leave the pity party

Do you ever have those days where everything seems so clear? Everything. The sky, your heart, your dreams, your passions–it’s all so pure and you feel fully alive? Today was one of those. I was driving and turned on my voice memos to record all that my mind was sifting through. Sometimes you have to…

15 reasons you should start a blog

One of the most frequent questions people ask me on Instagram is whether or not they should start a blog, and if so–would anyone read it or even care? I still have a long way to go, but I sat down today and thought about some of the benefits of blogging and all it has taught…

you are right where you need to be

I know you feel like every other person on this earth has found their purpose, and you’re dancing on you’re own two feet to music no one else hears in a swirl of clueless emotions. You really don’t know what you’re doing here. I mean, life is a little strange isn’t it? One moment we…

5 SPRING beauty favorites

1. CC Cream Super lightweight and moisturizing, this CC cream is perfect for warmer weather. It gives you a sheer cover that doesn’t leave your skin looking orange or caked. If you have naturally freckled skin, it provides enough coverage to even your skin tone without looking   2. Bronzer A little bit of bronzer My favorite is…

Purpose and Platform: How the two collide

God has given us all a unique platform through which He will accomplish His purpose in us. Something entirely different than everyone else. What happens is that we get so caught up in worrying about our platform that we miss our purpose. We compare our platform (number of followers, page views, job position, gifts, talents)…

and somehow, we find acceptance

rejection is an acceptance. an acceptance into who you were meant to be. an invitation to step into the embodiment of the space you were created to fill. an ushering in of something beautiful. I promise you this: you can leverage pain into passion. you can leverage loneliness into love. you can leverage rejection into acceptance,…

a fresh start | arbonne 30 days to healthy living

Fitness has always been something I am passionate about. Ok maybe not when I used to get five minutes into a run, cramp up, and start crying. But once I overcame the initial hate I had for exercise, I became addicted. The 16 year old me spent way too much time thinking about what she ate and…

shutting the door on distraction

notes: -if we are always available to everyone, we will eventually have nothing to give to anyone -we’re giving so much accessibility that we’re losing attention Discern the demands What is the distraction? That’s half the struggle. To figure out what it is that is distracting you and what you should focus on. Jesus was…

stop waiting

Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. Hosea 12:6 I want to encourage all of us to stop simply waiting, and start waiting upon. To start waiting for. Waiting is stationary. Waiting upon is an action. Waiting is staying in the same place. Waiting upon is reaching…

what economics and opportunity costs taught me about Jesus

I’m in my second semester of economics at FSU. Micro and Macro have been two of my favorite courses so far. One of the biggest concepts hammered into my head is the term ‘opportunity cost.’ My professor makes it a point to always make sure the definition is clear. “The opportunity cost is the value…

control

con·trol kənˈtrōl/Submit noun 1.the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. verb 1.determine the behavior or supervise the running of. Raise your hand if you’d prefer to supervise the running of your life? For so long my knuckles were white wrapped around anything they could find. Anything I could find that…