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Friday, March 2, 2018
I listened to 97.9 The Beat radio host Veda Loca share her experience of dealing with depression in regards to not being there for a family member. I listened to her pour her heart out and share her pain.
My heart immediately went out to her as I too can relate. If you listen to Veda Loca, then you would know that she is always in an upbeat spirit. You would never in a million years guess or think that she was dealing with some of the feelings that she discussed. Sadly, as women, we do tend take on a lot of things and never really truly express our innermost feelings or struggles because it may just be that we are looked upon or expected to be there for so many people. For me ,my truth is that I am dealing with everyone else, helping everyone else, being there for everyone else, that I sometimes forget that I can't do it all in my own strength that I sometimes attempt to do.
As mothers, sisters, aunties, ...WOMEN... I feel that we deal with so much and we do suppress our true feelings and put on our "happy face." We take on so much and honestly people may never know what and how we are feeling internally. I myself have been there and can relate. Me being the outgoing, motivated,overachiever that I am have always desired to seek out new things & new opportunities ; rather it be in my career or in my personal life. I am not one to to remain complacent and not seek change. I look forward to seeing and learning new things. I look forward to helping others. I look forward to wanting more.. I look forward to growth......
However, while achieving these goals of wanting more, I have felt torn in being there for my family.Working overnight, I recall getting off at 7 am, making an hour drive home from Dallas to Lewisville, taking my son to mother's day out for 4 hours so I can try getting sleep for the next shift that night, only to wake up to find I have slept past my alarm and my kid is the last kid getting picked up AGAIN because his sleep deprived mother slept past her alarm. I remember how horrible of a mother I felt. However, my husband and I chose to move here with no family & we were determined to do what we had to do for our kids. I have had career decisions that would definitely affect my time and my interaction with my family and it is for sure a hard decision to risk not being there yet also knowing that the sacrifice will be for the better.
As the years have passed, I have definitely seen an increase in alpha females and women taking more leadership roles,and I agree that it can be a challenge at time.... So today I want to give a huge kudos and a pat on the back to WOMEN!!
don't forget to take care of you in the midst of taking care of everyone else.....
don't forget that you too are human and you can't do it all......
don't feel bad if you need help.... we were not meant to do it all...it's ok to ask for help.....
recognize when you are burnt out.....
I am looking forward to the celebration of Women!! Be Blessed!
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Such a simple word.... but such a hard action for some....
You would think that as you age, then automatically you would "grow.."
Yes, physically we do grow; however, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually some of us do not grow.
Growth is so much more than the physical.
It really amazes me how some people remain "stuck"
The harder thing is that we sometimes allow that person to keep us stuck as well.
We patiently wait for them to grow....yet as we wait for them... we become.....stuck as well.
It is so hard to let go of something or someone who has been there with you while you have grown;however, we have to wake up and realize if this person or thing is allowing us to grow or causing us to remain "stuck." Secondly we have to let go of the blame that we are leaving this person behind. Nooo...that's not true. You are not leaving the person behind. That person is leaving and has left themselves behind. To some this may sound cruel, but please know that I am not saying you get where you need to be and leave them high and dry. No, but what I am saying is that you can love someone from afar. You can pray for them to grow, but you don't have to hinder your growth because someone else doesn't recognize your worth, his worth, or her worth.
I've learned to say I love you but I love me more. If I am not where I need to be mentally and spiritually, then I can't perform at my best. I can't be who or what God has called me to be.
I can't be there for someone else if I am not there for me........
It really saddens me to see someone with great potential and not perform at their best.
It really saddens me to see someone with so many talents not use them....
It really saddens me to see and know that some of us are so afraid to grow.....
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iMe in reference to my son.....
Well , there are so many things I can say about this , but to keep it sweet and simple, I will chat about the two most important to me. The face that my son is a young, african american male should say enough. Some challenges I have seen is that he is not expected to be as articulate as he is.
What the what??? YES... I said it. Just because my son actually enunciates his words and expresses himself in an articulate manner does not mean he is "weird" nor "acting white" so he has been call. I actually wish society would teach more of our young men to be articulate. The other issue/challenge he has is that he is never expected to be as mannerable as he is. The thing that I always get is "oh my gosh, he has such great manners" or " you all did a great job with him"... THANKS.... I guess. I never knew if this was a compliment or not . Is anything less expected??
Anyhow, I let me my son know that he is imperfectly perfect the way he is...not that he has ever doubted himself, but society can make you or break you ,and I wanted to be sure that he was not broken. I want to teach him to be confident in himself.... in spite of what others may think of him.
He's a pretty Dope young man and he is totally secure with who he is.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Today or should I say this week has been very challenging for me...Most challenges or problems that are faced usually involves another person..Sadly I must say that my challenge only involves me ,myself,and I.
Yes this may pose a question mark for some but if you have ever battled with feelings of inadequacy or doubt,then you know exactly what I mean.
Today I found myself surprisingly doubting and second guessing myself and my abilities.As a new chapter in a personal piece of my life may possibly be having some changes ,that are actually for the better, that old devil used my mind to cause me to have conflict with myself..
I began to tell myself that I wasn't good enough or that I won't be a good fit for that particular situation. Immediately all of my issues,past pain,and flaws that were meant to break me and cause me to fail were reintroduced into my thoughts and I can honestly say that for a brief moment I began to live that hurt and pain all over again...
I found it shockingly amazing how that old devil tried to enter my mind and how I almost allowed him to have victory....
Sometimes our biggest battles are with SELF.....This is so true...
Even when you don't have anyone to cheer you on or encourage you, if you can turn on that I can and I will mindset and also do your part to work at what you can ,then you will succeed.
I wrote this blog today as therapy,healing and release for myself but as always, I hope to have encouraged someone else.
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Sunday, April 9, 2017
My spirit was opened up to receiving this in a totally different way,and I would love to share and elaborate on that.
My question is Are you woke?
Are you woke to knowing and recognizing your purpose? Are you woke to your inner being of being aware and recognizing those things that are hindering you from being your best?
Some of us have so much potential but because we are not "woke" we don't recognize it..We continue to go through life in the same circle..making the same mistakes and allowing ourselves to hinder our growth..Instead of learning and growing from any pain,disappoinment,hardships,and or failures,we allow ourselves to become a victim to it mentally. I myself went through this period where mentally I held all my pain in....I experienced a period of anxiety and depression...I'm grateful for God's deliverance from that stronghold at that time..From that period and on,I felt
as if I was finally "woke" ,aware, and able to embrace my flaws...