Posts tagged growth
Why growth doesn't equal perfection

This life that we live is a true journey.

A LONG one at that.

ESPECIALLY when you are growing in the process. 

It’s been about 4 years from the time that I decided to embrace personal development.  Not teaching or even being a life coach but just evolving into the highest version of Jasamine.  When I started to take an honest look at how I was limiting my own self and the things that were creating a barrier between me and what I wanted to accomplish in life. 

In this 4 year journey, there is not a week that goes by that I don’t see a way that I can become better.  Think about it; there is 20+ years of issues that I threw under the rug and vowed to never bother that consistently show up in all types of ways (…don’t even get me started on daddy issues).  But facing the past head on has single handily changed the person that you see today.  

Which reminds me, personal development is never a completed job.  Things always get better but then out of nowhere something happens that brings up another issue within yourself. But back to what I was saying because this is a journey, there is always just enough room to backslide.

“What you mean Jas?”

We are always faced with choices several times a day.  Either it can pull you closer to your destiny or you revert to your old ways.  For example; say that you are wanted to improve your attitude at work.  Every day you try your best to walk in with a positive outlook and make it the happiest place on earth (ok, that may be a stretch but at least bearable place for 8 hours).  So far things have been going great, haven’t even felt the need to curse nobody out.  Then it happens…

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My Destiny Over Your Opinion: Why growth is tough

I have a confession.  

...I live a boring life. 

It is filled with routines and habits, and I am ok with that; because the excitement comes in what I do within the daily cycle of my life.  But every once in a while, I decide to make a dumb decision and live adventurous.  Especially with my workouts.  One day, I decided to head over to the greenway for a run.  From the initial excitement it seemed to be a great idea; get out of the gym, enjoy the scenery.  The trek began smooth; my pace was great, and the tones made me want to hit a Solange dance routine in the middle of the woods (sidenote: s/o to Solange and Mary J. Blige making it acceptable for the sistas’ that can’t dance…i.e ME).  

Well, that was until….

My shins became numb, and a knife felt as though it was piercing through my leg…

Pains in my lower back reminded me of what child labor would feel like…

Since I was in the woods, I no longer had a strong signal to hear music; just a bunch of skipping words…

And how can I forget the BUGS, they were eating up all of this #BlackGirlMagic…

Yes, it really is as miserable as it sounds!

I knew that this run was going to be good for me, and help me achieve #TeyanaTaylorBodyGoals; but I didn’t think that I could make it.  I looked back and I was too far from where I started, but looking ahead I didn’t even see the finish line. 

Evolution.

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How I went from a Girl to a Woman in one year: 25 things I learned at 25

As some of you may be aware, a national holiday that just passed us on September 21st called J-Day (also referred to as my birthday).  I take this time every year to reflect on all that happened in the previous 364 days.  Every year has a reoccurring pattern, or we shall call them themes; 24 was the year of realization, but 25 was indeed a year of evolution.  

The transformation began, the blinders were off and I began to see life in a totally different light.  Its one thing to know that you are changing, but when those close to you see you go from the "turn up girl" to the "intuitive woman" it all begins to really sink in. A major change was happening and......... I was diggin' it.  

The moment you fall in love with the person that you are becoming, tied in with the person that you are meant to be is an overwhelming satisfying feeling.  Crazy right? For the first time in life I felt like I grew up from a girl into a woman. Many lessons were taught and I must say I was finally open to learn them. 

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