25 Apr How Did I Get Here? The Reboot.
Hey Guys! Welcome to my blog, “Excuse Me I’m A Bit Intoxicated”. I actually started this blog last year and was supposed to keep at it, NO MATTER WHAT! Well, as you can see that didn’t happen. I got uninspired really quickly and discouraged. Not excusing myself though, because I should’ve kept going. Growth is real, though. I put my first blog post from last year here to show you why I think God made me take a backseat on writing and inspiring for a while… enjoy.
“How did I get here? Ha, good question. I’m still trying to figure that out as well. How did a 22 year old with so much promise, charisma, and drive end up unemployed, unsatisfied, uninterested and just overall… unhappy. Well, lets get a little backstory. Hey guys, I’m Yanni. I reside here in wonderful Akron, OH and I am an aspiring (insert life goal here). I always had big, reality show-like goals and aspirations for myself. I knew I wasn’t going to be a college dropout. I knew I was gonna graduate Summa Cum Laude with the PR degree with a minor in Spanish and travel the country being a freelance image consultant to some of the world’s biggest names. Vacationing in Paris, having lunch in one state and being at a meeting in another in one day. Having all my naysayers watching it all on my Snapchat and Facebook! I was gonna be something… according to me.
See that’s the problem.
From a young age, I just always knew everything people would say to me was a bunch of Hoopla and I could create my own destiny… My OWN success story. You see, I had to get smacked right on my butt real quick and get the ULTIMATE reality check. Everyone knows I love Jesus, yet I was missing the one important part of my destiny, which was waiting to see was God had for me. Psalms 37:4 says it best “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” That was never me. I didn’t take well to what the Lord had for me and me and him aren’t on back and forth speaking terms yet so I have to wait for signs and MANNNNNNNNNN that’s tough.
So, what do I do, now? Now that I’m stuck trying to really waiting on the Lord to move me…
I’m going to do this! I’m going to give you a look into my life and my journey loving God forreal. My mistakes, my flaws, my faults, my not so cool thoughts and ideas and what will be my victory in the end. Everything about me: Yanni B. Jay. 🙂 Are you gonna take this ride with me?”
Yeah… right after I wrote that, my life did a full flip on it’s head and I was on the ride of my life to self discovery, self love, self joy, just being really true to myself. The Lord moved me alright! I got my weight loss surgery, got married, moved to a totally new place, and even found the biggest missing puzzle piece to my life: my birth parents. I also realized what my calling was in life. Not just helping people, but who I’m supposed to help and how I should be helping them (that is coming up in a whole different blog a little later). All of that happened right after this post. So now, I will ask again for real… Do you want to take this ride with me? I still don’t know where I’m going, but I am sure that I am going to end up somewhere a lot better than where I was heading a year ago. God is still my forefront, I’m still transparent, I’m still me… just a better version, I think.