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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I just can't keep it to myself..

I'm feeling really good today, nothing special is going on but I feel like it on the inside! 

I'm putting together with a few friends a mini retreat for women.  It seems to all be falling into place which makes the excitement increase. I'm a huge believer in God giving you a vision and I feel that if He gives you the vision He gives you the necessary tools or people to make it come to fruition. Well, He indeed did that with this event. I am just so ecstatic that I have such great people in my life that were more than willing to jump on board and make this happen. We each offer something different and together can make a dynamite event happen. 

If you are interested and or want more information, don't hesitate to inquire. I'll give you a brief description of what will take place.  Picture Me, Elevating is what its called. There will be 5 workshops over a weekend that women can participate in that include Fitness, Fashion, Finance, Face/Faith & Lifestyle.  In each of the workshops the attendants will get a ton of information that they can then apply and begin to elevate themselves. I am praying that its life changing not only for the attendants but myself as well. 

I spend hours researching information, participating in webinars, reading, etc. While many obtain information and keep it to themselves I want to share with the world. I want all of us ladies to be better, to do better. Why keep it to yourself? who is that helping. Weren't we all put here for service? I believe we were. I have grown so much in the last few years and I want those around me to as well. If I can help a friend, family member or even a stranger then I have done something, right?  Life events were happening all around me, friendships dissolving, losing loved ones, bad relationship and so much more. I've been a believer for most of my life but sometimes we get so caught up that we forget and He has a way of shaking things up so you have no choice but to bend on your knees and call on Him.  Some, blame God for hard times but I chose to answer and get myself together spiritually. 

I believe that that's the first step (getting yourself together spiritually). How else can anything else fall into place without that major piece? It can't. So, after spending time reconnecting and getting my spirituality in check things began to shift for me. While there were still issues I dealt with I felt better and had more clarity with certain things. I have lost about 20 people in the last 7 years that were important in my life. To name a few key ones were my grandfather, an ex boyfriend, my great grandma, an uncle, my grandmother, a play father and the major one my father.  There were many others throughout the last 7 years and I know had I not gotten myself "together" I would not have been able to handle this. Thank God He knocked me down and more importantly He gave me strength! 

I could go on and on about the process but I won't for times sake. I am just thankful that I did reconnect, started working on other areas of my life and now I just want to help everyone. I am no saint, nor am I an expert but the last seven-eight years have taught me a lot and I just can't keep it to myself. So, I've put together this opportunity for others to invest in themselves and get the fire lit so that they too can elevate.  The world is groaning, God is speaking and its time for us to make some things happen. Our youth need us and we need to be prepared to assist them and keep them on the right track but we can't do it if we ourselves are not "together"

Thanks for reading my randomness and I hope that maybe it sparked something in you to do some self reflecting and make something happen!

Over and out
~thegorgeousdork

So, 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lack of Presence

So, yeah... I've been MIA for a little bit, not that I have many followers anyway I still desire to blog away. I've been blogging elsewhere but have decided to return here.

The last month or so has been what some may call weird for me. I've been working out more, eating healthier, trying to be a better wife and stepmom, friend and daughter and most importantly a better me! Those of you who do follow me know that that is my main objective...to be the best me possible all while helping others. I've been praying a lot lately as far as which direction I actually should be going. My hand is in a lot of pots and I've been saying how I truly need to focus on one and work it like no other. So..I've been pulling back from some and putting more energy into one. I am not sure that I can leave all of them completely but I have vowed to put 70% of my energy into one. With that being said I will begin to post more, to show more and hopefully spark your interest.

I've been putting myself on the back burner for some time and now plan to be a little more selfish, if that makes sense. I know that I can't give others anything if my own cup isn't full. How do I expect to pour into the lives of others being empty? It just simply can't happen.

I'm so very thankful for my husband, he's been supportive of me during this "foggy" time.  Moments of depression he quickly did what he could to get me out of it. I asked a few friends to pray for me and they did...I could feel it! Thank God for them, I'm feeling like myself again.

My event business is hosting a women's retreat/getaway in the upcoming months, it has me excited. I have asked some of my talented friends to be speakers at workshops during the event and fortunately they have all said yes and possibly work with me and make this into another business or women's group. I'm looking forward to what it all will bring. I even have vendors that are offering product samples, coupons or discount codes to all the attendees as well.  When God gives you a vision and you already have the gift and surrounded by who and what you need, you better just expect to work it and work it well. Just thought I'd share one of my future projects with the world. If you are interested, you can come join us. This weekend away will be pretty much covering all the components of the woman.  Somewhat of a get the fire going within type of function. I plan to blog about the process and the many other future events that are coming my way.

I wanted to include the video I watched that truly helped me put it all into perspective. I hope that you too will get something from it. Committing to being a better me, one idea at a time!


Over and out,
thegorgeousdork