Many people say I’m brave because of the leaps that I take in life. Leaps such as applying to the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, standing up to people in high places of power, and for moving to Florida without having any friends or family here. Yet, people don’t see the fear and doubt that boils up within me behind closed doors. Although I have been blessed with many talents and abilities, my biggest weakness is FEAR. So much fear that it causes me to become paralyzed and have spiritual panic attacks. An attack that knocks the wind out of my body and breaks me down to my core in tears. Attacks in which I simply can’t see the light or a way out. Continue reading “Moving Through Fear”
In the past two weeks, I found myself revamping major areas of my life. I noticed myself doing the same unproductive thing on my down time after work. Going home and shutting my mind off by watching Netflix. I was watching A Different World and I just finished the Scandal series (5 years later) ha! So, I transitioned to Being Mary Jane. I’m a couple episodes in and I find myself resonating with her a lot. I started putting sticky notes of positive affirmations all over my house and keeping myself accountable to reflecting on a daily/nightly basis in my journal. Overall, I realized how discontent I was with my free time.
Packing my suitcases was the most extremely stressful part of this experience. Time was escaping me and I grew frantic trying to think of everything I had to do. My blue suitcase contained my valuables: Passport, Social Security Card, My mother’s gold necklace, pictures of me as a child and of my family, and my Xbox of course!
(You can check out part one here)
After having a tough yesterday and really feeling defeated. I talked to some loved ones that helped me grasp staying sane until it’s my time to give back. To combat the negativity we constantly see in news, I decided to occasionally look for positive stories and share them with you all.
Today’s Good News: The Baby Box
A few months ago, I started to analyze what I need in my life to be happy. Stripping down myself to the most basics elements, I looked to what was essential for me to wake up every morning with a smile on my face. It started with sleep and decent meals. Working out came shortly after. Finally, I started to write daily. I felt great but the more things I incorporated in my daily life, I realized that one thing I long for most is creativity. Continue reading “Vulnerability in Art: Kinks in the Armor that Draw a Crowd”
Today’s Post is dedicated to a close friend of mine, the lovely and brilliant Racquel @rockyreasons. She spends most of her time saving the world, one student application at a time and has been pushing me to stay dedicated to writing in the midst of PhD awesomeness. Follow her! Continue reading “Reader’s Choice: Quantity over Quality”
I’ve had an interesting time and relationship with school. I love the atmosphere. I love the people. I love the concept, but I never seem to have enough time to do everything I need. I would try an sit in the library after finally finding the one book that felt right and it would be time to go to the next class. I would also try to speed through my lessons and to get a chance to read. I would only read a couple pages and then I would have to leave it behind. Continue reading “Next on the Bucket List: Be Continuously Autodidactic”
Today, I wanted to write about something very personal to me. Yet, it’s very opinionated so I decided to put it on my second home, The Classroom. Just like academia is a home for liberal thought*, The Classroom is where I talk about all things culture, art, music, philosophy, religion, relationships, and random musings. It’s a relatively new outlet so share, like, and comment if you like.
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As if only seeming like a sign from a higher power to remove the clutter from my life. I came across this article at elite daily. Check it out for an interesting read for the day: Cutting Ties
So, even though I don’t post everyday, I am always reading something new to improve myself, I always suggest the same. Here is a video from Business Insider that supported one of my Secrets of A Successful Man posts from a few weeks ago.