Strength, Courage, Wisdom + Streetstyle

“Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun/Behind my eyes there lives a me that I’ve been hiding for much too long/’Cause
I’m scared of the judgement that may follow/Always putting off my living for tomorrow/It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith/ It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today/I’ve gotta step out on faith, It’s time to show my faith/Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found/Strength, courage, and wisdom/And it’s been inside of me all along/Strength, courage, and wisdom/ Inside of me” ~ India Arie (Strength, Courage, & Wisdom song lyrics) Continue reading

One Word

Hey you beautiful souls! Happy New Year to everyone, pray all is going well with you so far. For my first time visitors, welcome to I Am Petite Latoya. I hope you find something great here, and would return for even more. To everyone else, WELCOME BACK!!

Well, it snowed here in Atl, and I finally found time to write my first blog post of the year. YAY! Better late than never. Today is just a simple post to kick off an amazing 2017 year.

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I wanted to start the year out right by issuing a challenge to my readers in finding One Word. New year’s resolutions have never been a thing of mine, neither has goals or anything else. I’m starting to finally realize how important it is to have goals though! Last year I came across a devotion in the Bible app called One Word That Will Change Your Life. So glad that I did. For some, you have written resolutions in the past that has only lead to frustration and failure. We stray due to lack of encouragement, self-discipline, or the task seemed so far-fetched that we give up before we even try.

The old me would easily get side tracked, and come up with every excuse as to why I couldn’t complete a task. However, coming across this devotion actually helped me persevere during my difficult times last year. I have faith that my word “VICTORY” that I’ve chosen this year will help me overcome any roadblocks that try to deter me from my goals.   Continue reading

Creating Stocking Stuffer Memories with CaseApp

 

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Hey you beautiful souls! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by; it means so much.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday evening. It’s a rainy and cold day here in Georgia, perfect time to be sitting on the couch watching the game or online shopping. Has everyone done or even started to shop for gifts yet? I’m working on it (sigh, lol).

I know this post is not the normal time that I would be posting, but you know it’s getting close to that wonderful time of the year. We’ve already started enjoying the traditional Christmas movies, loving the wonderful Christmas lights, and dancing to the Christmas tunes. The lovely ladies at work have been counting down the days since August. Where did the time go?

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November 29, 2006

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“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

Hey you beautiful souls! Thank you so much for taking time out to to stop by today; truly means a lot. Today we are celebrating something Special!!! It’s our Anniversary!!

You don’t hear of many millennials these days who have made it to ten years, yet alone five in marriages. It’s always a blessing to see and hear of those marriages that have lasted 20,25, 40, and even 50+ years. That’s the type of marriage I’m looking to have, and being an example for my baby girl. Marriage is a blessing, and when done the right way can withstand any storm. Marriage takes work, and you put in work for what you love.

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5 Things I Quickly Learned While Instablogging

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Thank you so much for taking time to stop by today!! It’s been over 4 months since I’ve started Instablogging, and a week since I’ve started my first blog. So today I’m talking about some of the things I’ve learned along this journey called Instablogging. I’m not going to lie, it was nerve wrecking. Here we go!

 

1. Learn to Unplug

“Balance is always in discipline” ~ Carolina Herrera (August Issue of InStyle Mag)

Discipline, something I thought I had, but quickly realized I didn’t. Posting constantly and making sure I had the right pictures in hopes of gaining  followers. Getting bogged down by the things I couldn’t control. The more I was glued to the Gram, the more I felt overwhelmed. After an aha moment, I realized that a break was much-needed. That’s exactly what I took a break. Breaking away to gather my thoughts, and just to regroup! Unplugging allowed me to see and think clearly, and get back to what mattered most (me and my family). It also helped me to be here writing my first blog post.

 

2. Know & Stick to Your “why”

If any of you have listened to any of the Ted Talks, you would know why the “why” is so important. When I began Instablogging, I told myself that I would stick to the “plan”. That went quickly out the window when I began to notice those accounts with thousands and tens of thousands of followers. Quickly beginning to follow those concepts thinking it’s going to help me. I immediately allowed myself to be moved by what I saw. This only led to discouragement, and the feeling of defeat. My objective was to never work with brands, but that got lost in the hype that I saw. Before starting know “why” you are doing this and stick to it. Continue reading