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Where Will I Go….?

Where Will I Go….?

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It’s been 9 years since I graduated high school. When I left for college I had it all figured out. I’d graduate with my degree and then I’d move out of Ohio. At the time my life was taking many twist and turns due to family issues going on, so I had to take care of in-house first. Now that storm has passed, the idea of me moving has come back full force. I know where home is, Cleveland will always have my heart. At the same time if I want my brand to expand I’ll have to open myself up to another city that can provide me with the proper resources. I have a few places I’d love to live in, but not sure which one to choose. My best friend and I were talking about moving in general. We both have degrees and realize that relocating will be in our best interest. She brought up the fears of moving to a city where you don’t have family or friends to lean on. It’s a valid reason, but many of our friends have relocated and found success in cities they’d never think of being in.

Then my mom is worried about me moving because she doesn’t think I’d make it. What she fails to realize is if I can survive being unemployed and still staying afloat surely I can make it wherever I go. I don’t have any children or responsibilities and this would be a great time in my life to venture away. Plus I have a lot of ideas that require more backing and guidance. Life has many challenges, but regrets are hurdles too. In order for me to figure out where I need to be it’s time to do more affirmations. Recently I looked at a few grad school programs for my Masters, but nothing seems to fit at the moment. I refuse to rush into school to gain more status. I’m doing pretty well with my Bachelors.

My radio show “All Things Willie J” is molding into a quality hour program that provides my audience with valuable knowledge. I expanded the show and have a few segments that are going to become signatures of who I am. For example, “Starrah Motivational Thought” is a spot where I give inspiration to those who need it. One highlight of this experience was having my Insurance Agent, Amanda Polasko talk about the importance of having LIFE INSURANCE. That is a topic that I speak with many friends and family about. So many of us don’t have life insurance, which than bears more weight on the family during their time of grief. If you can save at least $20.00-$30.00 dollars a month then it’s possible for you to get some kind of life insurance coverage. Even if it’s for $5,000 dollars every cent counts and you can always increase your coverage amount at a later time. I know we’re in trying times, but WHEN THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY.

In closing, having a radio show has opened me up to the possibilities of going global and being in a new city that embraces me. Cleveland has given me continued support and I know that wherever I go, I’ll represent my hometown well. 2013 is my year of transitioning and gaining more insight into who “Willie J” is and what he’s meant to do here on earth. Now that is worth exploring whether I’m in the BIG APPLE, the BIG EASY or ACROSS THE POND.

Starrahs where would you want to live if money wasn’t an issue for you? What would you do there and why that city suits you?

Traveling Comfortably,
Willie J

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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Single Life…. Why Me???

 

 

Like many of my friends, I too am single.  I used to think I’d be in a relationship by now and finding a connection with someone who complemented me.  The reality is, I haven’t connected with that person yet, but I stay confident that it will happen.  Most of the people I know who are in relationships about 50% of them are not happy.  They’re settling whether it’s due to having kids or for convenience.  I don’t have time for a convenient relationship because my brand stays busy, so my future Boo needs to be on that track too. How is it that I’ve managed to stay afloat during these struggling times and yet most people don’t even try?  My mentality has always been to keep going and never settle. That’s probably why I finished college at Kent, when my mother wanted me to come home after my father died. I started this blog because I desired a bigger platform to reach the masses.  Not to mention, I didn’t settle for good enough when it showed up at my door step looking like the youthful version of the crypt keeper with an empty heart.

 

I’m forever stressing the importance of knowing your SELF-WORTH.  I know that one day my life will be open enough to share this empire with, but you gotta work for it. And it’s going to be a challenge because I’m a big deal and will not down play my light for other’s egos.  There has been a joy to having a single life. I get to travel to Ontario and Windsor, Canada and recently to New York City.  I got to meet a lot of interesting people and that let’s me know that my future Boo may be in another state waiting for us to connect.  The good lessons I’ve learned in my twenties are to stay true to myself and don’t waiver my standards because of the fear of loneliness. Hey I’ve been by myself from my teenage to adult years and been doing just fine.  When I’m ready to move into the relationship aspect of my life the divine order will make it happen.  I’ve gone one a few dates, but I knew before the first bite of food that there would be no second or third date for that matter.  I’m not looking for perfection, I deserve someone accomplished.  My brand has grown greatly over this year alone and more things are in the works.  So why on earth would I settle for “I think I can” kind of individual?  When I know there is someone out there ambitious, driven, and attractive.  I’m all of those things and more. Being patient sometimes has its moments, but the payoffs have been worth it. I’d rather show up to my 10 year high school reunion, single, rather than put on a show with someone not worth my time.  

 

I do have great friends that I do lots of dates with and that helps.  We often talk about the dynamics of what makes a relationship work and how to know if this person is worth pursuing.  I’ve walked away from many of those conversations grateful because I get to live vicariously through them and catch the warning signs early.  Some of my friends have stable relationships that continuously build and others I don’t know how they stayed for so long.  If you can’t put money on the rent, groceries, or at least gas in the car, BYE,BYE.  There is no further discussion we need to have because if all you can offer me is good conversations, I can talk to myself.  Starrahs you must be willing to be honest with yourself regardless of your circumstances or age about the love you deserve.  If things aren’t getting better and there has been no GROWTH in the relationship.  It may be time to reevaluate if this relationship is a crutch for something else.  Often times we can hide in our relationships so that people don’t question what’s going on inside us.  What many of us forget is? You are who you attract.  So be mindful of the company you keep and the person you desire to share your love with.  I’m a firm believer in people’s energy can uplift or drain you.  It’s what we decide to do when it’s our Boo causing these shifts that are clear indicators if things are going in the right direction.

 

How many of you Starrahs out there are enjoying the SINGLE LIFE??? Tell me your thoughts?

 

Successfully Single,

Willie J

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in The Starrah © Speaks

 

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