Becoming by Michelle Obama ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Michelle Obama is an icon and prior to reading this, someone I was used to seeing everywhere but didn’t know much about. I listened to her memoir Becoming on audiobook, which I highly recommend as she narrates it herself.
This book is about so much more than Michelle’s time in the White House. She has had an incredible and fascinating life, she is a woman who is passionate about education and work as well as family. She has had an outstanding and varied career which I loved finding out about.
Her passages on education and children exuded energy and passion, so much so that I wrote down several quotes from the book that inspired me - something I rarely do. I listened to this at just the right time for me. I’m currently at a turning point in my adult life and career, something that Michelle has experienced numerous times and reflects on at length. It really helped me in some tough moments and spurred me on during some really pivotal moments. -
These two quotes are perhaps the ones that stuck with me most:
⭐️ “For me, being around children had a wonderful obliterative effect: [...] forcing me out of my head and into the moment.”
⭐️ “I was realising that the next phase of my journey would not simply unfold on its own, that my fancy academic degrees were not going to automatically lead me to fulfilling work. Finding a career, as opposed to a job [...] required deeper thought and effort. I would need to hustle and learn.”
Becoming left me not only with an insight into Michelle’s life but with fresh inspiration, vigour and plenty of food for thought.
📚 Book and flowers #midsummerlibraryjuly19
Healing is a process of becoming.
Becoming more compassionate.
Becoming more relaxed.
Becoming more gentle.
Becoming firm and assertive.
Becoming more sure.
Becoming attached and detached.
요즘은 다육이에 빠져 일어나자 마자 살피러가고 퇴근해서 혹 잎이 마르거나 무른게 없나 살피고 바쁜 와중에 다육이카페 선배님들 정보도 얻고 플라워,화초 카페 Becoming Coffee 사장님 조언도 들으러 자주 카페를 방문하는데 갈 때마다 예쁜 화분들 소품들이 추가되 그 아이들 보며 차한잔 하는 소확행을 즐기는중!
Yesterday I woke up during the night frieking out. I was having all these irrational thoughts about my little girl being taken and my mind was playing out these awful scenes.😱
It was my 3 yr olds first day back in daycare, we call it Early Learning here in Aus and it seemed thst I was having a mum's version of separation anxiety.😰
My heart was racing and I was scaring myself. I knew it was just my imagination and I also knew I needed to convince myself that she is safe. That I am safe.🥺
I had a choice to make. I could take my power back and take control of my thinking or let it get the better of me.🤺
I took my power back. I did some serious self talk and I even did some tapping to release the fear.🧘♀️
Energy healing doesn't have to be complex or time consuming to be powerful.⏰
What would you have done to release the fear?🤔
Have you ever been in this scenario?🙋♀️
I would love to hear your thoughts!💕
5 of 40. Give yourself permission to outgrow what no longer serves you. @alex_elle
It takes time to move on. It takes time to forgive. It take times to fall back into you. Take your time. Namaste. Nana
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The process of becoming is not always easy, but it’s necessary and the reward are endless. I strive daily to become who God has called me to be. It’s my desire to walk out the call of God on my life, my goal is to always be pleasing to Him first as I serve His people. And in my process of becoming her anything or anyone who stances in opposition has to go.
Posted at: 2019-07-23 22:37:19
"Now I think it's one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child - What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that's the end."
- Becoming, Michelle Obama
What's the last quote that resonated with you? 📖
Posted at: 2019-07-23 22:22:21
You know sometimes you go through things in life for so long and wonder when will this ever been. Have you been that, truth be told I’ve been there as well. Storms have an expiration date, it won’t always be like this, BE STILL AND KNOW, that a way is being made for you!! #Taneshaspeaks
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After identifying your reach, your life purpose, the vision you will commit your life to; you need to set goals to take you their.
To ensure that you set goals that are achievable and also be sure that you will achieve your set goals, they must cover the major life areas.
These are your:
Mental and physical health.
These would then be categorised into the long, medium and short term.
