Have you ever been at a place in your life where you just felt lost? You had your dreams, you knew what you wanted to accomplish, and you worked towards those things but you just weren’t seeing any tangible results? During this time you should go the hardest! Yes, I said it! This is the time when you are closer to things taking off for you then you realize. This is why things are getting harder, more tedious and frustrating for you. This is the time when winners are created, this is when you work when you don’t feel like it or see progress. This is the time that reminds you how hard life really is.
It’s not going to be easy and everything will not always make sense. For example, you graduate from high school, and go to college to make yourself more marketable in the work force and they tell you that you don’t have the required experience to land the job. You’re 100% confused because you’re wondering what your internships were supposed to have counted as, if it wasn’t considered to be experience.
The job market is highly competitive, and mostly it’s not because the next person is so much more skilled and talented than you are. Many of times it’s simply because they knew someone you didn’t know that was already working within the company. This has been my experience since I graduated from high school. The jobs I didn’t receive were the ones that I didn’t have any type of internal connections with, and every good job I’ve landed was because the manager knew one of my friend’s or family member’s.
We are living in a new age. Things have changed. If you are trying to break into a certain business and aren’t successful doing that after putting in so much hard work, it’s okay to continue working hard at your craft but also make your own business in the meantime. Bills do not stop for unemployment, or low wages. Use your gifts and talents to profit, while working towards what you really want to obtain. This will teach you survival skills, self-motivation and independence. You might actually love it more than working a 9 to 5.
Life is not a fairytale so nothing in this world will be handed to you; therefore it’s important to use your god-given skills to survive. If you’re good at making t-shirts do that, but if you are a good cook, sell plates. It is important to use your god-given skills; God gave them to you for a reason. When you keep going and working towards your goals inspite of how tired or frustrated you become, God will always meet you half way. Whatever you do, don’t give up because you never know just how close you may already be to the blessing that will change your entire life.
I hope this is a blessing to someone!
Love Trish xoxox
Until We Meet Again
I’ve watched God heal and do miracles, but what I’m never prepared for is losing a loved one. So how do we get through this? We don’t try to force ourselves to move on. We pray daily; we seek God daily. We read our bible. We cry, we pray, and we cry and pray again. We ask God for strength and peace that surpasses all understanding. Sometimes we just yell out his name. We cry until the tears are no longer there to flow from our puffy eyes.
The grieving process is vital in repairing our heart and mind. Things will never be the same after losing a loved one. For one, we will never be able to physically see our loved one again, however this realization should awaken in us a greater purpose for our lives. That purpose is to become the very best version of our self that we can possibly become. If there was something we struggled with before our loved one passed away, we have to strive to eliminate that particular thing from our life. Life is too short to hold on to dead weight that will hinder you from progressing spiritually.
If you do not let go of the dead weight, the very thing you are trying to hold on to will also spill into your career and financial life. You may find yourself in a place of lack because there are some things and or people you need to let go of. Life is not a fairytale; therefore losing a loved one should awaken in you a deeper sense of meaning for your life. It should remind you of how fragile life truly is.
God kept you here a little longer; you have a chance to get things right and to live the very best life while on earth. Take advantage of this opportunity and prepare yourself for when God may return. Your loved one is in a better place and would want you to live an amazing life so you can eventually make it to heaven. The only thing that could make him or her prouder is for you to go out there in the world and WIN! Know that he or she loves you unconditionally and that we all will leave here one day. So what is the legacy you want to leave behind? Ask yourself how would you want people to remember you and most importantly, are you striving everyday to live a life that is pleasing to God?
Love Trish xoxoxo
I hope this is a blessing to each of you.
In Memory of Maurice Suggs:
We Love and Miss You and we pray that God allows each day to become a little easier in dealing with the pain of you no longer being here. Our human minds are far too simple to understand why you had to leave now, but we trust that nothing passes through God without him knowing. If it was meant for you to be here, God would have created one of his miraculous miracles that I've seen him do with no problem many times. But instead he had plans for you and needed you with him. Before he placed each of us in the world, he had a time that we would be born and a time that we would depart from this earthly world. Thank you for being a loving friend. We know that you are happy and are smiling down on us from Heaven.
P.S. I love this picture of you in your music video because you are looking up to heaven. Please watch over us. Rest easy angel.
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.