Dreams // Trev Rich
Well, well, well. Here we are, 2013. Even the thought of it being a new year all over again just blows my mind! I keep thinking back to my kiddie days when I would spend time dreaming about what the future would look like for me as an adult. How I’d be living and the type of world we’d be living in. What I’d be doing with my life, who’d I’d be kicking it with…and now, here I am healthy and alive witnessing all that I pondered as a young girl way back then. This is the future and its kind of surreal for me because I feel like 2013 is the start of a whole new era. Not just for me and my fam, but for the world as a whole. Just being alive and privileged enough to witness the world as we know it right now is amazing in itself if you ask me. It almost feels like we are a part of some other level brand new shit. Where technology is king and humans are jumping from outer space for sport. I think we are in a new age of consciousness where life-changing experiences and fruitful abundance will become readily available to those who have actually been busting their asses for it. A time where imminent power has finally embarked upon the far-too-long delayed process of exchanging hands. A time where what we thought wouldn’t be has become, and what we thought would be has become obsolete. I think that 2013 is the year of the grinder’s reward and that 2012 was just the prelude. Don't think so? Ask Obama for starters.
I don’t know about you but I put in hella work last year and overall I think 2012 was a good year for me. Challenging as hell, but good because I grew. Completed my first full year as a boss in the corporate world, wrote and published my first short independent body of work under the Black Girl In The City brand, found true love <3, got my daughter off to college, embraced cool new opportunities, and I finally got to taste the deliciousness of real pay off from the years of hard work I’d been putting in on the daily. So while I knew 2012 would likely be a year of some crazy life skills training of sorts, I never expected to be doing things I’d never done before by being forced to stretch beyond what I presumed were my limits. Shame on me for assuming that I would only be charged with the feat of topping my own best, and tasked with only taking things that I was already good at to the next level. Shame on me for thinking it would be that easy for a self-professed over achiever like me ;-}. Instead I was tested a lot, bitched a lot, even cried a few times. But even in my imperfect ways of dealing with what I considered to be intense challenges and even some emotionally charged situations, I ultimately decided that I would achieve my goals, I would implement new habits as I needed to, adapt, and continue to elevate in preparation for the approaching year and beyond. I would grind by any means necessary because I knew that if I had dreams to achieve then I needed to keep dreaming, keep it trill, and keep moving forward - punching through the rough periods wearing my highest heels, reddest lipstick, and biggest smile. To earn my reward I needed to stay motivated regardless of what has already been achieved, as those feats were only mere stepping-stones toward the big kahuna I have yet to touch but soon will. That said, I think this same principle will apply for me in 2013 as well: If you want to win you have to find creative ways to adapt and maintain progress. In order to realize and manifest all that is due to you, grind first, learn from your mistakes next, ask for permission last, and always be willing to put in double-time if doing so means keeping up your momentum in the midst of the unforeseen. I think that is how the grinder continues to reap her rich rewards...year. after. year.
Happy 2013! :-)
"You gotta trust. Trust in the end result and trust that it will always be the best for you at that time." -Big Sean