Wassup Everybody. My Is Darion I Am A High School Senior At Young Coggs Williams. I Enjoy Playing Basketball Playing 2k And Hanging Out With Friends. I’m Basically Chill But At The Same Goofy And Can Become Friends With Anyone.
My name is Bre-Ann but a lot of people call me Bre. I am a mother, wife, and lover of people’s heart. Currently I am working to continue to support and encourage women through my blog Godmommywife which provides inspiration and encouragement through scripture. I pray that my journey helps to change the lives of anyone I come in contact with. In my free time I am mostly spending time with my twins Brielle and Michelle.
Hi Guys, I’m Shira! I’m a sophomore at UW-Milwaukee and I am a nursing major. I like to sleep. I don’t like going to work but I go anyways
Hi everyone❤ my name is Kennedy. I am a junior in high school. I am a poet a singer and a dancer a author!! I host an open mic (come see a show jan12 inbox me for more details) i am goofy friendly and i'm always down for a laugh.
Hi guys! I am Tiffany... wife, mom, substance abuse nurse, local minister going thru classes for my district ordination as a Nazarene pastor and the founder of a non profit, Imperfectly Flawless. We take Jesus to the strip clubs by bringing gifts, unconditional love and the message that Jesus loves strippers❤ We also help individuals who are struggling with pornography addiction and their partners. We educate and equip families so that they can not only learn how to protect their children online, but also how to have ongoing conversations about the dangers of pornography.
Grace and peace to you. My name is Jessica and I am a servant of God, wife of a great man, and friend to many. I have had several assignments in life but right now I'm focusing on my new brand and business name Peculiar By Perceptions. I sew, crochet, design, decorate, knit and art. I care for the people around me while serving at my church. I love cookies, cake and sports.
Imani Ray | Dec 2017
I think I'm loving and supportive. I think I'm growing/developing into a pretty cool person□. I think I'm smart and I feel like I'm wise in some areas of life and lastly I feel like I'm strong when it comes to not allowing my current circumstances to get the best of me.
Right now I am feeling tired, a little sad and disorganized. But these feelings aren't permanent. I'm gonna go back to sleep to get a little more rest. I'm sad because I miss being with my family for the holidays but I'm excited to have food for Christmas with my Aney, (Kim). I feel disorganized because I need to clean my room and go through my to-do list so I'm going to do that today.
- the ability to grow and learn from past mistakes
- my health
- genuinely loving/caring people in my life
- the opportunity to attend college
This year I struggled w/ accepting that not all friendships will last "forever". I learned that if people want to walk out of your life. LET THEM WALK. I also learned that the way people treat me isn't a reflection of my character.
Dear Self, You have come a long way. I'm glad you've been able to make it this far without being defeated by life's many obstacles. In my eyes you are strong and resilient. I see a promising future ahead of you. Continue to push towards your dreams. Don't look back at the things you had to let go. They're gone for a reason. Move forward with confidence and grace. Continue on your journey of self love. Fall so deeply in love with who you are that no one gets a say in determining who it is that you want to be. Dream beyond what you can imagine is possible for yourself. Reach those goals. Be unstoppable. Show the world who Imani Ray is unapologetically. Life can be challenging, but you got this. You're doing great so far. Keep it up!
Talk yourself through a struggle:
Struggle - Trusting that God has my back.
I know when times get hard you forget so I'm here to remind you of all the times where God pulled you out of your struggle.
Remember when you never thought you'd make it through high school? YOU GRADUATED!
Remember you thought you'd never have friends because you were "too quiet"? YOU HAVE AMAZING FRIENDS!
Remember when you thought you'd never love what you saw in the mirror? YOU'RE LEARNING TO LOVE IT MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY!
Remember when you couldn't stop comparing yourself to others? YOU'VE ACCEPTED THAT YOU'RE INCOMPARABLE & GOD ONLY MADE ONE YOU!
Remember when you thought you'd be in that toxic relationship forever? IT NO LONGER EXISTS!
Remember when you thought you'd never go to college? YOU'RE IN COLLEGE & YOU'LL BE SOPHOMORE IN JANUARY!
Remember when you thought adulting was impossible? WELL, YOU KIND OF STILL BELIEVE THAT, BUT YOU'RE MAKING IT LOOK LIKE YOU DON'T!
Remember when you turned away from God? DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN!
Remember when you almost failed every class your first semester of college? YOU PASSED EVERY CLASS!
Remember when you almost gave up? YOU'RE STILL HERE!
