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August 28, 2008

MAKE TIME FOR YOU!!!!!!!

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Making time for me…..

That is something that I find hard to do majority of the time. Today I took time for me to do somethings that I not only needed to do but wanted to do. First I went for a manicure and pedicure. Then at the last minute I decided to get my hair done. That in itself was a big treat for me because I don’t do it often. There is nothing like getting the hair done and feeling like the real you or the other side of you. Right now I feel like the SEXY Camilla. The Camilla the WOMAN. Camilla the LADY that loves to wear high heels shoes and a banging outfit. Lately I’ve just felt like Camilla the mother, student and full-time worker. And even though I work in an office setting and dressing up would be expected, that is not always the case. But today, the Camilla that I don’t see often came out. I say all of this because it is so important to replenish yourself. Fill your tank back-up from the giving of yourself to others. If you don’t do that then you will one day have nothing to give to any one else or yourself. Now I am just using the hair and nails as of one way of making time for oneself. You have to make time for your health, your spiritual life (whatever that may mean to you) and anything else that makes you who you are. That makes you the person GOD intended you to be.

August 22, 2008

Change means stepping out of your comfort zone

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Last week my daughter aunt (from her dad side) went away to college. And as sad as it is to have her gone I am also very proud of her. She has now begun a new chapter in her life. As a young woman a new season. And as we all know that when we start a new chapter or season it is a big change and sometimes very hard to adjust too. But with change comes the fearful task of stepping out of your comfort zone that you have become so accustomed to.

I know the biggest change for me was becoming a mother. I had no control over the outcome. She was here and I had to deal with my fears head on. I was forced out of my comfort zone. My ways of thinking and moving now had to become my old ways of thinking and moving. And every day that she grows and every year that she gets older I am forced to change and pushed once again out of my comfort zone. I am so grateful for that. She has contributed in so many ways to making me a better person and I am so grateful and humbled at the fact that God chose me to bring her into this world.

I once thought that it was just easy to hide out and never change but when you look around and realize that everything and everyone around you changed but you stayed the same that is the most scariest thing in the world. I want to end my post today with a quote that I have on my computer screen at work.

“You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take risk.” – Rosalynn Carter: Former first lady and author

August 19, 2008

Working Through The Fear

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I don’t normally pay attention to the horoscopes but today I happen to read what was posted on my yahoo page.

August 19, 2008

  1. GeminiGemini (5/21-6/21)

    Let all of your fantasies, hopes and wishes guide you on your path today — not your responsibilities, fears or your guilt. You don’t have to schedule your life around anyone else if you don’t want to, right now, and you most certainly don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to! But most importantly, you can’t avoid something just because it makes you a little bit scared. In fact, if something intimidates you, that means you should definitely tackle — and conquer — it.

My horoscope for today hit home in so many ways. Fear has been a huge factor in why I started SuperWomenBlog now and not in the beginning of this year when I originally thought about it. Fear has kept me from putting together my book of poems or moving forward in my studies. Fear has even prevented me from being the best mother that I know I am. I got tired of fear leading me. I got tired of it holding me back from all the things I love and enjoy doing.

Now I am actively working on my blog and my poetry. I am doing what I need to do to finish up my Associates in Business. I am even feeling good about the decisions I make about my daughter. I am not saying that I am completely fearless because that would be a lie. What I am saying is that I have learned to work through it. God being the first and foremost reason that I am able to do this. Reading his word and building my prayer life has helped me so much. Also plugging into positive things like my Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and TD Jakes podcast. Reading books like “Today Matters” by John Maxwell. Last but not least surrounding myself with positive people. People that know just what to say and how to say it. When to hold and when to let it rip. Everything combined has helped me to see that life is worth fighting for. That I have the tools and the know how to climb over the road blocks of fear that life will place in my path.

I wrote the below poem that I am about to share with you back on Sept 30, 2005. I came across it in my search to find all the poems I have written over the years. This poem reminds me of exactly where I am in this moment and where I use to be. I realize that everything is a process. Changes don’t happen overnight but when you work on it day by day you will be surprised at it when it finally comes.

