Euphoria ... 8.3%

Biking ... probably the best part of the entire trip.

Not filming my ride across the Golden Gate Bridge ... undoubtedly the worst part.

I cannot believe I did not even attempt to mount the GoPro on my bag until after crossing over the bridge, but the feeling I had cruising in that crispy weather was unlike any other - maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

It's the simple moments like the one below that I will never forget.

ALWAYS make time for what makes you happy and cherish each of those moments every single time. 

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage


Taking a Break! ... 8.2%

[ 10:30pm : now playing : 'Yes, I'm Changing' by Tame Impala ]

We all need a break every now and then - away from everything we are used to - the repetition that follows us daily.

I wanted to travel to a new city for my birthday and I had my mind set on Portland, Maine.  It has always been on the list as long as I can remember.  From hiking to ocean views to the nightlife to an excellent variety of food choices - it seemed like the perfect destination for me.  However, the cost of flights to and from were surprisingly high and after weeks of searching for a deal ... a flight to San Francisco, California popped up for $250 RT ... listen, round-trip!  The first vision board I ever created had San Francisco as an end goal I would eventually call my new home.  I guess you could say things worked out exactly how they were supposed to.

So, I immediately booked my flight and Airbnb.

This trip could not have come at a better time.  I needed to clear my head, regroup, and figure out a plan of action upon my return to Atlanta, Georgia - not just for the blog, but for my life in general.

Changes need to be made.
Some changes are already happening. 

Do whatever is necessary to remove stress and worry from your heart and mind because life is indeed too short.

Regardless of what you may have going on in your life - be kind to your heart, body, and mind.

You owe it to yourself.

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage


Project Inspire XV ... #MarcusWhite

GA State Alum | Accountant | Motivational Speaker | Entrepreneur 

I introduce - Marcus White
(from San Jose, CA to Atlanta, GA)

I was fortunate enough to meet the exceptionally intelligent, highly-motivated, and ambitious 23-year old at a mutual friend's birthday party not too long ago.  We chatted for a bit and I extended the invitation to be a part of my Project Inspire series.

The motivational speaking journey for Marcus started when he attended a meet-up event called Passionate About Being Your Best Self ... the host of the event asked if anyone else would like to stand up and say a few words - with no hesitation, Marcus took the stage and simply spoke from the heart.  From there, he started to frequent the events - speaking from personal experience and life lessons he has learned thus far.  He has also recently quit his corporate accounting job to start his own accounting/bookkeeping business ... he truly has 100% faith in himself and his abilities.

Check out the interview below:

You can find Marcus at the Buckhead Library the last Saturday of every month at 3:00pm and also at Strongbox West the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-7:30PM.

Thank you for being a part of the series, Marcus - I look forward to hearing more of your inspiring words and witnessing your well-deserved success.



" From Feb 25 through April 30th, 2017, the Coachella Valley and its desert landscape will become the famous canvas for a curated exhibition of the site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects will amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming, and golf.  The art works, in various indoor and outdoor locations, will be available free and will offer visitors a way to see the valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists' creativity and work " ... (Desert X, About Us)

... so many beautiful-crisp shots ... | @_desertx (IG)

Such a dope and remarkable collection of works by various artists from across the world.

Great project - so enjoy and be inspired!


Music of the Week ... #Glowbug

Introducing ...

Daniel Anderson as ... 
Los Angeles, CA

Check out his latest release, called Fantasma Del Tropico - it has an ambient/chill-wave, electronic, and experimental type of sound.  Let me know your favorites after listening and feel free to drop any recommendations in the comment section below.