Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011.

Seeing as though I have found a source of inspiration, I knew it was time to write a post! Hello everyone, missed you dearly. A lot has happened since I've last wrote and I'm excited that I have the chance to share it with you all... so without further ado..
2010 has been one of the most challenging yet fufulling years of my life. One year post college graduation has been an experience. I went into the year with hopes of new expriences.. in all aspects. Little did I know that "new experiences" meant getting rid of old things and people.

See.. I am at a place where am I not on speaking terms with many of the people I was close to. I had no plan of this nor did I see it coming, but it happened. My car died on a major highway lol, I switched jobs, and the list continues. Something that I have learned through all of these changes is that God works in mysetrious ways. He aligns all of our cards so that he can assist us to win in this game of life.

Through all the tears and pain, heartache and sorrow.. I have learned that sometimes you have to let go of the old to make room for the new. There are people and things that will constantly make life more complicated than it has to be. Hanging around with individuals who are not motivated, who don't have the same goals and aspirations as you, etc. can make you stagnent. You must surround yourself with likeminded people or the struggle begins. When I say struggle I am refering to the idea of "If you're not influencing them, they are influencing you". There is a tug of war that begins on both ends and chances are the person pulling on the unmotivated side will pull you closer. The whole idea of human nature is the reliance on one another, we need each other to make things happen.

I'm learning now that although I was sad to see friends go.. I've made new ones and I have cleared out space to show the ones who are still around how much I appreciate them even more. I guess what I'm trying to say is appreciate things for what they are... even if it's just temporary. Sometimes God removes good things to make room from Great things. Every minute, hour, day, month and year are designated to teach us a lesson that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. Our job is to embrace them, learn from them, and live to our best ability. Well it has been real everyone... See ya in 2011!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Watch God Move

Ok I know I usually say I have no idea where this is going to go but I honestly have NO idea where I'm going with this. For months I have been m.i.a. in the blog world. I've been trying to gather everything and figure out this thing called "life". I kinda felt like how am I supposed to give people inspiration, advice, or anything close if I don't get it myself lol. I've gone from being in college and someone being able to direct me to a random office that can assist me with any issue to "the real world" where the only answer to 'what do i do?' is a.) get a job or b.) go back to school. No advice as to what job, how to obtain one, or where to look... just plain and simple GET A JOB lol. So with that being said...
HI GUYS!!! Missed you mucho! A lot has happened.. I've been in a few fashion shows.. found new people to network with and have had a few photoshoots here and there. Throughout it all I have definitely learned more about myself and those around me. Life is kind of one of those messy things that no one really has a grip on but they figure their way through it somehow. I now feel there really is no perfect timing for anything. I understand it is more of the arrival of a blessing. Some things take time to be bestowed upon us.. they are meant to be but they have to happen when the individual is ready to receive it. Now when I say I don't believe in perfect timing I don't mean like when you're in serious need of a cab and one just magically pulls up lol. I'm referring to the idea of when people say they want a list of things to align before they proceed with actions. Example. I want to move to NY. With that known I also recognize it requires money, research on where I want to live in the city, a job lined up, etc. In order for me to move I MUST accomplish every step. NOW this way of thinking is one of the many ways people do not follow through with dreams, aspirations and goals. When these requirements are attached to things you most desire they create room to feel overwhelmed if the things aren't accomplished. When it comes to dreams, goals and aspirations sometimes the rules go out of the window. There is no way that everything will align perfectly and just magically happen. Many times you have to take risks and just know that you will land on your feet even if you do fall. I guess what I'm describing can be boiled down to faith. When God moves it is an amazing experience that many will not believe. You go from the person everyone will tell "that will never happen" to the one they ask "how did that happen?" If you want something sometimes you just have to step out and declare it will work for you no matter what!
True story: Everyday I go to work and my mind is boggled. Not only by the fact that I am working a full-time job that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with what I went to school for but also because I'm sacrificing my time for a dream I feel God has placed within me. I have NO idea how it will happen but I know that he has given me my gift and the tools to work it. This equation could lead a person to pure insanity if allowed... and let me tell you I've been close lol. But at the end of the day I know that my struggle is not in vain. Everything we go through in our everyday is to prepare us for our many adventures and endeavors in the future. I see people look at me daily and turn their noses up to me because I'm going against the grain of undergrad to grad school but you know what, they don't live my life. They don't feel the feeling I get when its my turn to walk down the runway and I borderline peed myself moments before I walked out and turned on the 'fierce' lol. They cannot fathom how it feels to be me or to be you! We all have a song in our heart and a dance in our step that separates us from the masses. The deciding factor is whether we choose to accept and embrace them or spend or everyday trying to blend in.
I believe we all struggle with the many decisions we are plagued with on a daily basis but I know we can overcome. Stay true to who you are and believe AWESOME things will happen for you. If you say it it will come to pass. Never let what someone who is afraid to live hinder you from experiencing what this wonderful thing called life has in stor. Trust and believe your hard work, time and effort will not go unrecognized and you will one day reap the benefits of your labor. (Man that was good... someone quote me! lol) I promise I will write more.. I have to stop running from my destiny. Love you all and until next time...

<3 Desarée Franchon

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hello all. It has been a while indeed! I haven't written, not because I lack inspiration but I've been in hiding. I have been figuring out life and learning more about myself. Also I've been avoiding being so blunt about my emotions, vulnerability is not my thing lol. This one is not directed towards a specific topic, like I normally do but I'm sure one will develop :)

As of May 2, 2010 I will be out of college for one year. My how things have changed. I can count friends on on hand (trying not to get down to one finger lol), I'm working a full-time job that makes me feel 40 lol, steadily building my modeling portfolio and the list continues. Although much has changed and there is a bit of disconnect between me in college and me as an alum, I must say I am proud of myself and my accomplishments. Not quite as far as I would like to be but not as far behind as I could be.

Each journey we take in life is designated to steer us on the path to the future. Teach us valuable lessons to handle the pain, strife, happiness, and joy we will be faced with in our endeavours. When time was dwindling down to graduation time, I remember I prayed a specific prayer. I asked God to steer my path, be the captain and guide me toward the right designation. Keep me from the people that will hinder my success and walk with him and introduce me to people who will shed light and make my journey that much easier. Now praying this I had NO idea what I was in store for. The loneliness, tears to be shed, depression I felt, friendships to be broken and extensive amount of decisions to be made. Although I did hurt in moments, I look back and just say Thank You Lord.

You see, life is not always what we expect or intend to do. We just live it accordingly and to our best ability. People from your past are there for a reason, they are no longer substantial to your future. Now as much as they may mean, why keep someone around who can keep you from obtaining the great things in life God has for you? Now at times, we go through things where it seems like no one around us can understand or even imagine. We feel lonely, forgotten, and maybe even unloved. What I've learned is these are moments where we must really seek God, talk to him and try to understand what he wants from us in that moment. He may be taking you to a higher level and need s to clear out all the nay sayers, disbelievers, and people who cannot comprehend the places we are headed. (I'm talking to myself).

So I guess this is it... Let God guide you. He promised to NEVER leave or forsake you. He has your life planned out. Now it is u to you to decide if you will be the one to hang on to the garbage he is trying to sweep out of your life, or will you allow him to take the wheel and direct you do a place you've never imagined. Everyone keep me and prayer and please know you are in mine. Don't lose your faith even in the face of adversity, and remember he is ALWAYS listening.

Signed,Desaree Franchon