Breaking Traditions: Success in the 21st Century

We live in a world that places education on a pedestal as it’s the key to a successful life. For too long we have followed the path of our ancestors instead of following our own. The route way of living is something of the past. We must be open to unconventional methods as a way of succeeding in a changing world. Simply taking the route that we believe is easiest or possess less chances of failure would not lead to a fulfilling life.

Fewer women are being homemakers, but are being career oriented.                                Some are having children later in life and even choosing to be single parents.

Millennials and following generations have to work twice as hard as a result of the emphasis placed on having degrees to validate one’s abilities within a certain profession. They tell you get an education but when all jobs require experience how are you suppose to get a start when no one wants to give you a chance. The education system is severely flawed and other than being lucrative for investors, it’s usefulness in assisting graduates in getting jobs has decreased.

A lot as changed in recent years. Before the recipe for success entailed work hard and good grades, nowadays you have to work twice as hard, be multifaceted and innovative. It’s time we move past the belief that it’s not enough or realistic to pursue artistic talents, when in fact it can be cultivated into a business which can result in a life of relative freedom and independence. We must encourage the youths to develop their talents and not convince them that they need a degree to be successful. Nonetheless we must always strive to gain knowledge and pursue other fields throughout our lives.

 

Looks Are Deceiving

The game of comparison is a dangerous one and highly consequential. When you evaluate your life based on ideas that are unfounded you in turn hinder your growth and surrender power over your life. And it’s not worth your perception on someone because of who their parents are, where they live and being able to afford certain luxuries. You don’t see what’s on the inside – behind the smile.

Pretty Girls Hurt Too

We have insecurities

We cry

We get heartbroken

We lose our way sometimes

We're not invincible

Material things don’t shield one from pain. Life does not discriminate. Each persons circumstance results in different struggles. No one person’s struggle is more significant than another, no matter what it is or how trivial it may seem. As much as we are alike, we experience things differently which is in line with our uniqueness.

The Laws of Science & Life

Universal Law of Gravitation

States that gravitational interactions exist between all objects with an intensity that is directly proportional to the product of their masses.

Given that everything is connected to each other and the universe, this also applies among species. Everything vibrates at different frequencies which ties into the law of vibration and the law of attraction. Continue reading

Why Aren’t We Protecting Our Children?

Did you know that in Grenada within the last year over 500 children were infected with STDs as a result of child sexual abuse?  A staggering number for such a small nation which makes it even more devastating. There is very little distinction lately between mother and child (babies are making babies) which results in lack of good judgment and guidance (eg. mothers/guardians of victims are in-denial) Continue reading

The Recipe for Sustainability

We grow up in a society where we’re taught to go to school, study hard, get good grades and find a good job. No where in that equation it says to be your own boss, we are conditioned to be consumers instead of producers. We must remember that although education has a vital part to play it’s only a fraction of the equation. The world isn’t what it was 25 years ago where there was less competition, the economy was booming and getting a foot in the door wasn’t as difficult as it is today. Continue reading

A Very Caribbean Olympics

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In recent Olympic Games more and more Caribbean nations have not only been represented but dominated in the athletics events particularly the sprints. This year Grenada proudly sent 7 athletes whose performances were exceptional. History was made in the 400m final by Kirani James, defending Olympic champion and Bralon Taplin who placed 7th, although he didn’t medal getting there was already a victory in itself. Kirani secured silver behind the impressive Wayde Van Niekerk who smashed Michael Johnson’s 19 year old WR, a truly phenomenal performance. Kurt Felix and Lindon Victor, two of our athletes represented in the decathlon placed 9th and 16th respectively with Kurt placing second in the Javelin throw and Lindon topping the Discus Throw.

The Jamaicans showed up and served as expected with Usain Bolt accomplishing a triple-triple and Elaine Thompson acquiring the title of new sprint queen with the defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking bronze. Other highlights include the dive from Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas to win gold in the 400m final and Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott claiming bronze in the Javelin Throw. Our Caribbean athletes on a whole truly did us proud! I was impressed with ESPN in collaboration with CANOC broadcasting coverage of the games with a Caribbean focus, we deserved it.

When our athletes are about to start a race, the entire nation/region is there with them. the comradery  in times like these is extraordinary; like the gathering at Half Way Tree in Jamaica and in Cuthbert Peters Park in Gouyave, hometown of our Hero. I hope that despite being small nations we continue to produce world class athletes and they receive the support they deserve.

Finding the Balance

Many people go through their adult lives taking care of other people with little focus on their needs. They fail to realize that in order to help and better the people around them, they have to take care of themselves first. They fall into a routine which leaves no time for fun or the necessary “me” time. Don’t get my wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being responsible however, when rare opportunities come along  sometimes you have to seize the moment. Of course it’s so much easier to be spontaneous when you’re single, child less and suffer from the “only child syndrome”. It’s especially difficult for the women who was thrown into adulthood at a very young age; the single mothers who want a better life for their children. Women are the pillars of most families and the bringer of life so we don’t have the luxury of being carefree. In addition we have a very small time frame to accomplish so much.

I myself have been trying to find the balance between work and play as I get settled into adulthood while trying to facilitate adventure. After all I am a nature lover and that crave for adventure is unlike any other. The need to travel has been at its peak lately and I can’t seem to tame the free spirit in me.

To all the hardworking, devoted people don’t forget that moments lost can never be regained. It’s not about doing things that’s over-the-top and beyond your means, but the little indulgences count. Life is the ultimate puzzle and no matter how frustrating it can be we must find ways to cope while continuing  to put the pieces together.

 

Forensic Science: The Dream V Reality

Whenever people hear the word forensics they automatically link it to the TV series “CSI”. I more often than not give them the impression that its….something like that. The discipline I studied is Criminalistics and in my studies I did not have excess to the high tech analytical instruments that you see on TV. Continue reading