How Do You Spend Your Time?

The quality of your life is determined by how effectively you use time.

-Michelle McClain-Walters

I am making the most of my time instead of complaining about the time I don’t have. If that means I get to journal for three minutes, then so be it because time is the measure of life.

How you spend your time defines you.

There are moments where I have an hour or two to myself when all the kiddos are asleep, and I usually spend that time watching TV when I could be using that time wisely by reading a book, for example (since I compain about not having enough time to read anymore).

So I’m making a pact with myself to be more mindful of how I spend my time in general. If there is one thing that we absolutely cannot take back in life, it’s time. Last night, I read for an hour before I practically passed out on the couch but it felt amazing to escape into a book again.

If you were to be defined by how you spend most of your free time, what would you be called?

 

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Oh, baby!

This past weekend was a lovely and busy one! The main event that occured was my baby shower! This post is mostly to share the pictures and a few details some people asked about.  Here are the pics from baby shower for baby #3! About my dress: believe it or not, I got it from Amazon.com.  Since becoming a mama of two, I have totally become an amazon mom. Surprisingly,  I’ve had good luck when it comes to buying dresses on Amazon.  I believe it was about $34. Amazon seems to be the only place I can buy a long […]

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Tell Us How You Published Your Book? What Was the Journey Like?

The time has finally come! Chasing Freedom, my novel, has finally been released. After a long journey,  it is finally out. What most people don’t know is that I have been working on this book for years. You may purchase it here: http://bit.ly/2sWEI9D Where did the storyline come from? The inspiration? Well, the protagonist in the novel is a Congolese rape victim and refugee.  Given that I am Congolese (although I’ve never been),  I’ve been reading and hearing so many horrific stories and I felt like I had to write about this and be the voice of the women of Eastern […]

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Slow Down and Enjoy Life

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. -Eddie Cantor I know. I know. I have been such a stranger these days, but I’ve been keeping busy, I promise.  Perhaps a little bit too busy. I’ve always been the kind of person who keeps busy at all times and often has multiple projects going on all at once. But I believe that slowing down can also be a virtue. Being off work in the summers, I always try to […]

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Is This Truly God’s Will?

I know that you can do anything and no one can stop you. -Job 42:2 For the last few months or so, I read the book of Job, as I tried to understand the concept behind the verse: The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. There were a few people in my surrounding who had gone to be with the Lord and it had me questioning, “Is this truly God’s will?” Not just that, but I  wanted to understand what’s it like to have everything and then nothing? What’s it like to have […]

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When Your Plans Fail

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. –Proverbs 16:9 I always try to remind myself that my plans are not necessarily His plans. I can try to control my life as much as possible, but at the end of the day, God rules. So even when I find myself questioning and worrying, I remind myself that God has a plan and a purpose for everything in my life–even those beyond my comprehension. My plans are just that. Mine. So I’m trusting and believing, even when that seems difficult.  I’m staying positive, even when negative thoughts want to […]

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Enjoy the Season You’re In

I feel like I need a change. Career wise. Why aren’t we ever content with where we are? For whatever reason, I feel like where I am now is not enough or where I truly want to be. But then I hear God whisper to me, Enjoy the season you’re in. My husband asked me, “What makes you happy?” “What do you truly want to do?” Well, Write. Read. Research. Home Decor. Anything House related.  Sometimes simple questions are more complex than they sound. I know what makes me happy, but it feels like there’s  a bridge between us that I […]

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Confessions of a Binge TV Watcher

 Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. — Gretchin Rubin, Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit. — TV can be great, but it can also be a bit addictive and a waste of valuable time.  I was talking to a few friends over the weekend, and we were talking about  how we all have goals to watch less TV and spend more time reading or doing other things. Since the invention of Netflix and Hulu, I am ashamed to say that I spend way too much time watching TV shows. […]

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