These past few months have been humbling. Extremely humbling. With the launch of my book and branching out my business, I had to sit and evaluate a few things. My website subscription was due and I wanted to add this blog to the website, then I started thinking that it was not such a good idea based upon the content I used to blog about when I first started. Then I heard God say to me, “It is okay, it shows the beauty of where I have taken you from.” So humbling once again, without God I would not be where I am today but my past has allowed me to evolve into who I am today.
I wanted to share this with anyone who feels that they are not good enough for God. He doesn’t want the “perfect” son or daughter who has dotted all of their I’s and crossed their T’s. He wants the perfectly imperfect you. Be who you are and walk in God’s way, the rest will fall into place and that is when His will will be granted.
I love you and thank you for always reading.
My book is available through Amazon and Kindle called “The Past is in the Past so let it Pass” by Nadia Atkinson
Trusting someone can be hard.
Loving someone can be more difficult.
But, knowing that you can trust in God because God is love.
Now that is priceless.
“People are our sunshine, our soil, our rain. When are we going to stop surviving off of people and start living for ourselves?”
- Nadia A
I wrote this quote in the middle of my notes during my Psych class this evening. We were learning about personality and I wondered when will I ever start living for myself? As long as I can remember I’ve always put someone else before me. I can’t say that is necessarily a negative trait but I don’t see much positive in it either. I allow others to “change” me for the time being. I am so wrapped up in being who they want me to be that I forget to be me. Whoever that person may be is an amazing person… before the change. That is who I need to become all the time. I do not want to be that wife and mother (one day) who starts living her life once her kids are ready for college. I am sure I wrote this in a blog post before but for some reason it sticks this time. I am a habitual thinker who is extremely observant and a genius in my own right. Who isn’t? I won’t say that my mind and the way it works is a negative trait because it is something God gave me yet how I use it… well that’s another story. I am learning and unlearning at the same time. Change can only happen if I want it to. One cannot allow another to change them if they are not ready to be changed. I want to change me and someone else may not agree with that change but the people who are supposed to be in my life will embrace the change and accept me for who I am.
This is a new season! I have a new outlook on life and what it means to truly be me and I am looking forward to tomorrow… you should too.
“The way to predict God’s future is to look back at His past performance! He is faithful! You can trust Him! All is well in the end; so if all is not well, it’s not THE END!”
- Bishop Dale Bronner
I love it when little quotes speak volumes. The first half of the year has been interesting. However, the second half will be greater than the first! I am looking forward to August, September, October, November, and December. I do not know what is in store for me but, I do know that I have so many ideas, visions, and tasks ahead of me. I can only see one thing flashing in my mind…. “TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME” …. so that is what I plan to do. Take it one day at a time. I know I serve a God of more than enough and I am going to do exactly what He tells me to do in the coming months so that I can tell others that HE IS REAL. (John Gray)
It never fails… each and every time something life changing happens the two things that tend to cure me are writing and music. This time I’ve added a third…God. My love for writing tends to take a backseat when something else replaces it. One thing that I realize is that the love never goes away. I can think of an entire book in my head but never know how to put it to pen and pad. The ability never leaves. I am sure there are many of us out there who have that one thing that they constantly put off until you “need” it again. I need to write. Someone may need to sing, dance, read, love, talk, sew, work, worship…write. Whatever that “need” may be just DO NOT place it on the shelf and years later you dust it off and realize that you missed that “need” so much. You are supposed to bless someone with that talent! Let’s use the second half of the year to fulfill that desire to move forward with your dream! Take that vision and make it a goal and turn it into a check mark marked COMPLETE!
Now that that is done…
I have missed you guys so much!!! I miss reading my daily blogs and comments. Thank you so very much for those of you who nominated me for the “Blog of the Year” award! I was so humbled because I stopped writing for the second half of the year and you still remembered little ol me! Thank you so very much!!
So much has happened and changed! I may not understand a great portion of it but I am glad to be on God’s side! It truly makes life a lot easier.
I will definitely share more of my experiences at another time but just wanted to say hello and thank you all! Love ya!
“Inside of every woman lives a needy little girl wanting to feel pretty, loved, secure. Expose her to her imperfections, toy with her desire to feel loved, rattle her sense of security, and you bring that needy little girl to the surface.” – Steven James
The smell of Subway sandwiches, restaurant, whatever makes me sick. I walked around the mall today and walked into Journeys which is next to Subway and I couldn’t even stay in the store. I was so sick to my stomach I almost threw up. I don’t know why your clothes smell when you leave, I am not sure why it gives off that smell. But I would rather smell like Starbucks than Subway. Ugh.
I understand that television networks have commercials to pay for their expenses but I am waiting a few more minutes so that I can watch a new series a little later so that I can fast forward the commercials. I probably miss out on some new products or services I could benefit from but I will pass. Commercials drive me crazy. Most of them are not even funny and the only time I may watch a commercial is when I forgot that it was previously recorded and then the light bulb goes off and I fast forward the commercials.
I was super excited to start a vegetable garden and planted some 146 seeds and I have no idea how I am going to fit these plants into a big pot. Where I live I am not allowed to plant a garden in the ground. But now I am curious to see how much these ginormous pots will be to keep the gardening going. Sigh. Does anyone want some zucchini? Cherry tomatoes? Parsley? Snow peas? Green beans?
Is there anything that bugs you right now? Clearly I have no shame in expressing what bothers me but is there anyone out there who thinks Subway smells?