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Tyrese Gibson posted a video entitled Visionary a while ago and it resonated with me. He spoke of having visions that only a select few have the ability to see. He spoke of the genius of those visions and he spoke of success and achievements of those visions. He spoke of how rare it was to have visions (clear view of a goal from inspection to execution to success of the goal). He enlightened me.

Today I came up with the idea of creating a vision board. I’m not new to the vision board concept but I was used to mentally creating visions at night before I went to bed. I wanted these visions to penetrate my subconscious so it would become second nature. Recently, I’ve been unable to have a clear vision of my plans and goals so I decided to create a visual. It’s a combination of words, images and quotes that resonated with me. I pulled them magazine. I made sure that there we’re not superficial images and unattainable views. Prior to creating the board I wrote down a few words that I wanted to see show up on the board so I wouldn’t be strayed from my overall goal.

Underneath the board I’ll be writing down my short term and long term goals. I want to make sure I create a shift in my life – that I’m impacting myself in the most positive way.

I’m thoroughly excited to start a new journey! Join me!

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Authenticity

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I’ve started a new journey…it’s nothing new…I mean the concept isn’t but the journey is new for me. 

I’ve been in need of a new book.  Something to inspire me and create a shift for me. I can feel when my spirit is in need of something refreshing and when my mind is ready for a shift in growth and enlightenment. I recently went through a traumatizing break up ( if you can call it that) and was needing to shed some of that unwanted pressure and weight. 

 

I came across Brené Brown’s book while on break from work one day. I’ve definitely heard of her work and past publications and knew that she was a shame researcher and educator. I was still drawn to this one particular book, her newest book entitled ‘The Gifts of Imperfections ‘. Feeling imperfect and unworthy after that ‘breakup’, I was completely drawn to this book. I read through certain parts of the book and loved the tone and content.  I didn’t know how much I needed this book and Brené ‘s guide posts until I was addicted to the ‘what’s next’. 

What I’ve learned thus far

I’ve learned about how impact-full this past relationship was. I learned that being myself required the Three C ‘ s,  courage, connection and compassion. I’ve also learned that I’ve always tried to just be Renee but on some days I fall short and look for approval from others thus transforming myself into someone I’m not just for a sense of belonging. Authenticity over approval is required in my life going forward and I challenge anyone who reads this to do the same. I’ve learned that I am my best when I’m being authentic. For example, achieving my goals, living hard and free, implementing and executing my visions or someone else’s visions and using my talents and gifts. I’m sure there’s more but I’m only 2/3 through the book.

 

Never be afraid to tell your story. Courage is what’s going to get you that connection and compassion to help you over that hurdle and on YOUR imperfect path to being YOU! 

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time I find the courage to write and own my story! 

 

21 Days Of Gratitude

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21 Days Of Gratitude

21 days of seeking more!

Mentors Channel and award winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, offer you a whole new way to meditate.

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 29 & 30

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29)   Who is your closest or most special friend that you’ve never met and what do they mean to you? How did you cross paths? Talk about how you “met” them: Facebook, Twitter, an online support group, etc.

Does God count? If so, He’s the only relationship that will never ever need to be explained. 

I’d have to say Jeneille. She writes for the magazine. She came on has a writer and then became our beauty editor and social media manager. I found her blog through a Caribbean blog directory. I realized early on that she had great purpose. She was here to help me grow in so many ways, professionally and personally. She has me doing this stupid challenge! I accept her season in my life, I depend on it at times for work or just for some one to hear me vent. I’m grateful. 

30)   Write a letter to your future mate saying whatever you want to say

Dear Future Mate, 

Be patient with me, help me, protect me and honour me and our potential. Make me laugh, make me smile and cherish me. 

I’ll protect you, I’ll pray for you and I’ll challenge you. I’m your rib. You bleed, I bleed. 

Hold on because it will get bumpy. Just don’t lose sight of we. 

It’s our world, abundantly. 

 

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: 27 & 28

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27)   Talk about something that you really, really, really love about yourself.

I really love that I’m so down to earth. That I can be in many different spaces and connect with people regardless. I love many things about myself, but being able to interact with people at all levels I think is an asset. 

28)   Describe a moment when you made a big, bold move. In any area of life: Career, Love, etc.

Career – starting my own business. Very bold, very costly, very time consuming, very stressful. I could be doing something else, but I’m here starting my own business and being me – being bold!

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: 25 & 26

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25)   Describe a moment when you “paid it forward.” What happened and how did it feel?

I was a sunday school teacher for a few years and we had to put on a show. Years before that I was one of the youngest members of our Church Junior Choir and we practiced very hard and won many awards. This situation with the sunday school was different. They hadn’t had training and we got them at all ages from 3-17. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. The conductors are my Choir director’s(who passed away several years ago) children. This was not jut nostalgic for me but emotional for them. We practiced very hard and decided to put on a Christmas show. The outpouring response was amazing. Although, we were apprehensive the show turned out great. The kids sonunded amazing! We found out that some of them can actually sing and we gave them solos during the showcase. Although they would complain duirng rehearsal, after the Christmas showcase, they asked for a Spring Showcase! 

26)   Name a song that makes you cry every time you hear it and why

I got to find peace of mind – Lauryn Hill