Tuesday, July 31, 2018

SUMMER GIVEAWAY!!

Hai Guys! This summer has been super busy for me. Along with work, I became brand ambassadors for Serengetee and Feat! And I reached 1K on my facebook page! 
So, to celebrate everything I'm doing a  GIVEAWAY on my Insta!!! Everyone has two weeks to enter
for a chance to WIN a $50 visa gift card!! 
The rules are simple: 
1) Follow Me on INSTAGRAM
2) Like and Comment on this photo on my Insta
Good luck to everyone entering!!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tips For Becoming Comfortable Sharing Your Story



This isn't a guaranteed how to or cure all post. I'm writing this to encourage. Because we all have a story, a unique point of view that only YOU have. But sharing can be tricky sometimes, we know it can encourage/help somebody else in their personal growth, but rarely are serious topics conversation starters. So, I've come up with some tips for you and me.

1. Talk To Kids- Kids have the courage to talk about almost anything. Have you noticed how some are: straightforward, funny, and don't overcomplicate things while explaining their seemingly endless imaginations all at the same time? Talking to them can be very entertaining and relaxing. Little things like sharing: when I was a kid stories, gives good practice with being relaxed while sharing. Kids aren't going to put pressure on you.

2. Jornal. Journal. Journal. -This will help process emotionally and logically. And get you comfortable calling your past out by its name. Don't let silence pour shame on you. You have a story worth sharing! Valuable encouragement that can help other people.

3. Be Open with People- Don't shy away from sharing if an opportunity presents itself. I'm trying to say: it's never necessary to bring ish up in every conversation, but don't hide facts that are true. It gives people who do know a foothole for sharing your personal info when it's not their place. What do I mean? As a kid, I danced, 1 day we had a substitute for jazz class. We were doing across the floor exercises and the sub was giving everyone constructive criticism. But when it got to me, two "friends" pipped up saying: Don't be mean, be nice, she's disabled! Never have I been so red-faced in my life. Simply put, don't make sharing your story conditional, meaning a secret that people have to work for. Be open.
For story context: I had a stroke before I was born so I don't have full muscle control of my right side. But I don't look like I've had one, because I've had physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I hated what my "friends" did because my therapist didn't teach or let me have a victim mentality. My stroke is not something I'm embarrassed about.

4. Cultivate Deep Rooted Friendship. Sharing your story starts one on one. Not in a crowd. Not on a stage. And this goes back to having a deeply-rooted relationship with Jesus. Because He is the best example of how to be a caring, gentle, loving friend.

Is this something that you struggle with/ deep conversations in general? Lemme know in the comments! I love your feedback <3

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spring Quiet Time Resources



Ok first, I'm not saying everyone has to use these. I'm saying these resources have been super helpful to me. And I'm sharing them because the way I've been studying I feel smart. Like Bible book smart. Not saying I can quote entire chapters, but I can connect a lot more dots easily.
Aren't you jealous of my Ariel  cup I've had since I was 4? lol

WHAT I USE

-NLT audible One Year Bible

The Jesus Bible

-Sticky Notes

-Black and blue pens

-Colored pencils (Honestly, I'm using up my old Crayola. No need to spend lots of $$$)

-Highlighters

-Know Your Bible  (Plus the book is a great price!)

-Women of the Word

I've been using my audible OYB, then going back in my Bible reading/tearing it apart. Using the Know your Bible helps give context to everything, bringing a lot of clarity for me. For each chapter that book has: Author, Date it was written, In Ten words or less, Details, quotable, unique and unusual, and So What? (random facts) categories. It's like cliff or spark notes for your Bible.
Also, I highly recommend making a prayer board if you don't already have one. Lemme know in the comments if you're interested a DIY post for the prayer board and what your favorite quiet time resource is!

Bonus! Book I've been reading: No God but One: Allah or Jesus?