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Stop Trying To Paint A Pretty Picture & Embrace The Messy Journey Called Life

My New York minute is turning out to be a little longer than I thought...

I wasn’t sure if I was going to share the news, but here I am, writing to you about my new crazy life while rocking my new crazy pants.

There are days when I wake up and haven’t written down my action items for the day, which can welcome anxiety to my already hectic life. If you’re lucky, you might have your life organized to the point you have your whole week planned. But for the rest of us who are living life by the skin of their teeth, we follow an entirely different agenda. And now that I’m officially a “New Yorker” I’m learning how to make the most of my days here.

As I reflect on my first month in the big apple, I’ve accepted the face that this is my home. Not the home that’s organized and fully furnished, but a home that’s a beautiful mess. But in order for you to see things from a positive lense, you’ve got to stay active in putting yourself out there. That means:

  1. Attending network events in your field

  2. Reaching out to friends that can help make connections

  3. Staying focused through journaling or making a list of your accomplishments  

I haven’t shared too much about my transition to New York because I’m still figuring things out. Social media expects us to live our best lives but people see that as going on nice vacations or turning up every weekend. I can genuinely say that I’m comfortable living in the chaos, but I also acknowledge I’m nowhere near the end. The best is yet to come...

“Live like no one else, so that later you can give and live like no one else” - David Ramsey

Life is like these patchwork pants. You never thought something so beautiful could come from something so messy. I couldn’t wait to buy these pants tailor-made by Hood Designer. They were worth the wait and I admire each and every stitch that went into making such a beautiful garment.

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