Trusting Her Timing

I’m learning to leave my worries with God while understanding that the action and effort is up to me.

The saying, “Let go and let God.” We must truly break down this meaning to our youth for no one broke it down clearly to me. There is such erudition in understanding that we must let go of our worries, struggles, doubts, and and form of negativity to God. For she will do her part. But we can not ask God to help up make it to the top of the mountain if we are not willing to climb.

Prayer + Faith + Effort + Will + Patience = Blessings in its most raw form

I am understanding that there can be no missing links in this equation. Additionally, I do not choose the timing of my blessings. I CANNOT ask God to put a move on it to answer my questions or to give me guidance to my pondering.

Our lives are already destined. Whatever our hearts are set on, whatever our goals, they are already ours. But what matters is the effort we put into them and allowing God’s timer to go off.

I once felt God was testing me harder than I deserved. It was like she felt I was stronger than I truly was. Wellllllllll let me tell you, silly me! Reflection made me realize that she was testing me at all. She was simply telling me that I can endure anything. The opportunities she gave to me and removed were not to tease, but to show me that I had the ability and will to get that far but that opportunity was not truly for me.

“You have to accept your fate; do it without bitterness and stay humble.”

Anthony Scaramucci

Humble was nowhere to be found in my body. Bitterness was all I knew at that point. My God does not believe in bitterness. However, my universe continues to turn. Time and patience taught me that bitterness will consume me to a point where that is all I will ever know.

Truthfully, I don’t know how that equation fell into my lap but once I applied it to my life, the universe exploded to recreate itself for me. I saw God smile at me. I felt the joy from my ancestors through my bones. I loved myself for my ambition.

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Hi God,

I just want to say thank you blessing myself, family, friends, and people I don’t know with the opportunity to open our eyes to see a new day. You blessed us with the opportunity to be a better us today than we were yesterday. I ask that you guide us that we are able to fulfill that opportunity.

I ask that today is a positive day for us all. That we love, we are loved, set goals, achieve goals, we smile, laugh, and give off the same positivity that we receive. I ask that you guide us all to know that your love for us is much stronger than the devil’s hate can ever be.

I just want to say thank you for all of my blessings, they never go unappreciated. I ask that you forgive me for my ignorance and arrogance when I do not understand that you are working on blessings when things are not going my way. I thank you for your patience and unconditional love. I ask that you continue to guide me in the right direction of the success of my life in every aspect. I ask that you continue to guide me to make the right decisions for now, the future, myself, and those in my life.

I ask that you continue to watch over my family, friends, and I that you protect us from all hurt, harm, disease, or perils of being the world.

I love you

(Kiss)

Amen.

What’s on my Travel Bucket List

Like many others, I love to travel!  Just think of all the beautiful cultures, people, architecture, natural scenery, and adventures we have yet to experience.  For me, I want to travel the world!  In the year of 2016, I traveled to 6 countries. 6!

Here are just 5 of the destinations on my travel bucket list:

  1. Morocco
    Morocco is a Northern African country that borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.  The official language is Arabic but many other languages are spoken like French, Berber dialects, Spanish, and more.  With holding a population of approximately 30,704,000, Morocco is a growing tourist destination.

    Morocco is known for its diversity of traditions, religion, and natural landscapes.  In particular, I would love to ride a camel into the sunset in the Merzouga Dunes.  I also want to have the ultimate photo shoot in the blue streets of Chefchaouen.  Most of all, shop in their large markets and buy tons of spices!


  2. Thailand
    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches and grand palaces.  It is about three times the size of Florida; slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming.  With a population of about 68,200,824 people Thai is the official language spoken by 90.7% of the population.  Burmese is spoken by less than 2% of the population and English is a secondary language to the elite.

    I want to travel to Thailand mainly because the culture grasps me greatly.  I want to visit the beautiful temples that are in Thailand such as Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo (the grand palace).  I also want to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery that graces this country.  Thailand is also a home to a large number of ELEPHANTS! (My favorite animal in the whole world!)


  3. Australia
    Australia is located between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific with the population of approximately 22,992,654 people.  Several languages are spoken such as English (most dominant language), Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Greek, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and more.  I personally did not know so many languages were spoken in Australia – you learn something new everyday.

    Personally I want to connect with the aboriginal native peoples of Australia; I want to know their culture because it is so shocking to me that these people are completely disregarded.  I always wanted to learn how to surf and where is a better place to learn?  I also want to hike the various national parks.  Australia is also known for their amazing zoos in which house koalas! KOALAS people!!


  4. Spain
    Spain is a Southwestern European country with a population of approximately 48,563,476 people.  Madrid being the capital city.  Castilian Spanish is the official language country wide but depending on regions, Catalan is spoken by approximately 70% of the population.

    Fun fact: I’m going to Spain by the end of the year! I am so excited because I know they eat bread with every meal and I can eat a good half a loaf of bread alone in one sitting (I love carbs and I’m proud).  I can’t wait to try all the tapas (small appetizers)  Spain has to offer.  They are known for being very laid back and not rushing; we shall see how that goes being a girl from the Big Apple city of New York.  I want to witness the famous flamenco and explore the beautiful coast of Spain.   Spain, I’m ready for you!


  5. Argentina
    A country located between Chile and Uruguay and a population of about 43,886,748 people.  Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina.  Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua) are all languages spoken in Argentina.

    I always wanted to travel to Buenos Aires and explore its vibrant scenery; it is known for having a bohemian feel.  I also want to be able to visit to one of the world’s last advancing glaciers, Glaciar Perito Moreno.  And how can you travel to Argentina and not go to a fútbol game?

These are only 5 of the thousands of destinations I will travel to.  Tell me what’s on your bucket list?

Queen on Queens; Queen on!

◊ Queen Bri ◊