I had the amazing opportunity to visit Cuba, Havana and enjoy the food, culture, people, music, beach, art, history and more. I love Cuba. To visit family and friends was amazing. I even had the great opportunity to reflect, work on the first book I am writing, and do some S.M.A.R.T. goal setting exercises for strategizing and tackling 2018.
Take a view of some of the photos and let me know your thoughts on traveling to Cuba or if you have been, what your experience was like.
I was completely safe 100% of the time. I typically fit in most places I travel to and my Spanish was pretty good. I enjoyed going to the markets and bakeries eating fresh food that is not so easily accessible for a lot of Americans all over the nation. Like going to organic markets in certain areas when they should be everywhere, especially areas with food deserts. The food tasted more fresh… as if picked straight from the garden and farms without genetically modified organisms, pesticides, and other chemicals. I didn’t eat the famous cuban sandwiches because I don’t eat ham but enjoyed watching everyone’s day-to-day routines which included at least one cubano ham and cheese sandwich (bocadillo de jamon serrano y queso). Even the meat tasted more fresh. I ate chicken but mostly seafood (various assortments of fresh fish, lobster, shrimp). I am 80% pescatarian really. I love to eat clean/fresh without the negative hormones released while meat is killed.
I enjoyed sharing photos with my sisters and other family and friends. Let us always count our blessings, some people have never traveled outside of their city or state and over the age of 30. Some people are unable to travel due to illnesses. Some men would rather travel when their children’s mother pays for it. I actually met a man like this. Sad. Anyways… this post is not about sad things. It is about traveling and living your life on purpose. So be well… travel more and enjoy!
Photo Credit: cris-mary.com
Loving the life you live is kind of like loving the one you are with, someone once said to me while sitting in a conference like room during a social meet and greet. I thought about it and could not agree more but then reconsidered my opinion months later. If you are in a relationship and feel like you have to, as in being forced to, love that individual in your relationship then that is certainly not healthy. If you are living a life you are not happy with certainly, you have the ability to change it.
Some change their lives to the extreme by changing their bodies through an ultimate transformation (almost like transformers) except you are not putting on a costume for a movie, you are under a knife for life changing surgery. Others are changing their lives by choosing to change their careers or choosing to buy that dream home they always wanted.
Why not do the same in a relationship? Some people are. They are getting a divorce instead of working things out or feel there is nothing left to be worked out and may simply grow so far a part that they feel nothing for their spouse anymore. So surely, this can be done in life. If you are unhappy living a life you do not want to live, you do have the power to change it so that you can love the life you live.
You can change your eating habits and work out plans to lose that weight you always desired to lose. You can change your organization skills to improve on completing tasks at a timely manner to feel more accomplished each year. You can change your negative thinking by incorporating more positivity in your life by the things you do and the people you include in your circles. Try volunteering more for a local non-profit organization whose mission and vision aligns with your own as a person.
You have control on your life to make it one to love. To begin you must love yourself. Not in a narcissistic way of overindulging in conceit but true self-love that instills positive vibes that radiate out into the universe.
Here it goes… (silence)… you see I have kept a private life for so long. I mean super private.
And now… the world is involved. How would you feel? Taking on a journey that fills your purpose but puts you into a place that you have never been before? I mean masks come off… the bare naked truth is exposed. A large open space, full of light shining bright on every dark cave, every dark hole, every dark spot. A place where no one hides because there is no where to hide. A place no one runs for cover. The covers are all off. And you simply stand there, because you are naked with nothing to cover your scars, your battle wounds, no sleeves to hold your feelings. Bare naked skin. Flesh. Exposed. And in this moment you can be 100% true to self, and love self, and people will love you for who you truly are. So… who are you truly? For once you find out who you truly are, you are that much closer to being free and being able to live your life on purpose.
Come with me on this journey as I become a certified life coach and help even more people. Can it be done? Help more people? Yes, I believe it. See if I can. Maybe the next person could be you.
I am in LOVE with life. Not infatuated with it, I mean, truly, madd-ly, deeeep-ly, in LOVE with life, with an emphasis on the madly and deeply. I have passed my mid life crisis so there is so much to do. When does a mid-life crisis occur? That answer can vary with whom you may come into conversation with.
My mother lost the fight to breast cancer at the young tender age of 38. I have not reached my mother’s last living age yet, but I am very close. I reached the mid-range of 38 years young many years ago and that was when my mid-life crisis occurred! I will tell you about it in future stories as there are so many to share. In my sharing, I hope that the stories help motivate someone else in some shape, form, or fashion.
Come with me on this journey as I help others get un-stuck and live their lives on purpose. I am not able to help anyone else until I first learned how to live my life on purpose. Everyday, that is not only a goal of mine, but I take action to ensure it through various processes.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. Are you ready?