Lady by the Pool

“The invalid answered, Sir, I have nobody when the water is moving to put me into the pool; but while I am trying to come [into it] myself, somebody else steps down ahead of me.”‭‭John‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

I know you’re probably wondering where the heck I’ve been for the past month or so. No blog post, what’s up with that?!?

I’ve been debating about posting this, but felt the time was right right now. You probably thought you were going to get pics of me by the pool, huh? I wish, that would be so awesome right now (drifts off to the beach). 

Well, for a long time I always felt like the invalid by the pool of Bethesda. Always felt like I needed the help of others to help get me to my destination. Literally, I grew complacent just waiting. You may have never felt this way, and I hesitated posting this thinking about the opinions of others. But we’ve all been in a place at one time in our lives where we felt we needed someone or something.

Growing up I never had a mentor, or that person to push me to be become a better me. Everything I’ve experienced has been through trial and error, and felt like it would never get better. When I would start the process, it would get hard and I’d quit. To some extent I felt like a sad sob story, but I knew it had to get better. Thank God for my husband, he pushes me and sees the best in me. I’ve debated quitting blogging because of this, but I’m not going to let it defeat me. In my mind I knew what needed to be done, but my body kept saying you don’t want to do that. Resistance will keep you from fulfilling your God given talents and abilities.

So, what have I been doing? I’ve been working on becoming a better me. Working on not being defeated and intimidated. I’m rising to the challenge of getting the resources I need to help me and others who may feel the same. They say always be that which you didn’t have. We have a lot of people doing, but no one willing to invest in themselves or others anymore. Along, this blogging journey I have met so many inspirational women that are intentional in giving encouragement and empowerment. That’s what’s needed in this day. So that’s it, a spur of the moment type blog. Personal but needed for me. I’ll have a for real one next week 😉

Until next time
xoxo Petite Latoya 💜

10 thoughts on “Lady by the Pool

    • iampetitelatoya says:

      Wow! Well, it is time to come out of that place. Right now I’m challenging myself to take action. Know that you got this. I’ll be more than happy to help in any way, because we have to help each other. I’m so glad you could relate, and thank you so much for sharing and reading L. xoxo

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  1. lanatria says:

    Latoya I am at my work desk tearing up right now! Please don’t you ever quit! I cant tell you enough how much you and your beautiful spirit are needed.You are just a constant ray of light and don’t let anything dim that.I know the feeling of giving up all too well.I still doubt myself even though I know I shouldn’t.I am so glad have a help mate that pushes and encourages you because there is truly nothing like it.My hubs has been such a large motivational force for me as well.Continue to be the beautiful, amazing, petite (I hope you are smiling reading this),queen that you are! Love you sis -Caribbean Cowgirl

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    • iampetitelatoya says:

      Aww I was smiling sis!! You almost made me cry! Thank you so much, you don’t even know how you encourage me daily! This just made my whole day and some! And you are right without my hubby it would go downhill, it’s so awesome to have have a mate that believes in you and encourages you. We have so much in store for us, and we gone keep shining. Love you too sis ❤️️

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