2010 ended with me wanting a change in all areas of my life. I’m not saying that things were so bad, however for the progression I sought, the new levels I eyed, I needed to fine tune some things. Soon after I stumbled upon the reset your life challenge. It was the challenge I needed to sort through the chaos my life had become. After visiting www.happyblackwoman.com and seeing how amazing Rosetta Thurman is, I was inspired to take on the challenge without reservation or skepticism. Yes, my life could change in 31 days! I held the power! This affirmation was solidified with the mantra I adopted.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
Day 24: Ask for Help. Offer help.
The latter has never been an issue for me. Much like my mother, I have a giving spirit. I’m often called upon for advice, to lend a helping hand, or just a listening ear. Yet I have struggled with the asking. And I can say a lot of it was attributed to the superwoman persona. I can handle it. Whatever the “it” was I told myself, Skyy had it. Well in seeking change, growth, expanding my circle of strength and forging new business relationships, I had to ask for help. I was required to actively participate in my success. It’s still a work in progress. I have begun to reach out more, via both emails and phone calls.
“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
Day 25: Stop Complaining
I’ve never been a complainer, however very vocal about my needs and wants, even downright pouty and crabby sometimes. I have learned that the tongue is so powerful and that speaking negative words are just as dangerous as thinking them. So now, not just today, I consider the flip side of a situation. And in those moments I dare utter dissatisfaction. It is well, I proclaim!
Day 27: Start a side Hustle
Multiple streams of revenue seem to be the key to survival, getting ahead, or building your nest egg these days. I’m looking for the right fit, in the meantime I’m freelancing my behind off!
Day 28: Love letter to 2010
Dear 2010, It’s been a whirlwind love affair. Some days I was madly in love with you and others I wished you were gone. Through the ups and downs you taught me so much. You taught me that it was okay to be vulnerable and to let bygones be just that. You taught me that taking time for myself was a necessity. Yes, my journey of self discovery and growth you contributed! My, my, my 2010, when I doubted progress, you revealed how my territory was expanding; my first public speaking engagement, in which I delivered an aspiring message to a multi-ethnic audience ranging from teenagers to seniors. This momentous occasion shared with loved ones was definitely the cream cheese icing on my red velvet cake. Oh how I love red velvet cake! *giggles* 2010 you broke cycles in which I celebrated with family and friends. Memorial weekend 2010 you were great! My travels were all domestic, my adventures were few. This was compensated by a brief romance with Trey Songz and 2010 you introduced me to South African Music, such sweet melodies to my ears. Showing me how resilient I am, I salute you as I bid a bittersweet farewell to you… 2010.
Day 29: Let Go of the Past!
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Day 30: Personal commitment statement
In living a life that is meaningful and purposeful, there has to be commitment. As with habits, things done over and over by way of action becomes an integral part of whom you are. “I am committed to living a healthy and whole life” is a summation statement of where my journey will end. I’m continuing to grow into that person.