Ahh, the day is finally here.
I’m writing my first ever blog! I’ve wanted to write a blog for years but was always confused on what to write. GOOD NEWS: I’m still confused on what to write but I’m also sick of waiting. If you wait for the perfect moment, you’re going to be waiting for a very long time.
First off, I want to thank my amazing web developer/designer Rocco over at LaSpisa Studios for revamping my entire website so I could start blogging. His eye for design is out of this world!
Secondly, I want to encourage you all to interact with me in the comments section. I will read them all and if you have questions, I’ll answer them in the next post.
So here we go…
I’m a dream chaser. I’ve been chasing my dreams ever since I got fired from a Chili’s 7 years ago. Brutal, right? I should have refilled that lady’s soda sooner. My dreams were not to work at a Chili’s, but going to college, those were the cards I was dealt. I hated those cards.
I always wanted to be a model. I loved being in front of the camera and feeling like a princess (hey, at least I’m being honest!). I never knew how to become a model, let alone a successful one. One photoshoot doesn’t make you a model; making a living off modeling makes you a model.
So I started researching and made moves until I made a living off modeling. I dealt with more rejection than acceptance over the years but I’ve always been so focused and believed in myself 100%. I knew one day it would happen and eventually it did! I cannot stress the importance of manifesting your dreams. Write it down, say it out loud, tattoo it on your forehead (ok, not the last one) but do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams. We are all blessed with one life but if you don’t live it how you want to, you’re wasting something so precious.
I have my degree in Marketing & Advertising from Cal State Fullerton. I thought for years I wanted to work at an ad agency and do the 9-5 grind but quickly realized that wasn’t for me. I was told that’s what I should do so I thought that’s what I needed to work towards. But that’s not the case, I was doing what other people wanted me to do, they thought my dreams were too big and I’d never achieve them. After all, coming from a family not in the entertainment business, how was I ever supposed to make a ripple in the entertainment industry?
To this day, I’ve never worked a 9-5 job. I’ve worked odd modeling jobs that helped pay the bills but didn’t feed my passion. The beauty of chasing my dreams is that it’s always been based on my happiness. My dreams change year by year as I progress and learn more about myself. It’s a never ending cycle once you get started. Habits form and your dreams get bigger and bigger. My biggest goal right now are to help others lead a healthy, goal driven life through motivation and personal training. I still model on the side (as many of you first saw me as a model), but only for the jobs that push me forward.
As we progress, you need to let go of things that no longer serve you or weigh you down. That’s not a bad thing, it’s important to grow.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Living the life you want isn’t always perfect. You might go broke, you might lose friends, you might be called crazy but as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters. I’ve been broke, I’ve lost friends, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I look back at where I was and how far I’ve come and the faith I have within myself has grown immensely. If someone tells you no, ask “why.” Don’t let another person’s opinions change your own.