I live in what is called ‘West Baton Rouge’, which is not exactly in Baton Rouge, but on the outskirts. Some would define this as ‘country’ because we are not in the city (thank you for that! LOL) You have to go over the Mississippi River in order to get to the west side. The bridge can be CRAZY at times, it definitely wasn’t built for the volume of people that live here, that is for sure! Well along the west side is around 4 towns (there are more, but I am sharing the ones that are the closest to the bridge) There is Port Allen that is right off of the bridge you take a right, if you take a left it leads you to Brusly, then Addis, and then finally Plaquemine. Going from Port Allen to a town called Brusly is literally like 2 miles away, and in that you have to go under the ramp where the bridge goes to go to Baton Rouge, then it takes you up on a ramp that is called the ‘intra coastal’. For the short of it, there is literally NO OTHER WAY to go across but here. You bring in traffic from all angles so it is an important travel area.
Are you an Entrepreneur, or what I call a Soulpreneur, and sometimes feel alone in your family or your circle with the disconnect many people have with “what it is that you ‘actually do’? I am going to be honest here, I got upset one day a few weeks ago. I will admit that there are times where I get frustrated and I know that it’s a soft spot for me where God is working on me.
I’m just going to say it……some people think that just because I don’t leave to an office because my office/studio is in my home for the time being, that I don’t have ‘a real job’. They may not say it, but it’s those non-verbal cues and messages that say it. We’ve seen this big shift in our world with many people becoming their own boss and starting businesses from home over the past decade. It’s a beautiful thing, and it helps on so many levels, yet as with anything, there are pros and cons to it.
Happy New Year! We are one week into 2019….. I’m so psyched to welcome 2019 and all the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth God has for all of us! I want to share some awesome stuff with you!
New Year’s is a special and sacred time, and people can have all sorts of emotions with it. Sometimes people reflect on the things they ‘didn’t accomplish’ and so thoughts of disappointment can be present, and yet others can feel gratitude for all that we’ve experienced. Wherever you are at, I want to offer to you a few things I have been doing and as I have made some subtle shifts with how I enter in a New Year. If it resonates, wonderful! Keep the things that feed YOUR SOUL!
So, I read the Kevin Hart autobiography, “I Can’t Make This Up,” and I want to share….
When Kevin Hart decided to quit his full-time job to pursue a life in comedy, something profoundly interesting happened, and I believe it’s something that you, me, and most people who are looking to pursue a dream can relate to….
Gosh, today is the BIG DAY FRIENDS! I am so excited……!!!!!!
Sooooo, ‘Step forward and shine’, this is what it means to me:
- To let your personality and character show: Unapologetically show up and be proud of who you are. Just. How. God. Created. You. Then you can Step forward and shine!
- Nurture relationships: This also includes the relationship with yourself! You can really step forward and shine when you are honoring sacred relationships first.
- Honoring your self-care: Ensuring that your cup is full so you can give to others, which allows you to step forward and shine.
- Embracing a positive mindset: This helps you to build that confidence for future endeavors enabling you to STEP FORWARD AND SHINE!
Today’s Soul Sister Circle we brought forward living a ‘happy’ life and what that means. Sometimes I feel that this message can get watered down and drowned out because you hear it so much. ‘Be happy’, ‘choose happiness’, even the song ‘Happy’, we see this message so much. Today we explored some ways that we could expand more happiness in our life that adds to the richness of life and also how it can affect your mood, people you live with, and how you respond to things in your life.
I want to share with my blogging friends just a few things that came to me for our soul circle today. May these inspire you in a beautiful way today.
Not all storms are here to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
Sometimes hitting that reset button is more than you anticipated. Start over from scratch. I have to share something painful YET as I say it I have this inner whisper knowing that it’s exactly as it’s supposed to be. I woke one morning a year ago with this HUGE inspiration to begin writing another book. I remember it was so strong that the words were flowing faster than I could type… wow, I literally had a book that was getting ready to be released and I remember thinking ‘another book already’? If you would have told me years ago that I would be an author and be writing not just A BOOK, but books, I would have laughed and called you crazy. You see, I have never really liked writing. I remember whenever I had to write a book report in school I really struggled. I never enjoyed it. I enjoyed reading just not articulating what I read.
Ok, let’s get back to my point, haha. SO As I began to write, for three days the words kept coming. With each book I write it keeps getting easier and more fun! Now it’s been a week of on and off writing and I have roughly 50 pages…. Staying up late with little sleep and not feeling tired at all. Wow! This is so awesome I remember thinking. I can see how some authors can write a book a year at this rate! Then…..
THEN EVERYTHING CAME TO A CRASHING HALT.
Really? What just happened? It was all flowing so perfectly divine and intense, and now what? (Birds chirping) Ok God, I will wait to hear you again, and I will wait to hear my own inner self again. Weekly I would open up the pages and just stare at it. Nope, not here yet… isn’t that interesting? Months go by and then in March I had some computer issues, and I needed to clear some stuff off of it. (Lord knows my poor computer gets overworked! LOL) So I spent a day deleting so many old files and documents and photos that I no longer needed. It was a big job but it did the trick! A week later I thought about the book, went to open it up and felt this sickening sinking feeling in my belly. Continue reading “Not all storms are here to disrupt your life”
How many times have you heard this or even thought this? And yet, we sometimes it’s still hard. We can obsess, we can ‘wallow’ in our pain, we can beat ourselves up, or even hold on to painful things and bring them up over and over.
Living in the past keeps us from creating the life we truly crave. I was flipping through my Instagram account earlier and found a post I shared last year, and it’s so relevant for this topic!
“We cannot become who we want to be by holding on to who we are”
Hey family! If you have never heard of this inspiring story, let me share it today with you. We have all felt challenges in our life, pain, trauma, and sometimes where there seems to be no ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. This story helps to really shift your perspective on the choices in how you will OVERCOME and PERSEVERE. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😉
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.