That phase of my life last lasted for five years. I met various beautiful souls, kindred spirits and made significant connections. However, the more successful I became, the more miserable I was. There was no merit, value, substance or depth in my line of work. Without a doubt, I was incredibly blessed to be working for myself. I didn’t have a blueprint. There weren’t any mentors around. Doubt, fear, odd stares, resistance, opposition and lack of support met me. I literally winged it (don’t ever do this). I was doing my best; God was truly doing the rest.
In the beginning, the sole purpose of my blog was to serve as a platform connecting independent designers to major media outlets and creating brand partnerships/sponsorships.
Yet, it wasn’t enough. I was stressed, literally losing sleep because I knew I wasn’t making a real contribution to the world.
During that time period, people from different backgrounds, begun to seek my help for their businesses. Initially, my consultations were free. I didn’t exactly realize what I was doing. I didn’t know people were paid for the advice I freely gave away. I would research the answers, that weren’t readily at my disposal.
My friends and family reaching out simultaneously connected the missing pieces to the puzzle. I enjoyed consulting, which is why it never felt like work. I was helping people get out of their dreams by recognizing their God given gifts-which led to financial stability for my clients.
At age 16, I attended the prestigious Cal Arts University’s California State Summer School for the Arts, after being a life-long thespian reciting monologues before I could walk. Upon acceptance into the school I broke a record for being the first person accepted for both their Creative Writing and Theatre programs-I chose theatre. I was awarded the Governor’s medallion, which is the highest distinction in California for artistically talented students.
By age 17, I had combined my love for theatre, poetry and writing into spoken word. Which landed me a spot on the Baton Rouge All City Teen Poetry Slam team.
As I settled into adulthood before transitioning into fashion I worked in Corporate America for four years. I learned the importance of a valuable skill set shaping my life as an entrepreneur with public relations, customer service and sales. I’ve earned and trained staffs on how to earn five and six figures as a top sales representative for AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and more.