A smile can make you shine and look confident no matter what you’re wearing! Which couldn’t be a truer and more resonating statement as at the end of this past week I actually had a hard time finding my smile. As a stylist I am inspired. As an entrepreneur, I am EXHAUSTED! I mean I knew that running your own business would be more work than I could have imagined but seriously?? I think the memo about that should be in bold letters, blinking lights, neon colors and police flares. While being my own business owner is the career satisfaction and rewarding world that I’ve always dreamed of, being in the midst of it is incredibly challenging. Mentally, physically and even in relationships. So that brings me back to the end of last week. My body and brain was just shutting down. Not only was I exhausted but I also just couldn’t see the light no matter where I turned or what I worked on. I lost that feeling of inspiration and took to my pillows in tears.
Then I read an article about changing my narrative and changing my perspective on not only how I see the world inside my currently not rosy glasses but also how I see the world functioning around me. I was running in my own circle, while it felt like everyone was running circles around me. This is the moment when I know something has to change. I need to find my smile again, I need to find my laughter again. And so I fought for it. I fought my own voices and my own mind. I went to bed Friday night forcing my self to say I am going to have a great day tomorrow. Then I woke up in the morning and said, “This is going to be a fantastic day and I am going to enjoy my morning with my coffee and then continue to work on my projects” Regardless of whether I felt that was going to work or not. And guess what? I had a better day. A much better day than the few days before. Sunday came along and I knew I had to continue working most of the day which is less than desired on a weekend, So I woke up and said to myself, Today I am going to finish the project I’m working on and It’s going to be great! So guess what? I didn’t actually finish my project by the end of the day but I did feel great while I was doing it. And I was suprsied to think I wasn’t innately mad at myself not being “perfect”. Instead, I actually started to have fun again. My work is SO FUN, but sometimes I’m so deep in it, I forget to look around me to see all the hilariousness that my world can create. So Yesterday, I laughed. I laughed at being goofy and I laughed at myself for not finishing my work but being totally in love with the direction it was taking. All I needed was a positive frame of mind to create my newest masterpiece.
I’ve written a Spring 2013 wearable trends guide. And it will be my gift to you… because there is nothing better to me, than sharing the energy, sharing the positivity and especially sharing the laughter. Today I am laugh at myself and how silly I can get when caught in my world. Won’t you join me? Share with my on my facebook fanpage! What makes you laugh? Because remember, “laughing is ALWAYS in style.”