Like many, I entered 2017 with so much excitement! The new year always brings feelings of hope and great expectancy. I envisioned a year of endless possibilities, opportunities, and growth. What could possibly go wrong??…
This year I’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, and a good friend. Dreams became nightmares, and I had to cope with many personal losses. If I didn’t learn anything else this year, I learned how to endure. Every experience has only made me stronger, and I’m a witness that you can rise above anything.
This year I had to fight for my “New Beginning”. I was reminded that anything worth having is truly worth fighting for. I was determined to accomplish everything I set out to do, although it didn’t go as planned. Despite all of the chaos there were many good moments, and I appreciate each victory.
We limit ourselves when we begin to despise the journey. New beginnings may cause some things to come to an end, but don’t abort the plan. I am not the same person I was when I walked into 2017, and neither are you!! Take a moment to celebrate because within the past year you’ve grown.👏
Maybe you feel like 2017 was your best year yet ! 🙌 Or maybe you’re anxiously waiting for the clock to strike twelve on New Years Day so you can finally be rid of 2017. Maybe you accomplished all of your goals this year, or you barely scratched the surface . No matter where you are in your life right now, appreciate the journey. Set new goals, try again this coming year, be even better. The opportunities are limitless when you believe. The dream is still there, hope is still there, life is still there. 💕
Happy New Year, may 2018 be filled with peace, happiness, and prosperity 👐
I am super excited to announce that Bre Joanne Creations has officially launched! This project is so near and dear to my heart, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share it with you all!
Holiday, birthdays, and special occasions are the perfect time to connect with friends and family! So, give the gift of healing through writing to someone you love! More information will be coming soon and is available upon request, so look out in March 2018!…
To celebrate the launch of ‘Bre Joanne Creations’, I am having a special prize giveaway! (Prize includes a custom-made Mug & Journal set: refer to sample picture above.) All are welcome to participate, & the prize drawing will take place on June 1st, 2018.I will be randomly selecting three winners to receive a complementary gift set. 😊
‘Bre Joanne Creations’Online Catalog:
*Mugs, Planners, Journals, and more!!!
▪A variety of designs to choose from
▪Merchandise pricing available upon request
▪Discounted pricing available for bulk orders (10 Or More Gift Sets).
☆For all merchandise, giveaway, & business inquiries, please contact my administrative team at: email@example.com
You woke up one day, and you weren’t where you thought you’d be. Your dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future are now in the rear-view mirror. You’re still able to see them, but they seem too far out of reach, so you convince yourself it’s impossible. Do you know that you just aborted the plan…?
For just a moment, think back to when you were a child; and if you were anything like me you had a whole timeline drawn out. I was so confident that my life would go exactly as I planned because I felt unstoppable. Nothing seemed too hard or unattainable. The sky was the limit…
We’re almost never prepared for the setback. Sometimes we see ourselves slowing down, but out of fear we don’t want to take a break to refuel. I’d rather take a break for a moment, than be stranded for a lifetime. We never consider the “break” or “downtime” a part of the process. At least I didn’t, I wanted to jump head first into my destiny. As I began to re-focus my mind, and take control of my life, I learned that my destiny wasn’t a permanent position, but a continuous journey operating in my purpose.
Life happens of course! Then you’re consumed with questions, and flooded with a series of emotions. Truth is, no one expects the worse to happen, it just does. You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control your response. For years I questioned how two individuals could go through similar experiences, but process the experience differently. I understood that we all possess our own thought process, and our comprehension of a situation may differ, but I still questioned their response. We all have the choice to fight back from what life throws at us, but some of us have a greater fight because it’s all we have….
Whatever the setback, it wasn’t a part of the plan; so, what do you do now? I firmly believed that If I mentally prepared myself for the unexpected, then it wouldn’t derail my plans too far out of my control. However, I quickly learned that life never goes as planned.
Get all the negative thoughts out of your head regarding where you thought your life should be, and start embracing where you are now. A family member is at a cross road in his life, and he asked a simple question this week “Who wants to start over?” As frightening and frustrating as it may seem, starting over is sometimes the best thing that can happen to you. It doesn’t mean you have to abort the original plan, but you have the choice to start over and begin a new ending.
“Depression, Fear, and Anger…. These were a few of the emotions suffocating me. They robbed me of time, progression, and purpose. The saddest part was that I believed with my whole heart, that my life was over. I had convinced myself that normality wasn’t for me. I mean how could it be, when everything about my current position was anything but normal. Every night I closed my eyes and begged for death, praying, and pleading with God that he’d take me out of my misery. Trauma, sickness, and loss were several of those “unfortunate events”. Suicide didn’t even seem like a solution to the pain in my soul. I tried more than once or twice to end my life, but I’m grateful that before every attempt there was a divine interruption. Despite the horrific physical and psychological torment, there was a hidden hope deep within my heart. That hope ignited a fire within me, that can never be quenched…”
This Paragraph is a snippet from one of my most sacred pieces of work. A body of work that is so dear to my heart. It’s a work in progress, but one day soon I look forward to sharing with you all. 💕 A raw, uncut story about my journey to not only Begin Again, but LIVE Again…
Welcome to my blog everyone! I’m super excited to embark on this journey with all of you! 😊
As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a passion for writing; something I did to release my thoughts. It brought peace and clarity whenever I felt overwhelmed or confused…
I’ve survived many moments of devastation over the past several years; and despite the crippling pain, I never stopped writing. As time passed I began to understand that everything we go through has a purpose. Hardships develop strength and resiliency, which sustain us as we navigate through the uncertainties of life.
For over three years I wrestled with the fear of developing my brand. My mind was consumed with so many questions and feelings of self doubt. I questioned if I was making the right decision, but in the end I decided to step out on faith. 🙏Thankfully, the passion within me burned stronger than all of my fears!
I made a vow that I would use my pain for a greater purpose! This blog is so near and dear to my heart, and its an extension of the ‘Bre Joanne’ brand. A brand designed to empower and transform a generation to be overcomes and trailblazers! 🙌 My vision is to inspire, motivate, and leave a legacy I can be proud of. Creating a brand that continues for generations to come. My hope is that this blog impacts your lives tremendously, as it has mine. I look forward to growing with you all!