In between and after hair washes or salon appointments I usually just put my hair up in a high pony or pineapple as the natural world calls it. I actually receive way more compliments on this look than on any braided looks or etc. Hmmmmm, maybe I should just wear it like this all the time?
This is a new year and it’s time for you to walk down a new path. Keep dreaming, keep believing and keep moving forward.
“How do I get promoted?” We think it all the time. A lot of people say that you need to be a jerk in order to get promoted. If we take a look at average supervisors and managers, we will notice that indeed, they share several standout traits. They are often stubborn, distant, aggressive, and
Source: Balance The Good and The Bad To Get That Promotion
Just as in nature seasons in our lives change. As seasons change sometimes we find ourselves at a point where the body and mind just need to rest and recuperate from all that we put ourselves through (good and bad). I have learned that it is absolutely ok and important to give your mind and body the time it needs to slow down, reflect, heal and then progress forward. Just because we may not be blooming in a particular moment in time or season, doesn’t mean we are dead inside.
It just means we are getting water and nutrients right where we need it the most, at our roots (metaphorically speaking), aka our spirit. I have a plant that I purchased 2 years ago. The plant lived for about 5-6 months before the leaves fell off and it died. Or so I thought, because more than a year later starting about 2 months ago, I looked in the pot which I continued to keep outside and I saw that some leaves were sprouting. I was shocked! Now the leaves continue to sprout and grow taller. My plant is slowly but surely coming back to life. My point is maybe it was never dead, maybe the plant was just resting until its time to bloom once again.
James 1:6 “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind”. NIV
Don’t allow yourself to get blown and tossed by the winds of life. Oh my sometimes those winds in life will come and blow down on us real hard! Some days it feels like I am walking right into the middle of a hurricane or that life has become a tornado viciously determined to consume me! Yet, it is during these times that I must remind myself to believe God will never leave nor forsaken me! Also, it is during these times that I can’t allow myself to give up on my dreams or hopes. How can you say you really have hope for something if you have even the tiniest bit of doubt in your heart? You can’t! You can’t doubt the God-given dreams that live inside of you. They are yours to hold onto and pursue fervently. Pursuing life and pressing on in life takes a fire that you can’t afford to let die. I had a mind awakening experience this week in which I was in the hospital because not only was I sick with fever in my body, but my heart rate was higher than normal. The doctors were monitoring my pulse for hours before my heart rate stabilized back to normal. It was during those hours that I thought to myself what if I had not made it to the hospital in time and just sat around my apartment with my heart racing? I began to think to myself that if I continue down a path of worry I will eventually exhaust myself and cause my body to react in a very negative way. I don’t want to have a heart attack at a young age, but I realized while laying in that hospital bed that if I continue down this road o constant worry that is exactly what may happen. Then I began to ask myself, well if I am really giving it all to God then how did I just end up here? I came to the conclusion that in my prayers, I haven’t fully let go of my worries. Instead of relinquishing my worries to Christ, I am holding onto them like precious jewels. Yet those so called jewels are weighing me down. So I must let go in order to freely live or just live in general.
~ Lady of Legacy
As promised, here are some photos that depict my life so far after college.
Me at the Volunteer and Service celebration at City Hall. April 12 -18, 2015 was National Volunteer Week.
A letter one student wrote in class regarding behavior towards teachers and an article he read.
8th grade Spring College Tour to UCF, April 2015.