Yeah, it's time again for one of those serious posts.
You all know I do not specialize in these--
but sometimes I gotta speak from the heart, and today happens to be one of those days.
I've been thinkin' a lot lately about lots of things.
About life.
About where I am in life.
About what I want to do with this life.
You get the story.
And a lot of times after thinking about such things, I feel "Un-Content" if you will.
Before I get too far-lets jump back in history:
Growing up, I had the best parents.
Like seriously, I am sorry your parents are runner-ups to mine.
They supported me 100% in everything I wanted to do.
I would have an idea, and they would say "Go for it"
So I did.
I always believed that I was made for BIG things.
I knew that I had a purpose and I was going to do whatever it took to live out that purpose.
I had goals.
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Goals.
I always was looking UP.
Thinking up ways I could be a "better" me.
I believed everybody should only spend their time doing what they absolutely love to do.
This may explain why I decided to graduate High School early and pursue a career in Real Estate.
At 18, I was the youngest Real Estate agent in the area and I LOVED it.
I didn't care I was 18, I believed that I could be great.
So that's what I did.
I listed and sold homes as a High School student.
And it turns out, I did pretty well.
{Long story short: My husband also sold Real Estate. We were both commission only, had no benefits, no 401k, blah blah blah--
Eventually I ended up getting a "Real" job so we could have some of those things}
Fast forward to now.
Working 8-5 in a "normal" desk job.
I like it.
It's not my "passion" per say, but I have no complaints.
After work, I come home and do whatever my heart desires.
Which is usually sit on the computer or on the couch.
Sounds cool right?
And while I am "Okay" with all of this--
I find myself feeling "passion-less" a lot of the time.
I no longer set goals for myself.
I simply get through each day, and then repeat the same thing the next day.
Can you relate?
But lately I've been asking myself-How? Why? Is this how it is supposed to be?
Have I simply grown too content and just settled on what is comfortable?
In this process of asking myself these questions, I've realized something--
I have NO expectations.
I don't wake up each morning and "Expect" that great things are about to unfold.
I don't "Expect" to make a great impact on somebody else's life.
I don't "Expect" to feel fulfilled with the work I've done.
And then today, as I was driving, I was listening to one of my favorite bands Needtobreathe.
In their song "These Hard Times" is states:
Give me motivation
Give me all my heart's desires
Show me something gorgeous
Show me 'til my eyes get tired
Give me all the drums and
Show me how to play them loud

And then it hit me.
I have been getting out of life, exactly what I have been putting into life.
How would my day be different if I woke up in the morning and expected greatness?
Expected that I was going to make an impact on somebody elses life?
Expected that I was going to be living out my passions?
Expected giant successes?
And that is where I end this story.
Life is all about expectations.
And starting {again}--I am living with great expectations.
Life is about to get {really} good my friends.
What about you?
Luke 11:9
"So I say to you:
Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you."



  1. I feel the same exact way about 99% of the time. For me, it's because I have no real career goals... I've always wanted to be a wife and mother. I feel it's my calling. But in the meantime I need to live this life to the fullest and make every day beautiful. Happiness/fulfillment comes from inside us. Even though a 9-5 desk job may not be for you (it sure isn't for me), we need to take time to enjoy the little things and find joy in the journey.

  2. Here is what I have to say to this my sweet friend... God has made us all for very specific reasons and will give us certain responsibilities. Responsibilities sound heavy and not fun but trust me if you are responsible and act on the passions that are given by our Creator your life will be more FULL and BEAUTIFUL then YOU could ever imagine! (as a momma of 3 kiddos adopted in 2 years and co-founder of a non-profit benefiting kiddos in Ethiopia I know that it is not always sunshine and roses but the pay out in the end for following Gods lead it worth every pressing moment) Trust me when I say that I would of never done the things I have done in the last few years if it were not for acting on what I KNEW the Spirit was leading me to do!! I am committing to pray for you as search for that passion and then ACT! I know that what ever you do will bring Glory to His name!

