Hey you all! I decided to do something different with my blog post and involve you all in this post. I asked the readers on Instagram and Twitter to ask me anything faith based or whatever they would like to know about me. I’m appreciative of the ones who participated in this Q&A. I thank God for coming through with majority of these great questions. It was something I wanted to do with my blog whether people participated or not. I hope that you enjoy reading my answers. I feel like I’m honest about the answers to these questions.
1. Do you feel like you’re taken for granted sometimes?
- Yes, I feel like I’m taken for granted by friends. I feel like they just want to talk to me for encouragement or just don’t really think about me until three weeks later. I would like to feel appreciated by friends. It would be nice for someone to send me encouragement every once and a while or ask how I am doing? That’s one of the reasons I feel like friends take me for granted. I’m human just as much as anybody else is. Sometimes it seems like I’m the strong one and I got it all together, but I don’t though. It sucks to feel taken for granted or unappreciated.
2. How do you keep up with college and stay sane?
- God is definitely the reason why I keep up with college and stay sane. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. He’s given me the mind to become organized and keep up with all of my classwork. I’m not saying I’ve never stressed over getting a good grade in a class, but I’m saying I’m sane because of Jesus. I plan my weeks out every Sunday. I write out what I need to get done each day of the week. I take breaks as well on Saturdays. I don’t overwork myself during the weekends because I need rest to keep going. Take a break, people! Indulging in a little relaxation is okay. The enemy wants us to be busy all the time, but we can’t do that because that’s how we get sick and exhausted. So college students, have some time for yourself for your physical, emotional, and mental health.
3. Is there a time where you feel like you’ve failed at life?
- Truth be told, I feel like I’ve failed in one thing in my life and that is not having a license. Being 22 without a license is sad to me. I’ve been bombarded and mocked about that part since I’ve had my permit. I feel like I’ve failed because I can’t help taking my siblings anywhere. I have to move when someone with a license moves. I’ve done pretty good in school, been respectful, and modest. I’ve never been a person that smoke, drink, and stay in the club. I’m about to graduate from college! #Spring2019. I feel like I’ve been a person that family members can be proud of and not embarrassed by. So, I’ve only failed at not having a license right now in my life.
4. What do you want to focus on after college?
- There are two things I want to focus on. One is I want to focus on is an expansion on my blog. I really would like my blog to be more interactive, want to do more series, and clean my blog up a little bit. I feel like it could be more professional. Two is focusing on creating different things in Graphic Design. College did teach me some things about Graphic Design, but I feel like there’s so much I haven’t learned yet, and I would like to create a strong portfolio for future interviews.
5. Why did you decide to blog?
- I decided to blog because I wanted to inspire others to become better in Christ from my experiences. I want to testify about how great Jesus has been to me and I feel like God has called me to push people to think beyond the religious side of Christianity. I want to show what it’s like to be in a relationship with Christ and how to start a relationship with Him as well. I want women to know that they aren’t alone in this journey as a single woman or becoming a Woman of God. I also want to tell my story as a young Christian woman in college and how I have conquered college in a pure way.
6. What change do you see in yourself?
- A change that I see in myself is that I am more gentle in my speech and I’m careful about what I’m saying to people. I remember when I used to be very harsh in my tone when I talked to people. I was reminded that I had a harsh tone by several people. I used to say anything to friends or anybody. Basically, I had no filter. This year, I saw how I became careful with my words verbally in person or through text messages. The Lord showed me in Proverbs that it is better to speak softly than speak harshly. The scripture says “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make temper flare.” (Proverbs 15:1 NLT) I learned that Jesus is gentle, so that means that I have to show gentleness through my actions and my speech. God has changed me so much this year, but that is one of the most significant changes I see in myself.
7. What do you lack in life?
- I am lacking in-person connections. I’m not able to hang out with people in person. I think an in-person connection is so amazing when I am able to hang with someone. We get to laugh together and talk instantly without waiting for a reply from each other. I guess that’s why I enjoy being around family because I enjoy seeing everyone interact and have fun with one another. I have lacked in-person connections because I’m very particular about the people I invite in my space. Through Christ, I’ve learned that everyone is not for me and because of that I spent a lot of time in my dorm grasping a connection between God and I. I hope to enjoy in-person connections more often in the future. I’ve met so many great people of God through social media, and I hope to connect with them in person one day.
- I am lacking exploration. I would love to go out of the hometown that I’ve known my whole life, explore other parts of the states, and eventually other parts of the world. I pray that God allows me to have that opportunity to enjoy His other creations all over the world besides South Carolina. There’s so much out there that I do not know about. I do have an idea because of YouTube traveling videos, but I want to explore the world personally.
8. Are you afraid of what’s to come in the future?
- Honestly, no. I’m more excited than afraid of what’s to come in the future. The things that God has already said to me has really given me confirmation that life is going to be better. It’s going to be greater than what I can imagine. How could I be afraid when God has already said in His word that He has great plans for my future(Jer.29:11)? I understand that it’s not going to be easy, but the outcome will be so great! As an almost college graduate, you would think that I would be freaking out, but I’m not. I understand that I may or may not get a job right after college, but I know I will get a job. Everything is in God’s timing. I’m just going to continue to pray, practice Graphic Design skills, create a resume and everything that needs to be done on my end. Nobody can stop what God already has planned for me.
9. What is your major?
- My major is Graphic Design. It’s such an exciting major. I love the design process, and I enjoy creating content. In classes, I like seeing how other people take on projects. I enjoy looking at what designers have already established, and I hope that I can create great work for the world to see one day. If you have no idea what Graphic Design is, it is used everywhere through posters, business cards, signs and so much more.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- A lot of people hate this question. I love it because it’s something I can look back and see if I actually obtained what I said five years from now. Okay, so in 5 years, I’ll be 27. Woww! I see myself impacting lives still through my blog. I’m seeing a tremendous expansion on my blog where I could be able to speak at women’s conferences, sell Christian merch from my designs, and probably more than I can imagine. If YouTube is still around, I see myself showing people how to enjoy their Christian lifestyle by attending events and traveling. I also see myself getting married at 27, but we will see. I see myself building a house for my family. I’m just hoping in 5 years that God’s plan for my life is being fulfilled in a HUGE way!
Thank you for reading! I hope that you were able to learn more about me through these questions. I am hoping that this Q&A inspires you to be better in your walk with Christ whether you’re new to Jesus family or you’ve been walking with Him for a while. God bless you all! Part two is coming soon! I love you! Have a fantastic week!
Numbers 6:24-26 NLT:  May the Lord bless you and protect you.  May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.