I haven’t written or blogged in months. Which is quite troubling to me because I was so motivated when I got started in January. I did my promotions leading up to my launch. I hired a photographer and took fashion pics. I posted about three or four posts and then lost my momentum. Soon after that the excuses started. I was too busy. I didn’t know what to write about. I hadn’t discovered my niche. I had yet to truly define my voice…. yadi-yadi-ya. Excuse after excuse, after excuse.
That’s been my niche and my voice for far too long. I have a million excuses as to why I don’t finish, why I fail to follow through or why I give up before I reach my goals. It seems to be the story of my life and I know I am not the only one. Some of us have been telling ourselves this story for years. Chapter upon chapter of reasons why we haven’t lost the weight, gotten the degree, started the business or achieved our Dreams. Excuses rather than Actions, Procrastination rather than Progress and Regrets rather than Results.
At the end of the day, it’s all a bunch of BullShit and it reeks of disappointment and self-doubt. It’s a never ending pity party that everyone is tired of attending. “My mama didn’t love me enough. I got teased because I was fat. My boyfriend cheated on me. My business fell through. I lost my house… blah, blah, blah.” Who freaking cares?!! Somewhere out there, someone has it worst, has been through just as much and has lost more. Guess what? They survived. They bounced back and more importantly they CHANGED their story.
I’m an author. I weave words to craft stories. Stories that awaken imaginations. Tales that inspire Happily Ever Afters. There’s NO EXCUSE for my own story not having a Happy Ending. So here goes, NO MORE EXCUSES!
Allow Me to Re-Introduce myself. My name is…
I love the blogging community. I am naturally drawn to the plus size fashion bloggers and the body positive movement they lead. But I don’t want to tell women what they should or should not wear and I have no desire to show them how to DRESS. I would much rather Empower women and inspire others to adDRESS their issues like I did.
My “TRUTH” is my niche and my “JOURNEY” is my Voice. My willingness to be completely transparent is what draws people to me. I enjoy sharing my story. I want to use it to inspire others. I want to encourage anyWOMAN that will listen to get off their asses and stop dreaming… Yes STOP dreaming and LIVE. Do away with the EXCUSES and chase the hell out of your dreams. UNAPOLOGETICALLY Excuse yourself from the hurt of your PAST, the obligations of your PRESENT and the fear of your FUTURE. You’ve finally reached the part of the story where you have to step aside and EXCUSE yourSelf. Tell you to MOVE, Get out the Way! You’ve been holding me back long enough.
LIVE OUT LOUD