Exactly two months ago I graduated college and a week ago I turned 23! It's safe to say that I am becoming an adult, which is a very exciting and scary thing to even imagine. Sometimes I still feel like in 12 probably because my brother and sister always tell me that I am.
After graduating I was in a, "What am I doing with my life?" phase. My whole school year was stressful so I went from a constantly stressed life to almost no stress at all and that was so weird for me. Don't get me wrong I was definitely still busy, preparing for Cambodia and VBS, but it was just so different.
A week after graduating I had began the interview process with a certain company and made it all the way through to their last round. Toward the end I got contacted by another company who was interested in interviewing me! That was a whole new experience for me to have someone reach out to me instead of the other way around. I was just praying, "Ok God just let there be one choice for me," because sometimes when I have too many options I can't make a decision.
So today (July 23) I accepted my first job! I am so excited to begin working in my desired career field (public relations) practically right after graduating. I am so thankful that God heard my prayers and knew what I needed. I am also so thankful for those who recommended me to jobs, wrote letters of recommendation and supported me through this time!
In the midst of job hunting I turned 23! It just sounds so weird to me because I am not a teenager anymore or even a student. My life is nothing like I thought it would be when I was 15, and that's probably for the best. I am slowly learning to stop with the five year plan because God's plans are different! And I am not saying to not have plans, just know that they will change.
I am beyond grateful with the years God has given me and the special people He has placed in my life. A big shoutout to those who helped me celebrate my birthday!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I just graduated from college and the last semester was intense. I do plan on writing about lessons I learned in college but that’s not what this post is about.
God has been speaking to me a lot lately and that’s what I want to share. I am always hesitant to publishing these sorts of posts because I don’t want people to think I am forcing Jesus on them or being a Bible-thumper. But it would be a shame for me to keep quiet because there may be one person who needs to hear what I am about to share and that one person is far more important than what others may think.
As some of you may know I am going to Cambodia in a few weeks. I have been praying a lot and seeking God for wisdom. I am the type of person who wants to know what the ending result will be when I begin something. But if I know what the ending result will be will I even take the first step? Probably not, because I’m most likely not ready to know what that ending result is.
That is where faith comes in, trusting God step by step. He’s been telling me that a lot lately, to trust Him step by step. I cannot get direction for step number two if I don’t take the first step.
In the past month Hebrews 11 has been popping up a lot. We see the faith Abraham had, going to a land he didn’t know, but knowing it's where God sent him.
Stories like this always challenge me to truly have faith. If God told you to go to an unknown land today, would you have the faith to go?
But how can I have that faith that Abraham had? It’s simple, spend time with God and learn more about Him.
That’s not all God has been showing me.
As embarrassing as this is to admit, I am obsessed with weddings and the thought of marriage. This often leads me to pleading with God to send me someone now!
But what God has been showing me lately is to use my season of singleness to live for Him. In 1 Corinthians 7 we see the difference of married and unmarried. Although marriage is from God, it’s totally different than being single.
When we become married we have to consider how our actions will affect our spouse. Being single I am able to take trips such as this one to Cambodia without having to consider another person.
We shouldn’t be so caught up in looking for “the one” but rather seeking God and trusting His timing! Again, this goes back to having faith and trusting Him step by step. We are to spend our time of singleness focusing on God and living to please Him.
As always I am reminded of Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have and share what the Lord has been showing you!
It has been so long since I last got something up. I always say that I'm gonna be more active on my blog, but then life always happens.
Life these days has been so crazy. The last few months have consisted of school, work and church. I'm hardly ever home! But I guess I can't complain.
In my last blog I talked about how I was taking the hardest class I'll ever take, well it definitely was not easy but thank God I passed with an A!
