Categories
Uncategorized

Reloading…

I’m back! See what I’ve been up to and what’s in store for the blog in the future!

Hey Friends. I’m Back!

I know, it’s been a long time. I’ve been meaning to write something for a while but so many things kept pushing it back. When I started this blog, in 2018, I was in a place mentally where I needed an outlet and a distraction from everything I was feeling and thinking. Blogging provided that. As I began to improve mentally and find joy in the real world again, blogging started to feel more like a job than an outlet. But over the last several months, I have been feeling like the universe was telling me that it was time to pick it back up, not as an outlet this time, but as a tool to help others. I have been amazed by the number of people who told me that my blog helped them or that my story was inspiring. It wasn’t intended for that purpose but I am so glad it has morphed into that.  I am excited to continue to share my story and use it to help others.

So here’s a little update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to in 2019:
  • I have an amazing job doing event planning, PR, and public engagement. It was never the field I saw myself working in but I am so grateful that it fell into my lap. I got a promotion at the beginning of the year and a significant raise at the end of the year. I love my job and I am excited to keep learning and growing.
  • I became a Big Sister at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I just met my little for the first time last week and I’m so excited for our future adventures together. She’s 14 and a high school freshman. I purposely requested a high schooler because I know how tough teenage years and high school can be and I don’t think teenagers can ever have too much support. I hope that we grow to have an amazing relationship.
  • I joined a new church and started singing on the worship team. I have always loved worship. It’s always been my favorite part of church service so I love getting to be on stage leading others into worship and helping to usher the presence of God into the service. And I’ve met some amazing people along the way too!
  • I developed a new relationship with my grandma. I moved in with my grandma last November and it was supposed to only be for 6 months so that I could save up for my next move in life. Well in that process, my family and I determined that Grandma benefitted from having someone else there to help out around the house and keep an eye on her so we decided that I would stay until my mom was able to move in permanently in May 2020. This last year living with my grandma has been full of growth, laughter, and lots of love. My grandma and I are closer than we have ever been in life and she has become one of my best friends. I just love her to pieces!
  • I turned 30! (Well, almost). My thirtieth birthday is on December 26. I have been dreading turning thirty for most of the last year. I felt disappointed that I wasn’t where I thought I should be by thirty- marriage, children, home ownership, financial stability. But recently, I have come to embrace what turning 30 at this time means. I am entering a new decade of life at the same time that the world is entering a new decade. It’s a time of new beginnings, of refreshing old ways and patterns, of setting new goals and sowing new seeds. I am excited to see what my thirties has in store for me. It is sure to be a big decade for sure.
  • I’m still seeing my therapist monthly. Even though I am in a WHOLE lot better place mentally now, it is still so helpful to have that monthly check in with my therapist to make sure I’m still on the right track and to help me sort through life’s daily struggles. I think of it as a monthly tune up. My therapist and I are almost three years in the game and she continues to be an integral part of my life.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, for your encouraging responses, and for sticking with me while I figure out this thing called life. I have so much to share and I can’t wait for you to read it. More to come soon, I promise. Til then, Happy Holidays!

9 replies on “Reloading…”

Hey baby kuzn glad to see you still pushing and moving forward in a POSITIVE way!!! Keep on doin you…you have so much love and support on your side everything you’ve been PRAY’N HOPE’N WISH’N for is on the way jus keep on keeping on!!! HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY 🎈🎂🎉 CELEBRATION AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON LOVE YA FAM

Liked by 1 person

Kecis, how awesome of a year you have had. You are where God intended you to be at 30 years old. One thing I have learned this year is patience!!!😌. We always think we should be in control, but God has a way of showing us that he and only he is in control of our destiny. You are on the right path by putting him first in your life & by finding a church home and making time for him. In today’s web world young people often don’t find the importance of assembling ourselves together. You never know what Gods plan is but your in the best position for a Blessing. Stay true to yourself and family. No man is a island. Never forget the sacrifices family made to help us when we could not help ourselves. Always remember to give back and TIME is always the best🎁…..Love ya so Much & have wonderful Birthday. Cuzing Paula

Liked by 1 person

Kecis, how awesome of a year you have had. You are where God intended you to be at 30 years old. One thing I have learned this year is patience!!!😌. We always think we should be in control, but God has a way of showing us that he and only he is in control of our destiny. You are on the right path by putting him first in your life & by finding a church home and making time for him. In today’s web world young people often don’t find the importance of assembling ourselves together. You never know what Gods plan is but your in the best position for a Blessing. Stay true to yourself and family. No man is a island. Never forget the sacrifices family made to help us when we could not help ourselves. Always remember to give back and TIME is always the best🎁…..Love ya so Much & have wonderful Birthday. Cuzing Paula

Liked by 1 person

Thanks for sharing your heart. 💜 I love seeing how God is using you!! Your such an inspiration. I’m sorry I missed your birthday party, I know you had a blast! Know that You are so loved. ❤️

Love, Shamecka

Like

Hey there! This is Ms. Johnson your new T.T. I really enjoyed reading your blog and I can relate. Are you familiar with a group ” When Black Girls Write?” If not check it out….

Like

Leave a Reply to Kathleen K. Johnson Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s