Friday I had an early dinner with one of my good friends/sorority sisters at one of my favorite restaurants in Houston, Grand Lux Cafe. They have the most amazing Sicilian pasta a girl could ask for. After that I dragged her to an event I was dying to go to called The Sass, Class & Compassion Tour.
If you have never heard of Mandy Hale, you need to. The Single Woman brand is absolutely amazing. She is a blogger turned writer who is so inspiring. I first encountered The Single Woman through Twitter. A lot of my friends would retweet a lot of her posts, which I would read and relate to. Now my timeline on Twitter is full of The Single Woman quotes.
Shortly after I discovered her twitter, her first book, "Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass" came out. I bought it and that was all she wrote. That book is perfection. I don't care if you're single, taken, boy or girl. I think anyone can relate to her message and I believe everyone should read it. Her message is inspiring and it also has Christian undertones in it, without being too preachy.
|This book is EVERYTHING!|
So when I heard she was coming to Houston, you know I had to go. The event was everything I could have ever wanted, even though I didn't really know what to expect. For some reason, I thought the event would be small. It was hosted at Lakewood Church and I forgot how many people attend that church. Everything was so cute. They even had a free candy and cupcake bar!
Once the event started the hosts did a welcome and also prayed over us. The prayer alone made me almost cry, but I held it together. Once the prayer was over, Jaime and Mandy were standing on stage, as gorgeous as they could be. They introduced themselves and told us what the purpose of their tour was. Once they gave their introductions, Jaime starting singing. They girl is not only beautiful, but she sings wonderfully.
After the singing, they each told us their own personal testimonies. If I didn't say it enough, these girls are so inspiring, it's unreal. They are role models anyone could look up to. They are woman of God and they are not settling for anything short of what they deserve in a man.
This event was all about praising single women and praising God. I feel like if these two gorgeous, fabulous and classy women in their 30's can be single and strong, there is no reason why I can't either.
Basically what I got out of this event was to focus on my relationship with God and everything else will fall into place. Despite feeling down on myself at times, God is right there with me. I can name numerous things in my life that have not gone as I would have hoped them to go, but God has a plan and I just have to trust in it.
At the end of the event they said a prayer for all of us girls and it was a prayer that I truly needed. It lifted my spirits.
At the end of the event Jaime was selling her CD and Mandy was selling her book. I had no plans of buying anything because I was short on money, but I just couldn't help myself. I went ahead and bought Mandy's new book, "I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has." The best part of the whole experience was having Mandy sign my book and getting a picture with both women. I cannot express it enough how beautiful these women are, inside and out.
|My friend and I taking a picture with Jaime and Mandy. Aren't they just fabulous?|
I look forward to reading Mandy's second book and I highly recommend looking her up via Twitter and reading her first book. She's awesome in every single way.
Love and desserts,