Lately and June Goal Setting

You know when reality just smacks you in the face out of nowhere? Yeah, that happened to me on Monday.

Let me start by saying this year so far has been quite the whirlwind! So much to be grateful for, so many things that have brought me back down to reality. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs and it’s only May. All in all I have to say I’m blessed and I know it. I’m thankful beyond belief. I have a loving husband, wonderful family, great friends, and thriving businesses. What more could a girl ask for?

But Monday came, and I feel like I got punched in the gut with negativity. The cause was one of the things that has held me back my whole life – ME. My need for constant progress, my need to be the solution, and my habit not taking care of myself.

You see, on Monday I realized that I had all these wonderful people and all these wonderful things. I have a relationship with God that has far surpassed anything that I ever thought I could have. But I still felt like there was something missing and I figured it out. It was self acceptance. Not only self acceptance but self love. The same love I have for God, my family, and my friends is the love that I wished I would show myself. I want to be able to show myself grace.

But I don’t.

Over time, I’ve just grown to resent myself and found myself unworthy. And that there lies the problem. It has always been the problem. I have been the problem.

On Tuesday, I caught something on Twitter or Instagram, can’t remember where or who exactly TBH. But it was the answer I needed to take 1 step toward self acceptance.

Keep your head down and do the work.

We’re living in a time where we have so many options and so much information at our finger tips. Lots of us feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. But I firmly believe that if I wasn’t being fed so much information I wouldn’t be as distracted. I’d be able to focus more on the things that help me improve, be better, be more intentional – the things that matter.

Starting in the month of June I’m going to take it 1 day at a time. My goal is to start creating habits that contribute to a better me – spiritually, mentally, and physically. I want to just focus, keep my head down, mind my own business, and put in the work. I want to be able to love myself and show myself some grace. I want to feel worthy of God’s love, the love of my friends and family, and my own love. God already says I’m worthy, why don’t I treat myself like I am?

So cheers to June! I’m excited to slowly chip away at the things that are eating me up inside.


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For the Women Who Do it All – Happy Mother’s Day

This year, I have really felt my mom’s presence in my life. I can feel her watching over me and picture her smile. I’ve had lots and lots of dreams about her, almost like she’s checking to see what’s going on with all of us lately. One thing I do know is that she wants us to thrive, be successful, and be happy. I remember the days when I would be sad as a little girl and I would run to her crying, she would rub my back and tell me not to cry anymore. Just that simple gesture would get me to stop crying. And this year, that’s what I feel she is telling me this Mother’s Day. Don’t cry, love others. So for once, I’ll listen to my mom. 😜

Growing up I had a lot of women in my life that are like moms to me. They would babysit me, take me out, pick me up from school, cook for me, comfort me when I’m sad, give me advice, the whole 9. And this year, I want to make sure you’re acknowledged and loved. To my aunts, grandmas, and family friends – thank you for being there for me. You took me in, treated me like your own, cared for me, and loved me. You helped shape me to the woman I am today. I hope you all know that I am grateful, that I love you, and I am blessed to have you in my life. Most of you have children of your own and you made time and space for me in your family, thank you for that.

I hope that one day I could be just like my mom and all the amazing women in my life. They do it all, they don’t complain, and they do it out of love. I strive every day to be a better woman, wife, and friend. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. You deserved to be appreciated, respected, and loved today and every day for all that you do!


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Happy Easter 2017

I can’t believe it’s that time again, Easter! As a Christian, it’s one of the most important days of the year for me. 

Our church usually hosts a Passion Play every year. And although we didn’t have one this year during the weeks leading up to Easter I have been running the events of what happened over 2000 years ago in my mind. 

Last year I wrote this post about dying for someone you don’t even know. I can’t imagine it. I can’t imagine how many people thought Jesus was crazy. But when you think about it literally instead of like a folk tale it starts to get real. You know those people that stand up for what they believe in and get killed? That’s what Jesus did. And not only did he do it because He believed, He did it for us – for people he would never meet. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that concept because many of us wouldn’t do that. 

But enough of that, today we celebrate the fact that Jesus sacrificed His life for us but the tomb couldn’t contain Him! He rose from the dead! That’s even more crazy! It’s a miracle that changed the history of the world!

So Happy Easter to everyone! Remember the reason why we celebrate each year, the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


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