First and foremost I want to thank God for blessing me with the chance to make it to another year because there were so many people who weren’t given the chance, so for that I am thankful. Next I want to say hey to the readers…HEYYYY!! To whoever’s out there in the cyber world reading this personal blog right now, I just want to thank you for checking my work out. I greatly appreciate you. Now I want to say what’s up to the year 2012….WHADDUP!!! It’s great to meet you and hopefully some great things will happen this year.
Now I REFLECT
Some of you may not know, but 2011 was a really tough year for me. From financial problems to family and personal issues it just seemed as if everything I did just went wrong. It felt like I couldn’t get a break, like I was destined for failure in all that I did and tried to do. I really felt like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. All that I was going through started to take a toll on my body, my soul, and my sanity. I was so lost in my mind and the world that I didn’t know which way I was going. One day i was content and the next day I was torn. I was in a world wind of depression. Things got so bad that I wasn’t eating and I lost about 20 pounds in a matter of 3 months, I was missing work, and crying almost everyday. I seriously felt alone like no one understood how I felt and what I was going through. I was really down in the pit. So deep that I honestly thought I would never get out, that things would never get better. But one day I started to pray. I prayed for guidance, sanity and healing of my mind, body and spirit. I prayed everyday. I began to see that me being down and depressed about the few bad things that were going on in my life wasn’t helping the situation it was just deepening the issues. I was getting nothing out of it, so I had to change my thought process. I changed the way I viewed the issues and problems that were going on in my life. I know its cliché, but instead of looking at my problems like a glass half empty, I looked at it as half full. I started to look towards my family and friends for support. They were able to provided me with words of encouragement, and hugs of happiness after I opened up and told them what I was going through, and I’m so glad that they were there for me during tough times. And most importantly I had GOD. He definitely showed me the way when I though there wasn’t one. He taught me how to live blessed and happy, he taught me how to not let the little things stress me out, and he also taught me how to move on. Although it was really a hard year for me, I can honestly say I learned a lot. I learned a lot about people and how they are and I learned a lot about myself. I learned that I am definitely a strong young woman and that I can handle any and everything that comes my way, and I hope that this positive thinking that I have incorporated into my life continues to evolve.
Although everything in my life isn’t perfect right now, (and it never will be because that’s how life is) things are getting better and I’m remaining strong and positive. My hope for this year is that I see nothing but progress, success and happiness. I also hope for my blog to finally take off this year! I have faith!! I have so many great things in the works right now that I can’t even control myself. I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’ve been working on. I have two new categories that I added to my roster which are “Styin On Em Spotlight” where every week I will put the spotlight on hot new designers/stylist in the DMV and surrounding area and also “Naeema In The City” where I will post on my outings to give you guys a closer look into my life. I also have a few “first time ever” opportunities that were given to me and can’t wait for you guys to know what they are! I’m also looking for new talent to feature, so if you guys know of hot new up and coming artist from all genres let me know. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also I’m looking for cool events to cover, you guys can also send emails to the address above. So I hope you guy’s stay and continue on this journey with BLAST CONTROL and me. I love and appreciate you. Lets make this year GREAT!!