How Did I Get Here?

Hi there!

My name is Tia. It is so nice to meet you! ^_^

I was invited by Kyra to share a little bit of motivation with you guys and I was elated! I am very honored for the opportunity and I do hope you are encouraged by this post. In today’s post, I want to share with you how I embarked on my personal development journey and how my life has changed since then. It started around the age of 17 for me when I was about

to graduate college (I am currently 25). I was about to do the very last set of CAPE exams and found myself asking, “what’s next?”. The clear choice was university, of course, but to study what? The courses I took at the cape level did not leave much room for me to divert. It was either psychology, law, or business. None of which, at the time, I was interested in studying. So, what did I do? I took 2 gap years and pursued more CAPE course but in the sciences. That… did not go very well, lol. Nonetheless, I made it to university and enrolled in a business degree.

Now, I am trying to not bore you with all the details but during that 2-year break, I learnt so

much about myself and what it means to be personally developing. Before this time, I honestly never knew what a goal was (well clearly, I did but it did not mean much to me) nor did I know what a vision board was. Here is a shocker for you, I never used to watch YouTube before this time either! I had no productivity content that I was engaging with whatsoever. I set some goals for myself for the very first time and got into the habit of tracking my progress. I made myself a virtual vision board on Pinterest and started planning. My very first set of goals were to find a way to finance my university education and take my science CAPE courses privately.

I did all of that, not in the smoothest of ways but I did it. I am now only a month away from

being done with university altogether. I will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and Management Studies. Now, why did I share this story with you? Because in those two years, I have learnt so much that has shaped me into who I am today and has led me to be doing what I do right now. I was never encouraged to set goals and aim high. I was always encouraged to play it safe and take the traditional route. But having had that awakening, it birthed in me a passion for productivity and a deep desire to motivate and encourage others to make the most of their God-given time. This passion led me down the path to becoming a content creator and online business owner. I also recommitted my life to the Lord and could never have been happier. When everyone was taking the traditional and safe route (or taking no route at all), I was feeling confused and fearful because I did not know what I wanted but I knew it was not the safe life that everyone else was pursuing. I challenged myself to look fear in the face and do it anyway. I am still on my journey as I don’t think it ends unless I give up or die but I am glad to have embarked on it.

So, my final remarks, encouragement, two cents, whatever you would like to call it is this:

  • Your God-given time is super valuable, do not waste it.

  • Feel the fear and do it anyway.

  • Fulfill your God-given purpose. Find out what you are truly gifted at, what you are passionate about and give it your all.

  • Document your journey so that you can share it one day and bless someone else’s heart.

And that is all that I am sharing with you today. I hope you found it encouraging and that it helps you in some way. Do not forget to use your God-given time wisely.



***Check out her productivity blog and lifestyle on her Instagram @tropicaltide1!

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