About me…

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)


8 Responses to About me…

  1. Bran says:

    2012 was exactly what my life was about “shifting seasons” which involved what I called “attitude cleansing”. It’s unfortunate but it’s so true that many women have develope the nasty attitude syndrome, at least, at one point in their lives. I can certainly attest to this, as I was one. But along my journey of shifting seasons, I had to adjust my attitude and how important it is to 1) surround yourself with positive people and look to the positive in things, rather the negative, 2) pray/meditate and 3) run.

    Thank you Angela

    Psalms 37:4

    • Bran, thank you for sharing about your “shifting seasons” and what it involved for you, “attitude cleansing”. I think we ALL need to have an “attitude classing” AND “attitude adjustment” from time-to-time. It’s imperative to surround yourself with positive people; negative folks can drain the life out of you. I’ve found that running is an appropriate time to pray and meditate especially if I’m outside! Running in a park has been the most spiritual time for me and I find myself talking to God more when I’m outdoors in His creation.

      Keep up the awesome work. Praying God fulfills the desires of your heart and that all you do is a part of His will!


  2. Courtney says:

    I can’t tell you what a blessing it was to read your “about me” section. I feel like 2013 is definitely my shifting season. Dreams I thought I was supposed to pursue aren’t manifesting themselves and dreams I never thought I would be called to chase are presenting themselves to me. I feel like most of my shifts tend to be towards the grander end of the scale you wrote about (career transitions, moving, relationships) and I must admit, it’s a little daunting. If it were just one of those it would seem challenging enough!

    Also, I love that you have moved around the south. Lately I’ve taken a huge interest in South Carolina. Never visited, but Charleston just seems like my kind of town. Nice to also find a fellow dreamer who is a runner, as well! I absolutely love it

    • Fellow dreamer and runner?!?!? SISTERS!!! 🙂

      2012 was my “earthquake” season… Remember in science class when the teach taught about how earthquakes happen? The earth plates of my life shifted and caused a ruckus for me before and after turning the BIG 4-0! For 2013, the quakes and aftershocks have stopped, the dust has settled, and I am rebuilding me – smarter, better, faster, stronger! Learning to handle the challenges of life better by prayer, meditation, focus, faith and love.

      I’ve only ventured out of the south once – lived in St. Louis, MO for 4 years and hated it. I’m a southern belle and best at home here. However, I love to travel to various places. Charleston, SC is on my list to visit soon!!!


  3. Tricia says:

    I am loving your blog Angela! I also had an awakening after I turned 40 and had my daughter–both happened in the same month! I knew that I could not just put away my dreams and passions anymore. As a single mother, I’m motivated more than ever to make things happen. The time is NOW! Thank you for the lovely inspirational words. I look forward to inspiring and supporting each other!

    • Tricia,

      Thank you reading and posting a comment to my blog. I started this blog last year as an effort to release my frustrations and worries. I’m grateful I made the step; I’ve connected with others who are in similar situations and no longer feel alone it this. Please know there are others who understand and can relate. We should motivate each other to pursue our passions and fulfill the purpose of our lives. As you stated, The time is NOW! Here to inspire and encourage.


  4. Valarie says:

    Thank you for following EFED. I pray it will be a blessing to you. I look forward to sharing more with you in the future. God bless you and your work here.

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