Toward the end of last semester I applied to be a part of the Bateman Competition Team which is PRSSA's national collegiate competition. It gives students the opportunity to create AND implement a real public relations plan for a REAL client. Our client is With Purpose, a nonprofit organization centered around childhood cancer. I was chosen to be the team leader and so far it has been very time consuming but such an awesome learning experience. If it wasn't for the client I don't think that I would've applied to be on the team.
I also just started an internship for a social good PR agency in the Arts District of Downtown LA. So that's super exciting too.
Needless to say things in my life have been super crazy, but also super good. I don't always know what I am doing but I just go with it and learn through it all. I am super grateful for all the opportunities that have been coming my way.
It is definitely a goal of mine to be more consistent with the blog posts this year, I already have a few things in mind that I will be talking about but I am always open to ideas and love to hear your suggestions, so comment below or head on over to this page and drop me some ideas!
What the heck, where did time go?! It feels like yesterday I was a senior in high school cheering under the Friday night lights, but nope that was five years ago!
It's so weird to me that I am 22 and will be graduating college in May. Anyways, this week I started my last-first-week of school. I was not really looking forward to school at all, after being in Mexico over the summer I really just wanted to stay there. But girls gotta do what a girls gotta do and finish what I started.
The first day was already so insane, this semester I'm taking, in the words of my favorite professor, Jennifer Newton (shout out to you if you're reading this), "... Arguably THE MOST DIFFICULT CLASS you will take at CSULB." Even though it's a work intensive class I am very excited to take on the challenge and create a bomb portfolio at the end of the semester.
Taking five classes (15 units) and working this semester, I've come to the conclusion that my face-to-face social life will basically be non-existent, but my virtual social life will be popping'! I'll definitely be taking lots of shots... of espresso!
The best part of this first week back was joining CRU, a Christian club on campus. It was so awesome connecting with other college students on campus and spending time in worship, the word, prayer and fellowship. I'm excited to get more plugged into this club and continue to form new friendships and draw closer to Jesus.
Everytime I scroll through Instagram or YouTube I ALWAYS see all the MUAs using makeup from Morphe Brushes. A few years ago my mom bought me a brush set of theirs for my birthday, but after a few years they've began to fall apart (but they've lasted a long time)!
So I suggested to same gal pals that we should make a little trip out to Burbank and get us some goodies. So I ended up buying two eyeshadow palettes, 35R (their newest one) and 35T! I love love love them, honestly such a good deal for so many eye shadows. And of course I bought myself a cute new brush set as well!
Be sure to check back soon to see the looks I create with these beauties!!
I feel like sometimes Easter doesn't get the attention that it should. Easter is probably the most important holiday. It represents so much greatness, love, sacrifice and life. It's mind-blowing to know that Christ was beaten, spit on, wounded and hung on the cross to ensure sinners like you & I would have eternal life. Because of HIS sacrifice we get the freedoms that we have today, because HE went to the cross and paid the debt of our sins, we don't have to do so. So I thank God for sending Jesus to die on the cross for me, it's HIM who I live for and through, it's HIM that I want to serve and please. I thank HIM for the life I live and the work HE has done in me, I thank HIM for his mercy, grace, forgiveness and most importantly HIS LOVE.
I do my makeup...even if I have nowhere to go or nothing to do. So I've been in need of a new foundation because last time I bought one was right after my Costa Rica trip so I was about 50 shades darker. Yesterday I took a little trip to my local Sephora in JCPenney and bought one of my favorite foundations by Too Faced Cosmetics what I love about their foundation is that it is so lightweight and gentle on my skin. I also needed some new set spray so I got Chill by Urban Decay. I love all their products. Also shoutout to that Sephora VIB because this VIB had 1100 points and decide to spend 100 and get the sample size of BECCA highlighter in the shade Opal. So today since I was off I decided I'd do my makeup.I am far from a professional so I took to YouTube to learn different ways to use my Naked 3 Palette. So this is what my boredom led to. And then I was like this is rare photos are necessary, I was like "NOCHELLA" since it's Coachella weekend.