Travel Afar: A Moment’s Notice…

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By the way, wanna come? Leyan was out with her friends who were buying last-minute items for a trip to Europe, when suddenly they asked if she wanted to come. She thought about it. Being away from work for a few weeks she had nothing planned. Without thinking too long she turned and said…oh why not.  Immediately they called to book travel arrangements, and the next day she was off.

Coincidence… Don’t you just love ’em?

Have you ever done it? I mean Entertain the thought about doing something way out of the blue, at a moment’s notice. Here we are not thinking about life situations where you have no choice such as sickness, accidents, and others. We’re talking about just getting up and going somewhere, far away from the norm. A getaway with promises of serenity, relaxation, and more…

Just Because…

Just because you’re you. I challenge you to try it one day. No need to Study it. Just get up and do something different…something unique, something you have never done before. Trust me, you will surprise yourself. While others will be left aghast, you’ll be smiling all the way.

Just do it.

Cheers!

9 Things To Do By Yourself…

Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

Reflection, Rest, Relaxation & Renewal

Self-care is important, and so is doing it alone ..yikes! But time alone is important. It Evokes reflection, rest, relaxation and renewal.

Here I share my own favorite list of 9 Things to do by yourself.

Self-Care

  1. Give yourself a mini retreat weekend–eat healthy food, go for a massage, spoil yourself, and really relax!
  2. Meditate. Sit. Be still and devote time to listen to your spiritual thoughts. Breathe.
  3. Have dinner on your own in a nice restaurant… take time to really enjoy the food
  4. Go somewhere in the city where you have never been
  5. Study. Sign up for an online course in any topic you have an interest in and learn something new
  6. Sip a cup of tea and look out the window
  7. Spend a day at a museum or art gallery
  8. Journal. Carve out the time to write up a list of things you would love to do. Declare your dreams and intentions or simply empty out all your thoughts into your notebook.
  9. Travel on your own. Learn something new about yourself.

So those are my top 9. What’s yours?

Cheers!

Top Goals Millenials Hope to Achieve In 2018…

A Goal is defined as the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result.

Dreams, goals, aspirations! Don’t we all have them? At the end of each year most reflect on where they are, and where they wish to go. Here I share millenials thoughts on what they hope to achieve in 2018.

  • Creating the most epic new job that is aligned with my soul
  • Professional and personal ventures
  • Jump into my authentic self and apply for a dream role that will involve more if I am chosen
  • Starting a therapeutic farm
  • Jump into success
  • Jump into adventure
  • Jump into independence
  • Publish great original writing
  • Start strategy and marketing consulting business
  • Jump into God’s plan for my life in 2018
  • Finding and developing a career that impact the lives of others that inspires me to learn
  • A new life
  • More me-time and more international travel
  • Jump into a new pair of jeans and a few creative jobs with even more creative clients
  • Turn my new opportunity into something I am proud of
  • Finishing my Masters
  • Finding myself again
  • Leading a group for women who feel stuck or lost focused on building confidence and an action plan

Wow! Brilliant, lots of jumps! Do any of the above resonate with you? Do share!

Cheers!

When Goals Strike: Fight Back…

Suddenly…without notice, as if in a Trance…things changed. Airports closed. Luggage on flights that were terminated. No way out from…

A year ago my daughter and her husband went on their dream vacation to the beautiful and historic Greece. The country prides itself in the wanders of joy, and rich history. Travelers are never disappointed.

To get there, they journeyed by cruise, plane, taxis and foot. Every moment of planning the trip was filled with beautiful excitement, longing, and delightful dreams of what was to come. And when the day finally came, it didn’t disappoint. They had a wonderful time! 10 days exploring the mountains, valleys, monuments, eateries, and more.

Then the day came for their departure. Filled with pics, souvenir, and memories to Recite to last a lifetime. Suddenly…without notice, as if in a Trance…things changed.

Unrest erupted in Turkey. Airports closed. Luggage on flights that were terminated. No way out from Athens. Flights cancelled, they had to seek alternate accommodation at nearby hotels. Yet no sleep. Fears rose as they thought of their kids. Oh to feel their tiny hugs.

Two days later with commute from Athens, they ended up in Paris. No seats on flights to the United States, they had no choice but to separate…to Journey home on separate flights, over long distances through different countries. It was their only option. A few other stops, and days later they arrived home. Apart but together. Safe.

What a trip!

