Besides talking about Beauty products, the purpose of my blog is to empower women. I feel that instead of being positive towards each other, sometimes women can be incredibly competitive, and not encouraging. I hope that you’ll all share your wonderful experiences here or even with me personally so we can all praise each other.
Yesterday I had a negative experience with someone whom I know is my friend, but I guess she was having a bad day. My friend and I went to dinner and she had asked me if I ever felt bad that I had left my pretty lucrative gig in finance to live in virtual poverty as an aspiring reporter. She kept talking about there was no way I could be happy with how broke I was and how I virtually lived on peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches (which is not true at all, one thing I know how to do is cook delish foods on a budget). For about 5 minutes I allowed her to keep shunning my decisions, and keep telling me that I was a broke dreamer, etc, and then finally when she saw that she wasn’t eliciting a response from me, she stopped, and then I finally answered her. It was interesting because I wasn’t angry at her, but sadder. I realized that she wasn’t a risk taker, and I also realized that although she did have a great paying job, she was miserable and fearful. I told her that after hearing her chastise me, I knew more than ever that my decision to leave my great paying, crappy job to pursue something that I absolutely loved was the best thing I’d ever done. Yes I’m broke (but I also grew up broke and being a little broke never killed anyone) but I’m happy. I’m happy because I know that this dream will come true soon, and although the little jobs that I pursue now to make money aren’t as great paying as my old finance gigs, I’m at peace. I remember when I worked in Finance, and how miserable I felt every morning having to go to that job. I hated it! Now I wake up in absolute harmony! And although there have been a lot of naysayers, I never listen. I keep dreaming, and I hope you guys will too. One of my favorite authors Paulo Coelho has an amazing quote that is my signature on my e-mail. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure’ and here’s another quote I love “It is never too late to be who you could have been”. Please remember that, and pursue your dreams!
Big Hugs to you!
Have a great weekend.