Change Your World!

November 14, 2016

Hey Lovies!

Recently I read an email entitled “How is someone’s life better because they crossed your path?”. It was part of a weekly newsletter that I receive from author, speaker & life strategist, Valorie Burton. I have been faithfully reading her newsletters every Sunday since I was a senior in college. However, this week’s lesson spoke to me in a different way and inspired todays blog post.

In the newsletter Valorie stated: “I remember winning honors and awards in my previous career field, yet feeling a deep dissatisfaction with my work. Because I was good at my profession, the people around me assumed I was happy and purposeful. But deep down, I knew something was off. Life can have all the external accolades of success, but if there is no purpose to what you are accomplishing, you’ll feel a black hole – an empty place in your soul that wants true fulfillment. That true fulfillment comes from knowing you are living on purpose.”

It was a stark reminder to me of my blog and how I felt when I first started writing. It was fun talking about fashion and the ways that things in New York City inspired my outfits, but I still felt like something wasn’t completely right. The response to the clothing was great, but it was expected because people are used to seeing nice outfits from women bloggers. I had to stop and ask myself “How am I making a difference in the blogging world?” and “Is someone’s life positively affected when they encounter my blog?” Those were the questions I never asked myself when I started blogging, but along the way became the questions that I felt needed to be a answered to help fill my void. After I prayed about it, was when God answered the question by changing my style and topics of writing.

My void may have come in the form of blogging, but yours may be in relationships, career, or friendship. Whatever the case may be, stop and realign your thoughts, and then ask yourself how you can positively affect others with the issue you’re dealing with. Pray about it and then take the necessary steps to bring about the change that you want to see in your life. YOU have the power to change your world!

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Beaded Top: Mahps Vintage – Brooklyn || Shorts : Express || Thigh High Socks : American Apparel || Brogues : Zara

Photographer : Zerline Alvarez

Makeup & Hair : Joli Beauty Bar


xo- Chrissy Joy

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  • brynncamilla96 November 14, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Great post! Love Valarie Burton! She spoke at a women’s conference at my church this summer. Also, that is a bomb leather jacket!

    • Chrissy Joy November 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      She’s the best! I haven’t been to any of her speaking engagements, but I hope to in the future!
      My jacket is actually a faux leather find from Forever 21!
      Thanks so much for the love! 🙂

  • diamondinthemakings November 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Love the outfit! What lipstick are you wearing? The colour looks amazing on you. Beautifully written words as well! “YOU have the power to change your world”, you’re so right and I sure hope I do (even if it’s something small) <3

    • Chrissy Joy November 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

      My lipstick is “Montenegro” by LipLand!

      And yes, you do have the power! It doesn’t matter how big or small it may seem, if you can positively impact even one person that makes a world of difference! 🙂

  • ninaperdido December 31, 2016 at 1:54 am

    And where have you been?😏 I have searching for a blog like this. Cool post.

    • Chrissy Joy January 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you! 🙂