So this post is longgg overdue. 2 posts ago I was commending myself for being consistent and just like that life happens. Where do I begin?
So in the past month I’ve fallen way off the wagon with the sort of consistent schedule that I’d set for my self, but hey, you know what? That’s ok. Because this month of August has been a whirlwind *insert Mr. Krab meme here*. I spontaneously invested my time into something that I didn’t calculate the risks, I took a little end of summer personal development/vacation to New York, I moved this month into my new apartment that I absolutely lovvvvvveeeee *inserts overused heart eyes emoji* (Me, I’m the overuser), I attended Damon Johns Success Formula, then lastly I officially launched my real estate investing business! All this in 30 days. Yes. Ask me how, I can’t explain, but here's the run-down, month by month, but first a little disclaimer...
So this month really was the manifestation of many plans that were in place prior, all except this first week.
First week of August: I made an uncalculated investment into something that was NOT planned. Any good entrepreneur, any good investor knows that you have to take risks, but smart calculated risks. Not completely sure if this risk was smart yet, the debate is still out. It can go in either direction and so far, 3 weeks later, its still pretty stagnant, so only time will tell.
I also went to OneAfricaGlobal/OneAfricaMusicFest in Brooklyn, NY. This was sort of a last minute decision in that I decided in July I would attend. Yall know in July I got this tunnel vision of getting my yearly goals accomplished. At first the decision to go was purely for fun, but my God. It was way more than that. The global summit the night prior to the concert, was so uplifting, so inspiring, so impactful, that by the time I left I was asking myself “How can I contribute to developing Africa's economy?” And I’ve thought of this question before but for it to be revived and to be filled in a room with influential people with ideas and opinions being tossed around was very fulfilling. And the concert was LIT too.
Second week of August: So yes a few posts ago I mentioned how I was in the process of moving. And let me tell you it was a very long process and I want to share something that this process taught me. Sometimes you overlook certain people in your life because you’ve never given them a chance to step up. A closed mouth never gets fed, right?. Me who never asks for help, I was stuck in a pretty sticky situation during this moving process and just by opening my mouth and asking for help, people I didn’t expect to help me, did just that. And for that I will always be grateful, and I will never forget. Often times, it’s the little things you do for people that makes the loudest noise.
So yes, I am finally settled in my new spot and can I just say I am in loveeee. Once I get it up to what I have envisioned as my “perfect” room I think you’ll have to roll me out of here by the time its time to move again because I already feel such at home and at peace in this place. And I actually prayed over this place when I first moved in so I think that’s bringing a whole different kind of peace that I didn’t necessarily have at my old place.
Third week of August: In previous posts I’ve mentioned my “projects” that I’m working on. So those projects included real estate investment. I think I'll make a whole separate post about this so I’ll just leave it at this for now.
Final week of August: So, this week has been used to slowly get back into my old routine and also I’ve started cooking consistently again. This year, I’ve gained 10 pounds of “great weight” as I call it, which was intentional but it was done through eating out and rarely cooking at home. I’ve gained the weight I wanted, but that eating out has got to stop. I have (relatively) more time now—being that I’m not staying up until 3-4 am studying— and there is no more excuses. And fascinating enough, now that I’m not thinking about the time that I’m cooking as wasteful because its time NOT spent studying. I actually enjoy it. There’s a certain satisfaction I get when I eat something that my own two hands prepared that’s even greater than the taste of the food. So this week I’m back to a (sort of) schedule of waking up early, gym, spending time with God, work, then completing my daily to-dos. Next month I go back to making my weekly and monthly to-dos.
September is 2 days away and I’m enjoying this unconventional journey that the past 2 months has taken me so far. This weekend I was supposed to go home and spend time with family, but something came up and I can't go. It's bittersweet, but I'll just have to FT them and use this opportunity to get these things done and think about my goals for the next month. In the midst of all of this, I still go to my unpaid internship, which I call work, from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Again, separate post coming soon. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, its all about how you use it. Use the start of this new month to re-group, to re-center, get back to “ground zero” and keep on pushing. Four months left in this year of 2019. It’s not too late to start. Let this procrastinator be your inspiration. I don’t have it all figured out, but I’m taking it one day at a time.
Let’s get it.
Till next time.