A year ago, I began my Style & Energy journey. I was seeing someone at the time who suggested I start a personal blog to share my perspective on style and all things inspiring. I gave the suggestion deep thought. Then I picked up one of my favorite notebooks and jotted down my blog blueprint. Twelve months later, and here I am.
I have a deep passion for creativity, style, inspiration and writing. I eat, sleep, and dream this blog, and it has definitely been a challenging, learning experience - but nonetheless, rewarding. What I've learn on this year-long journey is that blessings and hard work are one in the same. The bigger the blessing, the harder the work, and truth be told - most people want the blessings without the work. You get a new car, then you have to put gas in it and maintain it. Just had a beautiful baby? Got to feed, change, and clothe him or her. New house? Got to cut the grass and clean it. The more you get, the more responsibility you have. The more you grow, the harder you have to work. Having over 100 people reading S&E doesn't mean I've made it....it simply means I have to continue to work hard to keep it going. Is it tiring and stressful at times? Yup! Do I trip? Yup! Will I stop? NOPE! I asked for this blessing. Therefore, it's my responsibility to maintain what I was blessed with.
Bishop TD Jakes once said that sowing is hard and reaping is even harder. Some people think that after they sow a seed and it grows, all they have to do is sit back and reap the harvest. Wrong! When your seeds harvest, that's when the real work comes in. You have to nurture that harvest and make sure it continues to sprout. In discovering this truth, I look at blessings in a whole different light. I make sure I'm ready for the harvest before I even begin sowing, and with that newfound understanding - I'm more ready now than I was a year ago for the hard work that Style & Energy requires.
So here's to one year down and another one to go. I'm in it to win it.
P.S. - I want to send a special birthday wish to the most wonderful woman I know - my Mommy. Celebrate your beautiful life Big P...and as you always tell me - Dance girl...Dance!!!