As of late, I’ve decided to take a step back from my usual hobbies. I wanted to cleanse my life, so to speak. Since January I made a promise to myself to put forth more effort in loving myself and growing in my relationship with the Lord. I started out on the journey with high hopes and unfailing dedication. I was determined in the beginning to stay on the straight and narrow. Those expectations of myself were unrealistic. After all, it’s the times where we fall short of the glory that serve as the greatest life lessons despite the pain.