I’m a Rough and Tough


I’m a Rough and Tough, I’m a Rough and Tough…nothing’s gonna knock this girl down! – Gwen Stefani, Settle Down

On some days, you wake up and feel invincible! Ready to take on the day, the world, traffic….You have pep in your step and a song in your heart! And, then, there are some days, when you want to keep the sun from shining through, you lack the energy and motivation to get any work done. You would prefer to curl up on the couch and watch “Trolls” all day long. You loathe the thought of going into work, putting a smile on your face and having to be with coworkers that drain the energy from you.

I get it. I struggle with this every so often. I feel weak and worthless and my confidence is so low, it’s hanging out with the dust bunnies under my bed. Life can be tough. But, you know, what? YOU ARE TOUGHER! For reals, Girl. You are. I am!


Sometimes, the fear of the unknown can overwhelm us. If you are like me, I like to be the one to control things. I have to let go of that anxiety and instead trust that there are works being done “behind the scenes”. You have to walk in faith.

Be BRAVE. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. For the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Because she loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name. – Psalms 91:14

Blessed is she who has believed that the LORD would fulfill his promises to her! -Luke 1:45


My word I chose for 2017 is FEARLESS. It’s being the Dragon Warrior that I know is within me. It’s having the faith and trust that each and every day, the MASTER has it all worked out in my favor. The same for you. Be encouraged! Be BRAVE! You were made for a divine purpose. Don’t ever give up. You are a ROUGH and TOUGH!

XOXO – Charity

Photo Credit: Taylor Elizabeth Photography, Houston, TX

Loaction: Frenetic Theatre, Downtown Houston

Mural Art: Dragons Wall by ArtKungFu

Gray Sweater – Nordstrom | White capri jeans – Tommy Bahama | L.A.M.B. leather bag (mine from 2007) | Purple suede booties – Stitch Fix


  1. The fear of the unknown can definitely be debilitating if we let it! We are all human and it’s natural for us to feel this way. But life is so much better when we rest in knowing God is in control. (Which I have to remind myself often). Love this! Happy Friday, friend!

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  2. Powerful post. Life does get super hard, overwhelming, and draining sometimes. And that anxiety of the unknown is so very real!! Thank you for the reminder that we should give that to God and lean on Him. Love ya girl. So proud of you in sharing all all these posts with us. 🙌🏻Have a great weekend.

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