Things I’ve Learned In 23 Years

  1. Life is a journey. You live and you learn.
  2. Write in your journal more often.
  3. Learn to spend with yourself. You don’t have to go everywhere with someone just because they send you a text asking if you can go somewhere with them.
  4. Time is an essence. A precious gift, you can never get back.
  5. Your friend’s (friends) aren’t necessarily your friends.
  6. Seek God in all your earthly doings. Cultivate a relationship with God. Sweet oh Jesus.
  7. Know your worth. Don’t settle for anything. (You are an asset. Know what you bring to the table. You are an addition to someone’s life, not a subtraction. If they don’t appreciate you, that’s their problem. “Sister’s Advice to Me”
  8. Understand that some friends are in your life for a season. People grow apart and though it’s painful, such is life.
  9. Don’t be afraid to venture out to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone.
  10. Spend time with your family. Create memories with them. Take lots of pictures & Record videos with them. Interview your parents. Ask them about their childhood/advice they would give to their younger self. It’s been amazing doing this so trust me, make the most out of it. Like my mom/dad says “Life is too short”. We are alive by God’s grace so make the most out of each day you are granted 🙂
  11. Waking up in the morning is a gift/testimony despite how you are feeling. Someone didn’t wake up. Be grateful.
  12. Every trial that we face in this lifetime serves as a purpose. Though we may not understand every situation, there is always a lesson if we pay attention.
  13. Be careful who you share your information with. Not everyone has a good interest at heart.
  14. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Laugh often.
  15. Don’t give people the power over you.
  16. Continue being yourself. Kind you are. Caring you are. Never change who you are because of how people have treated you.
  17. Save your money. This is not something that was difficult for me because I love to save but it may be a reminder to someone else.
  18. Speak life into your situation. Pray about everything. I mean everything. Get in the position where you can pray at all times. God is listening. He is closer than you think.
  19. Prioritize. If people don’t prioritize you, you don’t have to do the same for them.
  20. Don’t stress over things. Things will eventually work out for you. God has your back.
  21. Read books. Never stop educating yourself outside of the classroom.
  22. Stay Focused On Your Goals. Don’t make excuses because time surely flies and before you know it, all that you had set for yourself has not been accomplished.
  23. Embrace the season your’e in. Nothing is permanent. Continue to live, love, learn. Be your authentic self 🙂

Cheers to what lies ahead of us all. Have a lovely day 🙂 xoxo

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Dance Into The Light

What are your plans for today? Will you be cooking? Chilling in bed or hanging out with your friends? The days go by so quickly that sometimes I can’t help but ask myself where it all went? Even though the days go by so quickly, its always a joy for me when the weekend arrives. There’s just something so amazing about the weekend. I don’t have any exciting plans set for this week but I do plan to complete some assignments for school, do laundry, write in my journal, go to the grocery store and make it to church. I love going to church and being around a community of believers. There’s always something to learn in the presence of God. If you are looking for a church to attend, check out Hillsong Church. There are many different locations for their church. You can search for more information on their website. http://hillsong.com/

Start each day with a heart filled with gratitude. Write down the things you would like to accomplish and start working on it.

So what are some of the things you can do to have a productive and a great one.

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Spend time with people who are positive and want to grow.
  3. Watch a movie
  4. Listen to music
  5. Try a new recipe
  6. Random Act Of Kindness
  7. Take a dance class
  8. Paint & Wine Class
  9. Take pictures
  10. Explore your neighborhood or another town.
  11. Start writing the book you always wanted to write.
  12. Watch Youtube videos
  13. Call your mother/father/siblings
  14. Go the museum/zoo
  15. Write In Your Journal
  16. Read A Book
  17. Crotchet
  18. Bake some cookies. Order Some Pizza.
  19. Sit Still * Enjoy the View
  20. Be grateful for each day you are blessed to see. Make the most out of it. 🙂

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“ Rachael Johnson
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Until next time, have a wonderful day/week. All pictures are fund on Tumblr: {Grace Upon Grace} Take care. Muah 🙂

Advice To Your Younger Self #1

via @ bonnietsang on Instagram:

For the past two months, I’ve been going around asking people who are much older than me this question “What advice will you give to your younger self?” It’s been pretty interesting the responses that I have received. I started this project primarily because I believe that it is very important to learn and takeaway something from other generations.

