“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you.” Jeremiah 1:5 MSG
It was 2 years ago that I started writing my first book. My WHY is because I want to leave a legacy and my written words will live beyond me. It’s no secret that our words can give life. They can build up or tear down. Words have the power to heal and influence us toward change. But earlier this year, I stopped writing my book because I thought “Nobody cares what you have to say. So no one will read it. Besides, you don’t have the resources to even publish it.“
I have a confession to make. I have been cocooning since June to grow and transform into a better version of myself.
One of the things I learned late in life is that a life lived without vision leads to a life without direction, passion, purpose or significance.
🙋🏽♀️I decided to stop trying to control my destiny through my actions. My choices. My decisions. My planning.
I am SO GRATEFUL to have been able to enjoy another year of life and celebrate my birthday!! Although this past year included some BIG disappointments, I’ve learned more about myself (my strengths and weaknesses) and I’ve grown SO much through leadership pain and pressure. I am convinced the things that occurred in my life this past year did not happen to me–they happened for me. For my growth AND my good!!
The Pursuit of Happiness
After almost 43 years, I have finally cracked the code for living an abundant life—a life FULL of happiness/joy, health, success, and prosperity. But it may not be what you may think.
He’s always there. Lurking in the shadows. Glaring. Staring. Blaming and blaring.
So I asked:
THE BIG VOICE IN MY HEAD
I’d like to tell you a story. This story is about a little girl who had a big dream of becoming a writer. She wanted her words to inspire, encourage and give hope to the heart of every reader who came across her written words. But there was this one BIG problem, the gremlin. You see the gremlin was the loud, mean, nasty and demeaning voice she always heard inside of her head. It would always say things to her such as: