Hello readers!!! I hope all of you had fantastic holidays and happy New Year to you all. I know that it has been since November since my last post. However, I was missing for a great reason. As some of you may know, I was finishing up my degree in December. That being said, I was an extremely busy gal. In fact, I literally went two months without a day off. I kid you not. It was insane! My life consisted of school, internship, and work. My stress level was at an all time high and I didn’t think I would make it out alive. Fortunately, I did. And because I went through all of that stress, I am stronger for it. I now have my degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising!
I learned a lot from my internship and got to work with a very talented jewelry designer/maker! It was exciting. At school I was responsible for writing numerous speeches for my last term. Let me just say that writing and delivering speeches is not my forte. However, I came out of there a better speaker. Thank you Mr. Wilds.
While I regret not blogging through December, I succeeded in finishing several goals. I would like to announce that I am back to my blog and I can’t wait to post more about what I’ve been up to. I am currently on a plane back to Nashville from Las Vegas! Yes, I needed a vacation reward. Stay tuned for photos from my trip and more!
Thank you all for reading!
Today I want to post something that has been on my mind this week. It is human nature to have doubts about yourself; and quite often. We are all living this life to accomplish something. To be successful, or loved, or adventurous, or rich. Whatever success means to you, we are here to be successful and to feel a sense of fulfillment. This week I realized what I have been trying to find for the past twenty-two years. Accomplishment. You see, I grew up in a household full of love. I can’t complain at all. That is not what this post is about. All though I had an extremely loving family, I lacked in other areas. My family has a history of feeling self doubt. It’s not hard to lose faith in yourself. And far too often, my family members lost sight of their belief.
My brother was the first kid to go to college. I never dreamed of going to college because I simply felt I would never have the money to go, or the brains and hard work to succeed. But, the day my brother graduated changed my negative thoughts. My brother is one of my biggest inspirations. He has taught me over and over again that whatever I want to do, whatever I dream of, I can make happen. Because of my brother, I have more belief in myself than ever. He is the reason I pushed past my fears and moved across the country from my family so that I could go to college and make something of myself. Unfortunately, we will always have moments of self doubt.
This week I felt that self doubt. I’m approaching graduation and I have so many questions and doubts. Will I be able to find a job? Did I learn all I needed to in school? What if I work retail forever? Why didn’t I work hard enough in school? What am I doing? Will I ever be successful? Those are just a few questions I’ve been asking myself. In moment of clarity on my way home from work, it hit me. I will always have questions like that. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not destined for great things. We all have self doubt. That’s just a fact of life. It’s what we do to stop those negative voices in our minds that really matter.
So here’s my conclusion. If you feel like you are worthless, like you have no talent, no way to make your dreams come true, and you are thinking about giving up because you feel you’ll never be successful; stop. Push through. Read inspirational articles from Tony Robbins, or watch his videos. Let me tell you, they help. Simply realize that everyone is destined for greatness. But getting what you want does not come easy. It takes hard work, perserverance, and a little faith in yourself.
Have a fabulous Thursday!