Happy November! I have missed writing so much y’all. I know it’s been a month since my last blog post, but I have been extremely busy as you can imagine with working full time now. Although that is no excuse, I will say I am finally adjusting to my schedule so that I can spend time working on my personal brand. Thank you for being patient and thank you for riding along this journey with me!
As you know, I started my new job on September 30th, so it’s been a month since accepting the position as a TV show host for “In the Game Next” – a sports show that focuses on youth and high school sports. I absolutely love waking up every day and experiencing new things and ideas. I get to meet new kids and teenagers on a daily basis and sometimes it’s their first time ever answering questions for a TV show. While I’m interviewing, I always pray and ask God to bless them with whatever it is they want to do once they go off to college.
Two weeks ago, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Not because of my job, but because I hadn’t gone to the gym in a long time, I hadn’t read a book since September, (I read one book per month), I haven’t done a YouTube video in over a month and I hadn’t posted a blog. I realized I hadn’t made any time for my personal brand and it bothered me. I was praying to God that I wouldn’t become lazy but I honestly became what I feared LOL!
Last week, my car engine light came on. I was shook because I just got this car about four months ago so I was concerned as to why the light was on. My car would act like it wouldn’t want to start and I would have to crank it up about 4 times before it would. Being concerned, I called my car dealer and set up an appointment to get my car checked.
My appointment was bright and early on a Tuesday morning. I was so tired but pushed my way to go. After waiting for a little over an hour, the lady assigned to my car told me that the codes on my car just needed a reset. In other words, nothing was wrong. After a few tests, my car was acting normal.
I had an “AHA” moment (God was talking to my dad around the same time because not too long afterwards, he called and gave me a word). It was as if God was telling me to just stop and take a deep breath. I’ve had my lazy time and now it’s time to get back to work. It was time for me to reset.
I think sometimes we think we are superhuman and can do everything without God’s help. I know sometimes I forget that I can’t do everything on my own. I desperately need God every single day. I need Him even when I think it’s not a big deal or something is small enough for me to handle. Wow. Forgive me Lord! Who am I without you? Nobody at all.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed or feel like you can’t balance your personal life and your work life, I encourage you to look to Jesus. He’s literally right there to help you through it. He’s just waiting on his invitation. I said, “Lord I need your help. Even if it takes one day at a time.” Since then, I’m proud to say I’ve read my word more than I had been doing, I went back to the gym 4 days straight last week and I also sat down to write this post. I hung out with my family and I even set a day to be alone and just have some time to myself. And church yesterday? WHEW! Church was just what I needed. The word was just for me! I’m feeling great about this upcoming week.
I still have to work on some things for my personal brand, but I know God will guide me through it. I am extremely grateful to be in my career so you won’t hear me complaining. I just needed to reset my spirit and remember that I can’t do everything alone. I need God for everything. I need him daily. I needed to take a step back and simply just breathe. I needed to take a few moments and get inspired. Now…I’m ready!
I pray you take a moment and reset. I pray that when you feel overwhelmed, God will give you strength. You can do it! We are all busy, but don’t forget your gifts. Don’t forget what you started and Don't forget GOD!
I love you. Have a great week!