If I could create the perfect cast of greatness, I would include a Techie Program Manager, a Marketing & Communications expert, a Pediatric Optometrist, a Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse, an Assistant professor of Africana Studies, a Research Scientist, a Marketing Manager, a Lobbyist, a Cardiology Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, and an Aviation Logistician.
on Friday we missed our flight to Bali, yeah you read that right. Jordan and I planned this vacation in July, purchased tickets in August and were leaving on Friday. Leading up to the trip something just felt off.
Friday rolls around— I feel sick with anxiety, I text Jordan she’s feeling the same way. I pray and pray
Still we both just felt off. We leave for the airport, still feeling uneasy, still feeling like something is wrong.
We wait in line to check in our bags and check in on our flight— sure enough we both get to the counter and they look at our passports and ticket numbers and walk away from us both. Moments later they come back and tell us that we’ve missed our flight, it left earlier that day instead of the night. Very unclear information given to us.
Imagine that. All the feelings I was feeling was right. We stand over on the side, trying to come up with a plan, alternative routes flying into Singapore, Thailand, other destinations based on the short amount of time we have we come up short each time. We get picked up from the airport, cancel all of our Air Bnb’s and experiences we had for Bali. We get to the house lay on the couch, I cry, we pray and just pray. You ever want something so bad then it’s just like you can’t grasp it? Yup.
Jordan and I worked so hard for this trip and honestly we both needed it. We tried looking up other things, other places for us to explore but we’ve lost money and money that can’t be returned to us. I cried myself to sleep, I woke up crying immediately, I woke up to cry and fell sleep again throughout the day. Just sad lol.
The next morning comes around hours of just feeling defeated and just bummed we decide to go see my parents in Texas.
Look I’m honestly so sad that we aren’t getting the vacation we signed up for but I’m excited to see my parents (💖 mom, dad, buttons and josh). Also I know I can go again next year but that’s not the point of this story.
So if you think of me and @jordanndefiesta please just pray for us, send a pray up for the money that we lost, pray that someone will cashapp/fund us, pray we have a good time our hearts need it.
I feel sick to my stomach still.
Trip 2 days 1 nigth to zagora Amazing depart Marrakech Marocco.
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Moroccan desert, a place where you will find peace and love, where people treat each other with respect, and care !
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when do you feel free? ☁️
i hit a wall this week. not physically but that proverbial wall that seems to come when there is so much going on externally and internally. this happens to the best of us. i was just having a conversation with @bereolaesque yesterday around our constant need to go go go, and progress at an exponential pace (as a generation and society).
although the hustle is great. i find myself feeling more sane, more free, when i give myself GRACE. grace not to know the answer, to not have it all figured out, to take a day off and reflect on ALL the accomplishments that seem to get swept under my mental rug when i’m pushing for “what’s next”.
today i’m giving myself an overflowing amount of grace, time, rest, chill and peace of mind.
tomorrow will handle itself. ☁️✨ || 📸 @brimyselfandi
It's been like waking up from a dream.
Oaxaca was the best dream ever... Sadly, we had to wake up to life back in Chicago. My father is gravely ill, so back to the Windy City we are.
Honestly, it's been hard. We moved to Mexico with every intention of making it our home. It was home. To be back, and to be back helplessly watching a parent battle cancer... It's rough.
There are bright spots. Seeing friends and family, of course. I absolutely love Autumn, and the kids are excited for changing leaves and pumpkin patches. I'm reunited with my herbal stash I left behind, and I actually have people buying my creations now!
It's a hard transition, but absence only makes the heart grow fonder. México, you have not seen the last of us! And please keep my dad in your prayers.
Had the opportunity to explore some beautiful islands off the coast of Thailand. It’s not pictured here because i didn’t want to be “that” guy, but I met some natives on the island who shared the same skin complexion and hair texture as mine.
In fact, most of the natives on the mainland were fairly dark, but yet, when you see Thai commercials and billboards, they don’t reflect or represent the majority of the population - showcasing the palest/lightest Thai actors & models. Which further perpetuates a Eurocentric standard of beauty. Colorism is real, y’all. Not just in the black & comunidad latina, but globally.
Nonetheless, Thailand was a blast and definitely worth the visit. The natives are kind, hospitable, and go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. Gracias por todo, Thailand 🇹🇭 ❤️✨ #WheresReis
Took a mini break from posting this summer to reset, refocus & rebuild my leave balance 😂! It’s been forever since my last trip but sometimes it’s important to sit back and make the necessary adjustments.
But I’m back & better & have teamed with with some amazing creatives @brokenchainmarketing & @vybzbysimone to help me rebrand & relaunch my site. Stay tuned!
9/21: The day my biggest blessing was born. Each day we continue to grow closer and wiser. Thank you for allowing me to enhance and bless your life in a way that nobody else can. What we have is untouchable. I got u, always. The booty smacks are cool too. 😜🥴🤷🏽♀️