She Talks Life Interviews Candace Roberts

Fighting fears in order to accomplish life’s dreams is not always easy, but it’s definitely worth it! Join in on the conversation as I get a sneak peak behind what makes Candace Roberts persevere!

Flourishing in the Desert

Living in the desert allows me to consistently be amazed by the growing and flourishing greenery that exists here. Though not always prominent, I am constantly impressed at how even amidst the driest and most unforgiving of summers, the flowers atop the Cacti still blossom, the birds and wildlife still find grub and other natural resources flourish without missing a beat.

This got me to thinking!

Whenever I have seasons of unmet expectations, I always liken it to being “stuck” in a dessert. I have a hyper imagination, so I imagine sitting under a dry brittle, leaf-less tree as I watch tumble weeds roll down the mounds of sand. I imagine that no life exists here. Nothing exciting here and nothing worth my time.

But the reality is, My desert can be an oasis, …but only if I let it. The moment I lay down “my” unrealistic expectations of life – or this tiny moment therein, I realize that even the parts of my story that takes me threw the desert, can still bear good fruit, be meaningful and produce praise-worthy moments. Just like the desert that is my home!

The moment I stop reaching for the sea and appreciate the dessert, I transform. My scenery doesn’t have to change, for there to be change.

I can then start to admire the tiny budding flowers, the desert animals that always have enough to eat and the beauty just in front of my face. I then start to see the “now” as the road map to what’s next, and not the stumbling block that should not be. I give birth to experience, growth, maturity and Change. I tap into the hidden beauty of my very own desert! (And, it doesn’t look nearly as bad as my imagination says it does, I just need to LOOK a little closer. 🙂 )

My personal takeaway notes: The desert is simply what you make of it. So, stop giving room to excuses and make you a personalized desert oasis – right here, right now!