🚗 Ever drive past a place and spot a neat photo op location 🎯 that teaches you about self nurturing?
🙋🏾♀️Well I did and it was nearby my home. Such a bright orangy flower bed arranged so neatly, which you could imagine takes time to create and maintain just like you and me.
I’m not perfect all the time but the more I work on nurturing and ridding the things that would only stunt my growth I blossom into my true intended self😁😁🤗.
I nurture by learning and reading. This year alone is the most I have read books besides reading news articles from different outlets.
In an older post I mentioned my reading vice is motivation and inspirational stories. All different but feeds my mental.
Without that I couldn’t constantly adapt in the workplace and outside of it.
Next, reducing negative thoughts. This is a tough one because I know it’s so easy to harp on things when they have really struck an irritable chord. So I’m always reverting back to just think or visualize BrittanyKnows and it helps me restart my mood.
Lastly, being more greatful. I am soooo greatful I have a home that has really been the glue or major factor to spark all the creativity that I once lacked and desired for in order to make a move into entrepreneurship. And I’m also greatful for those who share bits of advice or nothingness information that turns into helpful actionable advice later.
This song popped in my head while taking a 10 mile walk.
Life is quite funny with the methods and ways it chooses to teach you life lessons. Especially with my career and entrepreneurship efforts.
But, sometimes we all just need to take a backseat and just enjoy the beautiful life ahead. Seeing what is in front of us.
I took this picture on my way returning home from work. And just thought how beautiful life is. No matter what your situation may be, still, life itself is beautiful and the more we take the time to appreciate, how simpler situations become.
I constantly have to be aware, watching, listening and it’s not easy from a business perspective because people are not always having best intentions, but that’s what happens.
Regardless, consuming myself with the what ifs or the more dimmer side of things will only make it difficult to push ahead to greater things.
I am actually most creative when walking and letting the universe speak to me. Being open minded and accepting to the habits and flow movement of nature really helps add this calming energy.
I instantly forget all the stacks of responsibilities and tasks I must complete.
That’s how life should be. Worry-free. And the more I embrace those calming times, especially as my life coach has said , it really helps create a clearer mind.
After watching Lion King, which I thought a better job could have been done, I came across a challenge that Beyonce has started: #BrownSkinGirlChallenge and in a slight way reminded me of my next video I am releasing, which is all about building my confidence.
In speaking for myself and not over generalizing, it took years for me to build self confidence. From the names I was called by other students and the feeling of being the odd man left out, I began to believe those negative feelings others had towards me.
But, luckily it also pushed me to be better and work hard even when I felt like I had run out of gas and my black girl magic was on empty.
In fact, I never knew of that term until a few years when it was said on BET. I was busy trying to be like others to be accepted when I was younger when really you will never get accepted whether you conform or not, so why not – just be you?
Well, I am me. I can’t act any more black or less than I truly can. I love who I am because if we were all the same – we’d all race to find something different. So I opt to be that. Different, which helps fuel my individualism and passion for creativity.
So it’s not just a #brownskingirlchallenge it’s a #justbeyouchallenge
Be on the lookout for my next video later end of this week!
I have kind of been waiting for this moment for awhile.
I told my mom listen if I want to make any footing with what I am doing I need to first get a better phone that take better pictures and videos.
I also need to get a computer because my current one was running at capacity.
It was the scariest and happiest moments because it meant I was investing a ton in myself. While some people still occasionally ask what am I looking to do which gets annoying after awhile. I have to think to myself that only me matters and my beliefs and if I have a goal I just need to stick with it and keep moving forward.
Kind of reminds me of a kid movie I saw and I absolutely loved it and meant to buy on DVD, but now that I have remembered I will need to do that :-). Meet the Robinsons.
Resonated so much with me at that time and still does subconsciously. Stealing a great quote from the movie: “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” A life lesson from the Disney film: Meet the Robinsons.
That is all any of us could ever do. So I kept on moving forward and purchased an iMac and iPhone – and things can only go up from here!
This is why I try to document my journey because not everyone will let you in and some times it’s just helpful to know others journey to better craft your own.
It’s a pink & blue day and this is one of my most casual and comfy outfits yet by Ann Taylor Loft. I took this pose because even though I am a little stressed I have to start with 1 foot forward. We all do, 1 step at a time. Because I can’t control everything. But I can choose my approach to handle situations. Between work, real estate and everything BrittanyKnows weh, I am so happy it is friday!