This morning I woke up
Feeling renewed
Ready to face the world
Not knowing what
My day hold for me
But telling myself
It is alright
For GOD is on my side

This morning I woke up
Feeling renewed
No thoughts of bills
Plaguing my mind
My thoughts calmed
Like a sea after a big storm

This morning I woke up
Feeling renewed
Looking at my little girl
Sleeping so peaceful
Imagining Jesus cradling her in his arms
Allowing the peace I see
No Worries
No Fears
Only love and the need to be loved
On her little mind

This morning I woke up
Feeling renewed
Because now I know
The reason why I don’t alway feel
As if the Lord is near
It is because
On those days
He is carrying me

This morning I woke up
RENEWED
Did you?

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the RENEWING of your mind. Then you will be able to
test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will” Romans 12:2


August 18, 2008

Choices

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Life is about choices.

How many times have I heard that being said. Whether it was directly or indirectly. Choices.

I have been making a lot of choices lately. Should I keep my little one home from school? Should I stay late to complete an assignment for school? Some choices have been even matters of the heart but all the same I had to choose. Now I know for myself when I try to come to some kind of decision on my own that things don't normally go the way that I played it out in my mind. But when I go to God with those things that are heavy on my heart I normally come a way with a piece of mind that no matter the outcome that things will work out fine. So right now I have certain things heavy on my mind and heart and to be honest I don't even think making any choices in the flesh will help. So I am going to take some time tonight to talk to my Heavenly Father and just give it all to him. He already knows what lies ahead for me. I just need to get quiet enough to listen.

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August 15, 2008

Attitude

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I have been for the past couple of years working on my attitude on life. My perspective on things haven’t always been the best and that has always bothered me. But I have to say in the past year that has been really changing for the better. Those little things that would get to me before don’t really get to me like that anymore. Those bad days I use to have for weeks and months at a time are now far and few. The other day was one of those days but when I woke up this morning I vowed to myself that I would look at things differently.



While cleaning lastnight I found a piece of paper with some powerful words that someone had given me a while back. I read again this morning and I decided I would like to share it in my blog today. It is entitled “Attitude” and it was written by Charles Swindoll (evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher )



“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, talent or skill., It will make or break a company…a church…a home.



“The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we still embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play with the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I reacht to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes!”





There are so many things in life we try to control and change on our own but the reality is we only have control of one thing…our Attitude, our Perspective on life.



Merriam-Webster

http://www.merriam-webster.com/



Attitude

4 a: a mental position with regard to a fact or state b: a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state

Perspective

2 a: the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed ; also :
point of view b: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance

I am learning to change my perspective

I now look at things in a whole new light

Looking for not just the bad

But also the good

Those things that allows me to see

That my future is bright

I will hold tight to those that uplift me and encourage me

And learn to let go of those that

Whether consciously or sub-consciously

Is no good for me

My glass will no longer be half empty

But half full

And that in it self will be temporary

Because with God my cup will runneth over (Psalm 23 v5)

Because he alone knows what lies ahead of me

And as long as I lean on him and not my own understanding (Proverbs 3 v5)

I know now that I will be fine

For each day I learn to rely on him

Is another day I become stronger

Another day I build up my fortress of the mind

Called “Attitude”

August 13, 2008

I AM A SUPERWOMAN

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Definition of Superwoman

Merriam Webster
:an exceptional woman;especially: a woman who succeed in having a career and raising a family

Dictionary.com Unabridged
1. a woman of extraordinary or superhuman powers.
2. a woman who copes successfully with the simultaneous demands of a career, marriage and motherhood.

Now I agree that a Superwoman is all of these things but what if she hasn’t discovered her career path? What is she is not married but has child or children? What if she is married with the family but finds herself working 2 jobs just to help her family make ends meet?

I say it makes her one even more so. Alicia Keys say in her song “Superwoman”

Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an “S” on my chest
I’m a Superwoman

How powerful those four little lines are. That despite what you may be going through or experiencing in life there is still something that drives you to get up and do what you need to do. When I first heard the words of this song I cried because I felt like it was written for me. I never felt like a Superwoman but I realized that in so many ways I was. I was because I got up when I didn’t feel like it and I handled my business.

This blog is to honor all the Superwomen in my life and those all over the world. It will be a place to share, learn, grow, encourage and motivate not only myself but others as well. I acknowledge today that I am a Superwoman. I always was and I always will be and I just needed to see that.

Alicia Keys Lyrics

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