To be honest, I don’t know how to explain this. Instead of speaking something into existence, because you can’t hear my voice, I’m typing stuff into existence. These are things that I genuinely hope and genuinely believe will happen in my life. It’s nothing like a bucket list, which consists of doing goat yoga and going sky diving. It’s kind of like a vision board, but there is no visual image to represent what I hope will happen. For example, my vision board has a dog because I hope to adopt a dog in the future. Typing/speaking something into existence is kind of like positive affirmation as well.
Although, it honestly could all be the same thing.
Anyway, these are the things I am typing into existence and am wholeheartedly believing/hoping will happen in my life.
* I’m going to be on a talk show.
I prefer The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Live with Kelly & Ryan, or Jimmy Kimmel Live! If I can’t be on any of those, Good Morning America would do too.
* I will have a magazine feature AND be on a magazine cover.
I would like for these to happen at two different times, of course. I event thought of a potential cover title:
SHE’S COVERED, CONFIDENT, & COOL.
(but a different font)
That doesn’t have to be the title; I just envisioned something along those lines. It doesn’t matter what type of magazine it is (it doesn’t have to be Teen Vogue or Seventeen); as long as I’m not naked or wearing a bikini, I’m good.
* I will meet Yara Shahidi and Tracee Ellis Ross.
I don’t envision a “meet & greet” meet; I want to have an actual conversation with them, even if some of the big words they use go over my head. They are both very beautiful, genuine women, and I look up to them with all my heart.
* I will be a dote girl.
I don’t want to be one for the free clothes and trips and stuff like that. I would feel like I’ve made it, and that’s such a rewarding feeling. I’m already an active user of the app, even though I don’t have the funds to order anything from there (yet).
* I will be a guest on a podcast.
It doesn’t matter which exact podcast. I feel like I’m a pretty good (or at least better than okay) conversationalist, and I just think it would be a ton of fun. It’s another one of those things that would give me the satisfactory feeling of making it.
* I will do something with Create & Cultivate.
They followed me on Instagram for like five seconds, and those were the best five seconds ever; I discovered something I really want to be a part of. If you don’t know much about Create & Cultivate, the “About” section on their website pretty much explains it. It says:
“Create & Cultivate is an online platform and off line conference for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams.”
It also says:
“We gather the next generation of curious creatives, entrepreneurs and bosses to spark conversation around the topics they are passionate about from building your business to raising money, we hit all the topics for modern working women.”
I would love to speak at or attend an event/ a conference. They’ve had several amazing speakers, including Meghan Markle, Issa Rae, and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
* I will create a visual EP.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for an extremely long time, and I honestly just want to do it for the fun of it. I am definitely not the greatest singer, and my not amazing singing voice isn’t what’s stopping me. What’s stopping me is I don’t have a team to help me. However, I do have a name for it: Olew (a combination of the words “Old” and “New”). I also have a track list, and all the lyrics will make an appearance on here over time.
- GOODBYE (coming soon)
- BREAKING (coming soon)
- SHOW SOME LOVE (coming soon)
- GOLDEN BOY
- LEARNING (coming soon)
* I will be verified on all social accounts and only have “milah” as my username.
I honestly just think it would be really cool and would provide that marvelous feeling of making it.
* I will go to New York and a music festival with my best friend.
For the music festival, I prefer Lollapalooza because we could also explore Chicago, but any other music festival would be just as fun. There are certain places I think would be way more fun to go to with my best friend than anyone else. We could definitely travel more places together, but for right now, these are my top two.
* I will have a turquoise marriage/wedding ring.
Ignore my hands, but I bought this ring from Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it to be my wedding ring. Right now, it’s just a two dollar ring that consists of a bead attached to a piece of medal, but I imagined it not being a bead and with little diamonds around it. There is always a vivid image of it in my head, and it screams “Jamilah!” To make sure it is known, I wear this simple, two dollar ring on my marriage finger every day. Of course, this is something out of my control and lies in the hands of my future husband.
* I will go to Greece for my honeymoon.
It would be two weeks. I can’t control my ring, but I will try my absolute hardest to make this happen. I would literally give up wedding planning, which I really, really like, to make sure I get to go to Greece for my honeymoon while also making sure my future husband is on board. I just feel like it would be so romantic and so much fun. I’ve seen many, many pictures of Greece, but I think seeing it in person would be 1000x better than any picture I’ve seen.
Welp, that’s everything I’m typing into existence. I am strongly, wholeheartedly believing and hoping these things will happen, as well as everything on my vision board and bucket list. Now it’s time to be patient and work my butt off.
I’m curious: what do you envision for your life?