Stacia Wilson is a South Carolina writer, blogger, and credentialing coordinator in the insurance industry. She lives a full life with a heart that spills over in love for her two children and five grandchildren. The youngest of three, Stacia is a creative spirit who enjoys writing, drawing, reading, and swimming. Stacia’s passion is providing safe spaces and productive places for young girls to heal and blossom into the best version of themselves.
At the ripe age of 48, I was forced to look at my life through a new lens. I decided to take the good with the bad and make some changes. I started my new journey in November of 2021. Now, I’m a few weeks before my 49th birthday. I feel age doesn’t matter when it comes to making a conscious decision to get closer to God by changing the way you think and walking by faith into your purpose. It is happening for me. I still have some things that I must work on daily to get me through this process because I refuse to stop now. God has blessed me in ways that I could have never imagined back in November. God has brought me so far in the last 6 months through prayer, coaching, and reading my bible.
I have always had a love for writing, both fiction and non-fiction. I am grateful for the opportunity and platform to write and share my experiences. I share in hopes that it will “praise God, bless others and be a blessing to me.” That’s a quote from TOYI ELIZABETH, a book by Kamryn Adams. It’s a great read. Please take some time to read it. That book, that quote, and her story are what started my journey.
After reading TOYI ELIZABETH, I knew that I was not alone, and that God can change a bad situation in to blessing. I just needed God, some tools, medicine, and my faith to make the necessary changes in my life. Yes, I take medicine for my anxiety. I was one of those people, who didn’t take it because I didn’t like the way it made me feel. We will take medicine for all of our other health issues. Why not for the betterment of our mental health. This is how it was told to me, and it made sense. Right? I received my blessing when I decided to seek help to get through this process.
My help came to me in a way that only God could have aligned. I was praying for years to receive the type of help that coaching has provided me. I look back now and ask myself if I was ready back when I was praying all those years ago. To be honest, I was not. My life needed to change dramatically. People had to be removed. I had to be ready. It all had to be aligned for it to become my blessing.
I went visit to my sister Sandra who took me to visit her friend Candice. It was Candice who suggested I read the book TOYI ELIZABETH. Then, Candice introduced me to Kamryn Adams, the author. They went to college together. I call Kamryn “my blessing” because that is what she is to me, a blessing in so many ways. If it was not for her, I would not be sharing my journey with you today.
I have learned that it doesn’t happen overnight, you may have to lose some things and people. There will be some lonely times and some heartbreak as you move through the process. I experienced it all. During this time, I decided to renew my relationship with God and love on myself a little more. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel is not so dark anymore and I am making my way through by His grace and mercy. I shared a little of my journey in this post to let someone know that you are never too old. You are not alone, and it’s ok to take care of your mental health.
I ask that you take two minutes out of your day to check on someone. If you just text a smiley face, hello, etc; you never know what someone is going through and how those two minutes could make a difference in their lives. I know they have made a big difference in my life.
I thank God for his lessons, his blessing, my past, my present and my future. Thanks for reading. Peace and Love.
– Stacia, “Future Author” and current child of God.
A NOTE FROM KAMRYN:
Because my primary focus is creating redemptive stories in the form of books, movies, and television, I am very selective with taking coaching clients. Stacia came to me in a way that was impossible to ignore. I’m grateful I get to be part of her journey and I’m humbled by the impact TOYI ELIZABETH and personal coaching have had on her life. From my experience, God always does a two-way blessing. So while I pursue my writing endeavors in film and TV, Stacia will contribute to the SHINE TYC blog as she begins her writing career. Look at God!!!