I was aiming to write and schedule this blog post this past weekend, but instead, I am just getting to it (it is Wednesday). My goal was to publish the blog posts related to mental health on Monday through Wednesday of this week. When Sunday night came, I realized we would not publish them back to back as I hoped, which was okay. I was fine with spreading them out and publishing each one on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
On Tuesday night, I began to worry. I was concerned I would not be able to write and share my story from the heart. Every time I worked on my blog post, I would type then delete every word I would come up with. I could not find my spark and struggled to write from the heart.
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Ever since high school, I knew my purpose was to serve others. I have always been passionate about mental health, and after receiving several years of education and experience in the field, I always thought I understood it too. It was not until I actually had to fight my own battle against depression and anxiety to gain a complete understanding of what it was truly like. I am very private with my personal life, and for a long time, I wanted to keep it that way. However, after praying long and hard about it, I knew my story needed to be shared with others in hopes of impacting lives in a positive manner.
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Over the next few days, you can expect blog posts revolving around mental health. My little sister and I have collaborated to raise awareness around this topic we are passionate about. She is currently a graduate student studying to become a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She will begin her internship this August, and God willing, will graduate in May 2020.
We took the time to meet and define our goal for each blog post. Our final conclusion was to raise awareness, provide helpful resources, and share how we overcame past difficulties.
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Thank God for amazing podcasts. For a person who is always on the go, podcasts have easily become my lifesavers. I daydream about the day I meet these amazing people to thank them for their wisdom, honesty, and time.
On a long commute last week, I came across an interesting episode from the Ed Mylett Show. I was so moved by this episode, I actually felt something inside me spark. My desire to continue growing reached a new level by the end of it.
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First of all, no one knows your special lady like you do but if the woman has not been dropping hints, then this is the right place to start.
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Happy, happy Thursday! How are you today? What’s new in your life? Anything exciting happening this month?!? Or maybe next month? Perhaps you are planning a sweet summer getaway or you are finally having a relaxing weekend at home. Ah, I hear you, sister. Whatever it is, it certainly is nice having something to look forward to each day.
If you follow along on Instagram (or IG), you know I am quite excited for this month! My sister’s baby shower is coming up, Mother’s Day is around the corner, the weekend after is my sweet husband’s birthday, and on the last weekend of May, we are traveling to NYC to hang out with my best friend!
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Last December, my best friend, Meagy, encouraged me to read Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. On the day she sent the link to the audiobook version, I began listening to it immediately.
I was hooked after the first five minutes.
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Happy, happy April! I would like to begin this blog post by welcoming the new faces around here. In case we have yet to meet (or have a conversation), please do not hold back from saying hello. I love connecting with people and shyness does not hold me back these days.
Since it is the beginning of a new month, I’d like to share a little bit more about me (also click here for more). At the beginning of this year, I shared 13 random facts on Instagram (IG) but since I was on a limited word count, I decided a blog post would be great to expand on these random tidbits.
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The thought of having my “best beach body yet” by this month is something to laugh at. Seriously, I am giggling just at the thought. Why? Why did I decide to put that kind of pressure on me?!? Who do I think I am for believing I could achieve a nice pack of abs in just 30 days?!?
I am a crazy dreamer – that’s why. I know that one day I will have those insane abs I’ve always wanted, but until then, I will keep showing up to the gym because it is certainly not happening by February 28th.
The only reason I gave up alcohol was to focus on my fitness goal of having abs. Little did I know this little journey would take me through an unexpected route.
Continue reading “45 Days Without Sip, Sip, Hooray!”
This one is for all of my last minute shoppers, and let’s be real, procrastinators! If you are scrambling around and have no idea what to get your bae this Valentine’s Day, I’ve got you covered.
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