We spend too much time complaining and not enough time being thankful!
Can’t you see that not everything you think you want is meant for you?
Wouldn’t you rather have something that is completely yours? That fits perfectly just for you?
We must learn to understand that life and God do not punish us. They guide us. They teach us.
We have to lower the ego and realize not everything we want or think we want is good for us nor right for us.
I’m thankful for things that didn’t go how I planned them. It teaches me to be humble and to be thankful for everything I do have and everything that is meant for me right now and in my future. It’s all a part of the plan. & nothing beats God’s plan 🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
"And I'm nice nice nice nice nice nice nice" Your girl did it again, all glory to God for keeping me in my right mind & seeing me through. I got Cum Laude for my Bachelors, looks like I may get Magna Cum Laude for my Masters-ending with a 3.8GPA. Y'all just don't know how tough it's been, the time invested, the sacrifices of free time, the mental stress & self determination it took to get this done. I unwillingly had to drop out of college back in 2005 (life happened), i went back home to Austin feeling defeated. I watched my life pass me by, working 40hrs a week in a cubicle, unfulfilled, & dealt with bad relationship after bad relationship in my personal life. I always wondered what if & remembered the promise I made to myself- to return to the same college, but finish this time. But how was I going to make that happen living check to check & already in debt from school loans... i realized to get what i never got, I had to jump out there & do something I've never done. I was laid off in 2012 (God's way of closing the door to initiate my leap) & my scary girly girl @$$ joined the military. After putting in a couple yrs, I re-enrolled in the fall of 2014 with my foot on the gas. 4yrs later, I now have 2degrees & the future still ahead of me. Sharing all this to say, I DID IT & you can TOO. Whatever your goal is, whatever dream you put up on the shelf, whatever doubts you have, cancel them sh!ts. Every second is another opportunity to turn it all around, it's never too late.This is your 1 & only life, I don't know about you, but I'd rather look back & recount all the things that I did vs all the things I could've done, but didn't. Go for it, leap & the net WILL appear!
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So I close my eyes to old ends, and open my heart to new beginnings. .
Today was my last day of working for American Red Cross and let me tell you it was sure bittersweet! I’m so blessed to have met everyone I’ve met and to have worked with such an awesome team! The laughs and the adventures in the last two years will not be forgotten! .
In my late 20s, I started realizing all the pain I was carrying around like a dead body attached to me at all times. This pain consisted of child hood hurts, loves I never got over, regrets, dark places I couldn’t get past.... some of the toughest times of my life. It all started to catch up with me as I started to slow down and sit with myself. Anywhere I turned, it started to creep in. There is absolutely no way to get where God wants you to be when you leave the door cracked. That was the problem... I was always leaving the door cracked so I could still feel it all, see it all, and so I could try to fix it all and just wonder why those things I struggled with happened. I carried these things for so long because I believed I was the problem or wanted to fix it all and somehow make it all untrue. I can’t name the day I started to shut that door because it took time, but I do know the feeling that prompted me to keep that door closed and not leave it cracked. It was the feeling of self worth rising past the unworthiness I had felt for so long. It was the moment I was tired of being tired. It was that time where I really understood and wanted more for myself. It was that amazing day that I knew I wasn’t supposed to carry it all. That’s the day i didn’t leave the door cracked and kept it shut. Funny thing is, we usually pray for doors to open for us to walk through and get going. For me, I was just praying for the strength and confidence to close that door I always left open and kept going back to so I could sit and finally be able to breathe. Gods got a plan and I’m glad to be part of it and blessed for all the valleys and mountain tops I’ve gotten to touch, but most of all thankful for the self love I had to learn to take the steps to be a better me. Here is to closing doors. Here is to sitting outside of that door and taking a breath to get where you need to be. #ladies#closeddoors#letgod#workonyourself#noonecandoitforyou#yourpurpose#passion#lettinggo#selfworth#bestill#baggage#youareworthit#dealwithit#strength#lessons#selfcare#selflove#loveyourself#shutthedoor#thepastisntyourfuture#stangarts#blessed#thankful#biggerthanourfears#faith
What I have learned thus far is this, as long as you love yourself faults and all, it matters not what anyone else thinks of you. I think too often I have looked for approval and acceptance from others, when that has to come from me. Only when we love and accept ourselves can we truly let go of closed doors, because we believe in ourselves and know new beginnings lay ahead. Nothing lasts forever. Life is change. Celebrate a closed door because that usually means spiritually you have outgrown that old situation and the universe is saying you are now moving onto even bigger and better things.
I hear people tell me all of the time that they can't do what I do because it's "hard"....
Let's just be real honest here:
💥#Hard is struggling to put #food on the table.
💥Hard is telling your kid(s) "no" when all you want to do is tell them "#yes ".
💥Hard is dropping them off at day care so they can spend their days with someone else while you work and miss #amazing firsts.
💥Hard is figuring if you can even #afford to work after factoring in those #daycare fees. 💥Hard is not being able to get time off work when you are #sick , when your kids are sick, or when you want to go on a field trip and make #memories .
💥Hard is missing the little moments.
💥Hard is wondering how you are going to pay your #rent , #mortgage or any other #bills .
💥Hard is not answering the #phone in case it’s somebody wanting #money from you that you don’t have.
💥Hard is arguing with your partner about money.
💥Hard is working a 40 PLUS hour week and never being able to afford a #vacation or even a day off.
💥Hard is not being able to afford to #celebrate things that are important to you.
💥Hard is living pay check to pay check.
💥Hard is being stuck in the same cycle everyday with no way out.
💥Hard is working your ass off day in and day out and losing your job without notice due to #layoffs , #cuthours , or #closeddoors ...
Now, are you ready for change?