Food for Thought

So what are you hungry for? Think about it…don’t tell me! 🤐

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I dislike certain dairy products. The creamy texture, the bitter taste, just not my thing. I don’t even really like cheese — please don’t hate me. I think it’s gross. Thus, I often have to request special food when eating out.

Here’s a true story:

I’m at IHOP’s with and friend and I order a Grand Slam breakfast meal with no butter on the pancakes. Now, I know in my heart, it doesn’t matter whether I make this request or not, human error prepares me for there to be a scoop of butter on my pancakes. We do facts only here. Thank you, and please continue reading…

When the meal is delivered, sure enough, butter on the pancakes. I can easily just remove the scoop onto my napkin. But no, this time my friend threw the waitress under the buss saying, “Excuse me, she said she didn’t want butter.” My libra self would rather diffuse the situation, and keep things positive; My friend would not let this mistake slide.

The food gets sent back and returned without butter.

Nope, they just flipped over the same pancake with a scoop of butter removed from the center. Again, I have no problem eating this meal. I prefer not to waste food and I’m rather hungry at this point as I patiently watched my friend enjoy his food in the interim. He chimes in elevating the situation and demands new pancakes.

I will agree, lazy service is unwanted service and should not be tolerated. However, at what point should we accept our circumstances and simply move forward? I keep going back and forth with this complex question. How do we become better human beings?

Same thing goes for my own name. For example, Jenevieve is not a common American name. Genevieve is a name that is heard and said more often, and it is not mine. At what point do I care whether or not someone wants to get to know who I really am? Do I take the time to explain the distinction or save my energy and face the fact that my name is not easy to pronounce?

Another thing I intend on understanding further is when I hear people say, “I could never do that.” For me, I prefer to think, “I could absolutely do that, I just don’t want to try that.” Why don’t we build ourselves up instead? Why don’t we challenge our thoughts and prove how we could actually do anything we put our minds to? It sounds to me like we need more help understanding that we could never live life of great potential while seeing beauty all around us, without thinking that we actually can first. Like, we’re torn between lifestyle choice and way of natural moral human rights.

You ever started a movement before? Me either, let’s do this! You ready?

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More space for transformation

• Ocean waves

• Friendly faces

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What do you deny?

For me, struggles with denial come the fact that I actually make myself believe that I don’t care as much as I really do. Almost as if I can’t express feelings. Bad habit of mine I use as a defense mechanism on the regular.

What would make today great?

If I could visit a local market and sample authentic South African cuisines.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release my denial and lies I tell to myself. Accept who I am, remember the only person who chooses my attitude is me, and move on.

Day 5: REST DAY

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got the chance to attend the Rocking the Daisies Festival for the first time.

2. I connected with a number of beautiful souls in the crowd.

3. I’m learning the art of patience.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to make a new recipe or taken a cooking class from a chef.

PM Meditation:

Embrace local products and plant-based food for meal prep over the course of the weekend.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to explore somewhere new.

Yo! Catch up with me tomorrow. I will most likely be experiencing some jet lag and birthday festivities to delay my posts, so please be patient. I’m going to try to be better!

Aim High

Yo! I’m in South Africa baby!

Wow, Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. You’re beautiful.

Story time:

So I’m at LAX going through general check in because I’m a G, and I’m clean. Also, I made sure my outfit had no panty lines, no pockets, nothing to hide. But for SOME reason, the monitor shows a square of yellow near my heart and my right ankle. This gentle creature asks me in her little authoritative voice if I had any money or cell phones stored near my chest as she checks me? First off, why would money show up on the monitor, of all things? I thought they’re supposed to detect something like a weapon? My other question is, why is money or cell phone stashed in my bra something that someone who looks like me would do? Oh, because it is. Even though I’m against it, and remember I’m wearing a full body suit so you can see every curve of my body, I do know many women who tuck their phones in their bras for safe keeping. I will say this, “If we know better, we should do better.” And of course, the TA agent then had to wipe my hands, and yes, I’m still clean. Thank you for the photo op, stay up queen.

Made it through in the end and some girl complimented me on my outfit on the way out too. Win!

I wonder if I was a Crazy Rich Asian would still be treated similarly? Would I get stared at the same way? Who knows 🤷‍♀️

Aim high, then fail hard. Success comes somewhere after.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More time for learning

• Automatic cars

• Healthy snacks

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What saddens you?

For me, the thought of dying alone or leaving this world without knowing a true love or being able to pass my legacy on would be pretty tragic.

What would make today great?

If I could discover different mediums of African art.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release all the sadness and loss, to let the pain flow away

Day 4:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got to drive on the left side of the road today for the first time.

2. I was able to take a nice stroll along the beach.

3. I’m learning the importance of water conservation.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating an art project or experimenting with a different medium like fashion and film.

PM Meditation:

Embrace unique artistic perspectives and high art competence..

Evening Stretches
BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to experiment with local products and to create a plant-based healthy recipe.

