I BLOG DIFFERENT

I’ve come to realize that I BLOG DIFFERENT. I have read lots of blogs and realized that I’m different from everyone else. To be honest, at first, that bothered me. I thought I was doing everything wrong. I may have an inspirational post, lifestyle, travel, motivational or family blog, my blogs have a lot of MY pictures, and that’s ok. I’ve tried to change the way I do it, but I can never hit publish on those. I was comparing myself to others, and that’s a trap. I’ve read to find your “niche” and stick to that. I’ve seen that mine is variety and very different.

I’ve learned that’s me and this is how I’m supposed to blog. I don’t have to be like everyone else. My squares on Instagram don’t have to have a theme, or my Facebook page doesn’t have to be about one thing. I am different because God made me that way. We are all different. I’m thankful that’s how God made us. We don’t all look or think alike so why should we blog alike? I like things others don’t and vice versa. My goal is to do what God wants me to do and write, Instagram, Facebook what HE wants me to do. I am thankful for this opportunity and platform that he has given me. I’m grateful for you and accepting me the way I am.

“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So when you read my blog, you never know what you’re going to get until you open it up. Lol. Reminds me of Forrest Gump, “Life’s like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get until you take a bite.” I never know what I’m going to write until it comes. I would like to blog at least twice or more a week, do more Facebook lives and Instagram stories but if it doesn’t happen, I’m not going to force it.

The things I do know is that I love Jesus, my family, to write, motivate to travel and to help you book your travels. Now I do have a niche in that, and it’s cruises and beaches/resorts. That’s my expertise!

Until the Lord says something different, I will continue to blog differently. I hope that’s ok. I’m learning to take one day at a time and take nothing for granted.

I hope you stick with me, follow and share my social sites, blogs and travel agency.

I love you all and so grateful for you. I encourage you to be YOU and don’t compare yourself with others.

I’m not fancy; I like t-shirts, shorts, flip-flops, cheap sunglasses, and a good ocean view.

What about you; what do you like? Do you compare yourself to others?

Enjoying the Simple Life,

💜Davilyn

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

As quick as 2018 come, it left.

It was a year of new and exciting things and hard things. It’s one of my best years and worse years all in one if that makes sense. I started this blog, even though I didn’t get to write as many as I wanted, but I’m thankful I took the step and started.

I also become a travel agent, because I love to travel and help people plan their vacations. I’ve been in the business for 7 months and consider it to be successful thus far.

I am an introvert, and I’ve learned many things about myself, things I need to do and things I need to let go. I have met so many people all over the world, virtually. Even some in person through my travel agency.

This is my dream job!! Thank you for helping make it happen.

It was also a year of many struggles with my health. I’ve had a terrible year with migraines and have had every type of test and medicine available, it seems. I’m now on a preventive shot each month and pray that it works. I’ve only had one shot, as of now. I’m thankful for doctors and medicine, but I do know that my healer is Jesus.

I’m looking forward to 2019 with more blog post, more social media activity on my blog and business sites, a great year in the travel industry and most importantly, healed.

I have really stepped out of my comfort zone and want to do so even more in 2019. I’m also looking forward to helping plan more vacations for you and myself.

I hope you all have a great 2019 and pursue your dreams and passions.

If you make resolutions and/or goals or not, take one day at a time and don’t get upset with yourself if you’re not where you want to be. God’s timing for EVERYTHING is better than anything that we try to do on our own.

I have things in my heart that I want to do, but I will see what the Lord has for me. I’m not going to stress if I don’t meet my goals because I’m giving it to God and know it’s in his hands and timing.

I’m thankful for each one of you and much appreciate your support for both my blog and travel agency. Also, at the bottom of this blog you can “follow” it and leave your email address and it will be delivered right to your email so you never miss a post. Also, be sure to follow my social media sites. I share on them, especially on Facebook.

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None of this could be possible without you!

At the end of the year, it’s a time to reflect and refresh, even though I do this many times per year. I’m asking God what HE wants for me in 2019.

We make our plans, but the Lord directs our steps. Proverbs 16:9

Happy New Year, Friends and wishing you many blessings for 2019.

Enjoying the Simple Life,

💜 Davilyn

Leave me a comment on what your 2018 was like…

DEPRESSION IS REAL

DEPRESSION is a MEDICAL CONDITION and it’s very real. Depression is NOT something you can control. It is NOT something to be ashamed of. It is NOT made up.

More people than we know suffer from it and pretend everything is okay. They are embarrassed, ashamed or afraid that someone is going to put them down, tell them to get over it or say you have nothing to be depressed about. They think you can just “snap out of it.” You can’t! Depressed people may not even understand why they are feeling a certain way, why they are emotional or having certain thoughts and feelings.

You can have money, friends, a good marriage, great family, be a spiritual person, or even be a Prince and be depressed. Everything may look good on the outside and you can still feel dark, lonely and empty on the inside.

If you feel like your depressed talk to your family, friends, a doctor, tell them your feelings and thoughts so they can help you. Depression is real, and nothing to be ashamed of.

It’s okay to admit that you’re not okay!

It’s okay to take medication if that’s what you need. I’m not saying everyone needs medication, I’m saying it’s okay if you do.

I know that God can heal you of ANYTHING. I believe in PRAYER and know it works. That being said, it’s not right for we as Christian’s to tell someone with depression or anxiety to NOT take medication. If that’s the case, then no one would need glasses, take blood pressure and heart medicine, headache or migraine meds, insulin, or whatever else any other MEDICAL condition requires because depression is a MEDICAL condition as well. Unless you’ve walked it, you don’t know the feeling. You don’t have the right to judge.

Many depressed people turn to alcohol and drugs because they don’t know how to cope.

Ask your family, friends, co-workers if they’re okay. Let them know they can be real with you. It hurts my heart when I see people struggle with depression and deny it. I think people deny it because they think it makes them appear as a weak person or they’re embarrassed or they don’t even realize they are depressed. That’s one reason we need more awareness.

This is close and dear to my heart because it’s in my family. I’ve dealt with it myself. I’ve had to take antidepressants before. I’ve had panic attacks and have even been awakened during the night with them. They have sent me to the doctor/hospital several times. They are very real my friends. It’s no joke. It’s not just for “attention.”  I’ve also learned the signs I get if I feel one coming on and have learned coping skills.

We as a society need more awareness of mental illness. People who suffer need to come forward, without feeling scared or like they are being judged.

If someone opens up to you about depression and or anxiety, you should treat that person the way you would if someone told you they had cancer or some other medical disease.

Depression/Anxiety is a silent disease and a silent killer.

I think the saying, “I’m praying for you,” has become just that, a saying. If you are having problems message, comment, contact me and I WILL PRAY FOR YOU!

Friends, if you’re reading this and you have depression or think you’re depressed, seek medical help.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.””

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

xoxo,

Davilyn

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. If you think you are depressed seek medical help.