  3. LOVE this post! It sums up a lot of how I've been feeling lately!

  4. Great post! I don't always look UP like I used to, but I try very hard to do that. I'm so glad you are going to start doing that again, because it makes the outlook on your day, shoot your life, that much better! =D

  5. OH my gosh, what a FANTASTIC post. It's like you were describing me. I have been feeling blah lately and I couldn't put my finger on it. I think you nailed it, my lovely! I really really really love how you talked about waking up in the morning and expecting greatness.
    So inspiring, thank you.

  6. I really needed to hear this! especially today, when things are bad or not going the way you had hoped. I need to hear positive and encouraging words to keep me looking up!
    Thank you :)

  7. Beautiful post and my exact feeling lately. I even wrote a post about how I wished someone would hit me with a pan on the head. (so crazy), but am also expectant. and to be expectant is not only to hope, but to believe in something awesome and not just 'okay'. Hope we all find something deeper, that we can be passionate about.

  8. Love this post. You were destined for big things! I can totally relate to this feeling. Thanks for verbalizing this, it was a huge encouragement.

  9. LOVE this post! Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. the best thing about the post is knowing that you aren't alone. too many people settle in this world for just good enough. i am completely happy with that, but i sit and think SO MUCH about what I REALLY think/want/will make me happier. life is too short, go for it girl!
    your blog and your posts are a great start for changing the world and making people smile. that enough right there is something to pat yourself on the back about!
    and in the words of everyoen's favorite beyonce, "girls, we run the world!" lol.

  11. This is such a wonderful post and I can totally relate!

  12. AMEN sistah!!! Great reminder!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a fabulous day!! I know you will :)

    J&M’s Eye Candy Blog

  13. This is exactly how I've been feeling lately. I'm so glad you mentioned the expectations part...because I really think that's my problem. I DON'T expect great things to happen. I AM just getting through each day, over and over again. But, it's time for a change. Thank you for putting it into words so beautifully! xoxo

  14. You've put into words something I have been feeling alot of lately. I'm staring down the barrel of graduation. Ive been a mom for 5 years now and a wife for going on six....but staying in college was like the last vestige of my youth....and now I don't know what to do.

  15. Found you through the follow fest...your blog makes me smile! I'm excited to read :]

  16. Feel the same way sista.... Find what makes your heart smile :-)

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  18. You are precious. I've featured you in my sidebar - if you don't mind :] Feel free to stop by

  19. I totally understand. I remember being so busy in high school and loving it and now I'm so busy with work that I feel like I don't even know who I am anymore. I really don't have any hobbies (I used to sing and play guitar, read a lot...etc)...so, I completely understand having no "passion."
    That's so cool that you sold houses in high school! That's pretty ambitious!

  20. Hi! Found you via follow fest. Totally understand this post. I'm currently working a desk 8-5er to keep the lights on post-graduation. I'm hoping one day I'll have a job I'm actually passionate about, but for now I just try to keep in mind that I'm working for Jesus, not any man. Love the wake up call this post gave though.

    Blake @ Fearless

  21. Oh friend, I think most of us feel like this in life at one time or another. I am just glad you found out with out having to go through any hard time in life. You see, two and a half years ago I was engaged to be married and right before our wedding my fiance died. Up until that point in my young life (I was only 27 then) I had reached the goals I wanted to. I bought a house, had a great job I loved in sports marketing, was about to marry the greatest man in the world. And then suddenly he died and all of that meant nothing to me. I left my job in sports marketing and started working for a non-profit group in which I know I make a difference every day. I might not make a lot of money, and have lost a lot of the "nicer things" in life but I have passion in what I do. It is still a job and it gets to me sometimes but I know my work has meaning. It is all about perspective. I too have lost focus and my expectations in finding greatness in life- but I think sometimes the daily routine and life in general keep you from those things. Keep your prospective and you will do great things and find your passion! Thinking of you and praying that you find that road! Pray for me too- although I have that passion in my work I am still un-content in other areas of my life. :)

  22. I just found you and I am so glad I did! :)


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