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This Time Last Year

It’s crazy how time works. Yesterday, I didn’t know what was going to happen today and today I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. So when I reflect back to a year ago, I’m like – OH SHXT, A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THIS TIME LAST YEAR!

Now this is a story all about how

My life got flipped turned upside down

And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there

I’ll tell you how I became a BOSS BXXXH in a year

I know, you started rapping those lyrics and then realized I hit you with a remix. Lo Siento! Not Really 🙂 

This time last year, my teaching certification expired (6/30/2019) and I was officially unemployed. My business was official on paper (got my LLC on 6/1/2019) but I wasn’t doing official business or making official money. I was in grad school pursuing my Masters in Education. I was still weaning off the worst relationship life had to offer. And I was struggling with depression and anxiety. When I tell you my life was a hot ass mess, that’s an understatement.

This time last year, there was NO WAY that I could see myself as the woman I am today. If you know me, you know I am a planner. My Type A personality allows me to be a high key perfectionist so I plan everything out. I even plan for contingencies. However, I could not plan for the pit I found myself in. My life was filled with darkness and cloudy days so my optimism went on a long vacation. 

This time last year, I didn’t know that I would be pursuing multiple streams of income instead of just one job. I didn’t know that I would be unemployed for FIVE MONTHS (finally got a job 12/2/2019) before I found a job in my career field and that job would not even pay me my worth. I didn’t know that I would have to go through that experience to build the mindset that I NEVER WANT TO BE DEPENDENT ON ONE STREAM OF INCOME EVER AGAIN. It was such a struggle. I didn’t realize how I was setting myself up for failure by planning so one-dimensionally with my finances.

This time last year, I was offering Virtual Assistant and Social Media Management Services. I didn’t know that I would now be a Social Media Manager and Web Designer. That Virtual Assistant thing was just not my jam. I didn’t know that I would use my gift as an Educator to create courses that teach people how to manage social media instead of hiring someone to do it for them. I didn’t know that I would start TWO e-commerce stores (and end up shutting one down but the other one is gaining traction.) I didn’t know that I would be breaking ceilings and re-shaping my family’s history. 

This time last year, I didn’t know I would kick depression in the face and take back control of my life. I didn’t know that I would find joy in the simpler things in life and that I would be preparing to move out-of-state in two weeks. I didn’t know that I would get the opportunity to experience love in my lowest of days. I didn’t know that I would be this strong ass boss bxxxh that takes each day by the horns and finds opportunities where people see obstacles. The list can go on and on and on. At the end of the day, I just could not fathom that I would be where I am today in my personal and professional life. So now it’s time to set some goals for this time next year.

This time next year, I will have over 7 streams of income not including my career job as a High School Teacher and those streams will be equal to or greater than my teacher salary. I will continue to flourish in my mental health and find more healthy ways to care for myself mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially. I will be in a healthy relationship that will make all my past relationships look like child’s play. I will be so in love with the new city/state that I am moving to, that I begin the process to buy my first home there. This time next year, I’ll look back at this blog post like WTF, I ACTUALLY DID THAT SHXT and I can’t wait for that moment!

Until Next Time, or should I say Next Year

LOLATHEMANAGER

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