Follow me tomorrow for the latest from the Rocking the Daisies Music Festival!

Live with Purpose

Perceiving me?

Hello again! Hope you’re doing well. Do me a favor and check for me real quick…I’ll wait.

Okay, how are you? Well? Me too!

Look, remember that question I asked earlier, “What are you?” Well, that’s it. I’m curious to know what are you doing right now?

Allow me explain this question:

What are you doing right now could mean, what are you doing with your life? As in, what are you doing with your life right now? What about, what are you doing with your life for your future? These are all complex questions spawned from a simple unfinished inquiry. What are you?

Story time:

Who am I? Where do I even begin?

“I am aware that I am rare.” The créature sauvage looked her self up and down. The curious being squinted as she checked her beaming crown then towards the ground; atop a fluffy rug cute tiny pale toes wiggling now. You’re beautiful,” she reminded herself as she gazed into her green eyes glaring back in the bathroom mirror’s reflection.

The sunshine from the morning sun beamed just right that the symmetry of her face aligned, exposing an exotic beauty through the window’s light. Selfie time. She smirked, of course, and headed out the door. Her head whipped around to get one more glimpse from the backside. Her derrière was another favorite body part she adored. “Okay, okay. Come on now, you’re behind,” she turned and booty winked back at her.

She’s embarking on a long journey to the motherland. Her first time in Africa.

Make it count.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More letting go

• Neck Pillows

• My family for showing they care about me

Airport Stretches

AM Meditation:

What are you ashamed of? What are your biggest disappointments?

For me, not working towards a dream or allowing myself to love fully will always be something I’m ashamed of. My disappointments come from the fact that I have not shown love and acceptance for my own father.

What would make today great?

If I could, I would like to stay hydrated and keep my face moisturized while traveling.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Accept and love all aspects of who I am, even my mistakes

Day 3:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I practiced patience and mindfulness on my long flight.

2. I was shown compassion by an elderly woman who didn’t even speak my language.

3. I was able to connect with other travelers going to the same music festival as I am in Cape Town.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to enjoy a healthier diet while traveling.

PM Meditation:

Embrace flaws and heal by spending time doing what I love and disconnecting from society.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Learn how to prepare an authentic African meal for myself.

I’m still traveling, so follow me tomorrow for my first post from South Africa! 🇿🇦

Give a Little

Yo! How are you feeling?

Be honest!

Okay, that’s better, you took long enough. I’m just messing with you 😜

Since we’re on the subject, time is a thing, right? Or is it? I honestly believe our perception of this concept is so important to us in our everyday lives. We believe it exists whole-heartedly because we have no other basis to explain how things age. So we dwell upon it and calculate our days on this earth for fear of not living life to its fullest. That’s really the answer to life in my opinion; How do you live a happy life? Simply, by living it.

Understand this:

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 vs. 1-&-2-&-3-&-4 vs. 1-&-a-2-&-a-3-&-a-4

Same amount of numbers, but different beats. Again, this goes back to the notion and perception of time. It’s all relative. Time is what you make it, similar to life.

Have you all seen this movie The Shape of Water? It seems to me that this concept is similar to our perception of time. This creature accepts the main character as a female counterpart, or perhaps an equal, even though she is a mute and unable to fully communicate with other humans who don’t understand sign language.

Everyone has different wavelengths, only a certain few we chose to listen and respond to.

Spoiler Alert! First, the creature was shown what felt like pain and then was shown love by the main character. Of course he chose the feeling of love! That is precisely what we must do.

Hold tight to the things that make us feel that type of way, brighten your day type of way, make your hips sway type of way. You see I ain’t from the bay but gettin hella hyphy and it’s cray, crawfish slingin’ negative energy out my face, remember my name when you in this place, Cali! Representin’ in this place! OC holla with me in this place, show me you feel me, y’all remember MySpace? That’s love.

Give a little bit.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More self love

• Friends who tolerate me and my busy schedule

• Water

Hydrate

AM Meditation:

What do you blame yourself for?

For me, not being 100% passionate or committed to anything I’ve participated in my life is a huge reason I’m so hard on myself. I blame myself for the procrastination, the denial, and naivety of my choices.

What would make today great?

If I could put more energy towards setting healthy habits and seeing them through.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Accept the reality and forgive myself

Day 2:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got complimented on some sandals that my mom bought for me.

2. I was able to say bye to my mom and brother before heading out on my vacation.

3. I’m still challenging myself by learning this new operating system at work.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating music, finding different sounds, and researching the other artists performing at this music festival I’m about to attend.

PM Meditation:

Embrace radio noise to improve for tomorrow. Seek a universal song.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Immersing myself in a mindful moment filled with self love.

I got a full day of flying tomorrow ✈️ Follow me for updates on my trip to South Africa!

Happy – Healthy – Whole

Is the sky really the limit?

Hello October!

…You still surviving out there? Good! I’m so glad you made it.

