in the past, i had a fomo-esque attitude about ignoring my weaknesses and focusing on my strengths - as if i would lose out on something if i didn't hone my areas of growth, even though i have no interest in those areas at all. i now realize that the only thing i'm losing out on is the time i could have spent honing and leveraging the strengths that actually energize me. i was conforming to the system by ever feeling like i should pour valuable time and energy into things i wasn't good at and had no interest in.Read More
my dailyRi 005 was called “in defense of dreamers,” and it mainly focused on defending our rights to dream & dream daringly. i wrote about how i used to be scarred to discuss my dreams because i thought they were crazy. at the end of the post, i said i would list out my dreams sometime soon. although i have a plethora of personal & spiritual dreams, for the purposes of this post, i’ll be sharing my professional dreams only.
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE READY, BUT I PROMISED, SO HERE THEY ARE.Read More
I WROTE A JOURNAL ENTRY FOUR YEARS AGO ON THIS EXACT TOPIC:
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i used to think my issue was that i didn't know what i wanted: personally, romantically, professionally, etc. i felt that i kept switching it up, unable to find a medium between my natural ability to think ahead, and my inclination to dwell in the past. i now understand how untrue that sentiment is. i know what i want. i’ve always known what i wanted. i know what i want before it even enters my life a lot of the time. i guess the issue i’m trying to reconcile today is whether or not i should want the things i want. better yet, when/if i do realize that i shouldn't want a certain something or someone, i’m unable to convince myself out of my desire.Read More
i realized that i had found contentment at a relatively young age, during a relatively turbulent period in my life. i wondered why and how happiness remained constant while almost all other factors in my life were unstable. my answer?
LACK OF ENTITLEMENT & THEREFORE, OVERFLOWING GRATITUDE.
i’m grateful for everything. the highs, the lows, the unknowns, the tears, the tests. i’m grateful because deep down inside, i’ve always understood that this life owes me absolutely nothing.Read More
THIS YEAR WILL TAKE ME PLACES I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW EXISTED
& it’s also going to take me to those places i’ve been dreaming about.
as i mentioned in my first DailyRi, i released a whole lot of baggage in 2018. most of that baggage was really just self-doubt disguised as something else. now that that’s out of the way, this year will be all about creating the kind of impact that i am uniquely positioned to make. here are 19 places i’m headed in 2019:Read More
2019 WILL BE LIT.
i’m really excited about this new year. and not in the cliché “new year, new me” kind of way (although there is absolutely nothing wrong with that), but in the “i really think i’m on to something” kind of way. I can say I’ve identified my purpose in 2018, and i’ve started to walk in it. i know god was waiting for me to heal before i could start exercising these muscles. and now i feel like i’m officially ready to carry heavier loads and begin impacting more people than ever before. 2018 was about recovery & personal breakthroughs, and 2019 will be all about impact - i just feel it.Read More