Field trip (n.): A trip made by students or research workers to study something at first hand. – Oxford Dictionary
She Field Trips (n.): the internal and external trips a woman makes toward self-actualization; (v.) what a woman does when she’s a student of life unapologetically on a journey to learn herself for herself – Sandria Washington
Reflection from Bali, Indonesia, March 2017: I remember when I read “Eat, Pray, Love” years ago and being so inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s adventures and her ability to translate her journey for a worldwide audience. But a part of me was also angry.
Where were the adventure stories of Black women? Was the “hero’s quest” a luxury not afforded to us? We could break down, but there’s no time to discover our breakthrough?
2007 was a turning point year for me because after my own breakdown I discovered that self care and self exploration could be life saving. I decided to build a lifestyle around prioritizing these truths.
A decade later, I have so much to celebrate during this 37th year of life because God got me through. Not only did I survive, I thrived.
I had a spiritual reading and the sista told me I needed to take some time to gain clarity around my life and purpose. As I continue to work through the areas that seem cloudy, what I DO KNOW is that I want to inspire Black women to seek what fulfills them and empower them to claim those things.
I want to promote healthy living, healing, learning and self discovery as a lifestyle.
I want to encourage personal story sharing, starting with my own.
I want to be of service to help facilitate women and girls giving themselves permission to live their highest visions through my creativity: books, articles, workshops, courses, public speaking, inspirational products.
I want to share the DOPENESS of:
LIVING life intentionally;
Reading amazing books;
Enjoying live music;
Traveling to unfamiliar places, or;
Discovering the newness in the familiar places; and
SHENANIGANS! (random, but oh-so-necessary adventures)
The way is made clear by clearing the way.
And so it begins.