LESSONS LEARNED IN MY TWENTIES

I cannot believe that I am soon turning 30!! I especially can’t believe it since just the other day, someone thought that I was only in my early twenties (low key #HumbleBrag 😝)! As I am nearing my thirties, I can’t help but reflect on the most important lessons I’ve learned during this past decade! Without further ado, let’s get started!

  • Never lose faith because miracles do happen!

A year ago, my family and I were tested in our faith when a member of our family suffered a massive heart attack and even the doctors were not optimistic about it. The only solution was an open heart surgery. God provided through friends and family to make it possible and He restored the health of that family member over and beyond what we could have imagined! Now this person is healthy, active! One would never would have thought that this family member had a heart attack! Everyday, I am grateful that I saw God show up and show out tremendously!

  • Failure can happen but that does not make you a failure.

Not long ago, I was watching the animated movie “Sing” and the character Buster Moon (the Koala) said something that definitely caught my attention: “You know what’s great about hitting rock bottom, there’s only one way left to go, and that’s up!” We all encounter setbacks one day or another in life, but that’s life! That doesn’t make us a failure! As the great Aaliyah sings “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again!”

  • When life happens, adjust the plan not the goal.

Things are not always going to go according to plan. And it’s ok! Plans are meant to be adjusted. Don’t get stuck on how plan A didn’t work out! There are 25 other letters in the alphabet!  Again, I refer back to the previous point (see above 👆🏾) “Dust yourself off and try again!”

  • Stay in your own lane.

I’ve talked about it before, but I think it’s something that should be reiterated. In this day and age, social media plays a huge role in our daily lives. It’s a great way for us to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world. However, more often than not, we use social media to stalk each other (🙋🏽🙈). And, instead of minding our own business, we enter this “unofficial” competition that we had no business entering. Focus on your own goals and live your own life!

  • It’s ok to outgrow your friends.

It’s not because you were friends with someone since kindergarten that you are meant to stay friends forever. People outgrow each other and it’s totally fine! You shouldn’t try to revert back to your old ways just to please someone or in the same order try to make your old friends fit into your new way of life. If they are not pushing you to grow and encouraging you to achieve your full potential, it’s ok to love them from a distance. Do not feel guilty about it. It will only rob you of your present!

  • It’s better to do it afraid than not do it at all.

Don’t let fear paralyze you and keep you from reaching your goals! A lot of people are just dreamers, never taking that 1st step to make that dream a reality! It might be scary going into the unknown… but I think it’s scarier to live life unfulfilled! So take a leap of faith and enter boldly into your full potential!

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I’m grateful for the lessons learned in my twenties and I cannot wait for what’s to come in my thirties!

Until next time,

xoxo

NO PAIN, NO GAIN!

The other day, my baby had a congested nose and to help her breathe correctly, we had to literally suck the snot out her nose using the Nose Frida (a snot-sucker nasal aspirator). She was fighting it off as we were trying to suck it out. But once she realized that it was for her own good, she stopped fighting  as we were sucking out the snot in the other nostril.

This made me think about all the times we’ve left a setback / an obstacle keep us from reaching our goals. We’ve left our fear of getting hurt paralyze us from taking the necessary steps to achieve those goals. Are your goals just wishful thinking? Or have you set a clear and unequivocal strategy to attain them. We have so much to learn from this little anecdote of Chloé. The pain of today is the gain of tomorrow! Simply put: No pain, no gain!


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Can I be honest with you guys? I love food!! I mean LOVE food!(My Instagram stories can attest to that) And it doesn’t help that one of my guilty pleasures is to watch Masterchef (USA, Canada, Australia) or any type of cooking show I can find! It doesn’t help also that I’m trying to lose a couple of pounds to get back to my pre-baby weight. Breastfeeding did help with losing a big chunk of the weight. But there’s  a little “stubborn” weight that I’m determined to permanently shake off!  Some of you might say: “Well you just gave birth to a baby, which took nine months to “cook”, cut yourself some slack!”. While I am in no way advocating starving myself to death to give in to the unrealistic Hollywood goals, I am also not advocating eating brownies every day in order to give myself some slack. I wouldn’t want for Chloe to be 10 years old and I’m still trying to lose these couple of pounds! So, “portion control” have  become my favorite words and even though it’s not easy to workout when you have a newborn baby at home, I try to sneak in 30 min of workout while she naps and make the most of it.


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For some of you, it can be a #bodygoal journey, just like me. For others, it can be buying your own house! Whatever the name of your goal, what are you doing today to achieve it? Are you being smart with your money and saving up for that dream house? Or are you giving in to the multiple sales going on right now!! ( I know some sales are just too good of a deal to pass! 🙋🏽🙈) But if you want to achieve the financial goals that you aspire to, you have to start making some wise choices! So, why don’t you start by unsubscribing to those advertising emails, who seem to always convince you that you need another white shirt in your collection! You’ll thank me later 😉

Like I said in the beginning, the pain of today is the gain of tomorrow! Stop procrastinating and get to work!

Until next time,

xoxo