Letter From Tomgirl

Not only did we enter a New Year, we entered a New Decade. I definitely had some wins in 2019 as well as some failures but I also learned a lot about myself. I am thankful for my wins, no matter how small of a win it was, it still counts as a victory for me. I am also thankful for my failures this year. The failures taught me what I need to go back to the drawing board and work on. I set goals for myself in 2019, I achieved some of the goals I set and because I am human and imperfect I didn’t achieve a lot of the goals I set. Most people won’t admit failure because they feel embarrassed or defeated but most people don’t realize that failure paves the way for success.

My 2019 wins were I networked with a lot of talented people in the fashion industry, many of them I met via social media. Networking is so important in any industry, especially the fashion industry. Another win for me was I was finally approved as an influencer for the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, something I have been working on for over a year and last but not least I started my own Personal Styling Service that includes, personal styling, virtual styling, closet organizing, wardrobe repurposing and wardrobe overhaul services.

Philly Fashion Week Launch Party
Revived Look Fashion Brunch

Now, let’s talk about my failures. The beginning of 2019 I started this blog and in my mind I thought it would be soooo easy but it wasn’t, it was hard and eventually I became overwhelmed and a part of me gave up. For a moment I gave up on the very thing I wanted the most and that I worked so hard for. For a moment I considered shutting my website down because I no longer felt motivated or inspired but something in me said you cannot do that, you can’t give up and I didn’t. In November, yes November is when I really started to feel inspired and motivated again about my website. I began to brainstorm and write down ideas in my notebook all the content I wanted to bring to the masses, the ideas flowed out of me and they haven’t stopped.

My 2nd obstacle was time management. I was not managing my time properly. I would say to myself everyday I’m going to carve out 2 hours tonight to work on content for my blog and it never happened, I got stuck in the rut of coming home, sitting down and not being productive. Combine poor time management with the lack of motivation and it is a recipe for disaster. Procrastination is one of the main killer of dreams, so I’ve decided no more procrastination. I want to be consistent and I’m off to a good start so far. I want to continue being consistent. Consistency is key and it goes hand and hand with time management. Being consistent is the key component to being successful and essential to creating and getting great content out to my readers.

I look forward to 2020 and all the goals I’ve set for myself, I’m excited, motivated and definitely looking forward to this New Year and New Decade. I have so much great content in store for you guys.

Happy New Year

Xoxo

Tomgirl

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