I AIN’T NEVER SCARED

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being a part of Jonathan Nelson Live album recording. It was amazing.  I truly enjoyed it from the beginning to end.  Now you probably asking yourself, why is Kat talking Jonathan Nelson and her blog title is I Ain’t Never Scared. What do these two entities have in common? Continue reading and I’ll share with you the common factor.  Back to the concert, so Jonathan Nelson proceeds to tells us the name of the album Be Fearless and he even has a song on the album talking about being fearless and I was oh wow.  Okay God, what are you trying to tell me?  So as the concert continues there is a man leading the Offertory and he said these famous lines from Bone Crusher. You know the song!! I AIN’T NEVER SCARED!! I AIN’T NEVER SCARED.   He was talking about an experience that he recently had where the plane that he was on  had to make an emergency landing which is clearly a scary situation.  Then, he said something so pivotal that it hit me like a ton of bricks…..”GOD DOESN’T GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR.”   I was like, “Wow God you really speaking to me right now.” This is the third time, I heard this word tonight. 

 I was being crippled by my fear.  God was telling me to stop being fearful and trust Him. He wanted me to stop looking at my situations and look up towards Him.  I left my job in January and I have not found work yet.  I want to go into field that I know little about but I desire and have love for it yet I was scared.  I was scared because I don’t want to fail or not be successful. Failure and not being successful are my biggest fear.  These worries were consuming more than my desire to take on this new passion.  You probably wondering what this passion is… well I’ll let you know. I wanted to be an Image Consultant. You guys know how hard it is to break into the fashion industry.  I follow these really talented people and every time I come across their social media sites, I get depressed because I doubt my talent.  Then, I start thinking maybe I’m making a mistake and should go back to studying for my LSAT or continue on to Graduate School.  Even with these thoughts, there is something within me that still fighting towards my dreams and some friends and kin folks that motivate me daily help to keep those dream alive. I’m thankful for them. I want to share with you that fear is a cancerous feeling that spreads throughout our lives. It will hinder us from accomplishing dreams, stepping into new situations and so forth. 

Fear has a crumbling effect on our dreams but we need to remind ourselves that if God placed a dream inside you. Then, He will help you achieve that dream and we no longer need to be fearful but be fearless because God will provide you with the resources you need in order to accomplish that dream or purpose.   Isaiah 41:10 states, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” So when fear comes creeping into your thoughts with her goonies doubt and worry just remember that God is with you always and He strengthens you. I leave you with this quote by V. Raymond Edman, “Never doubt in the DARK what God told you in the LIGHT.”

 Remember  YOU AIN’T NEVER SCARED!!!! YOU AIN’T NEVER SCARED!!!!

Laterz XOXO

Kat

Oscars 2015 Best Dressed: Fellas Edition

There is nothing sexier than a man in a well fitted and tailored suit. These are my selected picks for the best dressed fellas at the Oscars 2015.

Laterz XOXO

Kat

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Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen

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David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

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John Legend in Gucci

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Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli

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Chris Pine in Giorgio Armani

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Common in Prada

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Channing Tatum in Dolce & Gabbana

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Kevin Hart

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Benedict Cumberbatch

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Jared Leto

Oscars 2015 Best Dressed: Ladies Edition

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Dakota Johnson in a Saint Laurent

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Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein

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Rita Ora in Marchesa

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture

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Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace

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Emma Stone in an Elie Saab Haute Couture

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Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

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Luciana Duvall in Jad Ghandor

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Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture

Well folks these are my favorite looks from the Oscars. Now stay tune to see my Male editions.

Laterz XOXOX

Kat

Fitness Motivation Tuesday

Today, I woke up and felt the urgency to work out. It was as if my body was craving to start working out again.  I have been physically active since July 2014; however, I stopped working out in December 2014 and went on a junk food binge that lasted until February 2, 2015. I couldn’t believe that I allowed myself to let go and gain all the weight that I lost. I don’t know what came over me. It was as if I didn’t care about anything anymore and I just wanted to pig out and drown myself in the pool of artificial snacks and sweets. I paid greatly because I was feeling great chest pains, lack energy and my body was hurting. My insomnia came back. I was tired of living like that so I made a decision either stay in my condition or make the conscious decision to get back and be physically active. I made the decision to get back on the journey and become a better me.  I know that for some of us we made those tired old New Year’s resolutions to go on a diet. Some of us will continue on the journey and many individuals will stop and never achieve their goal. That is to due to the fact that we as humans lack the motivation and drive when we feel that we that progress hasn’t been made. You need to be real with yourself and realize it didn’t take you days to get in your current state so don’t think it going to take days to shed those pounds. Weight loss is a journey that takes time and dedication. You have to make the conscious decision that you want be a better you no matter how long it takes. You have to commit to the journey. You have to want it bad enough because no one can want it for you. I realize that for myself and now I made the commitment to stick to the journey. I hope you will make the decision to commit to the journey and I promise you, you won’t regard it. Understand that this journey will not be easy and you will be tempted on the journey but stay discipline and you will see results.

Laterz  XOXOXO

Kat