Monday, May 27, 2013

Quite Amazing

Happy Monday!
*Taking time to remember those who served this country and are no longer with us*

It's funny, lately I've been feeling a sense of peace. 

My nights went from - busy nights working late and jumping into school work; to rushing home from work to get dinner started and appreciating the moments I have to put my feet up on the table and watch Dancing With The Stars. (Old news - but so glad Kelly won, BTW!) 

I made a promise to Jesus that with my extra free time, now that I've graduated, I'd give Him more of my time. My nights are often spent diving into the book of John and picking up on things I missed the last time I read it. It's quite amazing to me that there could be so much within each scripture. In fact the more understanding Jesus gives me, it's like a part of my spirit is awakened and I am becoming more alive. 

For the first time in my life, I am living. 

It's all quite amazing actually...

The peace I have when my house is clean, laundry is done, and I have a plan for taking care of my finances.

The confidence I feel in the choices I make; that I am in full authority and control of my life. 

The understanding that when things do not go as planned or chaos is around me, I can focus on Jesus and  escape my worries. In fact, I can always do this and He will keep me. 

The appreciation I have for those around me; family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and even those I do not know. The beauty of everyone in their own being, 

The fascination I have for being swift to hear but slow to speak. Oh, how much more do I grasp!

The gratitude I have for God's plan for me. 

Knowing that He is in control and because I understand that, I too am in control. It's funny. I would have never thought these would be my thoughts, but I am so thankful that He has changed my mind. I am being continually transformed and I love every moment of it. 

I have also been quite transformed in the kitchen as well. 
Haha! Adrian sure appreciates it. 

Tonight I'm making sausage and onion flat-bread pizzas. 


Have a great week! :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings, New Story, New Hair!

Do you remember me?  :(

It's been almost a year since the last time I posted. While I am sad that I was away from my blog for such a long time, so much has changed for the better!

The end of 2012 was tough for me, I was struggling with some things at my job, finances, priorities, relationships, and really just felt a spirit of depression all over me. By December, I looked back on the year and was upset that I had not accomplished most of the things I said I would. I was in a bad place and often buried my problems in things that made me feel better for the moment. I told myself I couldn't continue to live as I had and needed a change. 

The best thing that has happened to me, was right after the new year! I decided to grow further into my spirituality and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior! Ever since January, 6, 2013, my life has changed for the better! I feel a new energy and excitement for my life and future. I know that the best part of my life is to come! There have been many promises that God has given me and I believe in each and everyone of them. Immediately I saw my life turn around for the better. 

So much to catch you up on, so here's a quick recap!

Me and my hunny made it official! I am working on planning the wedding for next spring and I am so happy that I have such a loving man to spend the rest of my life with. 

In March, I was blessed with a new car that I love! 
In April, I celebrated my 26th birthday! 
AND last not but certainly not least, early this month, I graduated!

I have been working on having a good relationship with God, my hunny, my family, and my friends. God has really helped to put a balance in my life that I can truly say, I have never had. I am so grateful for all that I have and the renewal I have received in my life. 

I am excited to let you all join me in my new journey - with Christ, love and marriage, wedding planning, adulthood, health & fitness, fashion, and just about anything I plan to blab about on here. 

AND.... let's not forget my new hair journey...
 Earlier this week, I decided to start wearing my hair in its natural state...
 I've been without relaxers for a few years, but have always felt some fear in embracing my curls. Not any longer! So, What do you think?

How are you all doing? 
Any exciting life changes?
Hope you have a great weekend!