I had to take a short break from blogging. Why? This decision resulted from a combination of factors but the main reason was that I’d become overwhelmed by my own perfectionism. I have been blessed to be a creative individual. I have so many coals in the fire and sometimes it is hard doing the balancing act. While I never stopped writing, I did take a little break from posting these entries. What initially prompted me to begin sharing was my desire to communicate what I’ve learned throughout my life, in the hopes that others would be blessed by these lessons.

But, honestly, I am just doing the most! Enduring so many physical, mental and financial ups and downs this year has forced me to slow down. And for me, being still is pretty much a curse. Being tired is not a sin but it’s symptomatic of my inclination to accomplish all that’s set before me. Yet, I’m being reminded I am not made of iron, but I am flesh and blood like everyone else. Now, the energy I have on most days is forced. Do you ever felt guilty for not returning a text or email promptly? Ever felt like there’s just not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything? I skimmed through a book this summer titled “101 Hustles,” and, child let me tell you, I jotted down at least 10 of them that I was going to try to do myself! But I had to press pause!

It’s time to fill my own cup. I long for peaceful solace. Oh, what I would give to spend an 80-degree day on the beach, no noise, just the sound of the waves, all while drinking a chilled glass of virgin Pina Colada. Follow this with a visit the spa and I could do this on repeat for a week.

My blogs are my experiences and I’m so grateful for anyone who takes the time to read and give feedback. When I get an email or a post saying how something I wrote resonated with someone, it reminds me of the scripture that says, “we overcome by the words of our testimony.” If I can educate, uplift, or support someone it’s well worth my being vulnerable.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has subscribed or just stopped by, even if it was only briefly. This year has been one of transitions and transformations. Yet, the people I’ve encountered have brought so much meaning to all of these experiences, these moments that have led me to where I am today. For that I’m eternally grateful. 

So, stay tuned. I may not write as often, but I will definitely stay in touch. Pray for your girl. I need it!

12 thoughts on “Thankful”

  1. Happy holidays Lady Patrice Baker! Thank you for your morning brief. I truly enjoyed your message and blessings. I pray for your continued blessings to speak among us thru your blog. Yes! I enjoy reading your adventures, excitements and Faithful blessings. God bless 🙏🏽🙏🏽🌹

  2. So glad to have you back!! But me knowing you, I’m also so very thankful that you took that time to rest in Gods care and take time for yourself!
    It’s amazing to know that someone of your caliber and influence still has to take time for themselves to rejuvenate and reevaluate. We are all still human made of flesh and not iron like you said. This post definitely speaks volumes to me!! I have to learn to just rest, maintain my position and be still until Gods says it’s time to move. We get soo caught up in doing things and forget to consider whether or not those are things God assigned us to. This was right on time! Thank you sooo much for your wisdom and encouragement! Love you too pieces!! Lady Patrice Baker, back like you never left!💕😘🙏

  3. Deac. Matika Garrison

    First Lady Baker!! You always know the rights words to “say” right when I need them!! Your post are always good, because they are authentic just like you! This year has been a blessing in that I have learned I can do more with a renewed refreshed mind than I can spinning and distracted!! I can be focused like a lazer piercing through adversity, and not a frazzled refracted light!! Thank you for always bringing a proper perspective!! Remember, it’s not the quantity but the quality of your work that counts. Love you and your work dearly!!

  4. Yes, First Lady, you do so much for everyone while having many irons in the fire. It is always good to put it on pause for a little while to refresh and renew. When we truly rest in the Lord, He brings us back with vigor. God bless you for being the strong loving woman you are!

  5. I must admit that I am glad to hear that you are going to try and slow down some. I too will be taking your advice and doing the same thing. Thanks for sharing! Much love❣️🙂

  6. Missed you! Glad you’re back! More than anything, we want you rested! We’ll always be here when you need to take a break! Love you. Love your blog! 😘🤗

  7. I am so glad to hear that you are going to slow down. Just maybe it should read I will try to slow down. It is hard for both of us to slow down. I know that this post is for me. I am going to try to slow down a little at a time. I enjoy your blogs!

  8. Praying for you always!
    So glad you finally taking a rest, you do so much and so much for others, definitely gotta remember to fill our own cup so we can continue to pour in others, sometimes we get so caught up in going going going and doing doing doing we forgot to take time for ourselves and just rest! This post resonated so much with me because I too get guilty when I’m not promptly at returning calls texts and meeting up with others Because I just need time to me but I have to realize it’s ok to disconnect to reconnect
    Love you dearly 😘

  9. Praying for your strength and encouragement that you give others. Lot of what you blog on I can definitely related to. We have to stop and take a break and regroup for ourselves. God took the 7th Day to rest. Glory, Glory!

  10. Yvonne {Boobie}Thomas

    I’m so glad that you are getting back to blogging, your pearls of wisdom were missed!!! But I’m also glad that you took a minute to rest!!! God did!!! Praying for you always!!! Love you First Lady!!! 😘😍😘

  11. Lady Patrice,
    I read your post earlier and enjoyed it immensely but did not leave a comment. Please forgive me! As always your content is so refreshing and accurate. Always speaking to me in a profound way. Rest is necessary to continue every journey. Never apologize for taking care of yourself. When you are renewed you have more to share with the thirsty. You always give fresh, cool water to drink. I, like the leper who returned to Jesus, and thankful.

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