Giving Up

Good Morning!  I decided that the only way that this consistent posting thing is going to work is if I write when an interesting thought comes to mind in hopes that you can relate and we can stay connected. I was thinking about all the changes that I want to make in my life starting in 2015 because the start of a new year is like a pick me upper in many ways. I don’t want 2015 to end like 2014 where  I had these goals and plans that never came to fruition because although I have amazing ideas, when it came to actually doing the work, I just stopped trying because it seemed pointless. Adding on all the craziness that was going on in my personal life with my father’s passing and the realization that the situation I was in was going nowhere, I just felt like my world was crumbling and I had no control over my current state of being or my future. In those moments, I can honestly say that I gave up. I wasn’t depressed to the point where I wanted to give up on life completely but giving up in my situation meant settling for mediocrity.

Settling can feel like you are dying in some aspects because you lose a part of yourself when you don’t live up to your true potential. I believe that God put me on this earth to live out my dreams and serve a higher purpose. “Amore Luxe” is part of that purpose. I can’t spread my message of having confidence in all aspects of life when I didn’t even have the courage to live out my dreams. It’s hypocritical of me and every moment I waste not following my heart and doing what I feel is my destiny I lose a piece of myself that I may never find again. Taking risks and doing what is necessary to get to that next level is difficult but nothing worth having comes easy and I know that once I get to where I want to be, I will be able to look back and appreciate the journey with all its highs and lows.

Sometime last week as I was on my way from work, I had a vision of me meeting Oprah and telling her how much she has influenced my life. I could see it so clearly that when it was over, I had tears in my eyes. I knew then that to get to that point to even be in Oprah’s presence, I have to put in the work not solely to meet her but because she’s plays a role in the movie that is my life. I am always in the process of rewriting the script (my vision board that is my phone screen saver is the basic outline of it) but my happy ending still remains the same. I say all of this to say that when you feel like giving up, think about where you are at this present moment. If your life were to end today, would you be happy with the current script? For many of us, the answer would be no so continue to revise until you make the movie that you are proud of and that you want everyone else to see.

I love reading your comments so please share your thoughts/opinions/critiques in the comments section below!

Also, I have a MAJOR announcement coming in the next few days so stay tuned:)

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!


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