For the last few weeks, thing have been a little rocky. I've been tested with obstacles to where I had to go within to find the strength to persevere and overcome these hurdles.
Everything we go through, little or small, is for a purpose. Nothing that comes to us, to challenge us, is in vain.
For the past few years after Ole Miss I have been blessed with amazing opportunities. I got to start the Honeycomb Group, a NPO with one of my very best friends from high school, that grew so quickly we had no idea what to do. I got the opportunity to work on writing my first motivational book (that will hopefully, FINALLY, make its debut this year!), my own consulting business, and obviously my blog, Lifestyles Journey.
It wasn't all roses and peonies though, I'll tell you that much. I had to trust in God's plan and trust in the process of the plan, even if that process meant getting into the most traumatic car accident two days before Thanksgiving.
That experience was also part of the process I had to go through. I was always happy, but I wanted more. I wanted a new car, even though my car was still a new, and a great car I just wanted newer. I wanted I new opportunity where I can have a set schedule of clients and work base. I've always wanted to get dressed really nicely and go into an office. I love working from home, but I love going into an office in the morning and doing something that feels moving to me.
When I got into my accident I thought a lot about time and how timing is so crucial.
Every second counts and matters.
If I had taken longer at Target would I have missed getting into an accident with a deer. If I hadn't of skipped Sephora would I have missed the deer or was the deer meant to hit me and me hit it? That moment in time was not only critical for me but also the deer. It ended its life. Was he|she supposed to die that day at that time? I started to think about all of this and how this was part of the process. I thought to myself "is this what I get for being selfish and wanting a new car, wanting more when I should be content?"
Was it ultimately my fault... no, because there is nothing that is coincidental. That experience was part of the process. Three weeks later, which brings us to this past Monday, December 12,2016 I not only fully got the bigger picture and I finally saw that the process I had undergone the past few years had come to an end... becasue I got the most incredible position I could ask for at a PR firm in Downtown, Memphis, TN and I got a brand new car... on my own.
Nathalie, has finally reached adulthood. Finaly...
At first I didn't see the journey and how this path would lead to to these opportunites I would just see the hurdles, but thats all part of the process.
If you're going through something, I promise you, it's part of the process. You have to trsut and put your faith in the process and the curves it takes you through because like a GPS, it will navigate you to your final destination and where you're supposed to be at and when.
Throughout your traveling path. It will not only be worth it, but it will teach you many things you didn't know about yourself.