The title of this is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. I have issues with saying no. Whether it’s saying no to that 6th day of work each week, saying no to taking on added responsibilities, saying no to spending every free day going to visit people, or even saying no to… Continue reading It’s Ok to Say No.
12 years have passed since the day we said goodbye to you. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I remember all of the good memories I had with you. I remember trips to Florida with your road rage and the toilet in the back of the van because you didn’t want to… Continue reading Remembering You ❤
The new year always brings new changes for everyone. For me, it’s bringing new everything it seems like. Life has been a whirlwind, especially in the past few weeks. As a summary of the past few weeks: I got a promotion to assistant manager at Maurice’s (which is a blessing and an honor) Jared received… Continue reading Step 7: Don’t stay in the valley..
This one isn’t an easy one to write. I could go on all day about how I wish my life was how I see someone else’s life going. But what good does that do me? None whatsoever. I don’t like this stage of life, this stage of waiting and hoping, getting knocked down again, and… Continue reading Step 6: Don’t Compare Your Story to Everyone Else’s
New beginnings are scary. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving, changing your degree, a new relationship, etc. The first step towards a new beginning is always a stretch. Kind of like a baby learning to walk, at first you’ll stumble. You’ll question yourself and your abilities, but after some time you’ll start to pull… Continue reading Step 5: Allow yourself to have “New Beginnings”, and don’t question them!
There’s one thing I’ve always struggled with in my relationship with God, and that’s the idea of prayer. I wasn’t ever the one who wanted to pray before a meal at home with my family, and I never really had the guts to go up to the altar and pray for myself, let alone for… Continue reading Step 4: Pray Continuously in the “hallways”
I don’t like waiting. In fact, I really hate it. Waiting requires patience, and patience is something that I struggle with incessantly because of my busy life. Maybe that’s a lesson that God is trying to teach me. It’s quite possible that he’s asking me to wait in order to help me trust his ways.… Continue reading Step 3: Wait, and trust that He has a plan!
Some days are easier than others. Some days I could just sit and think about what I want from life all day long, and others I want to just act like everything is fine, and push the thoughts and feelings aside. Step 2 for me may be even harder than the first step. I have… Continue reading Step 2: Remind Yourself that it’s OK…
(I have an intro blog post if anyone is interested in reading it before this current one. I’ll warn you, it’s a little long, and it’s pretty personal) Step 1 of overcoming these circumstances in my life that hold me back from true happiness and fulfillment for me is to be still. Anyone that knows… Continue reading The First Step: Be Still
– “Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he’s trying to change your heart.” I feel like this is the motto of my entire life. Now, don’t get me wrong, my life has not been as hard as many people have it. There are people that struggle so much more than I have, but my… Continue reading My Journey to Today