Camp From The Port: Episode 003: A Better Place

One of my favorite people to follow on Social Media is “G.I Jade”. I feel she’s mastered making people feel or be “triggered” by her statements and opinions.

Jade’s been through some things and I must admit all the great moments didn’t make it to video, but you’re going to get plenty of jewelry!

I wanted Jade to talk to the ladies about having a plan, staying motivated and making it happen no matter what. What I got is an impromptu refresher on authenticity and a lot of great self reflection of who I want to be moving forward. She also helped me on how to deal with friends that can’t spell and my flub or lack of diction on consonant vs continents right after. It’s another dose of good game on #CampFromThePort

Make sure y’all visit to get fly for any occasion.

Getting Back My Childhood Innocence

As a child, you don’t know you’re broke. You don’t know what you have, don’t have and how “real” the world can get. You get up everyday, in a good spirit. You think about your friends, food, your favorite TV shows and naps. Sometimes you want naps, sometimes you don’t. Now of course there is no real responsibility outside of cleaning your room and maintaining your pet if you have one, but let’s just stick to the feelings.

As an adult, many of us focus on our have nots. We don’t take time to appreciate our “haves” because we are always thinking of how to get more. Over the last few days I have been reminded that I do this and it’s hurting people and things around me. I was reminded that being down and acknowledging my have nots will not get me further along or out of my slump.

I’ve never had the luxury of having a lot of money. However, it didn’t really matter in life until I got much older and focused on the fact I didn’t have it. I grew up modest. I rode a bike and walked to destinations. I played in the projects with my friends and family and if I had a few dollars for juice and candy I was cool. I can’t lie, I want to get back to that feeling. That feeling of knowing everyday you have more than enough, because you got what you have and that’s all that matters.

That childhood innocence. That part of me that holds my reality in high regard and loving every second of it. That carefree spirit that doesn’t second guess and just executes. That child that would walk into a store with $5 and find so many things for $5 or less instead of saying, “I shouldn’t be here with less than $20.”

If you have never let the feelings and spirit of your childhood innocence go, I commend you. I want to talk to you. I want you to help me get mine back. Even if it’s just a simple word of advice. You are a special being and we all need to be more like you. For the sake of a positive life, never give up your childhood innocence.

Lifestyle Goal Failure

July really kicked my butt and it’s not even over. I’ve already spent several days of failing, sometimes subconsciously. I haven’t been on my A game and I’m showing and seeing signs and side effects of it.

July has definitely been a month of great difficulty. What I won’t do is “give up” or feel I need to start over. What I will do is make it a point today to throw all of my positive energy towards these same lifestyle goals and get stronger. What I’m going to do is sacrifice more, even if it hurts. I won’t be who I want to be doing what I’ve done before. I must be uncomfortable to get to the comfort that I foresee. The ultimate lesson here is what happens when you get knocked down and things don’t go as planned. What do you do? I definitely know what I can’t do.

I can’t lay down and accept defeat. I will persevere. I will triumph. I will emerge victorious and great!

Don’t give up on yourself! Whatever you are planning or actually doing, don’t stop. When you reach a setback, plan to comeback and make that comeback stronger than ever! You are depending on you! Here’s to both of us starting right where we stand. In the midst of our progress and fresh out of our pitfall. Let’s keep pushing!

Unstoppable Affirmation

Everyday look in the mirror or take a moment to close your eyes and visualize….

Visualize the vice, that experience that less than stellar moment in your life or that person.

Focus, take a deep breath and tell that thing “You Can’t Stop Me!!!” You never can and you never could! You were never in control of my destiny. You were never a decider of my fate. You are powerless. There is no space or opportunity for you in my world. I am greater than the hold you think you have on me.

I can’t be stopped! And YOU. CAN’T. STOP. ME!!!

Have a great day! Be an unstoppable force today! Love.

Today Looks Beautiful

Today looks beautiful…

Because I saw prosperity in the sun rise. It’s not many days that I’ve felt like this. This feeling leaves me wondering why I never have before. I’m in love with the aspect of loving myself more. I’m optimistic about sacrifice and the stepping stones ahead. I understand that there is more work to be done before progress makes itself visible. I am finding new meaning in wanting your goals to be attained by any means. The journey is just beginning and I feel I have the strength to endure and start another one after.

Yeah…Today…looks Beautiful…