It’s been stirring inside of me for a while to write a new blog post but for some reason I couldn’t think of a topic, until now.
|f c g| is what I will be talking about
Today I turn 26.
As I reflect on this past year I realized a lot about myself. I have discovered that I can be strong, and fearless at times. But as an adult I feel like it gets harder and harder to live with child like wonder. So this year I want to figure out how to live with LESS fear.
I am uncovering my weaknesses so I can grow and my faith is becoming unbreakable so I can help guide others.
Today there are a few topics that have been on my heart lately.
|f stands friendship |
Recently I just went through losing a friendship, by choice. And let me tell you, it was a hard decision to make. If you know anything about me, you know I am a “fixer” , “people pleaser”, I will take more than I can handle just to make sure I can help you. (Which I love about myself , but this can also be my biggest weakness)
I never EVER had the strength to stand up for what was on my heart because I was ALWAYS afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. I also never had the courage to tell a friend “hey what you said wasn’t kind or I don’t appreciate this....” But as I’m growing up, I’m beginning to have the strength to have these tough and uncomfortable conversations. For once I’m actually proud of myself.
I have gotten to the point in my life where I need and want to surround myself with people who are kind. People who build each other UP not down, positive people who see the good in bad situations and enjoy life!
I’m beginning to find my tribe and it feels so good!
| c stands for confidence |
As I was praying this morning, it is very clear to me that this is an area in my life where I know I need a LOT of work. I know everyone has struggled with this at some point.
The thing is, I know God made me perfect in His eyes, so why it’s so hard for me to see what He sees. He loves me for me and all my flaws.
I constantly feel the enemy attack with comparisons he puts in my head, he tells me your not thin enough, you will never be “sexy enough” , your business will never grow, YOU will never grow..... but I’ve had enough!
OUT, OUT I SAY!!!!! 👉🏼
This next year, I don’t want to feed into the enemy’s lies any longer! I want to learn to love myself for me & the body God gave me. I am a daughter of the king , so that makes me a princess right 😉
| g stands for grateful |
I don’t think we stop and think about this topic as often as we should. So I want to make it a daily point to list my gratitude.
I am beyond words grateful that I have a God who loves me regardless of my imperfections.
I have an INCREDIBLE husband who I get to do life with. He loves me beyond measure and I know he’s always on my team. Babe you are my rock and I love you to the moon and back.
I am SO grateful for my beautiful bestfriend, Jessica. It’s rare that you will find one good friend in your life and I know I lucked out with this gem. She tells it how it is, she understands me without having to explain anything, she loves hard and has such a kind heart. These are the type of people I want to surround myself with.
I have a wonderful family with LOTS of nieces and nephews, whom I love as my own. And the sisterly bond I have with my 3 beautiful sisters is something I will never take for granted. They helped shape me into who I am today, along with my amazing parents.
And of course I’m so grateful for my puppies!
All though Winston and Sadie and can be well... a little much, they have my whole heart.
They are prepping us for children they say 🤣
I challenge you to stop for a moment and write down 20 things your grateful for.
2. My husband Christopher
3. Our dogs
4. My family
5. My bestie pants, Jessica
7. Being self employed
8. A bed
9. A roof over our heads
12. The moon and stars
13. Food and Water
15. Hair ties
17. My car
18. Air conditioning when it’s hot
19. My favorite sweater
20. ALL OF YOU!!
I am excited to grow this year!
I want to focus on investing in my friendships, building my confidence and daily gratitude!
Thank you for doing life with me!