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27 March 2018

Life update

The grind isn’t easy and the moment it begins to feel that way you’ve gotta check yourself sis. Growth is uncomfortable, challenges are stressful – but ultimately imperative to your development and prosperity. I felt inspired to write this… after a very long period of feeling uninspired of course, because it’s been my truth for the past few months. Here are some of the thoughts/feelings that have been running through my mind this past quarter. I’ve been trying to focus on reading more, working harder and saving better – which of course has impacted my sporadic impulse buys, my lazy Instagram scrolling activity and nasty eating habits. These were the things I'd easily take comfort in, which although gratifying in the moment, are all bad for my peace of mind and wellbeing. 

Making sacrifices
It’s all great to have goals, visions and dreams, but you won’t attain them if you’re living in your comfort zone. I have a friend who always likes to say “Let lose to take hold of new ground”, and that couldnt be realer, because in order to get to where you want to be you’ve gotta make sacrifices. Time, money, energy, comfort and sometimes peace. Expectations must be lowered. Pride needs to be put aside. Humility has to come through. This is the place I’m at right now and in all honesty it’s boring – but it’s got to be done. I’m sacrificing the things I enjoy doing the most with my time and money in order to make better investments that I’ll thank myself for in the near future.

Trust the process
While I wish I could FFWRD into future me who has achieved all the things I am desiring the most right now, I am learning to not only trust the process (which is believing that I will get there and that all things will lead to that moment) but to also enjoy it. Enjoy the grind while you can, take moments out of your day to see the joy in the small things you are doing. No matter how stressful, THANK GOD you at least have the strength and ability to be doing it. 

Stay focused
It's easy to fall asleep behind the wheel, let's face it, we sometimes feel as though we're driving down the longest and most desolate road leading to nowhere. But the funny thing is, this is never in vein. Whatever goes up must come down and sis, the road will come to an end. Meditate on what you're desiring for to keep you focused. The worst thing is losing momentum - this does nothing but hold you back, making the grind take longer than necessary. What are you working towards right now? A new job? Qualification? Body goal? Or maybe it's to read more, hit an objective at work, spend more time with family? Whatever it is, it’s so important to stay focused and remember the reason why you started it all in the first place. Having my own vision has been great, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes scary – but ultimately great. Because without it I wouldn’t be where I am at today and wouldn't be on route to finessing my dreams.

Outfit details
Suit - ZARA
Shoes - OFFICE
Earrings - ASOS
Bracelet & Watch - MICHAEL KORS