Traveling is Not Always Pretty

I am here to burst a lot of people’s bubble and say traveling is not always pretty. You will have moments where things will go wrong to the point of you crying. I have heard many stories of how people have unfortunately been picked pocketed or have been scammed out of their money from tour companies. Or even the tour company bus drivers going on strike in the middle of the night completely changing your airport shuttle plans (yes this happened to me). Note: this post is not to discourage anyone from traveling. Its more to let people know that traveling is more than the photos we see online. There are many tears in those photos.

                Traveling is more than a nice photo or going on a “life changing voyage to the depths of your soul”. Traveling will test you beyond your limits and help you to learn lessons that you will apply to things latter in life.  The journey will also help you to uncover things about people that you could possibly have not fathom. My most recent trip to Paris and Iceland has taught me that although unexpected changes happen, and your suitcase may break, you must find a way to laugh and continue on with your trip. When you stay in the mindset of things not being pretty, it prevents you from fully enjoying your trip. So, no matter the hiccups in the path, always try to enjoy your trip.

Travel is good for the soul. But everything that is good is tested.
Travel is good for the soul. But everything that is good is tested.
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Travel Tip: Find the positive and trust it will get better.  

Another Travel Tip: Traveling is not always pretty and that’s ok.

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Doing Something that Scares You

In less than twenty-four hours I am supposed to give a chat to a room of over fifty people. I am honesty not prepared because in true school fashion I have been procrastinating. But I think the reason I am scared to pursue this speaking engagement is because even when I prepare in advance I still do not feel prepared to speak. Speaking for me has been hard because people have always tried to keep me quiet and up until recently that has always worked. When it comes to speaking willingly, it can be hard because when you are used to someone constant silencing you, it’s hard at times to speak up for something that is concerning to you. At least for me it is. However, I have found that when one is passionate about the topic or subject that they are speaking on it can be a bit easier to talk about. I am not 100% sure if talking about something you are passionate about in front of over fifty makes it easier especially if it’s your first speaking engagement.

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Sometimes you just have to jump

I always keep in mind when I’m scared one important lesson I have learned throughout my life. That lesson is: sometimes one must operate in fear. Fear can be paralyzing and can sometimes make you want to hide in a corner. However, when you decide to take that jump while your still afraid, it not only gives you a different feeling, it allows you to understand what you are truly capable of. I know many people who will say not to operate in fear, however sometimes that’s what you must do to get to your next level.
If you are reading this entry right now, just know its ok to operate in fear. You will learn several great lessons about yourself and the world. Just remember to smile in the moment. Even if you’re just laughing in the moment can help to release some of the pressure. Doing that can truly put somethings in to perspective.
Please feel free to like and comment if you have ever done something that scared you and how you felt afterwards.

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Back to School

I am excited to say that this week had my last first day of formal education. When I say formal education, I mean in terms of getting up daily to go to school and doing homework for teachers.  I will forever be a lifelong student because I enjoy reading leisurely about topics that will help to grow my mind, body and spirit. It is honestly a bitter sweet moment realizing that is my last first day of school.

back to school pic          School in general has taught me a variety of lessons. Those lessons ranged from the importance of knowledge, the power of connections and the significance of stepping outside of your comfort zone. However graduate school thus far has taught me the importance of truly stepping into who you are meant to be. This task I have always suffered with because I was constantly burying who I was due to pressure from others and from a fear of constantly being disliked. But this one year graduate program has really taught me thus far to step into who I was meant to be and to never let fear stop me. When we silence the fear inside of us, it allows for people to be able to complete their true desires. Some of my desires were going to the gym, but I had a fear of people potentially judging me about it. But while in school, I decided I wanted to feel good and eat better. By doing these things it taught me an important lesson of I can still care about my physical well-being without sacrificing for my educational well-being. Even if we cannot silence the fears completely, we should keep going with hopes realizing that life is about taking a fear and making the best out of a situation

Since I am going into my final semester currently, I have finally created a schedule that would work best for me and I am excited to see where this semester will take me. Even though I graduate in May and do not have much time, I know that I can accomplish all that I desire to do and have the skills from school to conquer them. So, cheers to the last semester …. Well may be for now😊

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