When you’re the product of a traumatic environment, you sense things differently than most. Personally, I’m going through a journey to find my tribe, Moana style 🐭🌀🙎🏽🐚🌊🌴🏞🌋🎶 I want to be able to express myself artistically and remain true to the childlike free-spirit within me, say what’s on my heart, but for some reason I stay quiet and reserved in most everyday encounters. I’m socially awkward amongst peers, an exotic beast in a shallow bubble called the 😮🌊 OC – Orange County, CA.

Take this fantastic movie for example:

Captain Fantastic, staring Viggo Mortensen. This is a gnarly one from the beginning, it’s got thrills, and tears, and cheers, it is the real deal, you feel?
That, is a family cult I wouldn’t hate joining. Society is getting scarier for our youth everyday. Why not teach them basic survival skills at a young age to ensure a brighter and more successful future? Watch it, and see for yourself. This tight-knit family unit makes me even question my own expensive and broken public educational systems.

Honestly, I believe there should be a time in every part of one’s day for napping/meditation/personal reflection. Maybe people wouldn’t be so moody if they got a little more rest and relaxation? When I was younger I convinced myself to stay awake because of that Aerosmith song, 🎤”I don’t want to close my eyes. I don’t want to fall asleep, cause I’d miss you babe and I don’t want to miss a thing.” So much fomo…The fear of missing out was so real. That is why I feel like many of us use social media as a means of capturing candid moments in our lives. We “don’t want to miss a thing.”

We have a unyielding psychosis that our lives are the center of the universe. If only we just looked up every once in a while, we’d see we’re not really alone. There is so much buzzing above us that we can’t even see. There is so much beauty around us and we’re practically desensitized by it. Within us, its like Heaven on Earth, but we wouldn’t know it unless the image was blasted on Twitter, reposted on Instagram and tagged with location and a Lo-Fi filter, or whatever. I will say that I believe an album of a person’s reflection is a beautiful form of artwork; I guess another millennial hobby like scrapbooking was to our moms and their moms. We now take on social media to reach out to strangers so we can make our presence known. It’s truly viral.

Thus, I choose to live life happy, healthy, and whole.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More rest

• The opportunity to make someone smile

• Protein bars

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What are you most afraid of?

For me, self-sabotage is a habit I am constantly trying to break. Missed opportunities and blocking my own blessings has always been a fear of mine.

What would make today great?

If I could gain balance within myself in order to bring balance to the world.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Let my fears flow away

Day 1:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got a t-shirt made in time to bring to a music festival I’m attending this weekend.

2. I got complimented on my hair by another beautiful woman who said she was going to try blonde soon too.

3. I got the chance to challenge myself by learning a new operating system at work.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to learn something new about my culture and practice speaking another language.

PM Meditation:

Embraces past mistakes and make the best of your future.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to complete my fitness model resume for submission to different modeling agencies when I return from my vacation next week.

Catch up with me tomorrow for

more love!

Make a Wish

Welcome back loves! I’m glad you made it.

Hey, I want you to make a wish 🔮

…So did you make one? My wish was for the confidence to love myself as much as I love sleep.

You guys don’t understand, the struggle is so real for me. Sleeping is the best part of my day, and I’m not just saying that because I’m tired. Sleep is rejuvenation for your mind, body, & soul, and it’s where dreams take place. It is a fresh start and a reset button. That’s where I feel most at home.

Everyone has their own problems, some people are just better at hiding them. Those few fortunate are the lucky happy people who choose to not dwell on what they cannot change.

None of us chose this life, so the important thing is to be happy with it. You are the one who decides what is necessary to achieve a healthy happy life. It is your choice.

Leave your limitations behind. It is possible to choose your own lifestyle. Unshackle your mind.

Practice makes perfect:

What am I counting…2,3 For?

I have this beat. I guess it’s some innate rhythm, my heartbeat; It gives me life and what I thrive on is the counting. As Pythagoras once theorized, “the essence of life is numbers, patterns,” I too feel like life has a constant flow in which we are merely a special energy force, our role within the orchestra of the universe.

Got dancing in my blood and it’s flowing true like my rhymes will do, this repetitious act is the fact the truth my disorder is this: I count in my head.

Here’s an example:

In doing squats on the daily I count to 20 over and over and over. Then comes stretching and I throw in some counting down; it’s 10, 9, 8, 7, you know the rest like taking a test you’re counting down the seconds-the time till heaven, or hell, and it’s your spell, and you’ve done swell. Hell, we made it this far. Now, know who you are, you really are, shine bright, like just a star, diamonds up, chins up, fists up, raise up that crown gyal. And it’s her story, be proud, embrace the glory, can’t show no hate. I’m out here quotin Bey when I say, “Okay ladies now let’s get in formation!” And slay in 5,6,7, and 8…

Be the first one on the dance floor. Just trust me on this one.

Farewell September. Until next rotation. 👉🏽

~Wild Thing