What is F7LN?
F7LN is the realization of an idea that was birth in 2011 from the culmination of various years of life experiences. Though I’m still and will continually be transforming, evolving, and growing, my life reached a point where my spirituality, purpose and life’s journey all came to a halt. It was a point for me to step out, observe and question my life, my accomplishments, what I thought I was here for and look at everything with new eyes. I’ve always had many different talents and gifts, as well as desires and things I wanted to achieve. Though I’ve known myself to have a true longing and understanding of my purpose to inspire and touch people, I began to dig deeper in seeking to know not just my gifts but how they were meant to fulfill the reason I’m here on this earth. The simplest thing kept coming to my mind, heart and spirit…LOVE. I began to focus more on how God could use me, how I can use my gifts, my talents, my abilities to share, express, and bless others with LOVE. Through my continual growth in love of God, people, and things I enjoy, I found that I can inspire, move, uplift, and speak to all those that my life may touch. So, I decided to launch F7LN, that it may be used as a medium that I can share my life’s experiences, knowledge, gifts, abilities, insights, thoughts, and more that they may be a blessing to you.
With that said, F7LN has a double meaning:
First it stands for 7 Loves: Nstruments of Nspiration: art & creativity (visual, music, performance, dance, taste), the body temple (fitness, health & wellness), the mind (knowledge, philosophy, wisdom & understanding), spiritual gifts (discernment, prayer, praise, ministry), talents/abilities, daily experiences, and life’s journey.
Secondly, F7LN represents me, Fredi NyAshia, the 7 is my favorite number but also symbolic in so many spiritual aspects (you will often see 7 represented in features on the site), and ‘L’ for LOVE.
You will find a variety of things on this site including:
– art – music – books – reviews – foods – fitness – recipes – challenges
– events – news – discussions – personal stories – experiences
– features – businesses – partners
Who is Fredi NyAshia?
Born Fredricka Holloway, most people refer to my nickname ‘Fredi’. The name ‘NyAshia’ was given to me by a friend and mentor who taught me a lot about social and cultural consciousness, especially in being an African American women embracing my history and truly knowing myself and my purpose. ‘NyAshia’ means ‘African queen of purpose’.
We as humans often think of who we are in reference our cultural definitions, relation to others, our positions or titles, things we do. I am a child of God, growing and seeking to follow the path to fulfill the reason I was placed on this earth. This brief poem sums up who I truly am:
All that I am, all that I do
My dreams, my visions
Every blessing from you.
I delight in you and you place desires in my heart.
For that which you created me, I do not part.
If I know nothing else,
but simply this,
I was born and live for one purpose..
..for I am love.