Ok spoiler alert, im gonna get all emotional on yal!


My move to the DMV area was a lot HARDER than I thought. I dreamed of adventure, life in a big city and weekends getting day drunk at Brunch! But that was NOT the case! Reality slapped me…and slapped me hard! Besides the fact that I moved hundreds of miles away from my family and friends, my business took a huge hit. It was a lot more difficult than I originally planned getting organized. Because of this I dropped the ball with one client. Emotionally, I was a serious wreck. I felt like a complete and total failure. Mrs. Positive became Mrs. Pessimist. It was not cool and a very ugly time.

Recently, I made the conscious decision to  C H O O S E   J O Y   D A I L Y  . I think often times we all get really wrapped up in day to day life. We get so engrossed with ourselves that we fail to see the bigger picture. Which is JOY!!!!! As Americans alone, we are sooo blessed. We get to live our day to day lives in a much more comfortable and convenient way. We often forget this and take the little things for granted. When I began seeing this I immediately changed my view. I began to  A P P R E C I A T E  all the amazing things in my life!

  1. I am super blessed with a thoughtful, caring, kind, loving, and hot husband!
  2. My family is the most loving (we are seriously obsessed with each other, no lie) compassionate and supportive family I could ever ask for.
  3. My business is flipping AWESOME. How many people get to do what they love, full-time, AND get paid to do it?!?
  4. My dog is freaking cute >.< and he loves me unconditionally

So because of all these amazing things, I decided to C H O O S E   J O Y   D A I L Y ! I start each day being thankful/grateful for at least one thing (I have a WHOLE list!) and I pray. Stay close to G O D and let H I M   G U I D E   Y O U! The rest will fall into place! We don’t need to figure life out right away. The fun is experiencing everything that life throws at us! So, buckle up, roll down the windows, blast the music, sing loudly and badly and enjoy the ride!

What do you have in your life RIGHT NOW that you can be T H A N K F U L for in T H I S   M O M E N T !?


Natalie Henry-Charles

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