Do You

 Shirt by by  Nareasha Willis  #BlackVogue

Shirt by by Nareasha Willis #BlackVogue

This post is relatable to all of my readers, as I see a pattern that I am not too fond of. Society is plagued by opinions and those opinions are deterring women and as a matter of fact, people in general from being who they are/what they want to be. There have been countless articles blatantly showing disrespect or a practiced injustice and it is mentioned for a day and then forgotten. It's as if these instances happen so often that we've become so used to it; it's an ongoing cycle of being upset and then moving on. Does us not doing more and merely reading or watching make us ignorant? You can comment on a post all day, but in actuality, that is simply complying, and we are all guilty of exercising that. We are guilty of pointing the finger, but not actually doing anything to prevent the issue from occurring again or just taking any type of physical action. 

I've had friends speak to me about ideas that they've had and then quickly told me that they won't go through with it because they were worried about the opposition. They were worried because what they wanted to pursue wasn't in their "lane" and they didn't want to be judged or questioned. Make your own lane, who's stopping you? Surviving and Dreaming are two separate things, and if you want to accomplish something you are dreaming about, you have to get out of your comfort zone and do it. You want to be a poet? Start signing up for open mic sessions at your local coffee shop and let people hear you. You want to start a fashion blog? Get those fits together, and get busy. That one thing that you are hungry for can actually turn into what is allowing you to survive. I hate fear! It clouds your judgement so badly; it's so unhealthy. 

 Shirt by by  Nareasha Willis  #BlackVogue

Shirt by by Nareasha Willis #BlackVogue

I've found myself more and more confident in the path I'm choosing to take. When making a decision, does standing out bother you? Do you second guess yourself? For what? For who? For the longest, I've stopped caring about opinions and this is the most confident I've ever been. I'm content with the flow of my life, and am always trying to improve; that is what you're supposed to do. As you are on your own journey, you are figuring out your calling; some people find it right away, and with others, it takes time. You've got to enjoy your life, no matter what. Money comes and goes, but you've got to eat correct? A lot of things are temporary and you will grow out of certain things, but what is supposed to remain solid, will remain as it should. 

I like to think that the process of growing or evolving gives you that "ahh" factor; it's a sense of security. For example, I woke up one day and realized that I have a lot to say about different motivational topics, and here you are on my platform, reading and commenting on what I said. These small victories, are what's going to make all of this worthwhile. I am a very patient person and I know that greatness takes time as long as you really aim for it. While I am on this journey, I think it is imperative to make statements, the impression is everlasting. Being different doesn't go unnoticed and that is a misconception a lot of people have. Being different is pretty dope; it reels people in and makes them think about you. This is cliche, but the goal really isn't for you to fit in, but its for you to stand out. You have to be confident in what you want and own what it is you're aiming for. The opposition can never hold you back, and I truly respect people that we've seen in the spotlight overcome all negativity and obstacles that life uncontrollably threw at them. Ask yourself where do you want to be in 6 months, and start planning. Make Your Statement and make Yourself Proud. 

 Shirt by by  Nareasha Willis  #BlackVogue

Shirt by by Nareasha Willis #BlackVogue