It’s the start of another week, but really the continuation of the journey you’ve been on, and another opportunity to shine. So my wish is that this week is filled with little moments that remind you, just how valuable you are and that nothing is wasted. The joyful or challenging moments are adding to the amazing story you’ll come to share and evidence in your life.
I can say this because it’s been a challenging time recently with the addition of a new baby. In truth, there are days when I wonder if this beautiful gift is the end of my desire to be a fully-fledged entrepreneur. Especially as you then tend to feel older and for some reason consumed with the idea that time is running out.
But what a load of crockery! Have you ever owed a cupboard full of plates that you’re convinced you’ll use one day despite the fact that there are only 4 of you in the house? The feeling; that your running out of time is a lie, just like that cupboard full of plates. This is how our minds deceive us in fixating on the negative.
When faced with these moments, I have to go back to basics: the foundation of God’s word to get my head and spirit straight.. literally. I know that can in itself to be a challenge, but once that block or focus has shifted you realise that we need to trust what God has in store for us, no matter the storms, or confusion that comes our way or how delayed the vision seems. God is not a liar and He has given us so much and for a purpose.
Time is on my side because God is for me and he is the shepherd of time and my life – C Foune
I am back! Being away from writing for almost a year has made me realise, how much; I love and miss it! It’s so therapeutic and through writing my imagination is ignited and my passion flows. It is also a positive platform to connect with others and I look forward to sharing more stories; connecting with writers and readers alike.
In keeping with the core values of my blog, I want to continue encouraging and inspiring others to live purposefully and abundantly, confident in the belief that all things are possible. Understanding that our mindset is a huge factor in achieving our desires, and that we can push past the limitations that lurks in the shadows of our mind; to achieve those desires.
Looking back, I have loved the content shared so far on Reflections of a Storyteller, but growth is everything. So in future I want to be less formal in my writing style and really connect with the realities of life as they are lived. I want to avoid getting caught up in worrying about the criteria of success on social media platforms or how my writing may be perceived.
I write to making a difference to that one person’s day or life, and that’s where my focus will be.
I want to also add a journal element to the blog, where real life situations and scenarios can be captured and shared to fully show the relatability in the things we all go through as human beings. Especially when trying to improve the outcome of our lives. So, join me for chapter 2 of Reflections of a storyteller and let’s enjoy the ride together.
P.S stay tuned in to find out why I have been M.I.A for a year and remember:
“Life is designed to throw punches at you, you are designed to punch back” – Camille Foune
I remember standing in the corner, of the front facing garden of my family home back in Jamaica; hidden between the wall of the veranda and my favourite plum tree. Which when in bloom, was like the 25th of December, all season round.
Sheltered from the busyness of the street by the plum tree, and the prying eyes of those inside my house, standing by that corner was my anecdote of heaven. There I would stretch my arms wide open; first the right, then the left. My feet would follow suit and as I felt the air below me, I experienced the freedom of flying.
“I was in the air and it was awesome”This was a memory I strongly held onto from childhood to my early twenties, as vivid as night is day. The belief that I flew! You heard me right, I flew!
I know what your thinking…..humans can’t fly!
I really believed in that vision, that the dream or feeling I had was real. It happened and no one could tell me it didn’t.
I have long loved the outdoors and I think even as a child I was always “exploring, reflecting, trying to find my place in the world” This for better or worse has followed me through my teens, twenties, thirties and hopefully, it will in my 40’s.
That dream was real to me and I did feel and experience the freedom of flying because back then I was physiologically releasing my self from my circumstances and giving my mind permission to wonder, to be free.
As I have gotten older, I may no longer believe I can physically fly or that I ever did, but what I have realised, is something fundamentally greater to my existence in this world.
I realise that I experience the freeing of my mind from situations and challenges through my dreams, prayer and through my love of nature.
“I’ve realised it’s impossible to fully live, unless I’m prepared to accept that I can never stop exploring, or setting my mind and self free through methods others may find out of context. Even more so when viewed in terms of faith, but this is where my strength lies”
Through dreams, my subconscious brings to the surface, so vividly at times the challenges or struggles I’m facing. In some cases through those dreams, I am able to see and understand what my real thoughts and emotions are and what I need to work on.
One might say dreaming about each step of my long awaited promotion and it happening exactly as I dreamt is crazy. But through faith all things are possible. Right? Hell yes!
I unashamedly love praying. I’m not ritualistic and tend to pray as if I’m talking with friends. Prayer is intimate for me and I find it soothing, peaceful and powerful. Through prayer, I feel a great sense of belonging and peace.
Nature, there is just too much to say! Nature is captivating and I can be lost in the untouched woodlands of tall glorious multicoloured trees that rise to meet the sky.
Especially in summer when the trees seem to toy with the sun, giving an illusion of balance in this world. The dynamics of light and dark and how easily one flows into the other. Nature balances me!
So, at the end of the day, am I crazy or am I just living a liberated life? As individuals, we need to be free to see life, the world, through the lens we choose it.
So I encourage you! Dream how you want to dream? Hold onto them no matter and find freedom in the things that unashamedly express the inner you!