It’s been so long since I’ve sat down and actually had the time to reflect on myself and give my blog some content. I’d say a week in my life as a 22-year-old woman has passed by, but now it’s been two. Manifesting this year of my life is not only life changing but also the start of actually being the person I want to be. Some life advice for anyone reading this and myself would be to just keep on going. I know within the past year of my existence; it was a struggle to get through each day. The challenge of keeping up with school, maintaining relationships with friends and trying to not let loneliness get the best of me. I’ve been honoring myself by embracing the unknown. For someone so young, figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life is something of a many-layered puzzle. It’s hard. I’m growing to learn that in uncertainty, there is comfort in knowing you are open to endless possibilities.
Three years ago, whenever I started DIBBZONTHAT, I was slowly becoming obsessed with ideas for this blog and what was going on in the fashion industry. It started to consume me and at one point I only thought about what I was going to wear. I couldn’t even believe that I spent so much time caring about every minor detail of my life. During my year and a half hiatus, I realized all the things I had to do in order to be on the way to my dream life. Mark my words because I worked my last ever job in a retail store as a manager at Spirit Halloween last October and I will never be back. Over the past year I have been figuring out what I want to do for my potential career. Emphasis on the fact that I spent so much time just trying to figure out what I’m doing and what I need to do now. This type of mentality is definitely not for everyone; however, it just works best for me. Whenever I have a goal, I overthink all the outcomes in order to figure out what I can do to achieve my dream. Absolutely crazy, I know.
Reflecting on my 21st year of life, this was the year that really made me figure out where to begin. I worked multiple internships and started doing further research on what I was really passionate about and how I can set myself apart from others. I’ve taken a variety of training courses on LinkedIn and currently my profile is popping. Right now, I am currently working for Sally Beauty Holdings in the eCommerce department as an intern. I am enjoying it, certainly learning a lot. I am also working with Lela Orr who is the creative director of Ferrah and I am managing all her Google Analytics. Right now, I enjoy having so much freedom because I do work remotely. I’ve taken advantage of it for sure. This past year I went to over 30 concerts, traveled to 5 different states and went to 4 different music festivals. Sometimes having something to look forward to has really pushed me to keep going and to strive for greater purposes.
My updated goal in life right now is to live each day as if it’s the last. I don’t have any regrets, only haunting buyer’s remorse whenever I think about all the clothes I never purchased. I will be updating the site and started a new journey to post more on the DIBBZONTHAT Instagram page. This is something I am really passionate about and want to share my life journey through fashion and getting through mental health blocks. In the past, I was consumed with things that are not important to the greater future of me and I am pledging to end that cycle and only strive for a better version of myself. Thank you to everyone who has stuck around, this is the start of a new chapter for me and I am ready to share.
2 thoughts on “22 and Brand New”
You are on the journey of a lifetime. So proud of you
Sounds like you know what you want and you’re making them come true. A lot of people go through life not even knowing that, so hats off to you, and all the best with your journey!