Have you ever driven a car with a full tank of gas and the next minute you look down at the dashboard, you see that you're on E? That's what happened to me. One minute I was full of life, thriving and prospering on the road to destiny and the next minute I was empty. It wasn't a depressed or sad type of empty, but rather one where it felt like a piece of myself went away. I felt like my soul had abandoned me--I was going through the motions of life and operating separately from my true identity. I remember one day in particular I asked myself, "How is it possible that I had more peace when I was broke, unemployed, living with my parents, constantly receiving rejection after rejection letter? How is it possible for me to be living in my dream city, working for a great company, affording a great lifestyle, having a flourishing love life and yet feel so bare? How was the one who had nothing had everything and the one who had everything had nothing? How was it possible to have it all and still feel empty?"Read More
Can I start this post by being flat out honest with you? There have been days where I thought I was ugly. I picked my face apart because I disliked some of my facial features—my nose looked weird sometimes and my bottom lip is slightly bigger than the top. One eye seems more open than the other when I take pictures. My ears look like elves. I was so nitpicky. I’ve even compared myself to other women, more so to admire them and belittle myself. “Her abs are perfect... Her butt looks better than mine… Her nose is perfectly contoured. Her hair texture looks prettier than mine… Her skin is so smooth and flawless…”Read More
Yes ladies I said it: SHUT UP ASKING FOR YOUR HUSBAND! I used to be one of those pathetic women praying dearly every night for God to send me my husband. "Oh God, when are you going to send him?!" I used to spend so many nights fantasizing about my happily ever after. I've spent nights crying in frustration because I got tired of dating those who I already knew weren't "the one" deep down. But then one day, I got tired of complaining. I got tired of waiting. I got tired of having the same old sorry, repetitive prayer to God! I decided to SHUT THE HECK UP AND ENJOY MY LIFE!
There's more to life than marrying a man! Shocking right?! Yes! I know society places big emphasis on a woman's relationship status. If a woman is not married by 30, she's automatically "weird". Something must be wrong with her! After all, a man's opinion of you and decision to offer you a commitment determines your self-worth. THAT'S A LIE! (For those who can't sense my sarcasm).Read More
I am officially 22 years old. Wow.. *Checks for any gray hairs* LOL. As I sit back and reflect on my life, I can honestly say there has been so much growth and maturity I've seen within myself. I still have a long way to go, but I am confident that as long as I keep God first in my life, he will lead, wreck, protect, guide, and heal me from all things. So what makes this birthday different from others? Well, I declare "Chapter XXII" is the beginning of me living a life full of PURPOSE. That means: I know WHO God says I am, WHAT God has CALLED me to do, and I am stepping out on FAITH because I refuse to let FEAR hold me back from my DESTINY!!!Read More