I’ve been MIA this week because I’ve been feeling exhausted, burned out, out of sorts. Whenever I feel this way I want to give up on my endeavors. I ask myself why even bother trying to build something when I don’t see results. Being a mom of two, a wife, working part time remotely and building my side businesses it and dealing with covid can be a lot. I often have to discern who needs my time and energy. This week I needed time to myself, time to unplug and shower myself with lots of grace. Can I remind you, It’s okay not to have it all together. It’s okay not to have your house in order all the time. It’s okay to take a break. To not post on social or scroll. It’s okay to take time to recharge. You don’t have to explain to anyone. Only you know what your body needs. I needed some quiet time. A hot bath. To dry brush. To light a candle. To listen to Carrie Underwood’s new Christmas album. To make me a gingerbread tea. To read my bible. To write in my journal. To stop striving. And most importantly To rest in His abiding presence. He renews my spirits, sparks the light within me.
Yellow knit top @target
My current reads. 📚 Some our journals, one is a creative bible, two are devotionals and 1 is a full on chapter book.
💛 Dear daughter live abundantly free by me, Reyna Morris. Find it on Amazon link in bio above
💛 The Message Canvas Bible by Peterson (you can write and color in it 🤗)
💛 Didn’t see that coming by @msrachelhollis @target love it!
💛 The 40 day sugar fast by @wendy_speake (challenging me learning about having a healthy relationship with food and sugar)
💛 Prayer Journal by @shannonroberts19 love it try and use it daily.
💛 The 12 secrets of highly creative women journal by Gail Mcmeekin (helps the creative inner me to evolve and get to know myself)
Some I do everyday and some I rotate, how do I find time I wake up 1 hr earlier before everyone wakes up, or I read it before bed, I put away the social media 😘 you make time for what matters in your life. What are you focused on? Is it life-giving? Is it serving you?
Share with me your current read below!
I couldn’t wait any longer.
I did a thing.
I wrote a book.
A dream of minecoming to fruition—8years thinking about it, planning it out in my head.
Finally I got the courage to step out, write it and commit to the process.
Why did it take so long? Fear, doubt, limiting beliefs, not consistent, and no discipline.
Finally 1 week before covid happened I heard It in my spirit it’s time to write no more playing around reyna. If you want this dream you have to go after it afraid. Then the covid stayhome order happened. So I knew it was really time, no more excuses.
So I called a few people (an author friend that is experienced in the writing process @matildabelleproductions , another life coach other than myself @sheis_fulfilled , and accountability partners @graham.becca ) to tell them I need accountability in the writing process.
I wanted to honor myself and commit to my dream. It took work, sacrifice, dedication, and courage!
Every week I talked to them to check in. It kept me faithful to the process. It took 8 months to get to the final steps. Now we are a few weeks from launch date.
So get ready this book is filled with courage, hope, faith and freedom. It is a devotional, love letters from God that will set you free from your hurts, habits and fears. A book that will be life transforming and lead you to the abundant life God has for you!
Stay connected for the launch countdown and pre-order your copy.
Today is a big day for me!
1 year sobriety✨
This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.
When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?
I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.
I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.
I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.
People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.
People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.
I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.
I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.
I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.
Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.
This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.
I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!