I’m Leaving 2019 With An Overflowing Heart

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With a few days remaining until we welcome 2020, this is my final post for this year. I have so many things that I’m excited to share with you but right now, at this moment, I just want to say thank you from the depth of my heart. Truly, this year has been a momentous one for each of us in many ways.

When this year began, I hadn’t the slightest clue that my blog would evolve as much as it did and really, it’s because of each of you. You encouraged me to be consistent with my writing and in doing so I committed to sharing with you honestly and authentically- and at times a reminder that you are enough; as you’ve always been.

I’ve renamed and redefined the blog, fidgeted with the aesthetic and most importantly, I’ve gained clarity on the power and purpose of my platform and deepened my soul search. More than you know, it was you who propelled me this far and your love has ripped the seams of my heart open! Much like the way I’ve been ripping my jeans!

As the new year quickly approaches, my heart overflows with gratitude. Thank you for sharing my journey with me through my blog posts – for reading, responding and sharing them with your tribe. Thank you for your encouragement – for always letting me know you were looking forward to the next post and checking in with me whenever they were missing.

Thank you for your love – it was more than I could ever ask for and enough to sustain me in moments of weakness, fear and doubt. Importantly, thank you, too, for sharing your stories with me and everyone else. It is true, we all have stories to tell and the world is waiting for us to tell them.

I wish you the abundant blessings of the Universe. I wish you love, happiness and peace wherever you are and everywhere you’ll go. Despite every obstacle, disappointment and the ever-present tests of trial and error may you persevere, may you succeed. Every lesson will teach us something- the best being those that teach us about ourselves.

Also, never underestimate the power you have within you- it is enough for all your aspirations and certainly, it is enough for the manifestation of your purpose. Always know that your greatness is not in any other place or person or time, it is within you right now and you’ve got to bet on yourself. Remember, the stakes are high and you’re worth it!

Cheers to a fulfilling year ahead!! Share your 2020 goals below in the comments (not in my private messages, Tinesha)

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Daniella-Enough

Pushing Pause Today

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Somewhere between making a lot of adult decisions, dealing with old wounds and processing my emotions, I have become overwhelmed. As I lay in bed writing, my wash cycle finished an hour ago and I haven’t moved my clothes to the dryer. I’m physically and mentally exhausted. I want to be right here in this bed for a few more hours. Later, I’ll return to a being badass but for now, I cannot deny myself some rest.

What do you do on days like these?

I’m a Badass After Reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

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It’s October 12, 2019. 1:56pm

I’ve just finished reading Shonda Rhimes’ book Year of Yes which I bought yesterday and spent all morning in bed glued to. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person is all that it sounds like and more. It felt a lot like a soul-filling, funny, candid conversation with a friend. The type of conversation that awakens the badass within you- the inherent quality in each of us and reminds you that you have all it takes then some more. It is a delightful story from cover-to-cover!

If you haven’t and would like to read it, please let me know and I’ll be happy to share mine at a small fee of course. Okay, no fee. I’ll share it for free.

I am full. Not the- bag of Cheetos I have been snaking on throughout the book- kind of full but I am full of thoughts about thoughts of my own year of yes. A year of dancing it out, standing in the sun and being authentically myself. For this year, I have been braver than I recall being in a long time- brave enough to do some of the things I’ve only dreamt. For me, it was a moment of realising that I’m very responsible for creating the life I desire. While it’s not ultimately up to me it largely is. That scared me and in those very fearful moments, I thrust.  As I sit on my bed and say this, I have those anxious ants in my stomach because I am about to say yes to another adventure. 

The truth is, many things can go and will not go according to plan and that does make anxious but my life depends on. If I’m going to do it, I have to do it; intentionally. If we aren’t intentional everything will seem just happen and before we know it, we’re going with the flow! Yes of Year made me think about some more things in my life to be intentional about; like saying yes to being happy and creating happiness, being brave, courageous and vulnerable. Some other things like saying yes to self-love, kindness, forgiveness and healing because I need them. 

For everyone, our year of yes will look different. A year of being committed to saying yes to everything that scares the shit out of us. Whatever yous is, say yes! Say it loudly and proudly. Your life is yours, beautifully so.

What would your year of yes be like? Say yes to sharing it below!