Ooh what a year! First, my car had issues the day before Christmas so I take it to the shop and finally that Friday my car is fixed. Well at least I thought. So I had 3 events that week. I had two vision board parties Thursday and Friday and a dinner party Saturday. So Friday I go get my hair done for my blog shoot with an amazing photographer named Tiara Marei who I have been waiting to shoot with so I couldn't miss that opportunity. I had to be back in Tuscaloosa that evening for the vision board party so I couldn't miss that either. So I ended up running extremely late because I had a designer in Dallas make me this amazing look for my event. So the FedEx lady ended up leaving a notice at my new address and saying they attempted to deliver to my old address. So I contacted FedEx and the lady told me that they left it at the door so I go to my old apartment and there wasn't anyone home, so I called FedEx again and the lady says it was delivered back at the station so I go to the FedEx location and guess what the driver didn't arrive yet. This forced me to go back to Starkville to meet the FedEx lady to get the package and then rush back to Tuscaloosa for the vision board party. So after the party my car started doing the same thing as before when I put it in the shop (I'm like damn are you serious like really what the fuck) I find out my alternator went out but luckily I found someone to rebuild it for a reasonable price (although it couldn't be done until Sunday). I'm like damn how will I get back home and attend this event, like why does this keep happening to me. God what are you trying to tell me. Nevertheless, thanks to my friends I was able to get home and attend my event, thank you God. So New Years came and the guy couldn't fix my car because he needed another part for my car and on top of that my screen went out on my iPhone on New Year's Eve so that was more money I'm out of. It's like things just kept happening back to back. I couldn't win for losing. Looking at my losses I realized how blessed I truly am. I'm healthy and I have to remain strong for my beautiful daughter and God blessed me with a gift in which I'm working hard towards everyday. Things happen in life to test your faith so I'm beginning to pray more and worry less. I realized setbacks happen to shape you for the better that's coming. I'm not perfect, I'm human and I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not where I want to be with finances and my career but I know my breakthrough is coming and I will never give up. God is always in control and I know this because I have already overcame so many bad days and I know 2017 is going to be filled with blessings and rewards. I'm ready and walking by faith, allowing God to be in control of my destiny.
I was recently featured in two magazines "Undiscovered" and "Grand Mogul". There were times when I never thought this day would come so I'm very grateful and humble and blessed because I know my God has this already planned. Those accomplishments make me go harder and forget all my problems because at the end of the day I'm Sarah Neely and I will not be broken.
If you ever find yourself being overwhelmed or feel like your problems are outweighing your solutions, just pray because God will always get you through any bad days or setbacks. Never allow the bad to control your destiny. We all have problems so pick up the pieces and keep pushing forward.