Ode to my road dogs.
It’s August 2017 and Despacito is still catchy. What is life guys.
I decided to take a break from the devotionals and update you guys on a couple things currently going on in my life.
So, I’m going through a break up. There I said it.
Wedding planning, ring shopping, trips to Disney, and shopping sprees – 4 years later, we said our final goodbyes.
4 freaking years later.
4 years of ignoring the red flags. 4 years of car rides filled with tears. 4 years of forgiving. And here I am. Finally having closure that the only man I have ever dreamed about marrying, isn’t the man for me.
As you can imagine, this past month has been filled with ups and downs. But thankfully, my girls have been some major riders.
When things don’t go as planned, it’s so easy to focus on the restrictions. I,e what you don’t have, what went wrong, what would’ve happened that didn’t…
But if there’s something I learned this past month, it’s that life is all about perspective.
There are way too many beautiful things in this world to be worked up over a silly boy. And if you only focus on the negatives – you’ll never see the positives.
So I decided to share with you my bucket list of things I’m doing to help gain my perspective back. Hopefully this will help you too.
Go dancing Am I good at it? Who cares! If David danced, so can I! So here’s to turning up the music and dancing the tears away.
Travel Step away from the dark clouds. There’s no reason to lock yourself in your room and drive yourself crazy. God hooked us up with the bluest skies and orange-y sunsets to remind us of His love for Him. Even in the midst of our pain.
Get a massage Shoutout to my friends at House of Yen who are hooking us up when we go to Atlanta next month!
Write it out When E initially told me to write about my break up, I refused. There was no way. But between the blog and my diary (yes I still have a diary) – it’s relieving. And who knows. Maybe a couple of months down the line, I’ll reread this and thank God for the pain that gave me understanding.
If God says no, trust it This is probably something I would tell myself if I could rewind time. But of course, like a child who continues asking God for things she thinks she wants – I refused to take no for an answer.
Give yourself time It might sound really good to get whats-his-face out the friend zone. After all, you really can’t go wrong with free food and companionship, right? But I think it’s a good idea to have me time. Time to heal. Time to love. Time to prepare myself for what’s ahead. There’s no need to rush. And if God is truly enough for me, He’ll be enough for me when I’m single too.
Surround beautiful people who do beautiful things and bring out the beauty in you.
Life is all about balance and too much of a good thing can be bad. Always remember where you came from and who helped carry you there.
Ode to my homies. This one is for you.
RJ, BB, LM, NF