My Very African son finally picked up something British from preschool. “Nana”. He said “My Nana’s going to pick me up tomorrow”. I asked who that was.
He replied, “You? Daddy?” Then named all of his friends from preschool.
Then he argued with me when I tried to explain. “Gogo is Not Nana. That’s silly, Mumma. Someone else is Nana”.
We rolled around laughing on the floor, playing the “Who is Nana?” game.
Today’s been a great day so far! We had our first day of a new session of @kindermusik_international. We saw most of our old friends from class and made some new ones! Alex and Nathan are able to enjoy it even more now that they’re older and they love music and dancing. It’s also a lot harder to keep them in my lap during class, but thankfully our teacher encourages moving around! #TwoChocolateFaces
Progress is a process where failure or mistakes have to be made in order to learn and grow. This young King participated in the spelling bee last year in which he was eliminated early due to error. This year he made it to the fourth round and looks forward to owning it next year #blackboyjoy
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A workout challenge for real. #melaninjourney#Repost @rootedtraveler
Great Vibes in Jaipur, now headed to Goa!! // Always remember no matter how jaded you may feel, you are being used in more ways than you can ever imagine. God is always with us #visualsoflife .
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A best friend who stands up for what he believes in, is true to himself and allows you to be yourself without judgement! Ive picked a bestfriend for life, I dont shift my circle or connect with just anyone Im not really that friendly!! ✊🏾#SouthAfrica#SafariDay#GlobalTraveler#BlackBoyJoy#BlackMen#Smile 🇿🇦💯 @forever_mistah
We often look down on ourselves. ———————————————————
We often feel impotent or lesser of ourselves. ———————————————————
Powerless. ——————————————————— We are who we defines ourselves to be. ———————————————————
happy tuesday • a little #fitnessmotivation for everyone • remember everyday is another chance to get STRONGER, to eat BETTER, to live HEALTHIER, and to be the BEST version of YOU! Get out there and kill it everybody 🤸🏾♂️
Lessons 2017 Taught Me: @kesia314
Stop being such a perfectionist, you are allowed to make mistakes
One of my biggest flaws is completely unrealistic, but it still something I have to hold myself accountable. With that being said, I like to make sure I am prepared and planned for any and everything. If you know me, whenever someone presents me with an idea, my next question is always what is your plan? What are the details? The extra details and the detail after that.. You get where I am going with this? I always put this pressure on myself to get the bar at the absolute highest, so I am my biggest critic.
Knowing all of that, if I am nothing from what I consider perfect, I feel like anything that I have done is not deemed worthy or successful. I take value away from projects that I am apart of if it is not perfect. I will push myself to the absolute limit for nothing. I receive applause from my friends, my parents and my partner, but if I am unsatisfied, it means nothing. I was miserable because I was putting so much pressure on myself for no reason at all. Where is the happiness in that? I was not happy at all and I am pretty sure that was a big part of my struggle throughout 2017, the fact that I was so unhappy. I was the core reason for that feeling and I needed to sit with myself and check myself on it.
The plans for moving forward, learn that it is okay to not get things right on the first try or even the fifty first try. To make sure whatever task I was apart of, I was happy doing it because it leaves room for me to have fun. What is the point of doing something,if it doesn’t make you happy?