List 2 things you have to be happy about?
I live in a winter free zone.
I have a safe and comfortable home. I am grateful that there are no wars being fought here.
Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
I used to collect rocks I found on the beach all of the time when I was younger. Now the only rocks I own are my crystals. They were specially chosen for my Sun Sign which is a Libra.
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
I don’t think I am much of a hugger; then again I am an introvert we tend to want to run from human interaction 🙂
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
My inspiration was simple. As I heard the news of my next door neighbor’s passing; I was reminded that I should enjoy each moment. We are well aware that we must die; however, we never get used to hearing the news of someone’s passing. Don’t spend your moments being miserable. Appreciate every single second you are given.
I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the beautiful Mikayla. She is a fellow island girl and a passionate vegan. I want to thank her for the nomination you can check out her blog at Caribbean Curl.
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is being able to share my thoughts and ideas with others. I really enjoy interacting with my fellow bloggers they make the blogosphere feel like home.
Why did you start blogging? Any inspirations?
I started blogging because I just felt the urge to write and create. I find blogging to be quite therapeutic. My best friend who just happens to be a psychiatrist recommended that I start one; maybe she was trying to tell me that I need counseling who knows.
If you only had one word to describe your blog, what would it be?
Inspiring well hopefully that is what I aim for it to be.
Where are you from? Describe it.
I am from Barbados. A tiny island in the Caribbean. 166 square miles to be exact. Sun, sea, and sand are what we are all about. We don’t have the typical seasons here. Barbadians love good food, rum, and calypso. Beautiful beaches are the main highlight of the island. I would like to think that it makes up for the ridiculous cost of living here.
What is something that you are passionate about?
Anything that inspires me to be creative and to express myself. I have always loved drama and the arts.
Where is your happy place?
My happy place is the beach. I honestly could spend my entire life there. I just love the water.
If you had the chance to meet any celebrity/ influencer, who would it be?
I would love to meet Patrick Starrr I love his bold and bubbly personality. Not to mention his makeup is to die for.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years I want to be living in another country. I have not decided where yet. I will own my own business and be financially free.
What is your biggest fear?
I have a fear of drowning. I really should learn how to swim.
What is something you’ve been wanting to do but have been putting off?
I need to learn how to drive. I have been putting it off for years.
If you could travel in time, would you travel to the past or the future? Why?
I would travel to the future I want to see how the world turns out and if we actually achieve equality and make the world a better place.
I nominate :
Lisa – Lisa Designs Life
Lynley – Allaboutmelp
Mercedes – Doseofinspiration246
Anisa – Shesbeaming
Evelyn – PathOfPresence
La Shell –One Pot Living
Toni -Ann – TheSwissFreis
Michelle – DontJustExist
Anissa Watkins –https://moetips.com/
Priyanka – Delicate Fighter
My Questions for the nominees are
What does blogging mean to you?
If your life were a movie what would you call it and why?
What is your ideal way to relieve stress?
What would be your dream job?
If you won $10,000 how would you spend it?
Who is your celebrity crush?
What are three things that you are grateful for?
What brings you joy?
Share your favorite blog post and what did you enjoy most about writing it?
What is your dream vacation destination?
If you could rid the world of one injustice, what would it be?
I hope you enjoyed this post please show my fellow nominees some love. Love and Blessings Tachi
Life requires an agile approach. You have to be flexible and adaptable to maneuver those sharp turns and the rocky roads that you end up on sometimes. Change is like a river ever flowing. You will find yourself lost if you go against the tide.
Always make peace with your current situation. Remember no situation is infinite. Open your mind to all possibilities. Being overly rigid will only break you down and leave you feeling defeated. Remember to always keep moving.
Express gratitude for everything. No matter how simple. Oftentimes we have so much more than we realize because we are too busy focusing on what is missing instead of all the great things we have within our reach. Never lose sight of or take for granted all of the value that there is in your life.
Embrace the quirky imperfect being that you are. You are enough. The world needs you; not some carbon copy or a cheap imitation of who the world pressures you to be. Do not be defined by your possessions, your social status or your appearance all of that in the grand scheme of things is quite frivolous really. Work on feeding your soul, getting to know yourself so well to a point where nothing can shake you. You are a divine being. It is difficult but just drown out all of that external noise.
Live and Do All Things With Love
Some days it feels like we are merely existing as we are heavy laden with the hectic nature of modern-day life. Time is limited. There is fun to be had and memories to be made. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut. Do whatever your heart desires as long as it brings you happiness.It’s your story. No one has the right to tell you that you are doing it wrong . Screw the rules. There is no manual on how to experience life. Unpleasant moments and dubious decisions do not amount to a bad life. Don’t doubt yourself you are doing just fine.
