What up World!
(insert theme music here…I’m gonna let you do it because I’m torn. Right now it’s a toss up between Solange “Don’t Wish Me Well” and Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow”. #duality)
This is my introduction to the blogging world and I can’t say that this is as easy as I thought it would be. I legit have only written a few posts but I’m over typin’ and proofreading like I’m turning in an essay for my thesis. I care about ya’ll that much, lol. I’m a storyteller at heart, it’s legit my superpower, and anyone who knows me can attest to this. No seriously, this blog is long overdue and the only reason why it’s taken so long for me to get started is because…well, “keep in mind that I’m an artist”…you know the rest.
For the past four years, I’ve hosted a Vision Board Party on New Year’s Day. The idea started from an article I read about how productive and positive Vision Boards can be and how it’s a good idea to do one as you plan out your goals for the upcoming year. (Sidenote: if you don’t know what Vision Boards are, hit up our homeboy Google, he got all the answers). I use them to get specific about my goals and aspirations for the upcoming year, to affirm myself and the things I value, and most importantly, to focus my attention on my intention.
You know how you have all of these goals you plan on achieving for the year and you look up and you’re already 4 months in and waaaay behind on your goals? Yea, well that’s why I believe in the power of vision boards if nothing else but to remind you of the things you set out to accomplish. Hence, this year starting a blog was on mine…and looka here, here we are, just vibing along in Wonderland. (I told you they work.)
Needless to say I’ve gotten out of my head, bit the bullet, and I’m putting it out here for all of you to see. Toya In Wonderland is my happy place, a culmination of the things I enjoy, the cool places I visit, and the things I do to “level up” aka live a life I’m proud of. Leveling up of course means different things to different people. For me, it means making the most of that dash in between the day you entered this earth and the day you close your eyes to go wherever you believe is your next destination. It means pulling over on the side of the road to enjoy the rainbow or checking out that random restaurant that you’ve passed a million times on your way home but never taken the time to see what’s on the inside. It means taking a hot bath in the middle of the week or taking a hiking trip with your closest buddies to recharge. It means setting goals and smashing them, and then setting new goals. More than just living life, but living it up and living it out loud. Top off all of that dopeness with a lot of #BlackGirlMagic, and you have a bomb recipe for success! This blog is me sharing that with you,cuz well, I want us all to win.
Trust me, we will. I’ll admit, I don’t know what’s lies ahead on our journey but I promise it won’t be boring. You wondering with me, or nah?