Girl Bossin' It: Creating My Own Path
When I was younger, I was very creative. I loved dancing, writing, music... the list can go on. As I'm getting older, I'm slowly returning back to my inherent creativity. I dance in my room with the music up and the lights off; I write in my journal, I write blog posts; I challenge myself to discover new music. Doing all of these activities feeds my soul. I love it. It gives me a boost of energy. — What if I could do these things and get paid for it? What if I could make a career out of doing what I love? What if I could create a life for myself that enriches my soul?
Many times I've been frustrated with not being able to land a job. It was discouraging to know that I simply had no power. I couldn't give myself the job. And even then, the jobs I would apply to usually wouldn't be paying much — definitely not enough to live on. Knowing that, I realized that I could not simply rely on one job to take care of me. Money aside, I don't want to work for somebody my whole life. I know that I was put here to do more than that. I believe that me having a hard time landing jobs was an opportunity for me to explore my creativity, and think about what I would actually want to do as a career.
I've always loved writing. I remember going to Walmart one time, before a family trip, and asking my parents to let me get a workbook (for kids, of course), just so I had a reason to write throughout the trip. Even earlier than that, I remember my grandma reading a story I had wrote, and her telling my mom how good I was. In the first grade, I wrote and published my own book. It was this thing where a few people in my class were selected to write their own book, I guess, and I was selected. I drew the cover and all the pictures in the book, and I wrote a story. The book came back finished, and I was in awe. That experience was so cool! — When I write in my blog, I feel the little girl inside of me being happy. I enjoy being able to express myself, while hopefully, reaching others through my blogging.
When it comes to creating my own path, I try to be mindful of my thoughts and actions. I believe that what we think, we do: and, what we do, we are. If I can be balanced mentally and emotionally, then I can be in the best shape to create more of what I want to see in my life. I try to be intentional on doing things that support my dreams, aspirations, and goals. For me, this means being open to growth, new situations, and learning new things. In creating the life that I want, I believe that it is important to trust my intuition and stay true to myself. I know that trusting how I feel about something, listening to my inner wisdom, and praying keeps me aligned with my purpose, and helps me to make decisions based on that.
All in all, I believe that it is possible to create our own paths and our own opportunities. It may take longer, but it is possible. I believe wholeheartedly that we should live the life we want to live. We can do the things we love to do and get paid for it. Oprah Winfrey did, Sophia Amoruso did, and so have many other brilliant women. We were all put here to do something special. What dream is inside of you? What would you rather be doing?