This past year in 2017 I let go of fear and held on to faith, in every way possible. I used to live in fear, of what will people say or think about me and the things I love. I can’t remember the exact moment or a specific point in time, but the moment I stopped caring about the opinions and judgment of others amazing things started happening in my life.
It should come to no secret to those close to me that being creative and expressing myself through video content is big part of my life. Whether it's about my life or visually telling the story of someone else, it's a feeling I can’t really explain, but I love it. I stopped making excuses for myself and used what had instead of complaining about all of things I didn’t, and just did anyway. It’s a good thing I did too because it's ultimately what led me to my new job and where I’m at today. I didn’t have the nicest cameras or let alone any experience at all. I taught myself and did it because I love it, without any fear of what anyone else would say, think or do. I let go of that fear and in return finding faith and strength in the Lord I saw my life turn around in so many ways.
This year I lost my job in Denver and for 94 long days held on to nothing but faith that God would bless me with something better. I had to look at being jobless as a vacation, to sleep in, do nothing, go to Cost-Co on a Tuesday morning just because, take naps, make videos, read, binge on Netflix series, hang by the pool and anything else you could think of. I thought to myself I had worked so hard the past few years and that God wanted to give me a 3-month break from the world, and that’s exactly what it is. At times I was weak and cried but I kept my faith, lost the fear and like always He came through.
Those 94 days, (with surviving Hurricane Harvey in a close second) was the toughest thing I had to overcome this year. But with that came the great reward of being offered a job in Dallas doing digital media, something I have always wanted to do. This year I learned that no matter how dark it gets, the sun will rise again. The struggles that 2017 brought in my life also came and ended with great success. This year brought so many memories, fun trips, and amazing experiences that outweigh 94 days without a job, and the 74 days of uncertainty in Houston before moving to Dallas.
Although my life is not perfect and nowhere near what I want it to be. Through God, I still have a place and purpose and for that reason alone everyday is blessing with a new opportunity to serve, grow and get better.
I hope is that 2018 will bring growth in the many areas I fell short in 2017 and continued success in those I did well in. The goal is to be the best version of myself, for myself in every way possible. Through faith, fitness, finances, family and friendships.
If there is any doubt or fear in your life, take that leap of faith and let go fear. Give all of your troubles to God and let him do the work for you. I wish for us all so many blessings and wonderful memories to be made in 2018.
More Life, Be Intentional.
Happy New Year Friends