It feels like such a long time ago. It was basically one of those stories where you thought you fell head over heels in love with someone.
We had a daughter but it was rocky from the start. I think I wanted it to work out because we had this baby.
Finally, I came home one day and my apartment was empty. Totally empty. It took me by surprise.
I had what Oprah calls the ugly cry. Once I had that release I had this voice come to me and it said clear as day, “start a business, stupid.”
I got furniture. I wanted to create the foundation first. My uncle gave me his Jennifer Convertibles sofa.
I’m a very visual person so I would have this whiteboard and I would write out my plan. I really started being strategic. That honestly helped me to feel like I had some kind of control even though my world was turned upside down and it gave me focus.
The next thing I knew the business grew over time. As my business started to grow so did my mindset. My confidence started to really show.
I am super dope! Half joking and half not. I was able to make nothing into something. I had no idea I had it in me. Wanting her to be proud of me really became the reason behind anything.
Women, we are so resourceful. You can do amazing things once your back is against the wall.
My daughter is sixteen now and everyone dreads the teenage years, but I believe I am blessed, and lucky in that I believe her watching her mom live life she got to see the best parts of me. She did not have to look outside her home for a role model. As a consequence of that, we have a great relationship.
We have a great relationship and I think it’s in part because we had to be in it together. She’s seen how hard I worked and it made our relationship stronger.
Have your big ugly cry. Have that release because on the other side of that release you’ll have clarity.
No matter what I’m going through I always know it is temporary.
Have your release, let it out, stay strong, stay focused, and just know it’s only temporary.