from the Heart
It’s so typical to look at someone and see that they’re well put together, to assume that their life is so great, it appears everything is perfect, and to even start to envy that person. I believe that’s what too many people do when they’re scrolling on social media; seeing an image and wishing that was their life. Well truth of the matter is, the saying is right, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Everyone has a story.
My story isn’t one free of obstacles, self-inflicted pain, low self-esteem, poor choices, naysayers, and such. Actually, my story is full of it. However, with all that is negative, I’ve also experienced so much positive, many high points, and accomplishments. Over time, I have learned that my past does not have to dictate my future, but that my past can provide valuable wisdom and building blocks for my future and everything I desire to achieve in life.
What I’ve struggled with:
- Confidence/Low Self-Esteem
- Body Image
- Unhealthy Relationships
- Defeated Dreams
- PMDD/Hormonal & Emotional Imbalance
(You’ll have to subscribe and stick with me to read detailed stories of each of my struggles)
After years of hearing what I can’t do or shouldn’t do, years of doubting my dreams, doubting my ability, comparing myself to others and simply just running in circles, I gave in. In 2014, I gave in to the burning desire to use my gifts, to pursue my passion and live a life of purpose. I gave in to my calling to write, speak, and help people (primarily children and women). Even though I’ve been writing since I was a child (as young as elementary school when I started writing poems and short stories), in 2013 is where the public journey began.
It still hasn’t been a piece of cake though. I’ve been all over the place, inconsistent, and unclear. It has taken years for me to check myself; who I am and what I have to offer this world. It has taken a lot of self-reflection, and rebuilding and it is a constant journey. That’s what I want to share with you here; Tinita Tennant, from the heart.
My faith, my family, and my craft means everything to me.
I invite you to join me on this journey, as I go beyond authenticity into transparency. It’s not about having it all before opening yourself up to the world, for me, it’s about starting where you are, doing the work and being open to sharing the journey, the experience, and the processes, with others.
Note: Authentic and transparent are not one in the same.
A person can be authentic without being transparent. I believe I was called to be both and that’s what I’m giving you. I’m going to give you Tinita, from the heart, from womanhood, motherhood, wife life and building my career.
I’m so glad you’re here.
From the Heart,