Keep fighting. ✊🏽

Life goes by so quick.. Society pushes so many people over the edge. Like you have to do something before a certain age. The American Dream is crap. I’ve been through some real life situations, the only person I could count on is JESUS. ♥️


I am the voice for the people. Also, the reason behind the struggle is that you’re breaking generational curses. The Devil isn’t happy. That’s why he throws challenges your way. Remember the Devil was once in Heaven.


It’s a hard knock life for us. I learned some good lessons along the way. Better late than NEVER right? We don’t have any instructions to this life called adulting. You live and you learn.


As always I am rooting for everyone. KEEP THE FAITH & KEEP FIGHTING!

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH. I HEAR YOU! (A voice for people) ✊🏽 – Lauren Denise 🦋


No Shortcuts

I know I’ve been MIA. I’ve been in a silent season of my life..

I tend to overthink and play out scenarios in my head. I have so many topics that I would love to touch on. Yet, my mind is all over the place. As Millennials, we deal with so much these days..  I feel like our 20’s are full of lessons, I am constantly re-routing ideas and reinventing myself along the process.  I don’t have it all together I would be lying if I said I did.


Society has pushed us to the limit, as we get older the days and years seem shorter.  I’ve been reflecting a lot just thinking about what if’s. But I need to STOP. & You should STOP as well. It’s not good for our mental health. Just let it BE!


At times we get frustrated but we’re NOT DEFEATED. I’ve over came alot of things in my life time so far. Long story short, I was retained in the first grade. Some of my peers laughed at me and teased me. Throughout school I had an IEP which means (Individualized Education Program). Also, the administration of the school classified me dyslexic specifically in Mathematics.. That took a toll me, I was only six years old.. Although , I overcame obstacles and was able to graduate an semester early from high school. Also, I drove half way across the country when I moved back in 2017.. There was no one in front or behind me that I knew trailing me. Of course, I got emotional when I saw U-Haul’s on the road.. But I was KEPT by God himself. We all are Kept by God and have our own journey. If our Journeys were all the same. Life would be repetitive..

 

SpongeBob was one of my favorite cartoons. I remember the episode where everyone was the same in black in white lol. If you know what episode I’m talking about eventually SpongeBob had enough. He was burnt out, doing the same thing and looking like everyone else.

 


I know we all want to be successful.. Keep in mind that everyone’s journey is different which makes us one of a kind.. Life is a process, let the chips follow where they may. There’s no shortcuts in your journey. 💚 At times, I feel like I should be further in life but I am where I’m supposed to be. I am resilient, strong, and young and Invincible. So are YOU!!

I am rooting for you ALWAYS!! 🌺

 

Be Present.

Heyyy!

It’s been awhile since I posted a blog. I needed a break 2019 has brought so many challenges. This season in my life has been very frustrating. Last December is when everything changed.. As I mentioned in previous blogs.. I relocated back to my hometown, I felt out of place and I had a lack of motivation. I was stuck working jobs that I hated.. Also, it didn’t allow me to have much of a balance in life. I was so miserable to tell the truth. I applied for so many jobs but never heard back. Those of you from NW Indiana can relate.. It’s crazy sometimes it can take 3-6 months to hear back. I’m not even exaggerating this is what I experienced.

Moving on last month I decided to take a leap of faith and try to move out again. Atlanta was a stepping stone & it’s an experience that I’ll never forget. This time around I didn’t want to move way across the country. I’m still a girl in progress. I thought to myself how can I move without money saved up. Based on what I was making an hour made it hard to save. NWI Indiana has yet to catch up with other cities, it’s just a little bit over minimum wage. Although, I didn’t have to pay a full months rent I still had big girl responsibilities. I was raised to be independent early as 16, when I got my first job Summer 2012. My parents showed me tough love. So, I’ll be able to survive on my own. But at the end of the day they still have my back. I am a broke college student just trying to make it. When I tell you, God made it possible for me to get back out in the World & chase my goals. I am forever grateful. This season of my life taught me to be present and to trust God. He knows what’s best for you.

August is coming to an end which means there’s ONLY 4 months left in 2 0 1 9. Wow! My advice to you all is to stay prayed up and be present in your season and God will see you through. Those of you starting back school I wish you all a great school year!! I am rooting for everyone as ALWAYS!

#iHEARYOU💛

— Lauren Denise ♥️

Growth.

HAPPY JULY— WE’RE MORE THAN HALF WAY THROUGH 2019.

First, I would like to apologize for not being present with blogging lately. The transition has been REAL. Some days I don’t feel as motivated since I moved back to NW Indiana. I feel like should’ve pushed myself a little more. It seems like my drive is fading away. Let me explain, when I lived out of state I had to make sh*t happen. I was proud to have my own & not have to depend or justify myself to anyone. I’m going to keep it real I didn’t have much. My apartment wasn’t decked out with furniture. It wasn’t in the best area either. But God KEPT me. 🙏🏽 Sometimes I spent late nights at the a laundromat, just to wash my uniforms. It was a struggle but blogging was my outlet . I’m finding it hard now to put out blogs consistently …

I’m not giving the devil the satisfaction. I rebuke depression & failure.. I’m constantly praying every day for strength to keep going. I’m just grateful for the experience. I’m not the same person anymore. I do what’s best for ME. Most importantly, I don’t have pity parties anymore. That’s growth… 🌱 When your environment is uncomfortable, it’s so easy to focus on the negative things. Just Keep moving forward! ♥️

It’s not the end of the world. Whatever your going through, just remember it’s not as bad as you think. God can move mountains! TRUST & BELIEVE. #ihearyou💕 — Lauren Denise

 

God’s Best..

