Monday, February 20, 2017

What advice would you give your younger (middle, high school or college) self??

I asked this question on my instagram almost a year ago today, and here are some responses. Leave a response of your own in the comments! My dream is to one day compile stories, advice, quotes and more for young girls to read and hopefully be encouraged and inspired. 


Don't worry about what others say of your skinny legs and 'no' booty! 
It's ok to feel different, to love God, to at times feel and be alone because of what you stand for. 
The world/s way is not the only way. Always seek the path that is right/feels right for YOU!
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"I would say: even though you're a people person or outgoing, don't be afraid to stand up or out more, even when or if people try to throw shade or have something negative to say ... Like 'she think she all that, she know everybody, who she think she is' ... lol" -- M

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"There are going to be a few times that you think your world is ending and there's no possible way you could go on but it never does and you always do. Keep your chin up, all those heart breaks soften your soul and make you better. There are amazing things that come out of that darkness." -- A

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"All of the aspects of life that seem to matter so much right now, don't really matter that much when you see the big picture. All the ties you have cried and felt you could not go on are stepping stones building up your strength for what you are going to face tomorrow. Lastly, love those around you as fiercely as you can because you never know when you will see them for the last time so make every moment with every person count. -- M

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Stay away from boys; they suck the life out of you. You end up neglecting relationships that really matter and your grades are pitiful. 

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Girl, live your life, love yourself! Cultivate your core being. Express and honor your ideas and values. Live true to yourself! --S

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1. Wait until marriage 2. Seek God sooner rather than later -- G 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I'm Back!

 Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin Webb          ©Ashleigh Corrin Webb

I haven't used my blog in quite some time. My last post was in 2014!

I've recently been feeling like I needed this space to just share some random thoughts, ideas, observations. As a visual person I tend to share a lot on Instagram, but as I began to use it more for my business I felt like I was losing part of myself and my voice. And I think I became entangled in the idea of what I was supposed to be sharing and posting and saying based on what I saw others doing! It was something that was consuming me and taking me away from actually creating what I wanted ... annnnd also just living rather than thinking about it all the time :)  I had to take a little step back and analyze what platforms worked for me and why. Since I'm just kind of getting into this, I'm sure I will learn what feels right for me. I usually work this way -- enter a space to get a feel and then once I get it I can go wild and do my thing. So I'm hoping and expecting that this will be the same in this season of mine as I'm transitioning in to full-time freelancing and all that comes with this.

I get a little scared at times. You know when you hear a voice and you think that voice is telling you to do this thing. And once you finally do it you're like, "ummm, God, was that you or me all this time?!" I love a challenge. And I love the process of stepping into something uncomfortable and figuring out how I will work through it. I think this is what life is all about. I believe in that small voice inside. And I believe stepping into the unknown will take you far if you can let go and trust, and do, and listen.

So its scary but exciting. I'm learning you have to keep pushing through and things will come. I feel like its like casting your net and seeing what catches (... and casting multiple times!) Opportunity will flow in.

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“Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. John 21:6