Ok, where have I been? Well, I’ve still been cleansing after completing the first cleanse with almost no cheating. There was one morning where the family and I went to brunch at a new place and I just HAD to try the french toast. Sue me. I’m continuing on the cleanse during the holiday season, but I’m not being as strict as I was the first time. I fully commit to the next cleanse, though, which starts January 2nd! Let me know if you want to do it and I can hook you up. This little life experiment has been so fun that I’ve kind of gotten hooked on “life experiments.”
I just gave up my Exec position as my term has come to an end (see picture above). It is bittersweet because I loved that position and it was part of God’s plan coming to fruition in my life. For a while I thought He had closed doors in my life, but He was closing them to open the door to being VPM. I love that position and I am sad to see it go. It really was a life experiment that taught me a lot about myself and servant leadership. More than anything, it was a “life experiment” that tested my faith in the Lord’s plan. I am so extremely thankful for that experience and that I didn’t get what I originally wanted. The saying is true folks! You plan and God laughs because what He has in store for you is so much better.
Following with the trend, I also recently bought a book entitled, “Rich Bitch,” (I kid you NOT) which is all about finances for young women. Since I’m getting ready to be a #postgrad #adult #poorgirl, I thought it was time to learn a thing or two about the super exciting world that is budgeting, mortgages and credit card payments. I’ve actually learned a lot and set some specific goals for my life. It has been comforting to have a plan when I get that diploma in five months. I highly recommend it and I may or may not be gifting it to my friends for graduation. Along with this recent financial epiphany, I’ve started following some new accounts on Twitter. I’m 22 and it is time I grow up and learn a thing or two that OU didn’t teach me. From Forbes to PR Newswire to Barbara Corcoran I’ve hit that follow button. Social media can be so cool when people aren’t fighting over politics and spreading lies about celebrities. I want to surround myself (or my feed) with helpful information and content that will make me a better PR practitioner. Maybe this new year you can find some accounts that inspire you or can teach you a few things about your professional field and passions.
Lastly, now this is a big one for me, I’ve thought about creating a video blog (i.e. vlog) about my last semester and my transition into adult life. I love watching vlogs for some strange reason (Casey Neistat is the best) to just see what people are up to. Am I nosy? Yes. Anyway, I think it would be fun to look back on this time in my life and share it with the world on YouTube. (Well, I wouldn’t share my whole life. There’s nothing wrong with a little mystery.) I think doing something like this could give me an edge up in the PR world because I would be able to see both sides of the coin–creator and PR practitioner. But it is also something in my personal life that I think I would be wondering what would have happened had I thrown caution and insecurity to the wind. I am a little nervous to do it because it is 1. a little weird and 2. a little embarrassing. In the spirit of life experiments, that might just be the reason to do it.
That’s a lot of updates for one month without a post and for that, I am sorry, Internet. I can feel my season of life changing as we speak. Doors are closing and new ones may be opening. The Lord is taking me on this journey that I am so excited for. I am inspired and motivated. I want to truly live this life He has given me and live it for Him. Now, more than ever, He is asking me to trust Him and I do. I trust Him completely and I know that it is all GOING TO BE OKAY. So, if you’re reading this just know that it’s all going to be okay for you too.