With the rise of social media so many of us see the results and not the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that had to be put in. So many of us are pulled in by designer bags, clothes, beat faces, and nipped and tucked bodies that we tend to forget what matters. I’ve seen friends who are naturally beautiful go under the knife to obtain this unrealistic beauty standard, only to still not be happy with themselves. Be happy with you, do not let what you see on TV or social media deceive you.
“Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
I have often said that just living life is the most humbling experience. Many of us have these grand plans of how we want things to be and what it’s going to feel like when we get out in a “professional” work environment. But when it finally happens, it’s nothing like what we thought it would be. The hours are grueling and the pay is mediocre. What I encourage you to do is to not give up on your job, but make sure you are doing something you are passionate about. If that means you have to job hop, do that. As one supervisor told me, “You’re replaceable.”
I also encourage you to pursue your passion outside of work. A program director I worked with put it this way, “What you do outside of work has a lot to do with how you feel when you walk through that door.” That means that you have to be going home and doing more than just sitting on the couch, eating, sleeping and then repeating every day.
By the time I was 12 my dad had worked at his job as an operating room technician for 30 years. He eventually retired after 45 years. During that time I never once saw him call in sick, or complain about having to work. He also somehow had the energy to always attend to the farm. He often would be in the fields working with us until sunset to turn around and be up before sunrise.
Farming much like caring for a family is a full time position that requires great sacrifices with little too no monetary return. Farming for a living is something one must be passionate about in order to pursue it full time. Through my blog (farmingtofashion.com) I hope to encourage families and individuals to enjoy some farm therapy; through different planting techniques, livestock advise, and all around farming advice.
“Think about how far you have come today, and how much further you will go tomorrow. You have just to move forward. Each and every step you take must move you toward your goal.”
-Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha
Taking the Leap of Faith
For years I have wanted to do makeup professionally or as a side hustle. I planned on completing cosmetology school while completing my Masters. Somehow, here it is 2018 (I started graduate school in 2014) and I have yet to do anything with my interest in makeup.
I’ve wanted to open a thrift store or a home for battered women. I’ve wanted to change careers and become a beautician. In addition to those dreams I’ve wanted to be a blogger since my undergraduate days. Here it is almost a decade later and I have yet to move that interest out of my head and onto paper.
Sometimes instead of just telling people (including family and friends) about your dreams you have to show them. Here’s to taking that leap of faith and encouraging others along the way.
Pray about it and put it into ACTION!
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Fashion Tips & Tricks
To remove odor from clothes try spritzing them with vinegar.
Organize clothes from light to dark to help you stay organized. This will also shorten the time it takes to choose an outfit.
Who said vintage pins were out? Find ways to jazz up an outfit with vintage pins. They’re easy to find at thrift stores and flea markets.
To inspire, educate, and empower others to make informed decisions. To conserve and restore faith in local farmers. To promote & inspire a healthier lifestyles. To inspire others to break free from societies constrains of beauty, health, and lifestyle.
To provide a space bursting with knowledge to encourage others to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. To help others live a more spiritual life.