Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to do a kind of check in post to let you guys know what’s going on with me. You know, like ‘girl talk’ so-t0-speak.
I am always sharing style and beauty tips with you guys, but I want to share my personal moments with you as well. At the end of the day, after all the makeup is washed off and the 5-inch heels are in the closet there is just me. The real person behind the glamour! My goal when I started this journey was to be as open and as authentic as possible. Somedays I don’t feel like a glamazon or a super stylish fashion blogger. I have real struggles that I deal with everyday. Humanity is a real thing and I think we have this subconscious tendency to forget that, especially with social media and Hollywood constantly in our face. We forget that we are flesh and we all have weaknesses. This week was sort of difficult for me; I had to work through some hard stuff in both my personal and business life and it was a lot. The personal was so intense that it interfered with the business part.
I am in a season where I am really learning my value and worth. For a long time I felt as if my feelings and opinions didn’t matter. I felt that my value was less because I wasn’t outspoken or aggressive. God has really been rebuilding a foundation of understanding who I am in Him and who He created me to be. That I deserve to be valued and respected and prized; that I am strong and confident and that I matter. This week I was tested in these areas and I had the opportunity to apply the things that I’ve learned. Happy to say that I passed the test. It wasn’t easy but I was able to rise above this challenge and I came out feeling like I could handle anything else that comes at me in this area. Then I was challenged with feelings of burnout on the business side of my life. I’ve been working on being more consistent with everything and I didn’t want to take a break and loose my momentum. I needed to step away for a bit to regroup, I just had to bite the bullet and do it. I’m so glad that I did because I learned something… I am not going to lack or miss anything if I just take some time to rest. I am so much better for doing it that I decided to take two or three days every month and not do any blog business or social media stuff.
We are all dealing with some challenge or difficulty in our lives. It is impossible to grow from life’s challenges when we are not honest about our weaknesses! You don’t have to be Wonder Woman all the time! It’s okay to say “I’m tired” or “I don’t know” or “I need help” or just “NO, I can’t do that”. You can never be alright, if you don’t admit that you’re not alright! No one, I don’t care who it is has the right to take advantage of you or disrespect you. You are IMPORTANT, VALUABLE, AND BEAUTIFUL!
Hopefully this helps someone overcome a challenge or hurdle you face in your life. The mission is to be fly and fine on the outside and not empty on the inside. Beauty is a two-fold thing, it is just as important to work on the inside as it is to work on the outside. Don’t get caught up in being glamorous and forget about your soul!
I would love for you guys to share with me, any challenge you’re facing that you need a little bit of encouragement to overcome. Love you a whole bunch!
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