Progress Report for Radical7even Goals ~Venus

Hello everyone!!! So this a progress report for my goals!

1.) To get a job in my field.-I haven’t gotten a job in my field yet. However, I have been applying to jobs. I think that I can do better w/ applying for jobs in my field. I’ve been slacking. However, last Saturday I did apply for an application I’ve been working on for about a week and a half. I applied for a position w/ the Mentor Network.

2.) To get my permit and hopefully a driver’s license.-I haven’t made too much progress on this goal. I drove a few weeks ago. I practiced parking. I hope over the summer that I will get my permit. I plan on taking the permit test. I plan on practicing more on my driving skills.

3.) To discover my life’s purpose by spending time with God through reading the bible, prayer, and fasting.- I was challenged by my friend Kelly on this goal. She challenged me to have 3 people pray about my life’s purpose daily. Well the result of it was great! My life coach made me realize that I was already operating in my purpose. Over the years, I’ve been serving others in the jobs I have had or by volunteered work. I also have a couple of confirmations related to my purpose by a prayer call and by listening to a sermon. One of my friends had a dream related to my purpose as well. So Kels, I thank you for challenging me on this goal. I know that my life purpose deals w/ me working w/ women. I already do that now w/ my sorority and volunteer work.

4.) To have to College Transition Program up and running by next year.-Well the program isn’t up and running yet. I’m have great ideas but I’m not sure exactly how to get the program off the ground. So please keep me in prayer about it.

5.) To go on dates whether it’s by myself or w/ guys.- I haven’t went on a lot of dates w/ guys. I guess you can say that I’ve been on two. The last date I was on was in April. It went ok. The date before the one in April was in December of last year. Well I’m not sure if it was a date because the guy and I went to a watch night service at his church. I haven’t taken myself out a lot. However, I’ve been hanging w/ my friends here and there. I have to work on doing nice things for myself even if it’s going to the park. I sometimes feel guilty of doing things for myself. I know that might sound silly because I work hard and I deserve it. I often think about whether I could be using my money towards something else like try to be responsible w/ my money and use it towards what I need. However, I should buy some things that I want every now and then.

6.) To learn new recipes!-I’ve been doing pretty good on this goal! I’ve made a couple of things over the months. I love to look at recipes and watch Food Network to learn.

7.) To learn how to do my natural hair.-The last time, I did a new hairstyle was in Dec. last yr. I have been looking at hair tutorials on Youtube. I want to learn how to do mini twists but it seems like it’s time-consuming. lol! I’m not sure if I have that kind of patience because I have a lot of hair. I plan on trying a hairstyle soon.

God bless! ~Venus

P.S. So here are a few things I’ve done this month that were radical.. A few weeks ago, I went to Mellow Mushroom w/ my sorority sister for the 1st time! I know had a Caribbean Jerk hoagie and it was good! I never had a hoagie before..Smh. I went to Montgomery last Friday and went to the casino (the Creek Casino) for the 1st time. I don’t if I was supposed to feel like this but I didn’t see anything that was special about it. It looks like people just put their money in the slot machine hoping to win didn’t play any games on the machine. I just was observing. I guess I expected the casino to be more fun but I really don’t see what is so fun about it. I guess I expected it to be like a Las Vegas casino or something.

I’ve joined two new ministries for singles. I joined a support group called I’m So Worth It last week. The group is for single Christian women that are struggling w/ their celibacy. I really needed that support! Dealing w/ my celibacy isn’t too bad but being dealing w/ my singleness is a little rough. I get lonely and I’m working on how I can deal w/ my loneliness.

I’m also working on letting God filling the voids that I have. I heard of the ministry on I was reading an article by Jasmine Harris and she shared her ministry page in the article. She has a Facebook Page called The Confessions of a Single Christian. You can visit her website The other ministry I joined is called The Pinky Promise Movement. According the website, the Pinky Promise is “A promise to honor God with your body and your life”. It’s a ministry mainly for women. You can visit the website

I’m also part of another Christian ministry for women called Wives in Waiting. You can like the Facebook page Wives in Waiting and also the website Another Christian ministry that is helpful for singles that I like is Single Ready and Waiting. You can visit the website I’m not really sure how I found the Christian ministries for singles. I think I found them by seeing them in my newsfeed on Facebook or seeing the ministries on a friend’s page. I thank God that I found them because they are very helpful! OAS:I plan on buying myself a purity ring before the year is out.

  1. #1 by Renee N. Smith on June 1, 2013 - 5:43 am

    Looks like you’re making wonderful strides with your goals! So excited to see that. Um venus, you better wine and dine yourself-that way you can have different expectations when you date a guy. Not saying he has to have all the $ in the world, but he should be creative in how he spends time..or doing nice things. I’m excited to see you joining so many support systems. Before you know it..this struggle will be a thing of the past. Love u much!

  2. #2 by Venus on June 1, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    Hey Nee! Thank you! I still have some work to do regarding my goals. =) I know I have to work on taking myself out. I have to do better! I hope I will meet nice & decent guys this yr! I understand what you’re saying. I honestly didn’t think that I needed a support group (lol) at first but I’m realizing how important it is to have one regarding my singleness & celibacy.I I know that you & the HIS have my back as well. I appreciate that! I’m trying to learn how to be content w/ my singleness & that is kicking my butt. Lol! I know once I start taking myself out more & keep my focus on God, I will be in a better place. Love you too! ~Venus

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