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TunnelVision

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Living life is a journey and a road that we’re all traveling. Along the way we come across some speed bumps and road blocks that may hinder us from going the desired rate that we imagined to reach our goals. However, we should in no way allow that to deter us from the desired outcome that we planned for. Although the plans to reach your goals may change along the way, don’t let that stop you from achieving what you have set your mind to do.

Things will not always turn out as we think they should. When that happens, we should reroute to pick ourselves up and keep moving forward. Don’t hesitate, move forward, there is more joy in accomplishing what you are passionate about than giving up and creating an excuse that’ll make you feel better. Where there is a will, there is a way, so set your mind to it and make that dream happen.

All things are possible if you believe, are you willing to believe? Do you have faith that you can overcome that obstacle and achieve your dreams, hopes, passions, most intimate desires??

Let me tell you a quick story, I once knew a girl who so desperately wanted to earn her college degree that she could taste it. However, right before her senior year of college, she was faced with serious financial difficulty. She had to pay over $2,000 to the school or she’d be kicked out of the university until she paid off that semester. Her mom couldn’t help, her father just gave thousands to her younger sibling in school as well, and just paid a few hundred on her semester bill that fall already- with two more children at home, he didn’t have it then.  This girl reached out to family and friends and prayed every night for God to show her a miracle. As it became closer to the deadline, she became more stressed and her faith began to waiver. She cried EVERY NIGHT. She wasn’t ready to give up the campus life that she built for herself, without her degree that she was so close to earning.

One night, this girl had the brilliant idea and the “balls” to e-mail the president of the university about her situation, to ask for  her  help and offer any freelance skills she could in art. That night, the president forwarded her email to the executive director of financial aid. Who was this?? Lol. She already knew people in high places in financial aid, but never anyone such as this! That night the executive director of financial aid e-mailed the girl back….and would you believe it…her bill was paid….with thousands leftover!

That girl was me. I say all that to say, don’t let go of your dreams, look them in the face and achieve them by any means necessary! Fear and doubt are no longer options!  Turn off the interference and turn on the TunnelVision, there are some dreams and goals to achieve right now! If you’ve stopped, pick up from where you left off and keep going!

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Daily Inspiration x Food for Thought

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Speechless.  That’s what I was when I saw this quote while I was running for errands today.  I was truly speechless by the sight of this quote.  This message had me feeling guilty before I could even begin to make an excuse for myself.  “What would I do if failure was not an option?”  Wow, the possibilities are endless.  Wow. 

“What would you do if failure were not an option?”  Today’s post is just food for thought.  There is no need for a lengthy post, just feast on this and meditate.  Take time to think, what would I really be doing?  Why not put a plan in place to achieve that goal with greatness.  There is nothing wrong with few failed attempts, how will you know that you’ve made it if you don’t know what failure is?  If failed moments arise, then let them be your spring board into the reality of making your dreams come to life.

…Thanks for stopping by…

 

Goal Setting….and sticking to it!

It’s not New Year’s and I’m not going through any major life transitions….right now lol.  But I am about setting goals and sticking to them, I may not be able to follow through with everything, but from this point on I am!  I must admit the crowd of young entrepreneurs and artists in the city of Philadelphia truly inspire me.  They inspire me so much so that they encourage me to set goals and give me hope of achieving my dreams.  From social media posts and attending their events, I have seen how so many have grown in just a year…and others I’m just meeting, but they are just as inspiring.  Their stories of how they didn’t give up and they pressed on, help me to find the strength within myself to do the same.  I know that I am equipped, it is just about me possessing and pushing forward. 

I do have a few things that prevent me from going full time into any dream right now, I do work full time to support myself and my child, but there are many others who had to do the same and now they are thriving.  Thinking about myself and what I love…and what I wouldn’t mind supporting….the arts.  I love the arts, it’s not just fine art, graphic design, music, dance, poetry, spoken word, fashion, or style…rather, it is all of these things combined in one.  I am truly passionate about the arts, it runs in my blood…for eleven years I was in dance school, I sang with choirs from elementary school to college, I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil, painting is a release for me, and I was a graphic design/ studio arts major in college.  Writing is something that has been in me for the longest and I didn’t tap into it until I had my baby girl.  I used to get English merit awards and was nominated for the National English Merit Award by my eleventh grade English teacher.  I may have been lazy at times…but I do have talent.

That’s the problem with me and probably others too…you have talent but you lack the drive…that was me for the longest and now, that part of me is changing.  I am thankful to have a job, but I cannot see myself working for others as my end…unless I am doing something that I am truly passionate about.  I’ve changed…what I used to be able to tolerate or do well…I still can…it’s just that I am worn out from it.  So today, with all of you wonderful readers as my witness…I am going to switch up my “journee” a bit.  For the longest, you faithful followers have heard bits and pieces of my story of how I got here, my job, my baby girl, fashion, my style, and events in the city of Philadelphia.  Well today, I add one more to that list…a new blog that high lights the wonderful city that I am so happy to be apart of…Philadelphia (and surrounding areas).  When you get a chance…come visit me at http://creativcityphilly.blogspot.com/

As always…thanks for stopping by and I will have lots more to share as I continue on this “journee!”

Oooooohhhh Betsy! With Love XOXO

Fall is on its way and these ‘Leaha’ boots by Betsy Johnson are perfect for the weather and styles!

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These boots are so yummy, I had to have a bite! Fashion for dinner does a stylist good 😉 I love the design aesthetic of Betsy Johnson, she is so colorful and vibrant with her design palette. I am in love when I can get my hands on one of her designs.

You can tell that Betsy Johnson is content and passionate about what she does—-it shows through her eclectic style. She can wear a tutu with combat boots and braids and be decent all at once! She also has a reality tv show now with her daughter and I’ve had the opportunity to catch one episode that showcased Betsy’s vibrant personality.

If there’s one thing we can learn from Betsy, it’s that your passion will shine through your work. If you’re totally passionate about a particular subject area and don’t have an outlet, create your own. Get creative and brainstorm the best way to build your platform to support your dreams!

“Dreamers have the power to make fantasy a reality.”

As always….thanks for stopping by and have a great day 😉

A Look into my past speaks about my Future

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The photo above gives you a clue about my past and where I’m going. ….I’ll start from the beginning.

When I attended college, I started off as a psychology major, then switched to secondary education, and finally to elementary education. But I changed my major again, to graphic design in a studio arts program. I didn’t attend the design school of my choice and my university didn’t have the program that I truly wanted to be enrolled in.

However, I chose my program and excelled. After graduation because of all of my education credits, I taught for a few years and I am now an assistant director at an early education school. I still love kids and teaching, however I have an intense passion for the arts. The local creative economy around me has inspired me more than they know.

It was about a year ago that I finally got back onto the computer after years of my dreams being crushed. I created this “self portrait” that you see above. I looked at a picture of myself and I went for it. It felt so good to do this. Although I have a full time job and a beautiful baby girl to take care of, I am still pursuing my dreams head on and I won’t take no for an answer. I won’t take a fall as the final remedy. I’m more mature and determined now, and I thank God for my experiences for they have shaped me.

I don’t regret my past or the decisions I’ve made. I just won’t make the same mistakes twice, nor will I give into anything that’s not worth my future. God knew what He was doing with me all along and He knows where I’m going.

I really enjoy a quote I saw recently

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Says it all in a nutshell. Your dreams, they might’ve been on hold for various reasons, but today I tell you that its not too late to look up and take hold of them from where you are!

Today, be determined to live out your dreams!