I never fail. Not that I never fail because I’m perfect, I just don’t see anything as a failure. I see everything as a lesson or a readjustment. Any set back is a way for you to take a second, get yourself back together and try again. Always try again, always. Success isn’t just for a select few. Dreams are not meant for 1%. Dream, plot and then hustle. When it gets hard, keep going. When no one gives a fuck, keep going. You can do this. This is what I have learned in the last year.
Sometimes you need to be broken down, broken up with or just plain rock bottom to come back even stronger. I never thought I would talk about this on The B Word but I thought because there was such a huge response to last weeks post, I would open up. My trust was betrayed by a best friend, someone I considered family, and let me tell you the situation was complicated (haha). When it first happened and for longer than I care to admit I blamed myself, questioned myself, why didn’t I see that coming? Was I not smart enough? Good a friend-enough? Funny enough? Pretty enough?? I was chasing something that wasn’t for me. Once I got over the fact that no it wasn’t something I could have controlled, I readjusted and I came back at life, hard. I was not going to let something like that hurt me to the point where I couldn’t come back. I don’t think I would have hustled as hard as I did if it wasn’t for that situation. So I can now thank that person and I can keep thriving. The further you get away from things the clearer they become. When you start feeling like you’ve been chasing something that seems unattainable or too far away, let it go. Start rethinking the situation and make adjustments. If door one doesn’t open, door two is even better. Find the silver lining and keep it pushing because you are smart enough, you are a good friend, you are funny and you are pretty. Keep chasing that within yourself and never count yourself out ++
Now about this outfit haha! I’m obsessed with this bright yellow power suit from Lane Bryant. The color and cut are everything. I wanted to pull a full 1990’s working woman look complete with chocker, strap heels and bra.
Yellow Short Suit: Lane Bryant
Black Lace Bra: Lane Bryant
Strap Heels: Steve Madden
“Pretty Clutch” Clutch: Torrid
Velvet Chocker: DIY
photos courtesy of Danny Guerrero