Not many people know this but at some points of my career modeling I have gotten many messages and offers from people who want me to model or play a part in their film but I turn them down. Most people would look at me and say, "Girl you must have lost your mind!
My mom would tell me as a little girl she would watch me on the play ground jumping from one group to the next trying to play but none of the kids were really welcoming to me being in the group. Whether it was the group of cool girls, or the group guys and even the kids with a mixture of personalities. I never fit in. And though growing up it was difficult to identify myself because I was never really fitting with one group In particular I realize now that my identity was never in the people or places I was trying to fit myself into.
I’ve been taken back. Taken back to the basics. What is Her Nature? I have been challenged lately to answer this question. Have you ever wondered what Her Nature is? Well let’s talk about it.Read More
I am not going to lie, there are a lot of things that make me question whether or not I am truly a virtuous woman. I used to always live by expectations that people place upon me based on this verse, Proverbs 31, or any other scale that they have ready to rate me on. Sometimes people place expectations on you that you never intended to be placed upon you. And other times you place expectations on yourselfRead More
I have not watched What the Health on Netflix or any other documentary that talks about how unhealthy I eat everyday. How I am practically killing myself by eating the food that I used to love . But you know what I have watched. I have watched my diet and I am not talking about the diet concerning my body. I am talking about my diet pertaining to my mind.Read More
Social media has a way of making you feel ugly. Don't you agree? Like, the things that you might have been taught about loving yourself or seeing yourself as beautiful no longer applies. It is depleted in an instant. Just one ounce of imperfection shown on social media and people go innnnn! Pointing out all your flaws and all. Even those closet to you may say something and view it as a way of helping you out but instead they don't see the effects that it may have on your internally based on the way that they say it. It actually has a way of magnifying the imperfections that you have.Read More
In every season you may lose important people in your life, you may lose the building blocks to your destiny but you will never lose the foundation within you soul. Not matter how much damage is done to you in every season there is still something that will keep you grounded to build upon again.
What is your foundation and is your foundation solid enough to stand upon?Read More
Recently, I was told (and I paraphrase) Ericka, you have done so many great things in your life. You have done some really, big things! Don't think that you are just here because you are not just here.
I sat back and thought.
I think many times we take the little things for granted. We apply so much pressure on ourselves based on influential people in our lives and sometimes our own expectations that we beat ourselves up like a dead horse.Read More
Ever fell like forgiving someone is the hardest thing to do in this world. No matter how much you try you just can't get over what they did to you or maybe even what you did to yourself. Check out this video to see the first part of my FORgiveGET series as I discuss what forgive means. Stay tuned for more of the series in the future.Read More
Sometime life is exhausting. I mean straight up exhausting, like the Houston sun that beams on the back of my neck on a bright, summer day. Life has thrown so many curve balls and sometimes I question you if you really love me because I don't believe that you would put me through such hurt like this. Why is all of this happening? Why, why, WHY?!Read More
There is one thing that brings joy into my life. Yes, ONE major joyful encounter that showers and trickles down to bring joy into every situation that I am in like rain on a perfectly sunny day. It is the one thing that has nourished my roots so that I am able to grown into, well, #HerNature. The one thing that made me, ME!Read More
One day, I had a moment that I did not feel like myself. I was not joyful I did not feel happy, I just felt like blah. I literally took a moment and thought about something so silly that it made me laugh. I continued to laugh. Continued to laugh until I felt the energy rise from the depths of my soul because I was longing for that joy that I know that I have inside of myself. I was not going to be silenced.Read More
This past week we reflected on #NationalDayOfPrayer and it made me reflect on my own prayer life. Oh man, I have so much to pray for. I have a lot of prayers that are deep inside of my heart but instead of talking about that I would like to reflect back to when I didn't know how to pray or I acted too bashful for prayer. My best friend would call me everyday to pray before the day starts and everyday when he would ask me if I wanted to pray you know what I would say?... Nothing.Read More
Not many people know but I am constantly getting inboxed from people who want me to model for them but I am constantly turning them down. Most people would look at me and say something like, "Girl you must have lost your mind! That is money, honey!Read More
When being honest means that you have to hurt somebody in the process is the hardest pill to swallow for me. I never thought that living my life sometimes means that helping one person can in turn hurt others in the process. Doesn't make sense to me when I repeat the statement in my head but I have seen it play out over and over in my life and with others around me. I have had to move away from a friendships because of its toxicity in order to salvage my life.Read More
What I have learned lately is that bondAGE has no age yet, it is a bond that ages with you. What a tricky think bondage can be. Slipping its way into your life with its subtle movements and schemes. However, just as subtle bondage attaches itself to you, it can be reversed with certain actions that will release you from the chains holding you down.Read More
As a person, we set so many unrealistic expectations on ourselves and on everyone around us. How are you supposed to live as "YOU" if you are always trying to be something you are not trying to reach these expectations. Reaching unreal goals.Read More
Wow 2017 has been one for the books. For REAL! I tell yeah. These days keep getting slimmer and slimmer. Or should I say longer and longer. Let’s just say slim-long. Lol. Recently, I have had a lot of things going on in my life and just when I thought that I could not take anymore… this happened.Read More
You KNOW what I love the most about the devil. That he has to be the most illiterate “thing” that I know. Yes, I said it. I am not saying this in a harass way but then again I am. You know I just get so fed up with him trying to kill, steal and destroy me and those around me. Don’t you get fed up too?Read More
It is so easy to step out into the water when you can see the bottom but what if you can't see the bottom? What then?! I don't know about you but at this time of my life there are some things that I know God has promised me and I am so ready to receive what He has in store.Read More