Expand your mind.
Educate yourself. I am not just referring to studying here. Ask questions. Read. Explore. Do not just blindly follow what you have been told. Question the status quo. The world needs more independent thinkers. Immerse yourself in new cultures and unique experiences. When you learn more about others you will be less judgemental and more tolerant of someone who does not look, dress or act like you.
Your current situation is never your final destination.
Dare to live a life bountiful full of peace, love, and hope. There won’t always be rainbows and sunshine but whenever you can, however, you can call in the good.
The rules only seem not apply to some
Puzzling and frustrating are the inequities of this life
Some can find a loophole in any sticky situation
They just live to stir the pot and cause nothing but strife
The dream and the goal is the pursuit of equality
A celebration of what is fair and just
To live in world where only good flourishes and no one has to struggle to survive
Where kindness is automatic and we appreciate the value of every life
We live in faith and hope that one day the suffering will all be gone
It all started with dream and today the dream still lives on
Written By Tachira Wiltshire
Unsteady footing not sure where she wanted to go in this life
Doors slammed shut and no windows open
Honestly not a sense of relief in sight
Longing for a feeling, or some dose of inspiration
Life it was blah and surely she was lacking motivation
Afraid to weave a new tale she was so stuck on the last
Reality bites when you live in the past
None of us are certain of the exact path that we take in this life. Tomorrow is never promised and that is proven every day. We may have another minute another hour who knows? Are you going to spend your precious moments living in the past or being present? Are you living the life you want? Like right now at this very minute?
If the answer is no, then what are you waiting for?
We all have our demons and issues to deal with. You can look at some people and see that they wear their burdens on their faces. It’s like a cycle of constant negativity repeating all the things that are wrong with your life. Then some people wonder why things never seem to go right.
Keep calling in the negativity and rehashing the issues and you never ever really breathe any fresh air. The staleness of the past trials will always continue to stand in your way.
There comes a point where you have to examine yourself and really wade through some of the bullshit that you keep repeating. It never really leaves you if you never try to learn the lessons. I choose to let go is my current mantra. Never let being caught up in your web of so-called problems leave you bitter. If you really take a moment , a real moment to go deep and embrace everything that you hold inside, you will let go or make peace with all of the shit that consumes you and eats you alive.
You have to make space for something new to come in. Circumstances are not the determinant of whether you love the life that you are living. You have to carve out your own reality; not just sit on your ass and take it as it comes. In most cases, all you need to do is allow accept and move on but us imperfect beings tend to hold on to things too long. We want what we can’t have or we refuse to adapt. As the song says the grass isn’t greener on the other side it’s greener under you.
I know what it’s like to be stuck in a story you never intended to write. You just have to remember that it is a chapter, just one chapter and not let anything overtake your life.
You create your own reality. How do you perceive it? You are either your own best friend or your worst enemy.
Written By Tachira Wiltshire
Searching for fulfillment in bags, shoes, and clothes she always came up empty
Always feeling less than whole she craved someone to love her completely
Searching, looking externally to be fulfilled
Vacant, soulless what was the purpose of the mundanity?
The temporal was devoid of any divinity or was it?
Ravenous for a soulful treat
To tantalize, mesmerize
To satiate the undying need for the extraordinary
To feel as wild and unbridled as the tempestuous seas
To be a masterpiece akin to all the colors of the rainbow
Hot passionate and robust
Refreshed energy, she finally dared to feel alive
She was everything it just took her a while to realize
She would bend but never break
Nourish and delight her soul and live a life of her own design
Written By Tachira Wiltshire
Crackle pop and a fizzle
Look to the sky at the spectacular display
The crowd erupts in oohs and ahs
Drinks in a hand, hugs, and kisses
Full of good cheer
Finally, the new year 2018 is here.
Full of so much hope and expectations
We welcome the unknown with such anticipation
The best is yet to come
Drop the past without a care
Believe in all the goodness that is in store for you this year
Written By Tachira Wiltshire
Why wait for the New Year for a fresh start
Would it be so awful if you just followed your heart?
Regret can weigh you down, take a chance
You will always feel those pangs for what almost could have been
Take a leap, even if you fall flat on your face
Do all the things, make the memories
Add a little flavor to your life
Leave the playing it safe for when you dead
The beauty or the ugliness is all up to you
It all begins and ends in your mind
Give a thought, a deep reflection on what you want to do, where you want to go in this life
You are the master of your Universe
Don’t let anyone pull your strings, you are the Creator of it all
Don’t let Almost or I can’t be your mantra
Give it your all
You can have everything you have ever dreamed of getting in this life.
Written By Tachira Wiltshire