A Reintroduction of Sorts

Welcome Lovelies and Gents! So I’m a brainy introvert who’s a follower of Christ. I loathe religion and I’m proud of it! For some that might seem contradictory, however, by MBTI personality categorization standards, I’m considered one of the rarest, as some say, a walking contradiction anyway so it fits. Yep, I’m female, African American, and an INFJ. Those who follow such personality assessment systems would likely understand the enigma that I am. I have been taken for an extrovert and if you get to this place before I have completely updated its content, you might check out where I thought I was as well. Talk about to thy own self NOT being true! Anyway, I’ve learned I have MOMENTS! And those moments require recovery…a lot of recovery. Years ago, I typed as an ENFJ and since then I have sought to understand myself thinking I had been falsely living as an introvert because I’d been raised by a mental patient and married to a narcissist (much more on that later). Yeah, about that other part…

Let’s just say, I’m type Nadia!

I just won’t be put into a box ANYMORE. FINALLY, I’m sooooo OKAY with ME! Still, given the plethora of identities I’ve held in error over the years, the discovery of the latter is why I’ve finally come out of my cave to reintroduce myself. Any who, I’m glad you dropped by to hang out a bit. If you haven’t already, I hope you consider subscribing to stay updated.

Yeah, about the religion thing…

By definition, religion is merely a routine, and I have dropped religion in favor of a relationship with Christ. Though I was raised as a Christian, it took years for me to accept Christ “for real for real” beyond all the hype and drama that has crept into the church. Ya’ know the stuff God never intended as part of His plan like division and hypocrisy! Before I was bound by that among many other things like codependency…Wrote a post about it…want to read it? Here you go! Call it enlightenment! Call it self-discovery! Call it growth! How ’bout all three in one- total transformation!  And since there’s no going back, I invite you to join me in the journey! Yes, I’m a slight perfectionist so I love things organized and clean, however, my car hasn’t been washed in a year so there’s that. I guess it depends at times. Regardless, I’m working on balance folks! Give me time…we’re all a work in PROCESS!

Told ya! A walking contradiction!

Oh yeah, I’m a pretty okay mom to my two “not so little anymore” humans and one fur baby named Oreo (a 15-pound canine bundle of “interesting”), a great cook (at times), and I’d guess a pretty cool friend to my true few! Why does this feel like a dating app intro? Oh and I’m single for now.
(DISCLAIMER: This is not an invitation for a dating relationship so don’t contact me). I AM NOT GIRLFRIEND MATERIAL! (More on that later)
Finally I am learning to see and love myself as God always has! Talk about an uphill journey…oh yeah, I’m an empath and pretty adorable on most days so I tend to be a magnet for toxic people. Some are seeking advice and others narcissistic supply. Thankfully, I’ve learned how NOT to offer the latter to those would be peace-sucking vampires.

Yeah, lovelies and gents, I’m weird!

I have been married twice, divorced twice, and have fallen in love with the wrong men several times. I’d say I’m a certified relationship expert by now wouldn’t you think? At least I know how to get it wrong, and perhaps as you learn from my mistakes, I can help you ease the tension of your relational transitions so you can get it right. Or you can just laugh with me as I explore my own transitions going forward. It’s your choice…no pressure… Considering all that jazz, I actually give pretty great relational advice to others. Notice, I said to others. I’m still learning to take my own advice. It is indeed a PROCESS, folks! Yeah peeps, I used to wonder why people kept asking me for relational and leadership advice, but I now understand. God was showing me that He designed me to be an awesome solution to the problems I’ve experienced and witnessed. Either that or He’s got a great sense of humor. I’m choosing to believe it’s a bit of both. Yes, I think a lot about everything all the time so I have a lot to share especially after nearly three years of being in chill mode. I’ve recovered for the long haul this time though!!! Any who, I’ve loved to write since I could hold a pen. I’ve have a few degrees and I am pursuing yet another! My kids cannot seem to wrap their minds around why I would ever go back to school again on purpose at 42! My response is simple! The day I’ve ceased to have a zeal for learning is the day I’ve died.  And yes, it took me a minute to embrace that part of myself too though I wrote about it before right here! All that said, while I’m alive and well, I’m determined to love, relax and operate in purpose to glorify the Kingdom of God by any means necessary! So if only one person’s day is brightened by my truth, good deal.

If you read this far, congratulations!

You’ve got more patience that you thought! Seriously, though, I’d like to thank you for your attention and again I want to invite you to join this journey with me by subscribing today.

Blessings,

Nadia Latrice

 

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