Believe in You:
As did the rest of the world, I had some trying moments in 2015. However, I learned how to do what I call "happy cope". And no, this isn't a blog post about everything that went wrong for me in 2015. None of it is neither here nor there and that's because I happy coped my way on through it by believing in myself. Prime example: I've never been good at math and statistics so the thought of getting my MBA sounded and felt intimidating yet, intriguing. At the beginning of 2015, I was halfway done and ready to quit, but I found this massive inner strength and graduated with a 3.7 GPA! I traveled to a new city last year, Paris France! I tried new food! I got engaged! I let go of some people I loved and still do. I overcame some major issues all because I learned the power of believing in myself.
The moment I learned that believing in myself was the greatest thing I could do: I was flying to New York for an important interview and everything went wrong. My flight was delayed. My car service from the New York Laguardia Airport to the interview was late. I had left my entire portfolio and resumes in the terminal in Memphis. I was ready to call up my sister and say I'm not going, let's go have a girls day in Times Square, but my mind said you can do this no matter the outcome! As soon as my car arrived, I slide into the backseat and just as I took my deep sigh of relief, my skirt split straight up the back. I, immediately, started to think I'm over this day. I just want to go home. The whole way to my interview site, a plethora of thoughts ran through my head: maybe I can find a thrift store, they won't take me serious when they can see my underwear, where is my mother and her sewing machine, what else do I have in my suitcase? The list goes on. Upon arrival, I ran to the restroom, found safety pins that were still in my suit from fresh dry cleaning and went to work fixing my skirt. I came out a new woman, ready to kill this interview! I had a phenomenal interview with a tacked skirt and without a paper resume. How?! Because I believed in myself! The company called me back to do another interview. I didn't get the job, but who cares?! I'm a "happy coper" and I made gold out of a catastrophe!
Now is the time to believe in you! As Kanye said, "I'm turnt. All the way. I believe in me. Just believe in you. Let me do me. You like it? Cool. You don't? Fast forward." We all need a little inner Kanye and either way, fast forward.
You Can't Tell The World Yet:
For years, I've aspired to do many things that I don't share with a lot of people. It is not because I don't want people to know what I'm doing so much as it's because not everyone can handle it. I'd love to be cheered along the way but I've learned that sometimes it's not necessary for a loud applause just yet because during the loud applause are a host of voices and energies that may have a different aspiration for your dreams. All of the greats have stated this to be true and some of my favorites I've chosen to share with you below: Steve Harvey, Oprah, Mallory Heights Hagan -Miss America 2013, Kanye and so many more. I say all this to say, work in silence and then, share with the world. Believe in you before you give the world a chance to enhance those fears and doubts you already have.
The Confirmation of this below:
The things I write about are the love of my life and the life of my love!