But God…

On Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. I proudly walked across the stage at Colonial Life Arena. Yes, I finally made it! I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.

It was such a surreal moment for me. I just knew that I was going to be in tears the whole day. However, I made it through without shedding a tear or being a complete psychopath. I was so in awe of the moment and being able to share it with my friends and family, of course.

This semester was not that stressful but it had its moments of course. As always, I worked hard and kept focus. I continuously prayed to God for a strong finish. It was one of those semesters where you know you’re working hard but are not too sure just how well you are doing. Well, I finished with three A’s and a B+ giving me a 3.8 GPA for the semester! And honey, that was all God.

So, now the journey begins. I look to the future with hope. I know that God has so much in store for me and I’m truly excited to see where he leads me.

So wherever you are in life, don’t give up. Keep fighting, keep praying, and don’t lose faith. If I had given up or allowed my stress and anxiety to get the best of me I would have not made it to this point in life. So be patient with yourself and like I said, don’t ever give up!


Forever to Thee!


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11  NIV



Listen up Freshmen!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….”

After high school I was absolutely certain that I was fully prepared for college. I had my books, schedule, a few friends, and thought I was going in with my proitites in order. I had already been warned that your first semester in college was a true test. I found myself so caught in the moment of making new friends and going out that I forgot why I was really there. Now, my grades were not bad but they could have been much better if I had applied myself and put my school work first.

I don’t know about you guys but my dad helped me financially with school and still does. However, if it’s you on your own or if you have help from others please be serious with school. The last thing you want to do is waste you or someone else’s money because you decide you want to slack off in school.

I’m definitely not saying lock yourself in your dorm or wherever you’ll be living and devote your entire time to your work. I encourage you to go out and make friends as well. College is a great experience where you will meet great and not so great people and truly learn more about yourself. However, I want you to put your work first and keep your priorities in order. Yes, the parties will be tempting but don’t step out that door if your work isn’t done. You have 4 years to party and have fun so please use your time wisely.