You are capable of amazing things.

Yes, you. In the midst of our crazy and insane lives, opportunity is one of the last things we look for. Our day to day routine is so permanent that often times we forget to think anew.

Take some time to slow down, reflect on your most favorite activities this week. What do you enjoy? What sets your soul free?

Mine consist of fishing, being surrounded by mountains and trees and gazing into the night stars. (I’ve always had a passion for astronomy and astrophysics) Start setting goals for yourself, small and large. Find what makes your heart rush and go for it! Today is not just another day. It is a new opportunity, another chance, and a new beginning, embrace it and love the change.

Your Mountain

You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.

We all have our “days.” Where we feel nothing is right or wrong, we are there.. but not in the moment. Something similar to autopilot. Senses are dull, our minds are blank and feelings unknown. I’m here to remind you that on ‘those days,’ you’re still strong. You’re still breathing, you still have purpose and you still belong.

It’s important to remember these few things:

  1. Love Yourself
    You have purpose and are on this world for a reason. Whether you realize that reason or not yet, you do.
  2. Take a Break
    Step away from the world and breathe. Take your shoes off, go outside, turn the lights off and just breathe.
  3. Share your Story
    During this time, it is important to remember you are not alone. Somewhere, someone is also working through a situation and by speaking your experience, will not only help them but yourself too.

Understand and know your worth.

Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

The Secret to Joy

My first meaningful task for you is to seek God where you doubt He lives. You may be thinking, why? Because where you least expect to find faith, is right where it is. Often times we assume the worst of places or things that have no relation to happiness or joy, simply because we do not see it. This is where the light you keep must shine. To bring warmth to the cold and welcome a new growth.

My family and I have just recently moved to beautiful North Carolina, 2200 miles away from where we’ve lived the past several years. Uprooting wasn’t the difficult part for me honestly, I felt like I couldn’t leave that place soon enough.. but now the re-establishing element is what has thrown me for a whirlwind. I am digging deep to find the light I have to shine in our new lives and new jobs.

Follow me along my journey to becoming a teacher, raising our daughter and spreading the light we all have within!

Welcome to Magnolian Cottage! Consider this blog your home away from home. My goal is to inspire and share tidbits about my world in hopes to bring meaningful thought to yours!

“the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.”