Presents and Family.

This holiday season has been a true emotional roller coaster. But most importantly I've gotten closer to my family and realized that my sisters are the best best friends I could ever have.
One important thing I've learned this holiday season is that presents aren't worth much as family.

F A M I L Y is worth much more. As this year comes to an end and I began traveling for work again. I will make sure to keep in touch with my family. Being that they are always there & even if we are mean to each other they will still be there if I'm in need (vice versa).  Family is the greatest gift.

I've been able to get more in tune with myself and I've realized a number of things.... 'treat others like you would like for them to treat you'. Seems so elementary & easy right?
I tend to just spit out exactly what's on my mind and I am growing to listen more than I talk. Also if someone depends on me for help or advice, I will make sure that I can also depend on them. There has to be a B A L A N C E in life/work/friendships/relationships.

The Difference between Happiness & Joy

This Holiday season has really done a job on me. Here I was thinking that one person ruined my usual festive spirit, but that was just considered happiness. At the end of it all I still remain joyful.

As I grow older, I realize what CHRISTmas is truly about and it begins to make more sense to me. Although I've been through a storm. I still have joy. I watched my nieces & nephews get SUPER excited about opening presents at midnight. And it was really the BEST thing ever. Just seeing their excitement about the little things.

Even my niece...She played a trick on me & asked what I was getting her for Christmas by texting me from her mom's phone, so to get her back I gave her a box of candy for Christmas and she was SO ELATED by the box of candy and was not concerned that she didn't get the wii game, Just Dance 2015.

Like really just enjoying the little things in life just teaches us to be humble for the bigger things that God has planned for our life. This really makes me reflect on my life & know that better days are to come. There may be a storm in my life right now but JOY comes in the morning. And God just wants me to truly be happy about the little things he's set in my life.
And I definitely am. I LOVE spending time with my family. Like its the best thing ever.

Live.Love.Pray.BeHumble. -- TTK

Girl. Woman.

I'm not the girl that depends on a man for everything. Or that stays with him just being its the only thing I know. I'm not the girl that switches boyfriends by every season for no reason. Or that stays with him for 10 years with no ring. I'm not the girl that waits to make a move for someone else's approval. I'm not the girl that struggles that making decisions on her own. Or that feels help less without a guy on her side.

I'm the woman gets on her knees to pray before making decisions. I'm the woman that listens to God when he tells me to remove certain people in my life so he can open doors for me. I'm the woman that God is preparing for that man of God so I can be his virtuous woman. I am a woman of God.

Seasonal Friendships/Relationships

This weekend seemed like it was SO long.
Seasonal friendships... People are in your life for a reason or a season. And there's nothing you can really do about that.
I once tried to force a friendship & that ended so badly. And it was truly a valuable lesson to never force a friendship. 
When your interests & values in life begin to change, there comes a fork in the road. And at this point I'll just let it happen and continue to go on the way God is leading me.
Seasonal relationships? Hmm... If it's in God's plan for it to happen, it'll happen. If not don't force it. Some people may present themselves as part of God's plan but you have to be wise & strong enough in God's word to decipher if this person is truly genuine.
As I begin my journey in life on this career path.... I want to reduce my stress level & also complaining/negative thoughts. 
I'm learning to let it all go.That simple.
I want to live a happy stress free life.

Truly letting go.

There comes a point in your life when you can do nothing else but let go. Let go of all the hurt, bondage, misery, STRESS. Because at the end of the day you can't change it. The only person you can change is yourself, for the better. Better yourself & don't worry about anyone else. You can sit and ponder what all the things you could've done. But that won't change the outcome.

Take the lessons learned & use them in another situation that may turn out better.
Just live life for yourself. Let go of everything else for yourself.

Do it for YOU. Be a better YOU.
Never stop dreaming

The chase.

Just like a dog to a ball. Once the chase is over, what's the fun?
I tell myself over & over don't give into nice compliments & gifts or whatever it may be. But when it happens are you ready?
Or do you just immediately give in like you have no morals? Lol.
Once the chase is over between a woman & a man. Then what's left? What fun is there? He's gotten what he was chasing & you're standing there looking stupid...because you ended the chase.

So never forget. Don't end the chase. Leave a little something to be unknown.

Sleepless nights.

Some days are easier than others. But most days I struggle from the temptation of contacting him.
My friends & sisters tell me it'll be okay. And of course it will be. I just find other things to keep me busy. And say a little prayer to remain strong.
If only life were a bit simpler...then night comes. And I have a bad dream or just can't sleep. And he's not there to answer the phone or text.
So what can I do? Pray to God that I'll go back to sleep. Or just lay restlessly in my bed until I randomly fall asleep. 

I just want a peace of mind....why?... But thats a question that will remain unanswered.

-Tiffany K.🌸

2014 Reflection: Never get too comfortable

In 2014, I've graduated college in 4yrs(huge accomplishment), moved to a new city, began my career, flew on a plane for the 1st time, explored California for the 1st time, fell in love, turning 23, strengthened my trust &faith in God.

And just that list makes me so proud of myself & able to accomplish anything.

At the same time, reflecting on all of my accomplishments in 2014. I've realized that I can not get comfortable in any situation. As soon as God blesses me with a new situation, he's preparing to bless me again. This life is temporary and we have to keep in mind that we're here to do God's work.

Two Types of People

California Living @ Simplicittee
There's two types of people in this world. People that wait for opportunities to arise or people that will go out and make opportunities for themselves. I would consider myself to go out and make opportunities. At this point in my life, I could sit around and mope about my situation or I can go about my life being happy by opportunities that I made happen.
There will be things that will happen in life that you honestly don't know the answers to and will never get answers to.  You just continue to push yourself and never be satisfied with a mediocre result.

I'm thankful for my family, no matter how dysfunctional they are. I appreciate them because when situations arise they will go out the way to make you happy and feel loved.

I've decided to delete my social media accounts, I attempted to delete Facebook but I couldn't because its connected to my Spotify account lol! Sucks...but ahh well. I made this decision to be more productive and not get distracted by all the social media nonsense. I also feel like its a freeing expression...many people may not realize but social media is like a handicapness(not a real word).. Social media enables us to depend on it when there's nothing to do at the moment, it fills time & space in our lives to basically be unproductive. I choose to be productive. And I wont be satisfied until I see my name on that business card...."Tiffany K., Business Owner". 

"I'm so AWESOME". -Shy Glizzy

Blessing? Blessing in disguise?

You painted this perfect picture, of being the perfect guy, in this perfect relationship. But I guess
it was my fault for not remembering that nothing is perfect right? Was it me that rushed things? Or
thought of marriage too soon? Was it me that fell in love too quickly with that perfect guy.
My favorite time of year...December. December, the best time of the year. I've waited all year to enjoy it.
And just like that my joy was snatched away. I shouldn't allow one person to just snatch my happiness right?
Questions that remain unanswered. Questions that have no answers. Lesson learned. Life goes on right?
It does. Eventually. I just hate wasting time or investing time in precious moments that seem so perfect.
I'd rather my feelings be hurt or heart be broken with answered questions and not left in the dark about
a situation. If you wont be here for me, don't allow me to fall in love. Don't assist me falling in love.
I've shared just about everything with you. But still, that wasn't good enough.
And at the end of all of this, I just ask God to give me strength. And remain confident in myself.
Because at this point, I can only depend on myself. Not that perfect picture that you painted.

Tiffany K.