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Life is Your Tapestry

I often hear from my peers, “I just want to fast forward and be living my best life.”

*cue dramatic music from TikTok* Well, why aren’t you living your best life? What’s holding you back?

I'm here to tell you that you deserve to.

Social media is a highlight reel and I want to share some “real” to my reel on this blog.

As I was learning how to embroider during the quarantine COVID-19 pandemic, I was taught that the back of the embroidery should mirror the front. I simply laughed, “Ha! In a perfect world.”

How does this relate? Many may say that I have my life all put together. That I make it seem so effortless. The job, the lifestyle, the family, but honestly people are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. It hasn’t come easy for me nor was it easy. It's taken years of discipline and grit, and I have come to learn that you cannot do life alone.

Since graduating from college, I have always been determined to make a name for myself and prove to myself and to my community that I can make it in this world. In reality, I am continually climbing up my own ladder and trying to come up with solutions to my problems.

I am curating a life that deems successful through my lens, and I believe you should too. You deserve to. To me, success looks like:

  • Getting paid my worth based on the value I provide

  • Being able to spend time with my family and loved ones when I can

  • Being able to try new foods and go on new experiences

  • Building generational wealth

Your vision of success may look different for you, and that is totally OK.

It wasn’t until recently when I realized and have come to terms that I do not have to follow the traditional path of “success” that has been set before me. A lot of times, I have discredited my accomplishments just simply because I felt ashamed that I was able to come this far. Since graduating college I have been able to:

  • Pay off $28K of my student loans in 36 months

  • Pay off a brand new $25K car in 27 months

  • Left my previous job for a job that paid me more

  • Became #debtfree at 25 years old which opened up new opportunities for me to invest

  • Maintain a happy and healthy relationship with my significant other

  • Make time to spend with my family and loved ones

I share this not to brag, but to share that it is truly possible. I have seen so many beautiful transformation stories, but don’t you sometimes wonder what does their middle look like? Not just the before and after pictures. How did they do this? Well to here’s giving myself more permission to sharing my journey.

As the Emperor had said in Disney’s Mulan, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

If any of this resonates with you, let me know! & stay tuned for more!


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