When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? I’m not talking about a mani pedi .. I’m taking about giving yourself a trip, or saving for something you really want. The reason for this post is because a few months ago I was struggling. I quit my job not knowing how I would support my family and my blog. Why do I say my blog .. Because blogging generates cost, pictures, clothing, travel, and site maintenance .. it all adds up. I almost gave up my blog in a moment of total stress. I remember my mom telling me Kyrzayda “Get up and do your pictures”.. I actually remember cleaning someone’s house along with my mom for extra cash .. Yes this blogger with 162k followers got on her knees to clean someone’s home. As a Latina who grew up watching her mom take a second job cleaning houses, it was a humbling experience to relive what many Latinos go through to achieve the American Dream.
But what is the American Dream ?
My dream is not the typical white picket fence, two kids and a steady job. .
My dream is a little different, I want people to believe and see what this Latina is capable of. I want “My dream” to be a reality for many, for those who feel as if no one is watching. Guess what, someone is always watching.
On my last post I mentioned how I wanted to evolve my style a bit. I did something for myself that I usually don’t do. I went and I got myself this beautiful designer handbag.. I own a few designer handbags, but never ones that require me to invest money in them. I had been saving for it for quite some time, but I also have been blessed with so much new work that it became easier for me.. What’s the meaning behind the bag? Independence, knowing I can take care of and spoil myself.. No boyfriend, no ex .. Just me doing something for me. It’s call GROWTH .. And even though it’s something materialistic it’s one goal closer to many I have to accomplish. My next big thing? PARIS. It’s been my dream for so many years ago and trust me when I tell you no one has more desire to be there than I .. Will it happen?! Absolutely, anything you work hard for will eventually come back to you. I have experienced so much this year, being defeated and successful. I have also learned the value of money. You need to invest and invest. Revamp your life with great things and don’t settle for what everyone else wants you to settle for .. Oh don’t spend on that when you can get something else for cheaper. Don’t devalue your standards because society wants you to be mediocre .. Instead work harder if you know you what you need. Work endlessly and stay positive. Most important be independently beautiful and spoil yourself always it’s only one life, make the most of it.
I just want to thank God for always being so amazing to me, especially in those moments that I felt lost and I thought I would have to give up. These are the moments that define us. When we are victorious to our own doubts, that is when we can say we have succeeded.