September 29, 2019

Dear 2024 Lisa,

Hey Girl! First of all, congrats on all your success. I have a few ideas about what you’ve accomplished, and you’re doing big things. 

What I really want to talk about is your growth. I know you’re more compassionate, strategic, responsible, loving, thoughtful, and confident than you ever have been. You’re basically a baddie and only getting badder by the second. Right now I’m working on being more consistent in...

September 23, 2019

You ever have expectations for a moment set in your head? Like something you’ve waited to do for years finally happens and it’s nothing like you expect? That’s exactly how I felt about getting my first tattoo.

Since the 9th grade I’ve wanted to get tatted. I wanted the word Faith written on my foot and a cross on the inside of my left ring finger. I had thought long and hard about the explanations. I wanted Faith written on my...

April 30, 2019

Every year around my birthday I make a huge deal about it. I’ve made post on here about it, my social media, everywhere. It’s a special day. On May 1, 1995 God put me on the earth. My journey to my destiny started and here I am still on my way to it. It’s lit! Let’s celebrate!

This year, though, as my birthday started approaching I felt nothing. I’m not really turning a monumental age and I was in a weird spot in my life. When...

March 19, 2019

I try to always stay positive. In fact I feel like the positive me is the best version of myself. Mostly because I like the way it feels and sometimes it even helps others feel good. However, I don’t always feel like Positive Patty or Mayor of Optimistic-ville. I definitely go through downtimes. Because I enjoy being positive, when I get in these downtimes I tend to bottle things up and be super hard on myself.

I say all of thi...

July 31, 2018

July did a number on me, but not in a way that you would think. I did a social media cleanse, put out a new social series, and everything at my job has been going great. On the surface nothing was wrong. Yet somehow I still felt stuck in a rut. My mind was cloudy and I was super tired, but most of all my emotions were out of control. 

Why I Felt Stuck
I decided the best way to deal with feeling stuck was to take a break. That w...

June 25, 2018

This weekend I did something I never thought I would do. I completed my first 5k!! The reason this means so much to me is because I had to overcome a lot of fears and insecurities- ones that go all the way back to when I was a kid. 

In elementary school we used to do this thing around Thanksgiving called the Turkey Trot. All the kids in each grade would compete in a mile run. As the thick, unathletic girl that I was I would alw...

June 18, 2018

“I just want you to love me and treat me the same as before…can you do that for me?”

“I’m disappointed in you.” I remember those words reverberating in my head, a continuous echo, a hammer pounding a nail deeper into my heart, until my heartbeat was nothing but a dull murmur. The line goes dead and I stare at the cell phone in my hands for what feels like several moments, feeling the slight weight and warmth from when it was pr...

June 14, 2018

Last year, around this time, I had just graduated from the University of Maryland. I wasn’t only coming off the high of being a recent graduate, but I had also found out that I had been accepted into the Johns Hopkins University (that was, indeed, a humble brag). In those moments, I was so excited about being admitted into such a highly regarded institution, that I didn’t really stop to think about what that would entail. It r...

June 7, 2018

I absolutely love kids. Maybe it’s because I grew up as the oldest with only one sibling in the house, but I can’t help but get excited when I come across these adorable, small humans. One of my favorite children has to be my 6 year old cousin, Nehemie. I mean, the kid is adorable (and I’m totally not biased when I say that). From her perfectly active imagination to her larger than life personality, she is definitely one of my...

May 30, 2018

For the month of May I took time to celebrate. My birthday was May 1st and I got to go back to my alma mater on May 12th to celebrate my graduation. Those are two great reasons to celebrate, but through the month I found much more.

Celebrating Me
Celebrating myself was actually harder than I thought it would be. Most of us never want to come across like we’re bragging, so celebrating our accomplishments can be weird. I’m not ta...

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