I’m back! If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome! You are unaware that I used to be an avid blogger. Life happened and I haven't written in a while. It’s been way too long. I lost access to my other blog login so all my old blogs are lost to the internet Gods. Such is life. Fresh starts are always a great way to rediscover who you are.
I’ve missed writing and hopefully those of you that are returning have missed reading about my adventures. I’m on the path to my greatest adventure yet! I have been a natural stylist for 18 years and owned a salon with my best friend, Kelley. Kelley and I decided to close our salon on August 1 so that we both could pursue our heart's callings. I am officially retired from natural hair care. It has been a crucial part of my identity for years and now my spirit wants to do something different. I honestly believe that my angels (yep, I believe in angels) were waiting for me to retire so that they could show me all the wonderful things in this next phase of my life.
So, what’s next?? I have no idea and I’m ok with that. My goal is simply be, grow spiritually and tap into the divine path that was created for me. I started the journey by taking a self discovery trip to Washington, DC. A childhood friend invited me to apartment sit for her while she is working in Martha's Vineyard. The timing was divine. I will be here until September; reading, writing, meditating, praying, sight seeing, connecting with old friends and day tripping to NYC.
Today, I decided to take a day of silence. For 24 hours I will not speak, listen to music or watch TV. I will not text or even have access to my phone. The no access to my phone part was super scary for me. Self doubt crept in and I started to question myself. What if something happens to someone I love in the next 24 hours? How will someone be able to get in touch with me? No phone for 24 hours? Are you crazy? What if someone needs your advice or needs helps or what if someone dies???? I light weight freaked out for a few seconds then I took a deep breath and calmed down. I am not a doctor so I cannot provide medical care for anyone. The people that may need my advice will just have to figure it out on their own today. And if someone dies, I hate to be blunt, but, they will be dead. I cannot save them. I am not equipped with that power. There is nothing I can do about that. I believe that everything happens just as it should and that all will be well.
So, now you are freaking out reading what I just wrote, questioning me and yourself. Wondering if you could ever do such a thing and asking yourself what the hell I am going to do for the next 24 hours with no TV, music or phone? I am going to sit with myself, meditate, pray, read and write. I am going to listen to the sounds of the city outside my window. I am listening to a child screaming on a playground as my friend's apartment is located next to a daycare center. I can see trees and a cathedral in the distance. I hear cars passing in traffic, people talking. horns beeping and the motor in the refrigerator humming. Sounds I would not be privy to if I was on my phone or preoccupied with other activities. I am simply going to be.
Thank you for taking time out your day to be with me. If you are compelled, tell a friend. Let's take this journey together.
Depression survivor that discovered the power of positive thinking.