Ever experienced anything like this? Sometimes our goals go asunder. But only the strong survive. Don’t give up. As bob Marley sang,

“never give up the Fight” – Bob Marley

Goals …keep going. Don’t Stop. You’ll get there.

Cheers!

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Travel For Business or Pleasure?


Traveling! It’s mind-blowing! It expands our thinking. It opens doors to things we never dreamed of. Often it comes with frustrating exasperations of missed flights, airport treks, trains, taxis, and more.

Why do you Travel? 

Recently I’ve been traveling on business attending conferences, public forum and more that I’m involved in. But in spite of the busyness accompanied by lack of sleep, travel provides satisfaction. The food. The people. Culture. Hotels. Bed n breakfasts. But it all comes together to form an enriching experience that all would do well to Commit to experience.
Travel is not an Illusion. Live it, do it, learn.
Hats off to times of travel… no matter the reason. 

Cheers!

Go Fish. The Scene…

Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge. Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny… but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses…

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Waves splash in seemless style. Scattered folks chat gleefully in the distance. The boat’s engine beckons its swirling sound. The weekend glides on with high traffic of boats afloat the water. Totally relaxed. The sun steams above. People clothed in hats, T’s, shorts, and more, welcoming the light breeze. Distant sounds get louder…yet not disturbing.

Fish, seawater creatures missing…nowhere in sight. Mountainous hills of water sprout like surfers beneath waves. Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge.  Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny… but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses, and quiet love.

I quietly doze off. Calm, cool, relaxed. Imaginary.

Nice way to spend a quick getaway doing something different…fishing.
Edgewater, Water Taxi, Sovereign, Imagine, Gallant Lady, Waku, Days-Like-This…all boat names… but couldn’t agree more.

Time to chill.

Cheers!

Go Fish. The Scene…

Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge. Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses…


Waves splash in seemless style. Scattered folks chat gleefully in the distance. The boat’s engine beckons its revolving sound. The weekend rides on with high traffic of boats afloat on the water. Totally relaxed. The sun steams above. People clothed in hats, T’s, shorts, and more, welcoming the light breeze. Sounds get louder…yet not disturbing.

Fish, seawater creatures missing…nowhere in sight. Mountainous hills of water sprout like surfers beneath waves. Ship’s captain steers tourist-filled-boats pass beautiful houses planted on the sea’s edge.  Just imagine the visitor’s delight to rent for a few. Pretty penny, but so worth it. Lovers steal selfies, kisses, and quiet love.

I quietly doze off. Calm, cool, relaxed. Imaginary.

Nice way to spend a quick getaway doing something different…fishing.
Edgewater, Water Taxi, Sovereign, Imagine, Gallant Lady, Waku, Days-Like-This…all boat names… but couldn’t agree more.

Time to chill.

Cheers!

Passport: Your Key To Success…

with success. Life happens. Things change. It happens even while we are en route…in full pursuit

Passport… a thing that ensures admission to or the achievement of something


Years ago when I managed the HR portfolio for a region of a major pharmaceutical international company, we sent managers to different countries worldwide. Once while in mid-air the laws changed in one country while a traveling manager was en route on business. Naturally stressed, the manager was detained by officials until we were able to sort out the ‘new’, yet needed requirements.

So it is with success. Life happens. Things change. It happens even while we are en route…in full pursuit. But I am here to tell you that things will sort themselves out if you keep going. If you never give up in spite of the obstacles that you may encounter while pursuing your dreams, goals, and aspirations.

Today, keep going…don’t stop.

Cheers!

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Years Later…How Would They Find You?

If someone you know who left town 10 years ago returned today, how would they find you? Lukewarm? Would you still be living in the same place? House the same color? Furniture in the same place? Would you be in the same job? Same career? Eating the same? Dressing the same? Would you still be…….(fill in the blank).

Something to think about. Change is good.

Cheers!

Graceful Privacy…

enhances feelings of peace, serenity, and a sense of calm

Nature’s beauty emanates an aura of natural Elegance so divine yet Graceful. It enhances feelings of peace, serenity, and a sense of calm quietly tugging at deep Privacy within. Mountains, terrains, and hills stand tall often overlooking beaches and seas of grace across different continents far and wide.

No matter the location–be it Europe, USA, the Caribbean–solitude beckons. Step out, conceptualize ambitions, goals, and dreams so fine. Writings-hungrily inspired will never keep up.. and yet I hope you dance.

Whatever your preference, plan to stop…to reboot. Keep a tab of your goals and steps to achieve. Then write, strive, believe, and you will achieve.

Cheers!