It´s my Travel Anniversary! Watch my video here!
Today, July 2, marks one year since I left my home to embark on my travel adventures; which has been more of a Self-Discovery journey to say the very least. It certainly doesn´t feel like it´s been an entire year ago that I was telling Latonya; my childhood best friend, about my plans to quit my job when she excitedly told me she thought that was the right decision. Honestly, I don´t think either of us were as serious as it turned out we were. Three weeks later, I was already on a plane when reality started to settle in.
Here´s what I want to share with you a year from that day
- Manifest the life you want! You are capable of achieving every dream you´ve ever dreamt
At the beginning of 2019, I created my first vision board with the mantra ¨if it´s going to be, it’s up to me¨. Two of my goals were quitting my job and learning Spanish. I wrote my Resignation Letter that month so the only thing that was missing was the date. I also started learning Spanish on Duolingo with some colleagues but I never imagined being in Colombia 6 months after leaving. In hindsight, the universe was simply responding to my requests.
- Opportunity must meet preparedness
If we aren´t prepared for the opportunities we are hoping for, we will certainly miss them- from the smallest to the greatest ones. I can´t tell you the number of times I have missed opportunities simply because I was not prepared. Particularly, when we ask the Universe to grant our wishes we have to prepare ourselves for the fulfilment of those wishes.
- Worry about nothing and pray about everything and have faith that everything will work together for your greatness.
Did everything go according to my plan? Absolutely not! There were nights I could not sleep and woke some persons up at 2am or 3am. There were also other times when I was scared but didn’t want others to worry about me so I didn´t share everything that was happening at that time. What I do know is that worrying didn´t help me. Worry about nothing, pray about everything and trust that everything will work together for your greatness.
- Your gifts will make room for you.
If you´re anything like my old self, you´ll tell me that gifts don´t pay the bills- that´s what I told my mentor. My previous job gave me financial security but I never felt like it was what I wanted to do long term because it wasn´t me. Although I didn´t clearly know what was at that time, I knew that wasn´t it! Ask yourself what your gifts are, the things you´re good at and those things you enjoy doing. The answers will come and when they do, know that they will make room for you.
- If you are brave enough to leave your nest and dare to fly; the universe will give you wings.
Today, I celebrate my bravery and the kindness, love and support of everyone who has been a part of my journey this past year. Whether you´ve said it sounded crazy but supported my wish, you´ve been reading and sharing my blog posts or check-in to make sure I´m safe, healthy and happy- I want you to know that I am grateful and if I can do this, so can you!
Learning. Being. Becoming,