Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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As a mom, my most repeated pep talk with my kids pertains to “being kind” and also to “not being controlled by fear”.
My brother states this often:
FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. Well, I have to admit that I have a little anxiety stirring due to the fear of the unknown. I’m trying to give myself that pep talk and practice what I preach. Ha.

Anxiety:
noun//
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
I don’t know about you, BUT I struggle at times with feelings of nervousness and unease when it comes to not knowing what tomorrow holds. It’s that  anxious feeling that the future could have some distributing twist and turns.

SO, It’s all due to me having surgery tomorrow on my wrist to remove hardware that has been in my arm for 19 years. My doctor will also attempt to reconnect my two tendons in my thumb. I don’t have a clue in what to expect regarding my pain level, my recovery, my ability to get task done with one arm {hello, I have four kids that need their momma}. On top of that, I have my daughter’s birthday sleepover with nine other little girls this weekend {what was I thinking}.

My mind wants to become frazzled and overwhelmed. Fear wants to take over and make itself bigger than my God.

Then I have this other part of me that believes and wants to confess this statement 100%:
“I want to be woman who overcomes obstacles by tackling them with faith instead of tiptoeing around them in fear!!”
-Renee Swope

The confessions of our mouth have to switch gears in order for our anxiety to dissipate. It’s easier said than done… Right??
Well, I am always drawn to my favorite scripture when this struggle becomes a reality in my life:

Philippains 4:8-9
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”

Another verse that I love reminds us to throw all of our cares and our anxiety on Him for He cares for me and you. He has our back and wants the best for us. So, why not just let Him take care of us??

FYI: bad thoughts create more bad thoughts. So, as I was thinking about my surgery and the unknown there after, I had to put into practice those verses.
Here it is. My easy, three step plan to overcoming anxiety:
1} take EVERY negative thought that comes to mind and write it down on paper.
2} replace it with a positive truth and confess it.
3} believe it and repeat step 1 & 2 over and over {post sticky notes everywhere}.

I hope that this little pep talk can encourage you. I’ll keep you updated on the outcome of my surgery which will all be GREAT {positive truth}.

Onto this simple, casual outfit:
I collaborated with a great company, Mari A. , that designs shoes. I had a hard time choosing but settled on these cute wedges that will be perfect for the summer too. Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, I am a slight bit obsessed with Old Navy’s affordable clothing {my top is on sale right now for only $12 and my jeans are under $40}. They have the comfiest, cotton tops in my opinion. And, you need these white jeans… my favorite pair.

 

XOXO,
Angelle

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Photography: angiejohnson.photos

 

Comments

  • That’s such an adorable look on you! Beautiful! Also, great advice with overcoming anxiety!

    March 16, 2016
  • What a gorgeous outfit! I definitely need that top in my life!

    March 16, 2016
  • Those shoes are adorable! Love them with the black and white outfit.

    So so cute!

    xo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    March 16, 2016
  • This look is perfect on you! Btw I love the Scripture you always share in your posts, it always seems to be on that I need in the moment. Thank you love. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.makeminemaroon.com

    March 16, 2016
  • Ruthie
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    Loving this look babe!! You’re my fave!! Praying for super natural favor on you tomorrow. Grace, peace that passes all understanding and just the best service you can get at the hospital from start to finish. Can’t wait to hear the testimony!!! Xoxo

    March 16, 2016
  • You look great! Your style is picked up with taste and skill, Bravo!

    March 16, 2016
  • Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Sending positive vibes your way. You look fabulous as always. Love the sandals. Xoxo

    March 16, 2016
  • Ashley
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    What a sweet post! Such wonderful advice! This outfit is too cute!

    xo Ashley

    March 17, 2016
  • Love your outfit. Your wedges are awesome! I’m a little obsessed with wedges. In my world, the moment you can put them on is when spring has started!

    March 17, 2016
  • Brittany
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    This outfit is perfect for Spring! I love the shoes and the bag.

    Southern Soul

    March 17, 2016
  • Love the outfit….those shoes! I can relate to you about the anxiety thing. Sending positive vibes your way!

    March 17, 2016
  • Such a cute outfit! I’m wishing you the best of luck on your surgery, I know it will go well!

    March 17, 2016
  • Anxiety is a loud beast. What wonderful advice and thanks for sharing! I love the stripes as well, btw!

    Katy
    http://coveredstyle.com

    March 17, 2016
  • Best of luck with the surgery!

    March 18, 2016
  • You seriously are the cutest! Ever! I love that you write down positive thoughts on paper and have it for a reminder! I do this along with encouraging scripture! Hope you’re healing well and your fambam is taking good care of you! (which I’m sure they are) ;P Hugs!!

    XOX
    Candice

    http://www.candicestubblefield.com

    March 18, 2016
  • This is such a cute look and I pray you a recovering well! Surgery is never easy.

    Love, Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

    March 19, 2016
  • good luck with your surgery.. wishing your a speedy recovery.

    March 21, 2016
  • I love your take on worry – bad thoughts only bring on more bad thoughts – that is so true! You look beautiful and I’m wishing you a quick and healthy recovery!

    April 5, 2016

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