Hey Gratisouls!! How have you been? I have exciting news for you guys!! I decided to do my first ever collaboration!!! A few days back I tweeted a post on my twitter about this collaboration and I am really grateful for the response I received from my fellow blogger friends!!
So, me along with 4 other Gratisouls around the globe are contributing towards my first series of Inspiring women!! (Yeah it’s a series and the title S01E01 depicts season 1, episode 1, because as you know your Gratisoul is a huge TV series buff (haha)!!) So this International Women’s Day that’s on March 8, 2019 (if you are unaware about the actual date), I’ll be posting one blog per day written by my talented gratisouls to celebrate Women Empowerment!! The theme that I decided was to tell us about their “One inspiring woman and why she is your inspiration”, so let’s begin this interesting series!!
Our first Blogger is Alecia Marie, she is a mom of 4 beautiful children and she blogs over
www.aleciamarie.blog . Let’s find out who is Alecia’s Inspirational Woman..
S01E01- ALECIA MARIE
By the end of 2018, I had decided that I wanted to be more intentional in all aspects of my life. So, I created my overall goal for 2019, learning what living intentionally means and figuring out how to practice it every day.
Now for a few weeks, I hadn’t done anything towards living intentionally. I knew my goal, I hadn’t forgotten it, but there hadn’t been anything that kept it in my face. Until one random day on Twitter, and it’s random because I don’t spend a lot of time there, I saw a tweet about living intentionally. It’s from a blog that I try to read every so often when I see one of their tweets with a new blog post. It was Black Girl In Om.
While reading her post, my goal and lack of action towards my goal were tugging at me. And it truly felt like fate that I happened to be on Twitter at that time to see this post and read it. In that post was a book she had read about living intentionally. The book is called, Living with Intent by Mallika Chopra.
I had to have this book. This book has to be a missing piece of my puzzle and will surely teach me how to live life every day with more intent. So, I purchased it.
And this brings me to my inspirational woman.
Normally, I would easily answer this and say, Michelle Obama. I mean Michelle Obama for me is like the epitome of characteristics I want within myself as a black woman. However, after I began reading my new book and was asked to write this post, I came to the realization that Mallika Chopra is bringing me true inspiration at the moment.
I mean I’m just into the second chapter of my book, and I’ve started to incorporate more meditation in the past week than I’ve been able to do in the last year.
For anyone unfamiliar with Mallika Chopra, maybe you’ve heard of her dad, Deepak Chopra. He’s like the guru of alternative and holistic medicine and meditation. And with her dad being who he is Mallika felt a bit ashamed that she wasn’t living with more intent every day.
Her book was written to document her journey through meditation and trying to practice intention every day. Now, this is what I’ve read so far and this post is not a book review. However, I can’t help to be inspired by this woman from each page of this book that I read.
WHY SHE IS MY INSPIRATION?
Being a mom with a stressful full-time job that starts making you wonder why you make the decisions you make. I mean she was yearning to figure out her purpose and to intentionally make decisions that allow her to bring more joy into her life. This is something I’m still trying to figure out myself.
Just reading her journey makes me want to close the book and practice what she’s doing. I’ve actually never read a book that’s inspired me so much to take action after each chapter I read. And I can’t wait to find more clarity in my life and figure out my true purpose by making more intentional decision each and every day.
If you loved this powerful and inspirational blogger, go show her some love!! You can follow her on the below mentioned links!!
Blog: Alecia Marie www.aleciamarie.blog
Until then live positively and happily!!