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I Can't Handle It…Enough is Enough

Sometimes…no, most of the time, I can be overly ambitious. I legit think I can do anything! This mindset is one of my greatest strengths because it keeps me persistent and determined. On the flip side, however, it can also serve as one of my greatest weaknesses because I don’t always know when to “pull the plug.” And, trust, there is beauty in knowing when enough is enough.

Last month, I was given an opportunity to earn more money through one of my social media accounts. The trade off was increased engagement – meaning more frequent content and more exclusive content for subscribers willing to pay. Of course (because of my ambitious, determined, go-getter attitude), I thought I could take this on without flinching. I mean, I love deep connections with people and surely, I could come up with content – right?


Well…I guess I was right because I was doing it. But about a month into it, I realized, I had not considered the costs. It was at the expense of my creativity for other projects and time with my family. Because of my commitment to paying attention to the way my body communicates with me, this realization happened quickly. My body let me know I was doing too much…I had bitten off more than I could chew.


In the past, this would have been about the time my ambition would have kicked it up a notch and said, “There isn’t a quittin’ bone in you – keep going!” But that is not what happened. This time, my boundaries kicked in. This time, I was able to sit with myself and say, “Cherice, I know you wanted to do this. In fact, I know you thought you could. But you thought wrong and it’s okay to change your mind.”


When I had this conversation with myself, my body was at ease…it had peace. Changing course was the right thing to do. Once I knew this – I acted immediately. I did not wait – harboring hope for circumstances to change. I did not wait – thinking I was going to be able to manifest a 30-hour day. I surrendered, accepted what was, and acted accordingly. I chose to make the best decision for me.


I could have chosen to believe that I quit on myself and the supporters who graciously decided to support me. Instead, I choose to believe that I said, “yes” to myself and served as a living example to those supporters of what self-love looks like in action…


In this scenario, I was able to let love (of self) rule. Think about a difficult situation in your life. What would you do differently if you allowed love to rule?


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During the month I interacted with those supporters, I shared daily nuggets related to love. I won’t share them all here (because most things were just for them), but I will share a few:

  • Creativity is birthed during hard times. So, when we’re faced with challenges, we should dig in and pay close attention. Miracles live there!

  • We are often afraid to let certain things go because we think the things/people we love are scarce. The fear of scarcity creates the need for control and attachment. But, when we truly understand there is no scarcity in the Divine realm, we know…every ending represents a new beginning.

  • Everyone has good in them, but we shouldn’t diminish ourselves in search of that good.

May your feet always follow your heart! (Speaking of feet, did you all get those new “LOVE” crew socks from the website?) https://www.itsloveis.com/product-page/love-crew-socks


I appreciate you all's support. Really...

I am who I am because you are who you are.

We are.

Love is.

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LaQuinta Jones
LaQuinta Jones
Aug 12, 2021

I believe that my life would be totally different if I had practiced self love in the midst of toxic situations; hoping that things will get better and constantly telling myself that I can push through. I'm grateful for where I am and I use those situations to remind me that I owe it to myself to love me more. Thank you for being a phenomenal example of what self love looks like. This is an amazing testimony! Thanks for the encouragement!

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Cherice Jackson
Cherice Jackson
Aug 13, 2021
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Thank you for reading! It’s a choice…Every single day .

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OMG...you stepped on my toes! Let me put on my LOVE crew socks and set some boundaries. Thank you for sharing and reminding me to #ChillTFOut!

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Cherice Jackson
Cherice Jackson
Aug 11, 2021
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Oh…and love the hashtag 😂😂

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