I have to write to make sense of things, to make sense of plans, budgets, life and other things. It keeps me sane, even if I never look at the pages again, I like to jot notes down everywhere I go. It keeps my sanity and reminds me that ‘everything is gonna be okay.’ It’s…Read More
Things happen everyday, things that upset us, things that don’t make sense. When things get shaky you have to remind yourself, life is not perfect but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. Life is full of hurdles, disappointments and set backs and even after we feel we have experienced the worse, there is always more…Read More
Bad or good-they can drag us down or lift us up. The amount of times we go back to things that aren’t healthy for us shows us that we have the ability to create consistency in our life- it shows us that we can be pulled to something better just as we are drawn to…Read More
I was looking forward to writing this post all day- which is an exciting thing. It makes me wonder why we do the things we do and whether what we’re doing is ultimately what we want to do. What is something you look forward to? It’s Sunday and I know a lot of people dread…Read More
Our minds our powerful-they have the power to determine how our day goes, more than our day itself. I was outside today and noticed my mind start to wander. But before it could I had to say ‘NO.’ No matter what you have gone through, do not let your past, or your fears have power…Read More
Today was a good day. Throughout the day something inside of me kept calling out ‘don’t try to find meaning in everything, don’t try to pick the perfect post, picture or position- the best things will come naturally. No matter what- they’ll figure themselves out and looking back it’ll all make sense. Do your best…Read More
I hope you had a good Thursday. If you didn’t, there is always a Friday. It’s right around the corner so hold- well sleep – tight- you’ve got a bright and early day tomorrow! Today was a good and I think a productive day- it’s hard to tell. I spent hours battling with technology, but…Read More
If you have ever had a dream, when was the last time you gave up on it? We walk through life and give up on things when they don’t go right. We think, maybe it’s not ours to have and so we dread our life and continue with a routine. But when was the last…Read More
Life happens. No one is exempt from the tragedies life can bring; heartbreak, instability, death, hopelessness…
You need to find your peace. You have to follow the path that leads you to clarity and joy, or you will run the risk of being unfulfilled.
Learn to have compassion for yourself. How you see others is a reflection of how you see yourself, not them.
Your mind matters. If you think yourself to be helpless, you will be. If you think yourself to be on the right path, you will be.
What you focus on grows. Even if you are surrounded by bad, your ability to focus on the good will get you out.
Question things. Question things that don’t make sense. Negotiate opportunities, say no to things that do not serve you.
Do not compare yourself. You aren’t here to be someone else. You have a power and purpose that is all your own, listen to that.
Don’t take things personally. If you are made fun of, denied opportunities or rejected, keep going.
You aren’t what they say. Opinions drive our perception of things and people, it does not mean they are true.
You know you. What you think of yourself is far more important than what others think of you. Seek to be more of yourself.
Believe. In all the good and potential you have locked inside of yourself.
Through it all:
The only way to survive anything life brings is to accept yourself. The deeper you dive, the less upsetting the waves will be- like an ocean. If you stay too close to the surface, you will suffer from every motion the ocean brings. If you are in touch with the deepest parts of yourself, you will have no trouble riding the waves. When you learn to deal with yourself, you can deal with anything the world brings.
This is an informal interview, but informal interviews are my favorite because people are candid and themselves. This is a conversation I had with comedian and voice actor, Jay Pharoah, someone who has no trouble being himself, on and off camera, even if he takes on different personas, daily. Beyond the impersonations, he had really…Read More