Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- Happy May! It’s a new month which means new content and an opportunity to share everything with you. If you did not know, I was blessed to spend a week in Paris the second week of April. April 9-16th, to be exact, and to say my life…
Use Your Words.
“One of my absolute favorite words is “no”. No, I am not available. No, I would not like to go with you there. No, I am not happy with the treatment given to me. No, I am not satisfied with the level of communication demonstrated. No. No is such a powerful word, it’s a boundary inducing word and it allows us to control our environment. A lot of us have or are currently submitting to abusive behavior because we were or are afraid to say “no.” ©️Simone Holloway, 2020.
That’s Not My Job.
“I looked her in the eye and said, “It’s not my job to parent someone’s dysfunction.” Whoo! That’s something, right there! Say it with me: IT IS NOT MY JOB TO BE THE CARETAKER OF SOMEONE ELSE’S DYSFUNCTION!!!!! ” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
” I said hello, and asked what he wanted. He responded with a classic lie: “I missed you.” I would miss me too, I mean your girl is out here living her best life looking like a whole meal. I said “Ok.” Like what am I supposed to do about that? That seems like a personal problem to me. He kept going, “I just wanted to talk to you. I made a huge mistake. You’re the one for me. I need you in my life. I want to marry you.” My jaw dropped because for years I wanted to marry this man. Can you imagine thinking that 3 years in is the time, then year five comes and no proposal, and finally, your relationship is over by year seven. Instantly my past started contending with my future. “©Simone Holloway, 2019
There’s No Need To Fear.
For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 TPT
There’s no need to fear, for You are right here!
“But How?” my hearts screams out. “How can we return to a place I never got to. I almost got there, I thought I was there but I failed… I never got there.” In love, He grabs my hand and whispers, “Your only failure would have been to marry someone who was never designed to love you. To procreate with someone who did not have the capacity to be a father and to enter into a business partnership with someone with no integrity. Babygirl, you did not fail. You succeeded! For you chose your future over your present and you chose what was hard over what was easy. You said Yes even though the cost was your heart. You, my dear, can return to this place…” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
The Wanderlust List
“Being a Christian is not supposed to be boring or void of adventure, in all actuality- it should be the complete opposite. Loving God is an adventure… “
You have to do things you’ve never done before, to get things you’ve never had before.
Born For This
I was born for this….#noapologiesformyconfidence
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman