24 lessons.

When I was younger, I couldn’t wait until my birthday….but as I got older, my birthday seemed to have come faster than ever. I guess as you age (lol) the numbers start to matter, but at the end of the day I still feel like I’m 16 and my age never mattered to me…I still have big dreams I want to accomplish, I still have a big vision for myself, and I still want to better myself every single day.

I was listening to a motivational podcast the other day, and they said one thing that stood out to me, it was: “365 days from now, you wouldn’t want to be the same person as you are now… you would want to become a different person, a person who has changed, and a person who has grown.”  A year from today I would want to become a different person, much more wiser than I am now.  😊

I thought it was a good idea to come up with a list of 24 things I learned when I was 23, to reflect, to change, and to grow, so here it is! ❤  My 24 lessons:

 

  1. You’re worth more than you think.
  2. You can still be silly.
  3. Never give up on your dreams.
  4. Work hard but be smart about it.
  5. Have a clear and precise vision (know what you want).
  6. Be patient  (in time all things will come).
  7. Don’t just think about it, take ACTION!
  8. Express your feelings, don’t bottle them up.
  9. Eat more vegetables, save the animals.
  10. Family time is important.
  11. Take care of yourself before you take care of anyone else.
  12. It’s okay to have a bad day, it makes you appreciate it all the good days.
  13. Be grateful (Always).
  14. Keep on learning, never stop growing.
  15. Speak up (you’re opinion matters).
  16. Respect yourself to move away from things that no longer serve you.
  17. Never dwell in your fears (you’ll only sink deeper, be fear-LESS).
  18. Take calculated risks.
  19. When you’re stressed, take a nap.
  20. Just be you, the right kind of people will love you for you.
  21. Keep a list of all things that make you happy, so when you feel down reach out for that list.
  22. Both coffee and tea is antioxidant rich.
  23. Stay in the moment.
  24. Time is the most valuable thing you could give to someone you love (time waits for noone). ❤

 

Thank-you for reading 😊

Happy Holidays!!!

 

Tingting

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Having a Balance in Life

When I wake up, I feel good when I have a sense of purpose. A purpose for living, and a purpose to live.

The last few months had been quite busy for me, my orders had been piling up, and a lot of my time during the day, I would be making orders or focusing on my business. I wouldn’t necessarily say that was a bad thing, but then I started feeling sad for some reason. I was trying to figure out what had happened, and it was because I didn’t make time for myself and THAT was important.

I remember those days when I wake up in bed, and I would be super excited to make orders, I would be super excited to dance, I would be super excited to sing, I would be super exited to wake up and enjoy life. Somewhere down the road I forgot to have a balance of things, things I love to do, things I love to try, things I want to accomplish in life. In my head, I was just thinking about business, business, business. I didn’t have time to end up doing the things I love, and in return I was feeling sad. I was just focusing on my business, and ended up forgetting about myself. 

Making time for yourself is important because when you make time for yourself, you love yourself; you feel happy and you feel good. I love the sense of always waking up and singing to my favorite song, jumping out of my bed and listening to my favorite radio station, or reading one chapter (or a couple chapters) of the newly bought book I’ve been aching to read. Somewhere down the road, I forgot all those things and I lost a part of myself. I want everyone to know that this COULD be temporary if you are facing the same feelings as me. You could change and you could get right back up AND make time for yourself.

Making time for yourself is important because YOU are important. When you make time for yourself, you better yourself, and in return you better the world. It’s kinda interesting to realize this, because I figured out, I missed blogging and I jumped right into it because it was a part of me I always loved expressing, and if I don’t continue to do that I don’t feel good. Koodos to everyone who loves blogging!!!

A happy you makes a happy world 🙂 Get out there and enjoy yourself ❤

Yours Truly,

Tingting

(aka Skydreamer) ❤

 

 

Stay Grateful ❤️

When you walk the sidewalks your walking on, go into buildings, use the elevator, or take the stairs…have you ever thought, it wouldn’t be made possible if it wasn’t for our construction workers.

