With every birthday comes a lesson.

Since celebrating my personal new year last year, many things have changed; for one it was almost a year ago to date that hubby and I had an inkling that I may be expecting and sure enough we were right!

This time last year, Micah had taken over my body in the form of morning sickness, and the latter caused me to part ways with some of my favorite meals in order to feed the seed growing inside of me. My diet at the time, had become one of steamed white rice and cucumbers!

Day and night, I would find myself reminiscing of the foods that once entertained my palate, wondering why this baby had taken away the one thing I enjoyed most; the freedom of eating pretty much everything. It was a challenge, but it was one I accepted wholeheartedly knowing that my discomfort was temporary and that the end product would be one that is fearfully an wonderfully made.

Within those weeks, I learned to be content with my dull diet, because as boring as it was, it was exactly what I needed to be able to get to the next step!

The above is the perfect segue to one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in the past few months and one that I want to share with you.

The lesson? To bloom where you are planted.


 Maternity leave came to an end 2 weeks ago and after months of being off, getting back to work was ROUGH. Mind you, I work from home so my commute consists of running down the stairs and stepping into my home office ( not too shabby if you ask me). What bothered me was having to wake up and have to get back to a routine.

As I laid in bed that Monday morning,  waiting for my alarm to ring for a third time, I said to myself ” I don’t want to go back”. Don’t get me wrong, I work for a pretty dope company that has allowed me to be home with my girls all summer long and paid me my full salary, but I became accustomed to my new schedule of pretty much doing what I wanted, when I wanted without having to say ” Oh I can’t meet you for breakfast on Tuesday morning because I have to work”.


During my “off” months, I had the ability to finalize a business venture hubby and I have been working on for months as well as blog to my heart’s content, travel and spend time with my loved ones.

As I laid in bed that Monday morning, I told God I didn’t want to go back. That I was perfectly content with where I was, what I had and that’s it, to which God replied with Luke 16:10 wich reads: “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” When a scripture pops up in your head like that, right when you are praying and meditating, you better know that’s God speaking! It was then followed by “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”  -Colossians 3:23


Essentially those two scriptures whispered to me by God, were a reminder that where I am, is exactly where I need to be… for the time being. As mentioned in this post earlier this week,  when I first moved to Chicago, I worked as a nanny…Little did I know that the Lord was molding me to deal with my own kids.

Stepping out prematurely from whatever situation based on your peers or worst your own feelings can be a disastrous decision. Know that where you are right now, is where you need to be. And that in order for God to trust you with the bigger things you have to show the ability to be trusted with the little ones, however long it takes. Trust me He knows us better than we know ourselves.

That Monday morning, as I laid in bed waiting for my alarm to ring for a third time, I decided to bloom where I was planted.

Have you?

To 35!

Until next time!




  • MJ

    September 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Girl why did you just snatch my edges like that! Whew. I had such a rough day today. The kids KO’d me but amen to blooming right where you are. I needed that as push to launch a business I’ve been procrastinating on. Thank you and I wish you a blessed birthday and personal new year doll.

    • Charlotte

      September 22, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Girl you have me over here rollin with the “edge snatching” lol! It’s a learning process right? I believe that God plants us where He wants us to be, we have to learn to be okay with it and go with the flow. xoxo

  • Mimi

    September 14, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Yes Charlotte!! Happy Birthday! I recently had a similar epiphany and realized that God blesses us with more when we do the best with what we have. With that I put my head down daily and give my all to every situation the Lord has blessed me with and understand that when my next assignment is ready it will be for me. This is confirmation!

    • Charlotte

      September 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Mimi. I love that ” understand that when my next assignment is ready it will be for me” I love when God speaks clearly to us! I probably already told you this but I love, love love your new blog! It fits you so well! xo