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

Love ME First

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Her subconscious soul cries to be heard. Yearning to be made WHOLE!

She desperately wants to experience her worth, really! And so she constantly attempts to convince herself that she is indeed worthy…Confident!

A masquerade ball of emotions is the story of her life. Smiles and intentional words of affirmation dances, disguising occasional disappointments with self. Continue reading

my truth

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my truth is relevant.

my truth is beautiful.

my truth may come with some pain.

but my truth spoken is healing.

my truth is acceptance.

my truth is authentic.

my truth is attacked by lies.

but my truth, still, chooses life.

my truth dances beneath blue skies and white clouds of hope; it soars.

my truth paints with vivid colors of emotion; it brightens my story.

my truth is quiet.

my truth roars…

image source: by Steven Duarte

I’ve Been Soul-Searching Throughout my Twenties

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Here is my latest on From A Wildflower

Throughout my twenties, I have truly undergone a striking amount of soul-searching. I have a little over two years left in my twenties, and I can only hope that as I cross over into another stage of adulthood, that I become a wiser, well-adjusted woman.

I have been in search of “who I am” since my pre-teen years, but especially throughout my twenties. I’ve often felt like I was a step behind the crowd: not fashion forward enough, not smart enough, not career-established enough, not spiritual enough. Time and time again I’ve been prone to setting an imaginary bar used to measure myself to those around me.

This year, I’ve come to the conclusion that all these years, I’ve been putting unnecessary pressure on myself. We as people are unique in so many ways, from the ways we’re raised, to our personalities, to how we maneuver through the inevitable tests and trials on our journeys towards living the God-intended life. Continue reading

#LeadingLadyProject – Week 1: Keep God First

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Hello Ladies – Thank you so much for taking the time to visit & participate in the #LeadingLadyProject. My hope is at the end of these 5 weeks, we will be closer to embodying the character of Leading Lady in our lives.

This week, our focus will be to “Keep God First”

First, let me say that I am not an ordained minister nor do not claim to be an expert when it comes to matters of religion and ones relationship with God. All I can do is speak from my heart and rely on my personal experiences, hoping that I can encourage someone else who can relate to similar matters of the heart.   Continue reading

The B-Side Mastermind: August Goals

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And just like that, another month has flown by. Where did the time go?!?!? smh. Let’s start on a positive note! My Avah Michelle is 8 months old ya’ll. I just don’t know where I would be without her. She’s my motivation & my inspiration 😀

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Now, for #GoalTalk. So I have to admit, July was not as much of a success as I would have hoped in relation to scratching goals off of my list 😦 I think it was a combination of my much needed vacation and playing catch up at work – but I just didn’t get as much done as I would have hoped. Any who – here goes my progress and new goals for August! Continue reading

Introducing: The #LeadingLadyProject

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Welcome to the Leading Lady Project!

What is a leading lady?

A Leading Lady is a woman who is able to fully accept & embody who she is from the inside out, not afraid to share her true self to the audience that is the world. She doesn’t allow the potential critics or judgments of others to distract her. She is confident being [insert your name here] and sharing that self with all who are open to her embrace. Self-assured, she dedicates her whole heart to using her God given gifts and talents to create life.

A leading lady takes charge of her female character; the role of a bold, exceptionally unique woman that she alone was predestined to play. She is the heroine of her life story.

A leading lady Continue reading