Hey beautiful people !!!!!!
Happy Fantastic Friday!!!
How are you doing on this glorious Friday??
How’s the month of February been treating you?
This month has been a month of celebration and pushing through fears. Also, a month of my 3rd year anniversary……. ANNIVERSARY!!! (Well,my anniversary was two weeks ago on the 11th.. )
But, Hold up …. wait a minute … I’m no way talking about an anniversary with the love of my life(there’s really no love of my life, but chocolate)
This month was my blogversary,.
Beautiful & Bold turned 3 years old and it has been a journey of tears, given up, setbacks, inconsistency, and a whole lot of failures. Yes, it has been a journey to keep the faith and not give up. At the same time, there’s been beautiful moments of my journey being a writer, blogger and storyteller.
A quote I love to remind myself constantly:
“She believed she could, so she did”
When you believe you could do something then you’re able to do it. Sadly, that’s not how my journey begun. I never believed I could do it. I never believed in my work as much as I do now. When I started blogging in 2017, the excitement was real. It was like “ohh my gosh, am I really doing this? Am I really going to share my writing to the world? Will this become successful? Is this something I can do….. What would my parents think about all of this?!?”.
An amazing special friend of mine told me “the opinions of others shouldn’t matter, the opinions of yourself should matter the most…” I knew it was time for me to push away those fears and stop being a people pleaser and just go for it! Guess what I did ? I went for it and I don’t regret it at all.
Beautiful & Bold was born on February 11th, 2017. On that day, I didn’t know what to expect. I was excited, but if I can be honest it was hard for me to tell others about what I do, even if I didn’t get paid for it.
We live in a world where people can truly be judgmental about the choices you’ll make for your life. I never believed in myself. So, it was a hard time to believe in who I am. It was a moment where I envisioned myself to become better than what has been told to me.
I have been told a full blown terrible words and those words stuck with me all my life. From the beginning, I kept blogging as a secret because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. The word “disappointed” triggers me to the core.
Growing up, I’ve put myself in a box because it never crosses my mind to think I was special enough to even be here on earth. I’ve been told how disappointed I am, I’m no one special, I’m not good enough, how slow I am and many more negative comments, I believe I’ve heard it all in my 28 years of living(lol). Sounds sad, but it’s the truth. How did I begin to believe in myself?
Well, if you were to tell me, I’m going to make my own decision. I’m going to do something that brings me joy and happiness. My writing will mean something to the world. My writing will slowly grow into something special. I’ll probably look at you like you were crazy, but I’m here and I’m truly blessed to be here in this moment.
Beautiful & Bold turned 3 this month and I don’t even know how I felt, but I can say how excited I am for this moment because you always remember the moment where you thought of an idea and you dream about it, maybe once or twice. You can see the vision of itself and the way your spirit arise from thinking about it, you never think it could be possible, but anything is possible.
1st year was a roller coaster, I was one inconsistent blogger. I didn’t want to tell anyone about my blog. I didn’t want to tell anyone about my plans. I had to find my voice and speak my truth, I didn’t know what to write about but, I knew I wanted to write and create. I knew I wanted to spread love through writing because it is something I love to do.
2nd year became real for me. There were times I kept making excuses for myself. There were times I’ve allowed my situations taken over my life, where depression kicks in like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve taken so many breaks, it would seem like I wasn’t serious about blogging.
There was a moment where someone recognize how inconsistent I’ve been, truly put me in my place and gave me tough love that God knows I needed to hear. I wanted to connect with my audience. So, I learned to be consistent but, I also needed to learn to be vulnerable and that is the toughest one to do because sometimes people can take advantage of your vulnerability and it has happened to me. Which would be my next goal for next month is to be more vulnerable and tell my story.
Now, we’re at lucky number 3, I’m planning to keep it going, but I can’t lie and say it’s been easy. ON THE POSITIVE SIDE, this month has been truly a blessing. Yes, there’s been tears , confusion and a whole lot of what ifs, but this month I said I want to go for it. Whatever comes to mind, I need to go for it. If I fail then I fail, but I should get back up and try again. I launch my t-shirts and my 2nd workbook called “I Can.. I Will.. I Shall” . There was moments I felt discourage because no one wanted to buy my stuff or was interested.
Truth be told, those moments can become discouraging, but it’s okay to have no orders because at least I started.
0 orders to 8 orders. I learn to treat it like there’s 100 of orders because I believe there’s better to come and I’m proud of not allowing my fears nor failures affect my mindset. There has been times I didn’t want to continue, but there’s no giving up in my journey……Honey
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