Journey to 30: Fret Not

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said.  “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told.  “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard.  And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Who Am I?,” I shared one of my…

Journey to 30: Who Am I?

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck,” I began sharing with you…

Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. In this blog and the next few leading up to my 30th birthday, I will share…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give you something directly from my heart in the hopes that I…

Broken Pieces

“You’re a survivor! Look at the hand life dealt you, and look at what you’re doing with it. You’re still in the game, girl! Things may be hard, but you’re making it on broken pieces.” I boldly declared that to my mirror’s reflection as mascara-stained tears streamed down my cheeks and rolled down to my…

What It Looks Like. What It Is.

“Ms. Rouson, read the smallest line of letters that you can see.”  Arrogantly I scoffed beneath my breath knowing that I could ace this portion of the vision screening; I could see pretty well, I thought to myself.  I sat up straight and, as a natural reflex, squinted my eyes and began reading the line…

What’s the Point?

Disclaimer:  I’ll go ahead and admit off top that this blog may not be well constructed.  Inspired by a scripture that I couldn’t shake and a series of “Aha” moments, I am just going to type my jumbled thoughts on the page and pray that they make sense to you like they do to me. …

Rock Bottom . Rebuild

Rock Bottom – rock-bot·tom \ ˈräk-ˈbä-təm \  (noun): 1. the lowest possible level What does rock bottom look like? For me, it was the imagine of a drug addicted, homeless gentleman who begged for a few dollars only to shoot up, smoke, or drink what should have been his meal money.  Rock bottom was the…

I Forgive You

If I were to have a subtitle, it would be “Faith to Forgive.” Good Afternoon, I forgive you. -Christen That was the entire email. Let’s rewind.  There was an individual that I loved SO deeply, but he hurt me and walked out of my life.  I reached out to tell him how I felt with…

Reclaiming My Time

Disclaimer:  This won’t be a general message for everybody. “Reclaiming my time.”  This phrase became popular by Rep. Maxine Waters, or “Auntie Maxine” as many of us call her, as she tried to silence Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, as he, in short, wasted her time…literally.  (View the video on…well, anywhere to see.)  Because the phrase…