Life throws is curve balls and life blesses us.
We must always remember to stay humble when we're blessed, radiant during the struggles and hard time, and rememberable always. We were put on this Earth to leave our mark.
You are important, start your journey to success and finding yourself today!
We're human, obviously, that's a no-brainer. So with being human we have this terrible tendency of being inpatient. I can truly attest to this. I'm so impatient when I set a goal, I want it to be complete, not in that second but very quickly afterwards.
That's a real problem.
I think I'm writing this blog post mostly for myself. That I really need to relax, chill and let time take its toll. I'm also writing this because I feel a lot of us go through this struggle if not on a daily basis maybe weekly or monthly.
So I'll open up a little bit and share some intement details of my life. I'm an entrepreneur and I'm 25, I'll be 26 next month and I'm absolutely dreading it. It's not the fact that I'm getting older that bugs me, it's the fact that I'll be 26 and some of the goals I've planned for my life have not developed or they're just now in the making.
The few things I struggle with is my weight and my business. I want the weight to be off so bad that I want it to be off like yesterday and I don't follow the process... therefore, I get discouraged and it's a terrible merry-go-round to be on. I think I've finally excepted the fact that everything worth having takes time, lots of time. Also, I've realized that there are going to be so many curve balls that come between me and my ultimate goal to ask me how badly I really want it.
Ditto to my business, I want that success over night and I know that it takes time and trail and error before my business grows to work on autopilot. There's always a learning curve, that part sucks. But when you master it, it's so rewarding.
My message for today:
If you've been working really hard and busting your butt in achieving that one thing (or many things) that improves your life, whether it's work related or personal, always trust in the process. There will be curves that you have to surpass and that is okay, don't give up. Let that desire of accomplishing your goals be your driving force.
Also, when things are meant to be for you, they will come with ease. If you've been noticing that what you're working for has too many curve balls and bumps, reconsider if that's for you or if that's what you're truly supposed to be doing.
Never push things, when you push something that isn't intended for you, it always turn out for the worst.
Don't be stubborn and let it go naturally.
Everything will work itself how its supposed to be.
I want to start off by saying I don't know what you do on a daily basis, I don't know what career path you have choosen or where you are in life at this particular moment.
I want to also start with you didn't wake up this morning, April 7, 2017 to live a life of mediocracy. You woke up today to explore your passion and to be driven by your desires.
How you get there is your choice.
In my last blog post I mentioned how I hated being gone from MY blog, from MY goals and from MY desires. I had to put my blog, my goals and my desires aside for what I call hell-ship. I was a level two intern at a public relations firm and I can truthfully say I really disliked my days, weeks and months I was there. But I had to bite my lip and lower my head because my goal was to learn.
It wasn't so much the people but more so the environment of the place. The office ultimately felt cold and just wasn't a good working environment of solely women, who are extremely cliquish (you know they're cliquish when they say they aren't) and some quite judgemental of outsiders and newcomers. I loved the experience I had there because it showed me what I ultimately want out of life. I'm not an employee, I'm an owner. I'm not a follower, I'm a leader, but most importantly, it taught me how to run a business and how not to run a business... how to treat everyone, especially the little-bitty "interns." Some days the owner would come in and not even say a word to the interns. I'm sorry, but that's not okay, you are a business owner, everyone that is in your office should be treated with the same respect as those with slightly higher positions. My time at OPR taught me to value everyones work, it taught me that if someone is calling me an "intern" instead of my name in an email, I don't want to be there. I also realized how some businesses do have success, but remain stagnant in their success because their mindset is so antiquated. That's also not where I want to be. This isn't the era of email and virtual reality, this is the era of total and complete communication across all sectors. Typing less, calling more and learning new ways of interaction.
During the past few months I have felt several emotions, the stronger one was the feeling of being powerless.
I felt powerless because I was living a life I didn't love. Yes, I was living it temporary, but it was still vastly too long. I struggled with the notion of happiness and turned against my desires because I had literally become a walking, breathing zombie. I had been so sucked into someone else's business, I forget about my own business. It was a rabbit hole of turmoil that I had built up and finally is now released.
Earlier I said I had no idea where you are in your career, I don't, but, what I can say is I know how you feel if you are second guessing where you are working. I urge you to follow your gut. If their is a little someone in your head or a funny feeling in your gut, I encourage you to pay attention. Don't stay in a position, at a place you don't love just because you're scared of the unknown.
It has been in my experience that once I let go of fear, I welcome new beginnings. I left OPR Tuesday and three days later I am so much happier, I have more time to enjoy the little things and most importantly, I smile more, worry less and my attitude of positivity has spiked.
I forgot how wonderful the feeling is to go to the grocery store during the day and not on Sunday at 5 p.m. I was in a blissful state of heaven yesterday. When I walked into my local grocery store, I just felt so much gratitude for being there on my own time. It sounds silly, but it was an incredible moment.
It pains me to imagine that there are so many strong, fearless women in this world who are miserable in life because of the career path they have chosen, or that has chosen them. If I'm speaking to you, don't waste any more time, get out of your comfort zone, stop over thinking and just take the plunge, you have no idea where it can lead you. Have faith not only in yourself but in your work and in the unknown.
It has literally pained me to not have been on my site and post anything at all for the last FOUR MONTHS!!
First and foremost, before I start explaining what has been going on in my life, I want to say thank you to all of you amazing, lovely, awesome friends, followers and viewers I have had. Today I finally had the chance to view the stats from the past four months and it was crazy high. Everyone was still coming to my site, still learning, still loving it and that means the world to me. So thank you times a million.
Now, lets get to where I've been for the past FOUR months.
I was stuck in an internship where I had to drive three hours each day. I'd wake up at 5 a.m. and get home at 8:30 p.m. each night to get up and do it all over again, I had no free time but I still managed created a new business, started a brand new online store (launching soon) called MODA BLANC, while also writing my book. None of that would have been possible for the love and support of my sweet boyfriend, Jeremy and my parents.
I want to clarify now, before you say that I'm crazy or insaine for doing so that, 1. I didn't mind (most days) the drive and 2. I ultimately just really needed that experience of that one internship for my new business, and even though $9.00 an hour for 4o hours a week didn't make much sense when you're lo0sing money on gas and car usage, it did make sense to me... but quickly got old and now I'm DONE with that experience and can fully move forward! Praise the good Lord himself, Tuesday was the best day by far.
I won't go into too much detail of my internship at a public relations firm ultimately because I'm saving that for the next blog post that follows this one, but I felt I needed to say why I've been so M.I.A.
Once again, I love all of you and thank you for not only being devoted followers but friends. I don't want you to think y'all are just merely followers, you are sooo much more than that to me.
Stay tuned for my next blog post coming later today on my experience with my internship, Slavery or Saint-ship.