GREATNESS AWAITS WHEN YOU ELIMINATE FEAR

Monday, June 29, 2020


If you’ve ever doubted your abilities, here’s the sign that you’ve you been looking for that you should stop, immediately. The things we think we can’t accomplish we won’t. The things we think we can we will. This might sound a bit hypothetical of me because I didn’t think I would finish what I started over 10 years ago. If I didn't actually live it, I wouldn't be able to tell you that your thoughts are indeed very powerful. Attaining my degree was a fun, but also a nerve-racking journey. The thought alone gave me serious anxieties. When I started this journey sixteen years ago, I did it because it seemed like the right thing to do. I was fresh out of high school. Oh gosh, thinking back has me feeling really old!  


Yup, its no secret, I’m one of those people who took an extended break. Mentally, I didn't feel prepared so, I dropped out, with all intentions of hopefully finishing up later on in life. I didn’t really put a timeframe on when I would like to complete my degree, but I knew ultimately I wanted to walk across that stage with my head held high, proud as hell that I accomplished such a pivotal milestone. Unfortunately, for me, I was robbed of the experience. I chose not to walk when I completed high school and now that I've completed my bachelor's with the pandemic, I'm unable to walk across the stage as I hoped. I was really bummed about this at first. At the end of the day what really matters is that I did it. I finished what I started, Yay, me! I didn’t allow fear, doubt, and anxiety to kick my butt.

I was really disappointed that I didn't receive my grad package on time for our virtual ceremony, then I found out the ceremony would be prerecorded, what a bummer. I felt like my efforts weren't being celebrated and money invested wasn't being put to use. Fortuitous for me I have a few chums who are always ready to celebrate every milestone.

 On the day of the virtual ceremony, I had a photoshoot in mind that I wanted to get done to capture the moment the best way I could. As the day progressed my plans kept changing, I flipped flopped with the idea of the photoshoot. I was exhausted from staying up all night making my dress and fatigue sapped my drive to bring my idea to life. At the very last minute, I decided to just take the darn pictures. When you have pictures, you have lasting memories. As I was getting in the shower I received a text from my friend asking me to join her outside. I almost ignored the messages because I was fully undressed and really just wanted to take a shower, to get ready for the shoot. The sun was setting and I was running out of time. Then she called, I thought maybe it was urgent due to the conversation we had earlier that day. I caved and decided to join her outside, I was greeted with another person, who is also a mutual friend, balloons, a cake, roses, lots of love, and laughter. They really surprised me, I had no idea they were making these plans. 

I started the day wishing things were different, I'm so grateful for how the day actually played out. It was epic!
 Dear friends, I appreciate the way you guys love and support me. Life is a journey, we can use the situations and people around us to master life, or we can make the situation and people around us triumph over us. You guys have taught me that the goodness in me has not been in vain. The relationships I've encountered taught me that expectations can be the thief of one's joy. When you expect things, God might have a greater plan and the things we expect might not be apart of his plans. I've also learned that the people we invest time and energy in, might not reciprocate it, and that's fine. The sooner this is accepted the easier life becomes. We have to get to grips with the task that God give us which is to give love, kindness, and great vibes always. 

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33 comments :

  1. Congratulations! I understand this must have been a very different graduation than you were expecting, but you should be so proud!

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  2. Fear can certainly be debilitating!!!! I love this blog post though! God does have a plan for us, we just have to step outside our comfort zones!

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    1. Means so much! It takes a lot to admit to these fears and conquering them.

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  3. Yay girl!! Way to follow that dream and celebrate however you could. Fear is a crazy thing, I am always scared my blog is a waste of time, but to keep pushing through and putting in hard work.

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    1. I used to fear the same thing about my blog, so I stop posting and then I missed it so much. Smh! 🤦‍♀️

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  4. Woohoo congrats! Yes, sometimes breaks are needed to clear your head!

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  5. What an achievement! Congratulations! It probaby wasn't the graduation that you wanted but it is definitely a memorable one.

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  6. Congratulations! It’s inspiring to hear you talk about tackling fear, too. Also, just as a purely aesthetic thing, your dress/mask combo is awesome in the second photo.

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  7. I think the seniors that eliminate fear right now will be stronger for it. These graduates will do great.

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  8. Yes! You have to proceed with bravery and confidence. It's how you move out of your comfort zone!

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  9. Congratulations on graduating. It is a tough time to be in school. You must be proud of your accomplishments.

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  10. Congratulations. Will definitely going to support you in future too. And I am totally agree on this God might have a greater plan and the things we expect might not be apart of his plans.

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  11. You're right, God always has greater plans. And a big congratulations on graduating dear.

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  12. Yaaaayyyy! Congrats on getting your degree AND for doing it in your own time! May your future continue getting brighter!

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  13. Congrats on the graduation ��.
    The polka combo is great. Totally apt for the positivity. But one thing is for sure. This graduation is different from all the others.

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    1. Yeah do agree it is quite not easy..And yeah this combo looks so perfect and lovely...

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  14. Congratulations on your biggest achievement am glad to know all about of how you did this is really very inspiring and a source of motivation indeed..Thanks for sharing your experience..Great post indeed...again congratulations..many more to come yet...🙂

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  15. Oh my goodness friend, congratulations! School is hard enough, I can't imagine dealing with it right now. You should be VERY proud.

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  16. This is so true. When you finally let go of fear, you can do greater things.

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  17. Congratulations on your huge accomplishment! First off, your dress looks FABULOUS! Second, you have WONDERFUL friends; never let them go!

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  18. Congrats on your achievements! These are also nice photos,Glad you shared this with us, thank you!

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  19. Congratulations! I'm sorry this moment was taken from you! PS. I LOVE that your mask matched your dress!

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  20. Fear is a powerful tool that is hard to overcome, but it can be done!!!

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  21. Congratulations!!It sucks that things didn't go as planned with everything going on, but it's great that you were able to create a gorgeous photoshoot as well as be able to have a celebration for your achievements!

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  22. Congrats on your achievements! Thanks for sharing it. great post

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  23. you must be so proud. Congratulations & Well done.

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