The Buts in Life

During dinner with a close friend, I told her that I could see God answering my prayers.  I found new office space; I am moving into a new apartment in the city; I am financially stable, my relationships with my friends and family are stable; I am traveling more and I have a clear plan on how to grow my business.  As I was explaining to her how I have endured the storm and the sun has come out, she interrupted me by saying then why aren’t you happy?  Verbally, I was saying I was happy but my tone and facial expression said the contrary.  I stopped and thought about it.  I wasn’t happy.  Instead of breathing and enjoying the moment, I found myself holding my breath waiting for the next BUT to happen.  (more…)

The Struggle

My college years at Virginia State University (Go Trojans) were the best.  I went to clubs, concerts, gym jams, and hung out with friends until the wee hours of the morning.  The next day I woke up went to class with no problem (I was a champ!).  I left with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology ready to enter the human service field and SAVE the WORLD!!! Boy I was young and naïve.  No one told me on most days, instead of saving the world I would be saving myself.  I knew that life was full of highs and lows.  But I never knew how low the lows were and how difficult it can be getting back up.