My Aha Moment

Have you ever just been in a room with people who seem to know what they’re doing, where they’re going, how they’re going to get there and thinking to yourself ‘What am I doing with my life?’  Well I have and I’ve also come to realize that many people are in the same boat as me regardless of how glam their life seems.

I think an important part of conquering this maze called life is to recognize that everyone is lost at some point and that it’s not as simple to be able to visualize your destiny. Rather than thinking about life as getting to some finish line I have found that it helps to envision life as a series of stories. Meaning, I can take my life where ever I want to for however long I desire. I do not have to meet anyone’s end goal but my own.

A few  weeks before my graduation I had my ‘Aha’ moment. I had an epiphany about what has proven to be important to me currently in my life and what I believe will be important to my future. I was able to see into the future just like Raven-Symoné did in That’s So Raven in a matter of seconds.

It just clicked.

I realized a few things that are really important to me.

  1. Peace of mind. I need to be able to sleep and wake up without feeling incessant worry. 
  2. Healthy mind and body. Needless to say, sometimes we let our health slip away when being consumed with the outside worlds.
  3. Having control over my environment. No negative energy is allowed, and as my space expands I must be specific about who I let in this ‘house’. The house that I call my mind, body and spirit. Though I don’t own all of Sheba, what I have is mine to protect. And rightfully so.
  4. Building productive habits and hobbies. These are things that simply bring me joy, expand my knowledge and keep my creativity alive.
  5. Feeling loved and giving love. Because I need and deserve it and so does everyone else.
  6. Sharing my story and myself with others for the greater good. Enough said.


I also recognized some things that were hindering my growth, and how I would go about not making those mistakes again:

  • Keeping bad company for the sake of company.
  • Feeling stressed and so overwhelmed that I that it impeded on my happiness and productivity.
  • Not letting my happiness be defined by materialistic things.
  • Secluding myself from others no matter how anxious or stressed I may feel.
  • Not giving people the chance to get to know and understand me.
  • Not being consumed by social and cultural definitions of success.


Have you experienced your ‘Aha’ moment yet or you ever felt like the only one that just doesn’t have it all figured out? How do you feel about my moment and did anything hit home for you?


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