Resiliency & Gratitude

I have come to find that my writings tell a story. It is one of resiliency and gratitude. For a while I thought my writings were not connected. I’ve written poetry, fiction, a journal and a non-fiction book. Honestly, I thought “My collection is random and it doesn’t make sense.” Then one day I was on ClubHouse and the moderator, Teresa Hairston, told me that my writings tell the story of my resiliency.

Not only had I never considered that idea, I never would have on my own.

Today I got on Canva and created this video. In days to come I will expound on each book and tell why I wrote it and how I created it.

Ghetto Chick

Infused

#hespoilsme

Diligently

My Daily Gratitude Journal

8 Weeks To A Swimsuit

Diario De Mi Gratitud

My writings began with a marriage separation and now I am in a state of gratitude. In all things give thanks.

Why I Go Red!!!

I Go Red!!!! 💃🏽#nationalwearredday2021

I have participated with #GoRedForWomen❤️ faith based initiatives for several years. I loved being a part of #havefaithinheart and #empoweredtoserve It was something about getting information out to the community about stroke and heart disease that I absolutely love.

On November 5, 2018 all of the information that I shared, with others, I now needed for myself. After my first day on a new job, I was rushed to @thechristhospital and it was determined that I had suffered a stroke. It’s been a journey for my family, my friends and myself. Fortunately, the quick response by a school secretary and a school nurse got me the help that I desperately needed.

After leaving the hospital, I was in speech therapy for months and I eventually entered counseling to deal with the depression and anxiety of everything that was going on in my life.

I Go Red for myself, my family, my friends and to inspire others with my story of resilience.

My prayer is that my life experiences are a blessing to others. Remember, we are blessed to be a blessing.

I encourage you to

💃🏽Know your numbers.
💃🏽Choose to move.
💃🏽Stress less
💃🏽Eat well.
💃🏽Be well.

You can’t help others heal if you are not well.

8 Weeks To A Swimsuit

In March of 2020, after our governor announced a “Stay At Home” order because of Covid-19, I signed up with a local trainer who was offering an online workout program live on Facebook. I figured I could support a small business and maybe this would help me lose the weight that I had been carrying for years.

The end result was me discovering parts of myself that I never knew existed even though they were always present. As of this moment I have lost nearly 50 lbs and I have never felt or looked better. My days are now filled with at least 1-2 workouts, healthy meals and encouraging others that if I can lose the weight, you can too.

Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 9 With Tracey Brooks

Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 10 Evolving Takes Werk

Today I will discuss my journey to gratitude and how cultivating gratitude grew out of a lesson plan. I will also share a segment on a session that I presented about IG and Linktree for our Mind Your Business Mondays Sessions and share my latest promotion for My Daily Gratitude Journal and information about my latest eBook release, #hespoilsme That you all for making Season 1 incredible!!! In all things give thanks. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arlinda-christine/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/arlinda-christine/support
  1. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 10
  2. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 9
  3. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 8.1
  4. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 8
  5. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 7

Evolving Takes Werk ~ Episode 8

Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 10 Evolving Takes Werk

Today I will discuss my journey to gratitude and how cultivating gratitude grew out of a lesson plan. I will also share a segment on a session that I presented about IG and Linktree for our Mind Your Business Mondays Sessions and share my latest promotion for My Daily Gratitude Journal and information about my latest eBook release, #hespoilsme That you all for making Season 1 incredible!!! In all things give thanks. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arlinda-christine/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/arlinda-christine/support
  1. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 10
  2. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 9
  3. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 8.1
  4. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 8
  5. Evolving Takes Werk – Episode 7

#HeSpoilsMe eBook

This project has been a true labor of love. I honestly thought that it would have been on sale by now. Instead, I’ve found growth in the struggle to bring it to life. What I learned in this particular struggle is to stay with it, even when I was frustrated, even when I felt clueless and even when I was ready to give up. However, I knew that I could not move on to the next project until this one was completed.

Between 2009 and 2016, I self-published 3 books; Ghetto Chick, Infused and #hespoilsme. They have sat in my home and on my laptop for years. This year I made it a goal to create covers for all them and to get them on sale on Amazon.

It was all a dream. Now that dream is a near reality as I have completed the creation of the eBook.

My mommy tells me often, that I’ve always been a dreamer. However, I never dreamed that I would be so immersed in my creativity to the point that it pulls at me to completion. Once I’m done, I am not only proud of my work, I also feel as if energy has left my body. When I finished this project last night and sent it to the printer I was so tired that I fell asleep completely dressed.

So, when will this eBook be for sale? I have no idea. I am picking up the copy today. I need to sit with it and love on it in its entirety before I completely release it to the world. This book is different for me. It details a romantic encounter after my divorce and another failed relationship. I found love. It was inconvenient and beautiful. It was loving. It was sensual. It was out of comfort zone, kinda like creating this ebook.

Hmmm…..

More information soon to come.

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