What Will Your Legacy Be?

When that day comes, when you shall have left this world, what will you have left behind?

Will you have lived your best life? Will you have touched someone’s life? Will you have made a difference? Will you have legacy that will live on?

Beyonce’s I was Here is by far my favourite song and it is a constant reminder to me to live, to love, to do and to be. I’ve spent many years being paralyzed by a fear of the unknown and taking few risks but with each day I now try to make me a little better, a little braver and a little wiser so I can make a difference in the lives of everyone I come in contact with.

If for any reason God should decide that he is ready for me soon I want to be able to smile in my final moments and say “I Was Here!”

Check out the lyrics and video below of my favourite performance of this song by Beyonce (United Nations World Humanitarian Day August 19, 2012).

When I need a pick me up at work or even at home I watch this performance to remind myself that I am here for a greater purpose. there is more to life than my current limitations and one day I will look back on this very situation and smile knowing that I Was Here

I Was Here…

Artist: Beyonce
I wanna leave my footprint on the sands of time.
Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind.
 
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets, 
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget
I was here…

I lived, I loved

I was here…

I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be.

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here


I wanna say I lived each day until I die  
And know that I meant something in somebody’s life
The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave

That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here…

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here 
I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here


I just want them to know 
That I gave my all, did my best

Brought someone to happiness

Left this world a little better just because

I was here
I was here 
I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here.
I lived (I lived), I loved
I was hereI did, I did (I’ve done), 
I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here

I did, I’ve done
I was here…

Keep in touch and I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

– Shermaine Grant

Think it into being…

My coworker saw me in the hallway earlier and told me that I look happy.

It took me a moment to process what she said as those are not words I have heard for a very long time now. I’ve gotten very accostumed to hearing that I look stressed or tired but not happy.

Well… Thank you Tashna, you just made my week! 🙂

I have spent much of this week focusing on my blessings after making a concerted effort to stop complaining and it seems it it working out for me after-all…

Cogito ergo sum… I think therefore I am.

– Shermaine

Adulting makes it so hard to dream…

Do you remember the life your 10 year old self dreamt you would have by the time you were 25?

All the places you wanted to go… all the people you wanted to meet… all the adventures you were sure you would undertake?

How is that life going for you now?

Well if you are like me, your 10 year old self would likely be a little disappointed with where you currently are. To be perfectly honest even your 26 year old self may not be so pleased right now…

It’s disheartening and sometimes even a little depressing as the reality continues to hit that you are an adult and some dreams are just that… dreams! With all the responsibilities and demands faced daily you tend to forget  what a beauty life can be and instead dwell in a place of regret, second guessing and self pity.

This place would be where I resided for the past few weeks. As the challenges of my job and my responsibilities at home became increasingly overbearing I spent my days being miserable. Angry at the world and wondering why me.

I started to watch everyone else around me who all suddenly seemed to have life under control; travelling, frolicking and having fun. Meanwhile I’m struggling to pay bills and stay afloat until the next pay check.

I have realized that there is a problem here.. but that problem is not with the world. That problem is with my view of the world. I have forgotten how to dream, how to believe and the true power of faith.

So today I accept that I have a problem… I have stopped dreaming and this is simply unacceptable.

What shall I do to fix this?

Stay tuned and find out…

– Shermaine Grant

The Bucket List – August 2, 2016

I often get so caught up in survival that I forget to live, to dream, to have faith…

As a part of my personal growth and transformation I’ve decided to start a personal to do list, a bucket list of sorts, to remind myself of some of the experiences that I want.

So here goes my first attempt at publishing a bucket list.

August 2, 2016

  1. Learn to drive
  2. Learn to swim
  3. Road trip to Portland
  4. Black River Safari
  5. Jamaica Zoo
  6. Climb Blue Mountain
  7. Skydiving
  8. Read 300 books
  9. Visit at least 20 countries before I’m 45
  10. TBC

Now let’s see how soon I can achieve these and what else will be added to the list as time goes by.

Stay tuned for monthly updates…

-Shermaine Grant