Over the past few months, I started to let feelings of insecurity creep into my mind and start affecting the way I was reacting to life.
I let it affect the way I was my relationships, my view of myself and what I thought was true, and I let it limit the things I was sharing and creating. I started to feel powerless, like I was a victim of my circumstances.
Finally, I had a big wake up call to the way that I was letting insecurity run my life. .
So now, that insecurity is still lingering there, but I’m not feeding into it anymore. I can look at it, acknowledge that it’s there, but CHOOSE to give my all to something despite the fears that are there. .
And amazingly, as I stop giving the insecurity power, it stops having power over me.
YOU ARE POWERFUL, love. You can stop that insecurity train right now. Decide that even though those feelings are there, you’re CHOOSING to stop feeding them. Don’t push them down- acknowledge them, but consciously decide that you’ll choose to react from a place of power instead of insecurity. I promise you, things will start to change pretty quickly. You’re so powerful. Just give yourself a chance to prove it to yourself. ✨ ...
💕👆🏻 P R E A C H 👆🏻💕 thank you @hausofdimitri for this reminder sister😘 ...
Can I be really honest.... the last 2 years have been HARD on me emotionally... like really hard BUT I have always trusted God’s plan and let him guide my steps. I have never really spoke up about all I have personally went through in the last two years but in my heart I knew I didn’t need to, I didn’t need to expose all the ugly details because that’s what the devil would want me to do. He would want to break me to not give grace, to not be the loving, caring person that I am... he would want me to show the ugly and not the good. He wanted to see me crumble but that was not an option for me. I am strong and rooted in my faith. Jeremiah 29:11 has been my life motto for the last 11 years and I’ve sunk my heart into that verse.
Today I saw something we haven’t seen financially in a LONG time BUT more importantly it reminded me to Thank God because I knew a set back only meant a HUGE comeback was coming. Not only did I win today but my team won, my friends won, my family won. •
God has always been faithful in my life, in the last couple of years even through the mud and in my darkest days he has said “trust me”. No one understood us up and moving to Florida and leaving our family. Little did we know, he would plant us in an incredible church that would allow me to use my skills I had acquired through IW to help them build via social media. Little did I know their children’s ministry would change our family’s life and bring Christ into Cade’s heart. Little did I know we would become part of the most incredible school system. Little did I know that my mom would go from living 30 minutes away from us to about 90 seconds away. •
You don’t always have to understand it all .... it won’t always make sense, I don’t always know what his plans will be for us BUT I will trust the God winks because I know he knows the ultimate plan. •
I ALWAYS wore black, even in Florida. ⠀
I look back on this picture and remember exactly how I felt in this moment. My shorts were too short, my top was too tight, and my 30+ pounds extra that I had just gained made me emotionally uncomfortable in every color besides black. I could've swore all the friends I hadn't seen in a year were all whispering behind my back. ⠀
It took 3 years for me to realize that the only one that could do anything about it was me. It was time to stop blaming my desk job for lack of movement. Time to stop making the excuse that I was too tired after work. Time to stop blaming the dryer for shrinking my clothes... again. I needed a wake up call that only I could give to myself. ⠀
I woke myself up. And with the help of nutrition plans that didn't leave me hungry (your girl here loves food, I wasn't about to give that up without a fight), a gym that traveled with me anywhere, and the accountability of a online community telling me that I could do anything I set my mind too, even when I couldn't see it myself. ⠀ ...
“A goal is a dream with its work boots on.” —@msrachelhollis , Girl, Stop Apologizing.
This quote gave me all the feels this morning, loves. 💗
I can’t get enough of Rachel’s new book. Every time she says “sister” I can hear her voice come right through the pages, pushing me to become more of who I am meant to be.
Who else has read her work? I LOVED GWYF! I’m just a few chapters in, but I already know I’m going to love this one just as much if not more.
So many thanks to @harpercollinsus and @hcleadership for the ARC.
Can’t wait to share so many more gems with all of you. If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy, what are you waiting for sister?! 😆 Go put that Amazon Prime account to good use! I’ve got my own pre-ordered copy coming on March 12th! (Sounds like a giveaway will be in order!)
As you wait for your own copy, know this: You were made for more, my loves.
When I was learning how to surf, my instructor told me, “The waves will always come to push you. You can fight them or you can ride them. It just depends on how you wanna go - because in the end, you will always go.” 🌞
In my 25 years, I have realized something - life comes just like the waves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It will always push you. You can fight it, or you can ride it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have fought my fair share of battles. I have also caught some amazing breaks. In the end, I always end up exactly where I belong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t know what you’re facing today, but I just wanted to remind you - the waves are working for you. God’s got this, babe. Ride accordingly. ...
The struggle is real! Do I move the mess out of the way or do I just show everyone my crazy messy life?
Why do I care what others think? I shouldn’t care... the mess is me, it’s my family. I know I don’t have it as tough as some do but living in a house with 3 boys, having a full time job and a side hustle while trying to also better myself can be very time consuming. I don’t always have time or the energy to clean up after dinner or put the laundry away. Do those dishes stress me out being left in the sink overnight? A little, but I know in the morning I will get to them.
The moral of the story, who cares what other people think of you be your authentic self, that is what is going to make you happy. Like @msrachelhollis says “other people’s opinions are none of your business!” #rachelhollis#messyhouse#boymom#fitmom#thestruggleisreal#dishesinthesink#laundry#softballwife ...
My life coaching series with Ms Rachel Hollis. per·spec·tive
1. the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
"a perspective drawing"
2. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
"most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective". “What if life is not happening to you but life is happening for you” @msrachelhollis@mrdavehollis#rachelhollis#lifecoach#rachelhollisxlifecoaching#perspective ...