It’s the beginning of a new year. We have some new followers, so I wanted to share a little about me, and my roots. Don’t worry I have a good point; just stay with me for a bit. I really think this message can help a lot of people.
If you have been following for a while, or if you are a new follower you probably see our adventures, the pretty pictures, and etc. What you don’t see is the hard work it took for us to be where we are, and the struggles we have went through. We recently posted our new home reveal in a video on my you tube channel. We are very blessed and we only have this home by the grace of God. If we go back over ten years ago my life wasn’t as stable.
I was in college, but I didn’t know what direction to go in. I struggled to make enough to even put food on the table. My life was up and down, so I was having trouble trusting myself. At the time, I was a little lost.
I remember I took a visit to see my grandparents. They live on a farm that I grew up at. You see, my grandparents were migrant farm workers. They grew up very poor. They did that until they were able to buy their own land. I remember as a little girl being out on the cotton fields at the age of four. I would have the hoe in my hands and we would hoe the weeds out. Back then we didn’t have fancy equipment. I would be out there for at least half of the day. My grandma would bring me back to the house and everyone else would stay working. I don’t remember playing with toys or even watching much television. I do remember working in the fields, and around the house helping my grandma with her garden.
I didn’t have lavish things growing up. We just made enough to have a roof over our heads and food on the table. In all reality, it was a simple life. I reminisced about all of these things during my visit.
It took a trip back to my past and to my roots to give me guidance for my future. Today is a new day! We are at the beginning of the New Year. We want to better ourselves, and our lives. We might be completely lost and confused, unsure on what we are going to do to better our lives. Try to go back to your roots, find yourself again, and things could clear up for you like it did for me.
Check out my recent video of visiting my grandparents this holiday season. Cotton Roots.