“Feels” by Snoh Aalegra has the perfect title. The entire album is pretty awesome but “Time” struck something in me that influenced my first blog post of the year. I was once again, allowing time to prevent me from continuing to write. It’s a challenge to fight this every day.
“Memories fade and I try to hold on. When I don’t know where I belong anymore. The sound of your voice was my all, but these words, they can’t heal you no more. Searching high and low for peace of mind, I feel I lost some peace of mind. And I wish…. that time…never mattered.”
1/11/18 @snohaalegra "Feels" Album has the perfect title. "Time" struck something in me that influenced my first #blog post of the year. I was once again allowing time to prevent me from continuing to write. Time is Precious ⏳ ▪ ▪ ▪Right place; right person; right direction; wrong time ▪Right time; wrong person; opposite directions ▪Time wasted waiting on action ▪Making time to enjoy the moment ▪Envisioning where we could be if we could dedicate enough time today ▪Time we waste waiting on someone to make “the move” ▪Witnessing so many around us carelessly wasting time ▪Indecisive about giving someone our time ▪Times we will never get back & took for granted ⏰ -Time is rarely appreciated until we're running out of it. If you have time, understand it is of the essence. #Snohaalegra #time #Feels #wishitnevermattered #rightinthefeels #ifonly #musicforthesoulonly
2018, I decided to eliminate a few people, places & distractions that prevent me from blogging. I was already about to break, working my part and full time job, but this just gave me more motivation to leave it. The first day my dedication paid off and I began generating another stream of income in my sleep, I quit. It wasn’t enough to invest or anything but it was confirmation that I can do exactly what I want if I use my time wisely and trust the process. I also knew things were changing the day I turned down overtime at work. I had never turned down OT in my life. Of course, I needed the money but I could no longer trade time for it knowing what I was actually capable of. Corporate America wasn’t gonna save me. I explained to a few people that had asked me to spend time with them that I need to make better use of my time. If they want to join me, I’m fine with it but I won’t join them in continuing to waste time. Most of them just want to have a good time and get to know me but supporting my vision is the best way to get to know me and the version of me I’m creating. Plus, I may not be the same person next month that they get to know today. I’d hate to waste their time.
I had already eliminated unnecessary scrolling the internet & had not watched T.V for the last 10 months. For the past few years, while watching T.V, I was very easily distracted anyway. Instead of focusing on the plot or characters I’d become more interested in their backgrounds. I’d end up on Google, searching for their first appearance and how far they’ve come. I’d take notice of how they got their first shot and moves they made to get there. Why the hell would I want to sit and watch celebrities “living” when I could be out there experiencing life myself?
I truly believe that we are all just one opportunity away from being successful. And the ones we admire most are just as close to returning to our current state. But only if they allow themselves to get too comfortable by waiting for opportunities to fall onto their laps. In reality, I’m not surrounded by self-motivated people that make things happen. Majority of them allow things to happen. So I learned if there’s a shortage of confidence & opportunity around me, I obviously have to be the one to create it.
I also decided any place I want to go for my own personal enjoyment and good vibes, will either have to wait or benefit my life in other ways more. So, for the entire year, I will only visit places to network, connect and build solid relationships. I naturally do this anyway but now I am just more dedicated and standing firm behind it. I’m hopeful this decision will benefit me more than it will hurt me to separate myself. My exact thoughts replaying this song on Spotify today:
Time is Precious
- Right place; right person; right direction; wrong time
- Right time; wrong person; opposite directions
- Time wasted waiting on action
- Trading time for money
- Making time to enjoy the moment instead dedicating it to responsibilities
- Envisioning where we could be if we could dedicate enough time today
- Time we waste waiting on someone to make “the move”
- Witnessing so many around us carelessly wasting time
- Indecisive about giving someone your time
- Times we will never get back but took for granted
Time is rarely appreciated until we’re running out of it. If you have time, understand it is of the essence.
#Snohaalegra #time #Feels #wishitnevermattered #rightinthefeels #ifonly #musicforthesoulonly