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The Determined Hot Mess

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The above statement is highly true of me. To the innocent bystander, I imagine having the appearance of the worlds largest hot mess. Even I am aware of that. Decisions I make seem irrational to most people. Trying to talk out loud makes me sound like a jack-in-the-box with the stomach flu. I laugh when I’m not supposed to. And I don’t cry when I should. My list of interests and ambitions stretch so far and wide, its almost impossible to distinguish where one ends and a new begins.  Many would say my standards of dating are far too lofty. Etcetera. I’ll be the first to admit, I just flat out don’t make sense.

Beyond the mess of who I currently am, one common denominator is always considered in my odd decision making process; knowing the kind of woman I want to be. The Proverbs 31 woman has always been the desire of whom I’d like to mirror. As a young, single woman who seeks character, integrity, and honoring The Lord above anything else, I am still a far cry from her. However, I love the fact that I get to strive for excellence and higher standards in choosing to pursue her every single morning. Looking back to see how far I have come blesses me, while looking ahead at how far I have yet to go humbles me. So much growth and change of perspective has resonated within me through this study, I feel it only fair to share bits and pieces, with those who would like to follow, as I continue on my determined journey through life. ❤

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Friendly Reminder



Just a friendly reminder:

The problem is not you. The problem is with the media.


Being a make-up artist I’ve seen both sides of the equation. Over the years I have met a lot of beautiful people and I have met a lot of ugly people. My conclusion is that beauty has a whole lot more to do with what’s on the inside and the nature of your character, rather than what you look like on the outside. Media is constantly shoving it’s idea of beauty and perfection down our throats. The scary thing….we actually start to believe it. We begin to believe we need to meet a standard that doesn’t even exist.

Put the bulk of your effort into the parts of you that will last a lifetime, and I guarantee you will begin to shine from the inside out. That’s the kind of beauty that never fades. It needs no Photoshop.

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