To the Graduates of 2020

fullsizeoutput_656“Not all who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

I love the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, after the meeting in Rivendell, the fellowship is officially setting off towards Mt. Doom, and Frodo does not know where he is going and has to ask Gandalf.

It is okay to not know where you are going. Life is a journey or an adventure. It is unpredictable and filled with so many ups and downs and twist and turns. Frodo and Sam made so many mistakes along their journey to Mt. Doom. Spoiler alert: Eventually, they made it to Mt. Doom and The Ring was destroyed!

During days like today, the path may not be a clear one. What you thought you knew, you really did not. Dreams you thought were coming true. A college you wanted to attend. That job you had set your sights on. You were confident it was a done deal.

In Reality…

God knows, “…plans to prosper you…” – Jeremiah 29:11

That job you thought was a done deal, or the college you wanted to attend. God knew you were not going to get it or in.

The dreams that you had…God does not want you to lose heart! He knew you were going to have to readjust the dreams you had because now those dreams are going to look different than what you pictured them to be.

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Graduates of 2020…That is okay. You will be okay because God knows best!

The Unexpected Twist and Turns

I graduated from college in the year 2010. The economy had plummeted, and most people that were looking for a job could not find one. (Eventually, I did.)

I thought I wanted to be a graphic designer. I loved designing websites. Years down the road (about 5), I realized that designing graphics or anything else on the job made me so stressed out and miserable. I wanted to enjoy the work I had to complete 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.

This realization was in the midst of looking for a job. Out of nowhere (Not out of nowhere for God!), I got a call to interview for a graphic design position. In reality, they were interviewing for an instructional design position (writing and designing). I got hired for this position! It was pretty exciting!

The first day I walked into the office, my supervisor explained to me that we were writing and designing presentations for teaching aircraft maintenance. Y’all, I was stunned like a deer in the headlights.

There was a load of questions that flooded my brain. The main question I was pondering was, “Can I do this?” It was overwhelming.

Looking back, I still love that job. Not only was it completely evident and an undeniable blessing from God. It pushed and pulled me in more directions and showed me I would never stop growing or learning in my career. I killed it! It turns out that I was better in an analytical and technical career field compared to any creative field.

Currently, I am retraining myself to transition over into another career field. Growing, learning, and adapting to today’s job economy will never end.

It’s okay to not know.

Really, take the pressure off yourself. Remind yourself that God knows.

I would have never in a million years believed that I would excel in a technical career field. God knew what was best for me!

So…Enjoy the journey! Let it be a constant learning and growing process of living life one day at a time! Give your all for the glory of God and work hard!

Keep in mind…

As I said up above, Frodo and Sam made lots of mistakes in their journey to Mt. Doom. You will too! It is okay to make mistakes because you will learn and grow from them!

Hope you are having a great week! Congratulations! You did it!

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Bethany πŸ™‚

What To Do

Announcing the last blog post in this series ‘What To Do’!

This Friday I will post the last post in this series. It has been amazing how sharing about life with you has caused a ripple effect in my life.

Personally, I have been more joyful and busy with everyday life. More vocal and involved on social media.

Thank you for letting me share my ramblings. Giving you ideas on ‘What To Do’.

As an introvert, this new time of life that we have found ourselves in has been somewhat easy for me. I still miss seeing my friends and family. I am going a little bit stir crazy myself. This is partly of my own doing…lol!

My Next Series – Wellness

As we move forward with our lives, there is going to be a new normal in everyday living.

It is important that we do not live in fear. There is a lot to be done for our physical, emotional, and mental well being.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

My last post from my ‘What To Do’ series will post this Friday after 5:30PM CST.

Until then…

Bethany πŸ™‚

Bird Watching

The cooler weather has been incredible. I have taken advantage!

Yesterday, I sat outside for about 20mins watching a family of cardinals hanging out around the bird feeders in the backyard.

Cardinals are so so pretty! The male always wakes me up around 6AM singing his little heart out. Every single day I’m thinking, ‘How can you be so perky without caffeine?’. Really?!?

When I was sitting outside today, I saw a blue heron fly on by.

Take some time to enjoy the little things around you like the flowers and the birds.

My mom’s rose bushes have exploded. So beautiful! Wanted to share.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Until next time…

Bethany 😁

May the 4th Be With You!

As this day approached on the calendar, I was not expecting to feel so sad.

It has been nearly a month since my Uncle B passed away. He was an avid Stars Wars fan.

He also did the greatest yoda impression!! I am going to miss him so much! Miss hearing his yoda impression that always made me giggle!

Just needed to share!

Until next time…

Bethany ✌🏻

Go, enjoy the outdoors!

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Happy May everyone!

Personally, I am not a ‘go for walk’ kind of person unless I am at the park with friends and/or family. I do love walking trails.

I am more than content to hang out in the backyard with the dogs.

As summer is approaching, I encourage you to enjoy the weather before it gets super hot outside (speaking as a Texan).

Until next time…

Bethany πŸ™‚

MotivationCo

fullsizeoutput_631 Announcing my new store on Redbubble called the Motivation Collective (Link to store @MotivationCo)!

Over the last months, I have started creating a lot of artwork, and I decided to open this store in order to share it with anyone and everyone.

My purpose in creating the Motivation Collective is
all about helping the entrepreneur, professional, stay at home mom, etc. to stay motivated throughout each day.

Personally, I always find extra motivation to be useful and a great help anytime of the day.

Creating artwork is a great encouragement and reward in and of itself.

Love being able to share my artwork with you! Link to my store can also be found up above in the navigation bar.