Hallgrim’s Church

My trip to Iceland was a dream come true. It was more than a vacation; it was my time and my time only to recharge, relax, and refuel. I booked a solo trip with EF Go Ahead Tours® and the people in my group were phenomenal. I laughed and learned a lot while on tour with them. Our tour guide helped me to see life in a new way, through the eyes of child(with the help of the fairies & trolls~lol).

Thingvellir National Park

When I left in October 2021 for my adventure, I was mentally drained, physically tired, and literally holding on to the hope that God and I would have a wonderful time.

It was my time

As I sat in the airport waiting to board the plane back home, it was difficult for me not to cry because I found the real me during my time away. Over the past several years I struggled mentally and with my self image to the point I didn’t really know who I was. I would spend time writing and encouraging others because I wanted to make sure people knew how much God loved them and how the world is a better place because they are in it. Unfortunately, I didn’t do the same for myself.

I was slowly drifting into a void that would lead to my demise.

~Toi Potts

During my trip I regained a sense of life and meaning. I held back the tears when our tour director said “I noticed a good difference in you”. He went on to explain how I seemed free and a lot less apprehensive. What I believed happened was he saw the inside of me finally being healed. During my escape from the U.S. I began dreaming again, I consciously chose to analyze my current state, and allow God to fill me again with His passion for life. I was alive again.

This trip was everything!!!

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Freedom is a word that I live now.

~ Toi Potts

Free from the opinions of others and thoughts of negativity.

Free from living the life others think I am supposed to live.

Free to do and be the best me God created me to be.

Much love,

Black Mama

For more pictures of my adventure to freedom in Iceland, check out my Instagram page @blackmamachronicles and enjoy.

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