Hello my beautiful, wonderful, brilliant people! I am back from my week long hiatus, but only for a few days, Monday through Wednesday of this week, then I’m off again until Monday, July 10, 2017.
So, what do my son and I have in common with MIT professors, Nobel Prize winning scientists, teenage genius inventors, and 4500 straight A students from across the nation? We were all at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell this past week, for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. My son was invited to attend, after being nominated by one of his high school teachers and he was allowed to bring one family member. (That would be me! 🙂 ) Yes, over the past few days, my son and I had the privilege to listen to inspiring talks from some of the most brilliant minds on the planet. It was absolutely incredible and one of the most memorable experiences of my life. (LOL, my son had a blast too.) AND, I want to share what I learned with all of you, but not just yet…. 😉 Look for that blog next Monday, July 10, for Motivation Monday.
Today, I have something very special and important to do, thank a friend and fellow blogger.
This post is dedicated to
The Original Phoenix, Jasminder
from Boundless Agenda.
You may have seen a new seal on the sidebar to the left. It is a seal given to all nominees for the Annual Blogger Bash Awards (ABBA). Jasminder nominated me for an ABBA in the category of most informational blog. This article is my way of saying thank you to her for this incredible honor. This thank you article is a long time in coming. I’d like to apologize to Jasminder for taking so long to write it.
To be honest, having just started my blog in November, 2016, I was clueless as to what the Blogger Bash Awards were, when Jasminder contacted me. If you’re like me, and not sure of what they are, you can find out more from their FAQ page.
The Blogger Bash is a social event for bloggers. It was organized by four bloggers, Sacha Black, Geoff Le Pard, Ali Isaac, and Hugh Roberts. The purpose is to get the blogging world together, giving everyone the opportunity to meet in person, with the ABBA’s given out, at the event, as well . This year’s bash took place in London on June 10, 2017.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this nomination. It means the world to me. Thank you so much Jasminder. I am so honored that you would think enough of me to nominate me. You are beautiful, amazing, brilliant and wonderful. I have learned so much from you, about blogging, but also about how to be fearless and live life to it’s fullest.
So, let’s move onto the core of what Jasminder’s blog, Boundless Agenda, is about. Her theme is LIVE BOUNDLESS, thus the name of this article. 🙂
Here is the agenda in her own words:
“It’s daring to love and be yourself.
It’s saying “yes” when others tell you “no.”
It’s living a life that ignites your soul.
It’s putting your well-being first.
In other words, the Boundless Agenda is my battle cry against self-doubt and the beaten path. I’m tired of hearing stories about people who give up on their dreams because someone told them they’re not good enough. I spent my entire childhood hearing my “friends” tell me just that.”
Much of the confidence that I have garnered over the past 9 months has come from this theme, live boundless. Whenever I feel myself scared to do something, I say to myself, LIVE BOUNDLESS. It’s amazing just how powerful those two words are. In my mind, and my beliefs, this theme means to be fearless, to live your dreams, to never give up. Jasminder, you helped me to remember that. You remind us with every word you write and every article you post. Thank you for that, thank you for being you, thank you for helping us be fearless, thank you for helping us to…
With that in mind, I’ve rounded up four inspiring videos, which, I believe help describe what it means to LIVE BOUNDLESS.
This first video (4:19) is called ALIVE, By: Ahmed Ismail. Ahmed says: “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”
The second video (5:41), is called EVERYBODY DIES BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES, By: Prince Ea. He says this is the one thing you should know before you die…
The third video (2:58), is called FEED YOUR MIND WITH SUCCESS, By: Team Fearless. They say “The person you will be in the future is based on EVERYTHING you do today.”
The final video, (4:01) is called BELIEVE IN YOURSELF By: Fearless Soul/ FT Ashley Zahabian. “Are you going to be one of the few to stand up when things are tough…and believe in what’s right?”
Please head over to Boundless Agenda and check out Jasminder’s blog. It’s amazing.