“Don’t spend all of your time trying to FIND yourself. Spend your time CREATING yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of.” – Sonya Parker
For years, I’ve struggled with finding my passion. At twenty-seven, I have accomplished so much. Yet, despite all my accomplishments, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. For so long, I’ve anticipated these life-changing events that came and went. I was now forced to ask myself the question, “what now?” I didn’t know the answer, but I knew I was determined not to let another year close without taking a risk at finding my why.
Being surrounded by artistically driven friends further fuel my desire to find my passion yet made my search extremely frustrating and intimidating. I slowly began to sell myself the narrative that perhaps I had nothing to offer. Still, deep down, I knew that was far from the truth. I have always loved taking pictures and sharing my authentic self with others. I’d be honest; I was always hesitant to accept that perhaps this was my passion. I felt like admitting that I enjoyed sharing my life through my lens would be viewed as frivolous and superficial. However, I pushed past my self-doubt and proceeded to do what made me feel happy, and the response has been so rewarding. Connecting with and inspiring women from different walks of life is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. Every day, I welcome the opportunity to share my transparency in navigating womanhood, motherhood, and marriage with others. I have learned to drown out the noise and fear of being critiqued and focus on the joy and satisfaction of doing what I love. I recognize that if my story impacts one person, then my sharing was not in vain.
Having grown up in a Caribbean/Christian environment, the opinions and approval of others were always heavily emphasized. Getting to a place where I can comfortably walk in God’s freedom has been the hardest challenge. In all honesty, the moment I took the limits off of myself is also when I realized I had been secretly placing limitations on God. My inability to be my authentic self was stifling the opportunity for God to use me in his unique way, which is specific to his will for MY life.
I am committed to living the life God has chosen for me. I choose to walk in his freedom and liberty. I want the world to know that there is no one way to be a good wife, mom, and Christian; you can be all of the above and still live a fulfilled life. I refuse to drown in society’s expectations of motherhood and marriage. Instead, I want to ensure I remain true to myself as I embrace my transition into this new chapter. I started my blog as a way to inspire women to realize they can be multifaceted and still live their best life – live earthy good!
Earthly Good is a platform for women to recognize that they can be whatever and become whomever they choose, following God’s will and plan for their life.
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