REMEMBER YOUR RESILIENCE

Sometimes you just hear God loud and clear. This idea has been on my heart to share for a few days now, but for some reason I’ve felt insecure about doing so. And then, God spoke to me through something and was just like, “Nope. Mere. This is what you need to do. Do it.” […]

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PATIENCE

Patience is not a difficult demand:  Patience, the key to joy, makes hearts expand.  Patience and prudence you’ll need to ascend;  For prudence, patience is a needed friend.  (Masnavi Book III, Rumi, p. 17)    Patience, I believe for many of us, actually can be one of the most difficult demands of all. Patience is […]

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W O R T H

Recently I’ve been seen how much my worth is rooted in how busy I am, how helpful I appear to be, and by what I produce. When I am under a sense of pressure and performance and am cranking things out, I thrive. But when days or moments come when I have nothing on my […]

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CONTROL.

Control is hard for me to let go of. It’s hard for me to recognize that I’m not actually in control of most things in my life. I can’t control other people. I can’t control the weather. I can’t control traffic. Lots of things, y’all, aren’t in my control. But when I come to CycleBar […]

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FUTURE BRIDE, I’M WITH YOU

I’ve been feeling so weird sharing about how overwhelming + stressful wedding planning has been for me. I think a lot of it comes from social media and the industry that portrays every step of the journey as a pure, shining, joy, when in reality, I just laugh and/or cry at least once a week […]

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HIGHS + LOWS

Every night during my freshman year of college my roommate, Nikki, and I would share our highs and lows of the day. It was an easy practice that she initiated because there were days when we barely saw each other, yet we still wanted to catch up and know what was going on in each […]

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ELEVATE + CELEBRATE

My mantra for 2020 is ELEVATE and CELEBRATE I’ve learned very quickly throughout my short adult life so far that we cannot do this thing alone. If we want to be the best versions of ourselves and make our dreams happen, then we need the support of those around us. If I want to elevate […]

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NEW YEAR, SAME YOU

Ok, so the hype for 2020 has begun and there has been one thing on my mind. As someone who is a deep reflector, I tend to overanalyze and reflect myself into a deep pit of despair where my conclusion at the start of a new year is to make massive changes to my life […]

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DON’T GIVE UP, CLIP IN

Last week, an incredible friend I’ve made through CycleBar gave me a tank top that said Don’t Give Up, Clip In, and I could not imagine better words to end the year on. This friend shared with me that in the midst of a season of life that was particularly heavy and dark for her, one of […]

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INFINITELY MORE

This morning I heard a sermon about God moving and showing up in the most unexpected times and places. The professor speaking today encouraged us to stay alert and awake, for we don’t always know when God’s presence is going to rock our world. Well, today was that day for me. Today I was reminded […]

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THANK YOU, INSTAGRAM

Today, one of my professors performed an act of courage and vulnerability in our class and it inspired me to pop back on here and just write. It inspired me to write without fear of what others will think because let’s be real, that fear is real and it holds me back a lot more […]

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