Just Keep Swimming

When learning how to swim, my instructor said, “You need to exaggerate your strokes. It will feel funny and may even look weird, but it will help you swim better.” See, I’m 5 foot 8 inches and she’s barely 5 feet tall. Although I was supposed to follow what she was doing, I couldn’t follow how she was doing it because we’re built differently. Her shorter limbs required less effort compared to my longer limbs. When trying to copy her smooth, fluid, Olympic-like strokes, my swimming looked more like I was having a darn temper tantrum...

I Don’t Know and It’s Okay

Growing up, I remember there was this toy that I would play with. The objective was to fit the wooden pieces through the matching cut-out shape. A triangle piece could only fit through the cut-out area for a triangle and so on and so on. I remember using all my little strength to try to squeeze these wooden pieces into the incorrect spot. No matter how hard I tried, it just wouldn’t fit.   

5 Things To Change If You Want To Fulfill Purpose Series – PT.4

You know that scene in every horror movie where the killer is chasing the girl and she falls or trips like a hundred times? You watch her falling down over imaginary objects and you’re like screeeamming at the screen for her to get up? Although those scenes work my nerves, I noticed one thing about … Continue reading 5 Things To Change If You Want To Fulfill Purpose Series – PT.4

5 Things to Change If You Want to Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.1

My mentor once told me that my greatest strength and greatest weakness are the same. When I heard that I thought, um…that makes no sense at all. But then she said, “It’s your mind.” GASP! < mind blown > I am naturally very analytical and creative mentally. In a matter of seconds, I have thought … Continue reading 5 Things to Change If You Want to Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.1

Chosen: You are Qualified

Ever felt unqualified? Like there's-just-no-way-I’ll-ever-be-selected-so-why-bother-even-trying unqualified? Why would the person who is short-tempered, impatient, unfriendly, blunt-borderline-brash with people be given the shot? That’s what I thought when God said He wanted to use me. “Are you sure you want me, God?” Because as a fellow blogger told me the other day...

Self-Care Pt.4: You Matter, changedbypurpose

Self-Care Pt.4: You Matter

For the past couple of years, every summer, I participate in an event that is imperative to my self-care. The BeYOUtiful Women’s Retreat© is a time for women to get away and recharge, rejuvenate and relax. Through empowerment sessions, fellowship and fun, the retreat allows women the much needed time for self-care. This year, we were at the gorgeous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The weather was perfect, the people were amazing and I just knew I was going to have a great time...