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!
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