I saw this on my way to work one day last week. Every morning, I like to walk up a different street on the way to the office... I like to scope out all of the cute eateries/shops. But wait... what? Let's rewind. I found a job. Really, my job found me. I got lucky like that. "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity," is what they say. I guess it's true. This is what I worked towards for years... it showed up as taking personal styling courses (and as it turns out, those courses in color really came in handy!) and just making it my primary focus. I also do want to share: the 10 months I was unemployed were rough. "But you look so happy in your photos!" I got that a lot. Well, I did have my good moments and I captured them. Nobody wants to hear about money troubles, not being able to travel (I know it's a luxury, but it's also what I DO), or how eventually some people just stop checking on you... Add in grieving the loss of close family members. I'm not saying that being employed is a cure-all, but I do feel like my life is taking on a different direction. I'm plotting to bring @weareglorijoy back in a different way. I'm finally in the industry I want to be in. I've looked up and realized that I cleared out the trash (*cough* bye, wasteman!) and started devoting my time to activities that lift me up. Overall, I feel much better.
I just wanted to share this because I felt like the photo that I captured went so well with what I went through/what I'm going through.
I'm going close out with something someone said to me a few weeks ago when I was taking OOTD photos. I had my tripod set up, and was waiting for a woman to walk by so I could proceed with taking pictures... she stops near me and says, "You taking your own pictures?! You your own team! That's #BlackGirlMagic." I just laughed and said, "yeah." But I am, and it is. Now the saying goes, "there's no "i" in team"... but for real, if you don't do for yourself, who's going to do for you? Don't be afraid to ask for help... but you are powerful all on your own. Stay focused, never stop learning and what is for you will come to you.