Logging off of Facebook & Stepping Out On Faith

First of all…

I’d like to thank all of my early supporters/followers and welcome all of my new ones!!!! ❤

It has officially been one year since I graduated from college and I must say it has been such an evolving , transitional time. I have learned a lot about my likes, dislikes, and in-between. My biggest lesson , that has hit me more recently than before is realizing that you have to isolate your journey from everyone else’s journey.

We are in the day of Facebook, the ultimate broadcast of your family, friends, co-workers & classmates of the past. This ultimately leads to you comparing your journey to theirs. I have caught myself putting myself down because of where I am in life, thanks to my Facebook news feed. I see that one of my fellow twenty-somethings is off living , what they claim to be their “dream job”. But look a little deeper into that. No ones life is perfect and if you ask them to their face they would express a challenge they had to get to where they are or even disadvantages of their dream job or opportunity. Also never forget, if God blesses them , He will definitely bless you.

We have to grasp that there is not only one way to go about anything in life. I believe an example I could use is romantic relationships. There are so many do’s & don’ts for romantic relationships, but if you actually take the time to speak to different couples, you will realize that there are so many versions of “Our Love Story” and the same goes for “Our Life Story”.

I’m reading this awesome book right now called , Successful Women Think Differently  by Valorie Burton (I found it at Walmart for 12.99!). The title speaks for itself!. One of the stories she shares in the book is of Meredith Moore, who at 28 became the youngest director in McDonald’s Corporation history. I love how her story sounds so familiar & similar to so many twenty-somethings at this very moment.  After she graduated from Howard University with a degree in communication (like myself), she began her career in finances as a stock broker in a company that was stuck in their ways and for a boss that couldn’t be pleased. The environment became toxic & she began to doubt herself. Without confidence, “how could she fuel herself to reach her goals”? She decided to do what most of us are fearful to do … she left her job, packed hers bags & moved. She took a $10/hr paying internship. The author calls this “Failing Forward” : Taking a fail or lost in order to remove yourself from a dead end job to make room for that new job or opportunity. And guess what ?! She received a  call from McDonald’s Corporate & the rest is history. She went on to work her way up the ladder and became the youngest director ever!

What is holding you back from the next great opportunity for you? Yourself? Your environment?

Take a leap of FAITH and FAIL FORWARD!

Please email me at sunflowerinthemiddle@gmail.com if you have any questions or need any advice!

XO, A fellow Sunflower



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Queenie says:

    Great read girl! Esp about failing forward. I’m inspired!


  2. Susan says:

    So right Janel!!!


  3. leonda brown says:

    Love it..great job..and well said
    L. Brown


  4. aleyarion says:

    Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog today and binge read your post. I’ve really enjoyed your content. This post in particular really touched me; I a recent graduate so I could relate to pretty much everything you spoke on. Great piece. It reminded me of a post that I make a few weeks ago, here the link if you want to check it out 🙂 http://strawberrysandcarbonara.com/2015/06/13/the-drug-of-comparison-how-to-overcome-your-addiction/

    Looking forward to move posts, be blessed.

    Aley Arion


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