Hey! Hi! Hello!!! Sorry its been soo long since I have last made a blog… ((approximately 11 months, but who is counting)), and for that I apologize, no excuses but LIFE happened… I got overwhelmed at work, overwhelmed in my friendships and just plan oh overwhelmed in life… And I started getting myself involved in everything else with everyone else that I failed to pay attention to my blog and to the things that bring me joy and happiness, not just blogging and sharing my ups, down, defeats, accomplishments and victories with you all, but being able to create and do what I love. In the nearly year that I have been away a lot has happened… And I do mean ALOTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So…… I got a CAR!!!!!!!! And its amazing and I drive any and everywhere and do any and everything, you sooo forget the joy and freedom of doing what it is you want when you want until you are able to do that again. And by doing what I want I mean… going to Walgreens at 11pm just to coupon and buy body washes yeah I’m 32 that’s my life!! lol But the joy to be able to roll out of bed and just decide and have that option is ooohhh sooo refreshing.. Next thing…
I lost some friends in my life… And while I know that’s not news worthy but its an update I felt rather important because in my friendships ending I learned more about myself, I learned for years I have allowed my friendships to determine my happiness and I have allowed them to determine if I was a good person or not, if my friend thought I was a good friend then I was a good person, but if they didn’t then I wasn’t… atleast so I thought, but in learning who I am in Christ I learned when my friendships ended I was ok with it. I was of course sad to lose a friend but I was ok with the choice that was made for them to no longer be in my life, I was ok to surround myself with people who grew with me even if that meant it was going to be just me and my family, I was ok.. I was HAPPY in that.
And at I found myself in a new relationship, a romantic one at that ooohhlala lol… bumps, bruises and stop signs it wouldn’t be a relationship with me if it wasn’t a little hard right!? But I’m learning to be myself more and more in it and I am learning to let people be themselves… Do you know how hard that is!!!???
To literally not tell someone how to be! lol.. I never in my 32yrs on this earth thought that I would be the type to dictate or try to dictate who people should or shouldn’t be and then I clearly woke up and realized that’s exactly who I was.. ((thanks to some hour long talks with my big seester for that realization, lol)) But I thought I was telling them how to treat me of course being my independent sista self but in actuality I was trying to make them be who I thought that they should be; long story short let people be them. Those who are meant for you and to be in your life will fall in line and they will know your standards and treat you accordingly, and if and when they don’t… BOOT THEY TAILS UP ON OUTTA HERE!
And lastly but of course not least… I got myself a new job, same industry but totally new path. The doors for this position were opened for just lil ole me and the lord worked it out so awesomely I cant even begin to thank him enough, timing, salary, location, duties, opportunities all lined up and worked out perfectly… And the people!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say I am happy where I am.. Thankful! Happy, Overwhelmed with Joy!!
All in all the last 11 months have been a rollercoaster of unpredictable moments but I am sooo thankful for 2017 and all that its going to bring for me, this journey and PrettyinBinc; I am going to take this blog up a notch, I am going to be sharing more of myself with you, and not just in blog posts, but makeup, beauty, health, fitness (or lack thereof haha), recipes, DIY projects, Thrifting, Fashion, Sewing projects.. We are going to have some fun and I am excited for it!! I can’t wait.. Well all in all we got some good things in store and I hope to be able to utilize my community (which is you!!!) in the process.
Stay in love’s abundance