The Journey Begins

Welcome to Journeytopeacewithme. Here, we will journey to find peace in different areas of our lives. I have learned that I have several areas of my life that, if I’m honest with myself, could use some improvement. I have decided to step out on faith and follow the vision that was given to me to document this journey in an effort to help someone else discover their peace too.

Over time I have realized that I have let myself go physically. I once was a girl who ran track competitively for her university and throughout my adult life, I have bounced between being fit and being overweight. I am currently overweight. I was brutally honest with myself when I stepped on the scale and it read a number I have not seen since the day I returned home from the hospital with my son – nearly 4 years ago. I told myself I have to get it together. I can no longer continue to eat my feelings. I have to figure out a way to manage my feelings so that my petite frame doesn’t blow up. So, here I am. Starting over for the hundredth time in 9 months. But, this time, I am encouraged because you all will be joining me.

I also understand my financial situation – while on a comeback, is no where I would like it to be. I have a few debts that I am working on clearing using the Dave Ramsey debt snowball system and I have changed my mindset with regard to money; however, I have a long journey ahead of me until I reach financial freedom. Together, we can make it.

Now for my transparent moment — I am not very domestic. I would love to say that I am a neat freak or I have OCD when it comes to the cleanliness of my home, but the truth of the matter is, I am a busy full time working wife and mother of three, and sometimes, things around my house go undone due to lack of time, lack of a good system in place, lack of energy, or just a lack of willpower. I am TIRED!!! I have told myself that my friends who love me will just deal with it. I realize I cannot keep putting my home last. My peace starts here and I am not peaceful in a bunch of clutter. I also realize that I am the visual lesson for my children on what their homes should look like and I am failing miserably at setting a good example for them.

My marriage and my hair are the last journeys that I am taking. My marriage has come a long way and while we are happy, I know there are things we still need to work on to keep us happy. We have been married going on 8 years and the road hasn’t always been easy; yet, we’ve managed to endure. We are in this thing for the long haul and are willing to put the work in to make sure that we maintain a strong and healthy marriage. My natural hair though, that is a whole other story. It does what it wants, when it wants, and God help me with controlling it. I have been on this journey for 11 years and we are still working to get it together. My 4C hair does not care that I have work to do, court to attend, or clients to see. My hair DOES WHAT IT WANTS. I am working on managing it better, maintaining moisture, and retaining length. Lord help me on this journey.

If any of these categories sound like things you need to work on, I urge you to take the journey with me. This is a safe place to vent, discuss, and talk about the journey with like minded people. Here is where you come to see that you are not alone. There are others just like you that appear to have it all together on the outside but do not in actuality. Here, is where you learn tips to help with dealing with the ins and outs of life.

Until next time, journey on!

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