Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 29)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

The 3 things I am grateful for are my friends and family who travel and keep me motivated. I’m grateful that my health is well, and my bills are paid. Lastly I’m grateful for MUSIC! 

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours music helped me overcome a rough day and D was there to listen and relate to my deeper thoughts on the need for people of color to aspire for executive and decision making roles.   

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 28)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

The 3 things I am grateful for are my ability to communicate with others (especially women); having parents who taught me to be open minded and allowed me to explore my own identity and values. Lastly I am thankful for the progression of my plan

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours I was able to listen to the Saints go 4 and 0!   

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 27)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

The 3 things I am grateful for are the time I have to work on my goals; the financial stability to travel this fall, and tools I will need to accomplish my goals.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.
Last night D and I took a walk in the rain to the produce stand, and had a chance to talk with each other about our goals and plans and what it will take to be successful. Even in the down pour it was still a great walk.  

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Days 25 and 26)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.
I feel gratitude towards the institution I work. While they have their issues like every other place, I’ve met great people. I am grateful for for the rest I’ve gotten lately. Lastly I am grateful for the feedback my friends have given me on my photo project.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 48 hours.
Last night I attended our department welcome BBQ and I was able to meet the new students and speak with some of the old ones. I had a great conversation with a faculty member about his past where we spoke about the NYPD, Harlem in the 80s ect.

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 24)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I feel gratitude for the fact that I can walk into different spaces and still be comfortable with myself. I am grateful for my upcoming travels and lastly I am grateful that I can say I speak to my mothers and father mutiple times a week via text and phone. 

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.

Last night I was able to attend the APIChaya open house event. The event was a nice small event and I was also able to meet an old friend from my Americorps days who encouraged me to come meditate. I definitely look forward to giving it a try. 

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 23)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I am grateful for my communication skills in understanding that many times more than conversation communication can be about body language, what you are wearing and assertiveness. I’m feel gratitude that my parents raised me to believe in what I say and ask for what I want. They didn’t allow us to be shy. Lastly, I am grateful in the fact that I am able to stay optimistic through rough times.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours a positive experience I had was being able to attend my friend Richie Le’s going away celebration. As he takes his next step in life I am beyond proud of him and excited to see what he does next.  

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 22)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I am grateful for lasting friendships. Some of us are lucky enough to have friends who come through for us and understand our ambitions. For those of us who are young and trying to get it, often times we can’t make it to every celebration, event, or get together. I’m grateful to have a few resources of my own that I’m able to share. Lastly today I’m grateful for the happy feeling I’ve had lately. I guess that was the point of this project. 😉

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours a positive experience I’ve had was taking Jessica (who is like my little sister now) to her first class here at UW. Its awesome to know that the amazing woman she is today will blossom into something even greater with her commitment to education. 

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day 21)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.
I am very grateful for HIP HOP! The music that’s broken barriers and spoke to generations is the new rock and roll. Definitely helped shaped me. I am grateful for my ambitious siblings for leading by example. Lastly I am grateful for my grandparents, aunts and uncle for being the village that helped raise me.

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours I was able to rest and start my graduate essay. And touch the 2 projects that I am working on this fall.

3. Exercise: No

4. Meditate: No

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Days 18-20)

Okay.. I’ve accepted that weekends are the hardest times to stop and write these. Anyway here it goes!

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I am very grateful for my roomates. They definitely make my life a lot easier and simpler! They put up with me and they save me money! I am grateful for other peoples time. Over the weekend I had the opportunity to sit with a few people to just bounce ideas. Lastly I am grateful for my social consciences. 

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 72 hours

Its hard to think of just one. I spent time with The Fung Bros and Richie Le, spent time with D. Worked on my photo project with Zac, had coffee with Winston, spent time with D’s family, saw some friends. Definitely was a great weekend.

3. Exercise: Yes

4. Meditate: Yes

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: Yes

Life Hack “Creating Positive Change” (Day Seventeen)

1. Write down 3 gratitude’s.

I feel gratitude to the amount to my close friends whom are willing to help me progress. I am grateful to stay connected with my family and lastly I am grateful to know my self worth

2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours I was able to speak to family members and good friends

3. Exercise: No

4. Meditate: Yes

5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No