Ambition is priceless, it’s something that’s in your veins – Wale

I love the way Wale described ambition; It’s so true the veins that take it straight to your heart and gets your adrenaline pumping, brain flowing, and feeds your dreams the nourishment to give you the strength to endure the struggles , failures, and will get you thru the days you really don’t want to do anything. The fight is never over so that’s when GRIT is necessary. See ambition and grit go hand and hand. Ambition is fueled by grit… Igniting the fire within your soul. Keep that fire lit… – yours truly Gina Marie

Isn’t this the truth…

Don’t delude yourself that you can conquer LOVE, LOVE always wins, because LOVE in truth is the only player. Therefore, when you try to beat LOVE, you are only trying to defeat yourself… just LOVE… Kip #nowshareLOVE #justLOVE #justagape #kipbaldwin #EvanHirsch #SOUL #summerofunconditionalLOVE http://www.nowsharelove.org _______________________________ “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control […]

via Conquering LOVE… — Kip Baldwin

Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday….

trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents is an understatement

https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Boyz-ii-men-its-so-hard-to-say-goodbye-to-yesterday-lyrics.

Since it’s the first day of my fresh start, new beginnings, next chapter or 101 different ways to express it. This song seems to be the perfect analogy of how I am dealing with the let go!! I know this song is more based on love but I loved my life and know that I’m going to love it even more. When I said that I was going in this year with zero tolerance for anything that is going to hold me back i truly meant it. I will never forget where I have come from, and the mistakes I have made; instead be forever grateful for the lessons to challenge myself to become everything I have always knew I had the potential to become. Yesterday might have been perfect but I have leaned many lessons from living in the moment. It really is hard to say goodbye…

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Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday….

https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Boyz-ii-men-its-so-hard-to-say-goodbye-to-yesterday-lyrics.

Since it’s the first day of my fresh start, new beginnings, next chapter or 101 different ways to express it. This song seems to be the perfect analogy of how I am dealing with the let go!! I know this song is more based on love but I loved my life and know that I’m going to love it even more. When I said that I was going in this year with zero tolerance for anything that is going to hold me back i truly meant it. I will never forget where I have come from, and the mistakes I have made; instead be forever grateful for the lessons to challenge myself to become everything I have always knew I had the potential to become. Yesterday might have been perfect but I have leaned many lessons from living in the moment. It really is hard to say goodbye knowing that is the only way you will not be lead in to temptation, End up heartbroken, or regretting not giving myself a true shot of becoming living proof that no matter how old, what circumstances, or how bad u think your life is. The decision to change it and give yourself the life u could only dream of into the life u actually live!!! Thank you for all the slugs you love to shoot to try and make me feel weak. Nobody can hold me down!! Never could do it when I was wild and free. Blows my mind how now they try that to knock me down! I’m on leveling up so better believe nobody is going to kill my vibe!! Fixing to make everyone of you eat your words!! Just watch me…. I have already forgiven but never will forget. Wish you all a 2018 full of blessings. Yours truly Gina Marie

Reflection

The end of the year is days away which means it’s time to look back on the my growth and of course the areas I need to improve. I’m not going to lie the year was a roller coaster of a girl trying to make it in this world. With that said I never have felt so excited, nervous and just dang right anxious to see what the new year will bestow upon me!! I have inched my way proving I can be everything others had doubted was even possible out of me. The crazy part it’s only the beginning every step I have taken has led me to the conclusion that my hard work and dedication is paying off and it’s not happening over night but it’s happening and that’s why the very familiar gut clenching feeling has graced me with its presence. I have literally worked my ass off this year and life is Finally making sense. Before I had an idea and just played it by ear. I was growing and that was ok with me. Now I can actually say confidently where I will be in 5 yrs!! I will have control over my finances, near graduating from a university, settled down with my little family. The things that seemed impossible to ever accomplished don’t seem so impossible anymore. I had to accept and make peace with where I am in life Bc for one I have come so far to give my daughter most importantly and myself a better life, and secondly the feeling of anxiety from knowing that it’s time for you to take that next leap of faith into the growth in every aspect of my life. CHANGE is unfamiliar and kinda scary. (at least that’s what it makes me feel) On the flip side the pay off will be well worth any of that…. I have never knew that things are finally falling in place and I have a plan and I have learned that it is ok to have expectations and I’m not getting any younger so I have no time to waste. Every minute is valuable. I have soaked up so much knowledge this last year that it made me hungry for more. Which has brought back I feel like a valuable lesson to my child’s life I hope! See we were playing the game of LIFE and she didn’t make an investment in her education and decided to go down the path without school Bc she didn’t want to spend the money, and I chose to pay and go down the path of going to college. Moral of the story at the end of the game I was making more money then her. … Had a better house…. and retired well off and she didn’t. Lol needless to say we played again and she invested im that education!! Haha so it’s kinda an analogy of my life. The second chance. A rematch of this game called LIFE!! Thank you 2017 for all the lessons you taught me. I promise to go into 2018 ready to challenge myself to be aware of the areas to improve my growth process. Lol but I tell you what my past has definitely kicked my ass and definitely I am paying for it now!! (Literally) this was so depressing to even talk about but today I am glad I am knocking it out. It was wonderful 2017!! Ready or not 2018 I have no choice but to be ready…. wish me luck. – yours truly Gina

