Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rest Up….

I have multiple jobs in my life: cashier, writer, editor, actor, motivational speaker, blogger, friend,  & personal driver to my mother to name a few.  For the past few weeks my body had just wanted to rest. I’d come home from work, shower, relax in front of my computer, eat dinner, and fall asleep. I thought I was being lazy by lounging around my house doing nothing. Then I recently had a conversation with a dear friend and she said, “It is so important for us to let our bodies REST.” In that instant, everything made sense to me. I had been doing so much and my body wanted to relax. I had thought about the best time I had when I allowed my body to REST and have a mind of its own. This happened during my 25th birthday week, I carved out time for myself to go to New York City.

 My theme for my birthday week was “Therapeutic 25,” which gave me time to reflect on my life from June 2010 to April 2011. I accomplished a lot of great goals, which took much dedication, patience, & perseverance. I got on the Amtrak train from Cleveland to New York City, shut my world down and gave back to my body. I had become very drained and depleted with my heavy work schedule. I went to go visit my friend in Brooklyn, NY and had the BEST week of my life. I barely used my phone, no one bothered me or needed my help, I could just be and live in the moment.  I got to live in New York City and experience its culture and be among the people.  I didn’t have a set schedule and each day was a new time to explore the various luxuries and fun times NYC had to offer.  I met some great people, connected with myself making sure that I was still sane and enjoying life, drank really good wine, and tasted delicacies that you can only imagine in NYC.

When I got back home I felt stronger and had a clearer focus and energy, to finish up the other projects I had been working on.  Now when my body tells me to slow down and REST, I fully allow myself too, guilt free. My health is so important to me and I will not become overwhelmed by life or other people’s demands. Please everyone, allow yourself a few days out of each month time to REST: No phones, no internet, & no work. Give yourself permission to heal and refresh because so many of us are on the verge of burning our bodies out, which is not beneficial for yourself or those around us. You can only give your best self, when you’ve RESTED up and have restored energy that will allow your creativity to effortlessly flow like ripples of conciousness into the universe.

Continue to be good to yourself,

Willie J

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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in The Starrah © Speaks


Hello World… I’m Here!!!

This blog idea has been in the works for the past 3 years. During this process I’ve been building my foundation, principles, and finding the purpose of my voice. The opportunity to expand my way of communicating with the world has opened up via Facebook and my personal video blogs. I realized that if I wanted to reach the masses then a bigger outlet of expression would be the next best move . In April, I was in New York visiting one of my dear friends, we were having brunch at Peaches HotHouse, in Brooklyn. I brought up the idea of starting my own blog site and we instantly started having a brainstorm session at the table when I heard her say, “All Things Willie J” I had an aha moment and my blog name was born. A week later I asked another friend who is a fellow blogger about some good blog sites to invest in and she suggested Word Press, I did my research and voila here we are.

I have a lot to say to the world. At age 25 I’ve become more confident in my opinions & views. People have taken notice and my audience has increased over this past year alone. The purpose of “All Things Willie J” is to show the various aspects of my life as well as document the journey of building an Empire Of Optimism and Inspiring others to see a bit of Light in the world we live in. I believe we all have a purpose and we’ll get there through dedication, perseverance, love, & reflection among other principles. So I’d like to Welcome each one of YOU to the All Things Willie J blog site and I look forward to our adventures of change, growth, and fulfillment!

Following A Destined Path Of Greatness-

Willie J


Posted by on June 4, 2011 in Introducing...