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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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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!