Learning How to Be On My Own

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So it’s day one of blogging full-time and I have to admit, I feel pretty strange about it all. Not bad strange, but strange because I feel like I don’t really know what I’m doing anymore.

It’s very easy to organize your day to day when you have a consistent day job, because you can simply organize everything around it! I used to think that I was an organized person, but now I am learning that working for yourself requires an entirely different level of organization and prioritization that I am not used to. I’m kind of overwhelmed by this because I have always been able to self-manage myself.

I’m very lucky to have an amazing group of successful entrepreneurs in my life to guide me, and I’ve learned that sometimes all you need to do is ask for advice. This has been one of the biggest lessons for me so far. I’m kind of a stubborn control freak when it comes to my career and my goals. I have an unimaginable amount of determination that I put my faith in and a huge fear of failure that could actually be bad for my career. The truth is, determination is not enough when it comes to running a successful business and being afraid of failing usually ust leads to failure. I believe in efficiency and as tough as it may be for me to ask for advice from those around me, it’s probably the smartest thing I could do. Afterall, all of my friends have been through these struggles already and have made it out alive and there are so many crucial mistakes I can avoid just by asking.

I want to send a big thank you to Cristina, one of my closest and dearest friends for putting up with my stubbornness and loving and accepting me anyway. She gives me her advice, even when I may not want to hear it just because she thinks its what’s best for me. It’s because of this that she will always be one of the people I turn to in my personal and professional life.

I want to thank my sister and my friend Alexa who are both intoxicatingly positive all the time, Senita & Flo for being there through every. single. phase of my life, Eleni for being there for me from DAY 1 of my blog, Randa for setting me up for success, Ghazal for her immense amount of support and understanding, Josh for forcing me to accept help even when I try not too and to Dustin for being my constant source of support for ever part of my life through all of the ups and downs. Love you guys, here’s to a new beginning!

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