Day 12: Voicemail

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.”

Lately, I have been in my head overthinking about the past. Thinking about what I would have said and done differently if I had the chance to do things all over again. I have learnt, slowly but surely, that all the mistakes that we make in life happen to teach us important lessons we need to learn. If we become introspective in our search for our selves, we will find a lot of meaning behind these lessons. We will find the ways in which we need to grow and change to become better people. I interpret this quote not as the past coming back in the form of a person, but the past coming back as your thoughts. You have thought about it and resolved it already. Now, just get your brain to put it away and move forward onto something new.

Day 11: Delay

“Behind every delay there is a miraculous explanation”

I think that this means that we need to be hopeful when things seem to be moving slowly and not necessarily going our way, we need to understand that sometimes there are delays in life in order to show us that good things are coming. We have to wait for good things to come to us in order to appreciate them more. Not all things that we want come quickly or easily and that is okay. Sometimes our greatest advances come from our biggest set backs.

Right now, I am trying to use my heartbreak to inspire changes and growth in my life. I know that it is time for me to move forward and progress from this and that positive changes will come when I invest in myself. The explanation for my delay is that I need to look introspectively at myself in order to mature for the future.

Start of My Fitness Journey

I have been watching Revenge Body lately with Khloe Kardashian and it has inspired me to want to change my life style. I am more motivated than ever to get into summer body shape and to change myself through my mind, body and soul. This is a journey to getting not only into better shape, but also to feeling happier with who I am as a person. I will be tracking my progress via my blog as well as using meal prep strategies. My goal is to be a healthier and happier person within the next 12 weeks. I will do weekly check ins to show my progress throughout this journey. If you ever want support with your journey you can always message me in my contact section of my blog. I look forward to shedding pounds along side all of y’all out there.

Day 10: Time

“God’s perspective is unlimited. His timelines extend past our comprehension”

I think this one is to show us that there are many different outlooks to take from different situations. There are many different ways in which something can be perceived or can happen for us. We need to stop expecting our plans for the future to take effect immediately when we can’t exactly predict the future. We need to have hope in the process and have faith that we will understand everything in due time.

“Man’s Rejection is God’s Protection”

“Man’s rejection, is God’s protection”

This is a quote that I have been living by lately.

Last week, I was listening to an episode of the Lady Gang podcast featuring Jeannie Mai from The Real. As I was listening, she was discussing a lost opportunity years prior to her success and how that rejection allowed her to find something better and more fulfilling. This quote was enlightening to me and I began to think about all of the times when rejection has spawned an otherwise positive outcome for me.

For example, I had been working in the same seasonal job position from my mid teens into my early 20’s. For the first time in 6 years, I was blindsided when I got an email that stated that my services would not be needed for that upcoming summer. I became frantic and depressed. I took the first job that was offered to me because I was so nervous to be unemployed, even though it wasn’t related to my field. When I went to job orientation, I became suddenly depressed and I knew that it wasn’t for me. I went home and cried but then I suddenly woke up and decided to apply to every job opportunity so that I could focus on my career and not my loss. When I opened my email, the company that I had previously interned at had a position open for me and I jumped at it! I have been there now for 3 years, working in my field of study and loving it.

The rejection in this case was my protection as it allowed me to grow in my career instead of basking in my comfort.

I think about my break up with my ex as well. His rejection was my protection. His rejection allowed me to self reflect and work on the parts of myself that weren’t so great. It also allowed me to learn that self love is the most important factor in life and that we can achieve this through a belief that we have the power to do all things because of a higher power (Call it God or not). I began to believe in the universe and this manifested into me believing in myself. I began to love the others around me more. Mostly, I learned to let go of people and negative situations that no longer served me.

I also learned what I did and didn’t want in a man so that hopefully I will get the chance to get love right in the future.

These were lessons I had to learn.

So, the next time you feel that getting declined for something is the worst thing in the world, always remember this: Man’s rejection is God’s Protection. You won’t see it right away, but you will soon see it manifest into a different and better opportunity.

Some articles:

http://theprayingwoman.com/sometimes-rejection-is-gods-protection/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/maddisen-k-krown/coping-with-rejection_b_2586145.html

Day 9: Flu

“You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick”

I think that this one is pretty self explanatory. I think that many of us have heard that popular phase, “Don’t go back to what broke you expecting to be fixed” or something like that. This phrase relates to me as I get over my breakup in the sense that the stress from the relationship and the after effects have made me sick mentally through overthinking and emotional pain. In order to move forward, it would serve me best not to look to the past for answers and solace, but to move forward in a more positive light. It takes time to get over sickness and in this case grief is my form of sickness. I need to change my environment (mindset) in order to cure myself of the pain and to grow stronger for the future.

Day 8: Attack

“If the enemy sees that you’re struggling in any area, he will purposefully attack you where you’re weak. Keep praying for God’s power!”

I have been struggling with the thought and wondering of how people stop caring about each other. How does one just stop caring about someone that they loved and cared for deeply? How come the good ones that try their best never get fought for or never get their love reciprocated? Why are we always struggling to find others who will see us for who we truly are? I have been attacked profusely by this idea over the past few days and while I am getting closer to accepting the fact that we are not all able to continuously care for each other, it is harder to accept the fact that people can turn around and be so mean and cold to those who were once so close to them. This does perplex me often. I will keep praying for the strength to continuously show love to others even when I find it hard to show that same love to myself.