“Everyday, I was strugglin’ to learn what life’s about” -Drake

Those words have changed my life…. I had my vague picture of what I wanted my life to consist of, but as you grow into an adult the vision changed and changed again!!! That’s when the discouragement started to slowly put doubt, fear, and what ifs swirling around my head. I’m four years into this journey of redemption. Not to prove myself to anyone, but for my own personal satisfaction and of course accomplishment. The struggle of making the best out of your time here on earth can be intimidating. I know I battled myself for a long time. Complaining about my finances, my love life, my living situation and I could go on and on lol of the things that I felt wasn’t enough. I wanted more but kept settling in every aspect

I use to hear “you get what you settle for” and since I have a champagne taste on a beer budget. To make matters worse I didn’t care I was living beyond my means. Lol never stopped me from complaining about my income or change it. I’ve been training to do financials and am more aware or my own finances ( not going to lie I was frustrated and when money came up I just felt so bitter/ pissed that after I pay my bills Bc it was already spent So every time money was brought up I turned into a mean bitch. Bc I was so ashamed of my wage and the money I was making and literally argued for not only lecturing me about my bill and then trying to put $100 on my bill and the balance was higher then what needed to be payed. I was trying to prove that I could do it and didn’t need the hand out but honestly I couldn’t afford my phone bill and Xmas gifts So instead of accepting that I cannot afford to be caught up and have a 0 Balance. The payment plan method has worked with no issues. Then A text comes thru that said thank you for your payment!! LIVID ABSOLUTELY LIVID!!! So I’m Angry, sad, and just running on low patience. Fast forward a week still having financial obligations piling up and yet I’m still going to have drinks and dinner with friends or family. ( you know that saying fake it til you make it!) Is a recipe for staying broke!! So here I am working in an accounting firm, living with my aunt, and only have my phone bill, gas and rent. I’m settling for what?? ( light 💡 went on in this brain of mine.!) see god has a plan for me that I refused to accept. Everything I have been thru this year has lead me to seeing my glass half empty and instead half full!! I know I have a ways to accomplish my goals and live life to the fullest but it all starts with being fortunate for everything I am blessed to have and to know that I make enough to pay my bills without worrying how I am going to have to come up with whatever bill it might be. It’s a huge milestone and the start of becoming financially stable. I’m so determined and passionate to manifest it into reality that I know I will succeed. I have been working on becoming the best possible me that I have had to make some tough decisions and walk away from others , and it has nothing to do with feeling superior over others but more of never loosing sight of where you are going!! I can say from experience the more you change for the better; the more you crave to do more to become the best. It’s never to late and I m not going to lie. I was lost and started Giving up but I prayed and kept pushing and now I have a stable Monday thru Thursday and going to start community college this coming semester transfer to a university and want a bachelors degree in Art and minor in accounting. Be living proof that anything is possible s long s you put your mind to it. With that being said there will always be obstacles, negativity, and excuses. You have to find the solution, have faith in god, and as far as excuses just eliminate them all together and replace them with a plan of action to ensure results. Shoot for the stars. Yours Truly- Gina Marie