  1. Diane: If I can give my younger self an advice, it would to travel more. Other than that, I don’t regret anything. I was a Nurse then wanted to become a Mid-wife and I pursued it. (February 11,2017)
  2. Raquel: If I can give my younger self an advice, I would have to say *Don’t get distracted. Don’t allow heartbreak to take control of your emotions. Friends come and go but those who meant to be apart of it, will be. Embrace where you are at in life. Those are the things you will look back at. The things that you see at your darkest will prepare you for the light. Be wise with men, friends, and money. (February 16, 2017): Heart to Soul (Hillsong)
  3. Professor Diamond: If I can give my younger self an advice, it would have to be “go to college right after high school. I took a while before I went to college. At the time, I was working. (February 18, 2017)
  4. Bill L: If I can give my younger self an advice, it would have to be getting a real job after college. I was too busy painting houses. Later on I lived in Japan for some years teaching English. (March 8th,2017)
  5. Professor Amutah: If I can give my younger self an advice, I would have to say, *Stay focused on your goal. Don’t get distracted. Understand that not everyone in your circle is destined for greatness. Some people like to remain in the same level. Surround yourself with supportive people. Be unapologetic about yourself. If you are African, own up to it. Be proud about it. Don’t be embarrassed about your roots. Demand respect from every area of your life. From your friendships, family, your relationship and etc. Don’t downplay your gifts. (One of the favorite professors ever. Team Public Health). (March 21st,2017)
  6. Daddy: If I can give my younger self an advice, I would have to say, stay out of trouble, work hard (be studious), and don’t let anyone discourage you. Strive for success. Respect your elders. Listen to people’s opinions. It’s good to have opposers, that’s how you learn and grow. Be nice to people but also be careful because people take advantage. Be careful the choice of friends you make. Choose your friends wisely. Sometimes, you have to keep to yourself. Don’t open your heart too easily. Be careful what you share with people because you never know what may happen. If you have a fallout, they can share your information. If you have a secret, keep it to yourself. March 31st, 2017 🙂
I hope that as you take the time to read this post, that you can take away something. There’s always something to learn in this life. It’s a journey. We can’t do it alone. God has placed people in our lives for a purpose. Always, remember to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Until next time, stay blessed. Live. Learn & Love. 🙂
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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to my homeland Ghana. Today we have turned 60 years old. For the first time, I actually didn’t do anything to celebrate. I didn’t eat any African food. I wasn’t home. It was a beautiful feeling seeing the amount of posts that people shared online on how they were celebrating this day. I miss Ghana very much. I haven’t been there in 16 years. Soon and very soon, I will go. I’m telling you the plane ticket is like someone’s breakfast, lunch and dinner. To think of it, if we allow money to get in the way of going somewhere, we will never travel. Tell me, how did you celebrate this Independence Day? What did you chop today? Fufu & Light Soup, Banku & Okra or straight Ghana jollof rice?

Here are a few pictures I came across online on Ghana.

Picture Credit: All photos were found on Tumblr. P.S. Happy two years to my blog. (March 6,2015). We are in 2017 and we will continue to flourish 🙂

Questionnaire:

  1. Were you born in Ghana or another state/country?
  2. What do you like about Ghana?
  3. What do you dislike about it?
  4. What are some of your favorite foods?
  5. Do you see yourself living in Ghana if your not there?
  6. If there’s one thing you can change about Ghana, what would it be?
  7. What are some of your childhood memories living in there?
  8. What day of the week were you born?
  9. What tribe are you from?
  10. If there’s one place in Ghana you’ll like to visit, where would it be?
  11. What are some good restaurants you have visited?

Hey everyone. Just stopping because by it’s been a very long time since i stopped by on this blog. I have two  blogs so sometimes, i tend to forget this one. My other blog is Christ focused. I share my walk with Christ and etc. If you’ll like to check out my other blog, it’s sacrificebeyondprice.wordpress.com . This blog I made to share my poems and other poets work. Just wanted to share this artist with you guys. I love music. I’m sure we all do but I don’t really listen to every genre in music. I love R&B, Afrobeat, Carribean and Gospel. I’m open to listening to other songs but I honestly don’t like the songs they play on the radio. Don’t even know the latest songs. Can’t remember the last time I even listened to the radio. I hope you enjoy Kwabena’s songs. Will do my best to share more things on this blog. Have a great weekend. God bless you. 🙂

 

 

 

One Year

It’s been one year since I started this blog. I started it last year when Ghana turned 58 years old and guess what today is 59 years since Ghana got Independence. Thank you to all of you that stop on this blog. I don’t post much on here because of school load but i’ll do my very best to share more here. Thank you! Take care of yourself. Treat Yourself . Until then live in truth, pray, believe and keep being you 🙂

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