Life & Blog Updates
I have some MAJOR announcements, but first… I just wanted to highlight some pieces from my outfit I wore on Sunday, this Labor Day Weekend.
|Shirt : Forever21|Necklace: Premier Designs|
I GOT A NEW JOB!
I’m traded in my steel toed boots for steel heeled stilettos!
Let me be honest.
I wasn’t happy.
I wanted to cry before work.
I couldn’t be unhappy a moment longer.
I was coming in late EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
I was no longer motivated.
This is why I had to lay off the blog for awhile. I had too much mental turmoil going on in my personal life. I just could not fathom going to my previous place of employment one more dayum day. There were seriously days where I just wanted to say, “Fuck it! I’m quitting. I’ll figure it out later.” Had I had more than one guaranteed source of income (such as being married) I would have chunked the deuces.
I just hated going to work.
Every morning I would hear Steve Job’s voice in my head saying, “I wake up every day and ask myself if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Since I worked 9-12 hours a day I couldn’t focus on the blog, search for a job, develop my photography business, pick up additional projects, AND have a personal life. Something had to give. Honestly, I would have sacrificed my personal life, but my girl was getting married and I had so many events that involved hanging out with her before she headed to India. I wasn’t going to put the business on the backburner. So there you have it people, it had to be the blog.
My numbers had been declining dramatically the more unhappy I was becoming and I’ll be honest, it did bother me. I was skipping days, my content was not where I wanted to be, and my focus was shifting because I just had so much on my mind all the time.
I just really needed to focus on my life.
To top it all off, I was embarrassingly underpaid for the amount of work that I did.
I’m sure most of you know that being underpaid will affect every faucet of your life. I felt like my business couldn’t grow without making more money. I couldn’t travel because of money. Most of all, I just hated not being able to take my friends out for their birthdays because of money. I know that’s trivial, but my friends mean more than the world to me and they are always looking out for me. The fact that I couldn’t even imagine doing that for them pissed me off.
It was time for a change.
Every night I applied for jobs.
Every day I spoke to different HR departments and recruiters.
Yes, I did turn down a number of jobs because I’m very well aware of my value and I wasn’t going to be underpaid for my skill set.
I stuck to it.
I don’t regret a thing I did.
Soon I found a good job.
A very good job. One where I get to dress up.
*shreeks in excitement*
I’m finally happy and super relaxed.
What Does This Mean for the Blog?
BLOG UPDATED MORE OFTEN!
MORE OUTFITS OF THE DAYS!
OUTFITS OF THE WEEK COMING BACK!
LINKS OF THE WEEK COMING BACK!
MORE OF MY WORK BEING DISPLAYED!
I know… I abuse the shit out the exclamation point.
Let me say…
For all you guys who didn’t desert me on my rebuilding path the last 2-3 months, thank you. I owe you my upmost gratitude. I plan on making even more changes before the end of the year. So continue to grow with me on this journey.
Have a blessed week.