Dirty Thirty

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A few days ago marked a month since turning 30 and I am incredibly grateful for that. Y’all, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve gone back and forth with these edits and with what I really wanted to say due to the nature of what this particular blog post would entail.

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Of course before turning 30, I spoke to a few close friends of mine of what it felt like being 3o, what’s changed for them ( It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t ask -____-) I definitely got hit with responses like knees hurting, certain foods no longer being a staple so on and so forth. But I realized I wasn’t asking what I truly had in my heart:

What has turning 30 taught you? Yes I relatively feel the same. Yet my thoughts and the way I express myself more explicitly/intentionally feels different. Now before I delve any deeper, I’m gonna give y’all a bit more context. i’ve always ( and I mean always) been the type to brush off things, not really allowing external factors so to say, get the best of me. Let me tell you, if you’re like me, then I suggest you take heed to speaking up as often as you need to.

Turning 30 has truly opened my eyes to the things I’ve ignored. I no longer have the bandwidth to do so as I get older. I knew coming into this post, I didn’t want it to be the typical/cookie cutter post of do’s/don’ts approaching 30. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it. You just have to make sure that all that you do is intentional and beneficial to you and only you. (Yes, I mean you reading this) Man, if I had the power to go back and change certain things I would but I believe it all happened for me to be in this space to be so much more appreciative/grateful.

Being 30 has given me a bit more of an edge so to say to truly stand in all that I am and all that I say (coming from a Libra, this is huge..we are seldom to being indecisive -____-)

So in honor of my Dirty Thirty and all those who have (or will turn 30 ) my only advice is to really live your life. Go out and do the things you truly love to do. Make time for the person that truly matters and that’s you. You deserve all the beauty and splendor this life has to offer.

I got so wrapped up in my personal affairs that I almost lost sight of that. I am truly thankful I am in the space that I can continue to prioritize myself, my needs and all of that I desire and then some.

So before I end off this blog post, I just want to stress just how significant it was to write this to you, the readers. As I delve a bit deeper, be a bit more transparent with you, I knew I needed to showcase just what turning 30 meant for me. If you’re embarking your 30s or have already done so, let me know in the comments down below.

Above all else, if you made it all the way here, you are truly appreciated. Please be sure to follow takemetotheheights on all of is its respective social media pages and as always….

With peace and so much love,

Magnolia “Nolia”

Redemption Song

“Life is but a dream that you manifested slowly.” (Victoria Monet- Moment)

Welcome back to Takemetotheheights.com! Round of applause for an all-new blog post! Before I even kick things off, let me just note that I’m a Libra so no Libra slander will be tolerated lol. But all jokes aside, it brings me joy in knowing I am back with another blog post.

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Because the only Steve my generation acknowledges is this one -_____-

With any new month, it’s become a ritual of mine where I have to address the theme or at least what’s been pressing on my mind since the start of October: There’s been an overwhelming feeling of redemption. That feeling of starting over but essentially being more intentional about it. Depending on whether or not this holds true to you (I hope it does) that feeling of essentially wanting to do things contingent upon how you see fit has been reminded in the people I talk to on a day-to-day basis.

No longer falling victim to our fears but really pressing the envelope and being more purposeful about all that we want to do, has been coming to mind more and more (let me know if you’ve been feeling the same) I mention redemption and being intentional because for me personally, in those moments where I know, wholeheartedly and spiritually where things naturally fall into place is simply because I am in the space where I am on the receiving end of it all.

Let me backtrack a bit. If you’ve ever had those moments where situations revisit you like a goal you wanted to achieve or even moving back to a particular area that holds a deep resonance with you, I truly feel as though that’s the universe’s way of letting you know it’s your time. It’s your time to not only accept all that you’ve been desiring but also a reminder in letting you know this is your season.

With that being said, I truly hope everyone has been taking the necessary steps in not only stepping fully into all of who they are but also being intentional in how you go about navigating your personal journeys. Yes, I’m fully aware of the minor setbacks that come along the way. Those same setbacks often times try to blurry your vision. But do know those minor setbacks are truly minor so please don’t find yourself getting caught up in them(please take my word for it -____-)

All in all, I hope everyone has been taking more purposeful steps coming into October. I hope you either become more intentional in your practices in however you’re achieving your goals or manifesting your hearts’ desires. Remember to stay present throughout it and above all else, you got this!

If you’ve made it thus far, I truly appreciate you for taking the time in reading today’s post. Be sure to follow Takemetotheheights on their respective social media pages down below, and as always…….

With peace and love,

Magnolia “Nolia”

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?

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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,

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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,