Gang Gang

I love Migos. I think that they are my favourite rap group at this time. From their new album, Culture II, I have been obsessively listening to Gang Gang. Its a great song to add to your workout playlist if you like trap music that kind of has an R&B feel to it.

 

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Start of My Fitness Journey

I have been watching Revenge Body lately with Khloe Kardashian and it has inspired me to want to change my life style. I am more motivated than ever to get into summer body shape and to change myself through my mind, body and soul. This is a journey to getting not only into better shape, but also to feeling happier with who I am as a person. I will be tracking my progress via my blog as well as using meal prep strategies. My goal is to be a healthier and happier person within the next 12 weeks. I will do weekly check ins to show my progress throughout this journey. If you ever want support with your journey you can always message me in my contact section of my blog. I look forward to shedding pounds along side all of y’all out there.

“Man’s Rejection is God’s Protection”

“Man’s rejection, is God’s protection”

This is a quote that I have been living by lately.

Last week, I was listening to an episode of the Lady Gang podcast featuring Jeannie Mai from The Real. As I was listening, she was discussing a lost opportunity years prior to her success and how that rejection allowed her to find something better and more fulfilling. This quote was enlightening to me and I began to think about all of the times when rejection has spawned an otherwise positive outcome for me.

For example, I had been working in the same seasonal job position from my mid teens into my early 20’s. For the first time in 6 years, I was blindsided when I got an email that stated that my services would not be needed for that upcoming summer. I became frantic and depressed. I took the first job that was offered to me because I was so nervous to be unemployed, even though it wasn’t related to my field. When I went to job orientation, I became suddenly depressed and I knew that it wasn’t for me. I went home and cried but then I suddenly woke up and decided to apply to every job opportunity so that I could focus on my career and not my loss. When I opened my email, the company that I had previously interned at had a position open for me and I jumped at it! I have been there now for 3 years, working in my field of study and loving it.

The rejection in this case was my protection as it allowed me to grow in my career instead of basking in my comfort.

I think about my break up with my ex as well. His rejection was my protection. His rejection allowed me to self reflect and work on the parts of myself that weren’t so great. It also allowed me to learn that self love is the most important factor in life and that we can achieve this through a belief that we have the power to do all things because of a higher power (Call it God or not). I began to believe in the universe and this manifested into me believing in myself. I began to love the others around me more. Mostly, I learned to let go of people and negative situations that no longer served me.

I also learned what I did and didn’t want in a man so that hopefully I will get the chance to get love right in the future.

These were lessons I had to learn.

So, the next time you feel that getting declined for something is the worst thing in the world, always remember this: Man’s rejection is God’s Protection. You won’t see it right away, but you will soon see it manifest into a different and better opportunity.

Some articles:

http://theprayingwoman.com/sometimes-rejection-is-gods-protection/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/maddisen-k-krown/coping-with-rejection_b_2586145.html

Let Them Go

This is my Health and Wellness tip of the day: let them go.

Let go of the people who no longer serve a purpose in your life in order to grow.

Don’t get bitter and think that they weren’t for you and that’s why they are gone. Think about the fact that they were for you for a time and that you now need to let them go because you both need to grow.

Thank them, whether internally or externally, for the time and role they spent in your life and then keep on letting your heart be thankful for them walking in and out when they did. Every one you meet that touches you has the power to transform and change your life. Grow and show yourself the power you have gained from their presence. Do not dwell in their non existence in your space, but flourish in YOUR gratitude of their existence in the world. For you would not have had the lessons you had if they were not there, nor would you have been able to find the tools to grow that you needed.

Be thankful and let them go. More people will come, that is a fact. Learn and let go of the ones who have finished teaching you how to be good to all the others.

Tennessee Whiskey

Last night as I was watching the Grammy Awards, I saw Chris Stapleton’s performance and instantly my favourite song by him started to play in my brain. 

Unlike most people, after my heartbreak, I found it truly challenging to be able to listen to break up songs (unless they were by John Mayer). When I heard Tennessee Whiskey for the first time I didn’t become sad about my heart break, but I became hopeful about love for the future. Every work that Stapleton articulated didn’t represent my former love of heartbreak but it allowed me to envision a different kind of love that I could experience. That’s the beauty of music; you can always find a song to identify with in every case and for every feeling and that is the greatest gift that we have in song.

 

Jokes from France

My friend is currently doing an exchange in Paris, France for one year and he sent me some funny snaps while touring the city! These were too humorous not to share both here and on my Instagram! Check them out and let me know if you laugh!

2018! What!

ITS 2018! I feel like after the 2017 I have had, the beginning of a new year is the best way to start fresh and move forward in the most positive way possible. I believe that only good things can come from this year and that I have to dedicate it to working on myself and my career. Positive thinking is key to growth and success moving forward. I have to continue to work on that as the year goes by.

I will continue to occasionally write on this blog as it has been my baby since 2012, but I don’t know what other content to focus on in the new year. I will continue to think about this.

Anyways, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. Best wishes for 2018! You can do anything you set your mind to.