Life

Hello Sunday

Something NEW for 2022!✨

So, around 2:00 AM this morning, I got this idea to create a TikTok account to document my adventures. Basically, to document my travels, food and fun (actually selfies – smile). As usual, once I get a creative idea in my head, I have to act on it no matter how tired I am. And that’s exactly what I did! And y’all, I’m tired!

At 2:00 AM, I decided to create a new TikTok account for It’s Shaun’s World and rename the current one, Shaun’s Daily Inspiration. The NEW It’s Shaun’s World will now house documentaries of my adventures.

For years I have watched and followed culinarians like Marcus Samuelsson, Guy Fieri, Adrian E. Miller and the late Anthony Bourdain travel the world and document their culinary experiences. Secretly, I always wished I could do the same. Well… I can! Imagine that! I have everything I need to get started. One thing this pandemic has taught me is that life is too short to continue sitting on the sidelines waiting for the “right” time to get started, when the “right” time is NOW! Here’s my introductory video.

Welcome to It’s Shaun’s World

Before I end, at the beginning of every new year I choose a word or phrase for the year. This year’s phrase is, “Unapologetically Me.” Last year, on November 14, 2021, Bishop T.D. Jakes told us to mark the date on our calendars as the last time we would apologize for being who we were. Since I have always considered myself quirky, when he used the term quirkiness, I knew the message was for me. Immediately, I began separating myself from people and situations that made me want to apologize for being myself. Since making those changes, I can honestly say it feels good to be me! I no longer feel intimidated or less than. Now I feel free to create.

Okay.. let me end this and take a nap. If you didn’t see my previous blog, I would like to wish you Happy New Year! Enjoy 2022!!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Yesterday, as my kids and I opened gifts, I could not help but smile as I realized I received what I wanted. No, it wasn’t a man. Smile. It was what I have always longed for, but until yesterday, had not been able to fully articulate. The one thing I have always wanted is to be loved the way I love. To be loved unconditionally. And yesterday I felt it. It’s not like my kids have not always loved me. However, I always felt incomplete because I believed I needed the love of a significant other. Shaking my head – those crazy, yet wonderful, fairytales. Smile. Well, yesterday, their love was enough. I felt complete. Ironically, I don’t need the love of a significant other to feel complete. I already have everything I need. Imagine that! Y’all, it feels like someone flipped a switch from incomplete to complete. Life is so funny. Advice – don’t bother trying to understand it. Believe me, you will never figure it out.

Oh.. one of my gifts was a new suitcase. I screamed like a little kid when I saw it. My kids know me oh so well. I guess they are preparing me for my next chapter. It’s almost like they are kicking me out the nest. All smiles. I’m ready!

Also, one of my sisters got engaged, yesterday!!! I am so excited for her! God is good!

Thanks for reading and please enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

Shaun