Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. —Zechariah 10:1

Spring is here and you know it’s all about newness, familiar expectations, and the mystery of the unknown.

When seasons change, I get so excited because it signifies starting over; the beginning of the end much like fall/winter (or summer if you live somewhere hot like Texas, ha!), or the beginning of life much like spring.

And if you’ve been in a rut, embracing newness and the mystery of the unknown is much easier.

Today, I wanted to share some things from my heart that are happening as well as things that inspire me. 

Spring 2023 | Newness, Expectations, and the Unknown - white peony

NEWNESS

One // One major newness I experienced right before spring began was meeting new people and making new friends. I prayed for a supportive community for a while, Imagine how full my heart is when my prayers were answered! I know this is just the beginning of the great relationships I’ll contribute to and deserve.

Two // I welcomed home this pair of APL zipline sneakers to my wardrobe a few weeks ago. When it went on sale, I knew I had to splurge for myself and try them out. I heard they are great for running. And I can’t wait to take them out for a spin even if I’m taking my daily sunshine walks!

To be completely transparent, it’s been a while since I’ve purchased anything this expensive for myself. I’m trying not to feel guilty about this buy because I know I’ll use it with my cost divided by times per wear method.

Three // Now that Fashion Month is over and things have calmed down a bit at my day job, I’ve been starting to try different content creation. For example, I’m trying different ways to photograph flatlays so creating content has been challenging yet fun!


EXPECTATIONS

One // At the end of this month, I’m going to begin a course that I know will help me grow and evolve. I can’t wait to become the real me, an original me. A me who loves who I’ve always wanted to be. I’m nervous about it, but also definitely excited for my journey too!

Two // At this point in my life, I don’t care to “grow” my businesses anymore. Rather, my focus is helping more people who want my help because I don’t want to waste anyone’s time nor mine. That’s the real growth I want.

Three // Even though times are going to get harder, I also expect to see God’s goodness and hand in my life and this world. As what a loving parent does to teach their children lessons by letting them fall, I know He’s going to teach us lessons we’ll need and never forget.

As a kid who hated getting in trouble for what my siblings did, I just don’t want to get punished for what others have done, you know? Anyway, the lessons God will teach us are already here. And more are coming because He wants what’s best for us because He loves us.


THE UNKNOWN

One // The last few years have been hard. The sad part is that it’s only going to get harder and crazier as time goes on. Ever since my eyes have been opened, part of me feels like the good times are coming to an end. Part of my heart is broken up about this because I feel like I’m just getting started with my life on this side of Heaven. ::sigh::

Two // My lease is up in a few months. I don’t know what’s more surprising for me, the fact that two years have flown by or the fact that I don’t have my next place lined up yet (which is so unlike me)! I’m trying to get excited about good change. However, I’m more nervous this time around considering what’s going on with the economy/currency situation.

Three // Even though I’m nervous and scared about the future, part of me has a sense of peace because I know Jesus holds the future. I’m working so hard to get better at being at peace. Moreover, I’m working on letting go of worldly things as I know I can’t take them with me when the time comes. Not going to lie, it’s a bit of a struggle. Even though I know we’ve been conditioned to want things, it’s still a struggle to let go.

As the years have gone by, my love for warmth and sunshine keeps growing. And as nervous as I am, I’m also excited for brighter days ahead…literally too!

What do you love most about the spring season?

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