I am eight months into this Washington DC adventure. WE are family so I am going to be completely transparent. The first four months were tough and I was MISERABLE!!!!! I am rarely miserable so when I am, it feels like the end of the world. I mean who moves from Atlanta right before the winter. I promise you it made perfect sense at the time but the cold weather and snow was messing with my psyche… add in that everything just came to a standstill and not in a good way. So that just added to my disappointment. Then I got sick and my eyes were bothering me. I kept trying to get into a routine because I know a routine stabalizes my mood but I was having no luck.
I eventually stumbled across two books that changed the game for me “Prosperity Bible” and “Money and the Law of Attraction”. If you don’t feel motivated after reading those, then I don’t know what will motivate you. There were days when I would read for 6 hours straight, go to yoga, come home and get back in the bed. In February, I started to feel better. I am now fully back to being my random self and surprisingly extremely happy. I mean happy like that coworker who comes in yelling ‘good morning’ while you roll your eyes because you know nobody could be that damn happy on a Monday. So yep I am happy like her. I wake up smiling because the east coast tides have changed for your girl. I am going to act like the first four months didn’t happen and I’ll share with you what I’ve been up to since February.
While I love blogging, I don’t always have time to do it. So in the fall, I decided to start a podcast. I was amped up about it until I went into my funk. Now I am back at it and launching this week. This podcast, of course, will be a compilation of where I am in life. I will share my spiritual experiences, along with tools that led to finding my purpose. The only difference is now you get to hear my voice and the voice of my amazing guest.
My yoga business, I pushed it to the side but it keeps calling me. So I am going to attempt to do what other entrepreneurs have said is impossible, I am going to run two business simultaneously. Which I’ve been kind of doing anyway because I love them both equally and in truth, they kind of move on separate cycles. I didn’t think I would love having an accounting business but I got my first DC client a month ago and I just love her. She is the ultimate client. She sees me as her advisor and I really feel like I am able to make an impact. I am looking forward to being the financial pulse of her nonprofit organization.
I am also back in mentor mode. Young people are entertaining and I love their energy so volunteered to be a student liaison at the University of Maryland. These are college students so of course, they know everything and they spend quite a bit of time ignoring my email. I am working on building trust with them. That’s my project for the year, to connect with these 20-year-olds and help make their transition into the real world a little easier than it was for me. I didn’t have enough sense back then to know I needed a mentor. I actually was probably not the idea mentee up until about 2018 so I get it. Whenever someone suggested I get a mentor, I’d roll my eyes and wonder how could a mentor really add value. So I am attempting to build a bridge for them that I didn’t build for myself when I was that age.
I canceled my trip to South Africa but I don’t regret it. I was supposed to go in February but as I said around that time things weren’t going as planned so I sadly canceled my ticket. Which was probably for the best because it’s hard to enjoy a place when you are in a bad mood. The motherland is still in my sights and with luck, I shall grace her presence within the next 12 months.
I am rolling my eyes as I am typing this. I decided in addition to getting out the house, I also would get back on a dating app. It only took about two weeks before I posted in my profile “don’t ask me about my vagina”. Maybe I should create an app called “don’t ask me about my vagina”. I know apps are all about hooking up but damn can you pretend to get to know me first. That is literally one of my biggest pet peeves besides being sent unsolicited pictures of men’s male parts. We are human so its a given that if we are vibing and I’m into you, it will most likely go that way. Asking me two conversations in is a turn off. Does anybody in this generation have any patience any more??? I will dedicate a whole post to dating in the nation’s capital so stay tuned.
Peace and Blessings