Gratitude 😌

Gratitude 😌

Today that word has been appearing constantly to me. Sometimes I get so caught up in the things that I want and I don’t have, that I forget how blessed I really am. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does I get in a real funk.

A couple days ago I had a pipe burst in my house that caused water to go in my kitchen, living room, dining room, and garage. Unfortunately, I did have water damage to my laminate floors in my living and dining room. I was excited that morning when I woke up, because it was Friday and that excitement quickly turned into panic. I was running around trying to figure out how to cut the water off. Luckily, my neighbor was really nice and helped me out. I cleaned most of the water off of the floor, but that wasn’t the hardest part. The hardest part was contacting my insurance company, an after disaster company, and my warranty company. I think I handled the situation very well considering what had happened.

I’m not going to lie,  I was upset by the end of the day because no one had come out to fix anything yet, and I hadn’t heard from the contractor that my warranty company was supposed to send. Then I remembered that most people my age don’t go through this situation because they aren’t able to own a home at 25. I suddenly became very grateful that I was even able to experience this “disaster”. I thought about how blessed I was to actually be at my home when it happened, and not out of town because the situation would have been way worse. Now I’m able to get my floors redone with my insurance money, and not my own. The after disaster guys from SERVPRO even cleaned my tile! They look so much better now 😊.

I said all of that to say this, it’s better to be grateful for the things that you have through the good times and bad. Don’t focus on what you don’t have because more than likely you will never have it. If you’re always thinking about the “lack of” something that’s what you’re going to attract. So instead be grateful for everything and greater things will come to you. 

Life Update: Focused, Focused, Focused! 

Life Update: Focused, Focused, Focused! 

Hey everyone! It’s been awhile, but I have been busy! Between a relationship ending, work, business, and traveling I haven’t been posting much lately. At this point in my life I am more focused than ever. My last relationship made me realize how much of a distraction that they are for me. Don’t get me wrong, I want a long lasting relationship; a husband, kids, the whole nine yards, but just not right now. I still have a lot of growing and work to do on myself before I’m ready for all that. So with that being said, I’m focused on my business and work now in that order. 

My business is something that I am passionate about. Traveling is something that I love to do and a lot of people want to do it, but just don’t know how to. That’s where I come in. I love showing people a way that they can enhance their lives. I want to impact people’s lives on so many levels, just like mine was impacted. 

I also plan on finishing something that I started long ago, and that’s schooling. I’m halfway to a bachelors degree and I’ve been that way for three years now. I should have my degree by now, but I’ve made a lot of excuses as to why I have not been taking classes. Whether it was studying for promotion or my business, I made an excuse. Some would say that they are valid excuses, but they are excuses nonetheless.

Soooo, I am extremely focused and I plan on finishing out the rest of the year with a bang! I am extremely blessed and I thank God for all that he is doing in my life and is planning to do. I hope that I can continue to encourage and inspire others by living out my purpose. Always remember that your are BeYOUtiful and life is meant to be lived abundantly. Be blessed! 

When is enough, enough?

Everyone wants to be a baller, shot-caller right? Everyone wants to to have a lot of money and live this lavish lifestyle correct? We all know that is not the reality for most people, but some people do live the lavish lifestyle. My question is when is enough, enough? What is the amount of money that you want to make monthly, or yearly that you will be satisfied with earning the rest of your life? That number for me is $20K monthly. Once I start making $20K a month I’ll be content. That means I would need to make four times the amount of money that I make now. I personally know people that make that type of money, and they still aren’t content. They still strive to get to the next level.

To me it seems like everybody is so busy hustling and not living. Sometimes it’s good to just sit back for a minute and appreciate what you do have before it’s gone. Sometimes we focus on the future so much that we forget the right now. What are you doing in your life right now that is making you happy? You can always plan for the future, but you still have to live in the present. This is one topic that I struggle with myself all the time. It’s so easy to be greedy, and I believe alot of people are. If you’re a greedy person no amount of money will ever be enough for you. If you are not using your resources to help others anyway, then what’s the point?