#thursdaythoughts07052020

Having the patience to wait for the things you deserve, while putting in the word, and believing in yourself are the two greatest tools you need to succeed. Not many people will understand your end game and such will try to deter you from finishing. Know yourself inside and out so that you will be able to overcome any hurdle that comes your way.

I know that you got this, you just need to start believing wholeheartedly!

Beatus Manifestationes,
Nomadic Free Spirit

Affirmation Monday 20042020

It’s time to start focusing on your definition of success rather than “the definition” of success. No two person’s journey is the same, therefore comparing yourself to others won’t help you grow as a person. The only comparison that is allowed is the one with your prior and present versions.

Celebrate all the mini wins along the way to that big goal. It is possible to be your best self and keep the consistency that comes with levelling up. There may be times where you don’t receive a favourable outcome, i.e. “failing”, but learning from the situation facilitates growth. Please, don’t be hard on yourself. You are successful; it you don’t believe it, ask your friends to remind you.

Hope you have a great week and remember to let go of the things that no longer serve your purpose.

Beatus Manifestationes,
Nomadic Free Spirit

#thursdaythoughts12032020

You owe it to yourself to know that side of you that is truly happy.

Beatus Manifestationes,
Nomadic Free Spirit

Happy March!

It’s been two months since the beginning of the year and it’s time to check in:

  1. How have you been?
  2. Is your (mental, physical, spiritual, emotional) health ok?
  3. Have you been saying your positive affirmations?
  4. Have you been remaining positive?
  5. Have you been accomplishing the goals you have set for yourself?
  6. Have you been consistent with your objectives?
  7. Have you been blessing the world with your magic?
  8. Have you been loving yourself wholeheartedly?
  9. Have you been tuning out the negativity?

Kudos to you if you have. I’m happy that you know your worth and you’re willing to maintain that level of consistency. I know there are days when curling up in a ball is the easiest thing, but you choose to go out there to shine bright. Remember you inspire people, so go out there and be that boss.

If you haven’t, there is still time to be your best self. You don’t have to wait until the end of the year, you can do it at any time with the right mindset. If you don’t feel like you are being pushed in that direction, it’s time to change your environment. Everyone is tasked to find their purpose in life; the longer you wait by engaging in distractions the further you are from your happiness. So do better and be better for your future self, success is waiting to be intimately acquainted with you.
Sending positivity your way!

Pax et Felicitatem,
Nomadic Free Spirit

#thursdaythoughts27022020

Know thyself in order to trust thyself fully! You got the ability to make your goals come true, stop letting negative thoughts get in the way.

Beatus Manifestationes,
Nomadic Free Spirit

🥳Celebrating Milestones🥳

If my blog were a baby, she would be at the point where she is more aware of her surroundings. She would try to talk, producing sounds unfamiliar to me, and mimic everything I do. We would both have that love and trust surrounded by unlimited happiness.

Six months ago, I decided to be brave enough to publish my first post publically and chose to keep the consistency. It was such a nerve-wracking experience as I was scared of the rejections I would face when I made myself vulnerable by sharing my inner thoughts to people other than my close friends.

I’m glad I took that jump for I no longer wanted to live in regret. I get such joy from writing, and the words flow so smoothly. I love the challenge I get from pushing myself to be more creative. I learn so much from others who share their stories with me after reading my blogs.

I thank all those who read my blogs and share your feedback and encouragement. It is a rewarding experience as I grow and expand. I urge you to share with others who you think would appreciate the content. I want to inspire as many people possible to reach their potential and stay on the path to be their best self!!

Beatus Manifestationes,
Nomadic Mind Wanderer🦋🦉

#Thursdaythoughts23012020

You are the reason for the success/failures in your life! When you take full responsibility for that then things become easier.

Pax et Felicitatem,
Nomadic Mind Wanderer

End of Year Address (Part 2)

…In Grenada, I reconnected with my father, got the chance to do some significant reflections; which made me learn a lot more about myself, and I finally decided what I wanted to do career wise. After returning from Grenada, I started looking at masters or PhD programmes. I found this school and I knew that it was the school for me (its logo was an owl, I’ll expand in a later post), and coincidently I found a job in analytical chemistry that was 10mins away from where I lived. I applied to both, and I got accepted. Starting school was a bit more complicated as it was impossible to self-fund, but at the 11.9999th hour, things worked out, and I was able to start. During my panic mode for my masters, I started this blog!

I was scared to leave my job but was excited to start this new journey; when I started, it felt like the right decision, and I would be challenged. School felt the same way as well; however, I had a mass panic attack because I had a moment of doubt in myself. Lucky, I spoke to persons, and I felt better about the situation. This made me vow to be consistent with my assignments and review weekly; I stuck to my promise and did great in the first term(kudos to me)! Being at the school also allowed me the opportunity to partake in a workshop geared to helping persons with business ideas (for free).

During this year:

  • I’ve met some fantastic people who called me out for enabling some shit;
  • I realised that I should be around people/things that brought me joy. As a result, some interactions ended as quickly as it started;
  • I realised that Christmas isn’t my thing so for upcoming years I would prefer to volunteer somewhere than getting fat during a meal;
  • I will make more time for the people that are important to me;
  • I’m way too talented to settle for any mediocrity in any aspect of my life.

The year brought about a shift from desiring the things I wanted most in my life to receiving them and made me proud to be my quirky self. I was brave enough to accomplish a lot and committed enough to keep working to maintain that standard. I am ready for what 2020 has to offer, and I am genuinely prepared to accept the greatness I am meant to accomplish.

