✨Welcome new and returning readers! ✨
We couldn't be more thrilled to usher in this new year with you. Cristal and myself are keeping GOD first, and allowing Him to continue to use us for greater purposes than our own carnal minds can even fathom. We have a LOT of promises that we are believing to be fulfilled including the growth and evolution of this here blog forum.
Whether you are new or returning to our page, know we are praying for you, and loving the beautiful souls that you already are! So as our IG account has specified (@write2herstory), every month we will be introducing a new theme. This month's is all about GROWTH! Continue to follow this month's topic as we unravel together, learn and discover our strengths, perhaps even weaknesses and everything in between!
Often we set goals to start something new; perhaps a new goal or dream you've been meaning pursue for sometime? But then...life happens! That killer diet and workout routine you created stops being so consistent...or that budget you promised to stick to got a reality check when unexpected car maintenance bills sets you back...Although we are into our first week of the new year “2017” it’s not too late to get on track, so what's hindering you from letting your today be your beginning!?
Often people like to judge one another when talking about dreams and goals whether it is to start a new business or change personal habits to improve your health etc. Let's always remember we are in the beginning as mentioned in Genesis 1:27. God created us in HIS image so don’t put any more time invested into what people have to say...we are meant to be fruitful and multiply as mentioned on Genesis 1:28. Multiply your thought patterns to positive action. Let your "can't" be your "can do" let your tomorrow's be your TODAY. Make the intentional decision every moment you are given, to live in your fruitful season!
"While I was in college, I had a really difficult time battling with social anxiety. I was still going to same school as the man who raped me and I couldn't help but internalize my anxiety that he had spread rumors of our sexual encounter being MY idea, or that I asked for it and instead
chose to rat him out. So for months, I became an avoider, and walked my campus in fear...I took the long way to get to my classes to avoid walking through the quad where all of the football players and the man who assaulted me hung out daily. This often led me to be late to multiple classes of because of my commute. As a result, my anxiety increased over-thinking assumptions of my peers and professors questioning my tardiness. So instead of being questioned I simply didn't go to class. I couldn't stand the feeling of walking into a lecture or room all eyes piercing at me for interrupting class discussion or the flow of the lesson being taught. Some may ask, why I didn't change schools, or why hadn't I arranged something with my professors to explain my fear of harassment?
Truth was...I HAD spoken to administration about getting escorted by security but it was unrealistic having to wait even longer to have someone walk with me every day between my classes. In addition, leaving to go to another school stopped being an option when I saw myself 5 years from the year of my assault.
I had made the decision that my new beginning was going to be earned, I was going to fight for my degree to prove that I could, and also, that I couldn't live with the fact that Pain and embarrassment forced me out of my destiny, my goal, MY dream of obtaining a college degree.
I made a decision 6 years ago to continue even if I failed multiple times, even if it hurt me. No one forced me to stay. I was actually encouraged to leave by multiple counselors and adminstration...but like healing, it became a daily choice I slowly became okay with being late some classes, I became okay with people staring , I was never okay with the harassment, the fear, the PTSD, but I treated EACH day like a NEW YEAR. I made new goals, and encouraged myself to continue to pursue my goals while keeping my peace.
I had the support of many, and I wish I had something like Herstory then, to let me know I'm not making these decisions alone in the process of healing. "- Devin Marie
Which is why we are here...no matter what goals you have...big or small; if it's bettering the woman or man of God, God has called you to be; we are here for you. Every day is YOUR New Year, with consistency your better-you and greatest achievement is ALREADY yours!
So, gather that information for that new business model you've been sitting on, Maybe you need to get licenses for something, start the process today even if you are not 100 % ready to open the business. In other words, stay in position to receive your blessings!
Till next week, and with love and solidarity,
💗Devin Marie and Cristal Lowe
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