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When I saw this today, it resonated at such a deep level. To my closest tribe, I’ve been saying that I need to trust my path and plan more and surrender. That’s hard for me. I’m action oriented. But there’s doing with no real clarity and that’s just spinning the proverbial wheel. I’m started to see that these past 9 months of personal upheaval have not only put the brakes in my life but have given me an opportunity to redefine what I want, who I am and still want to become and what’s truly important to me. I’m being pushed to be silent, to surrender and listen. Not comfortable but I need to follow my talk..it’s in the uncomfortable spaces that I create the space for healing and clarity #selfcare#selfreminder#selfsabotagingself#trust#surrender#uncomfortable#makingspace#becoming
Third grade teacher Britney Hendershott is enjoying Michelle Obama’s powerful memoir, Becoming, due to the candor and authenticity of the author’s life journey.
Tymon Hendershott, a rising eighth-grader, is enjoying The Children of Blood and Bone, which is fantasy thriller similar to Harry Potter.
At times its that you've seen this sequence before. Once it hurt you so bad, so every hint of it now...you don't stick around to see a devastating conclusion. Any hint of the familiar pain, and you're gone. But if you've been running away alot and the pattern keeps repeating, it could be you need to face it down the next time. Sometimes...pain, it reveals new things after it has been overcome. Overcome
💚 #DeNation .
4 days Until #LikeYou DROPS.
Play back with @doranor2003 🙌🏽.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. #KeepGoing
Posted at: 2019-07-23 21:08:41
ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi
Delay Ain’t Denial (or so the saying goes). . .
Asides from delay in getting some podcast platforms activated, I lost access to my files (But because I know better than to let the devil steal my JOY, I enjoyed my birthday yesterday trusting that everything will be fine 😰) and today I’ve learnt to be a producer too (so studio can be part of the gifts now 😂). Below are the links to the activated platforms. Kindly subscribe, listen, share and I await your feedbacks!
Listen to my podcast, ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi on Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iYmZkM2U4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
Listen to my podcast, ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3PuBHqro7ohAqDusyVUn2J
Listen to my podcast, ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi on Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/on-adulting-with-oluwafunmibi-fayemi
Listen to my podcast, ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi on PocketCasts: https://pca.st/r42p
Listen to my podcast, ON ADULTING with Oluwafunmibi Fayemi on RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/on-adulting-with-oluwafunmibi-fay-WwrpYg
Consequently, I’ll post links to other podcast platforms like Castbox, Apple podcasts, Overcast, Podbean, Soundcloud, etc once they’ve been activated.
If you’re having issues with some of the platforms, just calm down and give it a lil’ time, we are working on it 😉👍 #birthdaypartycontinues#webragdifferently#championsleaguefinal#podcast#blackgirlpodcast#onadulting#lifestyleblogger#becoming#blackgirlmagic#blackexcellence#20s#20something #adulting#adulthoodproblems#grownish#being25#25#may#gemini#newmonth#june
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This is a paradox, it seems. Positive thinkers will tell you everything has second chances. Well Everything does. There are always second chances, but the seats are different ...same purpose, different questions, different answers, same lesson. No matter how bad you fucked up, you have a chance to resit. But it won't look like a second chance. And you'll always remember that you failed. And the time gone while you failed will remain gone so you'd feel lost...you'd feel broken and you might give up. It happens to everyone. That's why we're told to don't quit. Life's about survival and the only way to see your second chance given you is to hang on. If you broke someone's heart. You'll get a second chance too, but remember different seats, different questions, same lessons. There's always hope but you can only label them hope after you've had access to them.
||Please Read|| Never been into selfies, however; gotta give myself some credit for the #progress. We all have different goals. Lately mine have been to lean out more and build muscle on top. I love what I see & greater than the superficial, I love who I am #becoming. -
For those of you who are trying to figure it out or want to give up... Not so long ago, that was me. I still have my days, and have learned to trust the process more and more. Ultimately this means trusting God & obeying him, even when you are uncertain. My parents are gone and instead of winging it like I use to, I am building on what they taught me. Along with some wise counsel from some good people I've crossed paths with. So much gratitude is in my heart and bc of this God has put people in places to bless me. So in return I must be a blessing to others. To anyone out there who may wanna quit, keep going. "The race is not given to the swift, but those who endure to the end." And you never know, somebody out there is telling somebody else that you're #DOPE 💛!!! -
Aries Moon, Leo Sun 🔥 Fire energy abounds.
