Today feels like a really good day ?
As promised, I’ll share my experience and the real reason why I’ve been away for so long and answer all your questions and concerns as to weather or not I’m back for good.
I never thought that I wouldn’t be blogging for that amount of time. I really needed a break from blogging and social media. Except for instagram, which I am shamefully extremely addicted to. I would occasionally post a snap here and there, but….it still didn’t feel that same.
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I am not about to make excuses, it has already happened. My academic load all of a sudden tripled. I had my thesis to finish and my regular extracurricular responsibilities to fulfill. No one told my how draining final year can be.
I have been worried about a lot of things lately, and this ended up crippling me towards the end of last year and the earlier parts of this year. I’d love to sit, and say that I’ve managed to push past my anxieties, but, I still haven’t. I’ve really struggled with my thoughts becoming completely overpowering and dominate my mind. Even though I have to embrace the fact that, I’ll always be a *worrier*, it’s just part of who I am. And I need to try my best to make sure that I’m doing enough to ensure that those thoughts don’t become so severe. I never want to look back at this time of my life and realise that I spent so much time worrying that I didn’t do the things that make me happy. My thoughts were mostly centered on my future. The future after graduation. I always thought I had more time to figure things out, but when it hit me that I didn’t, it hit me hard.
I only started thinking about what I wanted to do in 2017 towards the end of January. I really didn’t want to rush myself into anything I couldn’t commit to. That’s why I didn’t post my 2017 goals and plans this year. I was taking my time to with it 🙂
Blogging is a really important part of my life and if I had the chance, I would do nothing else. Creatin content and keep you all in the loop about what’s going in our Fashion industry, beauty and about my lifestyle tipes and tricks helps keep me up at night. It also throws me out of bed ocassionally. For now, I’m back with full FORCE.
The first thing I plan to do this year, is to connect with people everywhere. If I see something that I like about someone, I’ll definitely tell thw person. I have found that, that particular act starts conversations and gets you to meet new people, and expands your socal circle. Especially with ladies. You never know who you are talking to. It’s even possible to snag a really cozy job through this practice of talking to people and being nice to people. Connect with people everywhere, even on social media. Build a loyal following just by saying “hello” or “Hi” to people who show you all the love on social media.
The second thing is to do intensive research before I start something. Writing down my plans and starting my research is the first step. Then, comes talking to people about it. Share the idea with people I think are knowledgeable about the field just to get more information about it. This is key to getting the best results out of whatever you want to do. For instance, I wanted to start my own home-based hair saloon called @kurlyberry on IG. Here, I would not only have the chance to do what I love, but, I could also make a small income.
I make custom and pre-made wigs( I’ll be post some of my work in my shop here so you can order if you’re interested )(self promotion ?) That’s an idea that my God’s grace has materialised for me.
So soon, I’ve hit the third point. Look closely to the people you have around you. Appreciating the people in your inner circle is key. You may not always have them around. And that, learnt that the hard way. Build a small and concrete inner circle. Sometimes, business partners become friends. Friends become close friends, who you can share everything with. Look at your inner circle, and let it reflect on who you are. If possible, they should be like minded, and positive people. Negative energy is a NO NO NO KRAAAA. Cherish your inner circle ! ! !
And lastly, I plan to take the time to love myself. Sometimes, we give everything to others. Getting enough time for yourself has become really important. You have to be selfish sometimes and do what makes you happy. We are all growing and it’s time to do what makes you happy. If you don’t know what makes you feel happy, this can help you find out exactly what make you happy. Everyone is struggling to make things fall in place for them. But truthfully speaking, the struggle never ends. So why don’t you do something special for yourself with the little time you have.
I would always recommend a social media break.
This is a free chip in.
You must always believe in God. Prayers do work, whether it comes late or immediately, it would come to pass. I’ve learnt more about my relationship with God during my time away. Find the time to pray, read your bible and build a stonger relationship with God. In 2017, be serious with God.
We can all learn from each other, good or bad. That’s why I decided to share my somewhat, late new year plans.
What are your current plans?
Get a piece of paper and write down everything you wanted to do from 2016 and sign it. It’s your contract you must fulfill that contract. Leave a comment to let me know below if these tips helped you or if you are planning to try it out.
Fill me with strengthen, Lord