Throwback Thursday: College Highlights


My honors scholar award, me at one of the honor society ceremonies and graduation:)
Good Afternoon:) My writer’s block has gotten serious so I have been looking for inspiration in various places. I was on Instagram looking at my friends’ “Throwback Thursday” posts and wanted to do one of my own but I wanted to elaborate a bit more about the pics and what they meant to me. I started thinking about the last time I felt fulfilled and accomplished and I realized that I haven’t had those feelings since I graduated from college in 2013. This was my second time trying the college thing (when I went to college in Atlanta straight out of high school, things didn’t work out the way I expected) and I set 2 specific goals for myself. The first goal was to graduate in 3 years because it was possible as long as I didn’t take any breaks and the second was to graduate with a 4.0 GPA because I wanted to push myself mentally in a way that I never had before. I was beyond ecstatic when I accomplished both of those goals and it made me realize that I could do anything if I put my mind to it and REALLY wanted it bad enough. On top of that, I was inducted into 3 honor societies and won a special award from the Honors Program I was in. These achievements made me feel like I was finally able to get something right and looking back on it, I am so proud I made it to that point and my father was able to see his little girl achieve these goals before he passed away the following year. 

As I was reflecting on that time in my life, i wondered where my passion and dedication has gone since then. There are so many things that I want to achieve and I know what they are but I’m not sure on where to start. Going back to school was scary for me in the beginning but my willpower and determination outweighed my fear of failure. As I stated earlier in this post, if I really want something bad enough, I can make it happen but before I get to that point, I need to start doing the things that I am passionate about to give me that push I need to lead a life of greatness. I know that everything happens for a reason and I am here for a greater purpose and not confined to my current circumstances. Instead of overwhelming myself with trying to do multiple things at once, I’m going to focus on one or two goals at a time like I did in college and give my all to making them happen. Patience is a virtue and I thank you all for being patient with me as I figure out the next steps to take in my journey. Talk to you soon!
Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

Wisdom Wednesday: Turn Your Dreams Into Reality 

Good Afternoon! After a week of being on an emotional roller coaster as well as in slight discomfort from getting 3 teeth pulled, (ouch!) I told myself that I would make a post on Wisdom Wednesday that would push me forward and give myself and others the motivation to go after the things they want in life. While I was on Facebook yesterday, I saw the quote posted above and I realized that as much as I dream and visualize the things I want in my life, I haven’t stepped out of the “dream” state of mind. 

Dreams can’t come true without the action that goes behind them so even though I am physically awake, my dreams are dormant because I haven’t been pushing myself to go after the things I want with everything I have. I have accomplished a lot in my (almost) 30 years of living but I’m not content with living off of past successes and achievements. Life is a challenge but the things that are really worth having are worth the pain, struggle and sacrifice. I’ve already taken the first step by being able to create my own dream but now I have to take a huge leap forward and be prepared for whatever comes my way. In the end, I want to be able to see those visions in my head in real life and not only in the fantasies that linger in my mind while sleeping.  I can’t wait to see what transpires:) 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!