Today we begin the first full day of Leo Season with some challenges to face. First, a potent square from the Moon to Saturn at 11:30 am PT— I find that squares are challenging in the way that they do ask for conscious shifts, but they will not fix themselves, squares require awareness to make a change. In this case, the Moon in Aries is calling us to reflect upon who we are, who we've become up until this point in time. In a square to Saturn in Capricorn, this gives a deeper layer of responsibly to be who we are, calling forth from us our authentic expression of truth. We are asked to take steps toward catching up with who we have become by really taking a good look at what we are doing, and how we are currently using our energy to progress or in contrary, digress... This morning may feel like a burden is hanging over us, but if you look deeper we are simply being called to stabilize who we are and focus our energy in a way that serves us and others.
The second transit of the day is a square from the Moon to Pluto later tonight, another call for change but in this case, it is more about purging and letting go of what no longer serves us. This could be a perception of ourselves that needs light to be cast upon it, maybe we have a toxic perception of who we are that is holding us back— this could also be a call to rid ourselves of toxic ways. An emotional purge is occurring today, don't shy away from the dark parts of who you are, try to sit with it, and give it the time of day. This is how we become conscious of the habits and patterns that keep us disempowered. The purpose of this transit is to become more attuned with the truth of who we are, we can do this by ridding ourselves of all that is no longer serving a divine purpose. Introspection is key 🔑
Have a beautiful day everyone! 🔥 @kayleescharpf
“𝐎𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦” ~ 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬s𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐬
Sis- talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. Stop 🛑 talking down to yourself! Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single damn day!
We carry so much love in our hearts ♥️ we should give some of it to ourselves!
Through some internal growth within myself over the past year, I’ve discovered that everything changes when you begin to love yourself.
❣️You no longer send out energy of desperation or need to be filled on the outside.
❣️You become a powerful source within yourself that attracts better.
❣️The more you love who you are, the less you seek validation and approval from others.
LOVE YOURSELF MORE
𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥, 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟. 𝐍𝐨-𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬. ~ 𝐀𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐆
I love who I am becoming!
I can’t remember where I heard this but I remind myself of it everyday. If the journey didn’t demand we learn, grow and become the person fully able to RECEIVE the fruits of our labor, it wouldn’t have the full body taste of sweet success. Once the destination is hit, we are again setting our vision on becoming another iteration of ourselves.
It is so easy to bemoan where we are on our journeys but I love what the late Louise Hay said, “The things that are so difficult for us are only the lessons we have chosen for ourselves. If they are easy for us, they are not lessons but things we already know.” This rings so true for all the “victories” I have had. They felt so amazing because I had to become someone new, I had to believe something new and show up differently. I had to take risks, fail and have enough resilience to get up and come back for more. And when the goal was hit (which only gives momentary bliss) I was left with the person I became in the process. With new experiences, awareness, tools, perceptions and behavior.
There have been many journeys that came easily, but they are not the journeys I appreciate the most. The ones that make my heart hurt (in a good way) are when my desires shown bigger than my fear and I had to break in order to grow.
The meaning is in the muscle, in the sacrifice and in the commitment.
Posted at: 2019-07-23 18:38:15
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Posted at: 2019-07-23 18:36:19
The process is universal...the attempts, the mistakes, the repetitions.
I am consumed/invested with helping children *understand the process of growth, *learn skills to navigate the process, *feel capable in doing so, and *feel like they belong.
In order to share my ideas and achieve my goals I have been putting in the work, trying different avenues, changing, reframing, adjusting...going through and through the process and all the feelings that come with it. Offering classes, writing, making videos, podcasting... Challenging myself.
Have I been successful? measured by numbers, NO.
Answer from me...success in the process, YES. I have created and built so much. I have lessons, activities, videos, podcasts which have all built and added to one another. I have learned so much. I have created beyond what I first envisioned. I am still motivated, consumed, obsessed, invested. This is me.
Do friends and family know what I am doing? Not so much.
Answer from me...I am trying to address a need I see in a way that is very substantial and real to children. I am combining lessons I have learned as a teacher, parent and athlete. Is it a class, for children, parents, both? Is it a book? Is it a curriculum? ....I am processing through it.
I am excited. I see possibilities. I'm making mistakes, and moving forward bit by bit. I am building something I am proud of. I am not done yet😍