Another Day, Another Slay?

I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not to terrify me.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to discuss personal growth. As is usually the custom at the beginning of a new year, we reflect and set goals. For 2018 I wanted to do something a bit different by creating a vision board. I’ve seen vision boards gaining traction online as a self-actualisation tool. I first learned about the importance affirmations in my student athlete days, thanks to Coach Munya. He constantly emphasised of working towards tangible goals and self-reflection.

As an adult trying to find a place for myself in the world, I often fail. Yet I have to motivate myself whilst dealing with work, bills, and fitting in a life somewhere in between. I’ve realised that sometimes simply waking up every day and carrying on is a victory in itself.

My 2018 Vision Board

My vision board highlights; my career development, financial budgeting, travel, fitness, and well-being through yoga and meditation. I’ve also written down my goals, aspirations, and motivational quotes. The more I repeat, the more I believe. I affirm on days when I feel at my weakest, as that’s when it’s most important.

On my Facebook page I share a #MondayMotivation message weekly to hopefully help my followers conquer the challenges of the upcoming week. Like many people, I have insecurities and anxiety I struggle with daily. But I’ve learned to challenge myself to overcome my fears. When I do this, I often find my worries were all in my head. Even when do I fail, I try to learn from my failures, either I try again or have the wisdom to move on.

When I dare to be powerful, to use the strength of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

I subscribe to the Black Ballad newsletter and follow She Leads Africa, both platforms cater to Black women. This is important as they share information that mirrors my experiences.

Life presents challenges, which I aim to turn into opportunities to grow. Like Beyonce, I’m making lemonade out of lemons 🐝🍋.

Tonderai xx

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