Jupiter in Libra

The thing you are the most afraid to write.
Write that.
— Nayyirah Waheed, advice to young writers

When I first read this quote this morning, a handful of ideas popped into my head and then I debated if said ideas were worthy enough to hit the published page. Then it hit me, right at the start I had failed to do what the quote sought out most.

I want to write about my current life, better yet my current standing in life in its rawest forms. I want to strip away the curtain that hides the ugly and get down and dirty. Afterwards, I want to share my updated manifesto. I decided to up the ante because Jupiter is finally in Libra and this my friends is supposed to be one kick ass year for me. If you wish to learn more about Jupiter in Libra, click here (this blog post will be long enough without it, ha).

So here it goes, unfiltered and raw.  

Where am I currently?

Career

I am working two jobs, both part time with extended gigs here and there. Additionally, I am employed with a catering company for weekend gigs and a dog walking company when I feel inclined. But wait, it does not stop there. I have also applied for a few more part time gigs to have one hustle. I am writing and publishing blog posts twice a week to ensure my writing career becomes  a reality.

Physical Environment

 I am still living at my cousins’ house in Los Angeles (forever grateful for the two of you).

Fun & Recreation

My available weekends are spent hiking, road tripping outside of Los Angeles and attending little events here and there. I spend many afternoons cuddling with Dauphine while reading a book on the hammock. I am upping my cooking game and testing our new recipes. I cruise on over to the ocean when time permits. I am continuously exploring parts of the city and state.

 Three generations of Doemlands

Three generations of Doemlands

Friends & Family

Solid as a rock with my family and old friends! I have a great support system for which I am eternally grateful for. I am still meeting new faces in Los Angeles and the journey to new friendships is an interesting one. 

Health

My anxiety is low, but occasionally greets me with a big hello when stress is high. I am exercising at the bare minimum which is no one’s fault but my own, ha. My eating disorder is under wraps and I’m feeling groovy. I have not been sleeping well for the past month, which in turn impacts my mood and level of energy. With that being said, I am still grateful to be healthy and mobile every morning.

Money

  I am working to rebuild my savings to where it used to be in order to gain more stability in my life. A lack of payment with my first gig in California has set me back further than anticipated.

Significant Other

 Single as a pringle.

Personal Growth

I am making small strides to become the person I wish to be and to get where I would like to be. I have a tendency to be shy and soft spoken, which can often be misconstrued as bitchy or stuck up. I am gaining confidence in all aspects of my life and constantly growing throughout time. I strive off of good times and good vibes. I am learning to create a healthy balance in my life between my hustle, my me time and enjoying the company of friends.

 

 Goofing off with Leannah & Tim at the beach after my one on one coaching session. #funkyfreshfins

Goofing off with Leannah & Tim at the beach after my one on one coaching session. #funkyfreshfins

Updated Majestic Manifesto!

Career

I am a bad ass published writer on the New York Times best seller list. I am publishing a collection of poetry and making great strides on my memoir. I am inspiring individuals through my writing and it’s grand. I am making substantial money as a freelance travel writer and published author.  I am published in online publications and magazines all over the world and people are seeking me out for different pieces/assignments. GA Peach in the LA Heat is an influential blog and gives me the opportunity to further chase my dreams. I am stepping into the world of videography to begin my second passion project. My passion project showcases other individuals pursuing his/her passion while sharing a personal story.

Physical Environment

I am able to afford my own apartment in Los Angeles and still have enough money left over to trek around the world.

(See below for more on my physical environment)

Fun & Recreation

I am overcoming my fear of heights via skydiving and parasailing. I am hiking and bouldering all over the world. I am surfing when the ocean is near and snowboarding without fear when the snowy mountains greet me. I am traveling the world endlessly, with my feet hitting every inch of the Earth that it can. I am backpacking through Europe and South East Asia. I am chilling beach side and swimming with the whale sharks in the Maldives. I am volunteering with elephants in Thailand. I am holding a koala in Australia. I am walking the entirety of the Great Wall of China. I am falling in love with the tulip gardens in the Netherlands and the Northern Lights in Iceland. I am walking the White Sands in New Mexico. I am channeling my inner hobbit in Hobbiton in New Zealand. I am having my Rocky moment at the top of the Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii. I am taking it back to Charles Darwin when I visit the Galapagos Islands. I am sitting on the 50 yard line with my dad at South Bend watching Notre Dame kick ass.  I am living all of the globe and loving every minute of it.

 Endless amounts of blue in Uluwatu

Endless amounts of blue in Uluwatu

Friends & Family

I am building strong relationships around the world and maintaining the friendships throughout my travels. I am constantly grateful for my support system. My friends and family join me on my travels. I am traveling with my significant other.

Health

I am waking up every morning healthy, mobile and alive. I am working out every day and doing yoga at an advanced level with ease. I have different sports to spice up my world of exercising. I am running a minimum of three miles but I am moving my way up to thirteen miles. I am doing pushups and pull ups like a champion.  I am eating healthy and taking care of my body. My eating disorder no longer greets me and I am confident in my body. My anxiety remains at an all-time low and I meditate daily.

Money

I hustle for the hustle because I love the hustle. I always have enough money in my bank account to pay my rent/bills and enjoy the lifestyle I wish to live a.k.a. traveling endlessly. My money comes from freelance writing, my published work and side projects.

Significant Other

I am love with someone who is sweet, full of love, has a great sense of humor and a thirst for adventure. I am with someone who provides mutual support and we are constantly pushing one another to greatness. I am with someone who shares my family values and has a heart for traveling. I am with someone who wants to be by my side through thick and thin and is always down for an impulse adventure. I am with someone who is patient and understands that I am imperfect and ever changing. I am with someone who helps me overcoming my fears. I am with someone who is loyal and provides unconditional love. I am happy and undeniably in love. I am with someone who vibes well with my friends and who my family adores. 

 The look you give your friend when she begins to say, "Work bitch! Work It!"

The look you give your friend when she begins to say, "Work bitch! Work It!"

Personal Growth

I am constantly growing with an open mind, whether it is through interactions with others, attending classes/workshops/conferences or doing my own research. I am living in the present always and maintaining a sense of mindfulness. I am creating the time to free write and read daily. I am taking the proper strides necessary to better myself as a writer. I am growing my personal brand and also figuring out exactly what that means. I am confident in myself and what I have to offer the world. I am adding value to myself by obtaining new skills, knowledge and experience. I remain humble with a big heart and a curiosity that never ceases to exist. I am learning to stand up for myself and to say no. I am soaring to new heights and achieving my wildest dreams. I am saying yes to new adventures, new experiences and facing my fears. I am greeting life with a warm smile and a let’s go.

 

And there you have it champs, my current standing in life and my manifesto of where I want life to take me. I tried to keep everything concise for the post because it is already a lot to take in, but my manifestos are detailed to a tee, ha. I am beyond grateful for Leannah Lumauig for showing me the world of manifestos. Thank you thank you thank you!

Keep on keepin’ on!