Social Media Handle/Username: @triple3lani
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Lani, I’m 21 years old, and currently living in North Carolina. Whenever I’m not working or attending online courses, I spend most of my free time baking or cooking, working out, and listening to music. I’ve been in a 90’s/early 00’s Hip-Hop/R&B phase, mixed in with a lot of Bryson Tiller for about a solid 3 months now.
What Inspires You Every day? : My desire to be the best version of myself. That’s what really keeps me going… you know? The fact that I wake up every morning no matter what’s going on in my life, in the world, or whatever the case may be, and I hit the ground running as soon as I get out of my bed to be and do great. I am my biggest inspiration.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?:“Whatever you set out to do, carry yourself with confidence because what you think, you become.”
This has been a life changer for me this past year or so. I felt as though I’ve been in a rut for years, stuck in the same place, at the same pace. But I applied this to my life and now I’m more confident than ever before. I created this image in my head, as if I already was who I wanted to be. I’ve attracted much more money and success into my life by doing so. I created my own side hustle, got a promotion at my job, and overall just have gotten lucky with some extra cash. Manifestation of real.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life? Touch as many lives as possible. No matter how great or small. Something as simple as putting a smile on a person’s face who’s having a bad day, or giving useful advice to someone and it really applying to their situation and making a difference, to some crazy unthinkable positive life changing event that I am blessed to be apart of and help assist in. Whatever the case may be. I just want to be a positive influence. That’s it. If I do nothing else in my life but that, I know I’ve served my purpose.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Oh, man. It has definitely taken a toll on my mental health along the road. I have ups and downs about it. Not being able to get out much when I was used to going out like 2-3 times a week, it’s rough. I feel it’s made me very much more introverted than ever before. I tend to just adjust to my situations these days versus letting it drive me mad. But I feel I’ve also been positively affected because it really allowed me to reevaluate certain aspects in my life, such as who I put my time/energy to, my goals and aspirations, and inner work and character building I needed to do.
What is a message you would like to give others? : You are not what you go through. You are not defined by the lows you experience in your life. It does get better. A bad day, a bad week, month, year, whatever.. does not equate to a bad life. You just have to love and respect yourself enough to make the tough decisions. Drink your water. Eat your veggies. Take care of yourself, meaning your mind, body, and spirit. Stay in your lane. Mind your business. Do unto others and others shall do unto you. And do you, baby!
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I wasn’t always this confident or this positive, believe it or not. I used to be deeply insecure in my teenage years. I was also really depressed during that time all the way up until literally right before Covid destroyed the normality of the world. I was fresh out of a very toxic and abusive relationship and I said “no more”. I was done allowing myself to ever feel that low. I made up in my mind that I would always love myself first, and do everything in my power to BE the woman I wanted to be, instead of just hoping one day I’d be her. Don’t let anyone stop you from being yourself, or make you feel like you are less than the king or queen that you are. That goes for relationships, friendships, family, anyone. But yeah. I’ve been through a lot in my life but I’m better than ever and honestly, I’m actually in the best condition mentally, emotionally, and physically, that I’ve ever been in my life.