Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship

Jul 22
It’s HERE!! I still cannot believe I have a #BachelorinSocialWork !! #ItFeelsSoOfficialNow #PraiseGod I am so proud of myself!! #NowToGetMyMasters

It’s HERE!! I still cannot believe I have a #BachelorinSocialWork !! #ItFeelsSoOfficialNow #PraiseGod I am so proud of myself!! #NowToGetMyMasters

Jul 16

bornofthespirit:

Debt is stupid. Math is stupid. Scheduling payments is stupid.

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Jul 09
Read this verse and it’s been stuck in my head for days. It’s a sweet reminder that this job, this life, God has laid before me is my task. I am representing the Gospel through this calling He has laid before me. I am representing the Gospel by protecting children and helping parents. I am representing the Gospel by loving them through my role as their Social Worker. This is my task. He is with me. I just need to be strong and do it. Ezra 10:4.

Read this verse and it’s been stuck in my head for days. It’s a sweet reminder that this job, this life, God has laid before me is my task. I am representing the Gospel through this calling He has laid before me. I am representing the Gospel by protecting children and helping parents. I am representing the Gospel by loving them through my role as their Social Worker. This is my task. He is with me. I just need to be strong and do it. Ezra 10:4.

Jul 06

The moment I thought that I didn’t believe in myself anymore

Sometimes I think that this body is a punishment. But then I am reminded of all the wonderful things it does for me. Beauty is so surface level and I’m trying to fight society so hard, but honestly, most of the time I feel like it’s just me trying to change the way people view beauty and worthiness. Why is weight attached to beauty?

The lines on my hands crease the same way yours does. Isn’t that beautiful?
My freckles are all mismatched like yours. Isn’t that beautiful?
My tan line forms just like yours every summer. Isn’t that beautiful?
I laugh until I cry, just like you do. Isn’t that beautiful?

Why is my body ridiculed, scrutinized, and shamed in front of society? I have bad days. Sometimes I have bad weeks. But I am working towards a healthier me. But people still stare and shame me. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE I AM AT IN MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.

It is the hardest thing I have ever been though and some days all I want to do is give up. Lately I’ve felt like I don’t believe in myself anymore. That this goal is unattainable. That there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

Then I am reminded of things like the booty revolution. I am reminded that there are people who are fighting the same fight. There is strength knowing you are not alone.

So here’s to keep on keepin’ on. There is beauty in imperfection. There is beauty in every curve. Loving myself is the most important thing. I cannot lose sight of who I am or why I am doing this. I cannot quit believing in myself. No one else is going to do this for me.

Jun 29

quote Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via observando)
Jun 29
medicineandcoffee:

Inspiring talk. | #realtalk #inspiration #earlymorningswithfats


I wish some people would understand this.

medicineandcoffee:

Inspiring talk. | #realtalk #inspiration #earlymorningswithfats

I wish some people would understand this.

Jun 28
Went to Walmart today and while in the parking lot and woman comes up to me and tells me “You look so cute!” “You are so brave for wearing that so boldly!” I ask her, what do you mean? She proceeds to tell me that “Most bigger girls aren’t brave enough to wear a shirt tucked into their skirt or to wear a sleeveless shirt!” I then tell her that it’s because there are people like her in this world.                                                I will wear what I want. I will not body shame myself. I will love myself through every bad day, every single curve, and every bold outfit. Every day I am working towards a healthier me, and no one is going to take that away from me. So here’s the outfit, and I ROCKED IT! #EndBodyShaming

Went to Walmart today and while in the parking lot and woman comes up to me and tells me “You look so cute!” “You are so brave for wearing that so boldly!” I ask her, what do you mean? She proceeds to tell me that “Most bigger girls aren’t brave enough to wear a shirt tucked into their skirt or to wear a sleeveless shirt!” I then tell her that it’s because there are people like her in this world. I will wear what I want. I will not body shame myself. I will love myself through every bad day, every single curve, and every bold outfit. Every day I am working towards a healthier me, and no one is going to take that away from me. So here’s the outfit, and I ROCKED IT! #EndBodyShaming

Jun 22

Nothing irritates me more than when some plus size women degrade or make comments about skinny women. Why is it not ok for them to be thin?! Why are you making negative comments about their appearance or making comments about how “real women have curves.” I have so many curves! I’m a real woman. My best friend has little to no curves, she’s probably more than of a woman than I am sometimes!

Stop hating on women who are naturally thin. They are beautiful and God made them too.

It’s ok to be different body shapes. But I’m sorry, if you’re hating on woman who are thin, I truly believe it’s because you want to be thin yourself. If that’s the case, then work towards that goal, sista!

I try to work towards a healthy weight every day. Not because I hate myself. Not because the media tells me that I have to be thin. But because it scares me that I could possibly have diabetes and in 23. It scares me that my heart has to work twice as hard to pump blood through my body. And it just crushes my spirit that I’m out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs.

I pray to God that I never have to experience hate comments for being thin the way I’ve experienced hate comments for being fat.

So ladies out there who are “thin” or “average weight,” I’m sorry if anyone has made you feel like you were less than beautiful.

Jun 20
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I want these so bad.

Jun 20

quote Christianity should feel like “My chains fell off” not “I better not screw up.

 Justin Buzzard (via a-quiline)
Jun 20
tastefullyoffensive:

This is the best.

tastefullyoffensive:

This is the best.