2013 was an interesting year for me. A number of things happened, which I won’t share too much of in this post, because over the course of the next few posts, I’ll be sharing some things in detail. Over all, however, if I could give 2013 a theme, it would be: preparation.
In 2013 I turned 25. While I’m not necessarily sure that your life randomly changes at milestone moments like birthdays, I noticed that over the course of the year, I had developed a level of maturity that I didn’t have previously. I can now comfortably hold a mirror up to myself and fairly take a look at the things that I need to fix, but also, just as important, I can see the things that are really great about me. I’m grateful for that. Everything that happened to me last year was preparing me for the things that are coming my way in the near future. Continue reading sorry, your goals aren’t enough.
Sometimes I sit back and think about all of the blessings I missed out on because I was either focused on what someone else was doing, or too scared to go after them myself. It’s probably not the most productive use of time, but… it happens and I’m sure I’m not the only one who does so.
It’s slightly ironic. Sometimes, we lose sight of what we have by looking at that which we don’t, when in actuality what we have is just what we need to gain what we’re seeking. It’s easy to get distracted by what other people are doing, especially in our all-digital-all-the-time lifestyle. We can scroll through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to take a glance at small squares of people’s lives, the squares that they allowed us to see. Of course, what we don’t remember, is exactly that… those are only glimpses of the entire story, and though a picture can be worth a thousand words, those thousand words may not be enough to tell it all. Continue reading Staying In My Lane
Confession: I have been struggling. The struggle is real in my life, and I can say that now. At one point in time, I probably wouldn’t have been able to admit that, but with experience comes growth.
If we’re all honest, none of us are perfect. There are things that each of us know that we can improve on, but for whatever reason… the change is hard to bring to fruition. We work around change. We try to find quick fixes and easy routes to avoid taking a hard look at ourselves and putting our best foot forward to make them happen. No one really wants to work hard at something if there’s an easier way, and if you say you do… congrats on being superhuman. Continue reading The Benefits of Silence
I turned 22 last week…and I’m so grateful!
There have been so many things that have happened that helped shape me into the young woman that I am today. Here is a list of 21 things that I learned before turning 22. Some funny, some not so funny. ENJOY. And maybe you have a couple of things to add to the list? Drop them in the comment section!
- Always seek advice from God before anyone else… aka PRAY
- Although you may not always see eye to eye, your parents are some of your greatest allies, and biggest fans. Treat them as such.
- 9/10, your little brother will grow up to be your big little brother, and repay you for all of those times that you punked him. Tread lightly.
- Sometimes things just don’t work out and it’s no one’s fault.
- …and just because it doesn’t happen when you want it to, doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen.
Continue reading 21 Things I Learned Before Turning 22