This past weekend I took a long overdue trip to NYC! I was excited because I haven't been since 2011, and every year since I left I kept saying, I'm going! About a month ago, I decided to book a ticket. No matter what. I'm thankful for how well it worked out, but it re-confirmed a previous frame of though I developed when I was younger: Go For It! Live the Adventure that life is!
Now I can be transparent and say, it might be a little idealistic being that I don't have kids or a husband to tend to, but its just how I really feel deep down inside. Adventure isn't about breaking the bank or even going around the world. You're not required to escape your life to be adventurous or go on adventure. I believe adventure takes faith, discomfort, and a passion for more!
When people get stuck doing the same routine, going to the same places, and having the same type of experiences, it will get old; you will get bored; and you just might feel sucky and dried out. Its the times when you go to a new part of the city, workout at a new location, meet some new people, eat at a new restaurant, or for me, buy a random groupon to do something on a bucket list, in which you feel invigorated. The spark of spontaneity and change can have a positive affect on your mind and body.
Your joy increases as a result of new stimulation your mind and body receive. Your adrenaline gets going. Through adventure you are honoring your spirit because you are choosing to awaken it to the possibility of resonating at a higher level.
Spending even 4 days in a city full of lights, laughter, winter, protests, passion, love, anger, trash, and raw talent just does something to me! Going to see a Broadway show with a great friend I haven't seen in a long time, just does something to me! Adventure is awakening! Above all, adventure is transformational.
BE Adventurous. BE Awakened~
By: Tiffany Wright
When you experience a lot of emotional and mental challenges early on in life, it’s sometimes difficult to believe that there will be a time in which happiness may take over your life. I know women (and men) who’ve been hurt so deeply by the time they are 25, they believe they will never get married or be in a great relationship. Some who feel so entrapped by their past, they find it very difficult to the light in their future.
I love having conversations with people who've seemed to have so many lives wrapped up in one. People who've lost love and were able to find it again. Who sacrifice for their lives for their children, and start anew once all their children are out the house. Even others, who've been able to advance in several career fields.
There is proof everyday around you that happiness is abundantly available. There is so much opportunity for greatness, impact, success and amazing experiences. Always know that as long as you have breath in your body, you have life right in your hands. In the name if self love, honor who you are and the deserving nature of your presence to feel love and joy while spreading love and joy. Disappointment happens. Loss happens. Heck life happens, and sometimes our "plans" are derailed," but never let such occurrences keep you completely away from living and being open to renewal.
Happiness is a choice. Joy is a concentrated way of life. Choose to always move beyond feelings of "blah", unworthiness, defeat, and doubt. You have choices. You always have choices, and the life you want to live is available.
How will you live today?
Written by: Tiffany W.
Today young spirit bird, Willow Smith, released a song entitled 8. The song, title making reference to her numerology Life Path number, explores the importance of identity, security and confidence. It's a rather interesting topic to be sung by a 13 year old because most teens and even those "adults" up to their mid-twenties are more concerned with abiding by societal expectations rather than living as individuals.
When most songs nowadays are talking about bottles, twerkin, poppin, flippin, partying and living a careless yet "wealth inflated" lives, she's singing about one thinking twice before creating images on social media that are not indicative of your true lives; letting go of obsessions over materials things and learning the importance of understanding the truths of life.
I find the song to be potentially transformational for many. Whereas most entertainers feed the idea of projecting false images, this will hopefully plant a seed of enlightenment for those who listen to the song and grow to love it. A mental renewal is so necessary in our society. People are spending money to create images of themselves that do not exists. Women and men alike are investing in cosmetic surgery to satisfy ideas of perfection, when in actuality no matter how high or low your confidence is, your spirit is dead and you will continue to live a life of dissatisfaction.
Living your life for the mere attention of or pleasure of others leads to a lonely life. People will be attached to an image of you that does not exists, and this can in turn truly cause loneliness because you will get to a point of frustration when you cannot be yourself. Living a life to strive for perfection for the mere satisfaction of others is the antithesis of self love. Enjoy life. It's okay to love fashion, music, and the YOLO mentality, but the only truth that matters is that, which is reflected in your mind during silent times, when no is around; when silence forces you to reflect and answer to yourself.
True happiness and satisfaction starts with you; loving you and knowing you. Whether on social media or in real life, when you find yourself having second thoughts about just being authentic, ignore it. Just BE You. At the end of the day, there's power in who you are.
Written by: Tiffany W.