thought of trying something outside of my comfort zone has never sat well with me so I don’t have peace about it at all. However, during one of my self-reflection moments where I attempted to understand why I sometimes fail to take the next step forward, God spoke to me and made me aware of something that I’ve been doing wrong for far too long. Read More
A wise woman once said to me, “nothing comes from nothing”. And as someone who took some of the most thought provoking classes back in school, it took some time for those powerful words to truly land.
If you’ve ever gone to the Lakewood young adult service every Sunday evening, you’ve probably heard the saying “grow where you’re planted” a multiple of times. I’ve actually seen it on a couple of social media posts within the past year. But it has never resonated on me like it has now. In order for something to grow, a seed must have first been planted. But what does that seed look like in your current situation?
What minor investment can you make now that will eventually lead you to something bigger? Do you have to learn to cultivate your talents? Do you have to go back to school and complete a certain degree plan? Do you have to go and make a certain purchase? Whatever it is, it’s time to do it.
Half of the year is almost gone and I would hate for the end of the year to sneak up on us as we’re still trying to decide if we should plant our seed or not. But planting your seed without watering it or nurturing it is just as bad as not planting it at all. After you make the initial investment in yourself, keep going. After you get admittance into that program, do your best to take advantage of every internship, alumni or organization that has the potential to propel you further. After you invest in that camera, go and take some photograph classes or look up some YouTube videos. Learn everything you can about not only the camera, but also about the art of lighting and subject placement. Don’t just take a leap of faith and apply for that job. Make sure you do the research necessary to perform well during the interview. Plan your outfit out the day before and spend some time going through some self affirmations because confidence can be heard, seen and felt.
This June and from here on out, I’m going to make the conscious efforts to plant the right seeds. I’m going to make sure the soil is able to grow my seed and will put in the work needed to nurture it until a harvest comes from it. Will you do the same? How about you? Will you decide to live proactively and play a big part in creating the life you’ve always dreamed of living. Are you willing to drop the seed into the ground and wait to see the fruits of your labor? Key word wait. Because seeds don’t grow over night. You didn’t even grow overnight. Give your “seed” some grace and take care of it until it’s fit to blossom. 😊
Until next time,
Do you see students refrain from applying to medical school because there are “too many” doctors? Or do you see a decline in engineers because the market is “too saturated”? If the answer is no, then why isn’t that the case when someone wants to start a blog or a youtube channel? If you added up all the bloggers and vloggers in the world, would it add up to the amount of nurses there are? Read More
Nigeria taught me many things, but the overall lesson seemed to be this. Read More
No two people are driven by the same thing. For some money drives them and for others it might be purpose. For other it might be the desire to make the world a better place. But what happens when you lose sight of the bigger picture?
What is authenticity? It is the quality of being authentic. The ability for one to be true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
These days, you see a lot of people/companies losing their authenticity. People are moving away from the values that made them who they are for the price of fame. Companies are moving away from the audiences they once catered to and are selling their empires for a good price. But why?
Since when is selling out worth it? It’s one thing to add to what you already have without compromising your core values. But it’s another thing to completely dilute pillars that made up your foundations. If you’re known for catering to natural hair then cater to natural hair. Don’t try to take away from the time and detail that is put into your products because you want to start catering to other kinds of hair. Start something new. Build an empire around the other types of hair. Open up your market in a way that doesn’t take attention from the projects that have made a name for you.
Don’t ruin your credibility by moving too far from what you know. With so many buy outs occurring, our authenticity is all that we have. We must remain true to ourselves no matter how great the temptation. We must remember why we do the things that we do and never stray from it.
As the clock runs out on your collegiate career, a whirlwind of emotions begin to rise from within you. You think of all the memories you’ve made with the few friends you’ve managed to meet along the way. You laugh at all the L’s you took forcing moves that did not need to be made. You’re hopefully looking into the future at all the opportunities that awaits you. The time comes, dinner reservations have been arranged, your outfit has finally come together, your cap is gleaming from all the work you put into it, family is in town and you can’t help but anticipate the stage that awaits you. The day has come! Your future is almost here, but wait, you’ve failed to learn about the responsibilities that awaits you. Read More
Man, this year has been something. But as I write this, I can’t help but think of all the bad that has been going on lately. I can’t help but fixate my eyes on the issues that have just seemed to pop up out of no where. Surprisingly, I’m not one to get to deep about my own personal issues… but I thinks it’s about time for a change.
Happy Independence Day to my beautiful country! I bet you didn’t know that October 1st was more than the beginning of a new month. It’s a day filled with joy and celebration for a people who never need a reason to enjoy themselves 😁 Read More
Hey, what’s that day called, you know the one that’s meant to celebrate your birth and life? Oh yeah I think it’s called YOUR birthday. The day that is all about you and no one else. Well unfortunately, over time I think we’ve lost the sight of that.
I’m so thankful for life. Even though it’s not always easy, it was given to me for a purpose. If anything, I’ve learned that God does everything for a reason. He sees everything and he planned everything. I am not here by mistake and you are not here by mistake and here’s why I say that. Read More