Leo season is early this year!!
Okay, okay… Of course I’m joking… Lol.
I guess we as Leos will have to wait our turn but that doesn’t change the fact that I absolutely LOVE Lions. Lol. Aren’t they amazing? I love the respect they demand without even trying, the power and strength they possess, and the confidence they exude. It’s sexy! Lol. So anyway, when I saw this picture I immediately knew it was something I liked… but I looked a little deeper and realized that it wasn’t only the Lion I was attracted to, but I identified with the symbolism in its actions. Leaving something behind in search of MORE… and not necessarily knowing what awaits you on the other side, but finding the strength to jump over anyway and be ready for WHATEVER!
Have you ever been there? Mid leap? Not knowing what lies ahead but being certain that you couldn’t stay where you are… Knowing you deserve more and being willing to sacrifice knowing what your next steps would be to figure it out along the way and WIN!… Listen y’all… The leap is necessary!! The faith that takes you from surviving to thriving is SO NECESSARY!!! It will prepare you for your leap and help you realize that everything you really need for the journey- you already have!
So I don’t know what it is for you… A bad relationship, a terrible job, wanting to lose weight, wanting to be more committed to building your business… You can do it! But not without the leap… I know you don’t know what you’ll be greeted with on the other side but you’re ready for it! You made it this far… It’s time let hunger for more motivate the jump. See you on the other side of the river… Muah
Hey My Loves! There’s a new tab here on jamiedreamsbig.com and it’s all about doing what it takes to maintain friendships. The word friend can be used so loosely sometimes so some may not understand this… But, if your “friends” are true friends you want to hold on to them. “Friends with Purpose” is about doing what it takes to make sure your friendship is purposeful… Girls nights, book clubs, traveling, volunteering, and most definitely praying among many other things. We will soon be hosting events and all that jazz but for now feel free to join in on one or many of our initiatives to help the world and continue to nurture true friendships
Some of you may be familiar with our prayer call “Prayer and the City” a spin off of “Sex and the City” where we still have all the regular girl talk that is necessary but we also engage in prayer for our friendships and about some of the struggles that sometimes arise. Make sure you’re following our Social Media accounts so you’ll know when the next call is…
Our next initiative is EXTREMELY important. We are absolutely outraged by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and definitely want to join in the efforts to get some clean water to these families. All week we will be taking donations!! If you want to help out but want to make sure that the help is received and is received in a timely matter you can absolutely trust that we will be getting them this water.
To join in our efforts please head over to PayPal by pressing the button below and when making a donation specify “Water for Flint” in the notes or comments section.
Thanks so much! We too often take things like water for granted and your contribution will definitely be a great expression of your gratitude.
Good Morning Loves!
Oh… and, Happy Monday!
Some of you may be looking at the title wondering “What could this possibly be about…” Lol…
I have a question for you…..
How happy are you if it only takes something extremely small or minor to deflate that happiness? Yes YOU! The one whose morning is ruined because someone cut you off on the interstate… You too Mr. “I left my phone at home…” And even the one that is mad simply because “It’s Monday” Lol. I understand! But, there are honestly bigger problems in life…
There’s something wrong with your happy, Honey… The biggest problem perhaps, is that it’s not JOY!
Joy isn’t temporary… It isn’t based on outward circumstances but instead focuses on things like spiritual experiences, caring for others, gratitude, peace, and thankfulness. So today and everyday following let’s try to build our emotions and/or feelings on something more solid than how people treat us, how work is, OR what day it is. Find some Joy, protect it, and enjoy life! And Mondays… Lol.
I Love You.
Hey my loves!! Just stopping by with some Monday morning inspiration to jump start your week…
I am really learning the value of not only my solitude, but what I am capable of completing in solitude when my circle of people steer clear of negativity. A lot goes on in our minds… it’s where we as humans operate. So if you are surrounded by negative people when you do finally get a moment to yourself all you can do is either reflect on how they’ve pissed you off or try to relax your mind because let’s face it- negativity is draining! Let’s do ourselves a favor and surround ourselves with people who are in pursuit of not only success or money, etc., but JOY! When you truly find joy or are at least in pursuit of it, you realize that nothing is worth sacrificing that joy for. Not gossip, not arguments, not even money!
Find your happy and protect it by surrounding yourself with people that want to protect theirs just as much.
Sometimes it can be so hard waiting for things to move and happen in our lives… And it can be so easy to assume that people are better off and thriving so much more in their lives than we are. But, we don’t know what they are going through or what they went through to get where they are!
God has provided a grace for our exact situation and with that grace comes the strength, patience, drive, etc to do things on a level that directly coincides with the Destiny he has given you. Let’s try to focus more on what we were given so that when we are faced with the opportunity to do Destiny work or the opportunity to live our Dreams we aren’t trying to carry them out by imitating the people around us that are operating in the grace God gave THEM. It won’t work! What God has given you is perfect for your Dreams and every thing, every idea inside of you just waiting to happen. Let’s finish this year off strong… walking in the unique grace God has placed on each of our lives.
Hello My Loves!
I come bearing great news…
I will be speaking on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow, November 23rd, at 9PM CST. IM SO EXCITED!!!! Check it out and please spread the word! The link to listen is:
www.blogtalkradio.com/…/life-after-dusk-live–humani…. Feel free to call-in live via 347-202-0389!!
I will be discussing all things jamiedreamsBIG including the event I’m hosting which will be an afternoon full of encouragement and motivation to push you away from your fears and towards your Destiny. The event, entitled “The Journey to My Destiny: Leaving Fear Behind”, is December 1st and will be graced by published author, New York Fashion Designer, Empowerment & Style Expert, and friend, Nicole Sallis. I will also be speaking and sharing how I’ve discovered purpose and found the inner strength to tell my fears to take the nearest exit. It is going to be absolutely AMAZING!!
