Today, PHAT GIRL FRESH officially turns two!!! Yeah, I know that it is 4/20 and the stoners could care less but I am excited and I thank God for this amazing journey. The entire month of April I have been hosting contest and having guest bloggers in preparation for this very day while preparing for the actual anniversary event on May 2, 2015.
Although I have been writing since I was a girl, have wrote for many publications and started blogging years ago, PHAT GIRL FRESH and this anniversary is very important to me. In this two year time frame while rebuilding my life, I committed to living my dream. Starting the blog and the t-shirt line was one of the greatest leaps of faith i have ever taken. Now I know some people may say, “what is so hard about starting a blog?” Well when you are fresh off a battle with breast cancer, the doctors have diagnosed you with Keratoconus and are surrounded by naysayer, it is a huge leap. Lets not forget all of the technical struggles you can run into with a blog if you plan on getting it looking fancy. You have to think about a lot when starting a blog which can be a major headache if you are dealing with a life-threatening illness. I’ve heard web hosting providers like those that can be found at hostiserver.com make it easier but trust me it was hard. Since I am no stranger to the struggle, I know exactly how to meet and greet adversity; with a smile!!!
In these two years, I learned something vital about people and life that showed me who I didn’t want. I learned the hard way that people appreciate you more when they feel that you are beneath them. For years I helped people live their dreams, worked for free and set at the kidding table, the entire time I did this, they were comfortable. However, the moment I stepped out on my own, I became a problem. To them I was doing “the most” but to me, I was doing what God told me to do. Who knew that me minding my own business, doing me and wanting to help others would cause me to be talked about and disliked by so many people. What hurt was that some of these people I looked up to. However, even in the midst of the shade, doors being closed in my face and side eyes, I was appreciative. Those moments taught me what it really means to be PHAT(passionate, happy, appreciative and true).
PASSIONATE– I am passionate about helping other women and girls. I never want to be in possession of any thing that a woman or girl needs that I can’t share, especially knowledge.
HAPPY– I am happy with the woman I see in the mirror; I know that i am a good mother, daughter, friend and person. While me nor my life are perfect, I embrace wholeheartedly the woman that I am.
APPRECIATIVE– I appreciate for every moment that God has allowed me to have because I know it could have been different. I have lived through situations that could have left me dead physically or emotionally but I am still here. I thank God for my past, present and future, most of all I welcome His Will in my life no matter what that means.
TRUE– I am true to myself and others at all times. I make it a habit of being consistent with others because that is what I want in return. I am an open book and share what I can with other women because I want to see them fly. I know what it feels like to have your wings clipped and you feathers plucked and I never want to do that to someone else.
I am thankful that i have had the pleasure of connecting with so many women and that I have been able to be of service. It makes me happy to know that in creating this blog, I begin to build a brand that serves as a bridge, that connects women and girls that may not have ever known of one another the chance to do so. Moving forward, as I evolve, I will continue to stay true to what PHAT GIRL FRESH is all about while spreading and living the message that “QUEENS CONNECT, NOT COLLIDE!”