What am I afraid of?

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Before we even start, we truly hope everyone has been doing well. Let us know in our replies how you’ve been! Aside from that, we’d be wrong if we didn’t mention how exhausted we’ve been feeling. For those of you who are back in the classroom teaching, know that we are right there with you with those same sentiments.

Despite that, we’d be wrong not to close out this month with a blog post for this month. Who else is feeling as if this month just came and left? It was literally just Labor Day 😩

Aside from that, we truly hope you’ve been tapping into your manifestations and applying all the necessary pressure required to see those dreams become a reality.

But, I realized in order to do so, we were reminded to stay faithful to ourselves no matter what may come along the way. (The trials and tribulations of life, our individual stressors, those negative thoughts that like to tell you otherwise etc….the list is getting long y’all!) I too saw how easy it is to allow ourselves to remain complacent in our spaces especially in our comfort zones.

Baby, let me tell you. Our comfort zones are truly the ones that make it okay for us to stay stagnant. I think you should read that line again. When we refuse to step out of that familiar, comfortable space, we stunt our own growth and essentially prevent ourselves from ascending to our highest good. Whew! Don’t you want to become the best version of yourself?

Wouldn’t you like to see yourself grabbing hold of all that’s meant for you? Let’s not hold ourselves back especially when we are going after all that we desire and deserve. Let’s step fully out (and I mean all the way out) of our comfort zones. How else would we know what we truly need for our personal development?

In order for anyone to truly manifest, you have to be willing to let go. Flip that I can’t to I can. Turn that I won’t to I will. Challenge those negative thoughts that like to come in without warning. Fully embrace that new way of thinking and in turn, it’ll change your language and your actions will reflect that. It’s never easy trust me I know, but you have to be willing to let go of the old you to embrace the new you.

Before I close off on this blog post, I just want to say how much it means to me to be back with another blog post for you! Let me know your thoughts in our reply section. Let me know what you’ve been manifesting and how you’ve been working towards it. Have you stepped out of your comfort zone? What does it feel like?

If you’ve made it to the bottom, I thank you for reading this blog post. It means more to me than you’ll ever know! Be sure to follow Takemetotheheights and Nolia on all of the respective social media platforms!

With peace and so much love,

All or Nothing

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Let’s jump right into it. We have entered our last lap of summer (😢).   Although I can do without the heatwave we’ve experienced these last few days,

Heat Heatwave GIF by Amber Mark

I will say this is the most motivated I felt in such a long time (thank you God!) (I’ll get into that more in another post🙏🏾🧿)

I do however, want to talk about those moments of feeling flustered. I caught myself feeling that way after work (glad I was able to record that) Upon realizing that, I was reminded to stay present, and to essentially take it a day at a time. We often times get wrapped up in what we should’ve, could’ve, would’ve done, and what our peers are accomplishing; all the while not celebrating all that we are. It’s never a race to the finish line. It’s ultimately about what you are doing to achieve your desired goals, how well you are taking care of yourself while achieving your aspirations and knowing that your journeys are essentially YOUR JOURNEYS (and that’s on Mary Had a Little Lamb). 

Aside from that, last month was my reminder to keep pushing through (but remembering to give myself the necessary breaks) Giving myself the leg room to step outside of my comfort zone (through my creative endeavors🙏🏾🧿) and staying committed  to my craft, has allowed me to grow in ways I never thought possible. Being able to tap into myself creatively has truly been an eye opening experience. (Y’all I can’t wait to delve a little deeper into this 🙏🏾🧿)

But before I close off tonight’s blog post, let me be your reminder to keep betting on yourself. Be your biggest cheerleader. Know that you are doing all that you can and take all of the (necessary) risks you need to. The greatest thing we can do for ourselves is to step into unfamiliar territories. Doing so, will foster our growth and push us to reach our full potential. So take that plunge and know that what’s meant for you is meant for you.  

Above all else, I thank you for taking the necessary time in reading today’s post. It means the world to me and then some. Please be sure to read all of our most recent blog posts. Follow us on our respective social media pages and we’ll catch you in the next one!

With peace and so much love,

Reclaiming My Time

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Y’all I’ve been feeling extremely motivated and inspired! We thank God!

But coming into this particular blog post, I want to talk about a time where I didn’t feel that way.I remember the many times I wanted to pull the plug on this site 😩 During those moments I wasn’t pouring into myself or my craft and it showed in how I spoke about myself and my then plans.

I realized now, a lot of my circumstances played a huge role in how I operated in my day to day life. That moment of losing a job, sacrificing so much of my time at my then position, to then coping through it all was overwhelming for me.

