Get The Hell Out Of Your Own Way!

in , , by Linda B Hurd, December 10, 2018
Give it to God and let it be. I thought about this saying before I went into this past week. I was stressed. I felt unfulfilled with my progress. I was being over critical of myself. Hell, I just couldn’t stop faulting myself for the smallest of things. All I knew was that things were going to turn around. I did not know how soon, but I knew within my spirit things were going to get better. 

This past Saturday I had spoken on a natural hair influencer and blogger panel. My husband and son came along for the hour and a half long drive to Gulfport, Mississippi. I was excited. I felt at ease. I prayed. My husband encouraged me. This was my first time doing an out of state appearance to speak.

In my heart, my mission was to touch someone with my story. To teach someone how far having the strength within yourself and your dreams can get you. I always shoot for my voice to be bigger than my hair in life. I’m too much of an outspoken black woman to hide behind my hair. I believe just as much time as it took to grow my hair I nurture my growth. 

Just last year being an influencer and speaker were just possibilities. As this year slowly wraps it those possibilities became who I am. I am my own brand. I sell my story before anything I touch. People have laughed and some still do. People have talked down on my growth. There are also people who still doubt my potential. I don’t base my growth or goals on what people think of me. If I did do that then I wouldn’t be where I am today. 

I would not have this joy within my spirit that the world did not give to me. I would not have so many people who love and believe in me. The opportunities that have come my way this year would have never happened the way that they did. I do not believe in luck. I believe in blessings. I believe in miracles. I believe in growth. 

At the Gulfport, Mississippi Fierce, Fly, and Fabulous natural hair affair I felt empowered. I have come a long way from getting my brand, name, and story out to the world. This event brought me closer to so many women from different area codes and backgrounds. I had to give myself a pep talk so I wouldn’t cry tears of joy out there. For real. Friend, I could have started thinking about the goodness of Jesus and balled out in tears. I’m just that kinda girl, okay. Judgment free zone over here. Overall, I’m trying to get off my own back. I am determined to keep moving forward. 

What about you? How have you been treating yourself lately? Have you been practicing self-care? Let me know in the comment box below if you want to spark some conversation. Don’t be shy.

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