If you caught it in the last post I shared, as I brought in 25 I had made the decision to go sober. I was in survival mode. I needed to be rebooted of my passion and develop a foundation personally, as well as for Art of Style. The sobrity did not last the entire year, but it lasted long enough for me to see clearly the steps that needed to be taken. Fast forward and rolling into my last hour as a 25 year old feels good. It feels really good! Like a sexy bra that also supports you, while still being comfortable, new and exciting good. I do not measure life by New Years resolutions, simply not my thing. I do however cherish birthdays, shamlessly mine, but everyone’s birthdays. On this day it was Y O U R moment to shine. It was the time that God said, “Yep the world is ready for her. May she walk with grace, allowing nothing to stand in her way. Bless them all as they will need it to handle this one’s power.” I imagine this is what he said as he was putting my mother into an intensive day of labor.
I love to look at my birthdays with rejuvenating energy. Today is MY day. A day <week> of celebration, but I am always sure to carve out private time. Time to reflect, be aware of the lessons learned, express gratitude for all of the moments, and strategize for the upcoming year.
As I get all electronic journal on y’all I guess that means I must share my emotions for stepping into 26. Our mind is a powerful thing. I believe our heart is the command center , but our mind is what causes interference when it comes to listening to our hearts. Our minds can be trained. I do not care if you are a visual or audible learner, YOU have the ability to change your actions. Shift your mind, teaching yourself new tricks. It takes diligence, willpower, focus, meditation, purity, all the things that do not come naturally for me. Precisely all the things I need to work on to catapult my life and business to where I would like it to be. I love love love to be around people. I am recharged by others, but this year, nope, this year the charge shall come from within. I recently moved into an amazing 1920s home that I am totally in love with. My nesting ground and tranquility zone to define the best version of ME. I need to silence the distractions, remove myself from triggers of bad habits and find comfort in my newly laid foundations. The Lord has provided me with the answers I need, all at the proper time and I recognize this. During my 25th year, he brought me home to the Upper Room where he transplanted my heart. I know more of who he desires ME to be and I look forward to acting in favor of that nature; unlayering and developing more of Ashley Boucher. I admittedly try to “play God” way too often, but when I can let go, live in the present and live for him, how he paved my path aka the golden brick road, life is pure JOY!
God gives us only what he knows we can handle and I want to be able to lift up my hands in praise and say “Lord I am ready for more!”
Luke 6:47-49 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
Declaring these words over this year : FINISHER – PRESENT – GRACE – INTERNAL – PURITY – LOVE – LAUGHTER – PARTNERSHIP -FOUNDATION- GLOBALIZATION – ME –
TRUST HONESTY. TRUST ACTION. YOU ARE ENOUGH.