Dear 2018, I WILL.

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I know I’m not speaking for myself, when I say that 2017 was a wild year. For some it was a year of so much good, but for others (like me), it was a year of pain, heartache, and complete confusion. 2017 wrecked me. While I could continue to harp on the unchanging past, I am choosing to press on, to leave all of that hurt behind, and to continue fighting in this thing called life.

Dear 2018,

I don’t know what you have in store for me, but I know what I have in store for you. For far too long I have lived a life of I wish, I would , I should, and I can’t. This year, I WILL.

I will love myself, every single part of me. Even the parts others might not find so cool.

I will keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, and won’t become distracted by the things of this world.

I will allow myself to rest, because I can’t go, go, go all the time.

I will surround myself with people who lift me up, and refrain from those who drag me down.

I will look my fears in they eye, and tell demand them to move. Fear no longer has a grip on me. Those days are gone.

I will start and end each day with gratitude. Even the really, really hard ones.

I will pursue excellence in all that I do. No more are the days of mediocre work fueled by procrastination, doubt, and lack of motivation.

I will get into the Word daily. I am so bad at this, but I SO need it. I vow to start each morning with a quiet time. Just me and Jesus.

I will chase my dreams, no matter how big or how small.

I will love deeply and boldly.

I will remind myself of who I am. A child of God, fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.

I don’t what this year holds, but whatever it is, I WILL get through it.

– Destinee Nicole

 

Let’s Try This Again | My first blog post!

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Hi, my name is Destinee, and this is my sixth time starting a blog.

Yes, my sixth blog. I entered the blogging world when I was a sophomore in high school, writing about beauty and fashion. I quickly grew out of that phase, and spent the next few years writing on various blogs as I tried to find my niche. For the past two years, I have been writing on a self-titled blog, destineenicole.com. The blog entaile

d sappy stories about my life, topped with a bunch of preachy Jesus talk, and the perfect amount of finger wagging. It was a decent blog. It attracted a small but steady amount of traffic, and it was all about being a Christian. And as long as I was telling people how to be a Christian, I was good, right? Yeah, my blog sucked. It was shallow and way too mushy. But it was steady, and I like steady. I THRIVE off of steady.

One day, I logged onto my blog to find it gone.

Dead. destineenicole.com had died, and was nowhere to be found. I don’t know what happened. I had access to my blogging account, but my url would not work. I fought and fought with the web hosting site to regain access to my precious Jesus diary, until they got annoyed, and deleted my blog all together. destineenicole.com was gone forever, and so was I. In the blogging world anyway. How could I start over? How could I start a new blog when I couldn’t even use my own name. I mean, I COULD use different forms of my name, but lets be real, Destinee Nicole was the the only blog-worthy form of my name. My blogging identity had gone down the drain. Not to mention, the years worth of time and money I put into making it the the best it could be.

But maybe that was it. Maybe that blog had become the best that it could be, but that didn’t mean it was the best that I could be.

So here we are.

After a few months of planning, brainstorming, and lots of mental breakdowns, I finally built up the courage and game plan to re-enter the blogging world. FOR THE SIXTH TIME.

The Girl in Grace, is my guide to living a graceful life in a clumsy world. I don’t have all the answers. I don’t even really know what I’m doing with my life. But thanks to grace, I don’t have to. In my journey of figuring it all out, grace has been the most precious safety net, catching me when I fall. And I’ve got terrible balance, so I fall all the time.

This blog is for all the girls (and guys) still figuring it out. I’m not here to tell you what you need to do, or how to it. I’m just here to share some of my life experiences with the hopes of making yours just a little bit easier.

Join me for the ride!

Like I said, I don’t really know what I’m doing with my life. Im still figuring it out, and hope to share all I am learning along the way! So buckle up, because its gonna be a crazy ride!

– Destinee Nicole