We should be so thankful for all the things made easy for us. We live in a country where transportation, food, and shelter is easily accessible…we even have WIFI. 

When we open up our fridge there’s food, when we need something we can head to Walmart, when we want to search something up there’s Google.

…some people walk miles for water, miles for food, miles just to barely survive.

“The average distance that women and children walk for water in Africa and Asia is six kilometers (3.7 miles). ” -Water for the Ages (2009)

 
Sometimes we tend to want more, because we compare ourselves to how other people around us are doing, BUT look outside of us, where we are, and realize how abundant our country is, how abundant we are as a whole, we have more than what our eyes can see.

You have more than what most of the world don’t have.

 
Stay grateful ❤

 

Empower Love,

 

Tingting

Don’t be a yes girl.

In the past, and sometimes even now, I realized I would say ‘yes’ to a lot of things…whether it’s a favor for someone (big or small), helping someone out (young or old),  having to ‘yes’ to my parents all the time…most of the yes’ I’ve said, actually, ALL OF THE YES’ I’ve said I could say ‘no’ to.

I know myself, for a girl, it might be tempting or easier to be nice or say ‘yes’ all the time. When someone asks me for help, I would immediately say ‘yes’ without thinking about myself, because in my mind saying ‘no’ would be mean (especially when someone needs your help)…BUT I REALIZED THIS, saying ‘no’ doesn’t mean you’re mean, it means you made sure YOU were okay first, and that you had time in your schedule to fit something. Also, you had time to make sure you weren’t forced to say ‘yes’, and to think about the consequences of saying ‘yes’ before making your own decision.

When I was a ‘yes’ girl, my schedule would be packed not because of my own things, but because of other people’s things. I realized I was not happy, I had no time for myself, and I was frustrated. I just had enough and I stopped saying ‘yes’ to people when I thought about myself first.

When you say ‘no’, it doesn’t mean you’re mean, saying ‘no’ is being assertive, it’s about thinking about yourself first before others, it’s about taking care of yourself, it’s about making your own decision, and having a choice.

Your time is precious here, and it’s not for people to take advantage of, don’t be a ‘yes’ girl.

Empower Love ❤

 

Tingting

Get used to being uncomfortable.

As an entrepreneur, or a person who has big dreams or goals, you want to see change, you want to see progress all the time…but to see progress, you have to get used to being uncomfortable, doing things out of your comfort zone, and really going for what you want. You DO know what you need to DO, it’s just the fear that’s holding you back. 

Sometimes being uncomfortable doesn’t feel right, it just feels really off, and sometimes you’ll have thoughts like “I don’t want to do this, I’m so comfortable here…” but the discomfort doesn’t go away…right?? Let me ask you a question: Did comfort ever get you anywhere?? NO! Look at where you are now, how you got to where are right now IS because you were uncomfortable, and you did something about it!!

Being uncomfortable with where you are right now, is actually a great opportunity for you to grow, and challenge yourself to step up your game, and take action. Having fears of failing, or the possible ways of failing is normal, but look at it this way, why not think of all the ways you can succeed and not fail, think of all the ways you’re going to make it, and not back down, and all the incredible people your going to connect with, and all the people who have already succeeded before you!! Look your fears right in the eye and say “I’M NOT GOING TO LET YOU STOP ME, I’M GOING TO MAKE IT, AND I’M GOING TO SUCCEED NO MATTER WHAT.”

You have to feel SO CONFIDENT in yourself and in your dreams that you know you’re going to make it, no matter what. So don’t let fear get in the way, but use it to propel you to take action and provide a stronger base for you to grow. Always remember why you started and never back down. No one ever made it to their dreams without being uncomfortable, so get used to being uncomfortable, and just do it! Do what you need to do next to get closer to where you want to be. Know your end goal, and you will make it to the top. Nothing is impossible.

Empower Love ❤

Tingting