I had such an amazing time over the weekend that if I typed it out, you would not feel my excitement. So check out ladies and gents! (If the video is not crisp and clear, click the little icon to the left of the words "YouTube" and choose "Quality" 1080p HD")
Thanks again GURLIFICATION! You ladies ROCK!
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Don't Forget Your Confidence
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When was the last time you went to the bathroom, closed the door, locked it, sat on the toilet and just… listened to yourself? HA! You probably thought I was going to say poop? No, I won’t be blogging about poop today. I’ll save that for another day when I have a brain fart and can’t think of anything else to talk about. :-)
ANYWHOOO!! When was the last time you got in a quiet place with no interruptions and spent some alone time alone with yourself, on purpose, with no cell phone or music playing in the background? In this day and age you probably don’t have time to sit still! I mean, there are people to see, posts to read, Vines to watch and statuses to like and people to unfollow! Are you kidding me? Who has time to sit in silence (I hope you can sense the sarcasm).
I know those are your thoughts and feelings, but let me tell you something HONEY BOO BOO CHILD! Taking the time to listen to yourself can be very beneficial.
How so CHERISE?
Glad you asked! Here are some benefits to spending some time alone with YOU!
1. You get a chance to clear your head.
Throughout the day you are bumping into and talking to annoying and rude people. You see crazy things on social media that affect your mood and your thinking and so you need to take a break to help release the crap you have been ingesting all day.
2. You get to know who you are.
I am always talking about you should get to know YOURSELF and figure out your likes and dislikes. What better way to do that than to spend some quality, uninterrupted time, with YOU! You can ask yourself questions to get to know the type of person you are because you are constantly changing!
AND 3. You can evaluate your life!
As you are sitting and having quiet time with yourself you can think about where you are in life, where you want to be in life and where you see yourself going in life! Create a 5 year plan and start to work towards it! If your life is crappy, you can flush the messy parts down the toilet and start fresh! You can get a new hobby, make new friends or create a vision board. You can make plans to have a fresh scented present and future that is not masked by a pleasant scent.
Do you get it? Do you see how important it is! I hope so!
Start now! Get to your bathroom a.k.a YOUR QUIET place and release that load… (LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist)
What are some other benefits to spending time with yourself that you can come up with? Comment Below!
*Don’t Forget Your Confidence
I wanted to take time out of my day to write you a letter letting you know how amazing you are! It’s not every day that people tell you that you are beautiful on the inside and on the outside, so I thought that I should do that. Heeeey sister-friend! You are amazing! You are beautiful on the inside and out! Please don’t ever forget it! You are needed, looked up to and loved by so many! On behalf of all of those people who did you wrong, called you dumb, stupid and ugly, I want to say I am sorry. Do not feel bad because people failed to realize the real you! Let all the negative words, the hate, and the meanness that they said to you go in one ear and out the other. You are better than the negative things people said about you! You are a winner! You are strong! You are fearfully and wonderfully made! You come from royalty! Your Heavenly Father is a King, not just any King but the King of ALL kings! That means you are a princess! Wear your crown! Wear Your Confidence!
I am so glad that you walk with your head up high. The smile you wear looks good on you! Don’t take it off. When you walk into a room people look at you and are drawn to you. Why? It’s because your inner beauty shines brighter than any diamond ever could. But be careful. With all of this confidence make sure it doesn’t turn into conceit. Don’t think you are "all that and a bag of chips." This will take some practice, but I have faith in you. You will master this with time. Remember, people are watching and waiting to see if this “new confidence” of yours is real or not. They are waiting to catch you slipping! You will have your off days and that does not mean you were faking your confidence. The truth is you are human. You will have those days where you feel unpretty, unwanted and you will doubt your abilities and that is fine. Shake it off and remind yourself who you are in Christ. With God all things are possible, you just have to believe it! You are loved! Jesus died because He loves you so much and wants the best for you! Jesus is the reason for your confidence! You can’t do this on your own and you shouldn’t feel that you have you! When you are feeling down, look up! Call on Jesus! He can give you all the confidence you need to face any obstacle! All you have to do is believe it, receive it and wear it!