Hola!

I hope everyone is well. It’s been two months since my last blog. This blog will be short and sweet. I just wanted to drop you all a line since I have a few minutes of downtime. One of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging is because work has been running me ragged. Also, my mind has been bombarded with a lot lately. It’s been four months since I moved back home. At times I feel like I did a complete circle coming back here. Everything is pretty much the same to be exact: lack of employment.. for sure it’s hard to to find a full time job with benefits. That’s NW Indiana for ya!🤣

Moving on I’m grateful that I have a place to stay and that I’m not struggling to afford a apartment along with other needs. Although, the pressure is still on. I have goals that I want to accomplish while I’m living at home. I just did debt consolidation with a local credit union. I feel so relived. That’s one thing off my checklist. One step at a time.🙌🏽 You may not be where you want to be in life. But your exactly where God wants you to BE! Don’t question it… A lot of times we allow ourselves to get in the way of our success. The world is constantly evolving & makes us think that we’re running out of time. When in reality we’re on time. God has a purpose for your life & knows what’s best for you. He may slow you down to get your attention. Don’t ignore the signs. At this point in my life, I want God’s BEST. NO mediocre!!

I am truly rooting for you all!! Keep pushing and you’ll make it.

Yours truly,

Lauren Denise

#IHEARYOU

Unplug..

When I look back on last year around this time, I was in a whole different state. Things really can change in a matter of 6 months to 12 months. I really got costumed to doing my own thing. Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m behind in life. A lot of times we discredit and put ourselves down. I think social media plays a big part how we treat ourselves.

Everything appears to be glamorous on social media. In reality it’s not a lot of people are going through some things. Many of us fall in the trap called the comparison game. I am human and tend to do it sometimes, it’s not intentional. I believe it’s a NORM which is a sociology term. A NORM is something that is usual or a standard. Society says you MUST attend a university after high school, finish within 4 years, and secure a career.

Let’s be real everyone will NOT finish in that time frame and that’s okay. God created us all in his image. He has a unique path for all of US! By that being said, STOP looking what others are doing and looking for validation on social media. I miss the days when school let out for the summer. Rather you went on a vacation or spent it with your grandparents. You were able to live in the moment. I’m sure many us of didn’t reach for our phone as much. I’ll tell you that.

I do believe social media is a distraction to a certain extent. For the remainder of the year I would like to work on living in the moment and to become a better version of Lauren Denise. It’s important to redirect ourselves when we feel some type of way about our current situation. Instead of worrying about things you don’t have or where you want to be in life; express gratitude!

God is constantly working on us every day. We all have our moments where we feel defeated. At the end of the day, whatever is meant to be will be. Be present this day going forward and speak life into yourself. Don’t forget to UNPLUG sometime. You deserve it! Treat yourself.. #ihearyou

Count it all Joy.🙏🏽

 

A December to Remember! I had to finish up semester and prepare to move across the country. It took everything in me not to go crazy.. There were so many emotions racing. Moving is a lot of work especially for one person.. Thank God I didn’t have a lot of stuff to move. Honestly, I didn’t want to move back to Indiana. But it’s for the best at least for right now. I was pretty ran down working multiple jobs, maintaining a household, and along with attending college. Apart of me wanted to stay in Georgia but God told me it was time. See I didn’t want to be forced to leave. That’s exactly what happens when you don’t listen. For instance, being forced to leave could be result of a eviction or a car repossession. It happens to the best of us right?

 

I knew my time was running out & I had to make a decision.  I chose to do a month to month lease for my apartment. Which took up the bulk of my funds anyway. So in a way I was happy to wash my hands with everything. Pretty much all my life I’ve been forced do and get things on my own. Not to say I’ve had a rough life or anything but nothing has been handed to me on a sliver spoon.

 

I feel like I’m older than I really am. It’s funny but I feel like I’ve lived dog years. I say this because I’ve been working so hard but I’m not living.. I wanted to start working smarter and not harder. Of course, I dreaded moving back to NW Indiana. I started forming wonderful friendships. But sometimes you have to step back evaluate your life and where your headed. Indiana may not be the MOST exciting place to live but it is home. I decided to make the best out it and treat my hometown as a “new place”.  It’s time to build a solid foundation. I’ve been home for about a month now. I can say I feel relieved. Which is more important than living on my own and struggling. In life, we go through some trying times.

 

We are told to just simply, Count it all Joy. God allows us to go through things to teach us a lesson. It seems like a punishment or we’ve failed but God is actually preparing us for our future. Thank you all for supporting ME all 2018 & I’m coming strong all 2019 with various topics. Stay tuned.

 

 

REMEMBER #ihearyou✨

 

— Lauren Denise🌸