Late February I was fortunate enough to take a trip back to the country that has raised me, The island nation of Bermuda. The reason I went home was to take care of my great-grandmother. She needed surgery on her foot, so my mother and I decided it was a good idea to go home and support. While in Bermuda, I went back to some of the places that gave me the best memories. Some places included; Hamilton (Town) Somerset Long Bay (The neighborhood beach) Marketplace (The local grocery chain). The Tracks (A nature trail). I was able to catch a few football (soccer) games with some old friends and I even got to see my brother play in one.
While home it was essential to help Granny’ around the house. It was great to be home. The island is so beautiful and clean. Filled with pastel houses, crystal clear water, and beaches. The wildlife is so vibrant and alive. The air is great. Every morning I would wake up meditate on the beach. The feeling was incredible! I mean I felt so in tune with myself, but the biggest thing was being able to sit and think in solitude. I’m currently living in the wonderful city of Philadelphia. If you live in the city you know it’s a constant hustle-and-bustle. It truly felt great just to sit down and just reflect on how far I’ve come. I reflected on how I’ve been able to build relationships with great people, how fortunate I was to learn lessons. In summary, the solitude gave me great peace of mind.
During the night I met up with old friends and played games like dominoes and cards. We played, ate, and laughed all night until we got tired. I Went to a few clubs and spent some money. Now if you haven’t been to Bermuda before… You need to understand how expensive it is! I’m telling you now… If your planning to go to Bermuda plan a budget! Cause a bag of groceries can easily cost one about $150 USD. Be smart with your money when on vacation in general haha. Interacting with old friends was an amazing experience. Some of these friends I hadn’t seen in forever. Some of my friends are still grinding and striving, others are in unfortunate positions. That’s the natural ebb and flow of life. People truly encounter tough situations. What I learned from old friends, that I had a mutual respect for, was that friendships don’t last forever, but respect does. Meaning, as long as I respect you as a human being, we both live in abundance. Friends and loved ones will naturally elevate you. I had a journal that I brought with me for the trip. Personally, I’m always in my head and sometimes I NEED to write things down so I don’t forget. Here are a few things I wrote down:
Source via FlyHighMedia BDA
1. When you start something or make a promise, do it!.
I feel that’s important that one follows up with their actions. Sometimes we may lack motivation or inspiration, it’s totally understandable. Following up with your actions and being proactive about what you want is essential. Being reliable and true to oneself is very liberating. From now on I will do the things I set my mind to and you should too.
2. Don’t feed into the hysteria… The capitalism, the smoke & mirrors. True happiness is valuing the people you love and being grateful for the things you already have. You are in abundance. Make sure to spoil yourself.
We all have to eat. Unfortunately, in this society we live in, we have to generate income. It’s understandable, but for myself, I promised not waste my time buying and fantasizing about material items. But it’s important to also know that we need material resources to get ahead. There’s a balance that needs to be achieved. Making sure that I don’t invest emotionally in these items in this life is important. The material will always be temporary. Don’t let it be your demise.
3. Meditate and create a consistent regime.
I try to meditate twice a day, but lately, I’ve been running around like a headless chicken. It’s so important for me to stop and reflect, coming to Bermuda has given me the chance to relax with loved ones.
4. Just live life day-by-day. Don’t’ worry everything will be okay. Just be yourself. Just be yourself. Let go of fear and expectation and do your best at everything you aim for!