I know a lot of people can understand where I am coming from in whatever avenue they are in. When I am I going to make it ? What is my success story going to me? Am I too old for that ? The everyday struggle of a Millennial. I struggle sometimes seeing other people younger than me making in the field that I am working to grow in. Now I have to be honest I never thought that I would be a fashion blogger. When I was a young girl I had it all planned out. I was going to be married by 25, kid before 30, and successful career as Creative Art Director. Well my actual life is not the success story I was picturing. I am 28 with nothing to really to show for. I ask my parents for money, struggle to pay my rent/bills and have a fear that I am going to be some man’s baby momma. Too much right. LOL these are my truths. And then the doubt sets in. I hate it ! I have to constantly remind myself and read my blog post about how doubt kills dreams.This is not what I had in mind when I think about successful life.
My personal thoughts: I keep feeling this heavy pressure barreling down on me. I don’t know if I am ever going to make it, especially as a blogger. Now I am very much aware that I am only 28 years writing this but so what. In all honesty I just struggle with my age and what society says I should be doing, or what parents say I should be doing. Other people are launching brands, being feature in magazine, collaborations just the whole 9! And there is me… I am not sure what me is doing
Again, I put so much pressure on myself. I feel like I am on this invisible clock .. like I have to be successful by a certain age, if not then I am a failure! I am here to tell you there is no clock, and this so unhealthy to put all that pressure on your shoulder. It not fair! So with that being said I am going to stop putting all that pressure on myself. I am the reason why I am so burnout and ultimately why I can be unmotivated. So at this moment, I here to say that I will not determine my success based of my age. My age is the not the end all. I have to stay in my lane and do what I feel is right to get me to my goal. To be honest, I believe I am more mature and that have a better outlook on what I really want to do in my life. Beyoncé was not Beyoncé over night. She worked extremely hard and she super passionate !
Late Bloomer Success Stories:
Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Taraji P Henson, JK Rowling, Vera Wang, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Lupita Nyong’o, Samuel L Jackson, and Phylicia Rashad – to name a few
So above I listed a few people who became very successful and popular in their careers at a late age. I feel like society believes a late bloomer is anybody at the age of 30 or older? Is this really true. I feel like 30 is young but generation X calls me old lol
So my dream is to become a full-time blogger. I want to continue to showcase my stories and feelings to all the millennial women out there. Also I want my dreams of being full-time blogger morph into plus size fashion line. When I was younger I use to draw pictures of different outfits for curvy girls. Then when I was in high school I had a fashion illustration class it was magic. To be honest anything that is pushing me to be creative, it’s for me ! Again, you are never too old to go after your dream !! So this is going to happen for me. I am going to have successful that turns into a fashion store !
You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
With all that being said… go for what you want and don’t let you age, the fear of failure, or whatever stop you for going after your dream. Your identify has never been set in stone. Let go of the pressure and go for what you want. The more pressure you put the faster you can burn yourself out. Take it day by day ! Never be scared to learn
I have to be honest I don’t have any special formula or whatever to go by. I just want you to read this get motivated. The ship has not sailed !So I writing this to tell you and myself that you are never to old to dream, and to live out your dream. Your dreams might be delayed but not denied. Whatever it is that you want to do in life, do it! Do not let you age or anybody take you from going after whatever it is that you desire.
What is your success story ?
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