We get so bombarded with little things what we forget to be,
Today, don't forget to be one of these things or all of these things.
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.
It's #faithfulfriday and today it's all about the #faith.
We all go through things. Some more complex than others.
Y'all, having faith is key because today was a day for deliverance just like your day for deliverance is on its way. Stay faithful even during the hard times. If you're having a hard holiday season, don't worry, keep your faith.
You will be rewarded.
I don't know about you, but shopping for the men in your life can be a little challenging. Wheither they are just so picky, or they think they have everything they dont need anything else.
I've come up with the PERFECT for him gift guide that not only will save you time but we will just love to get one of these items!
Have fun shopping ladies!
My ultimate favorite time of the year is Christmas.
I love everything that it stands for, the birth of our Savor, Jesus. The idea that giving is more important than recvieving. How one little gift from your heart can make someone's day or year.
Christmas is more than the presents you have under the tree or the price tag you have to spend.
Here is my Holiday Gift Guide. from from high to low.
These are just ideas you can use yourself as a guide on giving to your lived ones, weither its your mom, sister, best friend, aunt, grandma or even yourself (shhhhh I won't say anything).
*Click picture for link!
Have fun shopping!
I don't know what your weather is like, but here in Oxford it's been clold, rainy and gloomy for the past five days.
I don't know what your day is like or how it's going, if you don't need that extra motivation or if your searching for it and stumbled upon me and my blog. What ever your circumstances are, I'm glad you're here.
"These boots are made for walking,
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."
One of my favorite ways to acessorise a winter outfit is buy the boots I'm wearing. I LOVE boots. My heart little skips a beat when I see some beautiful boots in the shoe section of a department store. My favorite shoe store hands down has to be Nordstrom, you can't beat there annual sales when everything, usually everything is 40%. I just die... each year. You can't leave out Saks 5th Avenue or Neiman Marcus.
Below I've picked out some of my favorite boots and booties for Fall and Winter and you can find all of these at www.nordstrom.com/shoes