Life

Wednesday Writings

Found this quote in a journal entry. Not sure of the context but it must have stood out for me to write it down.

Suddenly is an accumulation of events that happened while you were waiting.

Pastor Joel Osteen

Over the past week or so, I have found lists of goals in random places – journal entries, saved notes, and scribbled on pieces of paper. Every time I find one, I am always amazed at how many goals I have actually achieved without ever revisiting the lists. Honestly, I am not sure how things happen without me actively pursuing them, but somehow they do. Which leads me back to Pastor Osteen’s quote. Suddenly really isn’t something that happens randomly, but an accumulation of events that were set in motion once written down.

Yesterday, I found another list and added updates. Then I made a new list. Can’t wait to revisit it in the future!

Y’all, I hope this all made sense. I really need to stop writing so early in the morning. Especially when I am half asleep. Ugh! I’m on day 137 of continuous blogging and it is also Wednesday, so I had to write. (Smile)

Enjoy your day!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Facebook memory: September 26, 2018

Remember, you’re not super human. You don’t have super powers. The fate of the world doesn’t rest on your shoulders. Rest when you need to rest. Cry when you need to cry. Throw that pity party.🥳 Then get up, get moving and carry on doing your best. ‬#SelfCareFirst

Have a blessed day!

Shaun

Life

Facebook Memory: September 18, 2017

Found this post among my Facebook memories on my other Facebook account (yes, I have two- Lol). This week has been pretty busy and stressful. I am not going to lie, I have been second guessing some of the projects I have taken on because once again, I am doing more on those projects than my own. Making money and making waves definitely comes with a cost. A cost I called myself walking away from in April. A cost I am no longer willing to pay.

Then a few minutes ago, I came across this post from September 2017. It reminded me that I have to make time to enjoy life and live. No one else is going to do it for me. Which means I have to set boundaries and stick to them.

When I wrote this particular post, I was referring to my personal freedom. Today I am referring to my professional freedom. I have to LIVE!

Facebook memory: September 18, 2017

Decided to share this morning. I’m a happy person. It takes a lot to really get me down. Sometimes my happiness comes off as being a little immature. The smallest things make me giddy. I truly enjoy life. Over the past few years, I’ve made a conscience effort to enjoy LIFE.

I’m the oldest of six. I have been responsible for someone since I was about two years old. I never really enjoyed my childhood. I was a child-adult. Lol. I was always so serious. I had to be. I’m actually happy I learned to be serious because I use it when I need to. Sometimes it’s the only side people see- the serious and strong side. What people don’t realize is, I was miserable. I wanted to be a kid, but I had too many responsibilities. I can’t lie, I did enjoy bossing people around. However, the weight of being that person wore me down. I never just enjoyed life. I was always worried about something.

Well, now I feel free. I’ve never felt so FREE! A few years ago, I decided to LIVE! I decided to make an effort to be happy. It wasn’t easy at first. Sometimes I wanted to feel down. For some reason, feeling down felt so good. But it was draining. I purposely decided to follow inspirational people. I surrounded myself with friends who wouldn’t allow me to be negative. I tried to cut every negative thing out of my life. “Positive Vibes Only” was my motto. I’m so grateful to God for allowing me to LIVE. So, if you see me acting a little over the top, it’s so genuine. I LOVE LIFE.

Be Blessed

Thanks for reading!

Shaun

Life

Wednesday Writings

Facebook memory: September 22, 2019

Good Morning! It’s September 22, 2019. No social media find today, only my thoughts. This weathered, folded note is a journal entry I wrote on September 22, 2014. I call it my “purse note.” I have kept this one, and a few others that I’ve added over time, in my purse for years. I actually read them quite often to make sure I’m on track, especially when I become discouraged.

This morning I just want to say, don’t give up. Don’t settle. No matter how things look, hold on. Because, what’s for you, is already yours. Remember that God’s blessings are better than life! I love y’all.
🙏🏽♥️

Honestly, I have not read my notes in a while. Started with one note that I was supposed to read daily. Now I have several ranging from 2014 – 2021. They keep me motivated and encouraged. They remind me that no matter how things appear, I am still on track.

The other day, while reading journal entries from the late 90s, I came across a list of goals I had forgotten I had written. After reading them, I was surprised to see that my goals really haven’t changed much. What I desired to achieve then, I still desire to achieve today. Overall, nothing has changed.

So here is what’s in the photo – a copy of my first “purse note” from September 22, 2014 and my goals from March 30, 1997 (both unedited).

Goals. Dreams. Motivation.

Well, as you can see, I keep and document just about everything. From personal stories to current events, I have them documented somewhere in my journals. Whenever I come across an entry where I have documented major events from someone’s life – births, marriages, etc. – I screenshot the passage and send it to them. They seem to love it.

I love my life.

Thanks for reading! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.

Shaun