It’s been forever and a day since I wrote my last blog and much has gone on since then. Back in September, the time of my last post, I began a new job. Not in my preferred industry of choice but it was a way to pay the bills. 2013 was an emotional roller coaster for me. I went from soaking up the sun in Miami during our BCS National Championship win to absolutely falling head over heels in love with my sports radio internship to developing a new-found relationship with a family member that soon fizzled to finally graduation from my graduate program to frantically applying for jobs to accepting a job I would soon despise and eventually crying myself to sleep at night because my reality was far from what I had promised myself two years ago when I moved to Atlanta. My 2013 in a nutshell ladies and gents.
Throughout this year, I learned just how emotional I can be. The bulk of my emotions came from being spoiled as a kid and always having my way then learning that things change in the adult world. Now that I am an adult and have lived on my own for a while, I’m finding that mommy and daddy are no longer there to spoil me. Yes, they’re there in times of need when I fall or just need a shoulder but it’s not the same anymore. Because of that, I am learning to make a way, my own way. To make decisions on my own without consulting my parents, family members, or friends. I learned that everything I CHOOSE to do won’t make them happy and I’m perfectly fine with that. I learned to make sacrifices to for my future rewards. I’m learning from all the mistakes I’ve made. And I’m learning to use my faith in facing my fears.
It is the second month of 2014 and I’m already seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I quit my job after four months and now I’m back in the world of sports. Nothing has made me happier than waking up every morning knowing my work is valued and TODAY is going to be a great day. Yep after all of that I still have a reason to smile and give thanks. And I still have a long way to go as well but my faith is great and He is even greater. I dream BIG so I can only imagine what God has in store for me.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:26
Sidenote: I’m a very private person so sharing these details on blog-form is the last thing I would ever do. However, no one has ever become successful without going through a major roadblock or two or three, and I certainly believe sharing mine will help at least one reader today. One morning my makeup artist/coworker/sister in Christ & inspiration, DeAnna, sent me this video. I thought this would be the perfect time to share it. Enjoy!