“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
This month has definitely not been one for the books. About two weeks after I finished school I found out that my job that I have been with for two years was shutting down due to financial issues. My heart was torn, my mind was lost, my body was weak. I had no idea what in the world I was going to do. Why is this happening? What am I going to do? How am I going to come up from this?
We were given 8 weeks to figure everything out. It felt absolutely impossible!! Rewind 6 months. I went to school to become an Esthetician because I wanted a career that I would love for the rest of my life. I didn’t want to be at this job for long so I decided to pursue a passion of mine. After all was said and done my heart was still broken. I met some amazing people during my time here. I have so many memories, and the thought of it coming to an end was bitter sweet. I started to fear the worst. What if I am not ready to make new changes? What if when I go out to pursue my dream, my passion I fail and i’m not as good as I thought. What if I let my husband down. Most importantly what if I let myself down?
Today I was at work, and I was having a conversation with a couple of co-workers, very good good friends of mine. I let them know all these scary thoughts and one said to me “Look Ashley, I am going to tell you something. You do blogging on the side you inspire others to believe in themselves, but you aren’t even believing in yourself right now” It clicked. I cant continue to doubt myself, because failure or no failure my success depends on me no one else.
I decide what my life is going to be and what I make of this entire situation. God puts things in our lives at the right time I went to school, graduated school, and then got the news of my job. He had all of this planned out for each and everyone of us affected by this. He is pushing me to get out of my comfort zone and to follow my dreams and do what I worked so hard to do. I know its most likely not going to be easy but right along with everything else that I have ever done as long as I stick with it I am capable of everything and anything that I want to do!!
When things happen and they don’t go as you planned it doesn’t mean that it was you that did anything wrong at all. It means that God has a bigger plan for you and he wrecked your plans before they wrecked you!
Follow your dreams, Find your passion, Do what you love to do for the rest of your life, and of course never forget that Your Success Depends On You!
I love you guys and as always thank you for reading 🙂
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“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”