A year ago on October 11, 2016 I decided to write my first blog post. This idea of becoming a blogger lingered my mind for a while, not technically becoming a blogger but I knew I wanted to be involved with fashion. To give a little background I went to fashion industries high school, I wanted to pursue something in fashion in college but I gave myself the "talk" of it being too competitive which yes it is but now I have learned that when you want something go after it, and if that technique didn't work then try another technique and target it a different way until you do. But back then I didn't have the knowledge that I have now. So I limited myself and decided I wanted to go into education. I struggled with it because I knew that in the back of my mind although I LOVED kids and teaching, fashion was my passion and part of who I am. During my teen years up to around 22 years old I worked in retail and I loved it I was really good at it too. I loved dressing up for work and seeing the new collections, the glam and helping people get ready for dates, birthdays holidays and night outs. And even had the thought of opening my own boutique one day. Fast forwarding a bit, Still remaining in school to pursue my teaching career, on instagram I came across an ad of a girl who had an online course for bloggers, and upcoming bloggers where she shared what worked for her, and she gave us guidance and tricks and tips. Her name is Marianna Giovanni. I decided to do a free trial that was given and I really liked the idea because blogging would give me the opportunity to help dress people and show my own personality through fashion.Thanks to Marianna Giovanni for her expertise. I eneded up buying her training that cost $100 and it was given to me by my BF. I learned SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! My bf has been SUCH AN AMAZING supporter throughout this journey and he continues to support me by being my photographer and any event that I want to attend he comes with me. He believes in me so much and he pushes me everyday and not to mention he's a personal ad person he tells everyone about my website. Another person I would like to thank is my mom she is always asking me how is my blog doing, helping me make picture decisions last but DEF not least MY FAMILY! (Siblings and dad, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends) They have been through it all with me, if we're at family gathering I'm like "come take a picture of me for my instagram" and they wouldn't hesitate and I'm sooooooo extremely thankful to have such a support system from my loved ones.
As soon as I hit my teen years I would tell my mom lets go to forever21 and I would buy my clothes from there all by being on a budget because of course we couldn't afford "name brands".When I would show up to family functions I would always get asked about my outfit, which I loved that I was able to take $40 dollars and look fabulous. Another reason I developed such a desire for fashion is because I would help my family and friends dress. If they were going out I would help them decide what to go with and still to this day it happens. I would be the FAMILY FASHINISTA! and today it's surreal because I get to show case it you all of YOU my loyal followers.
Throughout the year I have learned so much. I stumbled upon obstacles that I was not prepared for and learned how to stay focused, determined, set goals, budget myself, and just grow as a person, and yet I'm still learning. I'm also still getting the hang of becoming a blogger, because being honest sometimes idk if I'm doing it right. The most important that this journey has taught me is to follow YOUR dreams. I am an advocate about following your dreams and telling yourself that there is no limits.
I struggled with creating my website (paying for it), finding the perfect name (paying for it), about content to write about, finding my "niche" and just figuring it all out. I didn't know what I was getting myself into but I know that the outcome will be amazing. Everyone's journey and accomplishments are different and I understand that although sometimes I loose faith in myself and so I turn to books and have talks with my bf that then boost up my confidence and gives me the strength to go on. With this little glimpse of me I want to inspire people to go after what YOU believe in this world and make YOUR mark, everyone has their own purpose in the world, and I hope everyone finds their purpose just like I found mine!
P.S A MILLION THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read my blogs and who follow me. I hope this serves as a little inspiration for things you all want to accomplish. I am not where I want to be but I'm sure on the way!!
CHEERS TO MANY MORE TO COME!!