PxF,
NMW

Consistency to a Fault

Last year it finally stuck that consistency brought forth a successful outcome. I accomplished so much and started some of my longstanding goals. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that I am not broken, just lazy. One day during my meditations, I realised that I have always been consistent; however, it was towards my bad habits.

I was consistent in NOT finishing my goals, holding onto negative emotions (hate, jealousy, anger, resentment, etc.), being lazy, self-doubt, and, the biggest of all, procrastination. I was so loyal to these negative aspects that I never linked it to the fact that it caused my stagnation. It was indeed my experience of Stockholm’s syndrome.

As I see it now, it was easy to be consistent with those traits because it felt safe, it was healthy for me, and I didn’t think I was strong enough to change. Now that I’ve demolished so many barriers since the year of 25, I’ve faced the negative aspects of myself and rewired my brain to understand the importance of being consistent and loyal to the right things.

It was a problematic process changing my mindset as there are so many distractions to revert me. Now that having a persistent mindset is more ingrained within me, it’s harder to go back to square one. I haven’t gotten to where I want to be as yet because it takes lots of self-dedication. However, every day I aim to increase my standards and get to that point. The hardest part was accepting responsibility for my results. Now that I overcame this hump, the journey became more natural for me.

No matter what stage you are in your life, you can get it right if you change your mindset and be consistent with the traits that will allow you to grow holistically.

Pax et Felicitatem,
Nomadic Mind Wanderer

ThursdayThoughts12122019

Let’s work on being better because our future selves depend on it.

Pax, Felicitatem et Viribus,
Nomadic Mind Wanderer

F is for Forward

I was on my way to a workshop about ‘having an entrepreneurial mindset.’ When checking in, I found this button with the letter F. It was catchy and colourful, and I was instantly drawn to it. Without looking at the associated company, the first word I linked F to was FORWARD. FORWARD came to mind because it reminds me of my journey:

  • How I kept pushing myself even though there were lots of barriers to the point where it became frustrating and confusing.
  • How I kept creating a momentum even though I thought it was insignificant.
  • How I never stopped entirely but kept cruising to my current point in life.

Also, when I think of Forward, Maurice Bishop comes to mind with the quote “forward ever, backward never.” He used this quote to inspire the country to obtain growth on various levels. This quote is so powerful that it shouldn’t only apply to nations, but people, as they are the ones that form a country.

Forward is being able to understand me enough to want to make changes/movements. Understanding myself comes from interacting with all situations that appear in my life — learning from every experience I encounter because I will adapt to my environment and consistently be creative.

Forward is always going irrespective to the progress I see from other people. Everyone is different, and as such, every movement is unique. So I never become discouraged when I see others going at ridiculous speeds. At times, It’s always good to take the scenic routes; I get to take in life and pick up some valuable lessons along the way.

F means forward to me, what does it mean to you?

Not sure who Maurice Bishop is??
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Bishop

Pax et Felicitatem,
Nomadic Mind Wanderer

Like Nike (Just Do it!)…

Setting goals makes you super organised, but what about accomplishing them? Believe it or not, growing up, I was THE MOST reserved person ever. I was, indeed, my father’s daughter. I would sit alone, lost in my thoughts for hours because I thought my opinions were best kept to myself. I became more withdrawn as a result and didn’t think anything was worth saying, anymore. Eventually, I started feeling this weight, I couldn’t pinpoint it, but I kept going.

There was this one instance where I wanted to partake in a queen show, I thought about it to the point where I got the application but never submitted it. I was so consumed with fear of the unknown I never thought about how I would feel when I accomplished it. After that, all I had were these “what if” thoughts, playing different scenarios in my head to comfort myself. I realise I spent more time conjuring alternate realities than actually accomplishing the goals I wrote down ages ago. I didn’t know when it happened, but I became stuck in this web of regret, and the entanglement was becoming overbearing. I started to lose myself, and to me, that was worse than having regrets. I realised my mental health would be much better if I just did it because at the end of the day I would prefer to have memories keep me company in my old age.

I have to say becoming a doer is hard work. There were so many challenges to overcome, yourself being the biggest hindrance. I started making my lists (and checking it twice cause I was scared of the change) but eventually I started to slowly do it because it wasn’t fair to treat myself this way. So guilting myself into doing stuff helped; however, when I got scared, I wanted to give up, I had my friends on my case to remind me of my excellence! To my fantastic support system, I SALUTE YOU! I also realised that I was human, and I needed to understand life doesn’t like listening to you. You may intend to do something once, but you end up doing it five times with minimal success, and one day, it will just click, and the cogs will all align.

After a massive introspection, I pinpointed my major weaknesses were lack of patience, lack of consistency and fear of failure. I realised that these things were keeping me back because I would overthink about the failed outcomes before I got started then when I got started life would swoop in and shake things up. So I would be frustrated (lack of patience) and give up (lack of consistency). Never thought I would here now, but it’s all good so far. I think it’s always essential to keep your plans flexible to save yourself from having massive disappointments.

Now, taking the time to know myself was the best thing I ever did for myself. I realise that I am alive, so expect the unexpected, and I’m so prepared. Making plans helps you significantly but allowing wiggle room makes you saner, also, believing in your potential is the greatest gift you can give yourself to cope with the changes in life. Now with all of these things, I just set goals and do it.

I saw this quote that said, the answer would always be no unless you ask. I have been asking, and things have been happening. I have become more outspoken, very assertive, started doing solo travelling, working on a few collaborations and continuously trying to learn something new each day. So my challenge for you is to do some introspection, make that list and be like Nike!