Is Fear holding you back from showing up as Powerfully in your life as you want?
Are you ready to step into your authentic, confident self and start living a more joyful life?
Can you imagine a world where ALL women will walk in their Power, Victory and Light?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event is for you!
If you’re in the DFW area please join us. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at:
Happy Sober Saturday!!
I am jumping back into Sober Saturday (It’s bi-weekly now) with a very transparent story about an experience that happened to me about a year ago. This experience was one of the scariest things that ever happened to me and though it wasn’t about an addiction to anything, it taught me soooo much about myself. I had a difficult time recording this video and even now I’m nervous about posting it. I didn’t do a lot of editing AT ALL because trying to perfect it became a distraction from actually posting it and moving on. I’m ready to FULLY live in the freedom that comes from overcoming something and if that means getting it out then I’m up for it.
Here’s the story…
A SUSTAINED EFFORT TO DEAL WITH OR END A PARTICULAR UNPLEASANT OR UNDESIRABLE SITUATION OR CONDITION.
After visiting many Doctors in New Orleans and Ft Worth (really just to comfort my family, I already knew what it was) and after many, many tests nothing was found. I grew even more frustrated and thought of ALL the possibilities that could happen and that took my focus away from actually dealing with the situation. I’m someone who values things being done properly so all I could think was “What am I doing wrong?” “What did I do to upset God?” “Why isn’t he helping me?” But this was about me realizing the strength that God had ALREADY given me.
I was so devastated and broken because I’d never experienced anything like this. After losing confidence in my appearance and even my capabilities I cut all of my hair off (I wanted to see myself differently. I think that helped…) and I have strayed away from using my imagination so much. This was the first year since I started theater that I didn’t participate in any form of theater really AT ALL. I allowed this experience to become bigger than me. I had to realize who I was and what I’ve already done and what I’ve already overcome and then FIGHT for myself and my dreams. I had to get a lil cocky! Lol. I had to go to War and show Satan and myself that I’m strong enough to win and then, WIN! This wasn’t a pleasant experience by far but it allowed me to look at how I was dealing with it and realize that that is how I deal with most things. I allow my mind to take something and build on to it… I allow myself to make things bigger and treat them as though its real and true. (Apparently the eyeballs WEREN’T all over me… Lol.) As I stated in the video, the mind is a powerful thing. When you are convinced of something in your mind you begin to act as though it is fact. Your reaction, actions, your body, everything responds to what your mind tells it to.
This Sober Saturday isn’t about being Sober from any addiction but its about identifying a dysfunction in your behavior and correcting it. The war isn’t always going to be against Satan or someone else… on the worst days the person you are and the person you are supposed to become will have to fight. It’s tough work but its so worth it. This is a part of my journey… And the physical illness woke me up to allow myself to heal and grow spiritually. I cannot stand Satan but I’m glad that he brought the warfare because God turned it around to benefit me and has really taken me to a new level of living.
Do the work guys! And fight for yourself… God believes in you enough to keep you here and to put you on this earth for a purpose. If it’s good enough for him to believe in… out of EVERYONE ONE THE EARTH, he chose you… If he believes it, you are capable!
Thanks so much for sticking with me.
Sober Saturday is back in full effect so if you have something to share please don’t keep it to yourself. Someone is somewhere waiting to hear a story like yours to take them into the next level of living… DO IT! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Morning and Happy Monday!
This past Saturday I spoke with nearly 40 girls ages 12-18 about using whatever life hands you for your benefit. “Pieces of Me.” It went well, felt great to share my experiences, and was very well received! Thanks for all of the support and kind words…
I appreciate it so much!
Thanks Maiya and Darrilyn for sharing your Fly Girls with me!
Next up is Pine Street in Ft Worth. It’s the first rehab center my parents went to almost 20 years ago! God is good! I’ll be there Tuesday and Wednesday morning and then immediately after heading to New Orleans… Stay tuned for New Orleans and Atlanta dates… I’ll be sharing them soon!
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Hey my loves! Thanks for coming through… I’m working hard to revamp my blog with hot new looks and some pretty amazing posts. It’s a little unorganized around here right now but you’re welcome to stay and look at some of my past posts… and don’t forget to stop back by to see the new and improved jamiedreamsbig.com! MUAH… Love ya
I saw this the other day and thought “Wow!” It’s one of those simple truths that sounds so profound when you’re in a place of wanting to move forward but can’t figure out what’s holding you back….
Yes, Jamie. Your weaknesses.
Just being completely honest about the situation I can think of times that I’ve done something wrong and I immediately think about or bring up all the good I do. I’ve identified that it is a defense mechanism because I dont want anyone to take anything from me. But the truth is, if I don’t deal with some of my flaws and improve I will be remembered for the bad instead if the good.
The same is true with addiction.
Unfortunately some of the BEST people struggle with addiction.
The greatest musicians, mothers and fathers, husbands or wives, etc have something that just literally drains the good out of them. I believe that is why so many are SO frustrated… Because you know what’s there. You know what’s being neglected and wasted for a terrible habit. If we are not careful to deal with our demons they will conquer us and all the good will be completely wasted.
So deal with the bad so you can enjoy the good!! Live a good life and leave a good legacy. It is definitely a process but I think as long as we recognize that having some good doesn’t make the bad irrelevant and actually address those issues head on- we’ll be fiiiine!
Deal with it!