Value | A Birthday Message

I don’t tell people how old I am for many reasons. Mostly because a person’s guess is a great revelation to me of how they view me. Some people see me as energetic, lively, charismatic even. Others have commented on my wisdom, years of life experience, and ability to problem-solve. Both of these observations are […]

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Your Identity is Love

This day is one of the most difficult days for some of us. Whether you are single, married, happily, or unhappily, Valentines Day can be tough. The expectation or lack thereof. Last week I was stressed out, my mind was looping, and I was searching for answers to problems that I anticipated in the near future. Yes […]

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Let GOD Speak

2018 has already gone differently than I had planned. As classes are soon to end in May. I thought surely God would allow me to go back to Chicago. No not yet.  I love the journey with Him because its never boring but it doesn’t feel good to not receive your heart’s desire. His ways […]

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How 2017 Changed Me Forever

While sipping on ginger tea in Chicago on January 1st, I made a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish this year. I am not one for resolutions but I do firmly believe in charting your course. I always want to lose weight, travel, earn more, and so on. So as I began […]

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3 Minutes of What I Love About Me

For those of us who pride ourselves on being very self-aware, I am an INFP (Myers-Briggs Personality Test) and a 4 with a 5 wing and Self-Preservation variant (Enneagram Personality Test). So I know myself pretty well. I was watching an inspiring video on 5 Steps to Loving Yourself 100% by Preston Smiles. It’s my […]

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Raising my Standards for 2017

I read my first Tony Robbins (Author-Motivational Speaker-Transformation Guru) book when I was about 11 years old. I took to it right away because I recognized his ability to be real and transparent. Both of which I did not experience much while growing up. My upbringing was fake, just to put it plainly. I was […]

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My Way Does Not Work

I moved to Chicago in March 2012. I didn’t know anyone except my half-sister that I became newly acquainted with a few years prior. I lived in a small town in Southern Georgia just North of Jacksonville, Florida at the time and God told me that I was moving soon. Eager to branch out, I anxiously awaited more […]

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I Have Good News and Bad News…

  I bit off more than I could chew. Literally and figuratively. New job. Broken heart (again). Navigating how to get back on track after months of complete derailment. I lost 13 pounds since my Facebook post, and 10 of those pounds are back. Everything stopped. Low-carb eating turned into old habits, morning exercise morphed […]

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Overcoming the World

I am done with being fat. Yesterday, I sat at a coffeehouse after church engaged in a conversation with GOD. I pray a great deal, but I am practicing just having daily conversations with Him. It is easy for me to talk but listening is much more challenging. I figured out when He speaks there […]

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Losing The Weight by Faith

180 lbs. That’s the goal. My current weight as I write this is 346.2 lbs which is 1 lb less than yesterday (Day 1 of this journey). 376 lbs (my highest weight) was what I weighed when my Mom died suddenly of colon cancer. 272 lbs was my weight my Freshman year of high school, […]

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