It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my blog and to be completely honest, I haven’t had the desire to. I haven’t been able to focus on creating quality content because of all the life changes that has been happening recently. To be honest, it feels as if I’m in the season of my life where God is calling me to walk down a path that I’m not too comfortable going down. The thought of trying something outside of my comfort zone has never sat well with me so I don’t have peace about it at all. However, during one of my self-reflection moments where I attempted to understand why I sometimes fail to take the next step forward, God spoke to me and made me aware of something that I’ve been doing wrong for far too long. Read More
A wise woman once said to me, “nothing comes from nothing”. And as someone who took some of the most thought provoking classes back in school, it took some time for those powerful words to truly land.
If you’ve ever gone to the Lakewood young adult service every Sunday evening, you’ve probably heard the saying “grow where you’re planted” a multiple of times. I’ve actually seen it on a couple of social media posts within the past year. But it has never resonated on me like it has now. In order for something to grow, a seed must have first been planted. But what does that seed look like in your current situation?
What minor investment can you make now that will eventually lead you to something bigger? Do you have to learn to cultivate your talents? Do you have to go back to school and complete a certain degree plan? Do you have to go and make a certain purchase? Whatever it is, it’s time to do it.
Half of the year is almost gone and I would hate for the end of the year to sneak up on us as we’re still trying to decide if we should plant our seed or not. But planting your seed without watering it or nurturing it is just as bad as not planting it at all. After you make the initial investment in yourself, keep going. After you get admittance into that program, do your best to take advantage of every internship, alumni or organization that has the potential to propel you further. After you invest in that camera, go and take some photograph classes or look up some YouTube videos. Learn everything you can about not only the camera, but also about the art of lighting and subject placement. Don’t just take a leap of faith and apply for that job. Make sure you do the research necessary to perform well during the interview. Plan your outfit out the day before and spend some time going through some self affirmations because confidence can be heard, seen and felt.
This June and from here on out, I’m going to make the conscious efforts to plant the right seeds. I’m going to make sure the soil is able to grow my seed and will put in the work needed to nurture it until a harvest comes from it. Will you do the same? How about you? Will you decide to live proactively and play a big part in creating the life you’ve always dreamed of living. Are you willing to drop the seed into the ground and wait to see the fruits of your labor? Key word wait. Because seeds don’t grow over night. You didn’t even grow overnight. Give your “seed” some grace and take care of it until it’s fit to blossom. 😊
Until next time,
Standing out is what life is all about and that is why I love, love, love this top! It has a personality of its own and completely over powers anything that is paired with it. The 3D flowers are actually what makes the top what it is, a statement piece!
You can pair this work of art up with a variety of things. I personally decided to wear it with my mid rise jeans and a white tank top to better accentuate the flowers. I kept the look very subtle with silver slipper heels so that the pop of color can come solely from my red lip. Some people might choose to add more elements or colors to how they’d style this top and that’s ok. All that matters is that you style it your own way!
This entire outfit was purchased at a local houston store called “Just In”. It’s such an effortless look that can be dressed up or dressed down and the top was purchased in a size medium.
Have you ever come face to face with the mystic presence of nature? Well for a brief moment, surrounded by the evident presence of spring, I felt as if I was in a whole different world. Read More
Want to hear a funny story? I’ve actually had this jacket for almost three months now and this is the first time I’m wearing it. I got it at such a discounted price and can honestly say that I purchased it because I loved the aesthetic of it but mostly because it would have been foolish to leave it behind. Now the real funny part is that the even bigger bargain was the necklace! Read More
I will never forget the day I sent my dad a picture of a letter he was looking for only to encounter the insult of life! He replied to me not about the content of the letter, but about how dry my hand looked as I held up the letter. He said and I quote, “mommy, is that your hand?” Read More
This concert was everything! Leave it to Lakewood to know what their community needs. I honestly needed some relief and I’m glad I got it in such a hugely intimate setting. Hurricane Harvey really did a number on Houston but by God’s grace we’re coming back stronger than ever! Read More
You could say that I’ve attended a fair amount of events this year, but it’s usually more business than pleasure. Whether I’m there as a guest or purchase my tickets, the question is always the same. What am I going to get out of attending this function? Read More
Do you see students refrain from applying to medical school because there are “too many” doctors? Or do you see a decline in engineers because the market is “too saturated”? If the answer is no, then why isn’t that the case when someone wants to start a blog or a youtube channel? If you added up all the bloggers and vloggers in the world, would it add up to the amount of nurses there are? Read More
For some odd reason, I seem to have my deepest thoughts in waiting rooms. Whether it’s waiting to see a doctor or employer, my mind seems to run the most whenever I’m forced to sit down and wait. Today I sat and scrolled through Instagram and realized something. Read More