Searching Within You!

One night in Costa Rica my thoughts were every where as I swung back and forth in my hammock. I reflected on my day and how I wished I had a few more days at the lovely bungalow at Rancho Margot. My thoughts went from what I did that day, when will I visit the lovely Costa Rica again, my love life, my career, family, and my future. My thoughts started racing so much that I placed them on paper, and I now I want to share them with you…

Sometimes in life we tend to go searching for things or people to fill a void; however, filling our void with the wrong things or people can be toxic. One’s void will only be filled when there is an understanding of oneself, which is very important.

It’s important to search within yourself so you can understand and know YOU better. When you are able to search within yourself, you get to know your fears, your likes, dislikes, your tolerance level, strengths, weaknesses, desires and a lot more.

Using myself as a example, at one point in my life I was trying to fill a void through other people, but I was finding myself bringing toxic energy into my life. Therefore, I started focusing on me and searching within myself to figure out what really drives me. I started stepping outside of my comfort zone in order to find what I was missing. At one point, I thought I needed love and support from a lover, but the true desire was more of self- love and respect for myself.

Being able to find exactly what is missing can come from doing more things one enjoys or aiming towards one’s goals. When I personally started searching within myself and doing more things that dealt with traveling, exercise, writing, teaching, and helping others develop in areas he or she desires, I started to fill my glass. You know, the glass people always try to fill so they can have a glass to pour from. You know like the quote, “you can’t pour from an empty glass.” I do believe everything takes time. When it comes to searching within and understanding one self, it takes as much patience as it would when you’re trying to accomplish a goal or getting to know someone new.

Having patience requires anyone to continue to learn and understand themselves and the things around them. Searching within will not just give a better understanding of self, but it will drive the self-love that’s WITHIN!

 

Journi’s Motivation

“Everything will fall into place when you stop being comfortable in one place!”

Being in a comfort zone makes it hard for you to move forward and progress in the things you’re going after. A lot of the time people are stuck in comfort zones because they are afraid of the unknown! However, the unknown can take you beyond your current level! You have to be willing and motivated to go hard for what you want.

Journi’s Motivation

When you start letting go of things that’s hindering you from moving forward you will feel better within! Access to locked doors and new destinations will be granted during the process.

Sometimes things will happen when you least expect them to: sometimes good, sometimes bad.

What really matters is how you handle yourself when the unexpected happens.

Believe it or not you can be blocking your own happiness and blessings in life. You will miss out on a lot in life if you don’t let go of things that’s constantly pulling you down, taking you back to old places, and experiencing the same pain over and over.

Life is too short and there’s so much to experience!

Start enjoying life’s Journey!

4 Things That Helps To Keep a Full Cup

You must take care of yourself  before you can take care of someone else. Doing so, can be ensuring you are in a good head space to pour into someone else’s life. Remember it is OK to take a break! 

This topic has been on my mind for some weeks now. While having a girl chat with a best-friend of mine we discussed the importance of taking care of ourselves so we can be well for others: MORE SELF CARE. Continue reading “4 Things That Helps To Keep a Full Cup”

Under 30 Experiences Fueled My Life

My first adventure to Costa Rica was with Under 30 Experiences ( U30X) which was unforgettable and a feeling that is almost indescribably. Because I decided to travel with U30X all the planning was done for me, I meet new people, and I was able to awaken emotions/feelings that I have been sleeping on.

The travel company basically took all of the stress and tasks away from planning my own trip. Everyday was filled with exciting places to eat, gorgeous views, and outdoor adrenaline packed activities. Some of those activities included zip lining through the rain forest with Sky Adventure, relaxing in the hot springs, hiking up mountains, visiting secret beaches, repelling down water falls with Quepos Canyoning, kayaking, water rafting, yoga, and exploring city areas. Continue reading “Under 30 Experiences Fueled My Life”

Comfort Zone

There is so much waiting for you outside of your comfort zone! Sometimes we get so complacent in our current position and let fear of failure keep us from going after things that we want. However, once you step outside of your comfort zone you will be fueled with ambition, motivation, and fearless behaviors. Take chances, push yourself, and stay focused on your goals. The comfort zone is not for you. Period!