Let's talk real for a minute.
Style For Breakfast is something that I've been working on forever it feels like. I'm going to be completely honest and straight up 100% real with you guys. I can be the worst when it comes to procrastination and completing something that I can't stop thinking about. Oxymoron, right? I can tell you that it has been over a year since I decided to delete my old blog and start fresh. (You can also check out my earlier post: A New Start) So many thoughts ran through my head like; "Is it good enough? Do I have enough content? Do I have good photos? Is this perfect? Should I write more? Oh shit, I don't have time to work on this today." Excuses excuses excuses. I definitely drove myself to become irritated with it and didn't even look at the process for a few months. Yep, real spill. I let my negative thoughts defeat me - temporarily. I kept on feeling guilty about not finishing what I started because I knew that there were people in my life around me - hell, people that don't even know me who were waiting on me to put my blog back out there. It felt damn good to know that, but at the same time I felt like I let myself down and just forgot about everything that I wanted to accomplish. I would kind of get annoyed when people would ask me; "When are you launching your blog?" or "How's the blog coming along?" etc. During that time, I was STILL doing all the wrong things. Spending too much time looking at social media, looking at what everyone else is doing to not try to be similar, thinking way too hard about how I could set myself apart. Just wasting way too much time on bullshit. Can I say that again? I wasted way too much time on absolute bullshit. But hey, I'm not perfect and I can admit that. My fiance has been there with me from the start. Being patient enough to take all my photos, (Lord knows he struggled with that) motivating me, pushing me harder, and comforting me when I felt all sorts of mixed emotions about it all. I applaud you, Des! Thanks for everything man. I know for a fact I am not easy to deal with. Alright, enough of the negative talk. Moving on.
What I did learn throughout the process is that there will NEVER be a perfect time for anything. I'm telling you.
Not everything is going to happen exactly the way you want it to all the time, Meghan. Some things will go wrong, your ideas will most likely change, and so on - shit happens. (excuse my language) That's just the way it is. On a more positive note; if you have a plan of action, anything that you want to accomplish CAN be done! I just knew that this was my calling when I couldn't stop thinking of what else I'd enjoy doing more on the side. I love styling, I love playing in my own closet thinking of my next post for the blog, reading other blogs, different magazines, and taking photos. As I've been getting more into visual creativity, I feel like I was made for this. I have always been connected to fashion in some type of way since like, middle school. I've also always told myself; If a career in fashion doesn't work out, I would definitely become a Crime Scene Investigator one day. I still have a passion for that field somewhere in me. Anyway, for a long time I struggled with decisions and making up my mind on how I wanted every little detail which a was a complete bust. I got nothing done. I began reading this awesome book called "You Are a Badass" which is a self-help/personal growth book by Jen Sincero. Y'all, that book helped me realize some realness for sure. I have been trying to force myself to read more - but this book I could not put down! Here are some important tips that stood out to me; No matter how clueless you may feel right now pay attention to suggestions and opportunities that suddenly present themselves. Take the first right step instead of wasting hours and days trying to figure out your next move, just do something already. Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you're going. Be grateful throughout the process and keep your thoughts directed at your goal! The moment you have the audacity to believe in the not-seen, your reality will begin to shift. God, isn't that the truth. Creating, envisioning, believing, in your vision board (if you don't have one - make one) is like having a craft day with God. Believe in your self. GROWTH = DISCOMFORT. We should all challenge ourselves to believe that things will work out when we put the work in. Instead of dreaming about our dreams, how about we continue to set small goals to reach that bigger goal - then we'll actually be living our dreams.