Lol… ok so….. I literally called myself launching this blog last year around this same time. The idea was to post about all the brands I’m working on/ building, and to try my hand at daily vlogging. The journey started out smooth. I think I was about 16 days into posting everyday….but the 1st day I missed was the catalyst for my inconsistency from that point on lol. I literally lost the inspiration to keep going after that. I felt like the whole 365 concept was ruined. Now granted…. it ain’t like a bunch of people was keeping up with the blog yet, so I could have posted some shit, backdated it through editing, and kept it moving but something in me wouldn’t let me fake it.
Now….as I reflect on the last days of 2016 and my 1st day of 2017( which I’m spending in Mexico with friends who are more like family)…. restarting this blog and trying again has been the only thing I can think about. I feel like I learned some valuable lessons, had some truly inspiring post worthy thoughts, and some life changing experiences that would have been amazing to share. I know I have a message for the world, for women, for creatives, for Black Culture. It’s like literally engrained in everything that I am, and everything that I touch…. but for some strange reason I keep getting in my own way. It’s fear… it’s being worried about the wrong damn things A LOT… it’s procrastination …. it’s a lack of discipline…it’s a lot of fucking things… but I realized that it was really me being afraid of my true potential and what would happen if I operated in it fully. After spending some time at home, allowing myself to be honest about certain relationships and how I really feel about them, becoming more direct and vocal about things, and realizing how much power over me I have given underserving people… I’ve realized I just can’t keep playing small to ensure that everybody around me is comfortable, and I can’t keep giving AF about being misunderstood. Great people are misunderstood all the time so I might as well get over it.
I said all that to say… my life, my mission, my ideas, my visions, my companies, & my brands are all PURPOSE driven, and it would bring much light, love, & healing to the world if I just started operating at my FULL potential. I think I can change the world y’all….with a team of revolutionary free thinkers and creatives who are vessels & light warriors like myself. I also really believe some of the things I create will heal and shift Black culture. I want to DO….I want to BUILD ….I want to INSPIRE… I want to HEAL. So…. starting today… I’m getting back up and trying again. This blog will be very instrumental in documenting this journey & spreading the message God has instilled in my heart.
If you know me… you know that I’m passionate about a lot of things…. between The27Brand and all of our events, my make up career, and hippiechik.com, this blog should consistently have lots of incredible & inspiring content. I’m excited to see where this goes.
Here’s to 2017
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