Thank God for all these struggles, they created this amazing version of Imani, and you know why? Cause God had your back the whole time, REMEMBER THAT! #TrustHim
Imani Ray | @nebthebrand
I am blessed with unique gifts.
The gift to inspire others to reach their full potential.
The gift of listening.
The gift of creating content that has the power to change the world.
I am extremely passionate about helping those around me develop a vision for their future.
I truly believe that by helping others, I am ultimately helping myself.
I enjoy listening to others.
People need someone to hear them.
I like being that person for people.
I am a natural born innovator.
My creativity will impact the world.
I make it my business to make the concerns of the world around me my business.
If I am not creating to impact others, my creativity has no purpose.
I like to lead from the background by creating leadership opportunities for those around me.
I'm a planner. I have to have a schedule to keep sane throughout the day. Today started of normal. I woke up late for work (my job on campus) as I always do on Fridays. I can never get up. Monday - Thursday be kickin' my butt. I went to work I got off at 11:30, grabbed lunch and headed to my my meeting with my Academic Services Advisor. Side note: we were meeting to discuss my test results because I had taken a few tests weeks prior for an academic evaluation because they wanted to understand why I was struggling in school. The results basically concluded that I have issues with attention and focus. The person who tested me said that she didn't believe the scores. She said, "the scores say one thing, but when I talk to you, it's another. I don't think this test measures your true intelligence."
You will understand why I shared this information when you get to the end of this blog. So after my meeting I ran a few errands and planned to go to my next job early and do homework until it was time to start work. As I was heading to work my car started make a weird noice so I sent a message to my friend who usually works on my car and asked him if he knew what it could be. He replied and told me to come by his shop so I immediately turned around and headed to his shop. Everything was all good, I got an oil change and he explained the problem to me. I left the shop and headed to work, going a different route than usual because I was coming from an unfamiliar direction. I was following my GPS. As I came to a stop sign I looked down for a second to make sure I was going in the right direction and BOOM, I ran into the car in front of me. Right away I began to ask God why. I didn't understand. With everything I have going on, this was the last thing I needed. So at this point I'm unable to make it to work on time so I text my boss and let her know I won't make it. When I tell you God is good! I mean God is good! For real! This situation could've been so much worse! Thank God I am okay and the lady involved was okay. I didn't do much damage to her car other than a scratch. She was extremely understanding and she didn't call the police. Thank God! Because that would've ended badly.
My perspective shifted after experiencing this. My mood completely changed and I began to feel sorry for my self and at the same time really upset with myself. I went back to my dorm and got in bed right away. I didn't want to tell my mom, or anyone for that matter, what happened. I just wanted to hide away for as long as I possibly could. But that didn't work. My mom called and I told her everything instantly. I cried and I told her I needed help, I told her I needed guidance and a plan. After coming up with a plan my mom and I got off the phone. I immediately grabbed my planner and looked at the things on my to-do list. The most important thing I needed to do was homework. I am a procrastinator and I very rarely sit down and complete homework assignments, in advance. Especially at night. I'm more of a "do the assignment a few minutes before class" kind of girl. Trust me, I'm not proud of it.
Tonight was different, I completed three homework assignments. NOT ONE. THREE! I was getting ready to start the fourth assignment when I randomly thought about this website I used to go on in middle school called "Teen Ink" to write poetry. So I went to the website to see if I remembered my information to login. It took me few tries and a password reset and I finally got it. When I logged in a found the most beautiful piece of poetry that I had written in either the 7th or 8th grade. It was so beautiful, so profound. I didn't even understood how it was possible for me to even write something like that at such a young age. The piece of poetry reflected so much of who I am deep down. It's like I was on a journey of self discovery at that point of my life, and I found me. But then life happened and I lost myself again. Reading this poem was a solid reminder of who I truly am. It gave me a sense of purpose and hope. After all, life is a continuous journey of losing and finding yourself again.
I said all of this to say; EVERYTHING happens for a reason. The good and the bad. I mentioned those academic tests in the beginning because after the meeting I had I began to feel discouraged about my ability to be a good student due to my lack of focus. But the poem told me otherwise. No, the poem isn't a complete reflection of my academic abilities but it is an expression the gifts that God has given me and no test could ever determine the quality of those gifts. If I didn't experience the accident today I don't think I would have come to this realization. God has a funny way of showing up in our lives at the most interesting times. I am blessed with many hardships because in the end they will only make me stronger.
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