Archive | January 2012

Let me, Be me

I am only me, and that is enough!



Just a few words of encouragement! You are beautiful, you are worthy, you deserve to dream, you hold life in your hands. It’s okay to choose you! It’s okay to shine! Give yourself permission to be, who you were meant to be. Go confidently towards your dreams.




I May Not Be Beautiful

I may not be beautiful

I may not be skinny

I may not be rich

I may not be many things

To many people

But who I am I love

And what I have to offer I give freely

And those I love

I love openly and without judgment

And those that are my enemies

I love with a heart that believes in change

And although I may not turn heads everywhere I go

Those that do pay me mind

I pray receive from me acceptance, love, encouragement,

And honest friendship

I pray that I do not take from anyone without first giving of myself

Because then when I look back

And see again

That I may not be beautiful, skinny, or rich

It will not bother me because

My life will have meant more than those vain things

I will look back with my eyes full of tears


That I might have left my footprint on at least one of your hearts.

Xoxoxox TJ

Versatile Blogger Award

I am honored as a new blogger to recieve this reward from not one but two of my fellow bloggers. Thank you to lostupabove and Maryanne Pale for your nomination.

The Versatile Blogger Award has the following rules:

  1. Post a picture of the award
  2. Thank the award giver
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers about this and tell them so

7 Random facts about me….

  1. I am new to blogging, just started a couple weeks ago and am finding it very fulfilling.
  2. I lost my mother to cancer about 5 years ago and she is missed terribly.
  3. I have 4 beautiful children Gage 16, Bri’ana 15, Daruis 13, and Alyssa 9
  4. I am part of an awesome company called HER. who is working towards empowering woman and helping them find their inner HER, the woman inside of them waiting to shine.
  5. I am also an independant jeweler for Premier Designs Jewelery a fantastic biblically based company who puts more emphasis on serving their customers then on the dollar.
  6. I love to write, read, and sing
  7. My journey is just beggining, I’m looking foward to a entirely new life ahead.

The nominees are:

  1. Maryanne Pale
  2. lostupabove
  3. Chivon Morris
  4. notimetow8
  5. Impower You
  6. Tyedyechick0930
  7. Uncle Tree
  8. tripping differently
  9. know my worth
  10. Kristin Shoolbraid
  11. Heartfelt poems and Inspirational thoughts
  12. AMS Daily
  13. lilkunjBigWorld
  14. Indulge

I Am Changing

This song helps me stay focused on the change….listen to the lyrics…not only an amazing singer but an amazing message. Helps me keep my conviction to change.

I’ve posted the lyrics to the song below…

Look at me, Look at me
I am changing
Trying every way I can
I am changing
I’ll be better than I am
I’m trying to find a way to understand
But I need you, I need you
I need a hand
I am changing
Seeing everything so clear
I am changing
I’m gonna start right now, right here
I’m hoping to work it out
And I know that I can
But I need you, I need a hand

All of my life I’ve been a fool
Who said I can do it on my own
How many good friends have I already lost?
How many dog nights have I known?
Walking down that wrong road
There was nothing I could find
All those years of darkness
Looking for some light
But now I can see

I am changing
Trying every way I can
I am changing
I’ll be better than I am
But I need a friend
To help me start all over again
That would be just fine
I know it’s gonna work out this time
‘Cause this time I am
This time I am
I am changing
I’ll get my life together now
I am changing
Yes I know how
I’m gonna start again
I’m gonna leave my past behind
I’ll change my life
I’ll make a vow and nothings gonna stop me now

My favorite line…I”ll make a vow and nothings going to stop me now!!! Ohhh yeah baby Nothing is going to stop me now! lol …change is coming and I am ready.

Finding My Inner Thin Girl

Good Morning all you beautiful people, I just wanted to let you know that for those of you who are interested I have posted my first post on my weight loss journey. You can follow my progress and we can encourage each other under the Finding my Inner Thin Girl Page at the top of this screen. I look forward to going on this journey with you.