I know I’m late, BUT Happy New 2018

Hi y’all. 

That’s the southern girl in me coming out in this post. I say it often…probably more than I need to because it reminds me of home (South Carolina).  Yessss, I live in Columbus, OH but I will forever be a southern girl living in a midwestern world.

I apologize for my delay in creating a new post for you. This new life that chose me (God gave me a gift and I intend to use it) has been extremely exciting and sometimes it’s even been overwhelming (in a good way)! It’s my desire to not just share cutesy clothes and perfect poses with you, but to show you me…my family…and most importantly, MY God. 

It’s the beginning of the year and the middle of January (where did the time go?), so I wanted to right my wrongs. I wanted to give you the best of me and delayed posting because of my need for perfection. What is perfection anyway? I believe that perfection, at least for me, is a perfectly imperfect person trying to be more like God…have more of him (Give me LOTS of JESUS)…and live like him. The road may not be easy, but it is definitely necessary.

Each week, I plan on taking you on the road with me. You’re sure to see me grow and I may even fail, but failure won’t define me; it will just make me stronger and wiser.  Plus, falling down and getting right back up is a part of life; it’s in those times that I fall down that I depend more on my savior (Proverbs 24:16).  But when and if I fall, I promise you that you will get me…the good, bad, and the ugly. I will share my love of God, my family of 4, and this thing called fashion – AND I will share all things in between (mommy-hood, wife, blogger, future podcaster, servant, teacher, etc). 

Faith – As I think about the pieces of this blog puzzle I always think of God first, because without him I can do nothing, but fail. BUT I am reminded that with God ALL things are possible (Matthew 19:26).  He has been tugging on my heart for a long time, directing me to step out and live this life boldly and unapologetically AND I am doing it right now. He is my reason for all that I do. I hope I make him proud and while I’m making him proud, I reach you.  I want to see you live your best life…whatever that is for you.  

Family – Outside of God, there’s nothing greater. My family helps me to be the very best version of myself and to reach for goals that I didn’t always know were attainable. They push me to keep going when I want to give up. They are my gifts from God. I am forever blessed to do life with them and while I will openly share pieces of them with you, there are some parts that I desire to keep just for us. 

My children are growing up before my eyes; they are becoming who God desires them to be.  It is my job to help nurture, love, protect, and direct their paths and while I do that, it may require some privacy.  I hope you understand that.  

Fashion – I haven’t always been a fashionista. I used to see clothes and have ideas, but wasn’t sure how to put them together. Then, something happened. Fashion found me. It awakened something inside of me that was and still is beautiful. I’ve found my voice and I promise you, I am screaming it with bright colors, dresses, shoes, purses, and statement pieces. 

Through fashion, I want to show you how to be FLY within your means (a skill that I’m still working to master), to be so FRESH & so CLEAN on a budget without others knowing that you are on a budget, and to push the envelope as it relates to fashion.  Let’s not  be scared to mix it up…and make a statement.  

I am discovering that Faith, Family, and Fashion can be a Christian girl with a family of her own on a mission to please God while living her very best life and helping others do the same. While I’m living my best life, I will share my stories…victories and defeats…joys and sorrows…and more. 

Please join me as I share my heart of hearts with you!  I pray to meet you where you are and hope to inspire you to go where you are supposed to be.  Let’s GROW together.  

Remember everyone has a story, welcome to mine!

          J’s Faith Walk

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