Being genuinely happy is the goal of 2018

The year of 2018 ✨ is amongst us and I could not be more thrilled to see what all God has in store for each and every one of his people. I am a firm believer that what you speak into the universe, is what you will receive. To guarantee that I receive all that I have spoken life into, let’s first revisit previous years to understand the potential that 2018 has for me!

2016: The Caterpillar

In relation to the butterfly, the larva (caterpillar) stage is known as the time of growth. During this critical time, the caterpillar spends much of its time eating and growing. While the caterpillar grows, it sheds its exoskeleton, which is the support and protective structure outside of the body. Much like the caterpillar, 2016 was my caterpillar stage in my life. 2016 I was finishing up my graduate studies, searching for a career in my field, becoming comfortable in my own skin and becoming mentally as well as physically stronger. By the end of 2016, I was able to say that I received the following: ended a job that I was very unhappy with and began a position in my career field; received my graduate degree; learned to love myself; re-evaluate meaningful relationships and continued to deepen my relationship with my Lord and Savior. What a very uncomfortable and awkward time of transition for me, BUT yet I am so grateful for the experiences but most importantly the strength that God provided. My final thoughts of 2016, God will place you in uncomfortable circumstances to mold you for blessings that he has uniquely designed for you!

2017: The Cocoon

We are all familiar with the cocoon stage, in terms of the butterfly, the time for complete change. The cocoon is immobile so it extremely important that it is able to camouflage into the environment. In 2017, my focus was solely on my career! Yes, I was able to do things here and there but mainly work was where my time, energy and mindset was on. I allowed various circumstances, decisions, and relationships to either be a distant memory or flourish. But most important, while going through those experiences, I learned so much about myself. My final thoughts of 2017, God knows all of your needs and wants, stay patient, and know that none of your hard work is in vain. Although I am still very much struggling with the “none of your hard work is in vain” part, I know that He has the last say so!

2018: The ButterflyAhh, finally! The beautiful part of the stage for this creature…they are ready to fly! With all that I’ve been through in the last couple of years, I know there is nothing but beautiful experiences, people and places that await along my journey. I am able, ready and willing to receive my vibrant 2018✨

Just like butterflies, we, as humans, have been around for millions of years. We all have evolved to withstand various differences! The dramatic differences in the life stages have given us the benefit to complete each stage without having to compete with one another for resources. Enjoy each life stage and know that the next stage in life awaits more blessings and lessons.

Thank God for His grace and mercy! I am patiently waiting for all of my blessings.

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