I'm often asked what my end game is. When I'm introduced to people, and we discuss our passions/careers, they always end up asking me what I would like this blog to ultimately turn into. About a month ago I linked up with some accomplished colleagues who enthusiastically discussed their future entrepreneurship "end game" plans while we ate lunch. Everyone took turns revealing their blueprint to success, and when my turn came to discuss my "end game" I simply said, "I don't have one. I'm just doing what I love and floating." Of course that wasn't the answer they were looking for, but it was my truth. I didn't and still don't have an "end game."
After the lunch encounter, my mind became occupied with the whole "end game" situation. I was thinking that maybe I should have some sort of plan for this blog and my fashion. Yes I love writing/reading and wouldn't mind being an editor/content manager for a popular magazine one day. I also love fashion and wouldn't mind becoming a buyer for a savvy clothing brand as well; however, I wouldn't consider the aforementioned aspirations my "end game" goals. I called my loved one to discuss the "end game" plan thing, and as I was talking, it came to me....I said, "you know what, scratch this whole convo, I don't have to search for an "end game" goal, it'll be revealed sooner or later."
The growth of this blog had a lot to do with me being consistent and having a true affinity for my work - and in turn, the universe opened up many doors. When you do what you are passionate about doing just for the sake and love of doing it, good things will eventually come. This theory is tied to the whole "you get out of it what you put in it" truism. I truly believe that if you are continuously sowing good seeds, doing the work, and putting positive energy in the atmosphere....good things will come your way and your "end game" goal will eventually fall in your lap. When you love and nurture something, it has no choice but to grow.
I'm discovering day by day that it's okay to not have an "end game" plan all the time. I remember Oprah once saying to just do what you love and the money will come. Those words have sat in my pysche and heart forever. I live by them. As long as I continue to put my soul into my work and be as consistent as possible, I won't have to chase the "end game," it will find me.
Trusting the process and letting the universe do its thing,
Side Note: I got this dress for a Girl Boss Dinner in Nola. I was in need of cocktail attire, and I didn't want the ordinary look. I contacted Washington Ave because I knew they would have a funky, unique vintage ensemble that I would like, and they did! Shoes available here.