[So I know it’s been forever , but you love me anyway. Right? I sure hope so.]
For any of you who follow me on any other social media site or who support my official website, thank you, you know that I have been doing anything but nothing. Moving to LA has been such a motivator as far as my creative ventures are concerned. I truly believe this is why God allowed the move to happen, to force me to create , even the days I don’t feel like it. I am in the process of publishing my very first book, I released a poetry album on Soundcloud and just shy of its 6 month anniversary my Youtube channel just reached 100 subscribers. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel right now. The only thing I am not doing right now is designing and that has more to do with my enviroment then my desire to do so, but I am working on moving into a place where I feel I can finish my newest collection.Even as personal situations and financial struggles plague my life my creativity seems to be in full effect and I am just happy that at least that part of my life is going right. And you know why? Because of a vow I made to myself , to promote myself as much as I do those I love and support. A vow to push my brand so hard that people have no choice, but to look. A vow to be
Thanks to one of my new favorite YouTubers, Ms. Maya Washington aka Shameless Maya, I have decided to embark on the journey that started her on the path to being her best self, the #365ShamelessJourney. It all started when she asked herself a very basic, but necessary and life-changing question, “What would happen if I shamelessly promoted myself for 365 days?” If you wanna know her answer , watch her channel and be amazed. She inspired me to ask myself the same question and I did. By May 8, 2017 we shall have our answer. On the heels of accepting the channel of the #365ShamelessJourney I was given the honor of attending her birthday party/networking celebration , a sign of confirmation, and I realized a couple of things about myself that I forgot along the way.
- I am still an introvert at heart. I am naturally silly, outgoing, talkative and personable , but only when I am comfortable and know those I am surrounded by. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it can be a hinderance if I allow it to be.
- Big crowds incite a bit of anxiety for me . This isn’t something new , but I think it’s worse in settings where I need to be social because I haven’t yet learned how to manage it.
- Being shameless cannot co-exist with insecurity. I have to make the conscious decision to love myself if I want other people to.
Yesterday’s event showed me that I still have a bit of spreading to do with these social butterfly wings , but I am confident that this year will bring forth the best me and I can’t wait to meet her; it’s been a long time coming. I encourage you all to join me, the more the merrier, and let’s celebrate 365 days of self-love and shameless promotion. We deserve it!
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As always, thanks for listening