Yesterday was a tough one. i felt tired, hungry and debated getting into bed rather than doing my last 30 mins of cardio 😅
but i reminded myself of how far ive come and how close we are to that end goal, and got it done.
these are the days that count. you will grow mentally and realise you can push yourself further than that mental block 💫
after graduating high school, i attended a local university for a bunch of reasons (my boyfriend at the time being one of them). but "going away" to school 2 miles from where i grew up just didn't do it for me. add in a room mate that drove me b o n k e r s and overextending myself on loans -- i was not doing well. this led me to what brene brown calls "hustling for worth" - i decided to take on four (yes 4!) part-time jobs out of loan guilt during my first semester. when my papa steve, who i was incredibly close with, passed away a few months later, i called it quits.
i felt like maybe college just wasn't for me. it's not for everyone, and that's totally okay. years later, i decided to pursue a degree after all at a different school, but was still totally denying myself a career in the arts. i'd been working as the coordinator for a luxury midtown salon, and decided to get my bba in hospitality. my boss fired another employee for going back to school just days after i received my acceptance letter, so it wasn't easy. i took night classes in secret, after long days at the salon and doing homework into late hours of the night. luckily an art requirement forced me to alter my path, and i ended up studying for a bfa instead. .
this isn't about going to college - there are people out there pursuing their dreams + living their life's purpose without one. it's about second chances, broadening your world view + following that little voice in your head, even when you're full of doubt. stop playing small + go after what you really want. if you fail, you've learned something, but at least you've "failed while dating greatly." (doublin' up on the brene quotes for this one!)
Sometimes you have to climb the ladder in silence. only share your progress with the world when the time is right #theskyisntthelimit#bethebestyoualways#selflove#loveyourself#professional#journey#inspiresomeone#inspiration#nextsteps#climbingtheladder#lifegoals#success#mummy#formykids#striveforsuccess#striveforgreatness#workhard#stayhumble#tryharder#takerisks#believeinyourself#worthit#selfworth#sacrifices#melaninonfleek#blackexcellence#strongwomen#smartmind#integrity
No matter race, gender, born poor or with silver spoon in mouth everyone can achieve success and kick a*s in life!! you may have to work harder or longer but the opportunity is there. talk is so cheap & means absolutely nothing if you wont put in the work & dedication into whatever you're going after. dont let fear of the unknown hold you back.