As I write this post I realize how ironic its title is. This is a subject that has been plaguing my energy for the past few weeks so I thought it was worth sharing with you all.
So here is an insider on my life...I'm a step-mommy! I recently married the love of my life this past July, and in turn now have a bonus child! I absolutely love being a step-parent. Yes, it has it's complications, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
I am so happy to be writing this blog post! It has been three years since I've launched the Hay Queen! platform, and I am so blessed for the amount of support I have been able to receive thus far!
And just like that, 2017 has come to a close; and new beginnings start to open up. I guess it's true what they say: as you get older, life becomes a blur. I feel like it was just yesterday me and hubby (at the time just fiance) were holding a game night with our closest friends to countdown the new year. And look at us now, married, ready to enter 2018. Regardless of how fast this year passed us by, there are a few things that this year has taught me.
This past weekend I participated in the Black Girls With Purpose conference, and it was such a blessed time! The conference took place in New Orleans, and it was my second time being on a panel, but first time in front of a bigger crowd.
I've been meditating a lot more these days. And while speaking with God, I was shown the proper illustration of where my faith is right now. Trust me, it'll make sense further in this post.
Kansas City author, Grace LaJoy Henderson, just released her illustrated series, The Gracie Series, and I had the pleasure of interviewing her about the recent launch! Many of us, especially parents, see the disparage of brown, and black children being represented in children's books nowadays. Grace is changing that with her release of six children's books!
Author, Brie Lightfoot Smith is back from her authorial debut with her second book called, "Walking on Water: A 21-Day Devotional on Faith." I had the chance to chat with Brie about her creative purpose, and what she would like her readers to learn from her second work!
I don't know if it's something in the weather, or what, but the devil has been trying to work! *In my motherly voice* But for whatever reason I've been able to cope more than normal to these changes happening in my life. And I want to share with you why you can't let any unfortunate situations steal your joy.
It's not that simple. Especially if you live in an area where corporate jobs are the usual way to go. But don't be discouraged. This post is supposed to encourage you, I promise!