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Why I've Moved Over To Wordpress


By the time you're reading this, I would have already made the great move from 'Blogger' to 'Wordpress'. I wanted to use this post to explain the  reason behind my decision.
Trust me- it wasn't an easy one.


Google owns your 'blogger' account 

This is pretty self explanatory, since Google owns your blogger account you're not completely in control. It seems like you are but when it comes down to it, Google could really easily delete your account if they wanted to. There was always just a lot to deal with in terms of HTML which I thought was a normally thing but now know that it doesn't have to be. I also just use Wordpress for my art blog and I've really been enjoying using that. I feel like there's just more on offer, and I want to explore something new.


So, I've been writing blogs on Blogger since 2013 now and I am honestly sad to let it go. But I'm also extremely excited to work on my new blog and go in a new direction. I've grown and developed so much since 2013, and I can't wait for you to see what I have in store!

This isn't a goodbye, it's a see you in my new blog, haha


Check out my new blog here : shestandsfirm.wordpress.com 


PHILLIPIANS 4:19




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In Inspiration motivation

If You Have A Voice, Speak.


 

As women, we have been silenced since long before I can remember. Female authors were encouraged to publish their work anonymously. Female artists have a harder time getting their work displayed in shows/ exhibitions. Especially black female artists. But I’ll save my thoughts on that for another time. If you have a voice, speak. Don't you know that your voice alone can raise up many. Don't you know that it forces existence itself to acknowledge you. Be the mouthpiece for the silenced ones. Speak, and you'll encourage those who are too frightened to use their voices. 
Don’t hesitate to speak out, for it is when you are brave that you will learn and  advance in life. Imagine what a difference you can make if you’d just ask those big bold questions. If you were not afraid to stand your ground.
As you speak, be the voice you believe we need in this world, and become the person you aspire to be. Speak up, say what you think, and dare to challenge the consensus. Use your voice, take that risk, and have the courage to believe in what you say. Even when people tell you authorise, stick to your vision. 
In spite of whatever may come against, persist.



MARK 11:24

-JVA

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Marbella

So I had never been to Marbella before, let alone Spain. But from my first ever visit, I can say that Marbella is beautiful. From the white buildings, to the blue waters, Marbella is truly something else. Definitely different to the UK anyway.






But back to the flight. It felt long. It was only about 2 hours 30 minutes, haha. We were literally transported from rainy England to sunny Spain. In the air, the sun was beaming extra bright but as we touched down, it was dark.





Our goal was to feel the sun (real sun, not fake UK sun) on our skin but this wasn't the case for the first few days we were there. I didn't catch any images of the monsoon rain, when it rained. It RAINED. But when it didn't rain, there was always a blue sky no matter how cold it was. I was one of those people who thought that it was always hot and sunny in Spain (my bad!) but we still had a great time which goes to show that the weather doesn't always have to be amazing for it to be a good time. 



On the last day however, Marbella graced us with the beautiful sun which was bitter sweet in the sense that we could finally enjoy warm weather but we also had to leave that day. Oh well, I'll definitely be back Marbella! Maybe in a sunnier month?

















The view from our balcony 





We stayed at the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort and it was honestly divine. We ended up staying in a villa too which was great because we had a kitchen where we could make our own food without having to rely on the hotel food.









Have you been to Marbella?

PROVERBS 29:25

JVA

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