Do the Work

Good evening Dreamers!

I hope everyone is doing well.  These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. So many confirmations, but the main one has been constant and it is “Do the work”. Whatever work is needed to get you to your dreams do that. Nothing is easy, with social media we tend to forget that. As a “follower” all we see of other peoples lives is the good side, we rarely see the blood, sweat, and tears, that it took to get to that point.

Everyone wants these blessings, but they don’t want the bruises.

Don’t dwell too much on what someone else is doing in their life without also working on yours. Put in the time to live your dream and when it gets hard, push through it is extremely worth it. There will be times when nothing seems like its working, no one is supporting your dream, there’s a struggle anytime you try to complete a task…the list goes on and on. My advice to you is to keep pressing, keep pushing, keep working, you were born with a purpose, don’t let the journey to get to it cause you to stop.

xoxoxo

LGBD “She”EO 

Be Present

Good evening dreamers!

Since I’ve started actively working on LGBD I have had my face in my phone, laptop, or the clouds, constantly. At any given moment I’m either searching for inspirational photos online, sending out emails, or daydreaming about what this can grow into. All of these are good things, this is my baby, my newborn baby, so it needs all of my attention, right? Every minute of everyday counts, so naturally I will do all that I can to make sure its beautiful.

This past weekend, however, I decided that I would be present. I would enjoy my friends and family, I would take a moment to be grateful, and not worry so much about LGBD and it was the one of the best things I’ve done since I started. I was able to laugh all night with friends, eat great food, and dance the night away without worrying about photo ops, or quotes, or color palettes, etc etc. I know that a lot of us become enthralled in our projects, creatives have this need to feel inspired, this need to always be doing something, but if we don’t take some time out to look at the blessings around us we may miss the very inspiration we are searching so diligently for.

Cultivating your dreams is a journey, I acknowledge that it takes hard work mixed with a few tears, but I also believe that when ordered by God, things seem to fall into place. The journey doesn’t seem as lonely when you constantly have a guide telling you where to go, and for some people this might not be God, you may attribute it to the universe or that little voice inside, either way sometimes we need to quiet our minds and just be led. Take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come thus far, so that you can appreciate the journey ahead.

xoxoxo

LGBD “She”EO

Make Lemonade!

Hey dreamers!

We are so excited to get you where you need to be on the journey of life. But first we have to heal some things. A lot of us are introduced to pain at a young age, and it stunts our growth, The pain that we felt at 7, 10, 12, 15, etc still resonates with some of us. We carry it around like a backpack pretending it isn’t there.

It doesn’t take long for us to learn that life is not a fair + easy journey. Its riddled with thorns, cracks, sticks, rocks, and other unseen obstacles that cause us to stumble along the way.  Remember, that you are not in this alone, everyone is going through something, we all just make the best of it.

When life hands you lemons…make lemonade.

Cliche’, I’m aware, but true nonetheless. Intense focus on problems that are out of your control will not make them go away. In fact we don’t have as much control over the things that we think we do. Everything we go through, everything that is placed in front of us is a lesson. There are no losses, no feeling sorry for yourself, no beating yourself up, its merely a lesson that will only come back over and over again until we learn from it. While we are in that lesson, while we have those lemons in hand we should do our BEST to make them sweet. We should look forward to the other side of the storm where we can say, we made it through. I am not an advocate of wallowing in pain, things hurt, why hold on to them? Release toxic relationships, learn from them, forgive and move on. Its so important to your growth, ignoring it will not make it go away. Deal with it, whatever that looks like for you and go on to live the rest of your life.  Use the lemons for something better….

xoxoxo

LGBD “She”EO