You may have noticed this blog is called, "Thrive As You." I've talked before about what that means exactly here. But I've been thinking about this whole concept a lot lately. Maybe you've noticed I haven't posted since November.... egads. That's because I've "just" been surviving.
I've just been surviving.
Allow me to sidebar for a moment. Since I haven't written since November, you don't know that my word for this year is intention. Most of you know that 2016 wasn't my favorite year as it relates to my personal growth. I found myself reacting to things rather than being thoughtful and focused and purposeful. I call that intention.
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My goal for 2017 is very simple. Live with intention. For me what this looks like is to stop reacting to the world around me and start being purposeful about what I choose to give my time and energy to and exactly how I give my time an…
As I've mentioned in a previous post, I can't really describe the call to be inked, I just know that it's there. I've been thinking for awhile about my next "word" tattoo and of course, waded through a myriad of choices.
The word "worthy" kept coming back to me over and over again. Particularly because it has been said to me in church several times by people, including my pastor who have prayed over me. In my heart I believe that God was telling me that I am worthy.
Ok great, so here's my tattoo!
Nah, too easy.
I was talking to a new friend, one I've only known for a few weeks and I was discussing this tattoo idea with him. He's not a tattoo guy and he's not a guy who really even knows me so why the heck was I asking him to begin with? But here's what he said.
"You already KNOW you are worthy."
"Worthy is a word you needed for your past."
"You need something else that will represent your future.&q…
I feel like I owe everyone an apology. I moved my blog to this new exciting site and I promised an explanation of why and then fell off the face of the earth-ish. I'm too busy thriving. In reality, as promised, I am writing the book which is a full time job. And then I have yanno, an actual full time job. Oh, and also I'm a single mom. So that means I have 100 full time jobs. So sometimes I forget to blog. Or I sit down to write and pull one of these.
Except I never ever look THAT put together or peaceful when I'm crashed out. Merriam-Webster defines the word thrive as....
Let's discuss in order, shall we?
1. to grow vigorously: flourish Yes please. More growth, more flourishing. I visualize it like this.
Geraniums on the left are surviving. They really are. They aren't dead. They even have buds on them, they are on the verge of blooming. But they are NOT blooming. Geraniums on the right are THRIVING. They are realizing their full potential, their…