I came across a quote last night that made me think....
"Waiting for everything to be "Just Right" is an ineffective strategy to move closer to your dream. You have to take leaps of faith and trust the process. Embrace the feeling of being nervous, even a little scared, it's a sign you're alive and ready to grow."
I'm not sure who this quote is by, but the past year has been a difficult year for me. And six months ago, I finally had a breakthrough, and I've never felt more at peace than I have now. I've always had a "boss" way of thinking, and taking orders has never been my forte, I'm meant to give the orders, so I left my job in retail to start my journey of building myself as a brand. It hasn't been easy, I've cried, I've felt like giving up, I've spent endless nights wondering if I've made the right decisions and if I would ever make the right decisions. When I first expressed my desire to leave my job and branch out on my own, I had people look at me like I was crazy, laugh at me, and all around flat out tell me I was being ridiculous.
As I've grown as a person, I've learned that positive thinking brings the unexpected into your life, in a good way. I'm not seeking fame or fortune in this life, I'm seeking happiness. I want to inspire, be inspired, make a difference in someone's life. I want to impact the world through art. Even though I have a lot of "naysayers" in my life, I also have a lot people that support me, and both kinds of people are what keep me motivated and going.
The beauty|fashion world can be a dog eat dog world. And you have to be ready to deal with the stones thrown at you, pick them up, and say "you throw like a bitch". With that being said, one of my ultimate goals in life is too start an organization that helps people of all ages gain experience and prep themselves to set out on their own and start a career in this industry. I would also like to travel the world and help those in need, you know, like a Humanitarian. I've always naturally been a "giver" versus a "receiver."
I could keep this post going on for days, but this is just a taste of what you can expect to read in KUWK: The Diary. Stay tuned for more diary entries to come as I'll write more about my journey :)
Moral of the story, trust your gut, trust your instincts, they will never lie to you, nor mislead you.
~Styled By Kaiye