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If You Wake Up In The Morning And All You Can Think About Is…

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If you wake up in the morning and all you can think about is…

You fill in the blank_____________________ What is the first thing that comes to your mind?  We will talk more on this later in the blog post.

I came to the realization that I enjoy writing and sharing my experience as an artist.
This isn’t for self-gratification but to document my journey and inspire others along the way. It all started when I was a little girl.  I have always loved to sing, write songs, put on plays and dress up in my mother’s clothing and makeup. You can say I was a girlie-girl and nope that hasn’t changed much.

As I grew older, my passion grew but I didn’t go after what I truly loved. I went to college and became an elementary school teacher. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching and children, but I wasn’t being fulfilled and I felt like something was missing in my life. Can you relate?

I taught for a few years and I felt great knowing that I was making a difference in children’s lives, but I was ignoring what God called me to do. Some days when I was teaching I would think about singing and performing.  I knew then that I must do what I think about everyday!

The movie, Sister Act 2 comes to mind (one of my favorite movies).  Lets get back to that quote and finish it. Whoopi Goldberg’s character Sister Mary Clarence says, “If when you wake up in the mornin’ and you can’t think of anything but singin’ first… then you’re supposed to be a singer.” BOOM! She said it!  What did you fill in the blank?  This quote simply says do what you love and what you think about every day!

In 2012, I had a near death experience (you can read more about it here). My life forever changed and my outlook on life changed as well. I realized that I only have 1 life and that I should live it to it’s fullest! After recovering for a few years, I decided to do just that.  I took a leap of faith and put my trust in Him!  There is no way God gave me a second chance at life to shut up and be quiet about it! He wants me to share my testimony and my God given talents! Here I am y’all, I am not shutting up!  I am here LOUD (but humble) and BOLDLY before Him!  In my next blog post I will tell you how I finally decided to take that leap of faith.

So you may be wondering why I am blogging. Follow along with me as I embark on this new exciting journey.  I hope and pray that my blog post inspires and encourages you to do what God has called YOU to do!