Southern belle born and raised along the Mississippi coast (now singing Gabbie McGee‘s song from her wonderful CD Mississippi’s Daughter). I’ve traveled around the south and midwest to find a home; moving around every four years. Finally, I settled as a Georgia peach since 2007… So far, I’ve been here over my four year move time limit!
Short description of me: Lover of God, jazz music, movies, books and nature. Southern girl. Smiling face. Spelman grad. Delta Diva. Nutella addict. RunningNerd. Aspiring author. Blogger. Focusing on living an Ephesians 5:16 life… Making the most of EVERY opportunity!
Movies: Love Jones, Love & Basketball, Bourne movie trilogy, X-Men movie series, Gladiator, Runaway Bride, and Ocean’s Eleven (classic version with the Rat Pack and modern version with George Clooney (my ultimate crush) and Brad Pitt).
Books: Dance Into Destiny, The List (Sherri Lewis); Waiting To Exhale (Terry McMillan); The Truth About Love and The Last Woman Standing (Tia McCollors); Secrets & Lies and The Inconvenient Friend (Rhonda McKnight); If You Want To Walk On Water You’ve Got To Get Out Of The Boat (John Ortberg)
Why did I start this blog about life and shifting seasons? Well, because I was experiencing a shifting in my life. In preparation of turning the BIG 4-0, I found myself going through some challenges that I didn’t anticipate experiencing so soon. From health issues to career challenges, everything was changing, shifting, around me at the same time. It became overwhelming to me.
Angry. Frustrated. Anxious. Fearful. And then the episodes of insomnia! Lord, don’t get proper sleep and see a different animal emerge from a person!! LOL!
Although I was enduring challenges that were affecting emotionally, mentally and physically, I did not want to let it be a deterrent to my birthday plans. For my birthday, I decided to be a blessing and not a receiver. My weekend celebration was about giving back to those who support me and encourage me; to inspire them to go forth in their dreams and desires. As I enjoyed the weekend celebration, I still found myself questioning the changes in my life. It was beginning to shift and I didn’t know what to do or where to go. I was shifting into a new season; a season of challenges and change. It was time for me to become flexible in order to bend with the shifting winds of change.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” ~Bishop Dale C. Bronner
Life challenges are like shifting seasons in your life. Those shifting seasons can be as small as redecorating a room in your home or purchasing new furniture, or as grand as career challenges and transitions, finding yourself, finding your passion, or even finding love. With each seasonal shift in life, there are lessons to learn along the way. Lessons to help you growth spiritually, or nurture your purpose in life.
I’m learning in this journey and I want to share them with others. I don’t want anyone to feel alone if they are facing similar situations. If I share my experiences and lessons, it may give comfort to know we all have our challenges in different stages of life.
Welcome to the shifting seasons of my life…. I hope you’ll come along with me to explore the challenges I face, how I adapt and what I learn from each season.
Fight. Finish. Faith (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)