Intro to Vanessa and LLAIA

 

If this is your first time here at LivingLifeAsIAm.com, let me introduce myself. My name is Vanessa and through LivingLifeAsIAm.com I hope to inspire and motivate you to live your #BestLife in your current reality.Now that you know what my goal is, let me give you a little more insight into who I am or who I was.

For as long as I can remember, I lived life day by day with a smile on my face at all times. If I was having a bad day or had a million things on my mind, no one could ever tell. I was always known as the always this “positive”, “happy”, “giving” person and I allowed people to take advantage of me in ways that I never realized.

Growing up I never wanted to upset anyone, let anyone down, or be a burden on anyone. You can say I was a “people pleaser”. I cared so much about what people thought of me and really valued their opinion of me, and of course, I wanted their perception of me to be positive. It got to a point in my adulthood that it really took a toll on me physically and mentally. But let me tell you…If I knew back then what I know now, I could be running the world.

As I reached adulthood, I truly felt like something was missing and I felt so empty. I went through a really tough time that gave me so much anxiety, and I would constantly be playing a reel of these questions through my head constantly.

  1. Am I good enough?
  2. Why Me?
  3. Is this where I am supposed to be in life?
  4. Am I pretty enough?
  5. Am I smart enough?
  6. Should I work harder?
  7. Why do they have such a better quality of life than I do?

It wasn’t until I got married, actually, it wasn’t until years into my marriage that I was able to just “Let Go and Let God”. Literally.

Mind you, I grew up going to church. Or shall I say, going through the motions of going to church with my family. I really never understood what was going on in church. I could never really follow what was going go on. I just knew that Jesus is the son of God, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and I knew God spoke to me at the age of 10 and at that time I got baptized. And of course like most people growing up getting into the pre-teen and teenage years going to church and building my relationship with God was just not important as Cheerleading or being the best Dancer I could be.

It wasn’t until I met my husband that I would develop a whole new understanding of who God is, what Christianity really means, and who I am in the image of God. My everyday struggles slowly melted away as I grew my relationship with God, things in my life became so clear.

I will go so much deeper and open up much more as I share with you all how to live your best life where you are now.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me just a little bit in this post. Through this blog/website, there will be support, fun, love, and all things positive shared weekly. There will be a few series that will be fun and for entertainment when you just need a break. There will be a few series sharing helpful information on how to get out of your own mind, how to be your best self, how to get the job that you want, how to start a virtual assistant business from home and be successful, etc.

I hope that as I begin to share with you, you will share with me and the other readers so that we can grow a beautiful and safe community for like-minded people.

If there is anything that you want me to write about or any questions that you would like me to answer please leave a comment below or email me at LivingLifeAsIAm@gmail.com

Get Your Mind Right Monday!

Start the week off right with a positive outlook on the week ahead.

If you get your mind right on Monday then the rest of the week should be easy breezy.

LIVE, LOVE, & ATTRACT POSITIVITY

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Get your mind right Quote for MONDAY:

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” 

Guy Finley

When I read this quote it reminds me of how grateful and thankful I am for where I am today.

Not so long ago, maybe about 3 years ago I was in the “dark” mentally and physically. I was surrounding myself with individuals that I allowed to take my “light” and my spirit unknowingly. You would think that someone who feels very strongly about the power of positive thinking could never let others take so much from you.

I don’t even know where to begin sharing my story, but for the sake of not boring you all I will get to the meat and potatoes of it all. I let people in to my life and circle that I thought were like minded people, in the beginning everything was “okay”.  It took me a while to notice that these particular people that I was spending a lot of time with were always negative and speaking poorly of other all of the time, but in the same breath claiming to be positive people. And as they became more miserable in their lives I could feel myself getting sucked in to their issues. At the same time my best friend was going through a difficult situation so I was dealing with her on a daily basis. Before I knew it, I could not shake the funk. There would be days that I could not get out of bed just because I was not ready to face the day, and days that I could not get myself to focus enough to get any work done. All I was doing was thinking negative and in doing so all I was receiving was more negativity in my life, in business and in relationships.

Finally over a year in to this, yes OVER A YEAR! I finally got so sick and tired of being in such a negative place that I sat down and talk with my husband about everything that was going on. And he reminded me that you become the people you surround yourself with the most. So I took a step back from everything and everyone and re-evaluated my life. I stopped hanging out with my so called “friends” who were supposed to be like minded and started getting back to my happy place. Once I removed all of the negative people from my life, everything started to change it was the most amazing thing I could have ever done.

If you want “light to come into your life”, surround yourself with people who truly live in the “light”. Be mindful of who you surround yourself with.

I challenge you on this beautiful Monday to find your LIGHT and shine 🙂

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