Who would’ve thought that on July 11, 2019, my life would forever be changed, I literally saw my life flash before my eyes? As many of you know I was involved in a house fire almost 3 weeks ago, definitely a traumatizing experience – watch me explain everything here. Just imagine getting ready to start your month-long mommy vacation #HotGirlSummer and boom something happens that could have killed you. I and everything I had could have quite literally gone up in smoke and this is quite the haunting thought. What’s more shocking is how easy it can happen. Makes you think about the vulnerability of everything. I don’t know what I would have done if I’d lost the house in the fire. Friends of mine recently installed systems like Verisure in their homes which have smart smoke detectors which warn and wake occupants but also send alerts to their phones so, even if they’re not on the premises, they can arrange for action to be taken from wherever they are and, after my experience, I’m starting to consider doing the same. This experience was definitely an eye-opener and made me realize that I need to tighten up on all my adult responsibilities. God kept me around for a reason and I’m so thankful to be alive. Now I’m dealing with the aftermath – healing from 2nd-degree burns #burnsurvivor and playing catch up on work. Well, just how am I doing you many of you are asking, here’s a quick update.
I’m a single mom and entrepreneur so believe me when I say this hit hard. Being the sole provider for your family at times is very stressful but one thing I know for sure is that GOD has my back. I can’t over-stress myself and right now more than ever I need to focus on my physical and mental health. When it comes to my health right now my main focus is making sure I helping my body heal by eating the right foods and drinking lots of water. My mental/emotions are all over the place in which I’ve decided that it’s time to go back to Therapy. But in all, I’m handling things pretty good just taking it one day at a time and I keep reminding myself “I’m Alive.”
As stated above I’m the sole provider for my family meaning no outside help, just me taking care of my child and household. At times things do get hard but I’m truly blessed so I can’t complain. I’m happy to be back at work hustling like no other because of course, I have to play catch up for missing 3 weeks of work – you guys will be getting lots of content in the upcoming weeks (boxes are piled up in my living room). This experience showed me the one area I need to tighten up when it comes to work —> organization and creating a schedule, I’ll be chatting more on this later. I’m just happy to be getting back to work because momma has bills to pay and child to provide for.
If you watched my Vlogs you guys know I was just starting my month-long Mommy Vacation / #HotGirlSummer. To be honest there’s a reason it didn’t go as planned and I”m not going question it. This experience showed me who I could truly count on- my real support system. I thought I was a loner because of past disappointments and I feel the need to protect myself, which makes me feel like I’m alone. And to be honest I can’t do this life thing alone. This experience is showing that it’s ok to ask for help and to let others help me. I truly appreciate everyone for their support – from family to friends to followers. Everyone kept my spirit lifted during this hard time.
In all, I’m just happy to be alive and I’m looking at everything different. When it comes to adulting I have a few things I need to work out, in the upcoming weeks I’ll be sharing more with you guys because I know I’m not alone. Here’s to healing and back to hustling!!!! And major S/O to Torrid for these “Chic Pre-Fall finds” I was definitely in need of some comfy wear (since I’ll be in the house for a couple more weeks) and I was in of a couple of items to help me transition into fall flawlessly.
Shop these looks below.