Oh this girl, this girl, this girl, this girl. Everybody in their life should have a friend this good. Everybody in their life needs a friend who shows up the way Desirae does. I am beyond proud to feature her in today’s C series because she truly is the most amazing person I know. For those of you who don’t know, “The C Factor” is a series here on the blog that highlights successful, confident, motivated women. The example that she’s set for me as a friend (and just plain human being) is one that I will forever be grateful for and I don’t take for granted. I am the left puzzle piece and she is my right. She’s my person.
So minus the gushy gushy stuff, I hope that your read today’s interview and realize how and where you can make your life better. It’s not a competition but a challenge on how much pride you can take in your own life. Where can you reach? How can you better prioritize your time? Take a few lessons from the girl who does it on the daily, the busiest person I know…This girl keeps her schedule packed but it’s all for a good cause, all to make a positive dent in this world. She spends her days teaching 3rd grade (only the bravest survive) and her nights leading bible study. On the weekends she serves as an usher at her church and also volunteers for “RECESS” a respite care program for kiddos & families there as well. She’s also involved in robotics and cooking programs at her school and in her “free time” she nannies, runs 8 miles a day and writes for her own blog at Rookie Rieke. Be sure to check out her blog where she writes about life in Dallas, adventures in bargain shopping and “that single life.”
I do many things to build self-confidence! I love that this is one thing no one else can do for me. I start from the inside and work my way out. As mentioned above, I strongly believe in reminding myself of Truth as often as I can. I also take my physical health very seriously. I haven’t always known health, and now that I do, I see it as a gift that I don’t want to take for granted! I eat things (for the most part) that I’d want my daughter to eat, and I take every opportunity to workout. But if for some reason I’m feeling less confident, I always do a soul-check, because nine times out of ten, the problem starts there. If I’m confident in my walk with the Lord, everything else falls into place.
What does it take for you to perform at your best?