My phone was broken. My computer crashed. I had to move out of my apartment. I was broke. That was my life three weeks ago. Saying I was stressed would be a huge understatement. I immediately began to feel hopeless. Why was all of this happening? When it rains it truly does pour! While feeling sorry for myself, I thought of a quote I had heard about a year ago. It says:
“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one”.
As soon as I remembered that quote, it was like a light switch went off in my head. Instead of sitting around being upset and down, I started thinking of all the positive aspects of my situation. The first thing I came up with was how much I was enjoying the silence. Not having a computer or laptop really allowed me to go back to my first two loves, which are reading and writing. I read some great books this past month! Books that I probably wouldn’t have found the time to read otherwise.
Having that much time to think also allowed me to figure out how to turn a particular passion of mine into a business! I don’t want to share too much just yet, but I have posted a photo at the end of this post to give you all a little hint:)
Having to move out of my apartment, helped me realize how unhappy I was living in the current town I’m in. It also help me remember that the move here was never meant to be long term in the first place. I’m super excited to be moving again, now it’s just a matter of figuring out what city my business would do best in. I’m debating whether or not to go back to Miami or maybe back to NYC. Atlanta is a possibility and so is Austin. This negative experience helped me realized how blessed I am to be at that point in my life where I’m still able to pick up and go ANYWHERE!
My computer crashing gave me the push I needed to save for an iPad. The iPad has everything I need for both my current business venture and my blog.
Speaking of blogs, do you remember the Savannah fashion blog QUI style that I was picked up by. The writer of the blog contacted me recently to let me know my photo was featured in The New York Times for their Fashion&Style section. They loved my oversized red clutch! You can see the photo here New York Times Fashion&Style .
I hope this post leaves you feeling as excited as I am about the future! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your blogs. I have a feeling I’ve missed a lot!
Cheers to looking ahead! Happy Monday!