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.



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— Lauren Denise🌸


3 thoughts on “Count it all Joy.🙏🏽

  1. Mesha Nechelle 💋

    Beautiful ‼️ I Can Totally Relate To This & Can Definitely Understand Where You’re Coming From. Everything’s Going To Work Out For The Greater Good. Stay Blessed ♥️


  2. Megan 💫

    I am so happy that you stayed positive during your move! Sometimes God will make us uncomfortable and we still want to do things our way. But he always has better plans for us than we could probably ever imagine. Stay striving towards better 💪🏽


  3. Shy'Ora Tolbert


    I agree. Life is full of challenges, transitions, and holding patterns. The only way we can overcome them is to go through them. God will never leave you or forsake you. ALL things work together for the good of those who love him. God’s plan for our lives is so much greater than the plans we have for ourselves. Keep trusting and believing. It will make sense later. It gets better later! After all, our reward is in heaven. Keep pushing. Keep striving. Keep believing in yourself. God didn’t call any of us to be average. Your dreams are buried in the hard work you must do. I see you working everyday. Don’t stop. Keep applying pressure.


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