Blissful, Monday Motivation

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Your attitude reflects how your day, week, month, and year. Have an attitude of gratitude. Take life with a grain of sand. Take life one step at a time. Things will get better. You are more relieved with an attitude of gratitude. Day by day, minute by minute, a grateful attitude will take you farther than you can imagine.

Relieved

Blissfully,

Bianca

The Push to End Fear

It’s hard sometimes to overcome your fears. I like being in a safe bubble. I love stability and do not like change. For most of my life, I allowed fear to stop me. I would try to take shortcuts, avoid the mountain, or have people “take care” of the mountain.

God could tell I was getting too comfortable so He sent me to Jacksonville, FL where my comforts were hours away…far from reach. I had to start fresh with God and me. Though I was fearful, God allowed this new city to challenge and push me head-on into my fears. I was driving on highways, trying new things, meeting new people, and navigating on my own. My family and friends could tell I was coming into my own. I was braver Bianca.

The fears and doubts of darkness would taper with each situation I encountered. When you let go or get pushed, you will realize down the line…I was scared of that!?! It was not that bad. Why did I let this control my life for so long? I felt and still feel that way.

God will push you beyond your comfort zone. He will take away worldly securities and people in your life to make a point: YOU NEED ME AND ME ALONE.

Taper

Blissfully,

Bianca

Blissful, Monday Motivation

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Your life is not a mistake. There is purpose for every hill and valley. You may not be able to control the situation but you can adjust the volume to how you react.  Start each day with the belief that God has you. God is working for your good. Take a breath and continue your journey to greatness.

Volume

Blissfully,

Bianca

Trace Your Steps

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.-Proverbs 16:9

My mom always tells me it’s fine to have a plan but don’t ever allow yourself to lose sight of God’s greater plan. When I was 17, I thought that I would have a career, husband, and children by 30. My tracing was type-A and psycho talk, “God, here is what you need to do for me.” I wanted to control everything and disregard God’s direction. I wanted to trace my life for my glory.

My patient, merciful Savior decided to indulge my psycho plans and throw it out the window. He says to me (and to His children), “I already traced your path. You need to get in line with my plan or suffer the consequences.” God orchestrates and traces the ways and means from Point A and Point B. You are not in control. I am not in control. God has done so much in the past 26 years of my life. I am thankful for my traced path. I will be a law school graduate in December and what is next…I do not have a clue except taking the Bar. I still have control issues but I am a work in progress.

It’s fine to have dreams. God knows your heart and mine. Allow God to trace and establish your life. You will be so surprised how perfect His tracing is compared to ours.

Trace

Blissfully,

Bianca

Infuse Your Life

 

Infuse your life with good things and good people.

Defuse the things that steal your joy.

Refuse to settle for less.

Choose for you, not for your critics.

View your horizons with optimism.

Amuse your haters and doubters with your greatness.

Infuse

Blissfully,

Bianca

Survive And Thrive

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I had the honor of supporting a student at his high school graduation yesterday. As I saw these young kids proud and bright-eyed, I thought of young, bright-eyed Bianca nine years ago. I had such hopes and dreams. The world was my oyster and I was ready to take on the world. Life had its plans though but I survived and thrived. I learn to survive relying on God, being flexible with life, asking for help, and staying true to who I was. The road may have been lonely but God had me on His path. I thrived.

Survive with the life you’ve been given. Don’t give up.

Life will have valleys. Your life is not meant to be easy. That is why surviving and thriving results in resilience, perseverance, discipline, and endurance.

Keep your head up and survive and thrive.

Survive

Blissfully,

Bianca

Believe In Yourself & Don’t Be Nervous

You know that feeling where you are on the brink of something great but you get so nervous at the thought of the change. If you are anything like me, it is hard to change scenery. I have been in school for 8 years and I have become acclimated to my bubble. Next year, I will no longer be a student. I will be in a different scenery of life.

Is it weird to be nervous about what could be? Because I feel that way.

But me being nervous stunts my growth. Women have been told no too many times. The powerful women I look up to had moments of nervousness. Going against the norm was not easy but they stood tall and proud.

Believe it or not, whether directly or indirectly, I have been rejected, made fun of, and belittled for having dreams. Sometimes I get nervous about how great I can be. But I also believe that I can do great things. Beiwomen-empowerment-quotes-12ng nervous is a natural emotion but know that you cannot stay in your nervous bubble. Dare to live on the wild side. History was not made by following the norm. It was made by stepping out and fighting the nervous societal pressures.

So I encourage all ladies to not let the nervous societal pressures stop you from achieving greatness. Keep up the good fight. Don’t take no for an answer. Keep being you. Keep being amazing human beings. 

Nervous

Blissfully,

Bianca

Believe with Bianca

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So in honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to encourage women from all walks of life and various backgrounds. And also, men can be included too.

All of us have had someone say “No,”  “You can’t do it,” “You are too delicate for something like that,” “You’re too nice to be a lawyer.” I know these comments because I have heard those phrases and more from family and my peers. To persist means to continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure. I know many women who have suffered and sacrificed so much to be where they are. I have endured direct and indirect hurtful comments and setbacks in my life. There will always be people, circumstances, and things that could cause you to give up. But you know what? Greater that is in me, than He who is in the world.  Be brave. Be bold. Persist. Whatever fire you have to go through, persist, push through, and God will take care of the rest.

Be the woman who nevertheless persists.

Blissfully,

Bianca

 

Life As Bianca

img_3246It is easy to quicken the process of getting from Point A to Point B. At least I can say that for myself.

I am so quick to get to the destination that I do not experience and enjoy the journey.

When I do get to a certain destination, I look back and realize how awesome the journey was and how I did not appreciate that time.

Life is full of seasons, transitions, changes, trials, triumphs, and moments in between. It is important to know that you are where you are for a reason.

My favorite quote is “Bloom where you are planted.

A flower just blooms with time, water, sun, and patience. You can’t tell it to grow faster. Or add something to quicken the process. It grows in its own time.

This is a lesson I have continued to learn. I can’t quicken anything on my own. God has the  ability to shift me wherever.

So I encourage you not to quicken what God has ordained. Just live for today. Enjoy and experience your life. You will bloom. But don’t forget to enjoy the seed you have been given.

Quicken

Blissfully,

Bianca