Hello, Fearless Folks! Welcome to Fearlessly Living! My name is Samina Martin, aspiring to be Doc. Martin in the very near future. I am currently a third-year Caribbean Medical Student. A young West African Girl from Monrovia, Liberia, currently located in the Chicago area. This blog is what I would like to call my “public Journal” it is completely informal. On this site, my focus is on the intricacies of being a black girl but is also relatable to anyone riding on this roller coaster called life. It is my goal to share my journey with you as I take it. The postings are geared to helping in making the lives of others easier, based on my personal experiences. I believe that I survived many difficult life experiences to help someone else avoid it or make it a bit easier to go through. So I’ve taken one for the team, I bit the bullet so you won’t have to. Use me and my experiences to make your life slightly less stressful. I hope you find many of my blog topics helpful. This is my very first rodeo, so hang tight.
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In the spirit of being fearless, I would like to leave you with this very famous quote by Nelson Mandela and a personal favorite of mine…
“…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Nelson Mandela