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21 Mar

Off to Berlin

Today I leave for my 5 month adventure to Berlin to start my new job as a spy on  the TV series Berlin Station. It’s kind of surreal to think that I’m leaving my friends and family for this extended amount of time but it’s the nature of the job. I’ve compared it to being a student who’s about to embark on a study abroad semester. I don’t know what to expect or what will come from my time in Berlin but I do know there’s an importance in being mentally prepared before leaving for a long trip without your family and your best friends.

SERIOUSLY, for the kids that have studied abroad, did you have to get mentally prepared for what was ahead of you? Think about it, you’re already heading there with 5 months of your belongings, so you definitely don’t want to bring along MENTAL baggage as well. Whether you’re traveling for work, like myself, or to study, it takes a certain mental strength to get through anything new.

There’s different ways to clear yourself of mental baggage before a new journey. One way, one simple way, is communicating. I am grateful that I have friends that I can openly express the personal things I worry about in regards to my trips, discussing it ahead of time allows me to be more prepared for what’s ahead of me. But there are all kinds of things you may want to communicate with your friends and/or family before you leave. Whether it’s clearing the air on a previous argument, expressing forgiveness for a friend, discussing your feelings with a friend or even a lover. Clearing the air will be a healthy experience, especially before leaving for an extended amount of time. Those lingering thoughts will get in the way of you fully embracing your journey and taking care of your task at hand. I say this to say, release yourself of unnecessary baggage before you head on a journey. I am really excited about the possibilities that Berlin will bring and although I will miss my family and friends, I am leaving carefree and fully open to the experience that is ahead of me.

24 Jan

Tranquil Tuesday: Reflecting

The first month of the year is coming to close and now is the perfect time to reflect on the new years resolutions that you set out for yourself. Kids, I understand that sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hype of setting these goals and resolutions for a new year that by the time February hits we forget to make a conscious effort in really seeing our goals to fruition. So KIDS I am here to hold you accountable on what you set out to do this year. Check out my pointers for staying on top of your s*** in 2017!

1. Write it out but don’t stop there!


After you write out your goals, do not leave it at that. Continue to add to your goal by incorporating exactly what you need to do to accomplish the specific goals. For example if your goal is to work out more then also add to look into local gyms, research online work out routines etc.

2. Don’t talk about it, BE about it.


Once you know your goal, don’t feel the need to always talk about it and tell everyone about it, just focus on seeing it through. People will know about your goal once it’s accomplished so it’s no need to talk too much about it. Lay low and grind right?

3. Plan.


You know the saying, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. You can’t just make a goal and wait for someone to serve it you on a silver platter, you have to actively plan this shit out! Know exactly what you’re going to do, when you’re going to do it, and how you’re going to do it. And while you’re at it, have a Plan B, C, and D.

4. Have faith in yourself and your abilities.


If everything doesn’t happen right away or the way you want it to, do not become discouraged, keep your faith. Don’t let January coming to end be an excuse for you to lose sight on the things that you set out for yourself. You kicked January’s ass so let’s keep it going in February! Auntie Keke has your back! 😀