Despite that, I’ve always had this fire within myself to keep going. It didn’t matter what was going on, or what I lost back then. It then became what I was gaining, what I was making room for and all the beauty that would essentially come into my life.

I honestly thank God for those pitfalls. Those lessons and hardships turned into blessings. Now don’t get me wrong I had my moments where I questioned otherwise but my faith was and still is unshakeable which I am wholeheartedly thankful for.

I guess this blog post is a reminder to anyone who’s feeling low or defeated. For anyone questioning their current circumstances I’m here to tell you to keep going. We often times get so wrapped up in our pitfalls that we lose sight on the blessings that are on the other side. I am a firm believer of things happening for a reason. Please don’t allow that termination, breakup or any hardship determine your next step or lack their of.

You deserve all that you are striving for and manifesting. Just please remember to give yourself grace through it all.

Before I end this particular blog post, here’s a quote that has stayed with me since middle school: “Limits are only limits if you choose to be bound by them.” In other words, don’t allow those challenges to get you down. Keep moving forward and shake the room while you still can.

As always, if you made it all the way to the end of this post, I thank you for taking the time in reading this post. It means the world to me and then some. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out our other blog posts, and we’ll catch you in the next one!

With peace and so much love,

Guess Who’s Back?

Welcome back to Takemetotheheights.com!

After taking off some much needed time, it feels so good to say hey y’all. I’ve missed writing soooooooooooo much. I’ll eventually get into why it’s taken me so long to tap back in. For starters, I can’t believe it’s already July.

I will say taking the necessary time to regroup and recalibrate, really allowed me to zero in on my needs for a change. I applied the ultimate pressure on all that I desired and I can proudly say I am beginning to see all that I’ve manifested thus far come to fruition (we thank God!)

With this particular new phase of my life, I humbly believe all that I desire is within my reach. I just have to continue to put in the groundwork and allow my work to do all the talking for a change.

Aside from that, I truly hope everyone has been doing well. I hope you have been taking the necessary steps to reach your goal(s) and taking care of yourselves throughout it all. I know attaining dreams/desires is not for the faint of heart. Yet I do know it’s attainable once you’ve fully stepped into all of who you are and not be afraid of harnessing that power you possess.

So go after that new position you’ve been eyeing, start that new business you’ve been putting off ; go ask out your crush (I know you’ve been thinking about it) I am here to tell you grab ahold of all the opportunities life presents you with. Go in with the mentality that it’s already yours. The world is your oyster and it’s yours for the taking. There’s no time to be shy now!

Before I close of on tonight’s post, I do want to thank those who have taken the time in reading this piece as well as any other blog post here on Takemetotheheights.com. It truly means the world to me! Being able to be back in this space to write again and share with you has truly been the best feeling in the world for me!

Thank you for sticking around with me here at Takemetotheheights.com and I’ll catch you in the next post!

With peace and so much love,

Pyer Moss Couture 1- Let’s Honor Black Excellence

I am without a doubt still moved by Pyer Moss’s Couture show from this past Saturday. Being the first African American to showcase at Paris Haute Couture Week, Kerby Jean-Raymond (founder and creative director of Pyer Moss) held his show outside the historic Villa Lewaro Mansion. Jean-Raymond’s highly anticipated show was filled with models dressed in pieces that reminded us of objects made by prominent Black inventors. The estate alone where Pyer Moss designer held his show once belonged to Madame CJ Walker. Walker became the first Black female millionaire all by building a beauty empire from a hair care product for Black women.

The show kicked off with Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party chairwoman. She stressed the significance of Blackness and the undeniable power we have. The show also featured Brooklyn rapper, 22Gz.

Down below, you’ll find a few pictures of Jean-Raymond’s couture pieces referencing inventions like the super soaker (invented by Lonnie Johnson) the air conditioner (invented by Frederick Jones) the three light traffic light (invented by Garrett Morgan) the lamp shade reminiscent of the light bulb (invented by Lewis Howard Latimer) the refrigerator (invented by Frederick McKinley Jones) along with the cellphone (invented by Henry T. Sampson)

But with all of these amazing inventions, the designer promoted the question: “who invented Black trauma?

Having writing this particular piece, I am reminded of not only these significant inventions made by these prominent Black figures but also made me research and want to learn so much about these individuals and many others who have greatly contributed to the world.

It further made me realize how invaluable our skills are and how truly important it is to tap into those skill sets and celebrate all of our counterparts who tap into these skills.