After an eventful weekend in Virginia Beach for Pharrell’s Something in the Water festival, my job is already calling me to pick up an assignment. Also, if you went to Broccoli City Fest and Something In The Water I know you had an amazing time. Shout out to Pharrell for putting on such a cool festival.
Now that our mini vacays from the stressors of life are over, we’re back to regular scheduled programming. Quick reminder: It’s ok if you feel like you’re squared up with life right now. And it’s also ok if life brings her homegirls: Bills, Random Shit, Rent, Slow Metabolism and whoever else to jump in. Because guess what? You’ll be fine no matter what. You have the power to take your life in another direction. It won’t be easy but you can. Remember those Passion Projects you keep putting to the side? They’re waiting on you to dust them off and give it another crack. You’re probably feeling like you only have so much energy in 24 hours. Which is true but:
To me, passion projects are not boxed into one particular thing. I believe that they are personal projects or activities that lead to one’s ultimate happiness and freedom. For example, one of my passion projects is transforming my body to be happier with myself. Not only the outside but the inside with eating healthier and changing my thought processes. A holistic transformation of my mind, body and soul. I’ve stopped and started this for so long but I’m going to try it again. Yours may be learning a new skill or even starting a business. Who cares? Just do it. The amazing thing is that these tasks bring you happiness even if they are tedious. The plus is that we are now given this new found freedom to be whatever we want and possibly make money from it. There’s more to life than that 9-5 and it’s time to take advantage of that.
It may not be perfect and that’s ok. You are strong. Get back up and keep pushing through. Character development happens through pursuing new things and mistakes are always teachable moments.
The Passion Projects will help you take time off of thinking about things you’re anticipating and waiting for like a job. I take Naveszn serious because it brings me happiness outside of my job circumstance. I have the foresight to see it blossoming into something great. Create a lane for yourself when no one else will. It will pay off.
She is a 2017 Howard Alumna and world traveler. Because of her love for travel and helping people, she’s started her blog which documents her adventures but also provides services to help others become world travelers. She helps you find affordable packages that allow you to find destinations, flights and hotels. It’s really an affordable and necessary service especially for millennials who may feel boxed in by their lack of financial freedom. Her services are for anybody of any age. If you’re just feeling like you need a new scenery or the yearning to feel new soil under your feet, then she is the trip planner for you. Couples will definitely benefit especially for those much needed Baecations. I implore you to check her out and utilize her talents.
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Life is a thorough fare, meaning it’s just a destination between birth to death. (not trying to sound morbid) But seriously, you’re going to progress, you’re going to move forward but just on your own time. I cannot stress this enough, STOP COMPETING WITH THE NEXT PERSON. My friend Jay told me, “The only person you should be competing with is your old self. Be better than you were before.”
Think about it this way: When you go to the grocery store, everybody is in the same place on a different mission looking for different recipes. There are always people going and coming. Even if you come with somebody, you’ll never step out of the door at the same time. You come in with a purpose, get what you need, and leave. Same with life. You move to different aisles just like different stages of your life too for different recipes. So do you, appreciate yourself and your process because you got that flavor, baby.
She is a 2017 Howard Alumna with the passion for motivating others to be their best selves. She is a Life Transformation Strategist and the founder of FYI (For Your Inspo) with movements like the Transparency Project. Because of her love to empower others and her knack for Public Speaking, she has gone on to start www.briamontgomery.com. She provides services such as Life Coaching memberships, merchandise and even inspirational blog posts. If you come to her empty, I guarantee you’ll leave full. Not only is she good at what she does but she is genuine in wanting to help you better yourself. Her following Instagram post really spoke to me.
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ARE YOU WILLING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE TO TEST YOUR FAITH? I quit my job last month… the same day I was invited to fly to the UK FOR FREE to indulge in the social impact of post-slavery. Taking CTRL of my life is a phenomenal feeling. My spirit is elevated. I feel free, limitless, and UNCOMFORTABLE AS HELL. But this leap of faith has been forcing me to meet God half way. I’ve never felt this feeling before, but it’s indescribable. We get so comfortable that we don’t usually notice when we’re being complacent. Challenge yourself to sacrifice something for your faith. You won’t regret it.
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No matter how much you aren’t feeling like it, muster up the energy for at least one small thing that adds to your vision. Small steps are still steps, baby. It’s easy to get caught up in the machine. Going to work, making your money, coming home and waking up to go to work again. It’s possible to keep your horizons broad even when the sun isn’t shining so bright. That’s probably why many people may work on their projects in the evenings or early mornings.
Do it even if it’s not something to make profit off, like a sport. Or maybe you want to learn how to swim or play the piano. Maybe even water polo. Do. That. Shit. You become more well rounded. You never know who you’ll inspire to smell the roses of a fresher life.
It’s the first of the month on tomorrow. You have a day to lounge around but May 1st is your reset! We’ll call it #MakeItHappenMay. For the entire month of May, we’re going to take a small step each day to add to a much needed goal of yours. I’ll be posting on my personal Instagram and Facebook to document my progress. I hope this helps you. Remember, 21 days makes a habit. At the end of May, I’ll be posting my results and yours!