My Summer of Self-Discovery

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I am so grateful for growth and maturity. I am grateful for the light that flickers within my soul, reminding me that I have purpose.

Throughout my life, I’ve had this ongoing fear of judgment, ridicule and even success. Yes, there have been times where I’ve feared my own potential. I constantly question my abilities and compare them to others, which ultimately prevents me from fully taking advantage of the life that circulates through my veins. Have any of you ever felt this way? Felt fear of letting go and surrendering your heart to the possibilities that live in the unknown?

Over the past few months, I’ve existed in this ongoing stupor. Deep down, I felt stuck. Merely existing in this grand world and not truly living. I was idly present in this perpetual cycle of fear and doubt and wanting to be a more courageous person, but oblivious to the steps I needed to take in order to move towards purposeMY purpose!

Until recently, I’ve never really been able to grasp and process it all. My desires, my shame, my anger, my fears, my subconscious habits, they all just existed in this Continue reading

Seeing Beauty Amid Chaos

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God can use both stillness and chaos to shape his purpose for your life. He does not exist within the chaos, but he can use it for your good.

I can attest to the fact that sometimes life can throw you some unexpected curveballs. But one thing I’ve learned, and I’m still learning is that God is never through. Through every valley, every mountain top, thunderstorms and sunny skies, God is always working on your behalf.

When you’re in the midst of your storm

And calamity encircles the makings of your existence

Joy and peace may appear light years away

Frustration and fear attempting to smolder

What optimism was left within your soul

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Indecisiveness Be Gone – I’m Ready to Make Moves

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So, I’m reading this article with the hopes of gaining some tips and nuggets to help me on my personal journey to success right. Now, before I can even dive deep in search of some quality pearls of wisdom, before I can even get my fleshly pedicured toes wet, words like “make decisions quickly” and “be decisive and take action” knock me flat on my face (Excuse me whilst I continue to pick my mouth up off the ground).

Now if you know me closely, you would know that I am a very indecisive person. What some of you may not know is that I also tend to procrastinate from time to time. (I know, I know – Shocking right!) I’ll be the first to admit that it’s very difficult for me to come to a conclusive decision. Even when I make a choice, I’m all like Continue reading

My New Season: The One After Spring Showers But Before Summer Sunlight

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Rays of natural light caress the skin of her cheeks

As joy dances on the waves of a crisp ocean breeze

Hope now sits comfortably on the horizon

Bright almond eyes embracing new life

 

The salty air strokes her lungs

As memories of lemonade & yellow-orange leaves

Retell a story of fire & passion

She is his beloved wife

 

No more will biting of tongues

Maintain a sense of peace

She is no longer shackled to her past

Deep dimples make their way home

 

Thunderstorms, for the moment cease

Her heart comes first, no longer last

 

My heart comes first! Finally! I have come to a place where I am compelled to put me first. I am duty-bound, obliged to pick up the pieces of me that have been scattered by trials and joys, disappointments and accomplishments the same.

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