My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Hello nzuri!

I’m writing this post at 5:20 a.m. CST, while I have survived this long work week, personally it has been a challenge both emotionally and mentally. Without going into deep details I’ll just say that some days life can really get to you and no matter how you try to stay positive about your situation and attempt to inspire others; you just have to have that moment to debrief, release, and breathe…

My moment is right now!

I’m lying here thinking about all that has happened just in this week and how each event has unfolded changing my energy throughout the processes. When it comes to my family I’m a ball of emotions, I’ve accepted that, yet when I can see them hurting and there’s nothing I can do to ease the pain; that hits me hard.

Professionally when I have clients whom have certain relatable situations to my personal life at times, that gets me too and I find myself drawn in emotionally. It’s hard at times to separate the two and at the end of the day I’m emotionally exhausted from it all. This week it seemed as though my personal and professional life intertwined and I can’t let that happen again.

So I’m writing this post in hopes of releasing the negatives, focusing on how I impacted others positively and recentering my inner peace. I know that I can’t emotionally and mentally support others if I’m not centered. So many times we take on more than we can handle, I’m learning that it’s ok to step back and ask for assistance or to just say “I can’t today”.

I’m counting my blessings, thankful for my immediate support system, my mental and physical health, the daily laughter and joyful memories that I have been able to make with my family, friends, colleagues and community.

Until next time nzuri, please know that I do not take for granted your coming over to my corner of the internet; I am so grateful! Have a wonderful weekend and remember to take care of you!