South Africa, Spain, Germany, Italy, Paris, United States and now INDIA! I won’t be the first to rant on how majorly important it is to write down goals. I’ve always known travel was for me. I found myself re-downloading the wanderlist app, my heart skips mini beats when I see my Travel list from a few years back. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. Yet here I am doing it!!
My long legs have almost reach all the four corners of the earth. Lol… Almost. It’s my first time on the eastern hemisphere of the globe, and I am prepared.
I think it’s important in life to embrace every part of who we are as individuals. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a fascination with Indian culture, fed by fairly steady stream of Bollywood movies_naturally. It honestly wasn’t until a few months while I was back home for festivities did an epiphany finally hit me! One of my cousin is named Radha (after the Goddess Radha I thought?). A photograph of her mother – my aunt smiling abundantly into the camera while signing a court marriage registry with a Sari on!!!! jumped out at me on one of those familiar flips through old family picture albums.
Y’all can’t tell me nufin! Indian energy runs in my family and I am super excited to immerse myself in it.
Ok, hehe now thats that’s outta the way, here are my
TOP 6 REASONS TO VISIT INDIA
1. STOP AND BREATHE:
After being on the road for 4 years, moving from city to city in search of better opportunities to survive and thrive, I have found myself needing to access my thoughts and my position in life. To ask myself why I’m doing some of the things I’m doing, what I want to change and where I want to go from there. I didn’t make any New Year resolutions at the end of 2017, partly because I didn’t really know what I wanted. Now, I am on a mission to continue forming new ideas and execution plans, and make concrete definitions and decisions. I know for a fact there nothing like a break and change of scenery to quiet down the minds rowdy thought and help focus. I literally feel like this is the beginning of the my year 2018
2. YOGA AND MEDITATION:
I have self practiced Yoga for 2years. It all started when I picked up a copy of a Womens Health magazine that promised Yoga poses for weight-loss. I fell in love and never looked back. I’ve realized my passion for yoga is deeper than physical appearance. I want to know who, what, why and how to do my yoga and poses correctly. What better way to find out than the birthplace of Yoga itself; INDIA
My nack for travel came early. I can easily attribute it to my early reading culture days. I remember how easy it was to would devour every novel/paperback I could lay hands on, encouraged my father (thanks pop). These days I’m starting new books without finishing the previous. But the damage has already been done. My mind has literally touched all corners of the globe and now my body will follow. I wrote down all the cities and place I would love to visit on my Wonderlist app. Trust me I’m way more shook than you are how this is actually happening!!!!
Somewhere in me I believe all humans should be nomads, even if only in the tiniest of ways. I remember when my Economics teacher explained problems of immigrations. I feel most of these problems wouldn’t arise if the general human culture is to move around sharing love, energy and resources with one another.
5. HEALING&SOUL SEARCHING:
There are emotions I have not confronted from my journeys thus far. This break away will give me sometime to do so and heal from those experiences. All of my traveling has caused me to grow up faster, adulting and battling life challenges from the young age of 19. I’ve found myself waddling frequently in emotions of anxiety and irrationality. Apprehensiveness about the future. Travelling takes it toll, and I’m needing some balance and clarity.I have not taken proper time to acknowledge the little girl inside me and all that she’s been through having to grow up so fast. So I will heal from that.
I will incorporated the use of Healing Gemstones as recomended by mizChartreuse on ASTROFLOTUS for my Capricorn Sun Sign. Also I’ve had some pain in my right hamstring for more than a couple months now. Instead of going to the Doctor here in NYC I am choosing traditional ways to heal it; Yoga. Someone once told me Yoga dosen’t heal pain but reveals the areas that need attention and care. What’s that you say? You would like updates? Well I gotcha 🙂
6. VISUALIZING & MAYBE SHOPPING:
After I concrete up new plans and goals. Some of which I am excited to share some with you soonest! I am going to see myself having already achieved those goals. I won’t have all the answer to life from this one trip but I am definately manifesting and being grateful for the immediate ones I come up with. Visualization is such a powerful method of turning dreams into reality. I hope you will join me on this journey. If you don’t already know how this works see this blog post The Law of attraction: How I live my Life
I have decided to be even more vocal about my journeys and experiences as a young travelling African Nigerian woman. Where I’m from, its not common to find people with life experiences like mine. I have travelled way more than all the people I knew growing up in the humble town of Ikorodu Lagos.
I will share more because I know my unique experiences can help guide and inspire whosoever is not afraid to walk the less chosen path. Sharing my challenges helps my journey be less lonely and connect with like minded souls. Because no man is an Island. We all need support from each other.
Starting the first day I arrive in India I am committing to a 30-day Vlog series titled #30daysinIndia. Where I will document my soul searching questions and answers, my journey as a new yogi. As well as all the other fun crazy experiences India has to offer!
This is my first Travel Vlog series and I am looking forward to sharing my every day thoughts and experiences with you on my Youtube and Instagram. Follow my channels and join me on this amazing new experience. Please support me and my #nappytravel content on social media by liking, leaving comments and reposting. Hit me up with comments here slide in my DMs with any questions you have.
I hope to share all of my new yogi knowledge with you as soon as I am back. Free summer Yoga sesh in Central Park anyone? 😉