I would like to start tonight’s post with a quote from one of the most influential people in our lifetime, Mr. Michael Jordan. He once said “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
Often times I have read this quote and to be quite honest it never resinated with me until now. This precise moment as I live the last few moments as a 26 year old woman. I realized that my life mission is to help others achieve their goals and dreams whatever it may be by tirelessly per suing mine. My dream is to be the greatest fashion stylist/blogger of my time.
I am tired of being sublet in my pursuit of happiness. As a young girl I picture my life totally different at 27. I dreamed of having a house and a husband and children like most girls. But guess what, I am no where near that and that is completely okay!. Instead I found Margi Navarro. I know what it’s like to be me and it’s truly amazing.
I’ve spent a lot of time alone, enough to realize that I am happy with every inch of my body and soul. I learned to be happy with me and fill myself up with an abundance of joy and happiness. Now I feel that I am ready to share my love of life by going after my dreams.
Don’t get me wrong it took me four years of trying to make it in New York City to finally come to light and accept that life will be full of failures. But the adversities we face will shape us into stronger individuals. My 27 young years of age have also taught me that in life we need the “failures” to recognize the “success.”
In case any of you have forgotten how Diamonds are made here’s a quick refresher;
“Diamonds are made out of carbon-highly organized carbon, that is. Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth).”- mindat.org
Here’s my translation of “pressure”- the nights where I’d sleep on the floor of my aunts house, days where dollar pizza was my only meal of the day, months where I worked two jobs to pay my student loans, got into credit card debt, where I would have to heat my bed with a blow-dryer, unemployed, been taken advantage of, situations where I was robbed out of money, or how about them tears. Boy did I ever shed so many tears. I remember one day they simply rolled down my cheeks while I was sitting in the subway car. I will never forget the words of this kind woman, “Sweetie I don’t know what you are going through but you are beautiful and everything will be just fine.”
That beautiful soul was right! Everything will always get better and that’s exactly what happened. I started changing my mindset from “Why do bad things happen to good people” to “How can I get better?” Although moving back home was always an option something inside of me kept screaming “keep going, keep going, don’t give up, you can’t quit”. I am grateful that God has blessed me with this special gift. Call it a “don” if you like but my heart is so pure that I’ve always managed to stay lifted throughout my journey no matter the circumstances.
The results- this year I was chosen to model for Sephora!, I lived my dream for a day and got to be the assistant stylist for one of “Kate Spade” look book, attended a NYFW show!, learned about photography and most importantly launched this blog! I am always learning and educating myself for what’s next. I have aligned myself with a great support team and I am so excited for what the future holds for all of us!
I have failed over and over again that is why I WILL succeed. I am not where I want to be but I can confidently say I am a little closer than I ever imagine possible. So here’s to another year closer to my dreams!
Happy Birthday to Me!