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My Fall TBR List!!!

I love Fall. I love everything about it. The cool air. The sound of crisp autumn leaves under my shoes. The warm earth tones that paint the sky annnd the yummy seasonal beverages (Hi Starbucks!) Now that we're officially 5 days into Fall, I figured I'd join in on the Broke and the Bookish's TBR list prompt.

This week's feature is our Fall TBR List and I couldn't be more excited! Fall may be just what I need to get out of the reading slump I've been in.

Confession: I Haven't Been Totally Honest

Hi! Remember me? 

Before you begin slamming the door in my face, hear me out. I know I have been extremely inconsistent this summer. First, let me begin my apologizing. Finding balance is a personal goal of mine and it is definitely a process. 

I had the opportunity to travel quite a bit this summer and my highlight was definitely time in Ghana. While in Ghana, I was committed to being as "present" as possible. Like an ice cream cone on a summer day, if you look away for even a moment, drops of sweetness may escape you. And that was something I could not afford. My heart aches for Ghana even as I type now...the people....their voices...the love... I know I'm immensely blessed to have such a loving family. Here are a few snapshots from my trip!





Overcoming Insecurity

I believe many of us want to be part of an adventure. We want to have that "go-to" crowd pleaser story that we can boast about! An adventure that we had the guts to brave and a time when we surprised ourselves.

In my life, I love seeing amazing things happen. Things that just reaffirm the good in life and the goodness of God. However, if I'm honest, I simultaneously ask God to keep me out of any situation in which a miracle would actually be required. (lol don't judge me) 

There may be a teeny tiny itsy bitsy bit of a control freak deep down in my heart. 

Convinced? Yeah me neither lol. I hate when I'm in situations where even my best efforts can't fully "fix" it. I don't need to have all the answers all the time, but when things seem to be going awry, I DO want to be able to resolve them. However, the reality is, sometimes we can't fix things or undo what has already happened. And for me, this can lead to insecurity.

According to our buddy Webster, insecurity means deficient in assurance; beset by fear & anxiety; not firmly fastened or fixed. 

I promise I'm not being facetious in inserting a definition but it helps me to look up the meanings of words to aid a deeper understanding. As I read this, I thought "wow! I know I've felt some of these emotions before." 

And can I be even more transparent? I felt some of it as I thought about whether or not to write this blog post. 

We Should All Be Feminists

Click cover page for Goodreads summary

Feminismthe belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities

I can't recall the first time I heard the word feminism. However, I remember sensing it was laced with negativity. As I got older, I realized that, to some, being a feminist had somehow become synonymous with hating men.


In what dictionary!? lol