I’m Grateful

After speaking with some of my closest friends, I have come to the realization that I regret nothing. Everything that has taken place in my life has helped to shape the Imani I am today. I am so grateful for God keeping me safe, even in those seasons of disobedience and confusion. God keep me!

I am not afraid to test the waters as much and making mistakes as a result of taking risks is no longer the end of the world for me. The opinions or naysayer, family members and even “friends” don’t faze me as much.

Even as I sit here and write the blog post, all I keep hear is that I am so GRATEFUL. God spared me on so many occasions and has blessed me in so many ways. Whenever I am in the shower I just have this overwhelming feeling of gratefulness for even being able to take a hot shower in clean water.

Recently I have made some interesting decisions about my life and the direction I want to go in and I am just so very grateful for the genuine support I have received. The support warms my heart and fills my eyes with tears of joy.

My prayer is that one day I will be an inspiration to many.

I am grateful for….

every life experience I’ve had.

all the wonderful people I am connected to.

all the amazing places I’ve lived.

having attended and graduated from Thee Jackson State University.

having attended and graduated from Renaissance High School (Detroit,MI).

my mother.

my sisters.

my brother.

my father.

my late uncles.

all of my extended family members.

my decision to take some time off from school to just live a “regular” life.

my life.

God’s unconditional love.

Godly wisdom.

a strong sense of discernment.

spiritual growth.

love.

If you feel like you are at a point in your life where you feel defeated take some quiet time to actually sit down and write out some of the things you are grateful for. Doing this helped me realize that although my life isn’t perfect there is still so much to be thankful for. Each day I am realizing more and more that I am so blessed.

Thank you, Jesus!

 

 

 

 

My Bucket List

So, this is just the first draft of things I want to experience before I leave this earth. Therefore I will constantly be updating this list and the plan is to also check some things off. 

  • Go to Essence Music Festival
  • Visit Toronto
  • Visit Jamacia
  • Go to Las Vegas with a group of my friends
  • Wine Tasting
  • Renting a cabin with friends
  • Lauryn Hill Concert
  • Spontaneous road trip
  • Living in New York
  • Reading every book I owe at least once
  • Visit Seattle, WA
  • Visit Washington D.C.
  • Visit LA 

Take Baby Steps

I’ve struggled with making substantial, permanent change because I tried to take on too much at once. Recently, I have learned that making small changes over a longer period of time will result in more permanent¬†change. So this week I am going to implement¬†5 new habits.

  1. I will drink a minimum of 64oz of water every day (including the weekend days).
  2. I will read my Jesus Calling Enjoying Peace in His Presence devotional by Sarah Young in the morning and before bed.
  3. I will walk 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes before bed.
  4. I will read at least 10 pages of a good book every day.
  5. I will stay within a $30 budget for lunch this week.

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