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One year ago and now…

It is hard to believe a year has passed since publishing “Broken Vows”. I have learned so many things during this time and have met so many people. I am in the final stages of the follow up book and I just had to take a moment to reflect back. I thank God for all He has done for me. I am thankful on today for each of you and pray God’s blessings on you and your family. Remember God is still in control in these uncertain times. Stay safe!

Time….

For the past year now, I have made the comment, “I need more time”. I needed to spend more time with my family, more time to finish projects, more time to clean my house, and to meditate. Due to recent events, I got just what I wanted. I realize I take time for granted on so many occasions. I removed items that have accumulated over the years that are no longer needed. I had to throw away things and some things will be donated. If I had managed my time more wisely, I may not have needed more time. I could have taken a moment to remove an outfit that I had outgrown years ago and then I would not have had ten outfits taking up space. I could have put my phone down for ten minutes and meditated instead of playing a game. After a suggestion from a friend on last week, I started family night. We all had to put our phones downs for 10 minutes and spent time together with no distractions. This week that 10 minutes turned into an hour. We all enjoyed ourselves. These are all things I have taken for granted but I am taking the time to do better. I encourage you to do the same. Time is a valuable, make the most of it because once it is gone, we can not get it back. Stay safe everyone!

Keep working to make your dream a reality

I wanted to encourage you today to keep working to reach the goal you are trying so hard to accomplish. I am constantly busy working, writing and doing all I can to make my dreams a reality. If I never did anything then I would not go anywhere. If I have a thought, I write it down. I have several vision boards, journals and writings. I begin to look back at some of the things I have written over the years that I wanted to accomplish. I did not realize that several things have already come to past. I thank God for blessing me. I think back to when I had written my first book and the time it took. I was fearful that I would not succeed because I was doing something I had never done before. I had several pieces of the story that I had written all along and I put them all together and ended up with my first fiction book. There were some people that have encouraged me and others who were not supportive. It hurts sometimes when you support others and you do not receive the same support back. It also hurts when you make a dream known and you get so many negative comments until you feel defeated before you even begin. When this happens I learned that if you have a made up mind, listen to the negative and make it a positive. People are entitled to their own opinions and that is what makes us all unique. I love constructive criticism because it makes me work harder to become a better in what it is I am doing at the time. I have learned so much and I am still learning. I just wanted to encourage you on today that no matter what, keep working to reach your goals.

You can make it if you try…

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Asya Branch at the Rock Solid Black History program. She was the speaker and the theme was, “you can make it if you try”. She had a very inspiring message and she really was motivating. I encourage you on today with the same message. It is so easy to give up, whether it’s from doubt, fear or any excuse you may come up with. If you do not try, you never know what the outcome would’ve been. Keep trying, if you fail, try again. You never know what is waiting at the finish line. Surround yourself with positivity and positive people. Proverbs 3:4-6, “So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”. Enjoy your day!

New Year, New Beginnings…

I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year. I am thankful for 2020. It is a New Year and new beginnings for all of us. We were all blessed to still be here and no better time then now to make your dreams a reality. I am looking forward to releasing my second fiction book this year. I hope you all enjoy it just as much as the first book. It is a continuation of the first book. I will begin sharing more information about it in the next few months. Take care and blessings to you and your family.