Life at 24!
One thing I can say is that I’m one year away from being half way to 50 and I couldn’t be any happier. We go through so many things in life that you sometimes just don’t know where you will end up. Looking back at being in middle school, I use to think that I would just marry rich and be set for life. Now that I’m 24 and have Ryder, I wouldn’t want that for him or myself. Michael and I met 9 years ago and in a strange way we fell in love and made life work. He lived in Texas and I lived in Louisiana. We got pregnant after 3 years of dating and we were both in college living almost 4 hours away from one another. We managed to make it work and on October 18, 2014 we tied the knot and I could not be any happier with where we are right now. No we don’t have a perfect life, we are not rich, we don’t drive fancy cars, or take lavish vacations, but we’re happy…I’m happy. I learned that material things weren’t everything in life…that marrying someone who was rich wouldn’t make me a good person or happy. My friends and family, who love and support me, are what makes me happy. It took 24 years of life to truly understand that. Through the ups and the downs, we all support one another and make it work. I can walk out of my house every single day and smile at strangers because I am happy with myself and who I am. They say that others can’t love you until you love yourself, and I believe that 110%. It took me a really long time to figure that out…I thought I had loved myself years ago but I didn’t. Sure we can all hide behind social media and act like our lives are perfect but they’re not. We all have family issues, we all have things we wish we could change about ourselves, and we won’t always like one another but we should always respect one another.
I chose a different path than some, and took risks along the way. I graduated from UL with an education degree and have not set foot in a classroom. I can’t say that I never will but for some reason while I was in college something told me to try and make money with photography…shortly after I created my business I was let go from the oilfield company I was working for. So here I am with a family, in college, and no income…I made it work, there was no other option. I graduated from UL in May of 2014 at 22 years old and took a risk with my business. I am extremely blessed that God gave me something I could do that I loved…not only that but through this business, I have found myself and who I am. I love writing blog posts, which is something new for me. Some people get it and some don’t, some people will judge me and some will be happy for me. It’s just how life works and those who can’t be happy for you, aren’t happy with themselves. I road the roller coaster of life and I will for the rest of my life. I have goals for myself and I have a vision but the vision is driven by what I love and how I can help people along the way. The past 24 years have been a learning experience and I can’t wait to see what life holds for the future <3
Stay Strong & True to Yourself