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Shynieka is a TV Personality Host seen on E!, TMZ, and Revolt and is a force to be reckoned with. Shynieka currently resides in LA and inspires everyone to unlock their fullest potential.

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  1. Thank you so much for your encouragement and aspirations. I am very proud of you. Always hold unto your faith and trust in God. He promised he will never leave us and all things will work out for our good. Difficulties in life are not to make us bitter but better. You had step out on faith and determined failure was not an option. May God continue to bless you with desires of your heart

    • I love how you said Difficulties in life are not to make us bitter, but better. That is truly a word. Thank you for reading and May God grant prosperity over your life sis.

  2. There have been several times in my life that I have felt hopeless but I will pray this prayer “Lord I know there’s got to be a better way”. God gave me a better job, I was able to buy a house and I even got married. I surrender my life to God and he continue to bless me and strengthen me. He blessed us to buy another home and we have totally surrendered our life completely to God, and I will never look back but I am always looking forward with a great expectation!

  3. I really appreciate you sharing your story! I am in this situation right now. I am a broken hearted woman whose husband (high school sweetheart) walked away from me after 43 years together. Thirty three of those years married, 4 kids, 3 grands, and what I thought was a beautiful life, he just kicked all to the side. We are not divorced yet but it’s coming and I’m struggling. Thank you for sharing because you have let me know that there is a me that I need to find in all this mess and that I can make it. Thanks for being open!

  4. Amen!!! I enjoyed your story, thanks I felt as though it was for me. You go girl, keep pushing Gods not done with you yet, you are blessed thanks for blessing me.

  5. I was just telling my nephew this morning about God knowing best when our plans don’t work out. Back in 2009/2010 I was feeling sorry for myself, my husband and I were about to lose our house. But God! We did a deed in lieu of foreclosure and moved into an apartment in March. By May 5, I had taken a job in VA and we’ve been here ever since. Could not have taken the job had we still had the house. Since then, we just built our 2nd new home in VA!! My motto during that time was, “I don’t know what God is doing, and I’m not really sure I like what He is doing, but I know He knows what He is doing.” Will always know He is working ALL things for my good!

  6. I love the friendship interaction, like I am going to help but also keep you accountable and responsible. You definitely have to have those type of people in your corner.

  7. Absolutely. Just trying to survive day to day, taking care of your family and going to work is a struggle and sacrifice that takes a long time to see what you have accomplished. When you see your independent, grown up, financially and emotionally responsible children flourishing in their own right, there is nothing like it. You say thank you Jesus!!!!

  8. Thank you sister-girl! I am in that boat now, feeling like I’ve lost an orr. I refuse to give-up. I shall not remain by the wayside.

  9. I loved your read. Being young and in love, it seems like yesterday. I can not say I wish it had never happened. As a result, I am better, wiser, and more robust in my faith. I decided to marry at 19 years of age. I can say that the breaking of a naive’ young, kind-hearted girl was needed at that time. My heart had to be gracefully broken, and my eyes opened to realize one never truly knows someone until you truly know them. After 20 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart, I learned that learning to love yourself is the most significant and utmost form of love anyone can have. After I decided to return to school to pursue higher education, things changed in my relationship (sabotage tactics were often seen). I had permanently closed my eyes to these behaviors and refused to believe them. My education put fire to my relationship. Deciding to end my marriage was the hardest soul-wrenching thing I ever had to endure, but it was the healthy thing to do.
    At last, my mind and heart were free to focus on my desires. After my divorce, I completed a BSN in nursing. Through this journey, I decided I would never settle or play small out of fear of making others uncomfortable. I came to myself and realized I could do anything I put my mind to and believe in God it is possible. I am now pursuing a Doctoral degree in Nursing. It is funny how sometimes one may think a journey is better with someone, but some of the best journeys in life are those taken alone. I have no regrets!!! I am thankful for my early lesson on self-love. It is impossible to learn to love others before genuinely learning to love yourself. I was gracefully broken but I am now beautifully restored. I hold this to be true: When pursuing your passions, remember there are no limits or boundaries.

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