When I decided to follow my dreams and do the blogging thing, all while working a full time job, I had no idea what I was in store for. I officially started a couple of months ago, and already I’m exhausted. If I knew then what I know now, I would’ve definitely started in the spring or fall.
Summer 2016 has been brutal here in NYC, making it more then a challenge to shoot style looks in these streets. In one of the shots that I posted, my makeup was literally sliding off my face, and picking outfits that are stylish yet cool enough that I won’t faint in the process, is a whole other issue.
All in all it’s been a blast. I’m learning so much and pushing myself to new heights. Finally I made a conscious decision to make fear, and procrastination (the mother and father of all things evil) take several back seats.
I‘m doing things that I would’ve never ever done normally, like reaching out to bloggers that have been in the industry for minute, without fear of rejection (believe me I’ve experienced a lil bit), and it’s making me more determined and stronger.
So, I will continue to DM bloggers I admire, email them, and stop them in the street even, for tips and advice…all while sharing with them how bomb I think they are. You all know the saying “closed mouths don’t get fed”, well I know that it’s gonna take a lot of hard work, so I’m prepared to grind…that way I can pull my chair up to the table and eat well (insert smiley face).
One thing I’ve noticed in my experience, is like in a lot of industries, most people (especially my ladies, I’m just saying) are very tight lipped and competitive. Don’t get me wrong, thank God I’ve encountered some awesome women, but overall it’s a jungle (sighs), but I’m no wussy.
I‘m in this for the long haul. Besides, I totally get why some people would be very stingy with their tricks of the trade, most of them have worked their butts off to get to where their at.
This journey has opened my eyes and heart up to the unlimited growth that we can experience in our lives, if we just believe in ourselves and step out on faith.
Supermodel, I’m not..award winning writer, so far from it…world class traveler, I’m working on it (belly laughs), but one thing I am, is inspired by life…by the possibility of all the possibilities. Most of all I’m inspired by the journey itself.
What goals, dreams and aspirations have you been contemplating lately or for the past years? Push through the fear, ignore the naysayers and go for it. Just be prepared to werk, werk, werk.
As always loves, stay inspired