Do you have a go-to place for peace, stillness, and clarity? A place where you can get away from everyday worries, to think and refocus? Outside of my church, for me, that place is home. It’s my escape place every few weeks or so to collect my thoughts and spend quiet time alone with family, friends, and God without any distractions.
Home for me is Creedmoor, North Carolina – where I was born and raised. Although there’s a stark difference from my life in New York City, home brings me just as much joy as the city, just in a different way. When New York hands me lemons, I learn how to make those lemons multiply and bring in an income – whether through lemonade, lemon tart bars, or lemon sauces. However, when North Carolina hands me lemons, I make a glass of lemonade and sit outside in the grass to watch the sun go down. Major differences, but both bring about a happy ending.
During my visit to North Carolina last weekend, I took time to refocus my mind and learn some new things about myself and others. One new thing I learned about myself is that if I don’t jot down a task along with the time, place, and details and then look at it daily, that task will most likely be left undone. The problem doesn’t come from not writing the task, it comes when I leave my planner in random places, and forget to look at it until the task is due to be complete. However, now that the issue is recognized, I can address it and nip it in the bud! 🙂
During my home visit, I also learned new things about others through my weekly Bible Study called “Lighthouse”. Lighthouse is a series of lessons that I teach through my church to women in different states and countries around the world via Skype. (Email ChrissyJoyStyle@gmail.com for more information on joining one!)
Overall, this past weekend taught me how important it is to take time to evaluate my life (spiritual and physical), business, and career as a whole to see how I can continue to improve and grow. This can’t be done if I’m constantly distracted by everyday issues. So I encourage you to find your quiet place – whether it’s your closet, the backyard of your home, or a different state. Make the time to create a better you! 🙂
Top: Tommy Hilfiger (circa 1990’s) || Skirt: H&M || Belt: Vintage || Heels: Aldo
**Unfortunately the items I am wearing are ages old, below is a great similar outfit for under $150! **
Photographer: Kerrisha Ealey
XO- Chrissy Joy