How Did I Get Here?

I been slackin…. But I have a good reason this time

:drumroll: I am now a resident of Baltimore, MD!!!! :does dance:

So my husband and I are corps members for Teach for America and we’ll both be teaching Elementary School in just a few short weeks! Crazy right?

I’ve continuously just thought about how I got here, and I can honestly say I have no clue… But I DO know that I got here by the grace and plans of God and God alone. Everything going on in my life right now I never dreamed of, thought of, spoke… nada. Everyday is a big shock to me as to where I am and how I got here. To be able to say that I am going to have a full time job impacting the lives of students, receiving a salary in Baltimore, MD with my husband of almost two years is still mind blowing to me.

This time two years ago, I was heading back to graduate school, still planning on being an opera singer, while in the back of my mind knowing that something else was out there for me. Those few thoughts that something else was out there for me was simply the planting of seeds to get me to where I am now. All I had to do was take that step. But it wasn’t easy. I told my mom today that when I left graduate school, it was like jumping off of a cliff into a foggy area down below with a still, small voice saying “Just jump. I got you”… and that voice being God. It’s never easy doing it either. But when God has proved Himself so much to you in your life, you literally have no excuse when God simply asks you to Jump. He never forces you and ultimately leaves the choice in your hand. But when you’ve lived a life full of God simply taking GREAT care of you, it makes you want to jump… especially when it means becoming and doing all that you were created to be and do.

You capable of more than your present situation right now. Even if you don’t have a degree in it . YOU CAN DO IT!

Our world tells us that if we didn’t go to school for it, take a class in it, attend a seminar on it that we can’t do it. BUT I’m here to tell you that THAT is a LIE. If God has purposed you for it, you can do it. He will and has given you the grace and everything you need to move forward to be the BEST you He purposed you to be. But it’s not just for you, it’s for the others in this world you’re meant to touch and help to become their best selves as well.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin this school year to teach these amazing 1st graders not just math and science, but how to be their best selves. I’m excited to see what God has in store for me and my Mr. here in this city of Baltimore, MD. We’re ready to work and be all that God has created us to be!

Pray for us!

~The Mrs.

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Think Before You Act!

A few days ago, I posted a status on Facebook that said “Stop doing it now so you don’t have to explain it later.” I can’t remember exactly what was on my mind at the time, but this quote was inspired by some of the dumb and ridiculous things people are doing that they will eventually have to end up explaining.

Example: Today a sex tape was released by some reality star named Mimi. This is dumb and ridiculous. Why?

1) She has a child. She will eventually have to explain to her child why she did what she did. Not only will she have to explain why she did it, but will have to explain to her daughter why she shouldn’t do it. Now the child has to go to school facing shame because her friends and majority of the world has seen her mother naked and having sex all over the internet, which doesn’t go away unfortunately.

2) She won’t be able to shake the stereotype that is now placed on her. She can say whatever she wants to, call everybody a hater and say that they’re all jealous, when deep down she’s going to regret what she did because of everything that comes with it.

People everywhere are making dumb and ridiculous decisions every day that they aren’t prepared to explain… and it’s not just famous people, it’s the everyday people too. Women posting pictures of their half-naked bodies out her twerking and drunk, not realizing that one day they’ll be married with a child, who could easily Google their mother’s name and find all of them. Men out here posting pictures with stacks of cash, guns, alcohol, and women, not realizing that one day they’ll want to be married and will have to explain all their foolishness on the internet. Then when their children grow up and take after their parents, the parents will tell them no. What gives you the right when you were out here doing it too?

STOP DOING IT NOW SO YOU WON’T HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT LATER!

Your future spouse and children WILL ask questions about the things they see and hear about you. What you do now could be a determining factor when it comes to your spouse saying “Yes” and “I Do”! The twerking and partying and drunk nights seem like fun now, but when you have to sit down and explain it to someone, it’s not FUN anymore. When I went on the first date with my husband, I had to tell him everything… and why. It wasn’t easy to admit that I had slept around and partied and other stupid things. To this day I wish I hadn’t done some of those things because I know it made it hard on him at first to look past my past and see that I was a different woman.

This stuff and fake fame and glory is NOT WORTH IT! Look towards the future and not just the present, “feel good” moments. It is simply not worth it.

~The Mrs.