I love you confident sister!
*Don’t Forget Your Confidence
I thought it would be a good idea for me to share an issue that I have struggled with since I was in Jr. High School…my skin! For those who know me, my skin, for the most part, has been clear. Every now and then I’d get those big under the skin, can’t pop pimples. You know the ones! They hurt like crazy and you have to let them do what they want or else you are left with a huge scar! YUCK! The funny thing about my skin is I never thought it was a big issue UNTIL 8th grade! This girl by the name of Christina (I will never forget her name!) said to me in class, “Your nose is sooo much lighter than the rest of your face.” It didn’t help that there just so happened to be a huge mirror in the class. So what did I do? I went and looked in the mirror and I stared at my face! I started to see that my nose WAS lighter than the rest of my face! How could I not have noticed this? I looked at my face all the time! Thank you Christina for pointing out a “flaw” that I didn’t even know was a flaw! After that incident, I brought it to my mother’s attention and told her I wanted to start wearing makeup. I told her my face was 2 colors and I didn’t like it. Yes, she tried to tell me nothing was wrong with me, but she wanted me to be happy. So we went to the store and as I sat at the counter I was nervous. I didn’t want anyone to see me and I didn’t want the makeup lady to look at my face. On top of that, she didn’t know what she was doing and couldn’t find the right color to blend in with my face. I was getting impatient and my nerves were on edge. I remember walking away in tears telling my mom that I wanted to go home. She couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. I was so upset and to make a long story short I’ve been wearing makeup every since. I wouldn’t wear it over my entire face, just my nose area. CRAZY RIGHT!? I was embarrassed, thank you Christina! I all of a sudden had an issue with my face because SOMEONE ELSE pointed out something that was different from them!
But my story gets better! For the past month or so my face has been breaking out. Not the usual bumps either! I am talking bumps under the surface of my face, on my cheeks. I didn’t know what was going on, I still don’t. (That’s not the good part, lol) The good part is I decided to stop wearing makeup, for the time being! I don’t know if the makeup was causing it, but I know my skin needs to breathe. So Saturday, I went all day without makeup. I was so uncomfortable! I didn’t want to leave the house and interact with people, BUT I DID JUST THAT! I even went out to eat by myself and got some work done! I ended up taking selfies at the table in the middle of me bring productive. I really had to Wear My Confidence that day!... I almost forgot it at home when I walked out the door! SMH! BUT GUESS WHAT!? I survived!
I looked myself in the mirror and REALLY examined myself and my face. I came to the conclusion that I needed to accept the things I can’t change (the exact thing I teach you!). I also noticed that my face really IS NOT THAT BAD! Sooo what did I do? I didn’t wear makeup to work on Monday! #nomakeupmonday I felt a bit weird too! But guess what? Today is Tuesday and I’m still not wearing makeup. I was tempted to do it today but I looked myself in the mirror and told myself that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I told myself that I am beautiful and that I am not going to put on makeup and then I walked out the door! Don’t get me wrong I love a beat face every now and then, but I was hiding behind my makeup. How can I talk to you about wearing your confidence when I’m hiding behind makeup? That AIN’T right (yes, I said AIN’T!) My words to you are: Don’t allow the words of others affect you. Christina pointed out a “flaw” that I didn’t know was a “flaw” and because of that I wasted so much time, effort and money trying to cover up who I was. This is me! There is so much more, no less!
Be you! Wear Your Confidence, not your makeup! Don’t cover up what God but His hands on!
I’ll think #noMakeupMondays will be my new thing from now on! Who is with me!? Are you confident enough for the CHALLENGE!? (There is no fire involved, only a lifetime of benefits and true beauty)
*Don’t Forget Your Confidence
I took some pics Monday and Tuesday. This is me! Naked face and all!
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