Me Time - You Time - Find Time

Take a bite out of life and give yourself a much needed break!! Feeling burnt out? Kids driving you mad? Work stressing you out?

Yes?

GOOD!! - Glad to know we aren’t the only ones trying to figure out this wild thing called life. When was the last time you actually relaxed - like truly spoiled yourself? Read a book? Ventured out on a solo trip? Visited your favorite spot? If you can’t recall Doesn’t matter, this is the biggest-little seed you needed planted in your ‘garden of self’ - You are more valuable than you know. Take a leap into self awareness. There is nothing like growing and bettering self. How else do you expect to keep continuing to be great? You do a huge disservice to world by not being better to yourself. When YOU are happy and at peace with self [or learning to be] it spreads to all parts of your life. You will shed the dead weight and continue to water the buds of love with your peace within self. All because you make a little time for self [reflection].

Being a woman of color comes with enough weight, for some; be it from our own people or the rest of the waking world. This is the part we don’t share or show. We move with pure strength, grit, knowledge and the knowing that we have to be the village. What does that mean? It means we take care of everyone else and forget about self. We tend to let others take and drain our honey-milk. That golden essence. We say no more to that.

Going forward you will no longer be drained. You will find the time for you. Weekly, daily, hourly - just make the time for yourself. Close that door for an hour or two & get lost in a book. Go for a drive. Finish that project n the attic. Ask a friend or family member to watch the kids (or give them money to see a movie for a few couple of hours). Take a bite out of YOUR life. Grab a bite to eat SOLO. See what I did there? - Always find time for the fun!

Build that SHE-SHED, just because it’s a desk, a vision board and a curtain on a tension rod does not make it any less your ME space.

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A Whole New Comfort Zone

Just get out there and do something fun and new. I sense a theme with these posts! The hope for this post is to ignite a flame of curiosity & a hunger to get up off of the couch and go outside and have some fun.

Maybe you don't have to take a ride on a camel's back; maybe it's a picnic in the park, a stroll on the beach with your dog, hell even camping out in the backyard with the kids counts - the point is save your money, plan and make the best of your time.

It's time to get excited and live just a little bit more - time to break those ignorant stereotypes. There is a new adventure just waiting around the corner for you. 

Explore New Places

There is nothing like getting away from the 'norm' - there's nothing like taking a break from life and all of it's woes. No matter where you live, how many kids you have, how broke you are; there is still a way to live life and feel like you are on your own adventure (kids and/or animals in tow) 

No excuses. Save your money, hunt for travel deals, and don't forget there are actually free things to do here in 'Merica (though far & few between there is still something here for you & the family to do).

Below is a pic of the short bridge that lead to a simply humble fall called Hayden [Columbus, Ohio]. Grab a map, go on Kayak, Expedia, Priceline, and everything in between to search your many options.

Tripadvisor.com is a Godsend; Google too. Search free things to do near your home or destination and you will 9.5 times out of 10 will be pleased at what you discover. I'm a huge fan of knowing what I am getting myself into no matter how big or small the adventure. The moment you step foot out of your comfort zone you are on your own personal adventure- with that said, be prepared for fun and anything that life may throw your way.

As long as you secure & equip yourself with knowledge and tools you can not go wrong!!

(Safety: please check the reviews before you make your decisions & do your due diligence before visiting a new place).

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Be Free

Be free to love whomever you want, be free to say what you want (know that that may come with consequences), be free to be you; embrace your flaws, nurture your strengths and grow. Be free to be friends with those that don't look like you. Be free to question - what is normal. Be free to shatter stereotypes, Be free to give assholes the finger. Be free to live a long & beautiful life.

Photo Credit - T. Hayes

Give Life a try

See something fresh and new!!

No matter if it's a one tank road trip, a six-hour flight, or even a just a visit to the next town over. We [working society] feel like there is no time or that we can not allow for a vacation. I say screw that; there has to be some sort of work/life balance. I overheard a talk radio host mention that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost yearly on those individuals that do not use their vacations time.* Heck just because you don't take time off does not guarantee you a raise or promotion in the work place. So bottom line - just live a little don't forget we only get one go round on this planet, so make it a good one.   Happy Living!!  *Look I did some research -  More information  on money lost due to people not using their vacation time.   

No matter if it's a one tank road trip, a six-hour flight, or even a just a visit to the next town over. We [working society] feel like there is no time or that we can not allow for a vacation. I say screw that; there has to be some sort of work/life balance. I overheard a talk radio host mention that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost yearly on those individuals that do not use their vacations time.* Heck just because you don't take time off does not guarantee you a raise or promotion in the work place. So bottom line - just live a little don't forget we only get one go round on this planet, so make it a good one. 

Happy Living!!

*Look I did some research - More information on money lost due to people not using their vacation time.