You Got ALL The Answers
Sure, we experience the desire to fit in from the time we start school. Some of us even experienced it in our families and households, hence the term “Black Sheep.” Society as a whole consists of socializing or training humans to disregard or fight against the innate calling to be themselves, and adopt the beliefs, behaviors, and values of the majority. Over time, these beliefs, behaviors, and values become the norm, and everyone who decides not to subscribe to these norms is deemed “wrong”, “troubled”, or my favorite “weird”. But this is a blog on higher education and career, why is this relevant? School and Corporate America are major institutions that create intense pressure to conform and disassociate with who you really are; The Source.
I began this blog to share tips, experiences, guidance, and thought provoking content on issues affecting people of color, women, and other members of marginalized groups in educational institutions and on various career paths. Although I hope my content enhances your life, I must be clear that I never, and I mean NEVER, want to suggest that my way is the only way or that you should overwrite your own internal GPS to follow the directions you find on this site. I am currently reading “The Vortex: The Law of Attraction”, and it has opened my eyes to how much we ignore our own internal GPS and follow the directions of others. For example, I know deep down within what I want to do with this blog. I want to inspire and uplift others, especially those in my community, while expressing myself creatively on topics that I care about. Do I want it to grow into a full-time business? Not really, at least not right now or anytime soon. I’m not ready to give up working for companies full-time yet. To me, this is an outlet, a hobby. But in the age of millennial entrepreneurship and #BossBabes, everything is about working on your own and for yourself, or turning your hobby into a business, and honestly, I am not there yet. That is not what I want with blogging or freelancing. One day, I might be a full-time entrepreneur. I actually visualize it all the time, but when I am completely in alignment with myself, I know that I need to work for others for at least a few more years. There is so much that I am eager to learn, people who I have yet to meet, and projects that I am looking forward to be a part of. Where I am, as far as being an employee, is where I need to be right now, and I can’t feel guilty about that at all. This is part of my path, my course, my PROCESS.
What about you? Is there something you want to do, someone you want to be, or some things that you want to walk away from? Are you living a life based on the directions of others, or are you truly aligned with your Source? You know, the truest version of yourself, the bigger YOU? If so, rip up the maps of others, turn off the On-Star Navigation, and go deep within to YOU. Where do you need to go? What do you need to do? WHO ARE YOU? Follow what’s within, and you will never go wrong. This isn’t always simple, and it takes a great deal of practice. Trust me, I know, I am on this journey with you. The Law of Attraction is funny, because just recently I’ve been praying about, researching, and asking my Mom (she’s everything to me), how to let go of the need for validation on my path. I couldn’t figure out why I always needed to talk every move over with the people closest to me before I made it. Why I needed to hear someone on a podcast say it was okay to do what I wanted to do. I always needed validation, and took the words of others as confirmation, which was futile. That’s when I came across “The Vortex: The Law of Attraction”, which I wasn’t looking for and I swear it found me. It confirmed what I always knew in my bigger self, that no one else can tell you what is best for your life, because they don’t know, or in the words of Kanye West, “They ain’t got the answers, Sway.” You know who has the answers? The cheat code of all cheat codes? YOU!!! If you’re spiritual, you may say, “You mean God, Caressa.” and as a Believer myself, I’m not trying to shade the Big Man, I’m just saying, God, The Universe, The Source, or whatever name you call him by is not outside of you but WITHIN YOU.You have to go within. Your happiness can’t come from outside. Your success is not defined by the next person’s definition. To get to where you are purposed, you have to be in alignment with You. So whatever brought you to this site or to open a self-help book, or to listen to an insightful, podcast make sure it is only an enhancement, for what The Source is already telling You, don’t look to others for the answers, because quite frankly, we ain’t got it.