Happy New Year! I know you guys are probably expecting me to share the deets to some fabulous NYE party that I attended, but with the beginning of a new year, I decided to get back to basics. 2012 was such an eventful year for me. It was the year that I truly decided to embrace God's purpose for my life. Although I officially launched Everyday Runway this time last year, my true year didn't begin until the month of March. That's when I truly started to pour everything into simultaneously building both my Parker Simmons and Everyday Runway brands.
From being nominated for
a Style Blogger of Color Award, to covering Full Figured Fashion Week in NYC,
to attending a variety of events on the Atlanta social scene, I accomplished a
lot in 2012. My life has been enhanced by a variety of new people. Some of them
I am able to call my friends, while others I have learned valuable lessons in loyalty
and trust. With all the amazing things I was able to do this year, none of it
would have been possible without my unyielding faith that I am following the
plan that God has set for my life.
Sadly, with all that He
has done for me, He did not get the placement in my schedule that He deserved.
Thankfully, my God is forgiving and always has a way of leading His stray sheep
back home. For that reason, I knew the only place I wanted to be on NYE was
thanking the one person that has been constant in my life. During the service my Pastor, William Holmes Robinson, delivered a very inspirational message. The
theme of the sermon was "Seasonal Shifts...Maintaining Your Faith When
What a very fitting
topic both literally and metaphorically. The general synopsis of the sermon was
that in life, we will experience different seasons. There will be times that we are immensely successful and living in excess of what we need and there
will also be times when we are living in a season of struggle. The thing that
must remain constant is your faith in God. When your whole life feels like it's
spinning out of control, praise God! Your breakthrough is just around the
corner. God is stronger than your struggle and He can step in and turn
your situation around at anytime.
With that being said, I
want to encourage all of you to start your year off right. Get back to basics. Start back doing what makes you the unique individual you are. Often times, life consumes every fiber of our being and we lose sight of what's really important. Take the time celebrate all the blessings in your life and also be thankful for
the bumps in the road, for those are what help you learn and grow and hopefully
not make the same mistakes again. I’m so excited about what 2013 has to offer
and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
See you on the front
<3 Parker S.