It’s Okay to Say When You’re Afraid 


      This past week marked two years since having to have part of my colon removed. My husband and I go hiking every year in August to celebrate God’s healing power. Each year we hike the same trail. This year the park revamped the trails and we had to hike a different trail unexpectedly. At first, I was anxious about hiking the new trail. I hadn’t prepped for it mentally or physically. I contemplated turning around(many times) but I kept saying under my breath “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Sure enough, we finally reached the top of the mountain and it was beautiful. My point here is this: don’t be afraid of letting God know when you are afraid. He can handle it. After all, the scripture says “He is made strong in our weakness.” Here are some photos from our hike:

Listen to Your Heart


   As this year is winding down, it’s time for some reflection. Specially, about blogging. My blog isn’t where I want it to be but it’s exactly where it’s supposed to be (how’s that for a riddle?). What I mean by that is, that I have certain goals for my blog. I’m sure I’ll reach those goals but when it’s my appointed time to reach them. My blog is exactly where it’s supposed to be right now. 

  I’ll admit, it can be tempting to want to follow other blogs and do what other blogger are doing. But I know I have to follow my own path and listen to my heart. A couple of years ago I went to a fashion networking event. I was new to blogging and very eager to learn and network. While we were eating, I’m expecting to learn from others and that’s the opposite of what happened. For about two hours, the women gossiped. For. Two. Hours.  I was so disappointed. I learned a valuable lesson that day: follow your own path. It’s good to learn from others but people should never stunt your growth or bring toxic energy. Maybe you can relate. In the sense you want to be at a certain level or reach a goal. It’ll happen. As long as you continue to work for it. The important thing to remember is to be yourself. Just listen to your heart and everything else will follow. 

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Q&A Post


I had a lot of fun answers your questions. You guys sent in some good questions for me to answer. You can watch the video here on my YouTube channel for some of the questions and answers. I also have a few other questions below that I received.


  1. Do you have a YouTube channel?

I just created it!

2. Do you have any advice on how to showcase your curves?

I do! You can do a couple of things if you want to showcase your curves or create  the   illusions of curves. Make sure you define your waist. This can be with a belt or with a skirt that hits you right where your waist line is. I would also suggest creating a longer leg line. You can easily be done by wearing heels. I’ll do a post about this soon.

3. How did you get over being bullied?

It took some time. To be honest, I still think about sometimes. My faith has helped me a lot. I realized that I don’t have to fit in or try to be someone that I’m not because God loves me for exactly who I am. Being bullied isn’t anything to be ashamed of. If anything, I’m a lot stronger because of what I went through.

4. Do you have any advice for someone who is a new blogger or thinking about starting a blog?

I haven’t been blogging for that long but I would tell anybody who is a new blogger or thinking of starting a blog to have a clear vision for your blog. Make sure that you aren’t trying to compare your blog to anyone else’s. I think it’s good to have bloggers you like, but don’t try to make your voice and what you have to say to match someone else’s. We all have a unique perspective and you should own that!

5. Who takes your photos?

I have a wonderful personal photographer…I also call him my husband 🙂