Whether you’re a blogger, freelance worker or even a fitness trainer, I’m sure you’ve been asked by friends or family what it is that you really do. For most of us, there’s a reason why we are in this predicament. My story is probably one of the most relatable experiences, especially for recent college grads.
I am a woman that wears many hats. I’m a blogger, freelance MUA, brand ambassador for a natural hair care company and a licensed insurance agent. Now, by looking at this list you would think that I’m crazy, but trust me everything balances out. As far as blogging goes, I would love to do that full time but I have to work to get to that point. Because as we all know, it takes money to make money.
Recently, my blogging had to take a back seat to some things. And I had actually been beating myself up about not feeling successful enough, especially after graduating college. I never would’ve expected to be doing all that I’m doing. I figured once I graduated, that I would just get a 9-5 office job in Dallas and I’ll be good to go, but that didn’t happen. I literally filled out hundreds of applications on LinkedIn, went on countless interviews where I know I was qualified and capable of doing the job. However, I didn’t get any offers for various reasons.
I thought I was the problem. I started to feel like I wasn’t good enough and that I would be a disappointment to my family. I also felt like I had wasted thousands of dollars on a degree that seemed like it wasn’t enough just because I didn’t have enough experience to go with it. This really was a depressing and stressful stage in my life. You guys have no idea how much I cried and just literally felt so defeated. I also deal with anxiety and during this time it was at an all time high. It was to the point where I had to take medicine for it just to help me calm down because I would literally not be able to sleep at night. Thankfully, I am in a much better head space now and have not taken anything in months.
Just recently, I had to accept the fact that working a typical job is just not for me. In my opinion, it’s just God’s way of telling me that he has something greater in store for me. I just had to step out on faith and trust him. As much as I tried to run away from it and deny it, I have finally accepted the fact that I was meant to be an entrepreneur.
I don’t want to be a blogger or YouTuber forever. Yes, they can help you build a foundation, but is that all you have to offer? For me, the answer is no. I have dreams of doing things that are bigger than me for people who actually deserve more attention. But until that time comes, I will work my hardest to make sure I build my brand as best as I can so I can have the platform to turn my dreams into reality. No more being afraid to advertise myself or put certain things out there. From here on, I will be totally transparent with you guys. So if you see me flooding your timelines, sorry not sorry!
I hope you all appreciate the honesty in this post. It really took a lot for me to share something that is a huge part of the person that I am now and where I plan to take my brand. With that being said, I also have more news to share with you! But, you have to wait a little longer for that. I know, why even mention it? Just to keep you on your toes, duhh! But it’s huge news and I want to make sure all of my close family and friends are aware before I post it to my blog.
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