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I'm Wearing My Feelings

Atlanta top blogger, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta Personal stylist

It almost never fails that when Thursday hits, I have a moment of - "Is today Thursday or Friday"?  I mean I literally have to look at a calendar to confirm what day it is.  Does this ever happen to you?  Sometimes I wonder if the reason why I'm having these semi lapses in time is because I'm not happy about having to wake up early in the morning, travel 40-45 minutes (one way) to a job that doesn't excite me or challenge my creativity. 

Atlanta top blogger, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta Personal stylist

My career goals were simple.  I'd go to college, get my BS in nursing, work as a trauma nurse for 10-12 years, quit and then work for myself as a fashion stylist.  But we all know that even the best laid plans...  

Today's outfit sorta describes how I've been feeling lately.  All mixed up.  Although the first part of my career goals didn't pan out, I still have my sights set on being a successful entrepreneur.  For the last few years I've envisioned myself getting up for work only to call my manager and telling her 'I Quit'.  Today was one of those days.  

Honestly I think the reason I haven't done it is because I'm scared.  Whew!  I said it.  I think this is the first time I've actually embraced (outside of my head) that I'm scared.  I'm afraid of the unknown.  What if no one hires me?  What if a client hires me and I can't get the job done?  What if I don't make enough money to support my family?  What if!  What if!  What if!!!!!  Somebody said, the What if's and the Should have's will eat your brain. 

Maybe that why I haven't been as inspired lately.  I mean the struggle has been fo'real fo'real.  Just writing this post took a lot out of me.  Yet!  I won't be defeated.  I won't allow discouragement to beat the crap out of me.  Instead of letting fear get the best of me, I'm taken the advise I give my son when he's scared; just because you're afraid doesn't mean I let fear take over me.  

Fear aside, let me tell you how I fight these feelings.  My weapon of choice is my tongue.  Do you understand how powerful the tongue is?  It's more powerful than any two-edged sword.  Life (and death) lies in the power of what we speak.  That's why I make sure what I speak matches my goals.  Even at my lowest, I refuse to speak against my future.  Y'all I was about to start preaching, ha! ha! ha!.  

Anywho, I hope this post will uplift you in some way and I pray that you find the strength to go back, grab those dreams you though died and speak life to them. It's not to late.

Atlanta top blogger, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta Personal stylist
Atlanta top blogger, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta Personal stylist
Atlanta top blogger, Atlanta style blogger, Atlanta Personal stylist

Top, Camo Pants, Belt -- Thrifted // Shoes -- Shein // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

Photo Cred: KVisuals

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Don't Forget To Celebrate The Small Wins

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta Blogger, Cure Monday Blues

Social media has a lot of people jacked up.  And I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't one of them.  I've been guilty of lurking on other blogger's IG pages and their blogs in an effort to learn their secret to success.  When I came on the scene I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I just knew that once I got the hang of "it", I would be the bombdiggity.  Despite all my thoughts and dreams of blissful triumph; I was met with defeat and failures.

Nobody grows up with goals of being a failure.  Yet failure happens, it's impossible to live without it.  So instead of looking at it from a 'game over' point of view, let it challenge you to keep moving forward.  Failure is not final!

FAILURE IS NOT FINAL -- Tweet Me

This weekend it came to me that while I've been so focused on the big picture; I'd completely overlooked a few of my smaller snapshots.  When I started on this journey of becoming a brand, I hadn't the slightest inkling about how much work it was going to take.  I mean, when I'm looking at other influencers, they make it look so easy.  But man-o-man, I've been putting in a lot of work.  

Stepping back a little, I can see how far I've come.  Hold please, I want to pat myself on the back.  I'm sure that gave you a little chuckle, but now I want you to do the same.  Your goals my not be the same as mines, but if you've been putting in some work, then you take pride in it.  When the going gets tough, celebrate your small wins, they count too.

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, CELEBRATE YOUR SMALL WINS.  THEY COUNT TOO -- Tweet Me!

The road to success is paved with hard work, preparation and persistence.  And to stay motivated to keep pushing - I speak it!  I believe it! I write it! I dream it!  I work at it!  I do all these things so that the fear of failure won't destroy the zeal in my heart.  It's super easy to down play your accomplishments.  But it's even easier and worth it to acknowledge your small wins!!!

Happy Monday!!!

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