Lonesome Dove, NYE + Aspirations

Happy New Year! 2018 is here y’all!

This is going to be a year of great challenges and great reward. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me.  In case you didn’t already know, I am going on a missions trip this year. I leave August 2018 to embark on this incredible journey, with complete strangers to go love and serve people. The World Race is an 11 month mission trip to 11 different countries around the world to help people in their communities, with whatever their need is, but most importantly sharing the love of God. Cool huh?

Aside from that, I am also just excited because for whatever reason, even though it’s just another day, it’s January 5, 2018 and it is the beginning of a new year and endless possibilities. In reality, however, every day is filled with the exact same possibilities, but we choose to resolve to do things because the “New Year” somehow represents a “New Beginning”. Ha

Plus it’s fun to just take a look back on your life, reflect and look ahead to the future with hope that we are achieving our life purpose…

Or at least I do.

How is everyone tho? Did y’all make any new year resolutions? I honestly am not a fan of making resolutions in particular, I just try to be better every single day.

I rang in the new year all by lonesome with my gato (cat) at home. We watched fireworks from my balcony and it was very peaceful and wonderful way to celebrate the new year. Earlier that night, I joined some friends for dinner celebrating one of my besties birthdays at Lonesome Dove in Ft. Worth. It was fantastic. Food was amazing and they offered a 5 course NYE meal. We had a wonderful time.

As far as my healing journey goes – I can say with confidence that I am much better than I ever have been. If I am resolving to do anything this year, it is just to be more open to receive whatever the Lord has for me. I want to be more kind, not just to myself, but to others. My wish is to be more like Jesus, and less like me. I want to be love and be light in the lives of others.

What about y’all? What are your goals and aspirations for the new year? Oh and this time, I promise to be a much better blogger! Ha

¡Feliz año nuevo!

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Single AF and Diggin’ It

Well, I have officially been divorced 1 whole entire year and 8 months to the day. I honestly can’t believe that I am only 4 months shy of being divorced for 2 whole years. It went by fast and let me tell you that I am proud of where I am. I can’t even remember the last time that I cried for Obed. Of course I still miss him on occasion and yes, we still talk from time to time, but most days, it is just me, myself and I!

I never knew how much I would enjoy being single post divorce. It is seriously amazing! I buy myself fresh flowers every week. Taking relaxing baths without interruption is life! I get the entire bed to myself on the nights I am not out sleeping on my balcony in a hammock and I don’t have to take anyone’s suggestions on dinner options. I just cook and eat what I want. Cooking for 1 – however, is still a challenge!

Life is grand y’all! There are so many exciting things happening in my life right now – like seriously! Being single has helped me come into this new appreciation for myself and what it means to be confident, bold and happy – like truly happy! Happiness, I’ve learned, is an inside job and I can now say, with certainty, that I am secure in who I am and what I want. I am super choose-y about who and what I will allow to occupy space, time and energy in my life. I only want the best – anything less than that, is simply not worth my precious time or energy.

I’ve spent so much of my time as a divorcée getting reacquainted with myself and with God. I have read countless self-help books and dug deep into the bible. I also make it a point to surround myself with family and friends that only speak life into my world. You know, people that lift me up and believe in all my goals, dreams and aspirations? That’s my tribe! It’s quite healthy and really helps me to look forward to what is yet to come.

Previously, I wrote about dating and being a little “playa-fo-life” but that just ain’t me, baby, it ain’t me! haha I had boo’s all over the world y’all! One of my besties even nicknamed me United Nations! hehe Dating is just not for me right now. I would rather focus on myself, crush my goals and let the next Prince Charming that is going to waltz into my life, sweep me off my feet – completely off guard! Doesn’t that just sound so pleasant? I imagine he is going to be pretty amazing to be able to handle me and all my wit, glory and sass! Do y’all even know how crazy it is going to be for me when I find a mate?

I feel like I loved Obed so much and I could never even fathom the idea of loving anyone else besides him. Now, however, things have changed. Sure, he still holds a piece of my heart, but my heart doesn’t bleed or yearn for him anymore. I am over it! ha No, not really, but I am healing and I have made a lot of progress. I still have so much love to give!

I have some really neat and important news to share soon, but I don’t want to give it all away in just one blog post (must spark curiosity and keep you coming back for more). I’ve got to build some suspense people! ha I hope everyone is doing well and life is treating you kind. I also hope you are receiving more peaches and cream rather than lemons. My wish for you, where ever you find yourself now, is that you would take a moment to appreciate the life you have, the people that are in it and the simplicity of the beauty that surrounds your every day life. If you search for goodness in your life, you will always find it. Be happy, be grateful, and be humble.

Appreciate what you have, the trials that have strengthened you and the love that you carry within. Don’t fret if you feel like you are alone in your suffering, whatever you might be going through. Rejoice and know that God is with you.

& ON THAT NOTE I WILL SAY: As-Salaam-Alaikum my friends! Virtual hugs, love y’all! XO

 

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